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Our Fearless Leaders

Karen Mullen

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Piatti

The Storytellers

Troy Johnson

Restaurant Critic
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: The gym

Erica Nichols

Associate Editor
  • Hometown: San Diego
  • Make me a reservation at: The Rose
  • Must Read: We Flew Out and Walked Back
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: Self-Realization Meditation Gardens

Dan Letchworth

Copy Chief
  • Hometown: Chula Vista
  • Make me a reservation at: The Loving Hut
  • Must Read: We Flew Out and Walked Back
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: OnStage Playhouse

Sarah Sapeda

Custom Content Editor
  • Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
  • Make me a reservation at: Buona Forchetta
  • Must Read: 21 Brunch Spots with a Patio
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: the murals in North Park and University Heights

The Creatives

Zach Darton

Creative Director
  • Hometown: New York City

Samantha Lacy

Art Director
  • Hometown: Encinitas
  • Make me a reservation at: Buona Forchetta
  • Must Read: We Love Convoy!
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: Juanita's Taco Shop

The Sales Strategists

Senior Account Manager
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Mister A's
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: No surf beach Sunset Cliffs

Lisa Bilotti

Account Manager
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Any place I can bring my dogs!

The Marketers

Laura Hunter

Marketing/Project Manager
  • Hometown: San Diego
  • Make me a reservation at: somewhere other than my house!
  • Must Read: Best of San Diego 2021
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: Eagle Rock

Shelby Kachik

Manager, Events & Sponsorships
  • Hometown: Temecula, CA
  • Make me a reservation at: Din Tai Fung
  • Must Read: 13 Tacos You Must Try in San Diego
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: Harry’s Taco Club – the surf and turf taco is incredible!!

The Organizers

Trina Thayne

Director of Sales Administration
  • Hometown: Poway
  • Make me a reservation at: Solare Ristorante
  • Must Read: 13 Tacos You Must Try in San Diego
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: SUPs, kayaks and bike rentals on the bay by the Catamaran Hotel

Amanda Lenox

Production Specialist
  • Hometown: Chula Vista
  • Make me a reservation at: Cocina 35

The Techies

David Martin

Digital Media Director
  • Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts and Montpelier, Vermont
  • Make me a reservation at: The Pearl

Jeff Terich

Web Editor
  • Hometown: Fallbrook, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Herb & Wood
  • Must Read: Mean People Suck (At Restaurants)
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: Pioneer Park

Lauren Pettigrew

Social Media Manager
  • Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Make me a reservation at: Trust
  • Must Read: On the Record with Phantogram
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

The Problem Solvers

Veronica Graham

Accounting Specialist
  • Hometown: Murrieta, CA
  • Make me a reservation at: Cafe Sevilla
  • Must Read: The Guide to Mexico
  • Hidden gem more people should know about: SDG&E Harborview Park in Coronado

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Editorial

Contributing Writers | Corey Brock, Angela Carone, Derrik Chinn, Ron Donoho, Dave Good, Erin Jackson, Rachel Laing, Nate Martins, Tina Mickelson, Christina Orlovsky Page, Christine Pasalo, Archana Ram, Ann Wycoff
Contributing Copy Editor | Stephanie Thompson

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Contributing Photographers | Rebecca Batista, Robert Benson, Graham Blair, Paul Body, Dhanraj Emanuel, Sergio Fernandez, Eddie Garcia, Luis Garcia, Rob Hammer, Sam Hodgson, Corey Jenkins, Taryn Kent, Lauren Radack, Jay Reilly, Jennifer Siegwart, John Trice, Sam Wells
Contributing Artists | Kristina Micotti, Thomas White

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