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Editorial Staff

Maggie Pilloton, editor

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Maggie Pilloton plays basketball, tennis, soccer, flag football, and pretty much any other sport, and is a passionate Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, and San Francisco 49ers fan. She's loved sports all her life, and she's full of opinions. She is the youngest of three sisters and recently graduated from UC Davis. Check out her own sports blog: http://the3rdsister.com/.

Marc Grandi, Staff Writer

After recently graduating from high school, Marc Grandi will attend the University of Oregon starting in the fall of 2014. There, he will study journalism and communications, hoping that his studies help him fulfill his dream of becoming a sports broadcaster. Raised in the Bay Area, Marc is a huge fan of the Giants, 49ers, and Warriors, but supports all Bay Area sports. If you ever want to talk sports, he's your guy!

Aaron Candelaria, editor

Born and raised die hard Bay Area sports fan. My first love is hockey and as such bleed black and teal, but I'm also a 9ers, Giants, and Warriors fan. I've always wanted to try sport writing, so when the opportunity arose I just dove right in!

Ben Greenberg, Staff Writer

Ben is the proverbial fish out of water. He grew up a diehard Raiders fan in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies just outside Denver. His parents had him tested, but the doctors found nothing abnormal about rooting for far and away the greatest NFL franchise. Ben tries to express himself with words, though when watching games, he is frequently reduced to guttural moans and banshee wails. In his free time, Ben enjoys a wide variety of stuff and things. You can contact him at [email protected]

Angelo Mendoza, Staff Writer

First and Foremost a Member of #DubNation. Bay Area Native. SFSU. Aspiring Sports Journalist and Analyst. Basketball Coach. Blogger. Newly Christened Writer for Golden Gate Sports.

Jason Burke, Staff Writer

I am interested in trends and making projections. Baseball is the sport I love, but I follow all of the major ones. I write for both Swingin' A's and Golden Gate Sports. Follow me on Twitter for snarky Bay Area coverage.

Nick Hjeltness, Staff Writer

Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors diehard. NFL and NBA Draft junkie. Fantasy Football aficionado. Follow me on twitter @nickhjeltness

David Ochoa, Staff Writer

David was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and still resides there today. Although he lives in Southern California, he developed a love for the 49ers at a young age. Now he loves writing and talking about them with whoever will listen. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/davidddeo.

Adam Lowenstein, Staff Writer

Writer for Bloomberg Sports, CelticsHub.com and Celtic-Nation.com -- Former Intern for The D.A. Show -- Award-Winning Manager of two-time Division-III Champion Washington University Men's Basketball Team

Cody Pasby, Staff Writer

Guest Post, Staff Writer

A guest post written for Golden Gate Sports.

Moises Gonzalez, Staff Writer

As you can tell, my name is Moises! I am 19 years of age. Passionate about sports and music. I play the guitar, and I love Dr. Pepper. I personally feel I am fun person to be around, although I am pretty quiet at first.

Nikhil Ramgiri, Staff Writer

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Nikhil Ramgiri was, is, and always will be a diehard Niner, Warrior, and Giants (SF) fan. By walking the fine line between statistical numbers and passionate opinions, he strives to bring you profound, balanced analysis to both subjective and objective topics in the world of Bay Area sports. Follow Nikhil on Twitter @Nik_Ramgiri80

Brian Banifatemi, Staff Writer

Brian is a zealous sports fanatic who currently resides in San Francisco. He is a keen follower of all of the Bay Area's sports teams and loves to share his opinions on them. Be sure to follow him on Twitter as he loves to chat with readers and feel free to reach out to him about any questions or comments that you may have.

Ian Kaufman, Staff Writer

A Bay Area native, Ian Kaufman followed the Giants, 49ers and Warriors through his childhood. Love for his home teams continues to grow. Ian currently attends UC Davis, and will graduate with a BS in Managerial Economics and a minor in Professional writing in June 2013

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