Vallarta Mirror Contributors

Authors List

Authors

  • Act2PV

    As the largest entertainment venue in the Banderas Bay, Act2PV brings you the BEST OF THE BEST entertainment for the 2023/2024 Season! With multiple shows every evening, in three different theaters, there is something for everyone. Act2PV features Broadway musicals, stage plays and concerts, as well as internationally-renowned musicians, cabaret theater, and top-quality drag shows!

  • AJ Freeman

    AJ Freeman is the hardest workin' man in tie-dye, writing weekly for the Mirror, hosting various vibrant activities, and bringing his vices to every event... in this sunny city by the sea, if you've come to have fun you'll probably see AJ around.

  • Carla Piringer

    Related to noted medical professionals, the author grew up in Canada. Afflicted with an inherited excruciating migraine condition, she followed traditional medical and alternative therapies and has lived migraine-free for over 35 years. She shares her doctor recommended method so it will inspire sufferers to find significant pain relief.

  • Debbie White

    Debbie has written promo and review articles for over ten years for many Puerto Vallarta shows. Originally from Maine, she has lived in California for over 30 years and has made Riveria Nayarit her part-time home for over 20 years. Debbie loves her retirement hobby, writing and promoting the fabulous entertainment scene in Vallarta.

  • Derek Carkner

    Derek Carkner hails from Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in Puerto Vallarta for the last five years. He can ease you through the process of buying or selling a home with candid advice and a unique sense of humour. He has travelled extensively throughout Banderas Bay and would love to share its idyllic offerings with you.

  • Dr. Irving Ramírez

    Dr. Irving Ramirez-Alvia, Naturopath, was born in Tepic, Nayarit, in 1992. After obtaining a degree in health and nutrition, Dr. Irving finished medical school and moved to Vallarta. His new office is opening in 2024. Meanwhile, his online store features all-natural, homeopathic products and remedies. For an appointment with Dr. Irving in Puerto Vallarta or at FEDA Nutricion and Fitness, Calle Jacarandas 86, in Bucerias, or if you are interested in purchasing Dr. Irving’s CBD oil (5000mg or 10,000mg) without THC, please contact Loren Hayes on WhatsApp at 322-167-7570.

  • Georgia Darehshori

    Georgia Darehshori's mantra is "Gotta Dance." Born in Iowa, she has been a ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer, elementary teacher, children's books writer, and realtor. Georgia is now the owner and playful manager of Casa Karma. This magical beach retreat is ideal for her passion: Supporting local charities and theatre arts.

  • Gina Hendrix

    I am a chef, restaurant owner, Certified Sommelier, and mixologist. I have worked in the wine and spirits import business, directed beverage programs for large restaurant groups and hotels, and owned four of my own.

  • Giselle Belanger

    Giselle Belanger, RN, LCSW (psychotherapist); available for appointments in person, by phone, or by Skype webcam. Contact info: ggbelangerpv@gmail.com Mex cell: (322) 138-9552 or US cell: (312) 914-5203.

  • Harriet Cochran Murray

    Harriet was born and raised in Louisiana. She has a BA in Art Education and has lived in Vallarta since 1996, founding Cochran Real Estate a year later. She is also a Certified International Property Specialist and a long-time Realtor who travels the world to attend courses and give presentations.

  • Krystal Frost

    Krystal earned a degree in Asian Medicine from the University of Guadalajara, then Bastyr University for an acupuncture specialty, and has served our community since 2004. She has written a health column for the Mirror for over 20 years. Many thanks to my readers over two decades!

  • Leza Warkentin

    I have been living and teaching in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, since the turn of the century. I am a Canadian with a musician-Mexican husband and two Mexican-Canadian patas saladas who are growing up way too fast.

  • Marcia Blondin

    I am a Canadian expat who has lived in Vallarta for over 30 years. Becoming the editor of Vallarta Mirror is a dream come true, spending my days extolling the virtues of the city I love. An environmentalist in my lifestyle, artistic endeavors, the clothes I wear and the love I share.

  • Norma Loeb

    Norma Loeb is Founder of the Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center.  She was executive assistant to the CFO at The New York Times Company for over 20 years. Norma is also a co-founder of What BETTER Looks Like, a nonprofit which helps individuals imagine and create visions for a better world.

  • Out & About PV

    "Out & About Puerto Vallarta" is dedicated to all aspects of the large Gay Community in Vallarta. Jerry Jones, Editor and Publisher, posts updates online daily and prints a lavish, glossy magazine four times a year.

  • Peggy A Nelson

    Hailing originally from Chicago, Peggy Nelson is vice president of Vallarta’s International Friendship Club and co-chairs its Social Services Committee. She is a former abuela with Vallarta Abuelos. Her Vallarta grandson plays semi-pro baseball in Sayulita. Her daughter lives in New Orleans. Peggy is a retired international telecommunications attorney.

  • Puerto Vallarta Writers Group

    The Puerto Vallarta Writers Group meets Saturday mornings at 10:30 at Las Brazas, a small bar-restaurant on Cuale Island near the Cultural Center.

  • Renee Armand

    Singer, songwriter, and poet Renee Armand, born in Los Angeles, was discovered by Tony Bennett in her twenties and now lives on a 19th-century working farm outside Nashville. She spent years touring the world with John Denver, has released four albums, and sang the Oscar-winning song "The Morning After."

  • Ricardo Mazcal

    Ricardo Mazcal is a fourth-generation Herbalist and Nutritionist with more than 50 years of experience in the use and formulations of medicinal plants. He was trained in Herbolaria Mexicana for many years by his family in his native northeast Nayarit and the high Sierra. Later he studied Hindu Ayurveda and Chinese traditional medicine (TCM) from herbal masters. He can be reached by phone at 322-140-5677 or by email at mexicasupplement@gmail.com.

  • Sandra Bradley

    Former Radio & TV host ‘Beyond Reason.’ Published writer & artist. Psychotherapist specializing in Regression Therapy, Soul Blueprint, Spiritual Mentoring, Healing, and whatever is needed 'in' the moment. Vipassana practitioner, student/teacher of A Course in Miracles since the 1980s. Sandra shares the reality of Quantum Physics & Quantum Entanglement in Metaphysical terms with those who wish to 'remember.'

  • Sandra Cesca

    Sandra Cesca, freelance writer, cultural photographer, author, and tour guide, has two passions - international cultures and plants. They inspire her writing, photography, and her seasonal walking tour business. Her guidebook, Tropical Plants of Puerto Vallarta, is in its 3rd edition.

  • Selena Luna

    Selena Luna has 22 years of experience in the Canadian Film & Television industry, was an agent at Lucas Talent, and is an emerging Screenwriter. Selena started her business Moonshine Bright Entertainment in 2022 supporting the performing arts in Vallarta and producing shows at the top local venues.

  • Sheryl Novak

    Originally from Canada, Sheryl started SOLutions Mexico in 2010 after experiencing firsthand the difficulties of furnishing a home when you are new to the country. She is recognized as the leading expert in Mexico regarding furniture and is regularly featured on blogs, social media, podcasts, and speaking engagements.

  • Stan Gobruk

    Master Baiter's Sportfishing & Tackle has been the premier sportfishing company in Marina Vallarta since 2000. As a World Billfishing Series (WBS) 2-time Marlin World Champion (2000 and 2001), we uniquely understand our client's needs with accurate fishing facts, creating realistic expectations of your day on the water. That's why our logo is: At Master Baiter's, "We Won't Jerk You Around!" Phone: +52-322-209-1128

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