Joanna Corman

Joanna Corman is a Sacramento-based freelance journalist, writer and editor.

Ingrid Ahlgren

Ingrid Ahlgren is a freelance writer and editor, currently based in New York City. 

Lisa Renner

Lisa Renner has been a journalist for 22 years and has worked for The California Health Report, The Modesto Bee, The San Mateo County Times and The Tri-Valley Herald. She is a freelance writer and the proud mother of two energetic small boys. She enjoys reading, camping and playing piano and violin.

Gordon Fowler

Gordon Fowler is the president and CEO of Sacramento’s 3Fold Communications, a Sacramento-based communications company.

Steve Martarano

Steve Martarano was a reporter at the Sacramento Union for 10 years during the 1980s and worked as a sportswriter, on the daytime crime beat, and reviewing concerts. He retired earlier this year after working in government public affairs for almost 30 years for several state and federal agencies, most recently for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Bay-Delta office.

Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson writes about business, emerging technologies and, most importantly, the people behind the scenes. She also practices and teaches yoga at a variety of studios in the greater Sacramento area. Karen says of her feature this month on Shiloh London: “She’s the kind of business woman, and human, we can all learn from. She shows up the same in all aspects of her life, making space to pursue her passions while balancing work.” Read more of Wilkinson’s work at www.thatbendybabe.com.

Shannon Haslinger

Shannon is a freelance writer and former editorial intern for Comstock’s. In addition to working in higher education, she returned to her first love — the written word. As a cultural historian and outdoor aficionado, she writes on a broad range of subjects.

Amber Stott

Amber K. Stott is founder and chief food genius of the nonprofit Food Literacy Center. She’s creator of the California-wide Food Literacy Month and a freelance food writer. She’s been named “Food Revolution Hero” by Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, Food Tank’s 20 Innovators Protecting the Planet and a TEDx Sacramento Changemaker Fellow. 

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Joan Cusick

Joan Cusick is an experienced journalist who started her career as a reporter and editor for The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis. From the newsroom, she moved into the corporate world, serving as a communications director for Maybelline, FedEx and Charles Schwab.

Alastair Bland

Alastair Bland is a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. He writes about agriculture, the environment, fisheries and beer. His work has appeared online in NPR’s food blog The Salt, Smithsonian.com and Yale Environment 360 and in print in the Marin Independent Journal, the East Bay Express and the Sacramento News & Review.