Master of the Saddle

Published in May 2016, Enjoy Magazine

Kevin Sayler is a man of few words, silent but not stern, with a fondness for a little whiskey. A rancher by trade, Sayler familiarized himself with the saddle at a young age – how to repair as much as ride – and though he is as quiet as a stoic, he’s also a poet with his hands, crafting leather pieces from his small Saddlery in Three Rivers, California.

Read the article here.

Rise of the Rental

Published June 2016, Sacramento Magazine

Part and parcel of the American Dream might be owning a home, but for many Americans the idea of a mortgage seems more like a nightmare. Across America rentals are on the rise, and urbanites are renting later into life than ever before. This cover story explores the renter’s landscape in Sacramento, where increasing rental rates were among the highest in the large US cities in 2015.

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Through His Lens

Published February 2016, Enjoy Magazine

Though this article announced a bygone exhibit, it also focuses on the professional and romantic relationship between photographer Nickolas Murray and artist Frida Kahlo, and how identity and perspective both form and are formed by art.

Read the article here.

Crafting Worth through Woodwork

Published October 2015, Enjoy Magazine

Eric Hollenbeck is a self-taught master woodworker who specializes in crafting period furniture with hand-built tools. The blue-collar craftsman can carve from the roughest log a piece of art as dainty as the icing on a wedding cake, but his greatest piece is still a work in progress. Hollenbeck is finally discovering that the real value of his work isn’t the final product, but the process of finding his own worth. He is imparting that lesson to the veterans and troubled teens whom he has taken under his apprenticeship at the Blue Ox Millworks.

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After Hours

Published December 2015, Sacramento Magazine

Sacramento’s midtown grid is an easily navigable map of after hour eats and drinks – as long as you know where to find them. From the club to the watering hole, and the pool table to the jukebox, this article offers the lines to connect the many dots that brighten a midtown night

Read the article here.

A Royal Heritage

Published July 2015, South Valley Enjoy

Brice Yocum was quite possibly the first person in America to raise, process, and eat the wildly delicious Barbezieux heritage chicken, just one of the breeds he raises at Sunbird Farms. He’s not only proven to his college students that thanks to the internet, you can start a business in just about anything, but he’s also redefining the role of chicken in fine cuisine.

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Following the Light

Published July, 2015, North Valley Enjoy

In June I took a tour of Northern California’s rugged coastline, visiting its many light houses. Starting in Crescent City, I followed a connect-the-dot trail south, and by cutting a path through cliffs and sand, I was able to view this beautiful stretch of coastline by an entirely different light.

Read the article here.

When the Wells Run Dry

Published July, 2015, South Valley Enjoy

California is in the midst of an historic drought, and no city has felt the effects of this drought more than Porterville, California. Here, residents are waking up to sputtering taps, toilets that don’t flush, showers that don’t run.

But residents are organizing to offer relief, and finding aid in unlikely places.

Read the article here.

Building our Future

June, Inside Publications

Sacramento is on the verge of its own cultural renaissance, and local developers are paving the way. Construction for 700 Block – an eclectic mixed-use, mixed-income development – began earlier this year and and should be completed by 2016.

Read about the 700 Block project here.