Our unofficial mascot, Tuko. 

Our unofficial mascot, Tuko. 

The team behind Driftless is comprised of three friends who met during and after their college days at Indiana University Bloomington. With backgrounds in photography, fine art, graphic design, journalism and art management, they knew they could create something beautiful that people would want to hold onto well after its time. In 2014, Shelly and Leah began the Driftless journey with Issue 1. Two issues later, they were lucky enough to find Anna - the perfect addition to the team.

  From left to right:  Shelly Westerhausen, Leah Fithian and Anna Powell Teeter

From left to right:  Shelly Westerhausen, Leah Fithian and Anna Powell Teeter

By day, Shelly works for independent record label, Secretly Canadian, in Bloomington, Indiana. By night she runs the acclaimed Vegetarian 'Ventures food blog, posting delicious vegetarian recipes and delectable photos. After a bittersweet departure from buying and managing an independent boutique in Bloomington, Leah is now a freelance photo and production assistant in Chicago's commercial photography world. Anna is a photographer, videographer and storyteller based out of Bloomington. Someday we hope to focus entirely on our little magazine, although you could say we may always have a desire for too many projects going on at once ...

With a love for all things food, art and adventure related, the three continue to showcase what the Midwest has to offer throughout the pages of each issue. Please continue following along with us on this crazy journey. We would not be where we are today without the incredible support of our readers. 

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