Columnists

ElizabethBarrett

Elizabeth Barrett

Gilroy Historical

Elizabeth is a professional writer whose columns and feature articles have appeared regularly in the Central Coast publications for the past 30 years. A fourth-generation Gilroyan, Elizabeth is descended from the pioneer Chesbro family. Her volume, Images of America: Carmel Valley, was published by Arcadia Press in January 2010.

DanCraig

Dan Craig

Artfully Yours

Dan is a local artist whose early works were more of Realism. He now enjoys an Impressionistic style. He lives in Morgan Hill with his life partner, Kim.

DonDeLorenzo

Don DeLorenzo

It's Your Swing

Don has been the PGA General Manager of Gilroy Golf Course since 1985. He is a former winner of the Bill Stausbaugh award given by the PGA of America for excellence in education. He was named the 2014 Gilroy Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, was born and raised in Gilroy and still lives here with Mia, his wife of 33 years.

KarenLaCorte

Karen La Corte

Manners Matter

Karen is an etiquette and manners expert trained and certified by the Emily Post Institute in Vermont. She has been teaching etiquette and manners to children and adults for over thirty years. She is also a certified image and fashion consultant. Karen is happy to answer any personal etiquette or image questions you may have by emailing her at karen@marxtowing.com.

Michael Brookman

Michael Brookman

Morgan Hill Historical

Michael has lived and worked in this area most of his life. He is active in the Morgan Hill Historical Society, and has authored books on local history with Ian L. Sanders, including More Views of Morgan Hill and A Hundred Years of Gilroy Hit Springs, 1860-1960. 

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