According to the bio on his website: "Kevin Tinto is based in Tiburon and Lake Tahoe, California. He has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Reno Gazette Journal, Bike Transamerica, Scuba Diver Magazine and more.
He is an avid Mountaineer, Skier, Scuba and Free Diver, Private Pilot and Adventurer. He is a Level II Certified Ski Instructor and you can often find him teaching at Northstar, California, when not testing the Palisades at Squaw Valley.
He also owns and is Editor-In-Chief of www.slidingonthecheap.com with more than 50,000 subscribers. "