Stevie Burden has been a resident of the Upper Left Edge most of her life. She was born in Tillamook, Oregon and was raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. Stevie is active in her community and currently serves as the Mayor for the City of Wheeler, Oregon. She enjoys writing, cooking, and spending time exploring the Pacific Northwest and diverse cultures around the United States. Stevie spent her professional career in substance abuse prevention and currently consults nationally with Native American tribes on enhancing their prevention efforts through program planning, and policy development. She hopes to contribute to the Upper Left Edge through a variety of articles and stories based on her experiences both at home in Wheeler and while traveling throughout the United States and points beyond.