Mark McMinn

Vice President of Sales

The best part of my job is promoting, consulting and inspiring our clients and community.


Lauren Siring, CMP

Regional Sales Executive- Northern CA (Association/Government/SMERF) and Mountain States

The most rewarding part of my job is being able to match my community with meeting planners’ needs. I love to foster relationships by being a liaison to streamline event planners and our hospitality partners to help make the most of this diverse destination


Liz Kara

Regional Sales Executive- Chicago, IL Office

Folktale Brut is my very favorite treat in Monterey County. The ambiance and views at Folktale certainly add to the experience!


Joe Marcy, CMP

Regional Sales Executive- Southern California Office

When you’re inspired by nature, indulging in unique culinary experiences and surrounded by some of the best hospitality professionals around… it’s hard to call it work.


Brandi Hardy

Regional Sales Executive- Silicon Valley/Bay Area Office


David Cater

Travel Trade Sales Executive

I love mountain biking or running in Toro Regional Park and Fort Ord National Monument off of Highway 68.


Strategic Client Services

Marissa Reader

Director of Strategic Client Services

My favorite activity is hiking the Waterfall Trail at Garland Ranch then having lunch/wine in Carmel Valley Village.


Nani Almanza

Strategic Client Services Specialist

My perfect day is when I can watch the sun rise over the city from the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa’s upper patio. Everything about it, from the sound of the softly crashing waves and playful seagulls to the dreamy sailboats and adorable sea otters, reminds me of just how lucky I am to call Monterey home.


Gina Archuleta

Strategic Business Development Specialist

My perfect day includes hiking through beautiful Big Sur and admiring ocean views from high mountain peaks. After a hike I like to relax at the Big Sur River Inn and enjoy a drink and delicious food on their amazing outdoor patio.


Christina Lomeli-Anaya

Group Sales and Marketing Specialist

One of my favorite places to grab dinner at is Tarpy’s Roadhouse; my favorite dessert EVER is their chocolate-espresso bread pudding.


Marketing Communications

Rob O'Keefe

Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer


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!


Allyson Ryan

Content Marketing Manager

My perfect day in Monterey County includes hiking at Jacks Peak, wine tasting in Carmel Valley followed by a delicious dinner at Passionfish.


Kimber Tabscott

Marketing Communications Project Specialist

One of my all-time favorite things to do on a beautiful day is to bask in the sun and take in the view at Lover’s Point Beach in Pacific Grove. Hula’s Island Grill in Monterey is one of my favorite happy hour spots – their tiki drinks and ceviche are not to be missed!


Jessica Lessard

Marketing Content Specialist

I love watching the sunset with my dog on the soft white sand at Carmel Beach.


Robert Row

Market Intelligence Specialist

My perfect day in Monterey includes relaxing near Lovers Point in Pacific Grove and finishing with a drink at the Sandbar & Grill.



Communications Manager

Visitor Services

Keith Turner

Visitor Services Manager

We have the world’s greatest car event each August, the world’s greatest golf most any month and world-class cycling, dining and sightseeing always.


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

Susan Dodds

Destination Specialist

Grace Gamble

Destination Specialist

My favorite place to bike ride is on 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach because of the stunning ocean views.

Joselyn Ignacio

Destination Specialist

A favorite spot to take visiting family and friends is on the deck of the restaurant at Mission Ranch in Carmel, which overlooks sheep grazing in the pasture and the sparkling ocean up ahead.

Nancy Rose

Destination Specialist

Pam Tanous

Destination Specialist

Richard Petrovich

Visitor Services Coordinator

Stakeholder Engagement

Jeniffer Kocher

Director of Stakeholder Engagement

My favorite place to watch the sunset is Marina Beach because Marina is my hometown and you get a direct westward view of the horizon.


David Marzetti

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Big Sur is my happy place. Once a month my wife and I drive down Highway 1 to have a relaxing lunch at the Big Sur River Inn or Nepenthe, explore the little shops and galleries, enjoy a glass of wine and totally unplug.



Paul Martin


I enjoy getting take out from Pacific Thai and heading over to Asilomar Beach for the sunset.


Kit Franke


On the weekends you can find me hiking along the Monterey Bay Rec Trail toward Asilomar Beach. The beach is beautiful to explore and afterwards, I like to end up at Asilomar Conference Grounds for a cup of hot chocolate on their deck.


Jennifer Johnson, CDME, SHRM-CP

Vice President of Operations

My favorite place to take visiting friends and family is the Monterey Zoo. Feeding the elephants while staying overnight at Vision Quest is a unique experience that shouldn’t be missed.


Tammy Blount-Canavan, FCDME

President & CEO

My favorite thing about Monterey County is the diverse and stunning natural beauty.


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