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W. Heyward Sims Design Editor

Minus a one year sojourn at the turn of the century residing in the 24153, W. Heyward Sims has been situated near or a stone’s throw away from the 29205 since 1981. His days are spent alongside Lauren and Will Mancke at the dynamic Northbound Design at 1202 Main, where the triumvirate is dedicated to making the web a sweeter place to surf. The nights of the last 12 years found Sims sashaying about under names such as Bolt, The Fastest Steed on Earth, Death Becomes Even the Maiden, and Parlour Tricks. He is currently writing and recording Pineapple Flex, his second effort as Devereaux, which is the follow-up recording to the Cacti Pace EP re-released in 2012 by Post Echo. Sims was lured into the Jasper coterie by the fringe benefits and the creative freedom. If he had to pick a theme song for himself, it might be “Disco Science” by Mirwais or The Pointer Sisters’ “Automatic.” He recently was wed to his bbs of five years, Amber Sipe, this past spring. The newly legal dyad currently live with Bowie and Weezy, their two precious cat babies.


Kristine Hartvigsen assistant Editor

Kristine Hartvigsen was born in San Francisco, CA. An Army brat for many years she found herself in Columbia after her father retired at Fort Jackson. She earned a BS degree in education from the University of SC and returned to USC to pursue a master’s in journalism. During that time, she began her professional career at The State and The Columbia Record newspapers in the mid-1980s. Her writing and editing have received multiple local ADDYs, as well as awards from the SC Press Association and the Carolinas Association of Business Communicators. She is the former editor of South Carolina Business, Northeast Columbia, and Lake Murray Columbia magazines. A two-time finalist in the SC Poetry Initiative’s Single Poem Contest, she is the author of To the Wren Nesting, published in 2012 by Muddy Ford Press. Kristine feels an actual printed arts magazine is a vital indicator of the broad talent and the quality of life in Columbia, both of which are critical to attracting business and new investment to the area. When she was a blonde, Kristine was mistaken for Hillary Clinton in a New York restaurant in 1996. She is the mother of a budding writer and artist, Colin Anderson, and lives in Irmo. If she were to adopt a theme song, it would be “Imagine” by John Lennon.

Robert B. Jolley, Jr., MD Publisher

Bob Jolley, aka Bier Doc, grew up in upstate SC and began his arts training reading Classics Illustrated Comics and playing E-flat trumpet in the James F. Byrnes High School Marching Band, of which he was president. A graduate of USC and the Medical University of SC, Bob completed a residency at Georgetown University in Washington, DC where he was chief resident, then returned to SC with his wife Cindi to start a family and a medical practice. A former chief of family practice at Baptist Medical Center, he switched specialties mid-way through his career from family practice to emergency medicine and now roves about the state practicing at various and sundry hospital emergency rooms. Have stethoscope. Will travel. The owner and publisher at Muddy Ford Press, Bob is devoted to promoting the literary arts in Columbia and providing a platform from which SC’s many fine writers can satisfy their publishing proclivities. Muddy Ford Press is the underwriter for Jasper Magazine. Bob often answers to the moniker Bier Doc because of his long-time affinity for brewing excellent, well-balanced beer and sharing it with the people he loves.

Jasper Magazine  

Vol. 002 No. 006