Meet some of our contributors
Erik Schultz

Erik Schultz is the editor-in-chief for mf magazine. mf is a rad international, quarterly publication that blends the best in independent music, fashion, film and the arts in a revolutionary way. It’s not what you typically see on your local newsstand. mf pushes the boundaries of the magazine industry by providing thought provoking interviews with equal presence to both the well known and lesser known names of the groundbreaking, independent thinkers who will shape out future. He brings this diversity to the European Weekly in the form of artist profiles and currently he has been working on some video interview segments. This past Summer he finished a marathon session of interviews during the 2008 Bumbershoot festival. Erik currently lives in beautiful Portland, OR. Keep your eye out for more videos and features from erik. For more information on mf magazine, please visit or for your Myspacers, visit To view all of the video interviews erik has done for the European Weekly and mf magazine, visit


Taso Lagos
Taso Lagos teaches at the University of Washington in political communication. He occasionally contributes for the Seattle Times and even cleans his own bathroom. Amazing.
Kregg P.J. Jorgenson
Kregg P.J. Jorgenson is an author and writer who lives in the Seattle area and a frequent contributor to European Weekly.  He has written five books (Random House) on Vietnam, including one best seller. In addition, he has had short stories and poetry published in Literary magazines or freelanced to other publications. Jorgenson: "I love to travel and I love to write about traveling. Also, these days I'd rather write articles that make people grin or smile than write things that make them feel like hammering their doors shut."
DW Hamilton
DW Hamilton is a regular columnist for the European Weekly as “The American,” weighing in on a wide variety of Euro-American topics as a counterpart to Martina Law’s “The European.”  He also has written extensively for European Weekly’s home section.  DW enjoys exploring the nuances of social, political and cultural phenomena, and breaking it down in a way which is hopefully enlightening as well as amusing.  DW has also published in The Beacon Hill Times, The Capitol Hill Times, Twist Magazine, and Connexions magazine.

Steve McLaughlin
Steve McLaughlin founded Global Market Insights, with offices in Europe and the U.S., with his vision of giving clients two synergistic competencies: knowledge of the global marketplace and industry expertise in manufacturing, finance and information technology. Steve McLaughlin has over twelve years of international experience in three continents, having started
in executive search as a Beckett-Rogers Associate. Steve McLaughlin is a graduate of Rice University where he was student body president, and completed post-graduate studies in International Economics at the Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile. He is available for consultation and can be contacted directly by Email: or Phone: 352-26364921. Additional information is located on his website:

Claire Rood
Born and raised in Austria. Matura (Innsbruck); Nursing and Midwifery Diplomas (UK), career in thoracic, cardio-vascular, internal medicine, recovery room and intensive care as charge nurse and in supervisory positions (Lausanne, Montreal, San Francisco); Market research; Vast experience in museum visual arts research and touring; fluency in several languages; founder of "Art Literacy in World Languages" at Bellevue Art Museum; former trustee of BAM; Contributor of articles to the "Continental Reporter", the "Pazifische Rundschau" and its off-spring; networking connections with Austrian, Austrian-American and American groups and institutions; Awards from the Goethe Institute, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue Community College, Austrian-American Council, Austria Club of Washington.
Married, 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren







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