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INHABITAT STAFF

KIMBERLY KELLER – Senior Content Manager

Kimberly Keller is the senior content manager for Inhabitat. Her passion for writing and website coding led her to leave a job in the film industry and pursue a career in online media. An accomplished journalist, she has worked abroad in Italy and has received awards from USC, CSUN, and A’Design Awards.

From building websites to writing and editing, Kimberly has worked on both sides of the web publishing world throughout her professional life. Through her work on Internet Brands’ websites, she focuses on creating a user experience that brings carefully researched news and features to readers across the globe.

Having grown up in an eco-conscious household, Kimberly believes in the importance of environmental initiatives and smart, eco-friendly design. In addition to helping the world move toward a more positive future, it’s also a way to be more creative and find solutions many would never have thought of.

In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys travelling, working on various DIY projects, and volunteering with local animal rescues and Habitat for Humanity. Her favorite article on Inhabitat is from the team’s coverage of Intel’s booth at CES 2019. AI-powered cameras are now used to alert authorities to poachers and save wildlife. She experienced the technology firsthand at CES and is impressed by how it’s evolved over the years to keep up with illegal activity.

ANGELA SABROWSKY – Junior Content Manager

Angela Sabrowsky is a junior content manager for Inhabitat. She got her start in the publication industry working on her high school newspaper in Redondo Beach, California, where she spent deadline nights designing page layouts and editing news stories. Following that initial exposure into journalism, she became the managing editor at her award-winning community college newspaper. It was there she met her husband, who beat her in a popularity contest to become editor-in-chief. (She may still be bitter about that.) 

Based in Los Angeles, Angela enjoys spending time on the West Coast with her family, whether it’s crabbing up north in Washington’s Puget Sound on the 4th of July (an annual tradition for the past 20 years) or camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Angela’s favorite article on Inhabitat is about the ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains of Eastern California because she’s actually visited this forest once while on a camping trip (thanks, mom and dad!). She thinks it’s crazy to realize these trees may be older than the Egyptian pyramids!

GRAE GLEASON – Editor

Grae Gleason is an editor of Inhabitat. They are a life-long writer with a history of newspaper and magazine work. With a background in journalism and interest in the future of sustainability, Grae approaches editing with a keen eye for style and grammar.

While earning their bachelor’s degree in communication and rhetoric from Syracuse University, Grae earned several awards for research writing, leadership, and scholastic achievement. They also served as editor-in-chief for the university’s LGBTQ magazine, The OutCrowd. During university, an interest in social equity led Grae to learn more about environmentalism and sustainability.

Though Grae is currently based in Los Angeles, they also enjoy revisiting their roots in the southern United States. Outside of editing for Inhabitat, Grae works on original writing projects and organizes charity zines. When not writing, Grae also enjoys creating art, exploring Los Angeles, and catching a show at Dynasty Typewriter.

Grae’s favorite article on Inhabitat is Inspiring Urban Farm Teaches Kids How to Grow Their Own Organic Food. “Introducing younger generations to healthy, sustainable practices has the potential to significantly improve quality of life for everyone. This article is a great example of how to invest in the country’s youth while also helping the environment.”

DELANEY TRAN – Editor

Delaney Tran is an editor of Inhabitat. At the age of one, during a Vietnamese tradition called thôi nôi, she chose the pencil as her future career. After watching the Korean drama “Pinocchio” in high school, she decided to pursue stories.

An award-winning journalist with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Cal State Long Beach, Delaney graduated magna cum laude in three years. During her time, she worked as editor-in-chief at DIG Magazine, a quarterly print release and daily online student-led publication that covers Long Beach lifestyle and community. She also had the honor of being lead editor for Afro-Latinx transgender female author Josslyn Glenn’s “She Rotates With Pluto,” a semi-autobiographical anthology.

In her self-care time, Delaney enjoys writing her novel (which she hopes to one day publish), trying to find the best ramen shop in Southern California, playing with her shih tzu dog Daisy and screaming at the occasional fictional characters on TV.

Delaney’s favorite article on Inhabitat is 12 Sustainable, Indigenous-Owned Brands to Support. As someone who loves small businesses owned by people of color, she enjoyed how the article spotlights Indigenous business owners who create environmentally-conscious products, raise awareness on Indigenous-centered issues and contribute to their community in various nonprofits.

ROBERT RICASA – Product Manager

Robert is the product manager for Inhabitat. He offers over 7 years of project management experience and over 5 years in product management roles. He is a Los Angeles native, born on Sunset Boulevard and has spent his entire life in the city. He has a degree focused on operations management from California State University, Los Angeles. 

Robert has a natural desire to understand how things work and operate. He likes to apply that knowledge to the user experience. He believes that developing the foundation of something will help create all of its features and functionality, helping every enhancement make sense and have a natural feel to the experience, instead of something that is just plug and play. It’s important to know as much as you can about something because knowing is half the battle.

He likes articles such as Save energy and money with these eco-friendly tips for winter. Being a Southern California resident, Robert knows it is important to make more conscious environmentally-friendly decisions. That includes everything from forgoing the use of plastic utensils and maintaining a drought friendly front yard, to purchasing a fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle. Any time he is offered a plastic bag, he politely declines and responds, “I want to save the environment a little bit.”

MARC CATALAN – Associate Project Manager

Marc is the associate project manager for Inhabitat. He was trained as a developer at California State University, Northridge where he earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science. As a frequently appointed team leader for class projects and group activities, Marc is used to managing tasks and hurdles while working with different kinds of people. He believes in solving problems from the root cause rather than providing a band-aid solution as well as making sure that quality is ensured over speeding through tasks. Moreover, Marc employs an empathetic approach to management, placing emphasis on people’s needs when deciding which and how issues are addressed. 

Marc loves spending time around nature and has been highly conscious of the changing global climate from a very young age. He believes that living a healthy life means in part coexisting with nature on a regular basis. One of his dreams is to live completely off the grid in a modest property by using technological advancements to efficiently gather natural resources such as rain and sunlight and use them to be able to live off his land. Until then though, he enjoys taking strolls and taking care of the many vegetable plants outside in his backyard. Marc enjoys articles such as “Scientists use bacteria to turn plastic waste into vanilla flavoring”, which exemplifies the possibilities of nature and technology working together to create purposeful, high-desired products while reducing waste.

DAVID THOMAS – Senior Web Developer

David Thomas is a senior web developer of Inhabitat. He started on Inhabitat in early 2012 as an intern, and has worked his way up to lead a small team of developers that maintains a small number of sites at Internet Brands. 

He has a true passion for technology and enjoys playing open world adventure games. In relation to site performance, David has his own personal website where he’s able to try out different technologies and techniques and see how they affect the site. Sometimes, those techniques and technologies end up being implemented on Inhabitat!

David’s favorite article on Inhabitat is about how to grow an avocado tree from an avocado pit because as an article with a lot of images, it’s great for testing. (Admittedly, even though he has seen this article over 300 times, he has never actually read the entire article.)

JASON PELMONT – Videographer

Jason Pelmont is Inhabitat’s videographer, with a degree in cinema and television arts from California State University, Northridge and a videography background that includes advertising work for firms in New York City and Los Angeles. He’s created content for large brands such as Target and Powerade ,as well as small educational films and public service videos for schools, public parks, and charitable organizations dedicated to protecting marine life.

He’s a recipient of the Martin Roth Memorial Screenwriting Award, was a member of the Inner City Filmmakers organization, and has multiple technical certifications in film editing. Other roles he’s filled as a filmmaker are assistant director on over a dozen feature films and television work for the Disney company.

As a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, water conservation, responsible food growing, and habitat protection for wild animals have all been important causes to him. His scouting career imparted an early appreciation for nature and sustainability. It also made it apparent that he’s not above eating insect protein! A lifetime as a frugal consumer has taught him the value of buying goods from companies that are ethical and environmentally responsible and the benefits of making your own items when possible.

Jason’s favorite Inhabitat feature is about using AI-powered cameras to track and catch poachers. It’s proof that even old, endemic problems can be solved in new and effective ways so long as people continue to invent. This is also a fantastic example of how artificial intelligence can be responsibly applied in ways that complement the goals of humankind, as opposed to becoming yet another threat to peaceful living.