Courtney McKinney is a writer and communications manager in Sacramento. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Salon and the Huffington Post, among others. Courtney graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 2011. Courtney once worked at A24 Films in New York — the company that released Lady Bird the same year she moved to Sacramento.
Al Eby is a professional photographer and the owner of Blue Wing Gallery in Woodland. Growing up, Al’s love of photography was inspired by his father. As an adult, photography became a natural way for him to reflect on his adventures and share them with other people.
Julianna Boggs is a journalist, nuclear mechanic and amateur space historian living in Sacramento. She specializes in food, arts, culture and pop-science writing, and has been working on a single book about all these things for many years. Keep up with her at juliblogs.wordpress.com or on Twitter @Juliboggs.
Brad Branan has been a journalist for 27 years, most recently as the cannabis reporter at The Sacramento Bee. Branan is the son of an investigative reporter. He is also a backpacker, skier, whitewater rafter and a certified California naturalist (UC ‘16.) Before moving to Sacramento, Branan worked for newspapers in Fresno, Tucson and elsewhere.
Graham Womack is a freelance writer based in Sacramento. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee and Sacramento News & Review. Follow him on Twitter @grahamdude.
Megan White blogs about food, fitness, local businesses and travel at www.unsipped.com. She also handles media relations for a large state pension fund.
Heidi Pyle is a public relations consultant at KP Public Affairs and incoming board president for Junior League of Sacramento. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned her MBA from Drexel University. Heidi is a proud Sacramento native and recently became a mother to a beautiful son, Nathan.
Charles Vincent McDonald was born in Spokane, Washington, and later moved with his family to Arlington, Virginia. Like many others, Charles first began photographing with an 35mm film camera for his high school newspaper and yearbook publications. After high school, Charles enlisted in the U.S.
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.
Andru Defeye is an established poet, writer, film editor, emcee, journalist and is currently the videographer for Comstock’s’ Buzzwords series. Defeye is founder of the Zero Forbidden Goals performance art crew (ZFG) and has performed everywhere from art museums to festival stages while also designing and developing a Hip Hop based curriculum that meets common core standards in classrooms. Defeye has worked since 2006 documenting local arts and culture as a writer and editor with publications including Sacramento News and Review and Submerge Magazine.