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ZRockR Staff

About Sylvia Lee

Editor/ Staff Writer and Co-Founder of ZRock'R Magazine.

Sylvia has worked in and around music since she was 16, though it has always been a part of her life. In radio ( her last radio job was in the mid-90's at KKLZ before departing for other pursuits) , as part of various tour support/production crews, in promotion of both bands and even clubs (recipient of the Climax/Plan C Entertainment Blackberry Award in 2007 for her work as production manager of the Las Vegas MC Jin show ) and in rock journalism with a music column in the late 80′s called MusicLine in the Independent News in central Illinois. Sylvia has also has written articles and reviews for SCOPE, The Reader, Las Vegas Music Scene Magazine, Vegas SoundZ (she was PR director for LVMS where she helped push a little known and upcoming at the time Vegas photographer then known as Shane O'Neil Dobbs ( he later dropped the Dobbs), landing him his first concert shoot for a publication with Nine Inch Nails at the Thomas and Mack in '95) and she also did PR for Vegas SoundZ when they were in print). She also was a contributor to LA’s FIX Magazine. Sylvia credits her love of rock journalism and working in and around it to the person she calls the “First Lady of Rock n Roll Journalists” The legendary Jaan Uhelszki who co-founded influential music publication CREEM Magazine, but also gives a nod to the women who were also involved in the early days like Lisa Robinson and photographer Lynn Goldsmith.

Sylvia's eye for talent and ear for great music have never failed her.

Ever sarcastic with a love for Metal, Grunge, Industrial, and the occasional glass of fine wine- she is the fearless leader of this bunch of talented lunatics.


About Taylor Carlson

Taylor T Carlson
Assistant Editor/Senior Staff Writer

Taylor T. Carlson was born August 17, 1984, and has called the Vegas Valley home his entire life. A die-hard fan of classic rock and metal music, Taylor has been writing album and concert reviews since he was 16 years old, and continues to do so, having done well over 1,000 reviews. He is also a fan of video gaming and cinema, and has reviewed a number of games and films as well, old and new alike. His thorough and honest (some would say brutally honest) reviewing style has won him the respect of hundreds of music fans and musicians alike, both local and abroad, and the ire of just as many others. Despite being one of the youngest attendees at classic hard rock/metal shows around Vegas, he is also one of the most knowledgeable, having gained the unofficial nickname of “The Eddie Trunk of Las Vegas.”

In addition to reviews, Taylor has written and self-published three books on classic hard rock bands, and is a regular participant in rock and roll trivia contests.

Taylor also holds a masters degree in special education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), and has appeared on the hit History Channel television series Pawn Stars. His dream is to be able to one day make a living from writing music books and reviews.


About Stephy Hayward

Stephanie " Stephy " Hayward- Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine
Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE!

Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Orignally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.


About Sheri Ramsey- Lewis

Sheri Ramsey-Lewis- Advertising and Marketing Executive


About Mark Smith

Mark R Smith ESQ- Rockin' The Law Columnist:
Mark has been involved in the business side of music since 1987 when he began managing bands and artists in and around the Boston Massachusetts region, while also producing and hosting a cable television program through which he provided community-wide exposure to independent regional talent. In the early 1990’s, Mark relocated to Los Angeles California and continued promoting unsigned independent artists through his Hunter Smith Cable Radio Program, often playing Indie Artists’ demos alongside certain works of major artists that most commercial radio networks refused to play.
In the early 2000’s Mark founded Straight Up Management, through which he worked extensively with Christian Rock crossover bands and solo artists, seamlessly placing his artists alongside mainstream performers in the L.A. club circuit. In 2004, Mark returned to school to complete his undergraduate studies in Business Administration, graduating summa cum laude from Regis University in 2006. Thereafter, he relocated to Las Vegas with his family in 2006 to attend the William S. Boyd School of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate degree in December 2009.
In 2012, Mark founded the Law Offices of Mark R. Smith, P.C., where he primarily practices in the areas of Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Matters; Business Formation, Representation and Litigation and other civil litigation matters. As a creator, artist manager, and a former performer himself, Mark is very much in tune with the things that drive artists and entertainers; and is passionate about working with this very special breed of human to help navigate them through many types of professional and personal legal matters.


About Sandy Yoo

Sandy Yoo- Graphic Designer

Our Logo, flyer and tshirt designer, graphics goddess and all round great gal, Sandy Yoo is always on the hunt for creative projects to get her hands dirty with–whether it be graphics, writing or cooking. Currently living in California, she will always be a New Yorker at heart.


About Dave Lasley

Located in Las Vegas, Dave Lasley is the Founder & CEO of LasLabs, Inc. He is responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of all software, as well as the infrastructure architecture to support it.

Dave is the author of multiple open source projects related to video manipulation and file management, and he has a personal tech blog.

Dave has been in the technology industry for over thirteen years, built an e-commerce store when he was twelve, and spent a combined six years with innovative companies such as Apple and Clearwire. He has expertise in secure software practices, rapid development methodologies, system integration, and server management.