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INHABITAT STAFF

JAMES KEATING – General Manager

James Keating is a general manager at Internet Brands working with several teams for businesses focused on improving your home, finding an apartment, finding a deal, or even landing a job.

Curious about the world and his environment, James was known as a kid to open up just about anything and then try to reassemble it, much to his parents’ distress as there were often leftover parts. To satisfy this curiosity, James pursued a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering at the University of Scranton. After working in sales and marketing and building a cache of a couple million frequent flyer miles working across Europe and Asia, he attended Fordham University for his MBA in marketing and corporate finance. After business school, James was a key member of the management team that successfully built, internationalized, and sold a shopping search engine called ShopWiki.

James has a passion for travel and has been to all seven continents, including Antarctica twice. While currently living in Los Angeles, he has a soft spot in his heart for New York City, which he called home for a decade and a half.

After learning about the decline of penguin populations, his favorite article on Inhabitat is about a recently discovered massive Adelie penguin colony, as it gives him hope about the future of those playful, flightless birds.

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!

PAIGE BENNETT – Editor

Paige Bennett is an editor of Inhabitat who is passionate about living sustainably. Since she was young, Paige excelled at writing and held a special interest in grammar. (She’s even read the AP Stylebook cover to cover!) This excitement led her to pursue a career in journalism.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and holds a certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She also specialized in sustainable agriculture while pursuing her undergraduate degree. During college, Paige interned for UpGrade Athens, an initiative to bring more solar energy to both her college town and her home state.

Aside from serving as an editor of Inhabitat, Paige also writes for EuroCheapo. Based in Los Angeles, Paige loves to explore her surroundings and go on spontaneous adventures. When she isn’t out and about, Paige also enjoys decorating her apartment, gardening on her balcony, enjoying a cup of coffee, and experimenting in the kitchen (with local, seasonal ingredients, of course!).

Paige’s favorite article on Inhabitat is 9 Sustainable Living Tips to Take from our Grandparents. “I actually pitched this idea in memory of my own grandma. I always remember her carrying pretty, intricate hankies around in her pocket instead of tissues and making her meals from scratch (her homemade noodles were a treasure!). I think it’s a beautiful reminder for us all to slow down and close the loop.”

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.”

MICHELLE HO – Web Project Manager

Michelle Ho is a web project manager for Inhabitat and is enthusiastic about the site’s resourceful articles that promote energy efficiency, sustainability, and environmentalism.

She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a double major in biochemistry and neuroscience. With her acumen for multitasking and attention to detail, she has translated her skills as a technical project manager. Michelle has a love for nature, which piques her interest in Inhabitat’s mission towards sustainability. One of her favorite articles on the site is about treehouses from around the world, which speaks to her childhood nostalgia of being immersed in nature.

KAREN KIM – Product Manager

Karen Kim is the product manager of Inhabitat, focusing on providing an interactive and engaging experience for the users. Karen graduated from University of California San Diego with a degree in cognitive science and a specialization in human-computer interaction. Her passion for psychology, technology, and design led her to study what it means to have human-centered design.?

Karen has recently been making more conscious environmentally-friendly decisions, and is inspired by a favorite article on Inhabitat about banning straws at restaurants. She thinks that even though these little things might not move the needle, it’s important for society to collectively take action to promote environmentalism.?

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.