Our Team

André Gallant is the founding editor of Crop Stories. His writing and photography have appeared in the Oxford American, Gravy, Modern Farmer, the Bitter Southerner, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others. His first book, The High Low Tide, will be published by the University of Georgia Press in 2018. He lives in Athens, Ga.

Keia Mastrianni, deputy editor, is a food writer, oral historian, and multimedia storyteller. Her work has appeared in the Local Palate, Food Republic, Charlotte Magazine, Edible Charlotte, Edible Asheville, and more. She is the copy editor for the Local Palate, and has conducted oral histories for the Southern Foodways Alliance. She lives in Shelby, N.C., with the farmer of her dreams.

Nicole Taylor, food editor, is the author of  "The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen." She has contributed to Heritage Radio Network, Civil Eats, First We Feast, Cherry Bombe, Amtrak, Gravy, Travel Noire and founded The Modern Travelers' Green Zine. Her debut cookbook has been featured in The New York Times, Ebony Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and New Republic. Taylor lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Kylie Sawhill is the chief designer of Crop Stories. A graduate of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, Kylie is a full-time designer living in Athens, Ga.