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Covering topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food, Napa Sonoma magazine is written specifically for Wine Country visitors and enthusiasts.

Napa Sonoma is a product of Diablo Publications, which also publishes Diablo magazine.


Editorial Bios

Laura Levy Shatkin

Editor In Chief

A veteran multi-media journalist and Certified Sommelier, Chicago native Ms. Shatkin spent a decade as Restaurant Critic and Wine Guru at Chicago Reader, then served as Executive Producer of Taste on NBC5 Chicago. She's freelanced for Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-times, Somm Journal and About Town Magazine. Recently, Shatkin launched the popular wine and craft food podcast SommTalks.com on iTunes and TuneIn Radio.

Contact: llevyshatkin@diablopubs.com
Twitter: @LauraLShatkin

 

Morgan Mitchell

Managing Editor, Napa Sonoma

As early as middle school, Morgan could be found with a red pen in hand, helping friends and classmates with their essays. After receiving her BA in English from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, she returned to her childhood stomping grounds in the East Bay and put that pen to professional use. Although she has long traveled to Wine Country to explore the region with family from the area, she enjoys discovering even more hidden spots through her work on Napa Sonoma.

Contact: mmitchell@dcpmail.com

 

Tyler McCarville

Senior Designer, Napa Sonoma

Contact: tmccarville@dcpmail.com

 

Alec Ewert

Designer, Napa Sonoma

Raised by a painter and a designer, Alec always knew he would pursue a career in the world of art. It wasn’t until he was older that he realized how much graphic design influences the world around us. It affects so many people in more ways than they will ever realize. After graduating from San Jose State’s highly regarded graphic design program, he left Silicon Valley and found work close to home in the East Bay with Diablo Publications. When he’s not at work, you’ll probably find him restoring and working on his vintage cruisers or shredding the local trails.

Contact: aewert@dcpmail.com

 

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