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Bulldog Writers

Annie Twitchell

Managing Editor

Annie Twitchell is an award-winning writer and photographer from Kingfield, Maine. She joined the Bulldog team in 2021. She has written a number of books and has been featured in several anthologies. She particularly enjoys exploring Maine with her dogs, Cricket and Orion. 

Sylvie Halsam


Sylvie Haslam was born and raised in Franklin County. She is currently working on her English degree at UMF and has been writing for the Bulldog regularly since the summer of 2021. She likes to read good books, bake cookies, and knit scarves for her loved ones.

Adrienne Foss


Adrienne Foss is from Waterville, Maine. She is a sophomore at UMF majoring in English with a minor in editing and publishing. She joined the Bulldog in 2022, and regularly covers select board meetings for the Town of Jay and RSU 9 board meetings. In her free time, she likes to knit and crochet, read, or spend time at home with her three cats.

Contributing Writers

Doug Dunlap

Contributing Writer – Foot and Paddle

Doug Dunlap has been hiking, and paddling amidst the Western Mountains of Maine for decades. He has authored five guidebooks about Franklin County and neighboring regions.  His latest book is Hiking Maine’s Four Thousand Footers.  In 2020 he walked 1200 miles in Franklin County, passing through 47 of 48 townships,  to encourage others to seek fresh air and peace of mind in the county’s remarkable outdoor setting. 

Doug’s love of the outdoor life has brought him to the Alaska Range, the Sierras, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Canyonlands of the Southwest, Okeefenokee Swamp and the Everglades; the Long Trail in Vermont, and the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. He and his wife live on an old Maine farm where they keep honeybees. Doug is a former Outward Bound Instructor, and is a Registered Maine Guide.