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Staff & Contributors

Mayumi Elegado
Publisher / Owner
Ally Gravina
Associate Editor: Mountain Life, Arts & Culture, and Food
Sage Sauerbrey
Associate Editor, Sports & Outdoors, News
Lauren Shearer
Graphic Designer
Jeremy Jensen
Photographer / Photo Editor
Jamie Wanzek
Office Administrator / Writer
Andrea Bartunek
Writer
Megan Brancaccio
Columnist
Monica Caldari

Brian Coe
Writer
Emily Dettling
Photographer
Mike English
Cartoonist
Jackie Ginley
Columnist
Eleanore Hamilton
Columnist
Frances Joy Hamilton
Columnist
Tim Hauserman
Columnist
Jim Hemig
Columnist
Trevor Husted
Writer
Briitni Kern
Columnist
Lolly Kupec
Writer
Brennan Lagasse

Kara LaPoint
Writer
Eric Larusson
Writer
Linda Lindsay
Columnist
Sean McAlindin
Columnist
Christina Nemec

Eric Perlman
Writer
Ming Poon

Marianne M. Porter
Columnist
Eve Quesnel
Columnist
Amie Quirarte
Columnist
Laura Read
Copy Editor, Writer
Meghan Robins
Writer
Mike Rogge
Columnist
Gary Romano
Columnist
Ryan Salm
Writer / Photographer
Jill Sanford

JP Schlick
Writer
Alexandra Spychalsky
Writer
Delroy the Cat
Writer
Indy the Dog
Columnist / Photographer
Melissa Siig
Associate Editor: News and Sports
Dave Zook
Writer
David Bunker
Writer
Robert Ayres
Columnist
Wishelle Banks
Writer
Carla Brown
Columnist
Julie Brown
Associate Editor
Olive Brown
Columnist / Photographer
Andrew Browning
Photographer
Karin Carrasco
Office Administrator
Ronnie Colby

Sara David

David Eisenstark

Shawna Ellefson
Sales Representative, North Shore
Kara Fox
Associate Editor, News and Opinion
Robert Frohlich

Alexis Garduno

Anne Grogan

Michele Hagan
Columnist
Meghan Herbst
Associate Editor
Beth Ingalls

Lis Korb
Columnist
Seth Lightcap

Ann Lindemann

Maura Mack
Columnist
Pam McAdoo

Matt McDonald

Ashley Owen
Associate Editor, Arts & Culture and Food
Kyril Plaskon
Writer
Flip Speckleman

Julie Stanley
Sales Representative
Karyn Stanley

Abby Stevens
Office Administrator / Writer
Terray Sylvester

Tobias the Cat
Columnist / Photographer
Keaven Van Lom
Writer
Jeanne Kirschner
Sales Representative, North Shore
Kira Catanzaro

Jennifer Pizzi
Intern / Office Administrator / Writer
Glenn Polochko
Circulation

Moonshine Ink is North Lake Tahoe/Truckee’s independent newspaper, on streets since 2002. We produce a monthly print publication with 24,000 monthly readers, breaking news emails sent to over 1,400 subscribers, a frequently updated website, and a comprehensive and up-to-date TAP Calendar of events. In addition to providing the community with quality in-depth reporting and information, we offer local businesses and organizations an effective and affordable marketing outlet.

Committed to keeping Tahoe smart, we cover everything from breaking news to inspiring stories and distribute our paper for FREE on the second Friday of every month in over 200 locations. Over the years, we have been honored to receive the following awards:

Most recently Moonshine Ink was awarded five accolades from the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest in the categories of Best Investigative Series, Best Sports Feature, Civi - Community Service Award, Social Media Journalism, and Best Series Ad idea. See full list of awards, here. 

Moonshine Ink is fortunate to have a staff comprised of talented professionals who have been honing their craft for years. Meet the Moonshine team above, and then stop by our Truckee office and say hi sometime. #keeptahoesmart

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November 9, 2017