Author spotlight: Kyle Slavin

A local since 1996, Kyle has been a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines for over 15 years. Previously the Lead Story Writer for The American Gentleman Magazine and a Sportswriter for the News-Press, Kyle resides on Toro Canyon with his wife, three children, two parents, and four dogs. You can reach him at

Nature Versus Nurture
By Kyle Slavin   |   June 4, 2020

Which came first, a town’s culture, or the people who inspired it? Two-and-a-half lifetimes ago, in 2012, my newly-minted fiancée and I were wedged in a one-bedroom apartment on the Mesa, utterly broke and enthusiastically optimistic. Those fresh-faced, naïve versions of ourselves would eat trail mix and drink wine on our utter lack of living […]