Staff

Robin Shepherd

Robin Shepherd

Associate Editor/Senior Writer

Robin serves as our Associate Editor and Senior Writer. She is passionate about her work as a journalist and filmmaker. Outside of work, Robin enjoys volunteering with local nonprofits and hiking South County trails. Previously, she was a marketing pro with Bay Area creative agencies and high tech companies.

Stephanie Vegh

Stephanie Vegh

Assistant Editor / Marketing

Stephanie Vegh was born and raised in Gilroy. She is a graduate of Gilroy High School. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Chico State University. Since college she has held a number of management positions in the health and fitness industry and has a vast number of certifications in the field. Currently she is also a coach at Orangetheory Fitness in Morgan Hill. She lives in Gilroy with her husband and their three girls.

As Assistant Editor / Marketing she manages the magazine's community outreach program that includes sponsorships, social media, online blog and website management. She will also be helping direct the magazine's appeal to the 30+ market.

Bev Stenehjem

Bev Stenehjem

Freelance Writer & Marketing Representative

Bev Stenehjem is a local wine enthusiast, author and freelance writer focused on the wineries of Santa Clara Valley. Bev wrote “The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley,” a historical photo book published by Arcadia Publishing in 2015. Bev conducts occasional wine and food pairing events at the local wineries and through Gavilan College Community Education. She is passionate about shining a light on the world-class wines of the Santa Clara Valley and the people behind them.      bev.stenehjem@gmail.com

KimberlyEwertz

Kimberly Ewertz

Freelance Writer/Reporter

Kimberly is a freelance writer/reporter. Over the past two decades her feature articles have appeared in numerous papers and magazines. A recipient of two MCMA (Missouri College Media Association) awards, she enjoys reading, and hiking through her hometown of Gilroy.  She’s currently working on a book of short stories, chronicling the life of a mother and her son dealing with the aftermath of divorce.

CrystalHan

Crystal Han

Freelance Writer

Crystal is a freelance writer and artist. She graduated from San Jose State University with a BFA in Animation and Illustration. She aspires to become a novelist and is currently working on two books. Crystal enjoys baking, exercising, analyzing films with friends and reading. She is also an avid cat lover.

Craig Lore

Craig Lore

Freelance Writer

Craig Lore was born and raised in Salinas, CA. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stanislaus State and a Master of Arts in English Literature from SJSU. 

He has recently retired from SJSU after teaching English for twenty years. He is the founder of the South Valley Running Club and has recently started a face-to-face in-real-life social group to encourage personal interaction in a digital world. 

In retirement, Craig is looking forward to exploring his many interests including, writing, reading, running, photography, organic gardening, art, and music. 

He is a twenty-two year resident of San Martin where he lives with his wife; Black Lab, Jack; three cats; and 15 chickens. 

 

JordanRosenfeld

Jordan Rosenfeld

Freelance Writer

Jordan is the author of 4 writing guides and 3 novels. Her articles have been published in such places as: Alternet, The Atlantic, Marin Magazine, the New York Times, the Petaluma Magazine, Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post and many more.

Tamera Long

Tamera Long

Distribution Manager

Tamera is a familiar face in the local magazine distribution business. As a long time South Couty resident, she knows the importance of local businesses and connections. She is friendly and eager to promote our local business efforts.