Jack Crittenden, a fifth-generation San Diegan, was born in North Park and has lived in Kensington, Mission Hills, Crown Point and University City. He graduated with honors from USC with a degree in public administration specializing in urban planning. He received his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law before starting Cypress Magazines publishing company in 1991. Crittenden is an award-winning columnist and reporter, a respected public speaker, and is active in his church and local community. He currently resides in University City with his wife, three daughters and two sons.
Michael Stetz is a longtime journalist, with experience in both newspaper, magazine and web writing. His longest stint was with the San Diego Union Tribune — now called UT San Diego — where he held a number of high-profile positions, including metro columnist.
Before that he was a general assignment and Enterprise Team reporter. He's written on a wide range of subjects, from San Diego politics to beer pricing at Petco Park. He's covered wild fires and Padres' spring training. Before coming to San Diego, he worked for the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News, where he was the state reporter. When news broke, he was there, covering mob trials in Philadelphia and the community reaction in Montoursville to the loss of 16 high-school students killed in the explosion of TWA Flight 800. A winner of dozens of writing awards, he lives in Point Loma with his wife and son.