Stephanie started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil steady. At her alma mater, Washington College - a small liberal arts school in Chestertown is renown for its writing program, she studied English and Creative Writing was fortunate to be named winner of the 2001 Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate literary award in the country. Her inspiration to start Salt Water Media evolved from her love of writing and her own experiences with publishing her novel, Crossings.
Patty began taking things apart and putting them back together (successfully!) when she was about three years old. Her trend towards math and science and all things geek continued into adulthood.
Originally from New York, Patty attended the University of Delaware and liked the area so much that she decided to stay. She has an extensive background in computers with expertise in Apple products.
Patty is an Apple Certified Associate and a Certified iCracked Technician.
Jeff Smith has been working with computers since the days of the Apple IIe. He moved into the Macintosh world in the year of George Orwell and has been proudly ensconced in them ever since. He spent more than a decade as a systems administrator at Rockefeller University in New York City where he dipped his toe into the world of server management, database design, and hardware repair.
Jeff hails from Texas and New Mexico, but came to the Eastern Shore in 2013 where he enjoys writing, running, acting, and, most importantly, playing dad to two adorable kids. His novel, Mesabi Pioneers, was published in 2014.
Unlike Patty, Jeff doesn’t discriminate against the Android world. All phones break, and everyone deserves a place to have them repaired. From Macs to PCs, from iPhones to Samsungs and almost everything in between.
Andrew Heller is both a natural director and a natural blond. Whether he is managing actors on a stage or keeping our office on task and orderly, he knows how to get things done, and generally with a warm smile and fun socks. As a published author, Andrew is the perfect face to meet new authors and answer all their questions and help guide them through the Salt Water Media process. His other skills include fixing beverages, back up security when Lima just can’t be bothered, and lifting heavy things.
His passion for the arts and for writing is absolutely infectious. And his laugh is unforgettable.
Lima The Bean
Lima (as in Lima, Peru) was technically hired to handle office security but her inability to resist treats and belly rubs renders her essentially ineffective at this job. Most days, you can find her snoozing away on a plush, memory foam, queen-sized doggie bed or waiting by the front door for a good offer or squirrel to come along.