Meet the current HQ team!
DREY STONE (Kitchen Manager) — crystal wizard with a strong love for cats, capybaras, art & all things outside, show me your rocks!
Reading currently: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene
Book Recommendation: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Fave song to mop to: "Transgender" by Crystal Castles, "Rage" by Rico Nasty & "DHL" by Frank Ocean
SARAH GALLOWAY (Chef) — Migrated from out West to experience changing seasons. She loves exploring the city and finding the best produce and food it has to offer.
Reading currently: The Last House on Needless Street, by Catriona Ward
Book Recommendation: Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
Fave song to mop to: "Leavin' on Your Mind" by Patsy Cline
KATIE EVERETT (Chef) — Katie has a passion for learning and sharing knowledge, especially when it relates to her favorite vegetable (carrots!) or the night sky. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her snuggled up with her pup or in the garden.
Reading currently: Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung
Book Recommendation: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Fave song to mop to: "Drinkin' Dark Whiskey" by The Steeldrivers, or 90s house music
LUCY CABORN (Coffee & Cocktail Chef) — Local goblin who loves movies, bonfires, and their cat Napkin. Lol, I think that’s about it? Come say to hi to me and talk about books!
Reading currently: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Book Recommendation: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Fave song to mop to: "Funkytown" from Shrek!
NATHAN MCDOWELL (Operations Manager) is a writer from the Quad Cities and is grateful for how he was able to weasel his way into the Two Dollar Radio family and the mecca of Columbus, OH.
Reading currently: Under The Ivy: The Life and Music of Kate Bush by Graeme Thomson
Book Recommendation: Everything by Danez Smith and Kaveh Akbar
Fave song to mop to: New mop tracks are "Scatterbrain" by Conway the Machine, JID, and Ludacris and "Headshots (4r da Locals)" by Isaiah Rashad
ELIZA WOOD-OBENAUF (she/they) co-founded Two Dollar Radio and stays busy behind the HQ scenes by building the DIY furniture, tending to the plants, and managing the publishing side of things.
Reading currently: Virtuoso by Yelena Moskovich
Book Recommendation: All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman; all the Two Dollar Radio books!
ERIC OBENAUF (he/they) founded Two Dollar Radio (the press) with Eliza, and works as the Editorial Director. He was included in Publishers Weekly‘s "50 Under 40" list, spotlighting 50 individuals working in publishing under age 40 worth watching, and was one of five finalists in the magazine’s 2016 “Star Watch” program. At HQ, Eric stocks the books and chefs it up in the kitchen. He enjoys camping, hiking, reading outside with a beer or two like a gentleman, soaking in a hot tub, and dad jokes.
Reading currently: When Women Kill: Four Crimes Retold by Alia Trabucco Zeran, translated by Sophie Hughes
Book Recommendation: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor; Lakota America by Pekka Hämäläinen; Co-Machines: Mobile Disruptive Architecture by Dan Dorocic
Fave song to mop to: "Radical Businessman," by Japanther
BRETT GREGORY: HQ Co-Founder / Co-Owner
Reading currently: The latest Two Dollar Radio title
Book Recommendation: In The Distance by Hernan Diaz; On Lighthouses by Jazmina Barrera; American Harvest by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Fave song to mop to: "Two Step" by BRONCHO or "Soak Up The Sun" by Sheryl Crow or "Feel" by Ty Segall
MACEO (he/they) is the child of Eliza and Eric and reports to work at HQ after school every Monday.
Reading currently: The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Book Recommendation: March series by John Lewis
RIO (they/them) is the child of Eric and Eliza and has been helping us run Two Dollar Radio since toddlerhood. Rio is currently a weekend warrior in the kitchen, and hosted the Young Feminist bookclub.
Reading currently: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Book Recommendation: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
TOM KONITZER is gone but not forgotten.
Reading currently: I don't know, probably something political and depressing. JK LOL. Actually, I'm not kidding.
Book Recommendation: God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright; Berlin Nights, cause I went to Berlin once to visit my friend, Jordan.
Fave song to mop to: Let's be honest, he never really mopped.
FRANCES ORE-KELLY (Boss Chef - RETIRED) is a Columbus local with a passion for feeding the hungry vegan masses and looking good while doing so. With a knack for gardening and a constant need to learn, you can catch them in their home garden listening to podcasts or reading up on their next home project.