Jefferson Miller is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Sacramento, CA. You may recognize his retro-inspired cartoon style on beer cans, comics, books (like the A Small Fiction book) and event posters.
Joe Wong is a photographer and filmmaker based in Sacramento.
Katy Karns is a Jill of many trades. Her passion for photography started when she moved to Europe after high school. When she moved back to the states, she continued to grow her skills by taking any job she could get. Narrowing down what photography style and genre came years later. Portraits and food photography has been where she’s found the most joy.
Ed Fletcher is a multimedia journalist, filmmaker and community leader who was born and raised in the Sacramento region.
Celia Coughlin-Surridge is an SEO Specialist and freelance writer based in Sacramento, CA working with clients nationwide. Her passion is building her boutique SEO Agency helping business consultants grow their audience and revenue. Celia is heavily involved with the Sacramento young professional community and sits on the Northern California Better Business Bureau Board, as well as the NAWBO Sacramento Valley Board as the Marketing Chair. She is currently working towards her BS in Business Administration, and along with her husband and toddler, loves to make frequent trips to FairyTale Town.
Khalil Bourgoub is a former marketing assistant at Comstock’s. A Sacramento State alumnus, Khalil wrote a music column for the State Hornet where he would curate playlists for specific occasions. Outside of work you can find him at a local music venue or the Bark Park Downtown dog park.
Mark Noriega is Accenture’s Sacramento Office Managing Director and leads the Public Service practice, working with the State of California. In this bi-monthly content for Comstock’s, he shares insights on the latest workforce themes, trends and issues impacting California’s Capital Region.
Mark Heckey has over thirty years of professional experience in planning, land development, and real estate. Since 2017, he has been a freelance writer, with his work appearing in online magazines such as California Update.
Vanessa Labi is assistant editor for Comstock’s and a writer who specializes in arts and culture. She earned her English degree from UCLA. She shares cultural commentary, essays and recommendations in her newsletter, The Vessel. See her work at Vanessa-Labi.com. On Instagram @Vanessa.Labi.
Ray Sotero was a reporter and editor covering mostly politics, government and business for 22 years for The Modesto Bee and The Sacramento Bee, Gannett News Service and USAToday. A veteran of two combat tours in Vietnam, he is a 1979 Nevada Journalism grad and retired in 2019 after 19 years as a communications director for five successive California State senators.