Jake McDonnell – Founder & Author
Born in the Charm City and raised in York, Pennsylvania, Jake McDonnell grew up a Baltimore sports fan. Now a junior at Bloomsburg University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, McDonnell has his sights set on covering the teams that he grew up watching. In his freshman year of college, McDonnell started his own sports blog and eventually decided to create something bigger, and Charm City Bird Watch was born.
At Bloomsburg University, McDonnell serves as a student assistant in the sports information office, covering the Huskies. He has also gained experience working as a volunteer for the 2016 Army Navy Game and the Lancaster Barnstormers, an independent-league baseball team located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Currently, McDonnell is the sports editor and a staff writer for BuNow and a member of the Bloomsburg local chapter of the National Broadcasting Society. He also covers sports for The Voice, Bloomsburg University’s student-run newspaper, and he has done sports talk shows for WBUQ, the university’s student-run radio station.
Nolan McGraw – Author
Nolan McGraw is currently a junior at Shippensburg University, studying journalism with an English minor. In addition to his studies, Nolan is the assistant web editor for The Slate, Shippensburg University’s student-run newspaper, where he also covers sports.
Nolan and Jake have known each other since elementary school and always shared a love for the Ravens and Orioles. Daily lunch table discussions about both teams have evolved into Charm City Bird Watch.
Tyler Feeser – Author
Tyler Feeser was born and raised in Hanover, Pennsylvania and grew up a huge fan of the Ravens and Orioles. Feeser graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in digital forensics with a minor in information technology management. Since graduating, Feeser has worked in IT security for a defense contractor in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Along with his work, he would like to start writing more about the teams he has supported since childhood, and he thinks that writing for Charm City Bird Watch is a great opportunity.
Tyler and Jake met through a mutual friend at Bloomsburg and have become best friends as a result. Whether its attending a sporting event or going to social events with friends, these two communicate regularly and have not missed a beat since Tyler’s graduation.
Evan Mosko – Contributor
Evan Mosko is a sophomore at Drexel University studying product design, and he designed all of our artwork. Be sure to check out his website to see more of his work.