Legacy Support Team

A professional editing and coaching service is only as good as the professionals who work with clients. Through the past 4 years, the Writers’ Exchange has been fortunate to have had an outstanding team who have worked earnestly and expertly with writers. Although they’ve moved onto other career opportunities or retirement, here are a few who have contributed to WEX’s past success. Thank you!

Anne Maxham, PhD
Anne Maxham, PhDDirector
Anne began her educational career as a high school English teacher in 1977, and in 1990 moved into teaching college composition as a faculty member and administrator at Washington State University. In 2000, Anne accepted a Core Faculty appointment at Antioch University where she explored innovative ways of teaching and supporting adult student writers. As the AU Director of Writing Support, Anne oversees both the Virtual Writing Center and the Writers’ Exchange. Proud of Antioch University’s commitment to supporting its writers, Anne regards writing support and professional editing as fundamental to healthy writing habits. Anne is celebrating retirement after 21+ years at Antioch University.
Lorinda Toledo, PhD
Lorinda Toledo, PhDEditor / PhD Writing Coach
Lorinda Toledo is a writer, editor, and teacher. She earned her Ph.D. in Literature with Creative Dissertation from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where her fiction was supported by multiple awards. Her M.F.A. is in fiction and creative nonfiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. Lorinda has held multiple editorial appointments at literary magazines, and has a background in print journalism. She has taught writing, literature, and composition at UNLV, and is currently on faculty as a Writing Specialist in the Teaching and Learning Center at AULA. She provides empowering, individualized support to writers across levels and disciplines.
Micha Rahder, PhD
Micha Rahder, PhDEditor / PhD Writing Coach
Micha is an independent scholar, editor, and writing coach who is passionate about helping other writers elevate their ideas. She has over a decade of experience writing for academic and general audiences and over five years of professional editing and writing coaching experience. Responding to issues like imposter syndrome and other structural barriers to writing success, her focus is on providing constructive, positive writing support. She works to integrate feminist, anti-racist, and anti-ableist principles into her editing and coaching, with the goal of strengthening and amplifying diverse voices in the academy. She holds a BA in biology, an MESc in environmental science, and a PhD in cultural anthropology, with editing experience ranging across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. These experiences enable her to support a wide range of writing projects, from those grounded in disciplinary traditions to creative, interdisciplinary approaches.
Tamara Holloway, PhD
Tamara Holloway, PhDEditor / PhD Writing Coach
Tamara Holloway received her PhD in English Literature from the University of Oregon. Tamara has spent nearly twenty years teaching literature, composition, and creative writing to college students; she currently teaches at Walla Walla Community College. Tamara has a strong background in editing and is committed to instilling writing proficiency and confidence in her clients. Writing competently is empowering, and Tamara specializes in sharing the skills needed to write well under pressure with students and clients alike. Tamara offers dissertation coaching to help you become better at managing your dissertation or thesis by offering suggestions for ways you can take charge of the process and deal with common stresses such as procrastination/avoidance, writer’s block, anxiety, perfectionism, and other barriers to completing your project. We can do this together!
Pheroze Unwalla, PhD
Pheroze Unwalla, PhDEditor
Pheroze received his PhD in History from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. Over the past six years, he has served as an instructor and professional research consultant at multiple universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition to his work at WEX, he currently teaches in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia, and is working on several publications, including a book manuscript. He is passionate about helping students realize their potential as writers.
Allison Adelman, PhD
Allison Adelman, PhDEditing Specialist
Allison earned her PhD in Linguistics, with an emphasis in Applied Linguistics, from UC Santa Barbara. She is currently the Writing Center Director at AUSB, where she enjoys working with Antioch students and seeing them grow as writers. She loves thinking (and reading, and talking . . . ) about language learning and teaching, and has extended this interest from spoken language to written language during her time in the AUSB Writing Center.
Bryan Tomasovich, PhD
Bryan Tomasovich, PhDConsultant
Bryan Tomasovich is the owner of The Publishing World, a Seattle-based company dedicated to assisting authors one-on-one with editing, agent research and queries for traditional publishing, and full-service advising and project management for professionally self-published books. He has also worked as a senior editor at Emergency Press, an independent publisher based in New York, and as a professor of writing, literature, and media at Antioch University Seattle and the University of Puget Sound.
Shanti Friedman, MA
Shanti Friedman, MAGraduate Assistant
Shanti entered the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Antioch University Seattle in Fall 2019. After growing up in Alaska, she completed her undergraduate studies in studio art and Spanish at the University of Idaho. Shanti is transitioning into life in Seattle and furthering her artistic explorations within the Art Therapy specialization at Antioch. She loves cooking and is passionate about the outdoors, spending her free time hiking or playing ultimate frisbee. As an advocate of continued education, Shanti believes in the benefits of writing support and the accessibility that WEX provides, for personal and professional growth.
Mitch Vega
Mitch VegaWeb Designer

Mitch Vega is a Health Counseling and Psychology student at Antioch concentrating in Addiction Studies. Originally from Bellingham, WA, Mitch is honored to have been named a Diversity Fellow in his second term back. His background in peer counseling, radical compassion and as a harm reduction volunteer motivated him to pivot from a career in online marketing design to a vocation in public health, enabling at-risk populations to process trauma and regain control of their lives. After finishing the bachelor’s program, he plans on enrolling in the Art Therapy master’s degree program at Antioch to learn even more about the overlap between creativity and self-empowerment. You can view his artwork at http://mitchvega.design