Zack Quaintance

Zack Quaintance has more than a decade of experience working in the media. His writing has appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Dallas Morning News and the Austin American-Statesman. He lives in Northern California. Follow him on Twitter @zackquaintance.

Ryan Lundquist

Ryan is a certified residential appraiser in the Sacramento area. He helps illuminate the local real estate market through his Sacramento Appraisal Blog. Ryan is a teacher at heart and regularly does classes for both appraisers and agents. His clients include homeowners, governmental agencies, attorneys, real estate professionals and lenders.

Steve Martarano

Steve Martarano was a reporter at the Sacramento Union for 10 years during the 1980s and reviewed several concerts at the old Cal Expo Amphitheater for the paper’s Showcase section.  He’s worked in government public affairs since 1990, for both state and federal agencies and is currently the public affairs specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s San Francisco Bay-Delta office in downtown Sacramento. Steve has lived in Sacramento’s Curtis Park neighborhood with wife Sharon for more than 30 years. Read more at www.stevemartarano.com. On Twitter @MartArchives.

Kim Palaferri

Kim Palaferri is a freelance photographer for Comstock’s magazine. 

Brandon Getty

Brandon Getty is a freelance photographer for Comstock’s. 

Debbie Cunningham

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.

Anthony G. Sheppard

Freelance writer

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.

Lisa Mooney

Lisa Mooney is a Chico-based freelance writer who focuses on international trade, food and wine. Her work has appeared in California Magazine, American Taste, and she currently serves as senior editor of The American Exporter.

Colin Goulding

Colin Goulding is a freelance food and dining reporter and an analyst at UC Davis. He lives in West Sacramento with Buffy, his Golden Retriever, and spends his free time baking and remodeling his 1940s California ranch.

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.

Gordon Fowler

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

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. 

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.

Charles Vincent McDonald

Charles Vincent McDonald is a freelance photographer in Woodland. While in the U.S. Coast Guard, he attended the U.S. Naval School of Photography. Charles worked as a Photographic Lab Technician to support the Landsat satellite imagery program at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the General Electric Company.

Ingrid Ahlgren

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

Joanna Corman

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

Cindy Baker

Cindy Baker is a Sacramento-based freelance journalist.