Amanda Blake Soule / Editor
Amanda Blake Soule is the author of The Creative Family, Handmade Home, and The Rhythm of Family, all published by Roost Books. She and her husband Steve live in the foothills of Western Maine with their five children where they work together to bring back to life a 200 year old farmhouse and homestead. In their days, they strive to live simply, close to the earth, and each other. She blogs at
Jason Miller / Publisher
Jason is new to the publishing world, but is always up for the challenge of learning something new, be it postal regulations, magazine design or subscription management. When not laying out the magazine, he can be found with his family in the "Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont where they homestead five sandy acres, milk a cow, raise chickens and try to figure out what it all means.
Marcia Jaquith / Copy Editor
A former teacher and environmental educator, Marcia has deep roots in Vermont, currently living near Lake Champlain. As a parent, Marcia immersed herself in Waldorf education and has supported her teen-aged daughter in unschooling. When not finding comma errors, ambiguous antecedents and related wordsmithing, she volunteers to help launch a national environmental education initiative. 
Ted Blood / Advisor
Ted is the owner (with his wife Susan) of Nova Natural Toys & Crafts. As his children have gotten older, he has found himself drawn away from toys to issues of self-sufficiency and sustainability. He generously provides financial assistance and support to Taproot so that it can grow, flourish, and become a force for change in the world.