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Kelly Erikson

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  PAUL DAVIS 1816 Olde Homestead Ln. • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 291-6000 • www.PDR-PA.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/rgI7TmbXbmk"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/KellyErickson.mp3"] “I remember being on morphine and asking a doctor, ‘How rare am I? And he’s like, ‘You’re pretty rare.’ And I’m like, ‘No, really… how rare am I? You need to tell me.’ He’s ...

Ellen Smoll

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  HINKLE INSURANCE AGENCY INC. 600 Olde Hickory Road, Suite 200 • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 560-9733 • www.hinkleinsurance.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/mxasIbfFqfM"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/EllenSmoll.mp3"] “You don’t ever expect it to happen to you,” says Ellen Smoll, as she sits on the sofa in her Ephrata home. “Immediately, I jumped in the car and drove like ...

Connor Gilbertson

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  BOMBERGER’S 6555 Furnace Hills Pike • Lititz, PA 17543  (717) 626-3333 • www.bombergers.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/AEV2Zrprc7E"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ConnorGilbertson.mp3"] As far as kids go, Connor Gilbertson quite simply rocks. A student at Warwick’s John R. Bonfield Elementary School in Lititz, the dapper sixth grader (who loves to sport his signature bow-tie) has done more to ...

Theresa Fackler

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: SPA LA VIE 3031 Columbia Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 295-4523 • www.spalavielancaster.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/X-5vq8WchQM"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TheresaFackler.mp3"] “I was at the lowest point of where anybody should be, to the point where the only reason I stayed here on Earth is because of my daughter.” These harrowing words begin the phoenix-from-the-ashes tale ...

Sarah Salluzzo & Jonina Turzi

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  ALL STATE: MOYER INSURANCE 2819 A. Willow Street Pike North • Willow Street, PA 17584 (717) 464-1600 • www.allstate.com/frannmoyer [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/fkrNx5lDce0"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LancasterFarmSanctuary.mp3"] As they walk around the grounds of their home, stopping to tell stories about the colorful personalities of the animals who cross their path, it’s clear that Jonina Turzi and ...

Cody Smith

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  SALON ENSO 245 Centerville Road Suite 6 • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 435-9374 • www.salonenso.net [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/-zYjJ5pMyaQ"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CodySmith.mp3"] “I’m Lancaster proud... I’m hometown Lancaster proud,” beams Cody Smith. “I love what’s been going on in downtown Lancaster—the resurgence, all the art. Lancaster is an amazing place to live. I’m so proud that ...

Orlando Vega

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  ARGIRES MAROTTI 233 College Avenue, Suite 201 • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 358-0800 • www.argiresmarotti.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/PxCOjJkDbt8"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ReveloMag3Podcast-OrlandoVegaV2-0.mp3"] “I was a hopeless case. By all intents and purposes, I should either be doing life in prison, or I should’ve been dead a long time ago. But for some reason, I’m still here… ...

Malik Rhodes

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  GOOD SPIRITS 1741 Hempstead Road • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 371-4849 • www.goodspiritslancaster.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/c4byJukIKos"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MalikRhodes.mp3"] Malik Rhodes doesn’t like to be put into specific boxes. From childhood, the artist and musician has always felt… a little outside of normal descriptions. For starters, Malik identifies as non-binary: “When we’re growing up, we’re ...

Kim Gantz

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  LANCO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 349 West Roseville Road • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-7180 • www.lancofcu.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/o5TcL4C9KBM"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/KimGantz.mp3"] The night Kimberly Gantz’s husband Collins (nicknamed Boobie) came home after having ankle surgery, he had a dream that Kim won’t ever forget. It was lucid dreaming, she says. “He just kept saying ...

Christi Albert

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  THE FRIDGE 534 North Mulberry Street • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 490-6825 • www.beerfridgelancaster.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/G4_KIyDeHUw"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ChristiAlbert.mp3"] Light pours into the huge storefront windows on the corner of Shippen and New Streets in downtown Lancaster as Christi Albert sits behind what will be the checkout counter of her new holistic wellness shop, ...

Travis Oswald

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  ACUITY ADVISORS AND CPAS 454 New Holland Avenue, Suite 200 • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 239-5180 • www.acuitycpas.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/XXnNxzD7oYg"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TravisOswald.mp3"] “You wouldn’t know I had a mental illness if you met me,” says Travis Oswald, sitting at the dining room table in his Mt. Joy home. And he’s right. Personable, outgoing, ...

Jaimie Ames

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  RESTORE HYPER WELLNESS + CRYOTHERAPY 100 Rohrerstown Road Building 6, Suite A, • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 490-6211 • www.restorecryotherapy.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/dcgpjML6g7o"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JaimieAmes.mp3"] From the time she was 14 years old, Jaimie Ames knew she wanted to be in the military. She was hoping to end up in the CIA or FBI, ...

Michael Azzalina

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  HACC, CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike • Lancaster, PA 17602 1-800-ABC-HACC • www.hacc.edu [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/NTuupcbp6MU"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MichaelAzzalina.mp3"] For many people, teenage years are difficult. But as Michael Azzalina explains from behind his assistant principal’s desk at Price Elementary, his teenage years were literally life altering. Born into a large Italian ...

Sarah McCann

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor:  WOMB WITH A VIEW 3047 Columbia Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 394-4447 • www.wombwithaview.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/gbz8mhp8EnI"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/SarahMcCann.mp3"] “Essentially I was dying and didn’t know it,” says Sarah McCann, sitting under the pergola in the backyard of her gorgeous Quarryville home. Surrounded by protected farmland, a lake, a stream, a lounge area ...

Axel Diaz

REVELO ISSUE 03 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: UNIQUE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING 533 Janet Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 824-4361 • www.uniqueapparel.biz [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/dWa2xNgka4g"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AxelDiaz.mp3"] Sitting in a chair surrounded by his collection of model rockets, space shuttles, lunar landing capsules, and astronaut figurines, Axel Diaz’s face lights up as he talks about his passion for NASA and the ...

Drew Esbenshade & Elijah Morton

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: LANCO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 349 West Roseville Road • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-7180 • lancofcu.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/TJimP2CsHng"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ElijahMorton.mp3"] Sitting inside one of the studios at Morton’s Dance Center in Landisville, the bass from hip-hop music in an adjoining room pulses and booms, filling the air with energy. Studio owner Elijah Morton ...

Peaches Gehman

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: LANCASTER NEUROSCIENCE & SPINE ASSOCIATES 1671 Crooked Oak Drive • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-5331 • lancasterneuroscience.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/bTMedjfsCjI"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PeachesGehman.mp3"] On a Saturday morning in June of 2014, Peaches Gehman, then 59, planned to get up and go for a run. Having recently completed her first 5K, she decided to start training ...

Brett Clemmer

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: GREG ORTH’S SANDLER TRAINING 1175 Manheim Pike, Suite B • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 459-3445 • thincbox.sandler.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/YAhm_ygExSI"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/BrettClemmer.mp3"] If you ask him what the hardest part of living independently has been so far, Brett Clemmer is quick to respond with his infamous “fire drill” story. Laughing as he recounts the ...

Jimmy Phillips

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: ZIG’S BAKERY & CAFE 800 East Newport Road • Lititz, PA 17543 (717) 626-7981 • zigsbakery.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/s4kHqiRVwOE"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JimmyPhillips.mp3"] Chatting with Jimmy Phillips is like sitting in a history class with a teacher who’s been there. Remarkably spry for a 96-year-old, the memories he shares of his youth and service in World ...

Lucy Sarah

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: SALON ENSO 245 Centerville Road Suite 6 • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 435-9374 • salonenso.net [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/Ik6hxwIsOco"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LucySarah.mp3"] Lucy Sarah practically grew up on the back of a motorcycle. “My dad rode a Harley even before I was born, and my mom always rode with him. My sister and I used to ...

Thomas Valentine

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: THE ANDY ESBENSHADE TEAM Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 215 South Centerville Road • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 615-4874 • thelancastrian.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/4c-aSl4syYo"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TomValentine.mp3"] If you’ve ever walked around downtown Lancaster and noticed random painted rocks, abstract paintings, wall murals, or googly eyes in odd places, chances are you’ve seen the handiwork of local artist ...

Elena Padilla

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: EXCENTIA 1810 Rohrerstown Road • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 519-6740 • ourexcentia.org [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/F97qyNEUQo0"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ElenaPadilla.mp3"] Elena Padilla’s story is one that defies statistics and stereotypes. Growing up in Reading, she experienced what she calls a “pretty much normal” childhood living with her mom, dad, and grandmother. At age 12, her parents got ...

Randolph Hernandez

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: ITRAIN STUDIO 315 West James Street • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 496-9660 • theitrainstudio.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/LyeA9DsFOfg"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RandolphHernandez.mp3"] “Lancaster and Puerto Rico are the two places that I’ve always felt are home to me,” says Officer Randolph Hernandez, as he sits on a couch in his downtown Lancaster apartment. Born in the town ...

Jack Chance

REVELO ISSUE 02 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: TELLUS360 24 East King Street • Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 393-1660 • tellus360.com [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/PrZrWGub0Ic"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/JackChance.mp3"] Traveling is in Jack Chance’s blood. “My folks both had wanderlust and they traveled as much as they could and were into whatever new and adventurous activities they could get into, so I kind of learned ...

Scott Faithfull

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: Lanco Federal Credit Union 349 West Roseville Road • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-7180 • www.lancofcu.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GGCpTkj2Ko"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ScottFaithfull.mp3"] Scott Faithfull points to one of the many photographs spread out on his table. It shows a little girl clutching a Disney Princess backpack. Next to it sits another photograph of the same ...

Issa Rosario

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: Lancaster County Community Foundation 24 West King Street • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 397-1629 • www.lancfound.org [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avBKp1YlQpk"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/IssaRosario.mp3"] “Your mouth is always getting you in trouble, they say. Watch the attitude…” This is how Issa Rosario begins one of her autobiographical poems. At only 14 years old, she possesses a remarkable ...

Chris Caldwell

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: Lancaster Area Habitat For Humanity ReStore 155 Independence Court • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 293-0250 • www.lancasterlebanonhabitat.org [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnu_E_hWvTY"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ChrisCaldwell.mp3"] On any given day, someone stopping by The Common Wheel Community Bike Center in Lancaster might see a professional mechanic refurbishing a donated bike to be resold, a female customer purchasing a ...

Carissa Libhart

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: Spa La Vie 3031 Columbia Avenue • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 295-4523 • www.spalavielancaster.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVwl8EKUOW8"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CarissaLibhart.mp3"] “You have breast cancer.” Those words, dreaded by any woman, were especially shocking to Carissa Libhart of Lititz as she heard her family doctor pronounce them over the phone in the autumn of 2010. As ...

Tony Padilla

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: Lancaster Neuroscience & Spine Associates 1671 Crooked Oak Drive • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-5331 • www.lancasterneuroscience.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_KjcMfigU8"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/TonyPadilla.mp3"] Tony Padilla is eager to talk about his past. He wants to share the gritty details of his life with as many people as possible in the hopes that his story will ...

Elizabeth Courtright

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: MOR SMILES 245 Bloomfield Drive #211 • Lititz, PA 17543 (717) 961-5767 • www.morsmiles.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoF1OAwK13w"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ElizabethCourtright.mp3"] [vc_column width="2/3"]When describing her life before children, Wrightsville author Elizabeth Courtright readily admits that she and her husband lived an existence many would envy. “We had fun,” she laughs. “We didn’t really have any  responsibilities ...

Chris Whitcomb

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: Fast Signs 121 Centerville Road • Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 569-7606 • www.fastsigns.com [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_G5b8rG8Ho"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ChrisWhitcomb.mp3"] Chris Whitcomb vividly remembers the day in 2009 when his M1126 Stryker armored combat vehicle took a hit from a roadside bomb in Iraq. An infantry officer in the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 56th Stryker Brigade Combat ...

Pam Pautz

REVELO ISSUE 01 • Written by Brooke Carlock Miller Story Sponsor: RV’s Hair Graphics & Day Spa 395 East Roseville Road • Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-0431 • @Facebook [vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s4ydIO7TAA"] [audio mp3="http://revelomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PamPautz.mp3"] The worst part of Pam Pautz’s job is the referrals. They are sad, and they are constant. Pam serves as the executive director of the North Star Initiative, an organization created ...
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