Russell Nichols

Russell Nichols is a freelance writer who focuses on technology, culture and mental health. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Governing Magazine and Government Technology

Jennifer Montgomery

Placer County Supervisor

Jennifer Montgomery has served as a Placer County Supervisor since 2008. Raised in Redwood City and Palo Alto, Montgomery earned her bachelor’s degree from Mills College and then studied horticulture at Sierra College.

Lisa Montanaro

Lisa Montanaro is a productivity consultant, success coach, business strategist, speaker and author who helps people live successful and passionate lives, and enjoy productive and profitable businesses and careers. Lisa is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Life Organizer and DECIDE to be Organized.

Courtney McKinney

Courtney McKinney is a writer and communications manager in Sacramento. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Salon and the Huffington Post, among others. Courtney graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 2011. Courtney once worked at A24 Films in New York — the company that released Lady Bird the same year she moved to Sacramento.

Al Eby

Photographer

Al Eby is a professional photographer and the owner of Blue Wing Gallery in Woodland. Growing up, Al’s love of photography was inspired by his father. As an adult, photography became a natural way for him to reflect on his adventures and share them with other people.

Julianna Boggs

Julianna Boggs is a journalist, nuclear mechanic and amateur space historian living in Sacramento. She specializes in food, arts, culture and pop-science writing, and has been working on a single book about all these things for many years. Keep up with her at juliblogs.wordpress.com or on Twitter @Juliboggs.

Brad Branan

Brad Branan has been a journalist for 27 years, most recently as the cannabis reporter at The Sacramento Bee. Branan is the son of an investigative reporter. He is also a backpacker, skier, whitewater rafter and a certified California naturalist (UC ‘16.) Before moving to Sacramento, Branan worked for newspapers in Fresno, Tucson and elsewhere.

Graham Womack

Graham Womack is a freelance writer based in Sacramento. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee and Sacramento News & Review. Follow him on Twitter @grahamdude.