Living in Sion was founded by Catherine Nelson-Pollard, a British freelance writer and broadcaster, and Rachel Beacher, a journalist and communications specialist. Both writers have extensive publishing experience in both Switzerland and the UK.
Catherine also founded the website Living in Nyon as a help to English speakers in the Nyon area to help them integrate into local life and discover the town and villages around them. She also writes a regular “Living in Nyon” English column in the local (and widely distributed) English in La Côte newspaper. The column is a light-hearted look at life along lake Geneva.
In 2011, she published a book called “Living along Lac Léman”, which is a collection of these columns along with other articles and photos.
Before moving to Switzerland in early 2013, Rachel was a writer and editor for UK newspapers and magazines. She speaks passable French and is enjoying learning about Swiss life and customs with her family. Rachel writes a travel blog for knowitall.ch, a website for English speakers living in Geneva, Vaud and neighbouring areas of France.