About the Staff

Welcome to Rip City Project, the Portland Trail Blazers news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Rip City Project is dedicated to providing top-notch Trail Blazers news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Stevie Cozens,Site Expert

I'm Stevie from New Zealand. I'm a basketball loving dude who grew up following Jordan and the Bulls. I am lucky enough to write about basketball every day of my life. Find me on Twitter or send me an email!

Dave Nelson,Contributor

I am a long time fan of the Trail Blazers. I lived on the North Oregon Coast for nearly 35 years. I have a certificate in Television Productions, and have taken numerous courses in, writing and journalism while at college. During some of my years on the coast, I reported on sports at the NPR station in Astoria. While with the station, I was able to provide some of my reports to The Daily Astorian, as they had a partnership at the time. I also briefly covered sports for the Seaside Signal newspaper in Seaside, and also wrote for an online publication in Clatsop County. Currently, I live in Longview, WA with my wife. I am enjoying exploring the area(s) with her and seeing all that it has to offer.

Hassan Ladiwala,Contributor

Senior at Wake Forest, full-time NBA fan

Quentin Thorne,Contributor

Quentin Thorne is a student journalist at Hofstra University. With Fansided, Quentin is the Site Expert for Blades of Teal and a Contributor for the Rip City Project. Also, Quentin is an Associate Producer for Sports Beat on Hofstra's HEAT Network.

Nathan Powers,Contributor

Joe Espy,Contributor

I am a senior journalism major at Florida Gulf Coast University. Detroit and the University of Michigan sports are a big part of my life and I have had a passion for sports since I was a young boy. I hope to pursue a career writing or broadcasting about sports.

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