Michael Scowden is SmallBiz' new art director. A native of Ohio, Michael has been an art director in Manhattan for the past ten years, most recently at Men's Journal. He recently repaired to the "East Coast's best kept secret"—that is, northern New Jersey—with his wife, Sandy, and their young daughter, Hannah. Michael now divides his limited spare time between working on his house and teaching Hannah to curse like a sailor.
Eileen P. Gunn is a Brooklyn (N.Y.)-based writer and editor who has written about careers, entrepreneurs, personal finance, and consumer topics for a variety of publications, including the The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and Working Mother. Her book, Your Career Is An Extreme Sport, was published in October, 2006, by Adams Media. When she isn't writing, Eileen spends as much time as she can doing yoga and traveling with her husband. Her favorite destination so far: Bali.
Jonathan Barkat created both our cover illustration and the one featured in "Room to Grow." He is a photographer and illustrator whose work has appeared in a wide range of publications. Barkat received a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Rebecca, and their two daughters, Hannah and Stella, call Philadelphia home.