Cincinnati USA Insiders

Meet our local authors and bloggers with the insider knowledge to help you get the most out of your trip to the Queen City!

  • Laura and David Arnold, Cincinnati Nomerati

    Laura and David Arnold

    Cincinnati Nomerati

    By day, Laura and David are a public relations pro and a director of web development. By night, they are Cincinnati Nomerati, the pair behind the local Cincinnati food blog, which has been active since 2009.

  • John David Back, Cincinnati USA Insider

    John David Back

    John David Back

    John enjoys loud and opinionated conversations, the arts, literature, a vague level of fitness, and as much coffee as possible.

  • Julie Brock

    Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network

    Julie is a proud resident and avid promoter of the Cincinnati region! From the breweries and local eateries to performing arts to professional sporting events, Julie loves experiencing all that the region offers.

  • Thadd Fiala, Cincinnati USA Insider

    Thadd Fiala


    Designer/photographer/blogger living in Northside and working in downtown Cincinnati.

  • Laura Hoevener, Adventures Around Cincinnati

    Laura Hoevener

    Adventures Around Cincinnati

    Laura Hoevener loves to encourage families to spend time together while discovering the many hidden treasures in Cincinnati. She recently released the second edition of the best-selling travel guide, Adventures Around Cincinnati, which she co-authored with Terri Weeks.

  • Heather Johnson, The Food Hussy

    Heather Johnson

    The Food Hussy

    Heather is the Food Hussy, and she knows her way around Cincinnati. She's your expert for restaurants, recipes and road trips. Heather is also the #1 blog on Zomato (formerly Urbanspoon) so be sure to check out all her great reviews!

  • Kelly Painter,

    Kelly Painter Kampsen

    Kelly Painter Kampsen is a local photographer and Photo Editor of, a website dedicated to showcasing the Cincinnati region's vibrant music community.

  • Crystal L. Kendrick

    Crystal L. Kendrick

    The Voice of Your Customer

    Crystal has been a resident of Cincinnati USA for most of her life. She enjoys the local arts, libraries, parks, sports, festivals and cultural events.

  • Emily Lloyd, Cincinnati USA Insider

    Emily Lloyd

    Emily loves exploring everything in Cincinnati USA. Her favorite things are the “Cincinnati in Motion” model at the Cincinnati Museum Center, eating at Pho Lang Thang in Findlay Market, and all of the free concerts during the summer.

  • Nedra McDaniel, Adventure Mom

    Nedra McDaniel

    Adventure Mom

    Nedra loves thrill rides, trying new restaurants, taking tours, art, being outside, coffee, and finding hidden gems in the area to explore with family and friends.

  • Courtney Phenicie,

    Courtney Phenicie

    Courtney Phenicie is a writer and Editor in Chief of, a local music resource dedicated to improving Cincinnati's vibrant music scene. If you can’t find her at the Famous Neon’s Unplugged with her dog, Matilda … check The Southgate House Revival or Casablanca in Northside.

  • Amber Potter

    Amber Potter

    Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network

    Amber was born and raised in the Cincinnati region. She loves hot dogs and beer at Cincinnati Reds games, riding the Banshee at Kings Island and trying out all the new restaurants around town.

  • Katie Scheper

    Katie Scheper

    The Little Things

    Katie and her husband, Michael, have four fabulous kids: Ella, Max, Sam and Henry. They enjoy exploring all of the nooks and crannies of our region, whether it be shopping at Findlay Market, walking through Devou Park, bike riding at the International Friendship Park, or grabbing donuts for breakfast at Holtman’s.

  • Terri Weeks, Adventures Around Cincinnati

    Terri Weeks

    Adventures Around Cincinnati

    Terri Weeks is a Cincinnati-based travel writer and one of the authors of Adventures Around Cincinnati, and loves to encourage people to explore interesting places both near and far.

  • Erin Woiteshek, A Bird and a Bean

    Erin Woiteshek

    A Bird and a Bean

    Erin was born and raised in Northern Kentucky. She loves her neighborhood and after moving away for almost 10 years, she came back home to raise her family.