Stuart Schuffman


Stuart Schuffman, aka 'Broke-Ass Stuart', is an author, journalist, and social justice activist. He founded this site in 2007, as a platform for community expression and local news dedicated to working class people. He also has a weekly column, Broke-Ass City, which appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner.

Alex Mak

Managing Editor & Community Outreach

Alex is managing editor and co-owner of this experiment. He's best known for his local news coverage and interviews with community members and artists. He's got degrees in philosophy (public policy) and in cultural anthropology. He loves art, artists, restaurants, satire, travel, nightlife, and the Bay Area.

Katy Atchison

Associate Editor

Katy is a blend of all that is The Bay Area - she's an artist, web designer at a tech-company, and DIY teacher. She is a true local native - having been raised in The Bay Area since the age of 3. While other kids were attending summer camp & soccer practice, she was raised selling wares at craft shows with her working artist parents and spent vacations in a small 1920s Montana log cabin. This has all given her a unique perspective on the ever-changing texture of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.

Vanessa Gil

Events Editor

Vanessa has been in Bay Area radio for over 14 years, currently as a morning drive traffic producer for iHeartMedia. She's a pop culture nerd with a deep love for hip-hop duo Atmosphere, and she enjoys the vibrant live music & art scene in the Bay Area.

Amiee Kushner

Director of Finance and Operations

Amiee specializes in Small business and non-profits. All aspects of company formation, including government filings, financial management, hiring and HR. Office and procedural re-organization. LLC and 501c(3) accounting procedures.

Peter Wong

Film Columnist

Peter writes about the Bay Area film scene with an emphasis on independent films, festivals, and filmmakers for BAS. His film review work also appears regularly in Beyond Chron.

Stephen Torres

SF Political Columnist

Stephen writes the BAS Voter Guides and is a Board Member of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club. He has written for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7.

Abraham Woodliff

Associate Editor

Abraham Woodliff is an Oakland-based writer, editor and digital content creator known for Bay Area Memes, a local meme page that has amassed nearly 200k followers. His work has appeared in SFGATE, The Bold Italic and of course, His book of short stories, personal essays and poetry entitled Don't Drown on Dry Ground will be available early 2022.

Vita Hewitt

Contributing Photographer

Vita is a half Chinese-Malaysian, photograph taking, plant foraging, vegetable garden growing, astronaut impersonating, conceptual art creating Bay Area human. She loves exploring the intricacies of the Bay Area Art Scene.

Paolo Bicchieri

Associate Editor

Paolo Bicchieri (he/they) is a writer living on the coast. He's a reporter for Eater SF and the author of three books of fiction and one book of poetry.

Vijay Prakash

Lead Web Developer

Professional Full stack Web designer and Web developer with more than 10+ yrs of vast expertise, with great special love for LAMP, MEAN stacks & WordPress.

JC Carlston

Sports & Arts Contributor

Jarrett Carlston aka JC is a Bay native based in San Francisco. A writer and lover of untypical nonsense. He is the former co-owner and founder of Lower Branch (art blog, nomadic curating group and gallery). You got sports, art, music or dranks? Holler. He can easily be found bopping around all corners of the city with a beer or burrito in hand, so keep an eye out and say hello.

Att. Daniel Wayne

Tenant Law Contributor

Daniel is a Tenant's Rights Attorney, and a contributing columnist to BAS since 2015. He writes about Eviction defense, tenant harrassment, and fields questions from the community about their housing situations.