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 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 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.
John Blomster is a freelance writer and lifelong Sacramento-resident.
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.
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.
Ingrid Ahlgren is a freelance writer and editor, currently based in New York City.
Joanna Corman is a Sacramento-based freelance journalist, writer and editor.
Josh Brodesky is a San Antonio-based writer.
Cindy Baker is a Sacramento-based freelance journalist.
Nelson Harvey is a freelance print and radio journalist currently based in Denver, Colorado. He is also the editor of edibleASPEN magazine. He has reported for a wide range of newspapers, magazines, websites and radio stations, and particularly likes writing about food, agriculture, and the environment. Nelson has worked as a farmer, waiter, juicer, tutor, delivery man, recycling collector, amateur mixologist, and lab intern.
Kristen Larson is a former freelance writer current owner of Kristen Larson Content Marketing.
Janet Fullwood is a Sacramento-based freelance journalist.
Robert Ehlert is a freelance writer.
Kim Laughton is president of Schwab Charitable, based in San Francisco.
Robert Celaschi is a freelance writer and editor based in Washington, D.C.
Bill Romanelli is a public affairs consultant with APCO Worldwide and an avid outdoorsman. On Twitter @bromanel.
Kibkabe Araya is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in the Seattle Times, the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Business Journal and Redding Record Searchlight.
Michael Strech is the president and CEO of the North State Building Industry Association.
Stephanie Flores is the former managing editor of Comstock’s. She is now a freelance writer residing in New Zealand.