Dave Kempa is a freelance reporter and adjunct journalism professor at American River College. A resident of Southside Park, he serves on the boards of local nonprofits 916 Ink and Alchemist CDC.
Willie Clark is a writer, editor, photographer, barrel-rider, reliable brave guy, and co-host of the 8 Bit Awesome podcast. You can find his scribings locally at the Sacramento News & Review, SF Weekly, and of course, here, and nationally at Polygon, Vice, Playboy, KillScreen and many other fine dining establishments … or you know. Read more of his work at willieclark.contently.com. On Twitter @_WillieClark.
Vanessa Richardson is a freelance writer in Sacramento who covers finance, startups and women in business. She also writes for Entrepreneur, Fortune and Money magazines.
Trish Moratto Litke is a communications consultant who specializes in public relations, social media strategy, copywriting and journalism. She is an outdoor enthusiast and avid traveler, which has taken her to more than 40 countries. She is based among the pine trees in Grass Valley.
Cherise Henry is a freelance writer, editor and journalist, and provides communications consulting services for companies and organizations. She’s passionate about telling meaningful stories and creating authentic content, connecting with people through the written word. She earned degrees in journalism and marketing from Sacramento State, and is a certified meeting and event planner. Read more at www.cherisehenry.com. On Twitter @cherisehenry.
Anna Petkovich is a recent New York City transplant by way of Sacramento. Her work has appeared in Sactown, The Bold Italic and Comstock’s magazine. Her focus is on the arts, dining news and travel. Her (fairly vacant) Twitter is @a_petkovich.
Jennifer Newman is a brand director by day and the founder of Creating Your Own Path, a podcast and media company focused on celebrating adventure and creativity in equal measure. The podcast features interviews with inspiring individuals and change-makers from various creative industries and can be found wherever podcasts are available. For more information, visit www.creatingyourownpath.com. Find Jennifer on Twitter @jenniferenewman.
Anthony G. Sheppard is a professor and former chair in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration at Sacramento State. He teaches business topics in Commercial Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality and his doctoral dissertation focused on tourist satisfaction and repeat visitation. He has been co-director of the Sacramento Film & Music Festival since 2004 and frequently writes on topics related to film and the film industry. Follow Anthony on Twitter @Arrenbas.
Debbie Cunningham of DL Cunningham Photography is a freelance photographer who specializes in food, editorial and event photography, but sees pictures everywhere and in everything. She is a contributing photographer for Comstock’s magazine, Sacramento Magazine and Edible Sacramento, among other publications, and has been published nationwide. When she comes out from behind the lens, you can find her loving on her pets, making messes in her kitchen and eating her way through the Capital Region. Her work can be viewed and purchased at www.dlcunninghamphotography.com.
Brandon Getty is a freelance photographer for Comstock’s.