Pictured is Chris Loud on left, Nick Loud on right
Chris Loud, Co-Founder | Executive Editor
Chris has several years experience as a writer and producer for TV and digital series. He recently produced and wrote for the travel TV shows Coolest Places on Earth, State to State, and Great Escapes. Chris has also produced a handful of short films and web series, including the short romantic comedy Listen, an official selection into the Cinematic Arts Film Festival in Los Angeles. In addition to being a contributor to Traverse Magazine, he’s been published in outlets like SEEN Magazine, TANK Magazine, The Dyrt Magazine, Animal Fair Magazine, The Glen Arbor Sun, and book anthologies like Wonderbox Publishing’s Normal Deviation, and Found Magazine’s Requiem for a Paper Bag, where he curated short stories from actor Andy Samberg and Iraq war journalist Michael Yon.
In 2017, Chris and his brother Nick started The Boardman Review, a print & digital magazine featuring stories about the northern Michigan region’s creatives, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and outdoor enthusiasts. Chris writes and helps produce many of the short films created for The Boardman Review, and serves as the executive editor for the print publication.
Chris has twice been selected to the Traverse City Business News’ “40 under 40” list, and helped produce additional local publications, The Creative Coast Guide, and the Michigan Legacy Art Park Field Guide. He currently lives in Traverse City, Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.
Nick Loud, Co-Founder | Creative Director
Nick is a filmmaker and photographer who has spent several years in Los Angeles producing, shooting, and editing multiple short and feature documentaries. During his time there, Nick worked on two documentaries for ESPN films, including one that premiered on ESPN’s ‘30 for 30’ digital platform about the obscure sport of Jai Alai. He helped produce and edit the feature documentary Finding Oscar, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, about the search for justice in the case of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. The documentary premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and is now available on Amazon Prime. More recently, he captured the trial footage of disgraced USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for the HBO feature documentary At The Heart Of Gold.
In 2017, Nick and his brother Chris started The Boardman Review, a print & digital magazine featuring stories about the northern Michigan region’s creatives, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and outdoor enthusiasts. Nick shoots and edits many of the short films created for The Boardman Review, and serves as the creative director for the print publication.
Nick has twice been selected to the Traverse City Business News’ “40 under 40” list and helped produce additional local publications, The Creative Coast Guide, and the Northern Migration Field Guide. He is on the board of directors for the Leelanau Conservancy and serves on Traverse Connect’s Creative Coast committee. Nick lives in Traverse City, Michigan.