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 on iTunes and TuneIn Radio.


Twitter: @LauraLShatkin

Tyler McCarville

Senior Designer, Napa Sonoma


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.