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Meet the Staff

Meet the BEAU Staff

We are always looking for talented and ambitious people to join our team. If you are hardworking and passionate about the LGBTQA community join our team!

Contact us or submit your resume to learn about internship, sales, and contributor opportunities at [email protected]


Maria Rivers 


Pronouns: She/Her

Maria has been publishing magazines supporting LGBT equal rights since 2003. Her motivation revolves around the concept of providing constant visibility and positive influence in efforts to counteract LGBT stigmas and promote peaceful living. Her philosophy is that if we show our true beauty by sharing our story, we are more apt to be integrated as part of the whole community, mutually respected and politely engaged.

E: [email protected]
P: (843) 636-5688


Jonatan Guerrero Ramirez

Social Media and Outreach Director

Pronouns: He/Him

Raised in the Hispanic Culture in the South and currently living the Holy City of Charleston, Jonatan cultivates his inspiration of South Carolina culture, fashion, and the social life into his work. A graduate of The Art Institute of Charleston, Jonatan has a background in Fashion Design with a concentration in Marketing. His wide background ranges from styling, to marketing, event planning, and fashion design.

Jonatan’s work has been featured in Teen Vogue Magazine after receiving recognitions such as ‘Best in Theatrical Caption in Fashion Styling” from the Georgia literacy Association in 2013. Since then his work has been seen in Charleston Fashion Week, Lowcounty Live, Southern Living Magazine and Bravo.  While working with the city of Charleston during special projects, such as Spoleto USA, Jonatan is a strong advocate of animal rights, LGBTQI equality, and education. Recently, he was named one of the youngest Hispanic activist in the lowcountry. His passion for children and to help others is his driving force to “Keep moving forward”.

E: [email protected]
P: (706) 871-9396


Dixie Fanning

Layout Artist

Pronouns: She/Her

Dixie is a baby-boomer on her second career, this time as a graphic designer.  She started her freelance graphic design business, Design from Dixie, after earning her BA in Visual Arts-Graphic Design in 2008. She is almost a native having lived in SC for over 40 years and in Mount Pleasant for the last 25 years. She is a graduate of Clemson and you will find her every Saturday watching the Tigers football game.

She enjoys photography, genealogy, and fishing/kayaking.

E: [email protected]


Steven Willard


Pronouns: He/Him

Steven finds his roots in teaching and practicing yoga. His BEAU Magazine exclusive column, Same Sex in the City Charleston is a reflection of the reality of being a single gay man, in your 40’s, and living in the Holy City. His writing as well as his yoga classes are an experience in themselves as he brings a unique combination of
“keeping it real” with a dash (or a heaping tablespoon) of humor.

E: [email protected]


Ethan Harris


Pronouns: He/Him

Ethan is a recent graduate from Grovetown High School and is currently enrolled at Augusta University as an English major. While he didn’t play any sports in school, he was a part of the National Honor Society, Drama Club, and the Gay-Straight Alliance. Ethan has a love for different music, ranging for R&B to Pop, with mixes of rap and alternative rock. When he is not working on his journalism skills, he enjoys watching comedies, True Crime, documentaries of any kind. To be exact, he likes any anything nerdy. While he wishes for the ability to live off of iced coffee, one fact many people don’t know about him is that he has an enormous obsession with anything True Crime.

E: [email protected]