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Andy Zahn

Highlights

Andy Zahn is a freelance writer for The Balance SMB with over a decade of experience writing about technology, consumer products, and the outdoors.

  • Andy has written for The Balance SMB since February 2021.
  • He attended Lower Columbia College.
  • His work has appeared in Lifewire, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, newspapers such as The Daily News, and his blog, Illuminations from the Attic.

Experience

Andy has been writing professionally since 2010 on a variety of topics, focusing on technology, consumer products, and the outdoors. He has experience testing and reviewing a wide range of tech from cameras and laptop computers to headphones and hiking gear. He is also a professional photographer and videographer and frequently uses those skills to help local environmental charity organizations.

Andy’s work has appeared in Lifewire, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, The Daily News, and his own blog Illuminations From The Attic, as well as a Youtube channel by the same name.

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Education

Andy attended Lower Columbia College where he studied photography, graphic design, and English.

Awards and Publications:

  • First place DJI Autumn video contest 2018
  • National Forest Foundation Annual Photo Contest Winner 2019
  • First Place UST Freeze Frame Photo Contest 2017
  • Second Place Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest 2014
  • Young Journalist Program award winner, The Daily News 2010

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