Meet the local contributors for our Fargo Monthly magazine!

Alex Cyusa

Alexandre Cyusa
Alexandre Cyusa came to the FM area in the fall of 2010 to attend Concordia College. Originally from Kigali, Rwanda, Cyusa has lived in Switzerland, Ethiopia, Guinea and France. His traveling experiences have helped him in making this world a smaller and simpler place to live in. He currently works for Folkways and is interested in community development and nurturing global citizenship.

Joe Brunner

Joe Brunner
South Fargo native Joe Brunner is the co-owner and executive chef at Fargo dining staple Mezzaluna.

Taylor Markel from the Life Writes Fashion column in Fargo Monthly

Taylor Markel
Taylor Markel is a fashion expert who’s always surrounding herself with the changes in the retail and fashion industry. That is why she will be bringing her “Life Writes Fashion” columns from a personal blog to Fargo Monthly. Taylor will be showcasing new retail stores and trends in Fargo fashion each month inside the pages of Fargo Monthly. Outside of writing, Taylor is the Lead Sales Manager at Express in the West Acres Mall.

Mike Allmendinger kilbourne group

Mike Allmendinger
Mike Allmendinger is the general manager of the Kilbourne Group, a company that strives to be a catalyst of inspiration and action for vibrant downtown communities by redeveloping and creating infill projects in Downtown Fargo.

Patrick Metzger

Patrick Metzger
Patrick Metzger is the founder of Synergy Strength & Nutrition. As a health and mindset coach, he works with busy professionals and parents in helping them discover and ignite their ultimate potential at