Team Catster: Meet the Staff
Bowers is a career journalist who has also covered the arts, politics, business, law, technology and crime for monthly magazines, alternative newsweeklies, websites and daily newspapers. Publications he has written for or edited include the Silicon Valley Business Journal, SF Weekly, the San Francisco Daily Journal and MacWEEK. He writes a Catster column called Cat Dandy, from the perspective of a fashion-conscious man who loves cats, engaging with readers on topics including behavior, health, humor and metaphysics. Bowers lives with one cat, a brown tabby named Thomas. He adopted his first cat at age 6, and over the course of his life has lived with 10 cats.
During her more than 20 years in the newspaper business, Pamela Mitchell has written and edited on a variety of features beats, from arts and entertainment to healthcare and pets. She began contributing to Dogster in 2012, with her beloved Boston Terriers, Dolly and Spot, starring in many of her articles. Mitchell jumped at the chance to join Team Dogster full time in 2014. After all, exploring the relationships between people and their pets, helping to promote noble causes such as animal rescue, and entertaining readers with silly posts about derpy dogs counts as a dream job in her book.
John joined the Dogster and Catster team part-time in 2004, becoming full-time in 2007. Prior to Dogster, John taught broadcasting and communication classes at several universities and managed two college television stations. He lives in Texas with his wife, Tricia, and daughter, Hannah.
Janine is an award-winning writer and editor who has what some might call an unhealthy obsession with dogs. In 2009, she left the alternative newsweekly world behind to join Team Dogster, and since then has acquired four dog tattoos (and one cat tattoo). In past lives, Janine held web editor positions at SF Weekly, OC Weekly, the Online Journalism Review, and the Los Angeles Times. She currently operates as Executive Editorial Director, Digital at Lumina Media, Catster and Dogster’s new parent company.
Also see: Dogster and Catster’s Founding Fathers
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