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Ohio Explored's mission is simply to awaken people to the beauty of Ohio.

Mady Etzel // @metzel_

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Mady Etzel // @metzel_

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Mady Etzel


Mady Etzel is a 24-year-old living in Lakewood, OH. She graduated from Kent State University, but she didn't really discover all of the beauty Ohio had to offer until she moved to Lakewood. Mady picked up her first (film) camera at a very young age and has been in love with photography ever since. Unfortunately, when she went to college, picked up two jobs and joined a few school organizations, Mady says she lost touch with her passion. She started to get back into photography when her fiancé bought her a point and shoot camera for Christmas in 2014. Since then she purchased a second camera and has been learning new techniques every day. She has a knack for sunsets and waterfalls (and so do we!), but she loves exploring all of the parks nearby and spending time by Lake Erie. Mady especially loves Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which are both close to her home and work. Mady says she loves using Instagram because she learns about so many new places through fellow explorers and accounts like @ohioexplored, @naturalohio and @myohioadventure. She is always up for an adventure!

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