Meet The Team
BurstOut is a ‘premier urban magazine’, providing definitive coverage of literature, music, art, fashion, technology, business and culture. Dreamers, rising, aspiring, and up and coming successes have a community with the magazine; a place where they can learn how to forge ahead, persevere, and make their goals a reality. BurstOut immerses itself in what will be next, and how to be it by leading readers on paths aimed at achieving success.
A writer and photographer from Los Angeles, CA, Conner is a full-time contributor to BurstOut Magazine, and also has his own personal blog, Grizzly Jones Travels, where he shares his collection of nature photography and stories from the wild. Conner also writes a considerable amount of fiction. His work has been published in literary magazines like The Bravura, The Pomona Review, and The Cave. He has also earned honorable mention in Writer’s Digest. When Conner isn't writing for BurstOut or hiking, he's often found working on his novels or just having a beer with close friends.
RJ is a bestselling author (of 4 books and two manga), internationally recognized entrepreneur, digital influencer, and co-founder of CapriTaurus Media, the parent company of BurstOut and CapriTaurus Studios. He loves fun, creative, and interesting brands, products, projects, and startups.
After relocated from the United Kingdom to Australia in 1998 Zoe Bell became went on a journey to become a Yoga/Movement coach, Body Therapist, Reiki Master, holistic health and meditation Coach. She is also a Published Author on Amazon, writes for the Successful Male Magazine and a presenter on an online magazine Videazine.com, based in the U.S.
Sophie Barnes is a contributor and columnist for a variety of digital publications and magazines across the globe covering the latest topics and a variety of genres. She is currently an SEO professional at Entity Magazine.
"Nicholas Negron is currently an activist within the LGBTQ+ community and is a New York City public affairs professional; guiding organizations seeking to do business with The City. These organizations provide integral health and human services, for the betterment of society."
Jaz Brown is a digital content creator and YouTuber who covers a variety of topics and travels across the US promoting herself by empowering youth and sharing her life stories on popular platforms. She has worked with and appeared at VidCon and Playlist Live Orlando.
ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account. Unless otherwise noted, you can republish our articles and graphics for free under a Creative Commons license, with requirements.
Eddie BenAbraham is the President and founder at GollyGoose and, the inventor of “The Compassion Gauge Tool” a one-of-a-kind technology which automatically detects the state of compassion in humans. The “Compassion Gauge” objective is: to rank uplifting stories and see how we all feel about them. As more participants gauge a story, the more we learn how effective it is in evoking a state of compassion. With an extensive background in online & offline marketing, business management, web development, product development and character building for companies Eddie works with a broad range of professional experience. Website: http://www.gollygoose.com/
Shanyn Behn is a new writer to BurstOut Magazine. She brings a fresh perspective to the magazine as a Gen Xer. She lives in Long Beach, and has been in the Public Service Work for 17 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, live theater and playing her dogs. She captivates readers with her perspective while creating new experiences.
Ade is a journalist for Blasting News, and has written about many socio-economic problems including how we handle homelessness, and prevalence of white privilege in society. She often guest posts, which includes for BurstOut.
Born and raised in Southern California, Genella deGrey longed to be your typical blonde, tanned, surfer girl but failed miserably. Unable to sit idle without falling asleep, she embarked upon several artistic endeavors. Makeup and set dressing for the entertainment industry, Resort Enhancement for The Walt Disney Company and writing sexy historical romance top the list of her favorite activities.
Covering television and film criticism, music journalism and celebrity news coverage, Samantha is often attending and covering backstage and red-carpet events including the Academy Awards, BET Awards, Grammy Awards, SAG Awards, Golden Globes, and Teen Choice Awards, as well as concerts, book signings, industry parties and movie premieres.
Garrett Miller is a radio host, singer, songwriter, photographer, writer, producer and consultant. Garrett’s lifestyle and entertainment show, “Rated G Radio” is a featured program weeknights at 7:00 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio and is currently syndicated on 2 networks in the UK (West Star Radio, Chat and Spin Radio). In his spare time, Garrett plays with his 5 rescue Chihuahua’s, attends live shows by indie musicians, and spends time at the beach. Garrett is currently based in Huntington Beach, CA. You can see more of Garrett at http://www.garrettmiller.com/
Bänoo Zan landed in Canada in 2010. She has published more than 120 poems, translations, biographies, and articles in print and online publications around the globe. Her book, The Song of Phoenix: Life and Works of Sylvia Plath, was reprinted in Iran in 2010. She is the founder, an organizer and host of Shab-e She?r (Poetry Night), the most diverse poetry reading series in Toronto.