Joe Payne, independent journalist
Joe Payne is an award-winning journalist based in Santa Maria, California. He produces multimedia content about news, politics, business, science, and the arts. He has always called the Central Coast home, and enjoys exploring the rich culture and history of the area. He lives in Santa Maria with his wife, Candice, and longhair tabby cat, Jade. He’s also a piano tuner, music teacher, and performer, with more information available at pianopayne.com.