Beate Johns - beate
Beate grew up in Germany but has lived in New York, Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Florida, Ohio and now Oklahoma since moving to the states. We like to think she's on the lam; Beate blames it on her husband's Air Force career.

In the early days of Splitcoast we didn't get much email (there weren't a lot of us here!). But we did hear from Beate, with frequent requests to add new gallery categories. That's because she's very prolific (as you might be cluing into if you've ever checked out her blog). Beate became our first team member, and today she authors many of the fabulous tutorials in the Resources section as well as helping to produce the Weekly Inkling newsletter.