About Us

The women behind The F-Suite are accessible, fun and savvy.

Anna Gelbman Edmonds, Founder and Managing Editor

Anna is an award-winning journalist and editor. However, her proudest achievement is successfully raising four children who turned out to be fine, productive members of society.  After two major life-changing events, she picked herself up, dusted herself off and navigated over, under and through difficult obstacles to achieve her goals. This is what fuels her desire to share how sheer courage, determination and a healthy sense of humor can get you where you want to go. A native of Washington, D.C., she now resides in Columbia, S.C

Kristina Parella, Designer 

Kristina is a multi-talented individual with a degree in visual communication, a strong fine arts background and an inherent love of culinary art. She exudes creative expression in all she does.  A spirit that pushes her to follow her own rules affords her the opportunity to live the best of two worlds. “I get to be a mom to my two girls, making their lunches, volunteering at school, dropping them off, picking them up – all while working my dream job as a freelance graphic designer on my own terms.”  A native of New Jersey, she now resides in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

April Blake,

Social Media Manager

April hustles every day with a full-time corporate job as a web content specialist and freelances for several other publications and organizations — doing everything from food journalism to social media and web content management. Her desire to design a perfect-for-her lifestyle drives her to to keep up the hustle in everything she does, including running her own website and using it as a testing ground for implementing ever-changing web content and SEO techniques. April resides in Cayce, S.C. with her husband and three rescue dogs.

Carolyn Culbertson, Writer

Carolyn arrived at The F-Suite as a recent graduate of the UofSC College of Arts and Sciences looking for experience in feature writing. Knocking her first assignment right out of the ballpark earned her a spot on our team. We especially love her creative enthusiasm at our editorial meetings, willingness to try her hand at any assignment we throw at her, and sense of humor. She’s a naturally curious person who takes notice of the things most people are too busy to see and hear and brings those details into her stories. Originally from Georgetown, S.C., Carolyn now lives in Columbia with her cat and is becoming known in her neighborhood as the girl who’s always people watching from her porch.