Please Welcome Mandy Edmonson to the Staff of the Rust Belt Chronicles!

If there is a special award for patience our latest staff addition would own that virtue!  We are always watching the area for good people with a positive attitude and skills that are bound by energy with a love for music.  When someone’s dream is to capture the artistry of the moment we’ve found patience to be one of the toughest obstacles.  Waiting for that special photograph, interview or musical moment is often what we do.

This young lady has the veracity, grit and stamina to blossom into a dominant force in our quest to bring you our ever-widening  adventures.  The fact that she understands what we represent, what we do and is excited, makes me smile as well!  The journey is about to take a wider approach at The Rust Belt Chronicles.  Our newest “Rockette” is ready to hit the North Coast in fine fashion and to say we are excited would be an understatement!

I want to personally thank her for “The Wait”.

Please welcome our newest staff member,  Mandy Edmonson!

My name is Mandy, I have a head for science and a heart for the arts.  My talents were discovered at the ripe young age of six, when mine was the only apple painted red amongst a sea of blues, greens and purples like the rest of my class.  Acrylic carefully ensured to stay within the circular shape envisioned within my young mind,  my love of the arts only expanded.

It was only a few short years after the apple phenomenon that a talent for music was discovered next.  Unable to read a note of music, I managed to teach myself musical masterpieces such as ‘Twinkle, Twinkle” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.  That was only the beginning to my music exploration, for it was not long before I had managed to teach myself the scores of Phantom of the Opera, simply by listening to the music over and over again until I figured it out.  It was then my parents saw that the potential in me and got me music lessons.  Frustrating at it was to break old habits of listening to music instead of reading it, eventually my teacher broke through my thick head and I was able to take what I had learned and put it towards the guitar and vocal interests.

It doesn’t stop there, however, painting and music was only the beginning!  When I reached high school I got involved with theater.  Performing both at my high school and several of the private all boy schools in the area, I got a taste for performing and that taste was addictive.  I kept with my new addiction all throughout college and even beyond, lending my acting direction and stage managing talents to various shows and theaters in the greater Cleveland area.

While striving to become the next big thing to hit the stage, I discovered another form of art that was entirely new to me, photography.  I took a few basic classes in college and that took me all the way across the great pond to Edinburgh, Scotland where I studied a semester aboard at Napier University.  Since then, I have found such joy peering through that little lens and discovering the hidden wonders of the world and the people in it.

From painting to music to theater and photography, I find ways to keep my head in the clouds where my creativity can run away with me.  There is no telling where I will find inspiration, but I am excited to see what can be discovered within this new and exciting chapter with the RPC team!


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Jim Carver About Jim Carver

Jim Carver is the President of The Rust Belt Chronicles.

In 2004, Jim graduated from North Central State College with a degree in Business Information Technology. Jim developed "Rock Lines" news report online in 2010.After a trial-run of The Rust Belt Chronicles in April of 2013, Jim decided to make his dream a reality in 2014 by re-launching The Rust Belt Chronicles.


  1. Herman Kline says:

    Welcome, Mandy!

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