STAND magazine takes a stand for a balanced and whole-hearted masculinity that embraces the expression of emotion as strength, promotes a healthy body, mind & spirit, appreciates style & good humor, and seeks to shape a world of peace for all.
Join us and other men who give a damn about being better men.
Dwayne D. Hayes
A former social worker, Dwayne has worked in publishing for nearly twenty years and founded the literary magazine, Absinthe. He also founded & directs the Greater Farmington Film Festival.
He loves spending time with his wife Jessica and his rascals Logan & Savannah (also known as The Peach), though becoming a father in his 40s has left him perpetually exhausted. He has a great sense of humor but very few people ever laugh at his jokes. Yes, he still lives in the 80s and listens to U2 and Duran Duran. Nearly every day. Seriously, just ask his wife.
Carl S. Johnson
Carl is an artist, amateur poet, music lover and vintage enthusiast. He intentionally dedicates his time to the study of art, faith, music, and culture. These things provide him with the inspiration, curiosity and passion he needs to stay engaged in life.
He enjoys a daily coffee, his ongoing record collection, belt buckles, Burt Reynolds, deep conversation, deep dish pizza, and his family (not in that order). Other past artistic endeavors include starting a clothing line and a beautiful online interview magazine.
His message is simple: Be inspired.
John is a digital strategist, designer, and general technology connoisseur. He is a big clothing and style enthusiast who admires the little details that make outfits stand out.
He is also a family man; father of two girls, and husband to his college sweetheart. His hobbies include golf, fantasy football, DJing, and writing about clothes.
Steve T. Hayes
Steve is a writer, the author of the book Too Good to be True, a dynamic speaker, and has been a pastor in Ann Arbor for several decades. He is passionate about helping college students find meaning and purpose.
He is also passionate about the Detroit Tigers, Michigan football, and the stock market. His older brother recently became a father in his 40s while Steve became a GRANDfather in his 40s! He is exhausted too. He is the father of three wonderful grown children and has been married to Karen, his high school sweetheart, for nearly twenty-five years.