Meet the team


Kelly West is a filmmaker and photojournalist based in Austin, Texas. Her work has been featured in Texas Monthly, The Intercept, Agence France-Presse, and was a Director of Photography for the HBO documentary “Running with Beto.” When she’s not on assignment, you can find Kelly hanging with her backyard chickens, playing in a ukulele cover band, or canning homemade pickles.


Martin do Nascimento is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Oakland, California. He is a trilingual returned Peace Corps Volunteer and journalism has taken him around the world. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, Frontline, AJ+, Cosmopolitan Magazine, News Photographer Magazine, National Public Radio, Seeker, NBC News, Telemundo, Univisión, The Dallas Morning News, The Texas Tribune and elsewhere.


Jim Tuttle is a visual storyteller based in Austin, Texas. He has more than 10 years of journalism experience, having worked internationally for news outlets and nonprofit organizations, and in higher education. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Player’s Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, National Public Radio and Texas Public Radio, among others. He enjoys traveling, camping and exploring roadside oddities.


Cecily Sailer is a writer based in Austin, Texas. She has worked as a writer and producer in print and television journalism, and worked for more than a decade with nonprofits providing literary and creative writing programs. Cecily holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston. Her writing and reviews have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Texas Observer, Austin Fit Magazine, and others. Her interests range from snow globes and Tarot cards to baseball and bird-watching.

Our History

Resolve Magazine was established in 2019 as an extension of Aunt Bertha’s mission to help people find social services in their communities, with dignity and ease. We focus on innovative nonprofits, effective partnerships, and leaders and volunteers who make resources more accessible to more people.

Our stories touch on issues like homelessness, food deficits, racial inequality, affordability, mental and physical health care, education, issues affecting those with disabilities, immigration, criminal justice, and more.

Part of our goal is to foster conversations and inspire others to be proactive in their communities, and to offer realistic models for addressing societal problems that affect how people access resources to improve the quality of their lives.

Our Commitment & Values

Resolve Magazine is a nonpartisan publication, and we do not promote particular social service strategies over others. Instead, we strive to present varied possibilities within and across our reporting. 

We embrace diversity and equality, and seek to highlight people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, religious affiliations, and other identities.

We aim to include a diverse range of writers, journalists, and experts in our coverage of social issues, and we aim to provide paid publishing and mentorship opportunities for journalists of color.