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.

Wes Davis

Wes Davis is an artist and photographer based in Northern California. After completing a degree in photography from Sacramento State, he spent 12 years directing an art gallery and managing a mixed-use photography studio. His portfolio is available online at and you can follow him on Instagram at @wesdavisphotography.

Kial James

Kial James is an award-winning photographer and artist based in Nevada City, California whose work has been published all over the world. Kial’s images are infused with colorful landscapes, stunning astro photography, picturesque scenes of the Gold Country and his muse, The Yuba River.

Mariah Quintanilla

Mariah Quintanilla is a freelance illustrator based in the magical forests of Northern California. After earning a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, she discovered that she could marry her passion for storytelling and art by illustrating for publications. Since then, she has regularly illustrated for Sacramento Magazine and continues to create commissioned art for various clients. 

Ashley Hayes-Stone

Ashley Hayes-Stone is a freelance photographer and writer whose work has been published in Sacramento News & Review, The Sacramento Bee, and the Fort Bragg Advocate-News. She covers sports, music, arts and news. Online at