Creative Natives

Toledo is full of vibrant, inspiring individuals making a difference through their work and pastimes. From artists and musicians to activists and entrepreneurs, our Creative Natives section highlights those who add a most important element to a cultured community. We hope these profiles encourage participation, inspiration and collaboration within and around Toledo.

Carla Thomas

Photographer/Creative Director of CYT Images
July 14, 2020


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Additional Creative Natives


Sandra Rivers-Gill

Sandra Rivers-Gill
Poet, Performer, Playwright

Sven Olaf Nelson

Sven Olaf Nelson
Founder & Letterpress Enthusiast at Pineapple Press & Design

Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill
Artistic Director THE Modern Dance Co. & Freelance Writer

Joel Trzcinski

Joel Trzcinski
Co-founder, Manager and Drummer

Brittany Ford

Brittany Ford
Policy Analyst

Ellen Dziubek

Ellen Dziubek
Videographer and Portrait Photographer

Dez Lacuda

Dez Lacuda
Musical Artist

Alex Goetz

Alex Goetz
Wildlife Filmmaker and Photographer

Isabel Isaza

Isabel Isaza
Textile Designer and Art Educator

Joel Washing

Joel Washing
Sculptor

Daniel Mauk

Daniel Mauk
Portrait Artist


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