Andrew Calisterio

Andrew Calisterio is a freelance photographer and content creator. He developed his passion for photography while working in the liquor and spirits industry for over a decade, and is influenced by street photography, bar culture and portrait work. He is a Sacramento native and a longtime San Francisco resident, and shares his wide array of interests via his Instagram accounts, @Boozehoundcc and @LoFivePhoto.

Kelsey Brown

Kelsey Brown is a freelance writer and a student at CSU Long Beach. Brown was the news editor and a journalist for Sacramento City College’s online newspaper, The Express.

Rahul Lal

Rahul Lal is a freelance photographer and student at Sacramento State. He’s been a part of The State Hornet, the student-run media organization, and has done sports photography work for the city of Elk Grove’s newspaper The Elk Grove Citizen.

Diana Martinez

Diana Martinez, a Realtor with Keller Williams, has been selling real estate since 2007. She started her career in new home sales with JMC Homes, then switched to residential resales in 2010. She focuses on the Elk Grove and Sacramento areas.

Ed Goldman

Ed Goldman writes a thrice-weekly online column, The Goldman State at He wrote the Working Lunch column for Comstock’s for nearly 15 years. 

Zahra Hamdani

Zahra Hamdani works at a mental health nonprofit in Sacramento and earned her MBA from California Southern University. She enjoys reading news stories and mystery novels and is also a freelance writer.

Marcus Crowder

Marcus Crowder is an arts writer based in Northern California. For 17 years he was the theater critic at The Sacramento Bee where he also wrote about jazz, pop and dance. His reviews and interviews include Sting, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Sonny Rollins, Chita Rivera and Greta Gerwig. His work has appeared in Alta, American Theatre, Diablo Magazine, Sactown, San Francisco Chronicle and 7×7. Onstage he has interviewed Alice Waters, Frank Rich, Lara Downes and Dave Douglas. He graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in English (Writing) and has an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute.

Kelly Barr

Kelly Barr is the former art director for Comstock’s, a creative professional and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Practitioner. In the past, she has also contributed to the magazine as a freelance designer and photographer.

Kelly Azevedo

Kelly Azevedo is the founder of She’s Got Systems. She has worked in start-up, growing, six-figure and million-dollar online businesses with a variety of entrepreneurs. She’s managed programs varying from private client coaching and small groups, all the way to larger programs serving hundreds of clients simultaneously. Familiar with the systems and behind-the-scenes support of these successful entrepreneurs, she’s created easy-to-implement and powerful systems to help you reach the next level. Her work has appeared in print or online in the New York Times, Forbes, Inc., US News, Mashable and The Huffington Post. On Twitter @krazevedo.