Our new Quad Cities Insider Blog is comprised of local experts with personal perspectives on what makes the Quad Cities area marvelous! Whether you’re looking for family activities, seeking the local art scene, finding outdoor bliss, hunting the local flavor or nightlife, the Quad Cities Insider Blog will show you a cool variety of things to see and do.
Over the next week you’ll see posts from all five of our blogging team.
Kim Woodward is a wife, mom, and freelance writer living with her husband and son in a barn in rural Geneseo, Illinois. A notorious dabbler and DIYer, she shares her projects and adventures at NewlyWoodwards.com, and contributes to QuadCityMomsBlog.com. A native of the Quad Cities, she loves setting out on local adventures and discovering hidden gems in the area. She’s always on the lookout for the best live music, family-friendly activities, and cup of coffee.
As a life-long resident of the Quad Cities, Deborah Doehler is a multi-media artist who explores jewelry, painting, pottery, drawing, collage, and computer generated design including Photoshop. She has recently retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years as an award-winning graphic designer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. She also has her own design and studio company. You’ll also find Deborah serving on the board at Quad City Arts, doing marketing for Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts, and volunteering for MidCoast events.
Dave “The Shef” Sheffield is an international keynote speaker and author on the topics of motivation, leadership, and sales. He is an avid kayaking, mountain biking, and trail running enthusiast. He lives in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, and also loves cooking, playing guitar, photography, and spending time with his son, Alex.
Deborah Davis, otherwise known as QCAlegirl, was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, where she currently resides. A self-proclaimed craft beer fanatic, she spends her days either working at a local nano-brewery or researching and writing for her blog, qcalegirl.com. While she’s not traveling around the Midwest in search of new experiences, she also enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
As a life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy Williams is an Elementary Education major working on Reading, Social Studies, and ESL/ELL endorsements at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. She loves traveling, cooking, working with kids, education, and putting a pen to paper. She also works part-time at a local learning center and have been a published writer from a very young age; writing for the Dispatch-Argus newspaper since she was fifteen.