Daniel Barnes is a freelance writer, film critic, beer enthusiast and member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. His work has appeared in the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento News & Review, East Bay Express, Philadelphia Weekly, Sacramento Magazine, San Antonio Current and many other fine print and online publications across the country.
Vanessa Labi is a freelance contributor to Comstock’s magazine. She earned her B.S. in English at UCLA. Vanessa specializes in culture, arts, lifestyle and personal essays. As a long-time style blogger, she documents her personal style, daily inspiration and favorite hangouts at Babe-sicle.com. She can be found on Instagram @babesicle.
Jordan Venema is a California-based writer that enjoys gin and teaching himself dead languages. He received a master’s of liberal arts from St. John’s College, but swears he’s learned more from his precocious son, Cassian, than he ever did from a book.
Rich Ehisen is a freelance writer and the managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal. His work has appeared in Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco Magazine, California Journal, Sacramento Magazine and the Lexis Legal Network. On Twitter @WordsmithRich.
Jennifer writes about food, travel and sustainability for publications around the world. She earned her B.A. in geology and English at Mount Holyoke College and is currently completing her M.A. in creative writing at UC Davis. See her work at jcfrgsn.journoportfolio.com.
Russell Nichols is a freelance writer who focuses on technology, culture and mental health. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Governing Magazine and Government Technology.
Laurie Lauletta-Boshart is a contributing writer and editor for consumer publications, Fortune 500 companies, small business and higher education. She has written for Dwell, ESPN, Wall Street Journal, SI.com (Sports Illustrated) and others. On Twitter @laurieboshart or www.wordplaycommunications.com.
Jennifer Montgomery has served as a Placer County Supervisor since 2008. Raised in Redwood City and Palo Alto, Montgomery earned her bachelor’s degree from Mills College and then studied horticulture at Sierra College.
Lisa Montanaro is a productivity consultant, success coach, business strategist, speaker and author who helps people live successful and passionate lives, and enjoy productive and profitable businesses and careers. Lisa is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Life Organizer and DECIDE to be Organized.