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Amanda Alfonso

Seattle, Washington

Amanda is a writer born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and based in Seattle, Washington. She earned a BFA in Motion Pictures and Television, with an emphasis in screenwriting. When she’s not creating her own stories, she enjoys watching films from all over the world and believes that language shouldn’t be barrier but a bridge between cultures – and creating art is essential in expressing this. To her, reading is a large part of the writing process and loves absorbing everything in the written word, from contemporary work to classic literature. Her work is based on shorter format screenwriting, such as sketch comedy and short films, in the vein of “Portlandia”, “Bojack Horseman” and the works of Miranda July. While she mainly focuses in the genre of dark comedy, she’s inspired by a range of writers and artistic mediums.

Meaghan Alfonso

San Francisco, California

Meaghan is a painter and animator from San Francisco. Art has been important to her all her life, but didn’t decide to make that her career until after two years of community college. She achieved a BS in Media Arts & Animation at the Art Institute of California in 2015. As an animator, life is not taken too seriously–yet it is enjoyed! Even though life brings in hardships, she bounces back and puts its on a canvas. She has shown her own art in a few galleries around San Francisco and has also curated a couple shows. Making artwork and collaborating with creative people is her highest passion. But promoting and supporting artists worldwide is most important!

Tabbitha Elizabeth

Vallejo, California

Born and raised in Oakland California. Arts and culture is an everyday existence, in her bones primarily a writer, actor, dancer, YouTuber, and yogi student. Tabbitha studied theater and entertainment design in college. She has worked on stages internationally as talent and a designer. She delves in music, and the art of The Sideshow. For two years she traveled the US and Canada performing burlesque, sideshow, and slam poetry. For a time she worked as the makeup and wig mistress for San Francisco Playhouse, working on such shows as ‘Into The Woods’ and ‘Red Velvet’. Now she writes, directs, and edits a few successful YouTube channel shows as well as continuing a lively stage career. Determined to stay open and learning, when she is not working she is found reading, writing, or meditating. Admittedly addicted to non-fiction in her text she seeks escape and fantasy in arts and experiences.

Blanton Ross

Joshua Tree, California

Blanton is a composer, sound designer, musician and mixed media artist, best known as the frontman for the Avant-Americana ensemble “Tears of the Moosechaser” and the following solitary expression “Mesquite Treason”.  Blanton’s recent work explores the spiritual intersection of digital and natural creation. Earth centered content and site specific performances in remote locations have conjured the Neo-Pagan label Techno-Shamanism.  Multimedia elements (Film, video, dance or interactivity) often accompany his electro-acoustic work, as does the “digital concréte” manipulation of common sound.  Blanton has a BFA in Multi-Focus Music Technologies from California Institute Of The Arts.

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Jon Bauer

San Francisco, California

Jon Bauer has devoted the last few years to combining his passion for music, travel and photography. He regularly shoots the Treasure Island Music Festival, Outside Lands, and Noise Pop as a house photographer. Jon also shoots for The Denver Post and several prominent Bay Area music blogs.

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Connor Behrens

Article Writer

Connor is a journalist and writer from Houston, Texas. Art has had a profound impact on his life, and he decided to mesh his love of art with journalism three years ago in community college. He is on his way to achieving a BA in Print/Digital Media Journalism this summer at the University of Houston. As an entertainment writer, Connor spends his time actively watching all types of film and television! He is inspired by the power of art media like film and theater to influence and motivate all walks of life. Art offers the chance for individuals to develop both knowledge and inspiration. Some of his favorite films include “Chinatown,” “The Dark Knight” and “JAWS.”

Scott Cronan

Photographer | Videographer | Article Writer

Scott Cronan’s first “real” camera was a Nikon FE that was handed down to him in high school for a photography class. Over the years, he refined his approach to taking photographs and, with a journalistic eye, looks for a unique perspective to relate each individual moment. He also produces, directs, shoots, and edits at 24 images per second through his Southern California based Production Company, CronanLand Media. A scholar of the Arts and of the human condition, Scott strives to give his audience a fresh view of the world around us all. From the very useless and mundane to the most volatile and explosive subject matter, his viewpoint is sure to elicit a response.

Richard Dickow, Jr.

Article Writer

After selecting music as a minor field of study while earning a Communication degree from the University of Arizona, USA. Rick hopped on the radio waves in Tucson, AZ and later continued his passion for radio at KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford University, where he met David Leikam, Founder of tAN. “Ranger” Rick maintains a blog which was spawned after the success of his radio program “Quasi Music Therapy”. Rick is inspired by the power of music to influence people, and loves when music helps people grow in wisdom and compassion. Discovering great new music is one of his favorite things. Some of his favorites are Reggae, Electro, Rock, Pop, and Soul. In 2010, Rick moved from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area in search of love. After finding it, he has taken her with him to Austin, TX for the music.