Kelley Atherton is the St. Louis Correspondent for Longneck and Thunderfoot (L&T). She has worked as a professional writer for the past 10 years, writing on a wide range of topics from business and politics to healthcare and education to arts and culture. She received multiple awards as a reporter and editor at a newspaper in California. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Webster University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Originally from Farmington, Mo., she now resides in South City.