I am a freelance writer based in North Lake Tahoe, in one of America’s premier destinations. For the last 20 years, I have written a variety of content including press releases, articles, blog posts, website pages, and books. I am currently a regular contributor to Enjoy magazine, The Tahoe Weekly, the Sparks Tribune,Elevate Nevada, and Nevada Gram. My latest published articles are found below, or feel free to access the digital versions of my 2017 articles and 2016 articles.

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****UPDATE: September 29, 2018: Please note that I am currently working on the first edition of the Moon Northern California Road Trip set to be published Fall 2019. Sometimes my travels send me to remote places with no cell coverage and it may take me a day or two to respond. Follow my adventures on Instagram @snow_kayla or #northerncaliforniaroadtrip 

2018 PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Chef David Blair: The Winding Path to Fine French Cuisine“- Tahoe Weekly, Oct. 2018

Jonathon Keats: Photographing Tahoe for 1,000 Years“- Tahoe Weekly, Oct. 2018

Flag ceremony kicks off Homecoming Week at Sparks High; Hall of Fame Event Friday“- Sparks Tribune, Oct. 2018

‘Southern Fare on the Square’ event this weekend in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, Oct. 2018

October North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- NV Gram, Oct. 2018

October Sparks Correspondence“- NV Gram, Oct. 2018

A junction for jerky“- Tahoe Weekly, Oct. 2018

Anne Brigman: Pioneering photographer celebrated in exhibit“- Tahoe Weekly, Sep. 2018

Public art coming to Kings Beach“- Tahoe Weekly, Oct. 2018

Sparks Troop’s Eagle Scout Project Benefits Local Fire Station“- Sparks Tribune, Oct. 2018

Med Tech Company to Break Ground on $40m Facility in Spanish Springs“- Sparks Tribune, Oct. 2018

Street Vibrations event returns to region this week“- Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2018

Sparks City Council Votes Down Renewal of LimeBike Contract“- Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2018

The Walker’s are here“- Sparks Tribune, September 2018

Grand Re-Opening of Victorian Square movie theater“- Sparks Tribune, Sep. 2018

Anne Brigman: Pioneering photographer celebrated in exhibit“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

Homemade goodness at Rosie’s“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

The Dragon Golf Course at Nakoma“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

Cheesemaking with a Cheesemonger“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

Hot Air Balloons Take Over the Northern Nevada Skies“- Sparks Tribune, September 2018

Carrying a SUP just got easier, local invents a hands-free strap“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

Rory Canfield: Painting Tahoe One Wall at a Time“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- NV Gram, September 2018

September Sparks Correspondence“- NV Gram, September 2018

Historic Hawes Farms in Anderson“- Enjoy, September 2018

Ritual Remains“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

Pfeifer House“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

Trails & Vistas: Intersection of Art and Nature“- Tahoe Weekly, September 2018

Higher Education“- Elevate Nevada, September 2018

Annual Rib Cook-Off set to take over Victorian Square“- Sparks Tribune, September 2018

Tahoe Pops- Cold treats born out of popsicle addiction“- Tahoe Weekly, August 2018

Darlene Murphy: Keeping the Art of Basket Weaving Alive“- Tahoe Weekly, August 2018

Golf legend Annika Sorenstam: Tips on Life and Golf“- Tahoe Weekly, August 2018

Tahoe Paradise Golf Course“- Tahoe Weekly, August 2018

Barbano celebrates 30 years with Tribune”- Sparks Tribune, August 2018

Sparks Police Department launches program that helps parents manage difficult teens”- Sparks Tribune, August 2018

Rail City Schools Enthusiastic About Start of the New Year“- Sparks Tribune, August 2018

Dragon Boat Festival returns to marina Saturday“- Sparks Tribune, August 2018

Former Sparks Fire Chief Remembered at ‘Battle of the Badges’ Blood Drive“- Sparks Tribune, August 2018

Another new apartment complex breaks ground in Downtown Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, August 2018

Expressive Artist Jean Fournier“- Tahoe Weekly, August 2018

Sparks Correspondence“- NV Gram, August 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- NV Gram, August 2018

Hot August Nights Roaring into Northern Nevada this week“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

Air quality the worst in a decade due to nearby fires“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

Burning Man piece installed in Tahoe City“- Tahoe Weekly, August 2018

Incline Village Championship Course“- Tahoe Weekly, August 2018

Don Overton: Creating functional leather artwork“- Tahoe Weekly, August 2018

Chambers Landing/Tahoe’s oldest bar“- Tahoe Weekly, July 2018

Artists open their doors for Studio Tour“- Tahoe Weekly, July 2018

New Advisory Committee Gives Sparks Seniors a Voice“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

Ceremony marks completion of Connector“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

Plenty of Sparks Artown Events Scheduled All Month Long“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

City Council adopts bill to allow urban wineries in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

Water Lantern Festival Saturday in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

Raising chickens in the Tahoe Sierra“- Tahoe Weekly, July 2018

Onus Art Projects- turning trash into treasure“- Tahoe Weekly, July 2018

One person’s completely subjective picks for the best burgers in Tahoe“- Tahoe Weekly, July 2018

Jane Lufkin- Bold movement in oils“- Tahoe Weekly, July 2018

Toke Em If You Got Em“- elevate NV, July 2018

Local Boy Scout’s Project Makes a Difference for Humane Society“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

SouthEast Connector Opens to Traffic This Week“- Sparks Tribune, July 2018

Sparks Correspondence“- NV Gram, July 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- NV Gram, July 2018

Rustic simplicity on the menu at Thunderbird“- Tahoe Weekly, July 2018

Locally made, all natural It’s Jerky“- Enjoy magazine, July 2018

The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2018

Sparks Celebrates Completion of the North Truckee Drain Realignment Project“- Sparks Tribune, June 2018

City Mourns the Loss of Former Fire Chief“- Sparks Tribune, June 2018

National Paddleboarding Race This Weekend at Sparks Marina“- Sparks Tribune, June 2018

Swiss Lakewood: West Shore Tradition for 93 Years“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2018

Brad Henry Pottery- Handcrafted, Functional Art“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2018

Lavender and Honey Festival Returns to Sparks on Sunday“- Sparks Tribune, June 2018

Reno Rodeo Rides into Northern Nevada“- Sparks Tribune, June 2018

It’s all in the sauce- Small Batch Sauce Co.“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2018

Tackling Tahoe’s Terrain“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2018

Community goes above and beyond to help replace football helmets at Sparks HS“- Sparks Tribune, June 2018

Italian Roots at Historic Bacchi’s“- Tahoe Weekly, June 2018

Cultivating Clean Cannabis“- elevate NV, June 2018

Residents Push Back on Proposed Housing Project“- Sparks Tribune, June 2018

Free Bird Cafe- Housemade chai brewed daily“- The Tahoe Weekly, June 2018

The art of the Quick Draw at Plein Air Open“- The Tahoe Weekly, June 2018

Sprouts on Track for June 27 Opening of First Sparks Location“- Sparks Tribune, June 2018

Best Places to Pitch a Tent in the North State“- Enjoy, June 2018

Sparks Correspondence“- NV Gram, June 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence“- NV Gram, June 2018

Gardening in the High Sierra“- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2018

Danny Rogers: Letting the wood speak“- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2018

Bicycle Sharing Program Comes to Reno-Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

Paddleboard racing; training for one’s personal best“- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2018

Strong Turnout for Kids Triathlon in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

Sparks Fifth Grade Student Wins Taxi-Top Competition“- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

Candidate Forum Tonight“- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

Decadent doughnuts“- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2018

Tahoe City Golf Course“- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2018

Standing Desks for Video Producers“- Lyfe Brands, May 2018

Sparks Library Hosting Spring ‘Fixit Clinic’ Tomorrow”- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

Joe Finally Getting His Chance”- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

Tasty bites and brews open, expand“- The Tahoe Weekly, May 2018

As More Homes Are Being Built, Sparks Remains a Sellers Market“- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

Sparks Library Hosting Spring ‘Fixit Clinic’ Tomorrow“- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

17 Quick Questions, Tips, Tricks, and Tools to Consider in Creating a Blog Post” – Nevada SEO Experts, May 2018

Raise Your Voice Event Held at Legends“- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

Sparks Casino Welcomes New German-Style Brewery“- Sparks Tribune, May 2018

NLT Correspondence- May 2018“- NV Gram, May 2018

Sparks Correspondence- May 2018“- NV Gram, May 2018

Baby Animal Days Continues This Weekend at Local Farm“- Sparks Tribune, April 2018

Saying No to Plastic Straws“- The Tahoe Weekly, April 2018

Poetry Slam: Finding inspiration in the moment“- The Tahoe Weekly, April 2018

Getting Ready for Golf Season“- The Tahoe Weekly, April 2018

PUSHing Forward: Film chronicles Korgan’s journey to the South Pole“- The Tahoe Weekly, April 2018

Grand Opening Held for Large Cannabis Factory in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, April 2018

Sparks Drive-In Theater Opens for the Season“- Sparks Tribune, April 2018

Tahoe inventor designs tea lid“- The Tahoe Weekly, April 2018

Eric Dean- Giving new life to old wood“- The Tahoe Weekly, April 2018

Almond Blossoms in the North State“- Enjoy, April 2018

America- The Land of Sleepless Nights & Groggy Days“- elevate Nevada, April 2018

Sparks Correspondence- April 2018“- NV Gram, April 2018

NLT Correspondence- April 2018“- NV Gram, April 2018

Physically disabled Sparks boy thriving in new virtual school“- Sparks Tribune, March 2018

7 Essential Elements to a Website to Engage Your Visitors“- Nevada SEO Experts, March 2018

Paul Bartlett: Works in reflections, pattern“- The Tahoe Weekly, March 2018

City Councilman Assists in Re-Securing War Plane on Marina’s floor“- Sparks Tribune, March 2018

Victorian Square parking garage being transformed into luxury apartment complex“- Sparks Tribune, March 2018

Local eatery first of its kind to serve Brazilian food in Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, March 2018

Fire department partnership will improve response efficiency“- Sparks Tribune, March 2018

Winter storms blanket Northern Nevada in Snow“- Sparks Tribune, March 2018

Al’s Pals- You’ll never ski alone“- The Tahoe Weekly, March 2018

Sparks Correspondence- March 2018“- NV Gram, March 2018

NLT Correspondence- March 2018“- NV Gram, March 2018

North State Distilleries on the Rise“- Enjoy Northern California Living, March 2018

Jim McAlpine- The 420 Games“- pg. 48, Tahoe Cannabis Magazine, Feb 2018

Budtender Spotlight: Justin Beckelman“- pg. 20, Tahoe Cannabis Magazine, Feb 2018

Grand Opening on Tap for Moana Nursery“- Sparks Tribune, Feb 2018

Popular sushi restaurant moves to Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, Feb 2018

Tom Carter- Reflections of Tahoe in Glass“- The Tahoe Weekly, Feb 2018

How Email Sequence Campaigns Can Finally Get the Ball Rolling with Your Contacts“- Nevada SEO Experts, Feb 2018

Sparks City Councilman Honored by Local Elks Lodge“- Sparks Tribune, Feb 2018

Retiring longtime Sparks resident and school board member reflects on career“- Sparks Tribune, Feb 2018

Sparks High Assistant Principal Wins Top Honors“- Sparks Tribune, Feb 2018

Awestruck by the beauty of Crystal Ridge“- The Tahoe Weekly, Feb 2018

Sparks Correspondence- February 2018“- NV Gram, Feb 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence- February 2018“- NV Gram, Feb 2018

Bubble Tea Comes to Sparks“- Sparks Tribune, Feb 2018

“Top 5 Tools You Need to Navigate the Waters of Change in the Digital Marketing Era” – Nevada SEO Experts, Jan 2018

Sparks Cafe Serves Up Old Fashioned Southern Soul Food“- Sparks Tribune, Jan 2018

Sparks on the Rise“- Sparks Tribune, Jan 2018

As demand for homes increase in Northern Nevada, so do the prices“- Sparks Tribune, Jan 2018

Preserving Sierra ski history on film“- The Tahoe Weekly, Jan 2018

Business as Usual Still for Local Pot Dispensaries“- Sparks Tribune, Jan 2018

City Rejects $1.6m Bid to Replace Surface at Two Golden Eagle Fields“- Sparks Tribune, Jan 2018

Climatologist: ‘One of the driest Decembers on record’ for Area“- Sparks Tribune, Jan 2018

Sparks Correspondence- January 2018“- NV Gram, Jan 2018

North Lake Tahoe Correspondence- January 2018“- NV Gram, Jan 2018