Xander has a hyperactive imagination, a creative/professional writing degree, DSLR camera, and a massive vinyl collection -- and knows how to use them. He's also a sucker for Shakespeare, "Bob's Burgers" and the cinematic works from the Criterion Collection. Some radio show host once told Xander he couldn't be a "jack of all trades." He thought that was rather funny and felt the wrath of "Snark Mode." Though Xander knows how to use "Snark Mode," his wife Janice is the master. When it comes to music, Xander doesn't have a favorite band or genre. He listens to everything and his mind changes every five seconds. Xander has been a photojournalist for over a decade and his work has been featured in Rolling Stone, People, Spin, The Guardian, Daily Mail, MSN, and Alternative Press. When Xander is not busy, he spends time with his wife Janice and their three "fur babies." (2 Cats 1 Giant Malamute)... And no, Xander does not own the record he is holding in his profile photo. (UPDATE: Someone sent it to him as a gift so now he does)
Queen + Adam Lambert Rocked the Tacoma Dome [PHOTOS]
Fresh off the success of their biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," (which also netted a few awards along the way) Queen sold out the Tacoma show minutes after tickets went on sale earlier this year.
Exploring Smitty’s Conoco #AbandonedYakima (PHOTOS)
At first, we weren't sure if this place was closed as the sign on the window stated that it was "closed for construction ..." However, a couple of months have passed and the building is still empty -- with no sign of activity.
Papa John’s in Yakima Closed? [PHOTOS]
At first, we thought there might be a glitch with the app, but we later noticed that none of the daily specials were available.
Exploring the Old Westpark United Methodist Church [PHOTOS]
The church was home to Westpark Academy -- a local private school. They have now moved to the former St. Paul's Cathedral School.
The Clintons Take Over Seattle (Photos)
Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, brought their speaking tour to the Pacific Northwest
Exploring the Old Rite Aid at 56th and Summitview (PHOTOS)
Many who grew up in Yakima in the '80s and '90s will remember this as the old PayLess Drug Store that was right next door to Safeway.
Exploring the Old Albertsons Building [PHOTOS]
Albertsons had sentimental value to many in the valley. Whether it be getting lunch if you were a student at Ike, or even renting videos.
SAFE Yakima State of Our Youth Breakfast Is Wednesday
The keynote speaker for this year's event is Dr. Steven Freng from Northwest High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.