First to Know
2913 El Camino Real, #609
Tustin, CA 92782
About the FTK Team
Rick Andreoli – Editor-in-Chief
Rick Andreoli graduated magna cum laude in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of California, Los Angeles. His writing career has allowed him to interview diverse and interesting people — from actors like Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Garner, to designer Michael Kors, singer Tori Amos, supermodel Janice Dickinson and the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter. His words have appeared in everything from scripted television shows, movie posters and studio publicity kits, to entertainment, travel, and lifestyle websites. In editorial, Rick most recently served as Senior Digital Editor for the Here! Media brands, including Advocate.com, Out.com, and Gay.com / Gay.net.
As high-flying as his editorial history, Rick relaxes by coaching circus students and performing on the static trapeze and aerial silks.
Jen Engevik – Email Marketing & Staff Writer
Jen Engevik is a marketer and journalist with more than 10 years experience in the technology, entertainment, retail, publishing, medical and manufacturing verticals. Known to her friends and family has “Curious George,” Jen loves to connect with people from around the world, travel the globe, explore the great outdoors and practice yoga.
Jen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from University of Southern California and Master of Arts degree in English and Literature from La Sierra University.
Mariam Jehangir – Staff Writer
After receiving her Literary Journalism degree from the University of California, Irvine in July 2012, Mariam Jehangir joined the First to Know family as a staff writer. She loves covering entertainment, travel and relationship stories, as well as the other categories featured on the site. When she isn’t busy interviewing or typing away, Mariam loves to snowboard, camp, or hike the Sierra mountain range in her home state of California. Also, she makes a KILLER bruschetta.
Elysia McMahan – Staff Writer
Elysia McMahan is a creative writer at heart who is motivated by the pursuit for new experiences, destinations, adventure and mystery.
When she’s not busy staying on top of the headlines and creating original content for First to Know, you can usually find her near the ocean, photographing strangers, or spending time with friends and family.
Rebekah Sager – Managing Editor
Rebekah Sager is a San Diego based culture and lifestyle writer/editor. She is the founder of the fashion/shopping website Shop Local SD and was the Zagat Guide’s 2012 San Diego Shopping Editor.
Rebekah has contributed to FOX News Latino, Dame Magazine, Cosmo For Latinas, Hemisphere’s, Riviera/Modern Luxury, Where, San Diego Magazine, Girls Guide To Paris, and WordsEtc.–the first Black-owned literary magazine of South Africa.