Meet Our Editorial Team

We are military spouses. We are wives who sleep with the phone by our side in case our husbands get a few minutes to call from the front lines. We are trying to balance family, career and fill in for a spouse who can never be home as much as they wish they could be. No matter how much we love a job, or a community, we know we will have to move to the next duty station. We not only understand, we’re also here to cheer you on. Interested in becoming a contributor? Email: info@salutetospouses.com.

Allison Perkins
Editor
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Interests: Running (badly), Traveling, Scrapbooking, Attempting science projects with my kids (usually end up with something oozing and clogging the sink)
Allison Perkins has been writing about the military for publications around the globe since 1996. After graduating from Northeastern University she became the bureau chief in Taegu, South Korea, for Pacific Stars and Stripes. There, she traveled with troops as they trained throughout Asia. She later covered military news, among other topics, for the Greensboro News & Record and has written for several publications including The Boston Globe and Our State magazine. In 2005, she was embedded with North Carolina troops as they traveled to Iraq. Allison left the battlefield behind to write about military families with several web-based publications, including Operation Homefront Online. Allison, who is an Army wife, currently lives in Honolulu, HI, with her husband, an active duty soldier, and their four children.
Samantha Carroll
Contributor
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Interests: Running and Cooking
Samantha Carroll is a freelance writer and Army wife who frequently covers issues concerning military spouses and their families. Her articles have appeared in Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield’s The Frontline, as well as Operation Homefront Online and South Magazine. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and is currently going back to school to become a nurse. In addition to furthering her education, she is enjoying the “re-discovery” of her passion for writing. She and her husband and daughter are happy to be stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, back in their home state, Georgia. Samantha also enjoys running and cooking.
Brittany Casey
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Interests: Brittany enjoys researching and practicing natural and alternative health exercising, working with the local La Leche League chapter, scrapbooking, reading and organic and local cooking.
Brittany Casey has been married to her husband, a nuclear mechanic for the Navy, for four years. They have one daughter together and are expecting their second child any day. Brittany has written for several Florida newspapers and has worked as a fitness trainer at the University of Florida. You can follow the adventures of the stay-at-home mom on her blog site at www.brittsbeat.com
Ann Marie Dombrowski
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Interests: Running, working out and entertaining my boys
Ann Marie Dombrowski is a native of Buffalo, NY, and met her Marine husband at SUNY Fredonia 10 years ago. Ann Marie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has worked as a personal trainer and health and wellness coach. Ann Marie has been a Marine Corps spouse for five years and in that short time has PCS’d eight times, experienced two deployments, a multitude of trainings that left her home alone and the birth of two baby boys. Currently, Ann Marie is a stay-at-home mom and writes about the joys and difficulties of life on the homefront.
Kim Dority, M.L.S.
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Interests: Boogie-boarding, traveling to cool beach towns, organic gardening, reading British mysteries, and learning to play the drums.
Acclaimed Career Coach, Kim Dority is an information specialist, consultant, published author and adjunct professor at the University of Denver in Colorado. She has written extensively on career development for students and new graduates and is a frequent presenter, lecturer and panelist on career-related topics. Kim’s areas of expertise include professional branding, career transitions and career sustainability.
Kira Hooper
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Interests: Parenting and writing.
After spending nine years in the Navy as an active duty sailor, Kira Hooper now works full time as both a mom and student. Kira balances caring for her children, Kaiya, 7, and Xavier, 4 as she studies to earn her degree in registered nursing. Her husband is stationed at Port Hueneme, part of Naval Base Ventura County.
Pamela McBride
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Interests: Reading, Spa treatments, Travel, Walking
Pamela McBride has been personally, professionally and socially engaged in all aspects of military life for more than twenty years. She loves to share her myriad of experiences as a proud Army wife through her writing, speaking opportunities and everyday conversations. In past positions she has managed and conducted career transition counseling for service members, their adult family members and federal civilian employees and managed a job-training program for at-risk teens in a military community. Pamela is passionate about coaching people to use their talents, skills and abilities to get what they want. She is the creator of The Work-Life Diva Blog (http://pamelamcbride.net/blog) and author of two books: Work It, Girl! (http://pamelamcbride.net/workitgirl.htm) and The Mocha Manual to Military Life, (http://pamelamcbride.net/mochamanual.htm). Pamela currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, who will celebrate 22 years in the U.S. Army this year, and two children.
Kerry McGinley
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Interests: Family and writing.
Kerry McGinley is a freelance writer and independent communications consultant based in Colorado Springs, Colo. She's covered military family issues, public affairs, crime and other topics for a variety of media outlets. Her background includes TV, newspaper, magazine and online reporting
Jennifer See, MA
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Interests: Family, counseling, military issues, writing.
Jennifer L. See has worked as a freelance writer for the past 10 years and is passionate about military issues and how they pertain to families. She has written mostly for military publications and is the "Military Momma" blogger for the San Antonio Express-News. She graduated with a degree in Journalism from Michigan State University, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Counseling at The University of Texas-San Antonio. Jennifer is originally from Chicago and currently lives in San Antonio. She met her husband when he was an ROTC cadet at Michigan State University and since then, it's been five moves, two kids and one continuous military adventure.
Sandra Moyer
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Interests: Sandra considers herself a coffee addict, full-time student and a snooze button enthusiast.
Sandra Moyer served in the Army for seven years, during which she completed combat tours both in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, she is an Army wife and has endured an additional deployment, this time on the homefront. In the last five years the couple has also PCS’d three times. Sandra and her husband have three children and a baby due this year. You can follow her adventures at her blog site, http://contemplationsofanarmywife.blogspot.com

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