A Seattle native who moved to Buffalo in her 20s, Christa is a food and drink expert living in Buffalo, NY. She has spent most of her career as a writer and editor at various publications, though she may be best known for the creation of Nickel City Chef and her early advocacy of WNY’s farms, farmers markets, and the use of local ingredients in restaurants.

With experience in radio, TV, and various print and online publications, Christa has a natural affinity for communication, storytelling, and strategy.