Dakota Morlan

Dakota Morlan is a freelance contributor for Comstock’s magazine and other online publications, as well as editor at the Calaveras Enterprise, a newsweekly in the Mother Lode region. She has won awards for her investigative reporting on local crime and the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on Medium and her website, dakotamorlan.com. On Twitter @DakotaNMorlan.

Ken Smith

Ken Smith is a freelance writer, public relations consultant and video producer who is also managing editor of Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine magazine. More at kdscommunications.com.

Phillip Baldwin

Phillip Baldwin is a mysterious creature. Not much is known about him, as he rarely ventures beyond the walls of his natural habitat: an eerily lit home-recording studio where he toils away into the late night hours, conjuring enigmatic audio from some illusive plane of the conceptual realm. On occasion, he finds work as a freelancer in the field of sound.

Katey Hamill

Katey Hamill is a freelance photographer, writer, and videographer based in Truckee, CA. She grew up a “mountain kid” and spent countless hours exploring her Sierra surrounded neighborhood. Katey now takes every opportunity she can to explore her neighborhood and beyond with a camera in hand. Check out her website (www.kateyhamill.com) and Instagram page (@kateyhamill).

Karlos Rene Ayala

Karlos Rene Ayala is a freelance photographer, videographer, documentarian, and writer living in Sacramento.  

Kelly Barr

Kelly Barr is the former art director for Comstock’s, a creative professional and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Certified Practitioner. In the past, she has also contributed to the magazine as a freelance designer and photographer.

Sara Nevis

Sara Nevis is a writer and photographer based in Sacramento. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and being an air traffic controller, she became a photographer and studied photography and journalism at Sacramento City College, where she was the photo editor for the Sacramento City Express. She is continuing her education at Sacramento State.

Steph Rodriguez

Steph Rodriguez is an award-winning journalist and editor who crafts stories that mirror Sacramento’s diverse culture. An active freelance journalist for more than 15 years, she’s written articles for the Sacramento News & Review, Edible Sacramento, Sacramento Magazine and Capital Public Radio. When she’s not covering Sacramento’s food scene, she enjoys spending time with her son, Elliot, and partner, David. Read more at stephrodriguezwrites.com.

Nijzel Dotson

Nijzel Dotson is a student journalist and the Arts & Entertainment editor for Sacramento State’s student-run news organization, The State Hornet.

Danielle McKinney

Danielle McKinney is a current junior at Sacramento State, where she is pursuing a degree in journalism. She recently received an associate degree in journalism from Sacramento City College, where she spent three semesters at the student-run Express newspaper, serving as co-editor-in-chief during her last semester. Read more at www.urdoseofdan.com.