WALTER the magazine was named after Sir Walter Raleigh the man, the intriguing individual our city claims as its namesake. He was, among other things, a writer, poet and explorer—and we channel those qualities in our pages.
WALTER believes in stunning photography and elevated prose. We believe in celebrating the folks who make the Triangle an amazing place to live, work and play. In our magazine, website and social media, you’ll learn about our leaders and do-ers, artists and athletes, innovators and old-timers. You’ll get a glimpse into unique spaces and be inspired to explore our parks, museums, restaurants and stores. You may laugh when a local personality shares his insights, or cry when you witness your neighbors helping neighbors. Above all, WALTER wants to share all that’s good in our community.
Interested in working with WALTER? Learn about opportunities here.
Ayn-Monique Klahre joined WALTER as editor in 2018. A semi-recent transplant to Raleigh, she grew up mostly in Virginia (with stints overseas with her military family), graduated from Princeton and got a certificate in publishing from Columbia Journalism School. She spent over a decade in New York City, editing and writing for publications including Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, Woman’s Day and The New York Times. She loves sunrise jogs, oat milk lattes and exploring the Triangle with her husband and daughters. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative director Laura Wall won her first art competition at age six and has led her life in search of creative pursuits. She has always lived in the deep South—Georgia, North Carolina… and the southeast of the United Kingdom. Laura is a classically trained graphic designer and has created and launched numerous nationally award-winning magazines prior to joining WALTER in 2017. She enjoys working in the community as a board member and volunteer. Contact her at email@example.com.
Addie Ladner, a writer originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, joined WALTER as associate editor in March of 2020. She graduated from Spring Hill College with a degree in Integrated Communications where she received the Autry D. Greer Media Service Award for excellence in public relations and journalism. At WALTER, she writes and edits WALTER’s online stories, runs the social media channels and works to unearth the untold stories of this city. She’s just as content spending time in her kitchen or garden as she is finding a new camping spot or art exhibit to explore with her husband and three little
hooligans girls. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie Nickens joined the WALTER sales team full-time in July 2017 after decades with The News & Observer. She has over 26 years of advertising and marketing experience and has worked with WALTER since the very first issue. Julie has a bachelor’s degree from Salem College. She and her husband have two children in college; they are enjoying the empty nest life and spending as much time as possible in Morehead City. Contact her at email@example.com.
Cristina Hurley joined WALTER in 2014, where she serves as an account executive. She has been in the advertising industry for over ten years. She is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business marketing. She is an active volunteer within the community and in her spare time enjoys traveling the world with her husband. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kait Gorman has been a part of the WALTER team since 2016 as an event coordinator and account executive. She was born and raised in New York where she obtained a bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz. After a few years living in NYC, she headed abroad, but eventually made her way to Raleigh and couldn’t be happier. In her spare time, Kait enjoys eating her way through the Triangle and figuring out what beach she can head to next. Contact her at email@example.com.