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Meet our Prison News Reporters, Editors & Other Staff Members

These are the executives, administrators, editors, writers and other prison news team members who help us keep the wheels greased and turning with ease:

Charles Omedo Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.

Abigael Shem Abigael Shem has eight years of experience in academic, content, research and creative writing, editing and proofreading. Developing any type of content is now an easy task for her. When she's not writing, she enjoys singing, dancing, hiking, traveling and sports, especially football and basketball. Abigael currently writes news for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.

Daniel Peterson Daniel Peterson is a young professional with diverse experience in content writing and content management. He has a strong blog writing background, and runs his own e-commerce partnership business. Daniel currently writes news articles for prison loved ones on the Prison Rideshare Network.

Tina Karen Tina Karen has been a lifestyle blogger for a while now. As she writes her many blog posts, she makes sure to highlight all the major points of interests rather than only emphasizing the areas she finds preferable. Tina possess a soft voice that comes in handy and enables her to do voice overs. She currently writes news articles for prison loved ones on the Prison Rideshare Network.

Kiesha Joseph Kiesha Joseph is the owner of Content Marketing Geek Corporation. Her company provides white hat, inbound marketing services for small businesses, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals, bloggers and authors. Ms. Joseph enjoys swimming, cooking, eating, dancing, and of course writing. Kiesha is currently the managing content editor for Prison Rideshare Network news for inmates' loved ones.

Melissa Knight Melissa Knight has been a freelance writer for over a decade now. In that time, she has covered a plethora of topics. Her focus, though, tends to remain on addiction, natural health, health and nutrition, fitness, the paranormal, demons, finances and more. In addition to her personal blogs, she is also a published author and editor of a rehab placement website. Melissa currently writes news for the Prison Rideshare Network.

Sasha Michaels Sasha Michaels is Political Science graduate. She’s been writing content professionally since high school. Sasha enjoys writing about topics she’s passionate about, including fashion, travel, arts, crafts, makeup, health, jewelry, dieting and more. She currently writes news reports for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.

VA - Olokodana Bukhari Olokodana Toyosi is a divergent who tends to divert from the norm while developing in various directions. In mathematics terms, his series of thought increase indefinitely as new ideas are created in his mind. Known to the Prison Rideshare Network team as Toyo, he provides Virtual Assistant services that help keep the news rolling in a timely fashion. When he's not working, Toyo enjoys conforming to absolutely nothing.

Mirza Gil Mirza Gil is a full-time writer interested in everything social and controversial. She loves to drink coffee and watch documentaries about people of the world. Ms. Gil is a driven young professional with a passion for writing. She has collaborated with translating houses for Spanish, French, English and Portuguese. Mirza currently writes prison loved ones news for Prison Rideshare Network.

Melanie Macinas Melanie Macinas holds a BS degree in Computer Science. She found her passion for writing when she took a content writing position for a BPO company. In 2011, she started her freelancing career as a writer and since then has successfully completed several writing projects for US/UK clients. She now writes news stories for prison loved ones on the Prison Rideshare Network.

N. L. Sweeney N. L. Sweeney is an English Creative Writing graduate from Western Washington University. His work has been published by Flash Fiction Magazine, Niteblade, Defenestration Magazine, Jeopardy Magazine and Inroads: Writers in the Community. He currently writes editorials and feature news pieces for Prison Rideshare Network. When Sweeney's not writing, he busies himself with petting furry animals, learning Chinese and making friends in local tea shops.

Renee Patterson Writes Renee Patterson writes prison stories, prison news and famous prisoners' bios. She's a prison daughter, prison sister and prison cousin. Renee has published eBooks about prison wives, prison fiances, prison husbands, prison kids, prison parents and other prison loved ones. She currently writes news for the Prison Rideshare Network related to the injustices within the CDCR prison system.

Heidi Smith Heidi Smith is an avid writer that boasts an array of credits in authoring blogs, articles, and books. She has an extensive experience in online writing and a myriad of expertise in online web development and inbound marketing. Heidi prides herself on delivering well-written content that engages, enlightens, and entertains readers. She's currently an editor for the Prison Rideshare Network news site.

Joseph Ogolla Joseph Ogolla is a trained journalist who is very passionate about web content and news writing. He has spent the last five years working as a dedicated, professional freelance writer. Joseph writes website content, blog posts, magazine articles, news stories, press releases, product descriptions and, of course, prison news for Prison Rideshare Network. When Joseph is not writing content, he enjoys simply relaxing and listening to music.

Merri Wong Merri Wong has had an interest in law and social studies since her early days in life. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies, and currently works as a freelance writer. Her writing portfolio includes numerous topics from reviews to relationships, from mental health to marriage. Merri currently helps report the news for Prison Rideshare Network.

Emmanuel O Emmanuel O considers himself more of an artist than a writer. He loves reading and writing poetry and fiction, but on other days, he makes music. Emmanuel has written on diverse topics for many websites and is the author of three books his own. Currently, he's a news reporter for loved ones of incarcerated people for Prison Rideshare Network.

Colvin Colvin Nyakundi is a freelance writer and blogger with interest in current affairs, travelling, real estate, health, technology, lifestyle and anything that makes life easier, better and more enjoyable. He holds a BSc Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has co-authored several books. He is passionate about writing and has successfully completed several projects since he started professional writing in 2012. He currently writes news reports for Prison Rideshare Network.

Jorge Flores Jorge Flores is a part-time writer with a wide array of interests ranging from physics to football and of course, prison news. His near unboundless curiosity and his love for people are two qualities you can see in his writing. Jorge currently writes news reports for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network. When not writing, he loves to play football and read.

Jo Ellis Jo Ellis is a content marketing freelancer who writes articles about social justice. Because of her strong interest in social entrepreneurship, she also pens descriptions to help blind people access film and television. The writer has also worked with community radio stations in her local area. Jo takes pride in her graphic design skills, while writing prison news stories for Prison Rideshare Network.

Tiffany M Arnold As a little girl Tiffany M Arnold displayed a creative spirit. She truly believes writing is her form of art to foster conversations that positively impact the world. Tiffany loves to express herself through stories that make you think beyond the pages, beyond the book and within yourself. She hopes, in every story there is a message for someone. Ms. Arnold currently reports prison news for PRN online.

Heather Kay Heather Kay is a NorCal native who bloomed later in life. After finishing her journalism degree, her adventures took her across the pond to travel around Europe. She hopes to settle there someday and write about food and cultures. No matter where she is, she looks for taco ingredients; it reminds her of her family and home. She is a writer with several blogs, published articles and is currently an editor for the Prison Rideshare Network.

Riley Wharton Riley Wharton is a freelance writer who enjoys penning about a variety of topics. She likes writing for blogs and news outlets about issues of social justice and advocacy. Riley also enjoys writing about pop culture. The freelancer received both her Bachelor's and Master's from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She loves the mission of Prison Rideshare Network and wants others to be inspired by her prison news and blog writing.

Angelique Killebrew Angelique is a freelance writer with an emphasis on all things lifestyle, health and wellness. She enjoys helping families find solutions to their everyday problems. The freelancer spends her days crafting engaging content, working on DIY projects and making every moment count with her family. She currently reports prison news for Prison Rideshare Network.

Daniel Acosta Daniel Acosta is a writer/editor with a B.A. in English. His interest in fiction came from books like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Giver and his favorite, The Outsiders. He has a strong belief in objective thinking, and writes short stories with fellow creative writers in his free time. Daniel currently writes and edits articles for Prison Rideshare Network.

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Jodi Mai Jodi Mai is an experienced freelance writer with a strong Human Resources background. She is originally from the West Coast, but has lived in Atlanta, GA since graduating from the University of Oregon in 1994. Jodi is married to a professional editor, who is her strongest critic and greatest supporter. She currently reports news for Prison Rideshare Network.

Latoya Scott LaToya Scott has been a Virtual Professional for 10 years for various brands, including Content Marketing Geek. From general admin tasks to creative projects, she's done it all. Currently, LaToya provides Virtual Recruiting Services for the Prison Rideshare Network.

VA - Shantoya Taylor Shantoya Taylor is one of the dedicated virtual assistants for Content Marketing Geek. She provides online data entry services for Prison Rideshare Network. Her current project includes researching and connecting with prison visitor transportation companies and prison carpool services. When Shantoya is not working for PRN, she enjoys simply relaxing and enjoying life.

Nathalie D Nathalie Desrosiers is a freelance writer and business consultant with over 10 years of sales and administrative experience. She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies & Public Policy from Boston University and has been using her mix of education and life experiences to design websites and write compelling copy, business plans, and biographies for clients around the world. She is currently providing administrative and writing support for the Prison Rideshare Network.

VA - Latoya Taffe-Taylor Latoya Taffe-Taylor is an Administrative Professional with over five years of experience in general administration and Human Resource Management. She holds a B.Sc. from the University of the West Indies, Mona in Human Resource Management, and has provided support to several senior and executive managers. Currently providing administrative support for Prison Rideshare Network, Latoya helps to hold down the fort and keep the community afloat. When she's not managing projects, Latoya enjoys spending quality time with her family.