Our Contributors

At Erraticus we believe that art, culture, and ideas matter as much as they develop emotional intelligence, and empower individuals to live well. Our contributors write to engage with people who have a growth mentality, inspiring them to thrive and nurture emotional intelligence in their communities.

Interested in writing for Erraticus? Learn about our submission process and guidelines. We publish non-fiction articles which take an abstract idea, cultural phenomenon, or new technology, and enlighten readers about the subject while delivering a germ of practical wisdom. Ideas shouldn’t merely be ‘interesting.’

Caitlin Grimes

Caitlin is a photographer, educator, and communication professional. She enjoys writing about rhetoric, history, and philosophy, placing particular significance on human-beings as story-telling animals. She has been published in numerous outlets, both local and national, as well as in a number of academic journals. She currently resides in Raleigh, NC with her dog Marvel.

Daniel Winchester

Daniel "Winch" Winchester is a "young professional" working in the non-profit world in Washington, DC. He spends his days developing educational materials on classical liberalism and his nights listening to good music with good friends. His passions include Judaism, Dave Matthews Band, and political philosophy.

Heather Cazad

Heather is the director of communications and conference planner at Character.org, an education nonprofit in DC. She has served as guest editor for the Journal of Character Education, editor for the Schools of Character Magazine, and manuscript screener in fiction and nonfiction for Autumn House Press. She writes about art, music, and film with regard to how they shape culture. She likes animals and comics and believes people have the capacity to accomplish amazing things.

Jeffrey Howard

Jeffrey is the founder and editor in chief of Erraticus, as well as an educator and former mental health professional. He writes about psychology, religion, and history, emphasizing the roles mythology and narrative play in how we create meaningful lives. He has been published by Valuewalk and the Foundation for Economic Education, and resides in Cascadia.

Joshua R. H. Parsons

Joshua is a peregrine thinker. He has worked in technology and innovation policy at a D.C.-based think tank. Beyond studying economics, urban planning, and violence, he spends time exploring avant-garde and postmodern film and literature, as well as country and jazz guitar. Currently, he resides in Denver, CO.

Kelley Altizer

Kelley works in management for Amazon and enjoys writing about film, literature, and technology, researching their effects on our daily lives. In her spare time, she loves composing and recording music with her husband, and writing creative fiction.
Michael Meade

Michael Meade

Michael is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn't End, and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul.

Nicole Carloni

Nicole is a public health professional who specializes in global health and infectious disease. Her other interests are wide-ranging and include theoretical physics, history and feminism. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking and discussing politics with friends.
Paul Gambill

Paul Gambill

Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Nori, a carbon removal marketplace. In 2015, he established the first community dedicated to carbon removal called Carbon Removal Seattle. He has 6 years of experience in managing mobile and web application projects for clients including Nike, Showtime, Target, and Starbucks, and has shipped well over a dozen different apps to the public. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Arizona State University, and his Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University.

Sloane Shearman

Sloane lives in Arlington, Virginia, where she manages academic marketing at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics. Prior to moving to the Washington, D.C. area she studied biological anthropology at Penn State and served as a counselor on a crisis and basic needs hotline. Her interests include starting a renaissance and taking long walks by herself.