Trending stories with heart.

We specialize in sharing heartwarming, informative media about the incredible people in our communities, as well as featuring expert contributors who highlight the best our region has to offer. We’re on a personal mission to create a space where everyone is included and we can celebrate the beauty, excitement, and diversity which is at the heart of our culture in the Northwest.

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Women-driven, inclusive media that trends.

Melissa Berry, Director of Digital Content

Melissa has lived in the Pacific Northwest for eight years, primarily in Spokane, Washington. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Melissa also lived in Denver, Colorado for two years. A freelance travel writer and podcaster, Melissa co-hosts the popular and award-winning podcast, Trending Northwest. Melissa has been featured in Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine, Spokane Talks, and the Inlander. A proud Gonzaga graduate, she always gets her hopes up come NCAA tournament time. We’ll win the whole thing one day! You can follow along with her adventures at @everydayspokane on Instagram and on Facebook.

Erin Peterson, Editor-in-Chief

Erin Peterson grew up in Post Falls, Idaho and became a professionally certified educator – earning the Provost’s Award for academic achievement and community service from Lewis-Clark State College. Now she is an award-winning local influencer, podcaster and digital strategy educator with a passion for equity and inclusion. Erin has been published and featured in a wide variety of local publications including the Spokesman Review, The Inlander, and has served as an editor at Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine. If you want to learn more about how she is making an impact right here in the Northwest, give her a follow on Instagram at @trending.northwest or Trending Northwest on Facebook.

Christine Burns, Account Manager – Contributor

Christine earned her degree from Eastern Washington University with a major in Business Marketing, a minor in Visual Communication Design, and a professional certificate in User Experience Design. She brings 10+ of experience in social media marketing and marketing management to the team.

After receiving her degree, Christine went on to market for the 4th largest jewelry company on Etsy. Afterward, Christine became the Content Director at the award-winning BLUE541, part of the Hagadone Corporation.

Hailey Keller, Copy Editor – Content Creator


A journalistic writer with an empathic soul, Hailey likes to (loudly) speak the truth and make sure everyone has a seat at the proverbial table. When not fervently championing the success of all those around her, Hailey likes to visit the Gaiser Conservatory within Manito Park, spend hours on Etsy and consume sugary treats.

Her time working at Eastern Washington University solidified her passion of advocating for those unable to advocate for themselves and establishing connections with people around the community interested in doing the same.

Megan Rowe, Editor-at-Large

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Megan Rowe took her first job in journalism at age fifteen and has been in love with storytelling ever since. She moved to the Inland Northwest to attend Eastern Washington University’s MFA in creative writing program, where she received her degree in fiction writing. An award-winning journalist, she values stories that aren’t often told, told by people who don’t often tell them. At the Spokesman-Review, she was a copy editor, wires editor, and reporter. She was the managing editor for Willow Springs Magazine, and the editor-in-chief at Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine. She lives in Spokane with her two boys, two cats, border collie, and three chickens. She loves roller skating, aerial arts, and reading.