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Staff & Local Media Contacts

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Staff and Local Media Contacts



Below are listed some of the key media contacts you might need to help plan your visit. Please contact the MCCVB Communications Staff for additional PR contacts for hotels and other attractions that you may not find listed here.

MCCVB Communications Department




Shannon M. Marshall, Director of Communications
[email protected]
831-657-6409

Christina Curas, Media Relations Coordinator
[email protected]
831-657-6413

Koleen Hamblin, KOLI Communications
[email protected]
805-899-4193 or 800-487-9057

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1770
Monterey, CA 93942-1770
831-657-6400 (administrative office: 9am to 5pm)
831-648-5373 (fax)
800-221-1010 or 877-Monterey (toll free lines: Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm)

Key Local PR Contacts




ATTRACTIONS

Cannery Row Company
Diane Mandeville
[email protected]
831-644-9322

Fisherman's Wharf Association
Bob Massaro
[email protected]
831-649-6544

Monterey Bay Aquarium:
Ken Peterson—Media Contact
[email protected]
831-648-4922

Karen Jeffries—Media Contact
[email protected]
831-644-7548

Angela Hains—Media Contact
[email protected]
831-647-6804

National Steinbeck Center
Amanda Holder
[email protected]
831-775-4725

Pebble Beach Company
Valerie Ramsey
[email protected]
831-625-8557


ASSOCIATIONS AND NON-PROFITS

Big Sur Land Trust
Cynthia Holmsky
[email protected]
831-625-5523

California State Parks
Dave Schaechtele
[email protected]
831-649-2900

Arts Council of Monterey County
Paulette Lynch
[email protected]
831-622-9060

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Debbie Meyer
[email protected]
831-775-1807

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Liz Love
[email protected]
831-647-4255

Monterey County Film Commission
Karen Nordstrand
[email protected]
831-646-0910

Monterey County Golf Association
Joe Priddy
[email protected]
831-899-7271

Monterey History and Art Association
John Bailey
[email protected]
831-372-2608, ext. 11

Monterey County Parls
Lavonne Chin
[email protected]
831-755-4895

Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association
Rhonda Motil
[email protected]
831-375-9400

Ventana Wildlife Society
Alena Porte
[email protected]
831-455-9514


CHAMBERS AND CITIES

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
Stan Russell
[email protected]
831-667-2100

Carmel-by-the-Sea Chamber of Commerce
Monta Potter
[email protected]
831-624-2522

Marina Chamber of Commerce
Luana Conley
[email protected]
831-384-9155

North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce
Catherine Lindstrom
[email protected]
831-633-2465

Old Monterey Business Association
Rick Johnson
[email protected]
831-655-8070

Salinas Area Chamber of Commerce
Cathy Martin
[email protected]
831-424-7611

Seaside and Sand City Chamber of Commerce
Jacqueline Lambert
[email protected]
831-394-6501


EVENTS

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Kristen Hunter
[email protected]
831-375-1747

Big Sur International Marathon
Franca Gargiulo
[email protected]
415-564-2600

California International Airshow
Ginny Brown
[email protected]
831-755-0375

California Rodeo Salinas
Sally Hamana
[email protected]
831-775-3102

Carmel Bach Festival
Erin Sullivan
[email protected]
831-655-4746

Cherry's Jubilee
Nancy Woods
[email protected]
831-755-0777

Concours d'Elegance
Kay Sorenson
[email protected]
831-622-1700

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Reece White
[email protected]
831-242-8225

Monterey Blues Festival
Martin Puentes
[email protected]
831-394-2652

Monterey Jazz Festival
Paul Fingerote
[email protected]
831-655-5600

Monterey Wine Festival
Bob Massaro
[email protected]
831-649-6544

Sea Otter Classic
Donna Brown
[email protected]
831-484-2378

Wine Passport Weekend/Winemakers' Celebration/Great Wine Escape
Rhonda Motil, Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association
[email protected]
831-375-9400


HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

For current hotel and restaurant contacts, call the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau Communications Department at 831-657-6400.


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