Mike Ryan

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Alexander Wills

Alexander Wills recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Textile Merchandising and Design. With a passion for design and a constant fascination with how things work he continuously finds new hobbies such as: 3D modeling, fashion design and even flight simulation.


Jenny Currier

Jennifer Currier is a former English teacher and dolphin trainer, raised in the desert of Roswell, New Mexico. She often suffers from wanderlust and a constant hunger for gelato. Jennifer earned her graduate degree from Dartmouth College, where she studied creative writing and met her first Rhode Islander. It only took one coffee milk and a clam cake to convince her to return to The Ocean State. She maintains several odd jobs and blogs under the alias Queen Jenevere. She plans to keep traveling, writing, and promoting herself as “sometimes funny.”


Terry Shea

Motif theater editor Terry Shea caught our eye when he started the RI theater review website MoreTeeth (we see what you did there, Terry!). He started writing for Motif in 2012 and quickly became in indispensable part of our theater reviewer team, able to navigate the tricky world of local theater with grace, humor and enthusiasm. Terry co-produces our wildly popular annual theater awards, helping to lead everything from the selection of nominees and event performances to confirming that we do, indeed, have enough batteries for the mics. Since the 1980s, Terry has been active as an actor, sound designer, producer or director (or all of the above, depending on the production), most recently appearing onstage in Deathtrap at Barker Playhouse and in the Richard Griffin film Code Name: Dynastud. Terry also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greenwich Odeum and on the North Kingstown Arts Council, and is president of the newly formed West Bay Community Theater.

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Amadeus Finlay

Amadeus Finlay was born in Belfast, Ireland, and educated at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Putting his master’s in American history to good use, Finlay writes our political satire content, and covers current affairs in indigenous America. He also is a regular contributor to our video content, including AltFacts News and celebrity interviews.


Lauren Cloutier

Lauren Cloutier is a musician, business owner, writer, and innovator. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She frequently performs around the east coast with her band SILICA, and owns a tour booking, artist management, and event booking company called Artifex Entertainment. In her downtime, she enjoys going to the gym, biking, and hanging out with her family, girlfriend, and cats.