If you’ve stayed tuned to RMNB over the summer, you know that in addition to a new, mobile-friendly design, we’ve added a whole bunch of new writers to the team — six, to be exact.
With the season getting started this week, we wanted to officially introduce the newest contributors, many of whom you’ve probably seen in the comments or already writing great content about the Caps elsewhere. They’ll join the returning RMNB crew of writers, photographers, artists, and translators you’ve come to know and love/tolerate.
I am Chris Cerullo, I literally just turned 21 years old on Tuesday, am a senior marketing major at Catholic University in DC and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. I write about hockey because it’s the first sport that I really fell in love with and the Capitals have been “my” team since my parents took the baby version of me to games at the Caps Centre in Landover. My life revolves around sports and I have that same love that I do for hockey, for baseball and soccer as well. My favorite TV shows are Game of Thrones, The First 48, Big Brother and Survivor and I secretly listen to gaming and dungeons and dragons podcasts. All about indie and punk rock, country and some rap on the weekends.
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Hey, guys! I’m Victoria, a 20 year old junior at James Madison University studying journalism with a minor in nonprofit and environmental studies. I grew up in Lorton, Virginia, which means my parents raised me as a DC sports fan. To their disappointment, though, I didn’t begin avidly watching hockey until halfway through my freshman year, when I found out the guy I was crushing on also liked hockey. (He reads this blog, too, so hi! You most likely know who you are.) I fell in love with the sport quickly, though, and I can’t imagine life without it. I also can’t imagine life without summer hikes, white mochas from Starbucks, music festivals, and bear cubs.
You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram, where I post posed candids and cry over young Leonardo DiCaprio. Thanks for being so welcoming toward me, and I’m looking forward to continue writing for RMNB throughout the season!
Hey, I’m Elyse. I grew up in Northern Virginia, attended school at George Mason University and got a degree in anthropology with a double minor in IT and Biology. I work full-time as a digital news editor for the American Anthropological Association. I like outdoorsy activities, koalas, red wine and bourbon, Meg Ryan movies, museums, and eating a lot of breakfast food.
I grew up a DC sports fan so I’m conditioned to take my sports with a small amount of cynicism. It began with football, then basketball and finally hockey. I’ve been a Caps fan for about ten years and my incessant tweeting got Peter to DM me and begin writing. You can find me on twitter complaining about everything or you can find my face on instagram.
Hi! I’m Margaret. I’m a sophomore Economics major and Korean minor at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am regularly booed for wearing anything red or purple. Speaking of which–I didn’t grow up watching any sports. Naturally, I discovered hockey while channel surfing…and landing on a Caps game. I don’t remember who their opponent was, or which team won, but there was a pretty cool fight. I’ve since grown to love every aspect of the game, fancystats included.
Writing is a passion of mine, and I love that I can combine it with my favorite sport here at RMNB. When I’m not doing hockey things, I like to cook and discover new foods. Korean and Japanese are my two favorite cuisines. I’m also a big opera fan. Feel free to follow me on Twitter and Instagram–I promise I don’t post endless food or cat pics. 파이팅!
Hello. I am Spenser Smallwood. I enjoy cold weather sports, cold weather fashion and cold weather temperatures. I grew up a big Caps fan as my father and grandfather were original Capitals season ticket holders. As a DC area native, I also call myself a fan of the Redskins, Nationals and Wizards. Screw the Dodgers!
As the lore goes, I may have walked on skates before in shoes, but either way, my hockey career began at birth. It ended about 21 years later unceremoniously on an August morn, but many of my childhood memories were made in a hockey rink whether Capital Centre, USAir Arena, MCI Center, Verizon Center or Fort Dupont Ice Rink. Follow me on Twitter if you want to hear what I have to say. Unfortunately, I am not much of a grammer.
Hi! I’m Nathan. I like to dig in and write about the analytical side of things, but I’ll still resort to screaming obscenities and throwing beer at the TV during Caps games. I’m 29 and from Arlington and currently live in DC. I root for all DC teams – but really the only sport I care about is hockey. I’ve never #playedthegame but I grew up in a hockey-loving family and idolized Kolzig, and after a period of college-related indifference became utterly obsessed with the Caps when I moved back to DC in 2010. Since then I’ve also been a high school chemistry teacher and now a policy researcher.
Day-to-day I live and breath rock climbing, but I’ll spend hours talking with you about music, movies, Formula 1, skateboarding, science, or really pretty much whatever. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram (more active on the latter, where I mostly post weekend climbing adventures), or say hi to me if you see me at Earth Treks wearing a screaming eagle jersey or cat tank top.
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