Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

PalmSprings.com Spotlight: Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Springs!

For this PalmSprings.com Spotlight, Kate Buckley has invited Lizz Riggs, fellow Palm Springs travel writer, editor and blogger, to share her thoughts on how to best create a memorable Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Springs! Many think of Memorial Day as the beginning of summer, and celebrate this three day …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Donna King

  Donna King is the Director at Hanson House, a “home away from home” for the families and loved ones of critically ill or injured patients in Palm Springs area hospitals. She also works in the Trauma Emergency Center of Desert Regional Medical Center as a Patient Family Liaison.  Donna retired …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Mindy Reed

Mindy Reed

Owner of Zin American Bistro and Zini Cafe Mediterrano, Mindy Reed has made her mark in Palm Springs as a successful entrepreneur and active community member. In May of 2005, Mindy opened Zin American Bistro with Chef Nicolas Klontz. With Chef Klontz’s creative talent in the kitchen and Mindy in the …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Larry Abel

Larry Abel started producing events when, as a teenager, he organized his high school prom. After receiving his business degree from the University of Oklahoma, he began his career in marketing, sales and finance, where he rose to be Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing for the Ethel M. Chocolates …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Eric Morcus

Eric Morcus

Eric Morcus has spent nearly twenty years in corporate sales and marketing and in recent years “came home” to the family business to help run the Kaiser group of fine dining restaurants. He’s received the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority “Partners in Progress” and “Restaurateur of the …

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston joined FIND Food Bank as President and CEO in November 2009. She brings to the field of nonprofit management a strong background in corporate, financial, and real-estate development, including starting and running her own financial-planning company in Canada. Lisa served on the Executive Board of the College of …

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Palm Springs: A Perfect Girlfriends’ Getaway

My friend Kristie and I had a weekend to spare. Our boyfriends both had their adorable children that weekend (ah, the joys of dating forty-somethings!), and we thought it might be nice to take the opportunity to have a little rest and relaxation getaway, just the two of us. So, …

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