Sara Mitchell is a native Nashvillian who has lived in Arkansas for nearly a decade. After receiving a master’s degree in professional and technical writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Sara became an adjunct instructor teaching writing at UA Little Rock and Hendrix College. She was a contributing writer for Soirée, and her work has appeared in Deep South Magazine and on Tales From the South. There is no place Sara would rather be than outdoors with her husband Jay and two young children. Rooted gave her the perfect opportunity to traipse through the mud exploring Arkansas and its many great residents.
Lacey Thacker is an author, editor, and all around investigator. Her interest in the intersection of personal and professional made writing about food and farming for Rooted a natural fit. Lacey has spent much time learning from farmers, chefs, and farmer’s market coordinators as editor of Arkansas Food and Farm magazine. Alongside her extensive involvement in the local food movement, she also holds a master’s degree in professional and technical writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Lacey is now drafting her next project, a book about family, aging, dying, and how we find our place in the world. Overall, her mission is to uphold the idea that a journalist’s job is to take the important and make it interesting, not to make the interesting seem important.