Editorial Feature | Diablo Magazine

For the September issue of Diablo Magazine, I was honored to connect with and photograph Alex Mehran Jr. and Riya Kataria, two individuals recognized as ‘Agents of Change’ here in the East Bay.

Check out the ‘Agents of Change’ feature to learn more about Alex, the man behind San Ramon’s City Center Bishop Ranch, and Riya, the teen CEO and Cofounder of The PFA Institute, a Fremont-based nonprofit equipping and empowering young changemakers.

Alex Mehran Jr.
Riya Kataria
Diablo Magazine September 2019
Diablo Magazine September 2019

Editorial Feature | Diablo Magazine

The August issue of Diablo Magazine presented a creative portrait challenge - capturing the emotion of local students responding to the recent college admissions scandal. I’m grateful for the collaboration and cooperation of these three students, posing with intense facial expressions that accurately represent the frustration described in their quotes.

Take a peek at the featured images below and read the full article in this month’s issue.

So impressed by this illustration by  Noah MacMiller !

So impressed by this illustration by Noah MacMiller!

Admission Impossible
Admission Impossible


Editorial Feature | Diablo Magazine

It’s not everyday you get to photograph birds of prey alongside a powerhouse of an editorial team. Thanks to this month’s issue of Diablo Magazine, I had a chance to do just that.

Congratulations to Lindsay Wildlife Experience for their 18 Diablo Best of the East Bay shout outs received over the years and to all of the local businesses earning their well-deserved recognition in this issue. Take a peek at the Complete List of Winners! Diablo works hard all year long to share and celebrate all that our community has to offer.

Small Business Spotlight | Wooden It Be Nice

Wooden It Be Nice is a small business I’ve hoped to feature since the fruition of this personal project.
Business owner, Bob Maes, is the epitome of a craftsman, forming beautiful and functional furniture and cabinetry with his own hands from his own home. His pride in ownership and attention to detail is evident in every project — thinking creatively and strategically to accommodate unique needs and personal preferences.

Thanks to Wooden It Be Nice for inspiring all kinds of creative folks, myself included, to pursue an attitude of excellence and humble service through our work.