Jennifer Link Kieffer
Editor in Chief
Jennifer Link Kieffer is a founding member of Auxiliary Magazine and as Auxiliary’s Editor in Chief and Publisher, the primary driving force behind it. Jenny is a photographer and the owner of Jennifer Link Photography but also channels her creative energy into fashion styling, creative directing, production, and writing. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design in 2006, spent a summer in Toronto solidifying her love of alternative fashion, spent a year in New York City attending concerts and clubs while working in the photography industry, and then returned to her hometown Buffalo in 2008 to launch Auxiliary Magazine.
Mike Kieffer is a founding member and the Music Editor of Auxiliary Magazine. Mike has a passion for electronic, dark, and ear-catching music and is constantly searching high and low for new, fresh, and quality artists. With a background as a DJ and event promoter, he has been playing under the name Darago and throwing parties under the name netwerk23 in Buffalo and surrounding cities for over fifteen years.
Shannon Kramp is the Fashion Editor of Auxiliary Magazine. Shannon has been a part of the fashion world for many years as a fashion designer, costume designer, tailor, model, and for the past few years as a fashion stylist for editorials, films, music videos, and commercials. After a couple years in Austin developing her skills she now lives in her hometown of Buffalo and cites rockabilly, bohemian, pop culture, and cult films as her main style influencers.
Elizabeth Rhodes is the Beauty Editor of Auxiliary and a makeup artist based in Los Angeles. A lover of free spirits, wild hearts, and dreamers everywhere she stays up-to-date on beauty trends and new products as well as music, fashion, and art. She’s also a budding skincare junkie and pole fitness devotee. Her interest in astrology and mysticism influence her work and she is always looking for new artists to check out and events featuring dark alternative culture.
Dylan Madeley is the Copy Editor of Auxiliary Magazine and a frequent contributor. He conducts interviews and writes articles for Auxiliary as well as contributing his writing talents to additional copy and introductions throughout each issue. He brings several years of experience covering the Toronto dark alternative scene with toronto-goth.com and reviewing books for Morbid Outlook. Dylan published his first novel, The Gift-Knight’s Quest, in 2015 and continues to work on future novels, makes a hobby of concert and event photography, and travels as much as he can.
Aaron Andrews is a long-time music contributor for Auxiliary Magazine and an electronic music DJ. He writes music reviews and interviews artists and bands ranging from the most influential icons to shining newcomers. Currently he hosts the weekly radio show “Sequence” on Buffalo’s WBNY 91.3 FM. DJ Aaron Andrews has had a shared weekly at Buffalo’s beloved but closed goth/industrial club The Continental, is a frequent guest DJ at Rochester’s Club Vertex, and is the co-host of Transmission’s New Order vs. Depeche Mode parties in Buffalo.
Tasha Farrington aka Pretty Deadly Stylz was the Fashion Editor of Auxiliary Magazine for many years and is a motivated fashion stylist, and first time mom. Wearing many different hats, Tasha has contributed her passion and unique perspective to the fashion pages of Auxiliary through research, trend watching, fashion styling, fashion editing, creative direction, set design, production, and casting. Tasha has over ten years of experience working as a fashion stylist in Toronto and is currently represented by Behind the Image.
Hangedman is a music contributor for Auxiliary Magazine, DJ, broadcaster, and subculture pundit who has done the college radio circuit in and around Toronto since the awesome 80s. Currently he is the host of the weekly underground music live global broadcast “Machina” airing every Wednesday evening on eve-radio.com. In his hometown of Toronto he organizes, promotes, and DJs many different club nights and parties.
Meagan Hendrickson was the Fashion Editor of Auxiliary Magazine for many years. Meagan’s budding interest in fashion started in high school steaming from the rave scene, then turning into a goth lifestyle, and finally leading to a vast knowledge of alternative fashion. She started a career in fashion design at Buffalo State College, but ended up focusing on retail management specializing in merchandising and sales of junior’s alternative clothing. Meagan enjoys fashion styling and writes a fashion blog named Coffin Kitsch.
Arden Leigh is a frequent contributor and writes Auxiliary’s advice column Ask Arden. She is the founder of the Sirens Seduction Forum and the author of The New Rules of Attraction. She maintains her blog at ardenleigh.typepad.com, is currently working on a memoir of her experiences in the BDSM community, and she has released two EPs with her band Arden and the Wolves.
Lisa Lunney is a frequent contributor to Auxiliary and a freelance writer based out of Edmonton. She attended Grant MacEwan University and has a diploma in Journalism and a degree in Communications and Professional Writing. She is a cat enthusiast, music lover, fashionista, and star gazer. She firmly believes words have the power to change lives.
Natasha Scharf is a journalist and broadcaster based in London, England, who specializes in goth music and lifestyle. She was the founding editor of Meltdown Magazine, the UK’s best selling goth publication in the early 2000s, and has authored the books The Art of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic. Over the years, Natasha has played an active role in the goth scene, having DJed at goth nights, taken part in live discussion panels, and has even been interviewed by national media for her expertise. She is currently working on a new book about goth and can occasionally be found blogging. Photo by Taya Uddin.
Liz Walker is a frequent contributor to Auxiliary. She is a Minneapolis resident, is known to paint silly things and write about stuff she gets much too excited about, likes thrift stores, Lance Henriksen, and (especially) Morrissey. Her babbling has appeared in independent publications worldwide, including Australia’s Bespoke Zine, South Africa’s Georgette Magazine, New Mexico’s rockabilly magazine La Loca, and of course Auxiliary.