You Should Know … Eric McCormick

Columbia resident Eric McCormick runs Critter’s Inflatable, which makes life jackets for our four-legged friends. His dad started the company eight years ago after getting a patent and turned the business over to his son last year. McCormick, 35, grew up in Bowie and Severna Park, attended Temple Solel in Bowie and became involved in… Read More

You Should Know: Randi Leshin

Randi Leshin, owner of the All About U! salon in Savage, has deep roots in Howard County. The 29-year-old Columbia native went to Graham Webb Academy, a cosmetology school in Arlington, after graduating from Atholton High School. Much of her extended family lives in Howard County. With nine years of experience as a stylist and… Read More

You Should Know: Ross Lewin

Ross Lewin uses photography to pursue both his professional and personal ambitions. The 27-year-old Columbia native abandoned a marketing career to follow his passion behind the camera. As a photographer, Lewin shoots portraits as well as sports teams. And he founded Cameras for Cancer, a non-profit that channels funds to research and pays cancer patients’… Read More

You Should Know: David Greisman

David Greisman, 34, is following a boxing writer’s dream. While the Columbia native continues his day job in media and communications, he is steadfastly honing his craft as a boxing writer. When you were growing up, did you want to be a sports writer? I liked all of the local teams, and I watched the… Read More

You Should Know … 3PM

Owings Mills natives Brennan Stark, 20, Scott Montgomery, 18, and Brandon Millman, 24, are doing big things on the music scene. Their band, 3PM, which they describe as “pop-punk … evolving into more of a pop rock sound,” started in 2012 playing small local shows, sometimes in front of no more than 20 people. Since… Read More

You Should Know … Elizabeth Unger

If only one word could be used to describe Elizabeth Unger, it would be “eclectic.” The 26-year-old globetrotter has set foot on all seven continents, studied biology and is enrolled in a food studies master’s program at New York University all while pursuing a passion for documentary production. She ties it all together with photography…. Read More

You Should Know … Celia Neustadt

From a young age, Celia Neustadt was aware of the stark differences between Baltimore City and Baltimore County. The 26-year-old was born and raised in Charles Village but went to Krieger Schechter Day School, giving her a unique perspective few people her age had. She attended Baltimore City College for high school, where she was… Read More

You Should Know … Jared Ciner

Jared Ciner, 26, has always been passionate about helping others. After attending the University of Maryland, where he studied psychology, he split his time between working at Jubilee, an organization that provides support for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, and working as a personal trainer. But he was yearning to connect his passions… Read More

You Should Know… Sara Berlin

Sara Berlin, 32, has a special place in her heart for children with special needs. A Marylander through and through, she grew up in Columbia and studied at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for her undergraduate degrees in psychology and early childhood education. She completed her master’s work in teaching severe and profound handicapped… Read More