The Drill Team


Steve Lowery: Co-Host

Steve Lowery, is not that golfer who killed that bird so please stop asking him why he hates birds because he doesn’t hate birds, he just thinks they can come off as entitled, especially at parties. Lowery is the former LA Times, former The National, former Daily News, former  Press-Telegram, former New Times LA, former OC Weekly, former The District staffer whose professional career is somehow far more stable than his personal life. Choices. He has written about sports and dogs and business and ice cream and has also produced several books, none of which you’re actually interested in so please just stop asking like you are because it shames both of us. He presently fills the role of “El Bonito” (“The Pretty One”) on “The Drill” while working on a new book project with a working title of “Kill All Birds!” He can be reached — though never controlled, birds — at



Tom Hoffarth: Co-Host

Tom Hoffarth was with the Daily News/Daily Breeze/Southern California News Group going back to the early 1980s as a general assignment sports reporter, columnist and a specialist covering in the sports media. He has been honored by the Associated Press twice for sports columnists, the L.A. Press Club for a 2016 column on Vin Scully’s final game, and given a Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association recognition for his career work. He considers witnessing Zenyatta win the Breeders’ Cup 2009 Classic to be the most memorable sporting event he has covered. His website is at He can be reached at


Jim Thompson: Illustrator

Jim Thompson started his sports cartooning with the L.A. Daily News and was featured in the newspaper for more than decades. His cartoons have also appeared in the Denver Post and the Salt Lake Tribune. He’s contributed to Sport Illustrated’s Extra Mustard and Hero Sports and written and illustrated for Soccer Premier Magazine. Jim loves golf and lies about how good he is.  His illustrations can be found at, and he is accomplished in creating bronze sports art. Jim is also the proud papa of a retired Navy SEAL, a music teacher and current Ph.D candidate. Contact him at



Eric Hebert: Producer/Director

Eric Hebert is the Producer, Director and Head of Graphics Department at ProAngle
Media. He is a Cal State Fullerton and Irvine High School Graduate.







Jon McKelvy: Producer

Jon McKelvy bio coming soon!