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Staff & Contributors

Mayumi Elegado
Publisher / Owner
Ally Gravina
Associate Editor: Mountain Life, Arts & Culture, and Food
Melissa Siig
Associate Editor: News and Sports
Lauren Shearer
Graphic Designer
Jeremy Jensen
Photographer / Photo Editor
Jamie Wanzek
Office Administrator / Writer
Robert Ayres
Wishelle Banks
Carla Brown
Julie Brown
Associate Editor
Olive Brown
Columnist / Photographer
Andrew Browning
Karin Carrasco
Office Administrator
Ronnie Colby

Sara David

David Eisenstark

Shawna Ellefson
Sales Representative, North Shore
Kara Fox
Associate Editor, News and Opinion
Robert Frohlich

Alexis Garduno

Anne Grogan

Michele Hagan
Meghan Herbst
Associate Editor
Beth Ingalls

Lis Korb
Seth Lightcap

Ann Lindemann

Maura Mack
Pam McAdoo

Matt McDonald

Ashley Owen
Associate Editor, Arts & Culture and Food
Kyril Plaskon
Flip Speckleman

Julie Stanley
Sales Representative
Karyn Stanley

Abby Stevens
Office Administrator / Writer
Terray Sylvester

Tobias the Cat
Columnist / Photographer
Keaven Van Lom
Jeanne Kirschner
Sales Representative, North Shore
Kira Catanzaro

Jennifer Pizzi
Intern / Office Administrator / Writer
Glenn Polochko

Moonshine Ink is North Lake Tahoe/Truckee’s independent newspaper, on streets since 2002. We produce a monthly print publication with 24,000 monthly readers, breaking news emails sent to over 1,400 subscribers, a frequently updated website, and a comprehensive and up-to-date TAP Calendar of events. In addition to providing the community with quality in-depth reporting and information, we offer local businesses and organizations an effective and affordable marketing outlet.

Committed to keeping Tahoe smart, we cover everything from breaking news to inspiring stories and distribute our paper for FREE on the second Friday of every month in over 200 locations. Over the years, we have been honored to receive the following awards:

Most recently Moonshine Ink was awarded five accolades from the 2017 Better Newspaper Contest in the categories of Best Investigative Series, Best Sports Feature, Civi - Community Service Award, Social Media Journalism, and Best Series Ad idea. See full list of awards, here. 

Moonshine Ink is fortunate to have a staff comprised of talented professionals who have been honing their craft for years. Meet the Moonshine team above, and then stop by our Truckee office and say hi sometime. #keeptahoesmart

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