ABOUT TSG CLEVELAND & AKRON EDITORS JULIE MILLER AND ERIN LESLIE:

Julie Miller has long been an advocate for local, small businesses. A nearly life-long resident of northeastern Ohio, she has a passion for finding hidden gems and sharing what she loves. Since 2000, Julie has been a local small business owner herself; her travel agency focuses on connecting travelers with local culture, and her travels have allowed her to discover and support small businesses worldwide, which is truly a passion. As co-editor of The Scout Guide Cleveland & Akron, she looks forward to putting that same passion into finding hidden gems, highlighting businesses and people, and sharing them with locals and visitors alike.

A love of paper and design has always guided Erin Leslie’s career. The owner of Paper Mill Studio, a wedding, invitation, stationery, and gift studio in Akron, Erin is also a graphic designer, and becoming the co-editor of The Scout Guide Cleveland & Akron seemed like an obvious and exciting next step. She is a champion for small businesses and loves learning about fun, new, and eclectic places. Erin is excited to get back out on photo shoots and help small businesses thrive.


JULIE AND ERIN’S THREE FAVORITE REASONS TO VISIT THE CLEVELAND AND AKRON AREA:

  1. To see the “Emerald Necklace.” “The lush greenery of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has over 32,000 acres that span Cleveland and Akron.”
  2. The attractions on Lake Erie. “Head out to the lakefront to rock out at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”
  3. The culinary gems. “Eat your way through the ethnic food scene—one of the best in the country!”

WORDS JULIE AND ERIN LIVE BY:

Julie: “Believe it can be done.”

Erin: “If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” —Maya Angelou