Cultural Quarterly
Spring 2008
Volume XXI, Number 2
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  Leon M. Rubin
Stephanie Krulik
Holly Strawbridge
Helene Foster
  Susan F. Davis“Suzi”
  Bill Moskin
  Samantha Rojas


Leon Rubin
Leon M. Rubin

After nearly 17 years in South Florida, Leon M. Rubin escaped to the North Georgia mountains in 2006 with his wife, Suzi.  He is grateful that, after spending a dozen years as a writer and editor for Cultural Quarterly, he can continue to be involved with the publication.  Leon is president of The Rubin Communications Group and has been working with arts and cultural organizations as a writer and public relations consultant for more than three decades – going all the way back to his days as Arts Editor of The Lantern, the student newspaper at The Ohio State University.

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Stephanie Krulik
Stephanie Krulik

Stephanie Krulik is a widely published writer specializing in the arts, personality profiles, health issues and thoroughbred horse racing. Currently working on a non-fiction memoir about two German born, south Florida Holocaust survivors, she gives voice to issues of survival. Her work can be found in numerous newspapers and magazines including, The Cultural Quarterly; Watercolor Magic; American String Teacher; Journal of the Florida Medical Association and The Florida Horse.  She is listed in Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets. Her post graduate courses include seminars in journalism, non-fiction and fiction writing. She is a member of a south Florida based professional writers’ critique group. Stephanie is married to her husband, Gary, a retired Orthopedic Surgeon and is the proud grandmother of Sydney (8) and Joshua (4) Krulik.

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Holly Strawbridge

Holly Strawbridge
Holly Strawbridge is a freelance writer living in Oakland Park. She specializes in health and medicine, but enjoys writing about the arts. In college, Holly considered majoring in fine art, but fell in love with art history, which made her a very popular foreign travel companion! In her spare time, she sings with the Master Chorale of South Florida.

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Helene Foster
Helene Foster

Helene Foster is honored to write for Cultural Quarterly.  Her articles have been featured in Cultural Quarterly for nearly a decade as well as in a variety of national and local publications. She loves the arts, especially dance, and has worked in many venues as a theater writer, dance instructor and publicist for non-profits organizations in South Florida. Helene is a freelance writer living in Parkland with her husband Michael and their sons, Evan, 7 and Jacob, 4.

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Susan Davis
Susan F. Davis“Suzi”

Suzi is a baby-boomer who loves Elvis, John Wayne, and all Ben and Jerry ice cream.  She is an avid Gator fan and former long-time resident of Gainesville, Florida.  For 32 years, Suzi was a teacher of theatre and a director of plays on the high school level.  Her love affair with the arts is an ongoing one.  She is the proud parent of a daughter majoring in education at UF, and an equally proud step-parent of two sons.  Currently, she is retired from education and lives happily on a mountain in North Georgia with her husband, precious pup Patch, and precocious cat Princess Margaret.

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Bill Moskin
Bill Moskin

Based in Bainbridge Island, Washington, Bill Moskin is an arts planning consultant and trainer with extensive national experience in organizational planning, cultural tourism and community cultural planning.  He is best known for providing advice and assistance in identifying and addressing trends affecting the arts community.  Mr. Moskin has been active in the field for over 35 years, serving on numerous local, statewide and national boards and committees.  He recently completed his twentieth year as Principal of Bill Moskin & Associates.

Mr. Moskin has authored/coauthored numerous nationally distributed publications.  These include Exploring America Through Its Culture, commissioned by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities for the 1995 White House Conference on Travel and Tourism, and Americans for the Arts Monographs: From Stability to Flexibility and The Arts in Transition: Preparing for a Sustainable Future.

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Samantha Rojas
Samantha Rojas

Samantha Rojas joined the Cultural Division in February 2002. She holds a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto in Canada, and has seven years business, marketing, promotional and budgeting experience with Estee Lauder Cosmetics, Canada. As a freelance writer for Swan Communications, Inc. she has written professionally for the last six years, and writes the copy for all Cultural Division publications. She has published articles and profiles on the arts and culture in Broward County for the fine arts magazine, Cultural Quarterly and Go Riverwalk Magazine. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Samantha lived in Toronto for 12 years before making Fort Lauderdale her home.

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