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Mission Statement Desert Companion is the premier city magazine that celebrates the pursuits, passions and aspirations of Southern Nevadans. With awardwinning lifestyle journalism and design, Desert Companion does more than inform and entertain. We spark dialogue, engage people and define the spirit of the Las Vegas Valley.
Art & Passion in Horticulture
Publisher Melanie Cannon Associate Publisher Christine Kiely Editor Andrew Kiraly Art Director Christopher Smith deputy editor Scott Dickensheets staff writer Heidi Kyser Graphic Designer Brent Holmes
Gaillardia grandiflora Account executives Sharon Clifton, Tracey Michels, Favian Perez, Carol Skerlich, Markus Van’t Hul
chilling Horticulture Group approaches the design, installation, and maintenance of your landscape as a combination of art, science, and craftsmanship.
Marketing manager Lisa Kelly Subscription manager Chris Bitonti Web administrator Danielle Branton
As horticulturists, designers, arborists, and ‘plant people’, we fulfill our clients’ desires as we create and transform outdoor living spaces, strive for sustainability, and reveal the beauty desert plants have to offer.
traffic & sales associate Kimberly Chang ADVERTISING COPY EDITOR Carla J. Zvosec
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Contributing writers Jim Begley, Chris Bitonti, Cybele, Barry Friedman, Mélanie Hope, Jenessa Kenway, George Knapp, Lindsey Leavitt, Debbie Lee, Corey Levitan, Rob Miech, Christie Moeller, Molly O'Donnell, Pj Perez, Jennifer Prosser, James P. Reza, Lissa Townsend Rodgers, Steve Sebelius, Sarah Vernetti, Andy Wang, Brian Weiss, Sarah Jane Woodall Contributing artists Jakob McCarthy, Chris Morris, Sabin Orr Editorial: Andrew Kiraly, (702) 259-7856; firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (702) 258-5646
Design | Installation | Renovation | Consultation | Maintenance | Tree Care Hardscapes | Small Jobs | Irrigation | Lighting
3433 Losee Road, Suite 4 North Las Vegas, NV 89030
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ISSN 2157-8389 (print) ISSN 2157-8397 (online)