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Home Stratosphere is a leading website covering everything about your home – interior design, architecture, furniture, appliances, gardening, recipes and more.

Meet our team…

John Goodman, Managing Editor

John Goodman finds the creative energy of journalism constantly inspiring. He has worked as a reporter, editor and designer in lifestyles journalism for more than 20 years. As arts and culture editor with Vancouver’s North Shore News newspaper he was part of an award-winning team that created thousands of stories over the past two decades.

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Rachel Presser

Writer

Rachel Presser is a crazy toad lady from the Bronx who was exiled to New Jersey, spending a significant chunk of her youth where all the hideous 1970s couch covers and avocado shag carpeting went to die.

Upon escaping the sea of brown and founding Sonic Toad Media, she decided to devote her time to writing from the fantastically-preserved Googie artifacts in LA and former speakeasies in Chicago, to forging new game worlds in the tea lounges of Taipei and Tokyo. She can be found at game jams, hardcore shows, vaporwave dance parties, and petting amphibians on a sensible corner loveseat.

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Savanna Lentz

Writer

Savanna Lentz hails from no place in particular. Having moved 30 times before the age of twenty, the constant change in environment has earned her expert status in all things homemaking. Whether it be interior painting and designing, baking, hosting charming dinner parties, or colour coating her collection of books, she is the cool kind of Stepford wife.

April Freeman Recipe creator, cook and writer

April Freeman

Recipe creator, cook and writer

April Freeman enjoys creating all kinds of recipes for her friends and family from her country kitchen in Middle Tennessee. She and her family raise beef cattle, chickens, and all sorts of fruits and veggies on their farm, and she specializes in featuring farm-fresh foods in the recipes that she creates and serves.

April says that her slogan is “Are you hungry?” and she feels that one way of showing love and connecting with others is to serve delicious favorite foods to others. Her favorite thing to cook is pies of all kinds.

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Liz McLellan

Writer

Liz McLellan is trained in critical theory and writing on art, architecture, design, and visual media, from her degree at McGill University. She has written for publications and worked as an editor and graphic designer. From a young age, she fell in love with interior design, and has been commissioned to renovate and style apartments to be put on the market.  In the other half of her time, she works as a silversmith, and reads about the history of design.

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Cairo Ferguson

Writer

Cairo is a Vancouver local, and from an early age learned about the importance of caring for the environment. This passion for sustainability trickled into her interest in gardening and creating a more sustainable and natural home. Cairo is a recipient of a Bachelor of Fine Arts, which impacted her eye for architecture and design, and developed a passion for decorative arts and design in the home. Cairo has a passion for the intersection of design and sustainability. 

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Graham Gammell

Writer

Graham is a ex-bartender turned freelance writer based out of Montreal, Canada.

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KC Morgan

Writer & Editor

KC Morgan has been a professional freelance writer since 2006. Over the last decade, KC has published thousands of articles and blog posts that have been read by millions. A DIYer in her free time, KC has written hundreds of how-tos, guides and tutorials for different DIY and improvement projects around the house.

KC’s articles have appeared in “Popular Mechanics,” and have been featured on Bob Vila’s website. KC has written in-depth DIY articles for Sears.com and Overstock.com, as well as dozens of other websites. When she’s not writing or DIYing, KC enjoys watching college basketball, playing with her cats and experimenting with new cupcake recipes. Follow KC on Twitter @KCMorganWrites.

Chris Hawton of Clark Pools

Chris Hawton

Writer

Chris Hawton has been the Senior Pool and Hot Tub Technician at Clark Pools and Spas Collingwood for the last 15 years. Recently he has become a proud co-owner looking to continue Clark Pools 20 year legacy in Collingwood. He is always happy to share his wealth of pool construction, pool or hot tub service knowledge. At HomeStratosphere read his tips on how to deal with common pool and hot tub problems.

Grace Scanlon

Grace Scanlon

Writer & Editor

Grace Scanlon is a Washington, D.C.-area native living in North Carolina. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has worked as a freelance writer since 2018. In her spare time, she loves reading books, writing, drawing, painting, singing, playing piano, walking her rescue mutt, and traveling with her husband. She attributes her love of beauty to a childhood often spent in the Smithsonian museums. Grace has fostered a longtime and ardent love for all things home design and decor, and would describe her personal decor style as transitional coastal.


Professional Partners

We also team up with industry-leading experts. Below you can learn more about the many professional partners we feature and work with…

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AWARDS

Over the years, Home Stratosphere has won awards and has been featured by many other leading publications. Here are a few of such honors…

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International Decorative Surfaces awarded Home Stratosphere the distinction of “Best Kitchen Design Blog” in 2019. Read all IDS awards here.

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OZBlinds included Home Stratosphere in its list of “Best Interior Design Blogs”. You can see the list here.


CONTACT US

You can reach us via the following email: info[at]homestratosphere.com
Mailing address:
Homestratosphere.com
#317-2151 Front St.
North Vancouver BC V7H 0B7
CANADA