Douglas has been active in Tucson media since 1978, when at the age of 19 he was the managing editor of the Mountain Newsreal, one of the last underground newspapers of the early ’70s counterculture. He co-founded the Tucson Weekly in 1984 after graduating from the University of Arizona, and was its editor and publisher until he sold the newspaper in 2000. In 2004 he founded the non-profit Rialto Theatre Foundation, and as its executive director oversaw a major renovation and rebranding of the venerable venue. In the fall of 2012, he returned to the media industry to help promote the local food movement and celebrate the foodways of this amazing region by founding Edible Baja Arizona, an independent and 100 percent locally-owned publication.
Gary is an internationally celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, ethnobiologist, and national local foods icon. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, he is the W.K. Kellogg Chair of Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona. He has written nearly 30 books on food and food culture, and has been honored as a pioneer and creative force in the local food movement.
Megan is a Tucson journalist with an MFA in creative writing nonfiction from the University of Arizona. Her book, Unprocessed: My Busy, Broke, City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Food, was published in 2015 by William Morrow/HarperCollins.
Steve graduated from the UA about 10 years ago with a graphic design BA and in addition to owning his own graphic & web design business, has been a DJ and a teacher.
Shelby Thompson is a food journalist and photographer. After living in various cities across the country, she now happily calls Tucson her home. You can find her unapologetically petting the local dogs around town.
Kate came to Tucson in 2012 after a decade working variously as an editor, project manager, and media coordinator. She now spends her days manning the eBA offices in Barrio Viejo, keeping an eye on our beloved subscribers and advertising clients.
Dian Scott is a Tucson transplant from Southern California and studied marketing at Pima Community College. With a 20-year career in advertising sales in the greater Tucson area with a handful of varied publications, Dian joins eBA as a Marketing Consultant to assist our cherished supporters in their quest to grow their businesses while supporting the local food movement. Dian is also a passionate cook and dog owner.
Carmen Grabowski studied Visual Communications and 3D Art at the U of A, and has worked in marketing and advertising for 13 years. Carmen has soft spot in her heart to help nonprofits with their media needs, and believes that community generosity is what makes Tucson so great. She joins the eBA team to assist Tucson and surrounding areas grow their business by partnering with our award-winning publication. Carmen is also a culinarian, traveler, and hula dancer.