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’s thrice-weekly column, The Goldman State, began a year ago and has readers in 10 states. He wrote the Working Lunch column for Comstock’s for 15 years and the Sacramentions column for Sacramento Magazine for 10 years. He also wrote a daily column for eight years for the Sacramento Business Journal, which has published three of his five books, and was a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times for 10 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.

Eva Roethler

Eva Roethler specializes in food, agriculture, culture, arts, sustainability and satire writing. She earned her B.S. in human nutrition at Arizona State University and was previously the special sections editor for Comstock’s magazine. On Twitter @EvaRoethler

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.

Bob Burns

Bob Burns covered golf for The Sacramento Bee for and freelanced for several national magazines, including Golf Digest and Golf World. He was inducted into the Sacramento Golf Hall of Fame in 2019 and is the author of “The Track in the Forest,” a book about the 1968 U.S. Olympic men’s track and field trials among at Echo Summit. 

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.