Laurel 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 POSTS.
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, is accredited in public relations and has his doctorate in educational leadership. READ HIS POSTS.
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 POSTS.
Erin Meyering is the Associate Editor at edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her black lab, Biscotti.
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 POSTS.
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 POSTS.
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 posts.
Skylar is an award-winning in Reno, Nevada & New York City, New York artist from Reno, Nevada, She has lived in Reno for over 10 years and loves every minute of it. She is a huge sports fan — Go Pack! — and music lover; a self taught pianist/keyboardist. She got her big break in photography by photographing the Jonas Brothers on their 2013 tour in San Francisco, and ever since then she has been photographing more events, starting with ThisisReno in the summer of 2015.
Jamie Roice-Gomes, Volunteer
Jamie Roice-Gomes is the Radon Education Coordinator for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Radon Education program. She has a strong background in Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Science. Armed with her passion to increase awareness and appreciation of environmental issues, she completed her Master of Arts in Interactive Environmental Journalism at the Reynold’s School of Journalism. There she discovered her love for multimedia and infographics and how they can help communicate technical issues to the public. She also enjoys working out, refinishing furniture, the Great Basin desert, and spending time with her husband and their mini Australian Shepard. READ HER POSTS.
Jim Scripps, Adviser
Jim Scripps is a writer and marketing professional living in Reno, Nev. He has worked as a writer and editor for several newspapers, magazines and online properties, as well as marketing manager in the tourism and non-profit industries. He owns a company that manufactures and sells components for the cycling market. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.
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. See his articles and photos.
- Rebecca Allured
- Ron Andersen
- John Butler
- Bethany Drysdale
- Emmett Esnard
- Kendra Fleming, Intern. READ HER POSTS
- Miriam Hodgman, Writer, Photographer
- Victoria Janicke, Intern, Photographer. READ HER POSTS
- Paul Kiser
- Hope Loudon, Writer. READ HER POSTS.
- Bridget Meade, Graduate Intern
- Jeff Moser
- Jose Oliveras
- Tarrian Rodgers, Sports Intern
- Brianna Soloski, Writer
- Chris Vega, Intern
- Marion Vermazen
- Samantha Wang, Intern
- Austin Wright