Keia Mastrianni is a writer, multi-media storyteller, and copy editor based in Shelby, North Carolina. Her work has appeared in the Local Palate, Our State Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, Edible Charlotte, SouthPark Magazine, Food Republic.com, and more. She recently completed her first oral history project for the Southern Foodways Alliance documenting the fishing community on Harkers Island, and is a member of the newly formed North Carolina chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier.
Mastrianni is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she double-majored in English and Advertising. Today, she calls North Carolina home. It is where she fell in love with agriculture, and food. Her work tells the stories of farmers, chefs, and producers in the regional South. In her spare time, she farms with her partner on his plots in Cleveland County, and has been known to win a pie competition or two.