Mark McMinn

Vice President of Sales

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 Regional Sales 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

Regional Sales 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.


Open Position

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

Brandi Hardy

Regional Sales 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

Regional Sales Executive

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


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


Nani Almanza

Strategic Client Services Specialist

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.


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

Group Sales 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.



Group Administrative Coordinator


Marketing Communications

Rob O'Keefe

Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer

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.


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 favorite place to grab life by the moments is Carmel Valley, you simply cannot go wrong with a full day of wine tasting in the village.


Kimber Tabscott

Marketing Communications Project Specialist

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


Jessica Lessard

Marketing Content 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.


Robert Row

Market Intelligence Manager

My favorite way to grab life by the moments in Monterey is to walk along the recreational bike path through Monterey and Pacific Grove, taking in the history and scenic beauty of the area.


Open Position

Communications Manager

Visitor Services

Keith Turner

Visitor Services Manager

My favorite way to grab life by the moments is on a bike ride along our amazing coast. On the Recreation Trail, over the 17 mile drive or an epic adventure ride down to Big Sur.


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

Joselyn Ignacio

Destination Specialist

My favorite place to grab life by the moments is Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Carmel-by-the-Sea where I enjoy hiking on the craggy trails, enraptured by a canopy of cypress and ocean mist.

Nancy Rose

Destination Specialist

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.

Richard Petrovich

Visitor Services Coordinator

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.

Stakeholder Engagement

Jeniffer Kocher

Director of Stakeholder 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!



Paul Martin


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.


Kit Franke


My favorite place to grab life by the moments is always in Big Sur. I love to hike along the quiet beaches or climb the trails at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Either way, the beauty and serenity of Big Sur never disappoints me, and I return again and again.


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.


Tammy Blount-Canavan, FCDME

President & CEO

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


Cynthia Blankenship

Destination Administrative Coordinator

My favorite moments in Monterey County happen at Elkhorn Slough where I love watching sea otters play and pelicans relax.


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