Ashlea “Bringing Snarky Back” Deahl is an honorary Phoenix native, having lived in the Valley for most of her life. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite (rest in peace) School of Journalism at ASU, and has freelanced for such publications as The Cape Cod Times, The Boston Globe, Phoenix New Times, The Ritz-Carlton Magazine and several health-related publications. She is currently the editor-in-chief of PHOENIX magazine, which publishes a mash-up of things to do, people to know and places to eat, along with some truly great investigative journalism. Though she’s excited for the future of digital journalism, she considers herself a low-tech gal who treasures curling up on the couch with a good (paper) book or magazine. She also enjoys speaking on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and, like all aspiring writers, is currently working on a book, a screenplay and a series of short stories.