About The Incline

We believe that connecting with your city shouldn’t feel like work.

That’s why we curate the best events around town, explain what’s happening in our city and why it matters, and highlight the people, businesses, and organizations that are working to make Pittsburgh a brighter place — all in a short, delightful email newsletter. Whether you’re a lifelong Pittsburgher or a newcomer, we want you to feel right at home.

Ready to get started? Sign up for our email newsletter, or become an Incline member to get free and discounted admission to events, special members-only content, and access to a community of locals who love making the most of this city.

Got questions or suggestions? Send us a note at [email protected]. We read all emails, and we do our best to respond in a jiffy. 👍 

Got a sales question? Email Benjamin Chaffee at [email protected].


Francesca Dabecco is The Incline’s director. She brings writing experience, marketing expertise, and a big love for her hometown of Pittsburgh. Francesca’s a writer with an endless curiosity for her city and the people and places that make it so special. Her metaphorical newsroom office door is always open for questions, news leads, tips, and hellos at [email protected]



Rossilynne Culgan 

Rossilynne is ardent supporter of the Pittsburgh ‘S’. She grew up on a Westmoreland County farm (go Penn-Trafford!) and now lives in the Strip District. She’s the author of a Pittsburgh guide book called “100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die.” When she’s not writing (or even when she is), you can find her hanging out with her husband Shane and their sassy cat Cleocatra


Colin Deppen 

Colin joined The Incline as a reporter/curator in August 2017. He’s a Pittsburgh transplant, a husband, and dad to two dogs (Spencer and Zola) and one human child (Rory). When he’s not walking the four-legged kids near his Mount Washington home, he’s writing about Pittsburgh’s urban deer, Pittsburgh’s YouTube stars, the meaning of life, and forgotten people.  




The Incline has sister publications in four cities (The Evergrey, Seattle; Bridgeliner, Portland; The New Tropic, Miami; Pulptown, Orlando), and we all rely on the folks at WhereBy.Us HQ for help building our technology and making the newsletter sparkle.  

Front page skyline photo by Igor Oliyarnik / Unsplash