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About National Road Magazine

What is National Road Magazine?

West-Central Indiana (specifically the National Road Corridor from Terre Haute to Indianapolis) is the greatest place to live in the world.  Period.  National Road Magazine celebrates the artistic, musical, and cultural contributions which amazing and talented people bring to this part of the world.  Furthermore, as conscientious members of this society, we share our vision for the future of life here, and we make our stand when circumstances demand on the pressing issues affecting the quality of this life we share.

If you can’t find something amazing going on here in Greencastle–one of the most musically and artistically engaged small college towns in the country–then you’re only a day-trip away from Terre Haute, Bloomington, Lafayette, and Indianapolis.  Additionally, you’re only a weekend jaunt away from the likes of Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Louisville.  More accessible and affordable than either of the coasts, yet more interconnected and compressed than the South or the Great Plains, National Road Magazine is determined to stand as the cultural and social conscience of the Lower Great Lakes, sharing the stories of the intriguing and inspiring people who live here.

Writers and Editors

Donovan Wheeler-
Founder/Owner, Senior Writer, and Senior Editor-

Wheeler proudly teaches AP Literature and AP Language to some bright and lovably obnoxious kids in a small college town. He is the senior editor for the craft beer website Indiana on Tap, a contributor for both NUVO News and ISU’s STATE Magazine. Since putting in a pool he can now dive in head first (with goggles), and he has mostly stopped throwing golf clubs, but he still hates to fly.

Mark Wright-
Charter Member & Contributing Writer-

After almost 40 years teaching high school English—most of them at South Vermillion—Wright now teaches composition part time at ISU. A member of the Wabash Valley Musicians’ Hall of Fame, Wright and his Band—The Crowe Committee—have become a popular attraction in the Terre Haute music scene.

Patrick Barcus-
Charter Member & Contributing Writer-

Patrick Barcus holds an MFA from Butler University and teaches writing at Indiana State University. He’s the front-man for the local band, Saturday Shoes, and also happens to be one hell of a poet.

Christian Shuck-
Contributing Writer-

Christian Shuck is a Greencastle native and Hope College alumnus who works in higher education as a major gift officer. Besides his contributions here, he also writes for his own blog cmshuckstories.com.  He currently lives in Terre Haute

Jennifer Stevens-
Contributing Writer-

Jennifer Stevens is a Greencastle native and a DePauw University graduate. After earning her PhD from Purdue, she now teaches sociology at a Midwestern University.

Cory Huffman-
Contributing Writer-

Cory Huffman teaches English and social studies in Southern Indiana. Besides his penchant for good bands and music, he is also a writer for Indiana on Tap and an avid Cincinnati Bearcats fan.

Contributing Writers:

Dave Kyle–Riverside, California
Jennifer Perrin–Greencastle, Indiana
Rob Cleveland–St. Joseph, Michigan
Alison Howard–Greencastle, Indiana
Eric Cox–Knightstown, Indiana
Tim McLaughlin–Zionsville, Indiana

Advisory and Technical Support

Vincent Aguirre–IT Support, Business Advisor, Limited Partner

Aguirre is a DePauw University graduate who initially founded WynWay Technologies before breaking off to start his own company, Distinct Web Design.  A Chicago native who is now a Greencastle resident, Aguirre brings a strong technological background with a strong business mind and youthful entrepreneurial energy.


Caitlin Fogle

Eric Meyer

Drew Cooper

Tim McLaughlin

Rich Voorhees

Rick Phipps

Cheney Hagerup

Jessica Briones

Joshua Hayes

Anna Teeter

Ray Tarantino

Ashlee Pinney

Gabrielle Cheikh

Topher Cox

Additional Photography:

Kris Carter
Bruce Haley
Perrie Juran