Blair Anthony Robertson

Blair Anthony Robertson is a freelance writer who previously worked at The Sacramento Bee in multiple roles over 18 years, including feature writer, restaurant critic and craft beer columnist. He also worked at the Detroit Free Press and at the Charlotte Observer. These days, he is a dog lover, fitness enthusiast, avid cook and devoted vegan.

Tom Couzens

Tom Couzens is the former executive editor of Comstock’s. Inspired by The Washington Post’s coverage of Watergate, he joined the newspaper staff at his high school, where one of his duties was writing editorials. A graduate of the University of Maryland’s College of Journalism, he has worked for five newspapers, including The Sacramento Bee. Before joining Comstock’s, his first non-daily journalism job, his most recent position was News Editor for The Bee. On Twitter @tomcouzens.

James Raia

James Raia, a freelance writer in Sacramento, writes about sports and lifestyle topics. He publishes the website theweeklydriver.com and its corresponding automotive podcast.

Luis Gael Jimenez

Luis Gael Jimenez is an award-winning writer and photojournalist living in Sacramento. Jimenez recently won first place for a profile story from the California News Publishers Association for an essay he wrote about reconnecting with his homeless father after three years of silence.

Bethany Crouch

Bethany Crouch is a speaker, columnist, poet, philanthropist, moderator and on-air host. For 20 years, Bethany worked as a TV news broadcaster, reporter and producer for NBC, CBS, FOX and CW affiliates. Currently, she guest hosts on News 93.1 KFBK and serves as media liaison for various businesses and charities.

Matthew Keys

Matthew Keys is the former digital editor for Comstock’s. He previously worked for Reuters in New York City, KTXL FOX40 in Sacramento, KGO-TV in San Francisco, the Winters Express, the Fairfield-Suisun Daily Republic and the digital media startup Grasswire. On LinkedIn at bit.ly/matthewkeys.

Nicolette Lovell

Nicolette Lovell was born and raised in Northern California. Most often, she can be found exploring cities for hidden gems, grubbing down at her favorite restaurants, or running into the wilderness with her family. Storytelling is her passion. She is a cause-driven, travel photographer available for travel worldwide.

Art Director

Editorial Designer

Marissa Lewis is the art director for Comstock’s magazine. She earned her degree in graphic design from University of the Pacific in 2016. In addition to being a designer, Marissa enjoys reading comics, playing video games, and watching the latest movies and TV shows. Currently, she lives in Sacramento with her husband. On Instagram at @artful_mari

Hector Amezcua

Hector Amezcua is a freelance photographer for Comstock’s. An award-winning bilingual photojournalist based in Sacramento, he worked for the McClatchy Company for 27 years and received an FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems license in 2017.

Most recently, he covered California’s largest wildfires, the Tubbs, Carr and Camp fires. In 2019, he was a finalist for the Northern California Emmy Awards for the video “When Paradise Became Hell: The Story of The Camp Fire.”  

Carly Cornejo

Carly Cornejo is the former art director for Comstock’s magazine. 

She discovered her passion for publication design through an internship in New York City at a national magazine. As her career advanced she has found herself in the art director’s position for several magazines in and around the Sacramento area. 

She graduated from Sac State with a bachelor’s of science in graphic design.