Authors and Translators: Staff Picks

Our Staff Picks this week hail from Austria, Spain, the foothills of Northern New Mexico and Texas. Three of our four Staff Picks are authors and the fourth is a translator and an interpreter.

First off is Krisstina Wise. Krisstina is the author of Falling For Money a book that empowers women to redefine their relationships with money and take control of their financial lives.


Hannes Treichl writes a blog on marketing and creativity and speaks on international business development. He is an advocate for upcycling, the process of converting old products and waste into new materials and products of higher quality.


Lucia Fedele lives in Barcelona, Spain and is a professional translator. Lucia believes in the power of great communication and works as an interpreter at conferences.

William Kemsley, Jr

Our final pick, William Kemsley Jr. or “BackpackerBill” is a lover of the outdoors and one of the early environmentalists. William founded Backpacker Magazine and has written several books including the Backpacker and Hiker’s Handbook.


Anna Lizaur is a Marketing Manager with She graduated from the University of Virginia. Anna is fluent in Spanish and can count to 100 in Chinese.