Meet our Contributors - Heart Of Hollywood Magazine

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Bilingual communications expert Sandy Rodriguez writes on topics ranging from finance to entertainment for different media outlets in both the U.S. and Mexico. She appears as a host in videos for lifestyle website En Cinco and multimedia company Heart of Hollywood Motion Pictures.

Sandy is a former editorial coordinator for Mexican newspaper Reforma, one of the most influential publications in Latin America, and has translated tens of books from English to Spanish for major publishing houses. These include medical, self-help, and business books, novels, and titles focused on spirituality or personal growth by popular authors such as Louise Hay, Nick Vujicic, and Neale Donald Walsch.

Multifaceted Sandy, who once took part in a prestigious fellowship program for international journalists at Seoul National University in South Korea, currently lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a certified court interpreter. She is a fitness enthusiast, burgeoning artist, and amateur winemaker. As the author of motivational book Choose to Prevail, she is a member of ISLA, the International Society of Latino Authors.

Choose to Prevail is a finalist in the Best Health & Wellness Book category of the International Latino Book Awards, produced by Empowering Latino Futures, a nonprofit organization co-founded in 1997 by actor Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler, board member of the National Latino Media Council. The awards ceremony will be held in October.

Sandy is the editor of Heart Of Hollywood Magazine.





Doly Mallet is a writer, journalist, and film critic who has collaborated with various media outlets such as the Reforma newspaper (Mexico), GQ, Empire, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Heart Of Hollywood Magazine. She holds a Master’s Degree in Media from The New School in New York and a Postgraduate Degree in Film Criticism from The University of Melbourne in Australia. Doly wrote a young adult novel, Silvana, la verdad de and two non-fiction essays, the bestselling Mordiendo Manzanas y Besando Sapos, published by Grijalbo, followed by Tu Galán de Película, from the same publisher. She has lived in New York for almost nine years but considers herself a nomad at heart. Her hobbies are painting, dancing, reading, exercise, and walking in nature. Doly loves a good night’s sleep, coffee, cheese, chocolate, and dogs.





Keith W. Strandberg has written about luxury goods, motorcycles, China travel and culture, and timepieces in many different publications for over 25 years. One of the only international journalists living in Switzerland, Strandberg has written for the trade extensively, as well as for mainstream publications like Variety, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, United Airlines’ Hemispheres, Men’s Vogue, USA Today, Tennis, and many more.



Katrenia G. Busch is a film critic for Hollywood Weekly Magazine, a celebrity interviewer and writer for Heart Of Hollywood Magazine, a journal reviewer for the American Psychological Association, as well as a reviewer for Prospectus: A Literary Offering, and has worked as an editor and journalist. Some of her published works can be found in The Screeched Owl, The Chamber Magazine, Literature Today, Westward Quarterly, Trouvaille Review, and Police Writers, among others.

Katrenia is a moderator and page manager of the Facebook Poetry Society, yielding 80k members. She also has an extensive background in both law enforcement and nursing. She serves as a mentor for the Web of Science Academy for Researcher/Reviewers. Her Publons profile can be found here:



Aaron Marcus has been a full-time actor and commercial model for 36+ years, with over 1,290 jobs to his credit. He was cast in the soon-to-be-released Netflix feature White Noise, the HBO miniseries We Own This City, A Man Called Otto (with Tom Hanks), and the ABC pilot Heart of Life. He worked on the feature Irresistible, Amazon show Thespian (recurring), Netflix show House of Cards (recurring), Gotham, Mr. Robot, Do No Harm, Law & Order: CI, and The Wire, to name a few projects.

He is also the author of How to Become a Successful Actor and Model. You can read more about his work and book at Aaron has offered his Book the Job seminar over 800 times, on three different continents. He saves five days each month to privately mentor people online and help them break into the industry or advance their career. Find info at He also created an incredibly helpful acting and modeling quick tips channel with 260 free quick tip videos. Subscribe today at

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Tammy Reese began her career as a theater actress performing in 60 live stage shows a year with The Media Unit TV and Stage Production Company. She also directed the weekly live TV show Rough Times Live.

Eventually she went to Empire State College to obtain her degree in media studies. After graduation, she did more theater and wrote and produced her own videos to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.

Her company, Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media, came about as a way to showcase visionaries on social media for the inspirational work that they do. Then she began to collaborate with other creatives to co-host and co-produce the Visionary Minds TV show.

She is currently killing it in the multimedia/digital media space as podcast co-host for Digital Media Insights and the New York Women in Film and Television podcast. Tammy is also a celebrity interviewer and has interviewed many major stars, including Donell Jones, Meagan Good Franklin, Leon, Nelly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Christopher Play Martin, Mick Garris, Marion Ramsey, Claudia Wells, Carmen Electra, Omar Epps, Ginuwine, Serayah, Courtney Kemp, Carl Anthony Payne, Richard Grieco, Miko Hughes, Heather Langenkamp, Tony Todd, and many more.

In 2019, she received the WCNY/PBS Makers: Women Who Make America Award, and, in 2018, the 40 Under Forty Award.

As a member of the press, she has covered Black Music Honors, Urban One Honors, the Oscars, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, New Jersey Horror Con, NYC Hip Hop Film Festival, NYC Horror Film Festival, and more.





Karla Silva is a connector. A consultant and strategy expert focused on building alliances in the development, investment and business world, both locally in the USA and internationally, particularly in Mexico.

She has a degree in communications from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and after moving to Los Angeles to continue her studies, she opened a Design & Production company and for 20 years, catered to the music/entertainment industry with clients such as: Univision, BMG, Sony Music, Fonovisa, EMI, among others.

She is the President and founder of Monarks Strategic Alliances, LLC. Her ability to develop long lasting relationships based on providing value and trust has always been one of her strongest qualities. She transitioned from the creative and entertainment world into the investment and development industry, where she saw the growing need for housing, financial education and building green. Karla is a business consultant. An investor and public relations for development firms that focuses on Circular Urban development, where she brings funding, valuable partners and strategic alliances to develop or repurpose real estate projects with the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria and LEED standards.

Mother of two, her children are the main reason she continues supporting and promoting organizations that are making a difference. She is an active member of multiple community groups and support organizations such as: US – Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Mundo Maya Foundation, Tierra Blanca Arts Center, Red Global de Mexico-Los Angeles Chapter, among others.




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Born in San Diego in 1947, Ernie has been a creative talent, enjoying rocket science, model airplanes, r/c airplanes, sports including beach or sand volleyball, photography, chemistry and physics. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from UC San Diego in Applied Physics. He enjoyed a 34 year long career in high technology at Burroughs Corp., Wang Labs, and Applied Micro (AMCC). He retired in 2014 and turned his attention to full-time photography. In the process, he has met many in the entertainment and fashion industry, including the staff at Heart of Hollywood. He is happily married, has 2 sons and 3 granddaughters. He enjoys spending time with both sports photography including surfing, cycling and beach volleyball. He has expanded his interests to fashion, portraits and swimwear photography. Some have offered the label celebrity photographer and world class photographer in describing or introducing him at various events.



"Claudia is a photographer and journalist based in Los Angeles, California, and she has a studio in Santa Monica. She has worked within the entertainment industry in Los Angeles for a number of years.

Claudia was born and raised in Brazil,

and has been in the US for over 20 years now, mostly in California. She has two grown sons, one grown husband, and one old dog. Claudia loves oil painting, skateboarding, snowboarding, scuba diving, learning new stuff, and traveling, and hopes she’ll have more time for all of those things eventually."



Photographer and Journalist