memugNov2013Laurel Busch, Adviser

Laurel Busch came to Reno in the 1970s to go to college and never left. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UNR. She is founder of The City of Trembling Leaves blog, where she covers Northern Nevada book news. Her career experience includes producing an academic economics journal and editing environmental and engineering design reports. Her passions are researching family history and gardening. Read her stories.

Bob ConradBob Conrad, Publisher / Editor / Co-founder

Bob Conrad is proprietor and co-founder of ThisisReno. He’s been a Reno resident since 1990. He manages ThisisReno and Conrad Communications, LLC. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has a doctorate in educational leadership. Read his stories.


Ryan Jerz, Co-founder, Adviser

Ryan works on the campus of the University of Nevada. As a co-founder of this site, he rarely spends much time contributing anymore, but will occasionally appear with a story of personal experience in the Reno area. He loves the town and may never leave. Read his stories.

Nick McCabeNick McCabe, Concerts, Photographer

Nick McCabe is a Reno-based photojournalist and musician. He’s been shooting concerts in the Reno-Tahoe area since 2006 and writing articles and reviews since 2012, as well as doing interviews on occasion. His musical education and playing experience goes back to 1967. He is a founding member of the Reno Tahoe Forte’ Awards, and he still plays music locally for enjoyment. First concert: Jimi Hendrix. Last concert: we’ll see. Read his stories.

erin meyeringErin Meyering, Writer

Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.

Chris MoranChris Moran, Tourism

Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Commission on Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Read her stories.

Dana Nollsch, Arts, Theater

Dana Nollsch is a lifelong Reno area resident. He is a photographer, artist, journalist, and spiritual leader. His work has been seen in many local publications and many national publications as well, award winning for his photojournalism. Dana has a unique eye that shows in his photography and a unique voice that is evident in his writing. His involvement in the local theater and arts community gives him an informed and honest perspective. Owner and operator of PhotoZen he offers his skills and insight to many industries. Read his stories.

carla o'dayCarla Roccapriore O’Day, Government Reporter

Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics.  Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.  She left Northern Nevada in 2011 for Phoenix and then moved with her husband and son to the southeast Asian nation of Singapore.  They returned to the area in summer 2014.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, traveling, going for walks, reading and spending time with her family. Read her stories.

Ty O'NeilTy O’Neil, Photojournalist

Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at ThisisReno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad. Read his stories.

Kylie RoweKylie Rowe, Contributor

Kylie Rowe is the Vice President of Corporate Relocation at Dickson Realty, formerly the founding Assistant Director at the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship and President of Nevada’s Graduation Student Association. Kylie serves on the EDAWN board and is team member of TEDxUniversityofNevada. She studied Economics as an undergraduate, later earned a Masters in Social Work, and will complete a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017. Kylie enjoys public speaking and is an ambassador for Reno, Sparks & Lake Tahoe. Read her stories.

Brianna SullivanBrianna Sullivan, Lifestyle Writer

Bri is a recent Reno transplant, originally from Montana, and excited to explore the city and highlight local businesses and events. She is a full-time pharmacist, but enjoys writing and photography. She also has a personal blog. Read her stories.

John TucknessJohn Tuckness, Photographer

John Tuckness has been photographing rock concerts in the Reno/Sparks/Tahoe area and as far as Northern California since 2004. He tries to attend as many shows as he can. John knew he wanted to be a concert photographer when he went to his first concert, Kiss and Montrose way back in 1976. He saw three guys shooting the show and thought to himself, “that’s what I want to do.” After many years of undercover work (sneaking his camera into venues), he finally got noticed and started getting photo passes through PR people and the bands. John has had many of his photos published in newspapers, websites and band autobiographies. Read his stories.

Past Contributors

  • Rebecca Allured
  • Ron Andersen
  • John Butler
  • Bethany Drysdale
  • Emmett Esnard
  • Jessy Fagundes
  • Kendra Fleming, Intern.
  • Cameron Hawkins
  • Miriam Hodgman, Writer, Photographer
  • Victoria Janicke, Intern, Photographer.
  • Paul Kiser
  • Hope Loudon, Writer. .
  • Bridget Meade, Graduate Intern
  • Jeff Moser
  • Jose Oliveras
  • Skylar Owens
  • Tarrian Rodgers, Sports Intern
  • Jamie Roice-Gomes
  • Brianna Soloski, Writer
  • Chris Vega, Intern
  • Marion Vermazen
  • Samantha Wang, Intern
  • Austin Wright