Our Team

Editor + Publisher

Kris Vagner, Reno

After collecting an English degree in Arizona and studying art in Boston and Los Angeles, Kris landed in Tuscarora, Nevada, which has an impressive art scene for a town of 15.

A few years later, in 2004, she moved to Reno, began covering local arts for the Reno News & Review, and quickly realized that she wanted her writing to speak to art-world insiders and laypeople alike. Since then, she’s contributed to regional and national publications, arts organizations and news outlets. Kris’s reporting has earned Nevada Press Association awards for critical writing, entertainment writing, features writing, and—somehow—sportswriting.


Josie Glassberg, Reno

Looking at art is Josie’s favorite thing to do, followed closely by writing about it. After attending St. Olaf College for printmaking and exhibiting her own work for several years, Josie began writing for different publications and has only looked back, like, twice. More at www.josieglassberg.com.

Brent Holmes, Las Vegas

Brent Holmes is a wizened veteran of the Las Vegas arts and journalism scene, a lonesome cowboy riding the high desert who occasionally wanders in to communicate dispatches on the innumerable goings on in this thing called civilization. Beware his haggard stare and keen eye.

Crystal Lugo, Las Vegas

Crystal Lugo studied journalism and English at the University of Nevada, Reno. She enjoys writing nonfiction and poetry and dabbles in film photography. When she isn’t brainstorming or photographing, you can find her journaling or daydreaming about travel.

Matt Bieker, Reno

Matt Bieker is an award-winning photojournalist and native of Reno. He received his degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada Reno in 2014, and currently covers arts & entertainment and community development in his hometown.

Jessica Santina, Reno

Jessica Santina is a freelance writer and editor who has been covering the arts and culture scene in the Reno area for nearly two decades. See more of her work at www.jessicasantina.com.