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Mikalee Byerman

Contributing Writer

Mikalee Byerman (which rhymes with “prickly fireman,” though she claims to be neither grumpy nor adept at fire suppression) is a freelance writer/editor, marketing coach, humor strategist, keynote speaker, and author of “100 Things to Do in Reno Before You Die.” She holds a master’s degree in journalism, and her writing has been featured in Ladies’ Home Journal, Southwest Spirit Magazine, and Alaska Airlines Magazine, as well as on the Huffington Post. She was named “Best Creative Writer” and “Best Local Author” in the Best of Nevada awards.


MA Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno.