RWW Soundings

Fall 2018

Soundings Staff


Nathaniel Youmans

Editor (Class of 2020)

Nathaniel Youmans graduated from PLU in 2014 with a BA in English Literature and minors in Psychology and Hispanic Studies. When he’s not exploring caves he writes poetry, works with hawks and falcons, and serves as a museum educator in Spokane.


Hannah Comerford

Contributing Writer (Class of 2019)

Hannah Comerford is a writer, editor, and photographer. She graduated from PLU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in Publishing & Printing Arts and Latin. In 2018 she was a short-term Scholar-in-Residence at The C.S. Lewis Study Centre at the Kilns in Oxford, England. She currently lives with her husband in Puyallup, WA.


Abriel Newton

Assistant Editor (Class of 2021)

Abriel Newton graduated from Susquehanna University with a BA in Creative Writing and Religious Studies. She writes obituaries for the local newspaper, writes poetry, and makes coffee in a cafe. She lives in Amish country Pennsylvania, with her partner and son, in a two-hundred-year-old building that was a restaurant, a music college, and a hotel.


Sydney Elliott

Managing Editor (Class of 2015)

Sydney Elliott graduated from RWW in 2015. She is a full-time English instructor at Tillamook Bay Community College and lives on the Oregon coast. She is the editor of the Community College Humanities Review and serves as the Community College Humanities Association's National Publications Director. Sydney is also a surfer, yoga instructor, self-defense teacher, and singer in a jazz trio.


Garrett Brooks

Creative Director (PLU 2014)

Garrett Brooks graduated in 2014 from PLU’s School of Arts and Communication (SOAC), where he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. He has served as Soundings' webmaster since 2014, as its visual designer chiefly since 2016, and as RWW's Creative Director since 2018. Living in Olympia, WA, he works globally as a freelance graphic and web designer, and is also a traditional artist, photographer, and avid reader of eclectic books.