Jake McDonnell – Founder & Author
Born in the Charm City and raised in York, Pennsylvania, Jake McDonnell grew up a Baltimore sports fan. The obsession with the Ravens and the Orioles lasted throughout childhood into high school, with McDonnell often seen wearing purple or orange.
Midway through his freshman year at Bloomsburg University, McDonnell turned his passion into a career, switching his major from Accounting to Mass Communications, with a concentration in Telecommunications and a heavy focus in Journalism. Fast-forward two years later, midway through McDonnell’s junior year, and Charm City Bird Watch was born.
Now a 2018 graduate of Bloomsburg, McDonnell works as an overnight board operator at 105.7 The Fan, a station he’s listened to dating back to attending his first Ravens game with his father in 2006.
Nolan McGraw – Editor & Author
Nolan McGraw is a 2018 graduate of Shippensburg University, where he earned a degree in Communication/Journalism. In addition to his studies, he spent two years as a web editor for The Slate, Shippensburg University’s student-run newspaper. McGraw writes about the Ravens, Orioles, and Terps basketball for Charm City Bird Watch and has enjoyed the opportunity to cover events like the NFL Ed Block Courage Awards.
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.
Ian Schultz – Author
Ian Schultz is a 2012 graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University where he earned a degree in Communications Studies. A life-long Baltimore sports fan, Ian was born and raised in Parkville, Maryland, growing up on Orioles baseball and most importantly to him, Ravens football.
John Stavros – Author
John Stavros is a native Baltimoreian raised on crabs and Maryland sports. John is a lifelong fan of the Ravens, Orioles, and the Mighty Terrapins. While John holds all of Birdland in high esteem, it was inevitable for him to become a die-hard Raven’s fan since he’s been a PSL owner since the team’s inaugural season in 1996.
Evan Mosko – Contributor
Evan Mosko is a junior at Drexel University studying product design, and he designed all of our artwork. Check out his website to see more of his work.