We are a small but determined team of
three women based in New England.
Our goal has been and will always be to deliver
stories of a local New England.

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Mandi Tompkins, Managing Editor

Mandi's love of New England started at a very young age. She grew up in Needham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, but spent much of her childhood exploring New England with her family and friends - summers in Maine, ski trips to the Whites, summer camp in New Hampshire, and many visits to the Cape and Islands. Today she finds journalistic inspiration in her many trips around New England, especially Maine, her self-proclaimed "happy place."

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Jenn Bakos, Photographer & Co-Founder

Jenn was born and raised in a small town in New Hampshire, she has always been inspired by nature, exploration, and the stories that can be portrayed through a photograph. After living in Portland, Maine, Western, Massachusetts, and San Francisco for educational purposes, she moved back to New Hampshire to start her photography business and found her way to the beginning of T.e.l.l. New England. You can find her dreaming of the open road, cooking, camping, & looking for the next new local foodie hang out.

Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Ashley Herrin, Photo & Art Direction, Co-Founder

Ashley is a Boston-based designer and photographer. Born in NH, she found her calling not far from home. Her love of New England, the landscape and the eclectic behavior of the region drove her passion and urged the creation of t.el.l.. She has an undying love for road trips and enjoys exploring New England by way of back roads. She yearns for nostalgia and you will likely find her scrounging through antique stores in search of the perfect lost treasure.