Rahul Lal is a freelance photographer and student at Sacramento State. He’s been a part of The State Hornet, the student-run media organization, and has done sports photography work for the city of Elk Grove’s newspaper The Elk Grove Citizen.
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 writes a thrice-weekly online column, The Goldman State at goldmanstate.com. He wrote the Working Lunch column for Comstock’s for nearly 15 years.
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 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.
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.
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.
Suzanne Lucas spent 10 years in corporate human resources, where she hired, fired, managed the numbers and double-checked with the lawyers. Read more at www.evilhrlady.org. On Twitter @RealEvilHRLady.
Jeff Wilser is the author of “The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden” from Three Rivers Press. He has written five previous books, including “Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life.” His writing has appeared in print or online in New York magazine, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, TIME, Glamour, Cosmo, Esquire, mental_floss, Men’s Fitness, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Comstock’s, The Miami Herald, Detroit Free Press and The Huffington Post. For more, visit www.jeffwilser.com.
Allen Young formerly worked as an associate editor for Comstock’s magazine, and as a staff writer at the Sacramento Business Journal. He is now a freelance writer, reporting at the California intersection of business and politics. On Twitter @allenmyoung.