Heather Culpepper - Founder, Publisher, Editor and Creative Director

Kratom Culture Magazine was founded by a reporter with two decades experience writing for the nation’s largest daily - Gannett News. Heather used her experience in research and writing to develop the Kratom Literacy Project in February 2016. The KLP then evolved into what is now Kratom Culture Magazine.

You can check out her previous work here. You can also check out her botanical branding work here.


Marisa Michaels

Marisa is our feature writer and a photographer who has been with us from the inception of the Kratom Literacy Project.


Shari McFadden

Shari is our social media manager and general badass. She handles everything we can’t.