Writers


  • Sara Appel

    Sara is a writer with the Civic Business Journal. She is a graduate of Chapman University where she received her B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Finance and minored in Law & Public Policy. She has written marketing and promotional material on behalf of private businesses for local and online publication. She can be contacted at sara@civicbusinessjournal.com

  • Saara Lampwalla

    Saara is a writer for Civic Business Journal. She is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations as well as minors in Marketing Management, Journalism, and Philosophy. She specializes in telling  stories with both creativity and precision. She can be reached at saara@civicbusinessjournal.com.

  • Bria Balliet

    Bria is a writer for Civic Business Journal. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego where she received her B.A. in Communication. She has written for a number of local and national publications. She can be contacted at bria@civicbusinessjournal.com

  • Caroline Lee

    Caroline is a writer for the Civic Business Journal. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature and double minored in French and Classical Civilization.¬†Familiar with both technical writing and creative prose, she helps our clients tell their stories, developing their ideas into comprehensive and captivating narratives. She can be contacted at caroline@civicbusinessjournal.com.

  • Melanie James

    Melanie is a writer for the Civic Business Journal. She is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology. She went on to receive her Digital Arts Degree from Golden West College in Huntington Beach. She can be contacted at melanie@civicbusinessjournal.com.