MembersMCCVB Team


Group Business Development

Mark McMinn

Vice President of Business Development

My favorite way to grab life by the moments in Monterey County is to ride my bike along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail from Fisherman’s Wharf to Pebble Beach, to Marina and back again!


Lauren Siring, CMP

Senior Business Development Executive - Territory: Northern California and Pacific Northwest States (Bay Area, Sacramento, WA, OR, ID, MT, WY)

My (current) favorite way to grab life by the moments is enjoying a glass of Monterey County wine for happy hour with my husband on our sailboat taking in the sunset over the ocean and stroll to dinner at one of the nearby wharf restaurants.


Joe Marcy, CMP

Business Development Executive - Territory: Southern California and Southwestern States (LA/Orange County, AZ, NV, UT, CO, NM)

What I like most about Monterey County… (hard to pick just one) but I’d have to say the memorable culinary experiences along the coast.


Aileen Laracuente

Business Development Executive - Territory: Midwestern States (IL, OH, MI, IN, MO, WI, MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, IA, KY)

When in Monterey County, I like to Grab Life by the Moments by watching a sunset at Carmel Beach surrounded by white sand and a sky filled with shades of lavender, pink and blue.


Brandi Hardy

Business Development Executive - Territory: Southeastern States (TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, TN, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC)

What I like most about Monterey County is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I enjoy taking my children and watching them explore something different each time we go.


Wendy Norgren

Business Development Executive - Territory: DC Metro / Northeastern States (NY, NJ, CT, DC, VA, MD, PA, MA, WV, RI, DE, VT, ME)

My favorite way to grab life by the moments in Monterey County is to sit outside enjoying one of our gorgeous sunsets, sipping a glass of Monterey County wine, while taking in our beautiful surroundings.


David Cater

Travel Trade Sales Executive

What I like most about Monterey County are the local people who give each community their distinct character.


Strategic Client Services

Marissa Reader

Director of Strategic Client Services

My favorite moments in Monterey County are early morning hikes in the spring when all the hills are lush and green and the lupines are blooming.


Gina Archuleta

Strategic Business Development Specialist

What I like most about Monterey County is everything—the ample fields and wineries, great food, sparkling beaches, peaceful foggy mornings, lush green forests, and nature bliss.


Christina Lomeli-Anaya

Business Development and Marketing Specialist

What I like most about Monterey County is its vast array of farm-to-table culinary delights and the delicious local wine to go with it.


Sabrina Siqueiros

Strategic Client Services Specialist

I like to Grab Life by the Moments with spontaneous walks along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, taking in the spectacular bay views and soothing ocean breeze.


Megan Salanoa

Business Development Administrative Coordinator


Marketing Communications

April Locke

Director of Marketing Communications

One of my favorite spots with an epic view is the C bar and restaurant at Intercontinental the Clement Monterey. A flight of bubbly + sunset over the bay + live music = amazing way to end a busy week!


Wendy Steel

Content Manager (Temporary)

I love the local food, wine and art scene in the "hamlet" of Carmel Valley. Since moving down here, I have become an obsessed foodie and cook, inspired by the amazing fresh ingredients that are available all year.


Kimber Tabscott

Marketing Communications Project Specialist

What I like most about living in Monterey County is that every day feels like a vacation.


Open Position

Marketing Specialist

Rachel Dinbokowitz

Public Relations Manager


Jessica Hernandez

Public Relations Specialist

My favorite way to grab life by the moments in Monterey County is to watch the sunset at leash-free Carmel Beach with my dog.


Stakeholder Engagement

Jeniffer Kocher

Director of Stakeholder and Visitor Engagement

My favorite place to grab life by the moments is Marina State Beach. You can often see whales with the naked eye and dolphin super pods jumping into the air.


David Marzetti

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

What I love about our area is what I call the “20 in 20” factor. There are 20 great golf courses, 20 of our favorite restaurants, 20 amazing wine tasting rooms….all within 20 minutes of Monterey!


Maggie Ferraro

Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator


Visitor Services

Nani Almanza

Visitor Services Manager

My favorite moment in Monterey County is a nighttime stroll down the recreation trail, admiring the boats in the harbor, and listening to the harbor seals in the distance.


Richard Petrovich

Visitor Services Coordinator

Ken Aced

Destination Specialist

Cathy Collum

Destination Specialist

The best part of my job is helping visitors take home memorable moments from the Monterey Peninsula.

Kathleen Dalesandro

Destination Specialist

Cary Deakin

Destination Specialist

What I like most about Monterey County is the variety of dog friendly places to walk my dog, from in town to all the beautiful trails and beaches.

Susan Dodds

Destination Specialist

George Hayes

Destination Specialist

What I enjoy most about Monterey County is the uninterupted beauty linking the coastline from Fisherman's Wharf thru Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, to Point Lobos - an inspiring network of wonder and awe.

Nancy Rose

Destination Specialist

I’m grateful that I live in such a scenic area. No matter what direction I go there is beauty.

Pam Tanous

Destination Specialist

What I like most about Monterey County is it’s vivid history with the Custom House being the oldest Public building in California. Our colorful Fisherman’s Wharf built in 1846 and the spectacular ambiance of it today. The restaurants owned by local families adds to the history and familiarity of it today. Walking the Path of History always gives me joy to know that our historical buildings are still here for all to enjoy.


Paul Martin

Vice President of Finance and Regulatory Affairs

I love attending events at the Monterey County fairgrounds. There’s the California Roots Festival in May, the County Fair and the world famous Jazz Festival in September, and BaconFest in July – mmmmm bacon! Don’t forget the Beer Festival and the Scottish Games.


Huong Tu


What I like most about Monterey County is the clean air and that people from all over the world come to visit us.


Jennifer Johnson, CDME, SHRM-CP

Vice President of Operations

My favorite moment in Monterey County was at the Monterey Zoo. Feeding the elephants while staying overnight at Vision Quest is a unique experience that shouldn’t be missed.


Rob O'Keefe

Interim President & CEO

My favorite moments in Monterey are when my toes are in the sand, with the sun on my face and a warm breeze to soothe the soul.


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