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Justin

Justin

Justin Resarieo is a creative entrepreneur and graduate of The University of Alabama. He has lived in LA for 10 years and enjoys the weather, creativity, and opportunity the city offers.

Stacey Garratt

Stacey Garratt

Stacey Garratt is a freelance writer and a native Valley girl who moved back to LA from NYC five years ago.

Rob Neighbors

Rob Neighbors

Rob Neighbors is a writer based in Southern California and the owner of Shaken Not Stirred.

Meredith Alloway

Meredith Alloway

Meredith Alloway is a LA local and Texas native. She is currently Senior Editor at TheScriptLab.com where she focuses on screenwriting education and entertainment resources. She also launched her own interview show “All the Way with Alloway” where she scoops the latest up and coming industry insiders.

Kristen Creager

Kristen Creager

Kristen Creager is a marketer and musician, originally from Michigan. Her favorite thing about the city is the inspiring creativity and energy that flows through it. You can connect with Kristen on Twitter @kristencreag.

Aly Owen

Aly Owen

Originally from Pennsylvania, Aly Owen is a fiction writer and poet studying creative writing and psychology at the University of Southern California. In her spare time, she loves cooking and indulging her sweet tooth and plans to attend culinary school after she graduates.

Jamila Daniel

Jamila Daniel

Jamila Daniel is an LA transplant from New York pursuing a career in writing for dramatic television. You can follow her journey on Twitter here.

Christopher Ming

Christopher Ming

Hi, I’m Chris. I build online products and help people move to Los Angeles. I’m a product developer at a start-up where we help thousands of students build their professional networks, create their own online businesses, overcome social anxiety, and lose weight & build muscle. Prior to this, I worked with NYT Bestselling author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (The Given Day, Shutter Island, and Mystic River, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Bloodline). I started out my career asking Sony executives if they’d like their salad dressing on the side.

Kyle Andrews

Kyle Andrews

Kyle Andrews is a writer, actor and producer from Massachusetts who has lived in LA for almost a decade. Check out more of his work on Twitter at @kylefandrews

Hugo Martin

Hugo Martin

Hugo is an actor from the San Francisco Bay area, currently living in Los Angeles. More at www.hugopierremartin.com

Tim Yoo

Tim Yoo

Tim is a born and raised Southern Californian. When he's not working as a law clerk in Pasadena, Tim enjoys watching movies and TV, discovering new music, and eating the latest food craze. He's also a huge Dodgers and Lakers fan.

Kristena Deyon

Kristena Deyon

Kristena Deyon is a contributing writer for ImMovingtoLA.com, originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She is also an Executive Recruiter for a retained executive search firm in Beverly Hills.

Max Spitulnik

Max Spitulnik

Max Spitulnik is an East Coaster who chased the weather to LA, and is elated about it. You can follow Max on Twitter @mspitulnik or Instagram @maxspitulnik.

Sarah Ekstorm

Sarah Ekstorm

Sarah Ekstrom is an Interactive Designer and contributing writer for ImMovingtoLA.com hailing from the Midwest. You can check out her personal work at sarahekstrom.com

Timo Yates

Timo Yates

Timo Yates is a Fine Arts student at the University of Southern California. You can check out his personal website at www.TimoYates.com

Ary Yogezwary

Ary Yogezwary

Ary Yogeswary is a writer and a former 25 year resident of Jakarta, the most populous city in Southeast Asia. She recently moved to Los Angeles and describes LA as 'refreshing and fun', and credits Angelenos' as a great source of inspiration for her writing.

Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson is a Los Angeles local and freelance writer for a variety of genres. When she's not writing, the UC Davis graduate is focused on pursuits of the entertainment industry, spin class, and hot sauce. Find her on her Twitter @KateFerg

Devon Green

Devon Green

Devon Green is a California native who has been living in Los Angeles for two years. He is currently pursuing a career in screenwriting and comedy.

Staci Wilson

Staci Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a writer and filmmaker. Follow her on Twitter @StaciWilson

Amy Clites

Amy Clites

Amy Clites is a writer, content creator and actor who has been living in and loving Los Angeles since 2007. Check out her blog, ZeitClites, or follow her on Twitter @AmyClites.

Alexandriiah Fenwick

Alexandriiah Fenwick

Alexandria “Alexandriiah” Fenwick, is a multi-talented novelist/blogger/songwriter from the DMV who moved to LA last year. You can follow her journey at The Worst Adviice.

Eric Scott

Eric Scott

Eric Scott is a freelance web developer and motion graphics artist. He lives in Santa Monica, is the intellectual type, is currently single, and is the creator of a high traffic blog called, From Joe to Jack.

Will Penney

Will Penney

Will Penney moved to LA from Sacramento for college, stuck around for good. He runs a satirical self-help website, which you can check out here (www.bebetterstupid.com).

Chyrise Thomas

Chyrise Thomas

Chyrise Thomas is an artist in the fields of writing, filmmaking, and music. She is a native of Washington, DC.

Justina Cerra

Justina Cerra

Justina Cerra is a Pittsburgh native now living in the South Bay. She’s a marketing coordinator for a local nonprofit by day, and a freelance copywriter and print designer by night.

Alyssa Ramos

Alyssa Ramos

Alyssa is a writer originally from Florida and author of Hollywood Tourist Problems.

Caitlin Fein

Caitlin Fein

Caitlin Fein is a Los Angeles native who has a passion for writing, comedy, and variations of the two. Follow her blog Millenial Nonsense at caitlinfein.com.

Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez is a senior at California State University, Long Beach, studying business and journalism. A central valley native, he moved to southern California to finish his education last summer and isn’t leaving anytime soon. When he’s not writing, studying or reading Bukowski, he’s likely exploring Long Beach’s diverse nightlife. Michael graduates in May 2015 with plans to either become a struggling writer or run for president (TBD).

Ian Shahbaz

Ian Shahbaz

Ian Michael Shahbaz grew up in the bubble known as Torrance, CA but has since branched out and now lives in the city of Los Angeles. He has been an LA Galaxy fan since 1996 and has also lived in San Francisco, DC, and Berlin.

Esi Mensah

Esi Mensah

Esi, also known as "Esi Magic," is a transplant from Toronto living in pursuit of her dreams in LA. You can follow her journey on YouTube HERE .

Dom Ellis

Dom Ellis

Dom Ellis is a Writer-Photographer based in Los Angeles. You can find more of his writing and photography at DomEllis.com.

Mike Mazurek

Mike Mazurek

Mike is Midwest born but Los Angeles adapted. He enjoys hockey, bourbon, and a good steak. He'll occasionally eat a kale salad so he can continue to enjoy hockey, bourbon, and a good steak.

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Kristin Blacker

Kristin Blacker

Kristin Blacker is a writer and graduate of The Hartt School. She will be moving to LA this winter and is looking to begin her venture into screen writing. You can find her past work in both trade journals (for a teasingly diverse number of day jobs she has explored) as well as literary magazines.

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Garrett O.

Garrett O.

Garrett O. is an entertainment Publicist based in Los Angeles. His clients have received press on Yahoo!, CNN, BuzzFeed, Vibe Magazine, Billboard, XXL and many more.

Brittany Lansing

Brittany Lansing

Brittany Lansing is a recent LA transplant from NYC and a Texas native. She's a digital marketer by day and a writer by night. She enjoys exploring her new city, hiking, TV, the beach, sunsets, and her cat.

Tamika Faulkner

Tamika Faulkner

Tamika is from the Washington,DC-Metropolitan area and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment and sports industry. As a young professional, she travels and loves to explore new things in regards to the arts (museums,fashion,movies,and music).

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Haleigh Collins

Haleigh Collins

Haleigh Collins is an East coaster exiled to the West coast and landed in the City of Angeles. And lives her life like a Springsteen song.

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Peter Owens

Peter Owens

Peter Owens is a writer and educator from Indianapolis, IN. He will begin pursuing his MA in Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in the fall, but in the meantime, you can find his writing at www.lovedoubtsexfaith.com.

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Timothy Jenkins

Timothy Jenkins

Timothy Jenkins, originally from Illinois, recently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his career in Acting and Writing.

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Sasha Horne

Sasha Horne

Originally from South Carolina, Sasha Horne is an LA-based reporter for Next Media Animation and tech blogger at SashaTalksTech.com highlighting what’s trending in Silicon Beach and the LA Tech Scene.

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Sidney Wilson

Sidney Wilson

Sidney Wilson, originally born in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, now resides in Los Angeles where she blogs her adventures and awkward mishaps. If you need a good laugh, or just like laughing at other people's awkwardness in general, visit her at sidneymarenwilson.wordpress.com, and whatever you do, Act like it's normal.

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Cindy Freeman

Cindy Freeman

Cindy Freeman is the Host/Producer of Film Method, a website designed to introduce newer filmmakers to the ins and outs of the industry through in-depth conversations with professional filmmakers.

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Brianna Lopez

Brianna Lopez

Brianna Lopez is a Los Angeles based photographer and filmmaker originally from Philadelphia. You can find more of her work at: BriLopez.com

Jennifer Le

Jennifer Le

Jennifer Le is a proud California girl who is passionate about travel and the written word. As a writer for Locale Magazine, she contributes regular online and print articles about fashion, food, and the Southern California lifestyle. You can keep up with her publications at jenniferdle.contently.com, or find her tweeting @JenniferDLe.

Julia Ingalls

Julia Ingalls is an essayist from California. Her work has appeared in the LA Weekly, the Nervous Breakdown, and on 89.9 KCRW. She tweets @over35million.

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall is an L.A.-based TV writer and producer from Omaha, Nebraska. She enjoys wine and hanging out with her dogs. You can stalk her on Twitter @SarahElizaHall.

Alex Temblador

Alex Temblador

Alex is a 24 year old writer and artist that has just moved to LA. She’s a die-hard Texas girl who loves adventure and has a bucket list the size of the United States.

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Michael Singh

Michael Singh

Michael Singh is a recent graduate of UC Riverside where he majored in Unemployment, aka Theatre. A poet at heart, he has previously been published in Literary Laundry and Inlandia. A Valley native originally, LA has always been his backyard. A frequent user of public transit, he is the founder of the newly-created LA Metro Club.

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Leah Clancy

Leah Clancy

Leah Clancy is a Buffalo, NY native (go Bills?). After undergrad at NYU in NYC, she took a break, worked for some bookstores, and decided to get back in the swing of things. She's currently starting the MFA program at CalArts for Creative Writing and is probably looking for a parking spot. She resides online here, and is a cofounder/editor of the online arts publication POTLUCK MAG.

Damon Jo

Damon Jo

Damon and Jo are two broke twenty-somethings who are changing the face of the travel industry with a backpack and multiple languages under their belt. You can follow their journey here.

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Marcus A. Carr

Marcus A. Carr

Marcus recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He enjoys getting interpersonal and looks forward to meeting you.

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Kristen Noelle

Kristen Noelle

Kristen Noelle, co-creator of peachesbeachesandurbanistas.com, is a new West Coaster in LA by way of Maryland/DC. Considering herself a softly eccentric urbanista, she enjoys the best of both worlds that city life offers: the calm & the crazy; the easy-going and the always-buzzing; the soft and the eccentric. When not on the 9-5, catch her traveling, adventuring, writing, or just 'kickin' back bein' cool'.

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Nekia Martin

Nekia Martin

Nekia Renee Martin is native of Brooklyn, NY who moved to LA a year and a half ago to pursue acting. Theater is her first love but she is looking to get into film, TV and voiceover work. She writes a blog about her experience in LA as well her journey getting here driving cross country at Nekiasjourney.tumblr.com.

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Chelsy Ranard

Chelsy Ranard

Chelsy was born a California girl. She graduated with her journalism degree from the University of Montana in 2012. She enjoys trying new beer, listening to true crime podcasts, and throwing a Frisbee for her dog, Titan. Follow her on Twitter

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Dan Drullinger

Dan Drullinger

Dan Drullinger is a Social Media and Marketing Intern at Internships.com. He is a senior advertising major at the University of Oregon. You can follow him on Twitter @RollieDingers or @Career411Dan.

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Kyle McCarthy

Kyle McCarthy

Michigander by birth, Californian by choice, Kyle received his MA in English Literature in 2012. He has a massive crush on the AT&T girl and will remain celibate until she too realizes that their destinies are intertwined and written in the stars.

Cassie Paton

Cassie Paton

Cassie Paton is a Los Angeles transplant via the Baltimore suburbs. She's a grad student at USC Annenberg for journalism (though she would've moved out here for the weather alone). Cassie blogs at wittytitlehere.com and tweets at @wittycassiehere

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Brian Randles

Brian Randles

Brian Randles is a writer and actor originally from Louisville, Kentucky and has lived in Los Angeles since 2011.

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams was raised in Florida but now resides in Los Angeles. She currently attends Mount St Mary's University for her Masters in Counseling Psychology to become a MFT Therapist. She also works as a Behavioral Therapist to children with Autism and will be launching a non-profit organization soon!

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Lira Kellerman

Lira Kellerman

Lira Kellerman is an Actress and writer based in Los Angeles. You can follow her personal blog The Struggling Actress, where she shares her insightful experiences of being an Actress and a writer in Los Angeles.

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Aree Gearhart

Aree Gearhart

Aree Gearhart is currently a Los Angeles based intern at Whitewall Magazine. She is a writer with experience in art, fashion, lifestyle, music, and creative writing.

Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter

Jeff is a writer and a recent arrival to the city of Los Angeles. You can find out more about him and his new adventures in LA at www.jefflife.com

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith is a native of Wichita, Kansas and recently moved to California to pursue a career in entertainment.

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Amy Shekarchi

Amy Shekarchi

Amy Shekarchi is a Texas native who's passionate about writing, and moved to Los Angeles to start a residency in Pediatrics.

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Rob Parks

Rob Parks

Rob Parks is a Michigan native. He began taking portraits and headshots while living in NYC and traveling with the national tour of The Lion King. His studio is now based in Downtown LA. You can find more information here

Rachel Steury

Rachel Steury

Rachel Bennet Steury is a graduate of Indiana University, the Indiana Institute of Technology and UMASS Amherst. She moved to LA in July and wanders the San Fernando Valley on an endless search for truth, coffee and cheap things to do…@BennettSteury

Clara Morandi

Clara Morandi

Clara is an Entertainment & Digital professional who just moved from Europe to LA. You can follow her experience on her YouTube Channel or Website.

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Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz is a television journalist and writer with over ten years of experience working in news. Originally from Miami, Florida, she now calls Los Angeles her new home. She loves the creative people, culture, events and nature around L.A.-plus her hair is pretty happy about the low humidity too.

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Michael Torres

Michael Torres

M. Torres is a former middle school drama teacher from El Paso, Tx. He recently moved to LA to become an Assistant Editor in the movie biz. You can find him on instagram here

Kimberly Saviano

Kimberly Saviano

Kimberly Saviano is the co-owner of Skyrider Photography. Skyrider Photography is a professional photography studio located in North Hollywood, CA. Run by friendly husband and wife team and using all state of the art equipment, Skyrider specializes in headshots and portraitures, editorial as well as fine art photography.

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Steve Burton

Steve Burton

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Steve is a film and interactive producer with work primarily in documentary film and interactive app development. He has enjoyed traveling around the world telling the success stories of those he documents on film. Some of his hobbies include, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and skiing.

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