Saturday, November 27, 2021

Ally Staff

Brian Bahouth – Founder & Editor Emeritus

Brian has been a public media producer for the better part of 25 years. He has been news director at three public radio stations, KRZA serving Alamosa, Colorado and Taos, New Mexico, KUNR in Reno, KVMR in Nevada City, California, and Brian was a co-founder of KNVC community radio in Carson City, 95.1 FM. He has reported for Capital Public Radio, Nevada Public Radio, and has filed numerous reports for the Pacifica Network News and National Public Radio.

He holds a BA in English from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York, and an MA in English from the University of Nevada Reno. Brian is a veteran of the sea-going US Navy, ‘79-’85. He and his wife have lived in Reno since 1999.


Joe McCarthy Editor and General Manager

Joe served in the US Army from 1968-1971. He has held supervisory positions in the Nevada state government, an education program director at the Nevada state prison, the executive director of the Brewery Arts Center, and Carson City’s economic development and redevelopment director. In 2017, he founded and launched the 501c3 nonprofit, The End of the Trail Broadcast Project, the parent of KNVC, 95.1 fm, Carson City’s FCC-licensed Community Radio Station.



Claire Carlson – Environment reporter

Claire Carlson lives in Portland, Oregon, but often finds herself venturing back to the high desertscapes of Nevada, her home state. Claire has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in International Affairs and a master’s from the University of Montana in Environmental Studies, where she focused on environmental writing. When she’s not chasing leads or trying to string sentences together, you’ll find her fighting the urge to fall asleep while reading in a hammock somewhere in the woods.


Scott King – Science and environment reporter

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Scott King recently completed a Master’s degree in Media Innovation at the University of Nevada, Reno. Scott received his Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing with a minor in Marketing from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Scott served for two years as a literacy instructor with the Peace Corps in the community of Gouyave, Grenada. He is also a regular contributor to Our Town Reno and The Hitchcock Project for Visualizing Science, while also maintaining his own narrative, nonfiction storytelling blog at


Shelley Buchanan – Business Development Director, Editor, and Reporter

Shelley is a forty-year northern Nevada resident with a history in education and philanthropy. After her graduation with a MA in Teaching English, she created and taught English language programs. Later, she obtained a graduate degree in library science and managed school media centers. In her spare time, she has worked on fundraising, technology, and communications for many nonprofits and political organizations. In addition to her philanthropic work, she has written for several educational publications.  Her loves are her family, books, dogs, baking, and gardening. Zucchini cupcakes, anyone?

Bob Tregilus – Photojournalist 

Having worn, as well as worn out dozens of hats, most recently as a knowledge journalist in the fields of energy policy and electric drive transportation, Bob jumped into photography over a decade ago to pass the time while providing end-of-life homecare for his parents. Landscape photography has been his primary interest as he loves to hike and explore throughout the American West. However, over the past couple of years Bob has been expanding his photographic interests to include portrait and street photography among other photographic disciplines. As a decades long supporter of the free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) movement Bob uses Darktable for image post-processing. And in the spirit of the sharing economy, all of his photographs are licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).



Gretchen Baker 
Richard Bednarski 
Sara Beebe 
Matt Bieker 
Brian Bahouth
Shelley Buchanan
Canyon Cassidy
Steven Childs
Citizens Climate Lobby
Ian Cook
John A. Duerk
Josie Glassberg
Ally Gravina
Tim Hauserman
Eric Hortsman
Will Houk
Holly Hutchings
Ashley Ingle
Matt Johanson
Ron Kaminkow
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Scott King
Alexandra Love
Eric Marks
Joe McCarthy
Don Molde
Erik Molvar
Nevada Open Government Coalition
Nevada Press Association
Erich Obermayr
Benjamin Payne
Kelsey Penrose
People of Red Mountain
Anthony Postman
Quest Lakes
Kyle Roerink
Jessica Santina
Jim Sedinger
William E. Simpson
The Ally Editorial Board
The Ally Staff
Tobi Tyler
Kris Vagner
Howard Watts
Max Wilbert
Alexi Zawadzki