Craig Kayser is the principal of the Kayser Pierce Literary Agency. Until recently, he was managing director of History Speaks, a firm specializing in the use of oral history techniques for company content-building and promotion. He has worked in the editorial departments of Departures, Interview, Golf & Travel and Harper’s Bazaar, and previously served as director of research with Gina Luria Walker & Associates, a firm providing research consulting on history and architectural history. He pursued his interest in urban history, urban design and urban affairs as a Fellow at the Municipal Art Society, and was guest editor of MAS’s The Livable City. An inveterate generalist, Craig studied architecture at the Cooper Union before receiving a BA in Philosophy from Columbia. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Emily Long is a graduate of Penn State University. She works with communications strategy teams and executes multi-platform marketing and media programs in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams. She is a photographer and a co-founder of Quarterlette, a Forbes top 10 site for millennial women. Emily is interested in volunteering her time and talent to nonprofit enterprises and businesses which contribute to positive social change, hence her involvement with The All-Weather Friend. She lives and works in Washington, DC.