Joe Perfecto

Joe Perfecto is a Sacramento-based general assignment reporter and photographer.

Sen Saetern

Sen Saetern is a freelance writer, photographer and bicycle mechanic. Born in Sacramento to a Iu Mien refugee family from Laos, he is now a board member of Iu Mien Community Services and travels the country to share stories from the Iu Mien diaspora. See more at

Houghton Kinsman

Working between Cape Town and Sacramento, Houghton Kinsman’s writing has appeared in Frieze, Art South Africa, Contemporary&, and Dazed and Confused magazines. He works as the Adult Education Coordinator at the Crocker Art Museum and served previously as the Assistant to the Curator of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami.

Wayne Prince Locke

Wayne Prince Locke is a writer, musician, poet, motivational speaker and content creator. He is the CEO of Classic Future Media Group, a growing multimedia company based in Sacramento. 

Olivia Monahan

Olivia Monahan, aka Liv Styler, is a Chicana mother, journalist, editor, educator, and community advocate with a focus on telling the stories of our most marginalized communities filtered through a humanizing lens. She is an Ida B. Wells Investigative Journalism Fellow Finalist for 2022, is a member of the Parenting Journalists Society, and the Association of Raza Educators. 

Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey is a photographer, photojournalist and photo editor of the Sacramento City Express. He has a passion for documentary style photography and loves to photograph anything and everything that catches his interest.

Jefferson Miller

Jefferson Miller is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Sacramento, CA. You may recognize his retro-inspired cartoon style on beer cans, comics, books (like the A Small Fiction book) and event posters.

Joe Wong

Joe Wong is a photographer and filmmaker based in Sacramento.

Katy Karns

Advertising Coordinator

Katy Karns is a Jill of many trades. Her passion for photography started when she moved to Europe after high school. When she moved back to the states, she continued to grow her skills by taking any job she could get. Narrowing down what photography style and genre came years later. Portraits and food photography has been where she’s found the most joy.