Matthew Schniper, an award-winning long-form features writer and food critic, has 16 years of multimedia storytelling experience as a journalist, photographer and editor. His work has appeared in numerous Alt Weekly newspapers around the country, as well as in national publications like The Atlantic and Food Network Magazine. After serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Colorado Springs Independent for several years, Matthew is now the Food and Drink Editor, allowing him more time to run his own Airbnb business and focus on freelance storytelling projects. He is the co-founder and moderator of Culinary Distancing COS, a Facebook group supporting food and drink businesses in the Pikes Peak Region during the Covid pandemic. Matthew is also working on a true crime book and podcast series exploring the intersection of autism, animal welfare, domestic violence and criminal justice. He holds a creative writing and film degree from Colorado College. Prior to working in journalism, he spent 10 years in the restaurant industry — cooking, serving and managing. Visit patreon.com/inSENSEd to follow his true crime project, and connect with Matthew at muckrack.com/matthewschniper and linkedin.com/in/matthew-schniper.