Chantel Baul

Writer. Editor. Explorer.

Columbus, GA

Chantel Baul

Welcome to my portfolio!

I'm a skilled communicator and a results-driven researcher with an ever-growing curiosity. I've been in digital and print content creation for the last three years, and I've got a diverse body of work to show for it. Writing affords me the invaluable opportunity to meet passionate people, explore interesting places and share little-known stories with the world. I love what I do, and I trust you will too.


Melody: Making the Grade

Last year, Melody Rodriguez came to West Georgia Technical College for a brief orientation about GED classes after having left school more than two decades ago. She was inspired to take this important step after an exchange with her two teenagers one school night. They were studying for upcoming standardized tests and lamented about how much more difficult school is now.

372nd MPAD Soldiers give blood to support Hurricane Florence relief efforts

The 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of several U.S. Army Reserve units positioned throughout the Southeast to support the Hurricane Florence relief effort. Not every unit will be called to a mission, and so in the interim, the unit commander, Maj. Olha Vandergriff, decided to seize a vital opportunity to support the recovery effort from the MPAD's home station.

We’re Hiring Heroes in November!

Every November, we, the American public, take the day to express our support for and gratitude to the brave women and men who defend our nation. In recognition of the countless contributions servicemembers like Eric have made throughout history, Goodwill Southern Rivers has teamed up with the Georgia Department of Labor and Work for Warriors Georgia to present a special career fair for the military community.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with GoodwillSR!

Every year, we as a country recognize the contributions of Latinx communities to American society with Hispanic Heritage Month, which falls between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. Here at GoodwillSR, we like to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a selection of special events taking place across our territory.

Join GoodwillSR for the Working Together Career Fair

Fall is an exciting time of the year here at GoodwillSR. We’re currently celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, and we’ve been collaborating with Latinx organizations in the communities we serve to inform people about our Hispanic Services program. We’re also celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Women’s Small Business Month in October, which happens to coincide with the Fort Benning Centennial.

Launch Your Career at The HandUP Job Fair!

Goodwill Southern Rivers has teamed up with the Kingdom Builders Deliverance Center and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority to present the HandUP Community Job Fair. On Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 – 11 a.m., jobseekers in Valdosta and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to apply for more than 250 available positions with several of the regions top employers.

Harris County Career Fair Boasts 2,000 Jobs

Goodwill Southern Rivers teamed up with the Harris Country Chamber of Commerce to host a massive job fair last week in Harris County. On Aug. 16, thirty-five employers set up tables throughout the Harris County High School campus in search of qualified applicants to fill roughly 2,000 available positions.

Soldiering On: Hurricane Maria Survivor Competes in U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

Photo By Pfc. Devin A Patterson | Sgt. Carlos Fuentes, a Local Area Network manager representing the 166th Regional... read more. Puerto Rico has been a fixture in the national dialogue ever since Hurricane Maria devastated the island in Sept. 2017. Though recovery efforts continue, many Puerto Ricans are putting their lives back together and pressing forward each day.

New Goodwill in Tifton Now Open!

Shoppers and donors in Tifton rejoice! Our brand-new Goodwill in Tifton is now open, and it’s bigger, brighter and all-around better than the former store. The Tifton Chamber of Commerce, iHeartRadio station B100 and Mayor Julie Smith joined Goodwill Southern Rivers in inviting the community to our Tifton grand opening.

Jason White: Never Too Late

A proud father of five from Albany, GA , Jason White has always been a provider, though his initial line of work came with many risks. “All my friends were smoking, drinking [and] selling. The money is more addictive than the drugs are,” Jason recounted. Ultimately, his stint in the drug business landed him in prison for one year.

Plastic Bank Aims to End Plastic Pollution and Poverty Through Social Plastic

The Ocean Cleanup recently compiled the most thorough body of research to date on a particularly frightening sea monster lurking in the waters between Hawaii and California. That monster, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is the largest aggregation of ocean plastic in the world. Spanning twice the size of Texas, this gargantuan garbage mass is comprised of more than 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, and it is just one of five growing garbage patches in the world.
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Find Fresh, Local Fare at Gulf Coast Farmers Markets

There’s something inherently holistic about strolling through stands and buying peak-season fruits and vegetables, artisanal breads and locally sourced meats directly from the great people who prepared them. Farmers markets are good places to feel the pulse of a community while supporting it. The Alabama Gulf Coast has some fantastic farmers markets that are well worth a visit during your next stay in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach.
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Chantel Baul

Chantel Baul is a nomad with a knack for writing and an ever-growing curiosity. She's also a proud Army Officer and an NPR nerd with a deep passion for all things travel, sustainable living and adventure. Check back frequently for her latest work and be sure to connect on social media.



  • Social Media Writing
  • Digital Photography
  • Blogging
  • B2B Copywriting
  • B2C Copywriting
  • SEO Copywriting