Meet the people writing, designing, selling, and generally obsessing over San Diego Magazine.

Our Fearless Leaders

Jim Fitzpatrick

CEO & PUBLISHER
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Make me a reservation at: The Marine Room
  • My job in 3 words: Sign the checks
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Remembering Mr. Padre

Erin Chambers Smith

CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Cantina Mayahuel
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Reasons to Love SD

The Storytellers

Erin Meanley Glenny

Editor in Chief
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Old Venice
  • My job in 3 words: Make it funny
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: I Tried It: Horse Therapy

Troy Johnson

Restaurant Critic
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: The gym
  • My job in 3 words: Tell good stories
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: The Urchin King

Dan Letchworth

Copy Chief
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Make me a reservation at: Barrio Star
  • My job in 3 words: Fix all misteaks!
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: No one is coming to rescue us

Chase Scheinbaum

Custom Content Editor
  • Hometown: Playa Del Rey, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Rakiraki Ramen
  • My job in 3 words: Entertaining, accurate storytelling
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: An Open Letter to Kombucha

The Creatives

Sydnie Goodwin

creative Director
  • Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
  • Make me a reservation at: Craft & Commerce
  • My job in 3 words: Create. Edit. Commit.
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Best Restaurants

Hannah Rhodes

senior Art Director
  • Hometown: Salinas, California
  • Make me a reservation at: OB Noodle House
  • My job in 3 words: Imagine, create, communicate
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: 27 Reasons to Love San Diego

Elisa Glass

Designer
  • Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  • Make me a reservation at: Cucina Sorella
  • My job in 3 words: Hey! Look here!
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: San Diego Uncorked

Rebecca Wilson

Designer
  • Hometown: Cloverdale, Virginia
  • Make me a reservation at: Cucina Urbana
  • My job in 3 words: Web and Design
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Best of San Diego

Richie Gonzalez

Production Designer
  • Hometown: Tijuana
  • Make me a reservation at: Civico 1845
  • My job in 3 words: Living the dream!
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Best of Baja

Katie Zychowicz

Assistant Production Designer
  • Hometown: Temecula, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Underbelly
  • My job in 3 words: Everything San Diego
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: The Weekender Column

The Sales Strategists

Gina Mendola

Senior Account Manager
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Cucina Urbana
  • My job in 3 words: Smile and dial
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Best of Ensenada 2014

Krissy Walsh

Account Manager
  • Hometown: Fallbrook, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Cucina Urbana
  • My job in 3 words: Sell, deadline, repeat!
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Operation Get Healthy

Julie Davis

Account Manager
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: C-Level
  • My job in 3 words: Meet the deadlines
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Neighborhood Guides

Jim Ely

Account Manager
  • Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
  • Make me a reservation at: AR Valentein
  • My job in 3 words: Always something new!
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Best of San Diego

Lisa Bilotti

Account Manager
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Any place I can bring my dogs!
  • My job in 3 words: Is this work?
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: 27 Secret San Diego Spots

Mike White

Account Manager

The Marketers

Jennifer Rea

Director of Marketing & Brand Development
  • Hometown: San Luis Obispo, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Brooklyn Girl
  • My job in 3 words: Bigger, better, branding
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Let’s Brunch!

Yari Freeman

Events Director
  • Hometown: Info to follow
  • Make me a reservation at: Info to follow
  • My job in 3 words: Info to follow
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Info to follow

Josie Sample

Audience Development/Marketing Coordinator
  • Hometown: Bishop, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Coasterra
  • My job in 3 words: Become an Insider!
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: 73 Must-Try Desserts in San Diego

Lauren Winget

Social Media Consultant
  • Hometown: Sacramento, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Buona Forchetta
  • My job in 3 words: Instagram, Instagram, Instagram
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Outdoor Dining Guide

The Organizers

Trina Thayne

Director of Sales Administration
  • Hometown: Cucina Enoteca
  • Make me a reservation at: Cantina Mayahuel
  • My job in 3 words: Fun and ever-changing
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Best Restaurants 2014

Kyra Hillenmeyer

Project Manager, Custom Content
  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Et Voila!
  • My job in 3 words: Done? Good. Next?
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: 24 Reasons to Love San Diego Right Now

Christa Roby

Production Specialist
  • Hometown: Sacramento, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Salud!, no
  • My job in 3 words: Persistence makes perfect
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Camping Guide

Lauren Pettigrew

Sales Coordinator
  • Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Make me a reservation at: Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill
  • My job in 3 words: Connect. Collect. Check √
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Trail of the Month

Emily Ferguson

Special Projects Assistant

The Techies

David Martin

Digital Media Director
  • Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts and Montpelier, Vermont
  • Make me a reservation at: The Pearl
  • My job in 3 words: Click, click, click
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: SD Food News with Troy Johnson

Jeff Terich

Web Editor
  • Hometown: Fallbrook, California
  • Make me a reservation at: Born and Raised
  • My job in 3 words: Keep on posting
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Bob Mould on Seeking a Brighter Outlook

The Problem Solvers

Veronica Graham

Accounting Specialist
  • Hometown: Murrieta, CA
  • Make me a reservation at: Donovan’s Steakhouse
  • My job in 3 words: Money, more money
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: 52 Weekend Getaways

Executive Assistant

Dallas, Texas
  • Hometown: Dallas, Texas
  • Make me a reservation at: Bo Beau in Ocean Beach
  • My job in 3 words: Fun and varied
  • San Diego Magazine feature everyone must read: Remembering Mr. Padre

Contributors

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

Art

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

Sales/Marketing

Publication Director of Charitable Events Registry | Joyce Glazer

 

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