About CityNova

We’re passionate about inspiring you to experience new things. We want to help you find your new favorite burger, margarita, dessert, date spot, craft beer, local band, happy hour hangout, or trivia night friend group. We showcase the best your state, city, and community has to offer. If we don’t think an article is interesting and relevant, we won’t write it. Check out a few of our articles and you’ll see we’re a bit quirky. Consider us nontraditional media. There’s so much “serious stuff” going on in your daily life: Trump vs. Hillary, boxers vs. briefs, man vs. food, to be or not to be…

We want to give you a break from all of life’s tribulations. Go check out one of the many entertainment options we’ve covered. Read our “Happy Hour” posts for your daily laugh (aka a window into how weird we are). Patiently await our upcoming app, Pulse. Or buy our new card game When Pigs Fly (available now!) and find out just how horrible you and your friends are. Learn more about our founding story.

Meet the Team

 

Matt Teaford

Matt Teaford

Creator-in-Chief

I've always considered myself to be an experience-driven person. From constantly checking music apps for what's trending to digging deep by going to underground shows, I'm always looking for music to share. I also like eating food. A lot. Conveniently enough, I've been writing about these topics for various outlets over the better part of four years. A published author, pure foodie, and lover of craft beers, I hope I can be a guide to your next epic adventure. Ultimately, I'm the "creative guy," and I like to think I keep you entertained by writing an endless stream of useful information and taking pictures that make your mouth water.

Kyle Gundrum

Kyle Gundrum

Hacker-in-Chief

When I graduated from college, I traveled alone in Europe for one month. The experience changed my life and ignited a passion for getting people to try new things and form real connections with new people. One of the coolest things I've ever had the opportunity to do is speak at TEDxUCincinnati about this topic. If you check out my talk, called "Be a Social Catalyst," I'd love to hear your thoughts. I am the founder of Uneven Odds. I'm the "tech guy," keeping our website robust with new features and our social media fresh with new content.

Emily Bensman

Emily Bensman

Content Creator

Emily Bensman is a creative individual with a calm persona and an inner fire. If she’s not writing, photographing, practicing yoga, or traveling, you can most likely find her reading a book in Cincinnati's Washington Park. She likes to explore local coffee shops but doesn’t drink coffee. She is an avid list-maker and dreamer, and is often making lists of her dreams. She likes to live every day with curiosity and hopes to connect with many people along the way.