Kevin Dayhoff is a freelance journalist and artist who was born and raised in Westminster. He is a retired landscape designer, property management consultant and nursery stock farmer. He has served on numerous county and state boards and commissioners since the 1970s as well as six years as an elected official of the City of Westminster, 1999 – 2005. He has written for TheTentacle.com since June 2005 and also writes for a number of publications including ExploreCarroll.com, the Carroll County section of The Baltimore Sun. He writes about government, the environment, art and culture, business, military and agricultural issues.