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Meet the Staff of A Primitive Place & Country Journal

Kristine is the founder and creator of A Primitive Place and is the owner, editor and publisher of A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine. She enjoys decorating, flower gardening, dirt track racing and classic cars. She has four children; Robert, Amy, Ashlyn, and Damon.
Kris is our Prim Project Coordinator for A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine.  She will be providing several crafting tutorials in each issue. Please visit  Kris' blog at www.simplyprim.blogspot.com for more inspiration!
Jeremy is the Assistant Editor and Contributing Writer for A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine. He will be writing feature articles. Jeremy loves the outdoors and his hobbies include hunting, fishing and painting. Check out his art page at  https://www.facebook.com/JeremyADossArt
Dan is the Senior Writer for A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine. He will be writing feature articles and more. He is an Elementary Special Education teacher in Southern Illinois. He enjoys antique shopping, decorating, and spending time with his family which includes three energetic Miniature Schnauzers.  

Karen Gerhart joined the APP staff as photographer in April, 2011. She will be scouting and photographing homes in New England, New York and surrounding area.
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Kristine Berg Doss
Dan Weaver
Senior Writer
Kris Thomas
Prim Project Coordinator
Jeremy A. Doss
Assistant Editor
Contributing Writer
Audrey Hanna

David T. Smith
Contributing Writer

David T. Smith joins our staff as contributing writer. David will be sharing his design skills and his knowledge of antiques and history with our readers. David devotes himself to reproducing American antique furniture reproductions; New England, Shaker and Pennsylvania-German styles through his business, The Workshops of David T. Smith. The fine museum quality furniture of The Workshops can be found in homes across the nation. His kitchens have been featured in numerous national magazines and publications, such as Early American Life, Country Living, and Country Sampler, to name a few. David also conducts seminars around the country sharing his design skills with those that are designing kitchens for their historic homes. You can find out more about The Workshops of David Smith at www.davidtsmith.com
Audrey will be marketing APP and will be in charge of our advertising dept. She will also assist at photoshoots and will be scouting homes for future issues.
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Linda Rudman
New England Scout
Linda Rudman is our scout for the New England area and will be looking for homes for future issues of A Primitive Place & Country Journal. 
Alex Pifer
Contributing Writer

Betsy Heck
Contributing Writer

Armed with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Betsy set out into the world to one day become the first female editor of Sports Illustrated. Living in St. Louis, however, magazine opportunities were few and far between and the world wide web had not yet become the you-can-work-from-anywhere force it is today. So Betsy embarked on what would become a 25+ years career in marketing/advertising. Today she’s thrilled to marry her first love, writing, with her passion for antiques (first as a buyer, then as a dealer) as she joins the team at A Primitive Place.
Alex is the owner of The Seraph in historic Sturbridge, MA and Ohio. She brings an extensive background in decorating and will debut her decorating column in our summer 2013 issue. 
Christopher Gurshin is a self-taught artist raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts where he developed a distinctive, well recognized style of painting Old New England. He currently lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut with his wife Janice. They reside in a 1740 cape next to the Old Cider Mill on Main Street. They welcome visitors and collectors to the gallery/studio post and beam barn. Please call ahead before visiting. For more info, visit www.christophergurshin.com.

Christopher Gurshin
Contributing Writer