VIA Contributors

Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.

Risa Quade

A native of Knierim, Iowa, Risa came face-to-face with the West while unearthing the underground secrets of Pendleton, poking her nose into Petaluma's antique treasure troves, and wandering the back alleyways of San Francisco's Chinatown. Formerly VIA's Events Editor, Risa has returned to her home state where she freelances as a writer and photographer.