Michelle Locke

Michelle is a Bay area-based freelance writer who reports frequently on wine, food and travel. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, and she is a wine and spirits columnist at palatepress.com.

Karen Hao

Karen Hao is a Berkeley-based journalist mainly covering the environment, science and technology. Most recently, her work has appeared in Sierra magazine, How We Get to Next and The Chronicle for Social Change, among others. She graduated from MIT with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Energy Studies.

Bill Sessa

Bill Sessa is a Sacramento-based freelancer writer for Comstock’s magazine.

Shannon Haslinger

Shannon is a freelance writer and former editorial intern for Comstock’s. In addition to working in higher education, she returned to her first love — the written word. As a cultural historian and outdoor aficionado, she writes on a broad range of subjects.