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 deputy 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.
Growing up in Houston, Gavin was a naturally curious kid and would ask questions about anything simply to understand more about the world. Gavin would go on to find an adoration for film as an art and began reviewing movies in late 2016 as a pastime.
Kate Gonzales is a Sacramento-based journalist who writes about class, culture and gender. She is currently the associate editor at The Imprint, a daily, nonprofit news outlet. She has worked in Northern California media for 15 years and earned her sociology degree from Sacramento State University.
Scott Thomas Anderson is a veteran reporter based in California. Anderson balances his hard news focus with cultural writing and travel journalism. He’s also the writer and producer of the “Drinkers with Writing Problems” podcast. On Twitter @STA_reporter and Instagram @scottanderson_journo.
Jesse Kathan is a freelance science journalist based in Sacramento. Their work has appeared in The Mercury News, Eos, and other outlets. They have an undergraduate degree in wildlife biology from UC Davis and a masters in science communication from UC Santa Cruz.