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Dr. Karen Croftcheck
President / Editor in Chief
Oprelle’s President, Dr. Karen Croftcheck, is a simple girl from a small town who discovered the incredible power of words and has dedicated her life to inspiring others. Dr. Kare’s credentials include a Ph.D. in IML from Robert Morris University, extensive recognition as a teacher, an author, and an influencer….and a proven track record of inspiring young adults to create from the soul. Contact Dr. Kare at Kare@oprelle.com
Creative Consultant/ Assistant Editor
In addition to being a singer/songwriter/camp counselor/paranormal investigator/dungeon master/model, Maren Krizner is an award-winning short story writer, poet, and playwright. She is currently studying Psychology and English Writing Studies through the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Contact Maren at Marenkrizner@gmail.com
Assistant Editor/ Consultant
Gabby Kolencik is a Juris Doctor Candidate at Duquesne University School of Law. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in English-Writing at Duquesne, and has always had a passion of language. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and working on her own poetry writing. Contact Gabby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art and Public Relations Consultant
Allie is talented artist, empath, and naturalist who enjoys traveling. Her travels thus far have carried her all across the United States, and she aspires to extend her travels and blog across the globe. Allie seems to have a natural knack for all people and art that greatly promotes Oprelle, and we are hoping that she continues her interest here.
Team Coach and Artistic Director
Jenna is an award winning artist, animal rights proponent, and lover of our planet. She is currently studying Psychology at the University of Boulder, Colorado. Jenna not only keeps us all in check, but also helps to illustrate books in our Oprelle Kids Imprint. We are so happy that have Jenna’s steady in a chaotic world.
Oprelle Kids’ Ambassador
Oprelle Publications proudly introduces our children’s division, Oprelle Kids. Oprelle Kids will feature Arya, who is 3 ½ years old. Arya loves anything to do with pink, music, nature, and of course books! In Arya’s corner, she will help Oprelle Kids to showcase new and upcoming authors. Arya has a vivid imagination and a unique perspective which she is excited to use to become our youngest book ambassador. We are thrilled to welcome you to the Oprelle family, Arya!
Branding, Web Design, IT
Frank has designed websites since 2012. He is not only talented as a web designer, brand developer, and illustrator – but also as an artist. Frank is a sought- after country singer/songwriter with a chart top-100 hit, Heart Broke.
Lead Contributing Editor
Brooke Suddeth attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in English with a literary studies concentration. She has previously worked for an alternative magazine and an esteemed literary agency. She is constantly reading books of all genres and working on her own fiction writing, but when she takes a break she’s playing chess, going to the beach, fishing or snowboarding. Contact Brooke at email@example.com.