Our Contributors

November 05, 2014
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Alli Addison, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Alli Addison, writer & landscaper

A sixth-generation San Luis Obispo County resident, Alli Addison is a marketing consultant, designer, food lover, wife and mom who lives in Nipomo. Together with her husband, Tyler, they spend their days operating the family business— Addison Landscape, Inc. When not designing and installing landscapes for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County residents, Alli can be found spending her free time in toddler adventures and enjoying the great outdoors. read Alli's stories


Betsi Clark, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Betsi Clark, writer

After earning a degree in philosophy from Cal Poly, Betsi Clark traveled for a few years before bringing her experiences back to San Luis Obispo, where she now resides. She loves telling stories of local cultures and peoples. As the owner and maker of Grrrnola, she loves making food as much as she enjoys writing about it. Whether climbing rocks, paddling on the water, taking photos, traveling or laughing, Betsi soaks up life wherever she can. read Betsi's stories


Daniel Kuras, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Daniel Kuras, photographer

Daniel Kuras is a freelance photographer based in Nipomo. He lives with his wife, son and very soon a daughter. He feels blessed to call the Central Coast home and enjoys all that it has to offer: the good food, the good drink and the good waves. Always a sucker for a good cookie, he felt it necessary to share this staple family recipe. see Daniel's work


Greg Ellis, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Greg Ellis, writer

Greg Ellis loves living in Paso Robles with his wife and plants. His passion lies in food, especially eating the stuff. Days he spends promoting school gardening with nonprofit One Cool Earth. Nights he works to launch a locally owned grocery store, the Paso Robles Food Cooperative, where anyone can enjoy the farmed, ranched and artisan-made fare of the Central Coast. read Greg's stories


Hayley Thomas, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Hayley Thomas, writer

Hayley Thomas is having too much fun on the Central Coast. When she’s not playing banjo or guitar in a slew of local bands or producing her own zine dedicated to SLO arts and subculture, you can find her at home amongst a plethora of antique typewriters. She lives in the San Luis Obispo Wind Tunnel with her husband, Dr. Cain, and scruffy dog, Mavis. read Hayley's stories


Jaime Lewis, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Jamie Lewis, writer

Jaime Lewis has lived all over the world in pursuit of a place more perfect for eating and drinking than her native San Luis Obispo County—and hasn’t found one. Trained as a sommelier, she writes for various publications including Sommelier Journal, Tasting Panel Magazine, Edible Santa Barbara and 805 Living. She lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband and two young children. read Jaime's stories


Jamie Reith, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Jamie Relth, writer

Writer Jamie Relth’s work has taken her to castles, islands, hot springs and countless restaurants and wineries. Whatever the topic, she is constantly inspired by the stories uncovered in the process of writing. Aside from work, her adventures include swimming, yoga, running and hiking the hills of SLO with her trusty dog by her side. read Jamie's stories


Jayme Burrows, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Jayme Burrows, photographer

Jayme Burrows is a California native and a graduate of both UC Santa Barbara and Brooks Institute. She is currently based out of Los Angeles, working as a freelance photographer specializing in editorial and commercial assignments focusing on authentic food, lifestyle and travel imagery. She lives with her partner, Justin, and two furry companions, Berkeley and Bailey. Jayme is a member of the Stocksy United photography cooperative. see Jayme's work


Jennifer Olson, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Jennifer Olson, photographer

Jennifer Olson is a food and lifestyle photographer on the Central Coast, and the producer of Pretty-Eats.com. She spends her free time exploring local eateries, hiking and enjoying this beautiful area with her husband and young son. see Jennifer's work


Judith Bernstein, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Judith Bernstein, writer

Judith Bernstein is a freelance writer on topics including the environment, travel, food and the arts. She also writes creative nonfiction and poetry. Her work has been published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, Edible San Luis Obispo, New Times among many others. When not writing or volunteering, Judith frequents art galleries, hiking trails and places that offer free food sampling. read Judith's stories


Kendra Aronson, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Kendra Aronson, writer

Kendra Aronson is writing, photographing, designing and self publishing her first book, The San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market Cookbook: Simple Seasonal Recipes & Short Stories from the Central Coast of California. Stay in the loop with fresh updates by visiting SLOFarmersMarketCookbook.com. She is also the editor of Field to Vase, a collaborative online resource about localizing the flower industry. read Kendra's stories


Kim Crane, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Kim Crane, writer

Traveling, eating and sharing good food are the favorite pastimes of writer Kim Crane. If the number of cookbooks in her kitchen is any indication, she loves to try new recipes to share with friends and family. read Kim's stories


Maniya Untal, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Maniya Erfe-Okol Untal, photographer

Maniya Erfe-Okol Untal is a happy wife and mom of two, passionate about cooking and entertaining, photography, art and design and traveling. She loves walking their dog at the beach, shopping at the farmers markets, learning how to paint & garden, trying out different local restaurants and volunteering her time in school and community nonprofit events. see Maniya's work


Melanie Bryant, contributor Edible San Luis Obispo

Melanie Bryant, writer

Melanie Bryant is a writer obsessed with food. When she's not writing about her latest culinary adventures, she spends her time working in the garden, collecting cookbooks and hanging out at the local farmers market. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of New Orleans. You can find more of Melanie’s work on her blog at Buttermelup.blogspot.com. read Melanie's stories

Article from Edible San Luis Obispo at http://ediblesanluisobispo.ediblecommunities.com/about-us/our-contributors
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