Larry Wilkner is Lead Product Manager for the U.S. Government, Public Library and Schools markets at ProQuest. He oversees product management responsibilities for the eLibrary and CultureGrams product families. Starting as an editor with SIRS in 1996, Larry has been with ProQuest since 2003, serving in a number of editorial and publishing roles. He has an M.A. in Latin American History from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and taught for five years as an Adjunct Professor at Broward College. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with his wife. Larry’s interests include reading, playing board games and mulling over character and plot developments on the TV show Mad Men.
Gretchen Belnap is an Editor at CultureGrams. Prior to working at ProQuest, she worked as an Arabic instructor and curriculum developer. Gretchen has a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic from Brigham Young University, as well as a certificate in advanced Arabic language studies from the American University in Cairo. Gretchen has lived in Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, and Morocco, and has spent time in Lebanon. She has traveled through various parts of Europe, the United States and Canada. She enjoys being outdoors, running and hiking, in addition to reading, playing the piano, and listening to and reading about music.
Becky Beville is an Editor who works on the SIRS and eLibrary products. She has been with ProQuest for over 11 years. She has a BA in Psychology from Southern Illinois University, where she competed on the softball team. Becky lives in Safety Harbor, Florida with a Cocker Spaniel named Carmen; Luci, a Peekapoo; and an aquarium of African cichlids. She volunteers in the nursery at her church and enjoys reading, cooking, doing home improvement projects, and never misses a Chicago Bears football game.
Jenni Boyle is an Editor at CultureGrams and covers countries in South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. She earned a BA in Middle East Studies, with an emphasis in Arabic, from Brigham Young University. In 2010, Jenni interned for the Ministry of Social Development in Amman, Jordan, where she taught English to displaced Iraqi, Jordanian, Syrian, and Egyptian women. She later returned to Amman to study Arabic and eat mass amounts of shawarma. Jenni enjoys simulating Iron Chef challenges at home, watching the LA Clippers win, and drinking Dr. Pepper.
Kim Carpenter is a Content Editor at ProQuest who works on the SIRS and eLibrary products. She updates topics such as space exploration, climate change, and energy policy. Before joining ProQuest, she was the Copy Chief for American Media working on titles such as National Examiner, Globe, and National Enquirer specials. Her hobbies include antiquing and vintage shopping, rock and mineral collecting, and Japanese culture. She’s also an avid gamer.
Kip Clark is a Supervising Editor at CultureGrams. He has been with ProQuest for over 15 years. Prior to his employment with ProQuest, Kip worked as a writing and humanities instructor, editor, research assistant, furniture shipper, and flower presser. He has a BA and MA in English, with an emphasis on the literature of the American West. Kip has traveled throughout much of Western Europe, as well as to Kenya, Uganda, Canada, Israel, and Russia. His interests include cooking, reading, playing racquetball, and collecting spinning tops.
Ilana Cohen is an Editor at ProQuest focusing on the SIRS Discoverer product. She covers the History, Sports, People, Arts and Social Studies topics. She has been with ProQuest since 1997 and has a Master’s Degree in English from Florida Atlantic University. She enjoys reading, walking, concerts and taking advantage of living in sunny South Florida by frequenting local beaches.
Jeff Cutler joined SIRS Publishing, Inc., in 1993, covering sales and training for print and electronic resources to schools, public libraries, colleges, universities, and consortia. In 2003, he took the position of Account Developer at ProQuest, covering training for all ProQuest K-12 resources over a 12-state region in the western United States. Jeff currently works as a Sr. Account Developer/Trainer for 23 western states and western Canadian provinces, working with customers at school, district, region, state, and consortia levels. He also oversees the K-12 video training production project, and co-manages the ProQuest training team’s WebEx online (webinar) training service. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Utah State University. He resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kim Kobayashi is a Supervising Editor at ProQuest, working on the SIRS products. Kim’s background in history and graphic design has been useful to him over the 15 years he has worked at ProQuest. He also enjoys the opportunities his work provides him to keep abreast of current events and world affairs. Kim lives in Boynton Beach, Florida with his wife and two children and enjoys travel, Japanese culture and all things involving cars & auto racing.
Karen Lee is an Editor at CultureGrams. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in humanities (with an emphasis in art history) and a minor in editing. In addition to working at CultureGrams, Karen also researches and writes articles about American history, particularly military history. She enjoys reading, running, and fostering her addiction to Korean dramas.
Rachel Ligairi is an Editor at CultureGrams with responsibility over the Americas and most of Oceania. She also oversees the World Edition and CultureGrams multimedia. Before joining ProQuest, where she has worked for eight years, she graduated from Brigham Young University with an MA in contemporary American literature and a BA in English, with minors in political science and editing. Rachel speaks Spanish and has lived in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Spain in addition to traveling throughout Europe. She lives with her filmmaker husband and two children in Provo, Utah, where she enjoys running, snowboarding, reading, and watching entire seasons of TV shows at once on DVD.
Christie Riegelhaupt is a Supervising Editor at ProQuest and shares oversight of editors who work on Guided Research products that include SIRS, eLibrary, and CultureGrams. She posts regularly in social media and is a regular on Twitter as @christie_editor. She loves her job and has worked at ProQuest since 1999. Christie has a BS in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University with a minor in communication. Christie lives in Delray Beach, FL, where she enjoys walking, singing, reading, journaling, tv, movies, and church activities.
Jaclyn Rosansky is an Editor at ProQuest and is responsible for updates to SIRS Issues Researcher and eLibrary. She primarily seeks out articles that are appropriate for the K-12 market, and conducts research from both national and international publications to add to the database. Jaclyn joined the ProQuest team in July 2012, and has a B.A. in multimedia journalism from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She has worked for Broward-Palm Beach New Times, the Sun Sentinel and various college publications. Her hobbies include photography, music, creative writing and experimenting in the kitchen.
Amy Shaw is an Editor at ProQuest who covers history, religion, world affairs, and economics topics for the eLibrary and SIRS Researcher products. She has a B.A. in history from Florida Atlantic University and is the author of many talking picture books, including Who Wants to Be Friends with a Cactopus?, If Only My Tree Had Legs and A Beard Too Far. Amy lives in Boca Raton, Florida, and enjoys hiking, writing, and photography in her spare time.
Angie Thompson is an Editor for CultureGrams where she oversees the Kids, States, and Provinces editions. Before joining ProQuest, she graduated from Brigham Young University with an MA in Victorian literature and a BS in Human Development. Angie has lived all over the United States as well as in England and Italy. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa and now makes her home in Utah with her photographer husband and three children. Angie is an avid reader and maintains a book review website specializing in contemporary, young adult, and speculative fiction titles. She also enjoys both playing and teaching the piano and geeking out over the occasional BBC miniseries.
Jeff Wyman is an Editor at ProQuest who works on the SIRS and eLibrary products. He joined ProQuest in March 2013. He has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with concentrations in English and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a Master of Arts in Writing and Literature from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. His favorite days are spent writing poetry, reading, day-dreaming, running, and being outdoors.