Jolly Roger

2019-2020 Staff

Stefanie Iojica


Stefanie’s a senior that’s incredibly excited to work with the JR team this year. Outside of stressing about school and college applications, she enjoys gardening and reading and is interested in la...

Lucie Martikan

Copy Editor

Lucie is a senior and a first-time Jolly Roger staff member, as Copy Editor. She also serves as a volunteer at St Vincent De Paul Dining Room, and Cedars of Marin. She enjoys hiking, running, and spending t...

Jack Reuter

News Editor

Jack Reuter is a senior who's ready to join the JR staff. He enjoys history, political science, and writing. Besides journalism, he’s a captain for the ASB events committee, a Link Leader, is on both...

Sarah Barsky

Feature Editor

Sarah is a senior and is looking forward to the upcoming year for the Jolly Roger. She loves writing and is interested in pursuing a career in journalism. Other than writing, she enjoys dancing and reading....

Ally Fry

Feature Editor

Alexandra is on her second year on the Jolly Roger and loves journalism. She also loves musical theater, historical fiction, and not school.

Natalie Agnew

Sports Editor

Natalie Agnew is a senior and the Senior Sports Editor of the Jolly Roger. She enjoys playing soccer, spending time with family and friends, listening to good music, reading, and watching sports, obviously....

Nick Anthony

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Nicholas is a senior and is the Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Jolly Roger. His hobbies include reading, writing, and listening to music.  He hopes to produce good content for the magazine this y...

Emma Rose Neal

Art Director

Emma Rose is a senior and is excited to be the Art Director for the Jolly Roger this year. She enjoys photography and graphic design. Music is a big part of her life; she performs piano at local care ho...

Ella Granelli

Business Manager

Ella Granelli is currently a senior and the Business Manager for the Jolly Roger. She enjoys going to the beach, watching films and playing badminton. She is the editor of the yearbook and hopes to study...

Fiona Nudd

Web and Social Editor

Fiona is a senior at Drake High School. This is her first full year on the Jolly Roger, but she also runs Track and Field, is a member of SOAR, and cannot belive that a hyrax is part of the Paenungulata...

Will Burkhart


Will Burkhart is a senior, and this is his first year on the Jolly Roger. He is an experienced sailor doing both in and offshore sailing. Will also enjoys photography and cars. ...

P.J. Nave


P.J. Nave is excited to be a journalist for our writing department. As well, he’s a board member for the United Nations Association of Marin County, publicist for a local museum, and script revisor...

Hunter Nerviani


Hunter Nerviani is a Junior and Fairfax native. He is a skilled pianist and President of the Drake Community Club (DCC). He enjoys hiking, writing or reading history, and fencing when not hunting for a ...

Alice Simenstad


Alice Simenstad is a freshman at Drake. She is looking forward to her next four years as a Pirate and as a reporter for the Jolly Roger. In her spare time, she loves playing volleyball, baking for her frie...

Kaden Brastow


Kaden Brastow is a senior and a reporter for the Jolly Roger. He plays varsity tennis and enjoys learning new things and spending time with his friends. He is always clued into what’s going on locally ...

Samantha Parr


Samantha is a sophomore at Drake High School. She loves dancing, cooking, listening to music, and running. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog. She loves to write...

Jeannette West


As a senior entering Drake Jolly Roger this is her first and last year in the program. Her friends call her Jeannie, and some fun facts about her are that she is a vegetarian, she throws shot put and discus ...

Melissa Auchard


Melissa Auchard is a junior and is in her first year with the Jolly Roger program. Melissa spends her free time reading, surfing, or training for track season. One day she hopes to translate her love for...

Emily Cardwell


Emily is a junior and is in her first year working on the Jolly Roger. Outside of school, she loves sailing on Tomales bay, theater, and political science. Emily has always had a passion for current event...

Aler Giffin

Arts & Entertainment

Aler Giffin came into the Jolly Rodger this year as a freshman. He enjoys writing opinionated articles and stories and is excited to contribute to the Jolly Rodger. His favorite thing to in his free time...

Adelina Merrell

Arts & Entertainment

Adelina Merrell is in the class of 2020 at Drake High School. She enjoys music and is in the Drake music program. She appreciates good conspiracy theories and memes. She is on the varsity field hockey ...

Otis Hixon

Arts & Entertainment

Otis Hixon is a senior, and writes for the arts and entertainment section of The Jolly Roger. He enjoys writing and playing music, and his favorite holiday is Halloween.

Ella Richards

Arts & Entertainment

Ella is a junior and a first year Jolly Roger member. She enjoys spending time in nature and learning philosophy. She loves to create new ideas and learning new things -  She is super excited for her fu...

Pace Bukhan


Lung Capacity: Unknown Grip Strength: 8.54 Speed: 2-5 (Anger Dependent) Calf Girth: Immeasurable Dental: 3 teeth 2 men 1 story Age: 17...

Erik Gustufson


Erik is a sophomore and is on the design team on the Jolly Roger he who enjoys hiking, gardening, photography, and cooking in his spare time he likes to hang out with friends,  take naps, binge watch shows on...

Liana Merrell


Liana Merrell is a junior and this is her first year being on the Jolly Roger. She enjoys spending time with her dog, (Luna) and training her. In her free time she enjoys hiking, photographing her dog,...

Luke Murray


Luke Murray is a junior on the design team for the Jolly Roger that enjoys graphic design, photography, and video editing. In his spare time, he loves to make videos about various topics, and editing col...

Winter Snell


Winter is a senior at Drake High School and is part of the Jolly Roger for the first time.  He has lots of experience with photography and is willing to put these talents to use. In his spare time he en...

Kyla Seeley

Copy Editor Jr.

Kyla is a junior and a Copy Editor for the Jolly Roger. She was born in San Francisco and lives in San Anselmo where she can often be found running the trails on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. Along with...

Emily Pasha

Jr. Business Manager

Emily Pasha is a Freshman at Drake high school. She enjoys riding her horse, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.