The All-Weather Friend team, along with Mary...
...who earned her PhD and two additional advanced degrees from the University of Virginia. She has worked with people in many capacities: She began her career in education and has been a school administrator, serving as assistant to the Director of Guidance for a division of 43 elementary schools. She is the author of Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives and Between Jobs: Ten Ways to Help a Friend Who's Unemployed. Her work has been recognized in Virginia, where she lives, and in many national publications. Mary has taught graduate level psychology at James Madison University, where she also chaired a national accreditation task force, and has served as a program consultant for the University of Virginia's Department of Academic Affairs. Her op-eds and articles have appeared in the the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the Chicago Tribune, University of Virginia Alumni Magazine, Albemarle, The Virginia Horse Journal and others. Alzheimer's: A Crash Course for Friends and Relatives was chosen for inclusion in the 2015 Virginia Festival of the Book, and her work to create social opportunities for Alzheimer's patients and caregivers in her community was featured on the Charlottesville Newsplex series, Stephanie's Heroes. Visit Mary's website: www.marycail.com.
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.