Contributors

Astrid Vanya

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Astrid Vanya is a 13 year old who is attending a distance learning school. She has 5 dogs and 6 cats. She paints birds, sings, dances, sews, bakes, and volunteers at SayulitAnimals. One of her favorite things is baking hot chocolate chip cookies! Contact Author Here.

Ed Schwartz

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Ed Schwartz has written wine, food, travel and humor features for major magazines and newspapers north of the border. He and his wife, Bambi, are Mexicophiles from way back. They live in the Bay Area, Inverness to be exact, and purchased a house in Sayulita in 2007. For decades. he headed a wine public relations firm in San Francisco, but retired a few years ago. Now he does more thinking than drinking, with a little art on the side. Contact author here.

Eric Rudd

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Eric Rudd is a well-known sculptor/mixed media artist. He works with new technological processes and materials including robotics, theme park rides, industrial spray polyurethanes and blow-molded polycarbonates.  His studio in the Beaver Mill is one of the largest private art studios in the U.S.  He was founding director of the Contemporary Artists Center.

Georgia Glennon

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Georgia Glennon moved to Sayulita 4 years ago from NYC.  She first visited Sayulita in 1996, and Sayulita has always held a special place in her heart. Georgiacelebrated New Year’s Eve 2008 in Sayulita with her family and it was that trip that she made a very spontaneous decision to change her life completely. Georgialoves children and knew that she wanted to start a childcare business as well as do more photography.

Grupo Pro Sayulita

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Grupo Pro Sayulita, A.C. is a duly registered and federally recognized Mexican non-profit association formed by concerned citizens, both local and foreign, to represent the needs of Sayulita. We are a non-political association committed to enriching the quality of life in our town. We represent the town’s interests while working with the Government to secure funding for local improvements based on Sayulita’s needs and priorities. Contact author here.

Ian Hodge

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Along with his wife Kerry, Ian owns El Sayulero and SayulitaLife.com.  Currently he is spending way too much time in front of a computer screen and not surfing near enough.  Ian and Kerry have lived in Sayulita for 10+ years and love each and every day here in paradise. Contact author here.

Leah Jewall

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Leah is a Spanish/English teacher and translator from Vancouver who runs Translation Services Sayulita.  This entertaining vibrant woman has devoted her time and energy as a single parent to raising a fabulous son, now a successful musician and writer in Montreal.  Now free to experience her own adventures, she has been teaching in various parts of Mexico for the past two years.  Her first visit to Sayulita was in Feb. 2010, and due to varied and serendipitous events has been drawn to living here, where she is teaching, writing and enjoying life to the fullest. Contact author here.

Lindsay Walter

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Lindsay is from from Toronto, Canada. She finished grade 12 in Tabasco, Mexico and then returned to Toronto to study travel and tourism.  After graduation, she worked for two years in Los Cabos, Mexico in resorts and then moved to Sayulita. Lindsay is a certified English/Spanish translator from the University of Toronto. Contact author here.

Maria Zache

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Maria Zache is a self-taught cook who is still mourning the demise of Gourmet magazine. (Really!) Maria lives in Sayulita with her artist husband Jim Starkey and their two cats and Labrador Retriever. Hoping to join the Boogie Boarding Pro Tour soon, Maria also manages their vacation rental home, Casita LimonContact author here.

Nick Sherman

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Nick Sherman lives in Sayulita with his wife, Treva, and daughter, Astrid. He works with Gabbi Villarrubia at Sayulita At Your Service, a local rental management company. He's been on the board of Grupo Pro Sayulita for 3 years and loves uncrowded right hand breaks.

Nicki Cooper

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Nicki Cooper moved to Sayulita in 2008 from Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She has a degree in writing and computer technologies and is a certified English teacher.  She has taught children in the community and continues to teach adult ESL, but her focus is animals.  She currently runs the Sayulitanimals' office and is a happy mother to two dogs and two cats.  Writing is her true passion.  She has written several published pieces in magazines but dreams of being a professional novelist.  To have a little fun she likes to play on the beach with her dogs and sail as often as possible.

Riley Hunter

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Riley's passion for writing and travel began during his youth. Both of his parents were schoolteachers and urged him to explore his education and passions. His love for outdoor activities, which, coupled with his love for language and travel, called him to study abroad though Ohio University. He spent his days abroad in Merida, Mexico; where he was introduced to literary works, inspiring professors, the Spanish language, and of course Mexico. Riley began to write travel blogs, book reviews, and was offered an internship for a local newspaper.

Timothy Kelley

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Tim Kelley has been writing for pleasure from day one.  He has published mostly poetry pieces and has also written articles for newspapers in the United States.  Tim lived on the East coast for most of his life, until moving to Venice Beach, California six years ago.  There he taught middle school English in south central.  He was coming upon retirement and asked a Mexican  employee if a Gringo could retire in Mexico.  The man said yes and travelled with Tim throughout the Bay of Banderas.  When they came to Sayulita, he sat on the beach, drank a beer, and decided this would be his new home.

Yésica Doreli Ramos Gómez

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Yesica Ramos, was born and raised in Sayulita. She went to Law school but currently she manages her business El Espresso. She is single, lives on her own, she is the family spinster, and she loves it.   Contact author here.