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San Diego Magazine has been in the market since 1948 and has grown from a single monthly lifestyle publication into an expansive multi-media company. Our product San Diego Magazine is a 75-year-old, national award–winning media company covering the culture and people of San Diego with a team of smart, talented creatives who are passionate about our city.

No matter the topic—food, drink, art, music, theater, architecture, design, travel, outdoors, entrepreneurs, business, social issues, or random curiosities—our people really, really know their stuff. With our iconic magazine, podcasts, videos and films, social media, e-newsletters, and events, SDM Media and Studios covers San Diego in a way no one else does.

“At its best, SDM isn’t about tacos or music or business or retail or architecture. It’s about people. The people who make that taco, build that business, design that home.”

The San Diego Magazine Team with owners Claire & Troy Johnson

Mission Statement

At San Diego Magazine, we believe local media is imperative to community growth, and we believe local media should be owned and operated by local community members. Our mission is to continue building a media company that authentically reflects the diverse and changing communities it covers, and to inform and entertain our readers with creativity, integrity, and accuracy.

Meet The Team

Meet the people who obsess over San Diego to bring you San Diego Magazine, along with our award-winning social media, podcasts, videos, and events.

Editorial

Chief Content Officer

TROY JOHNSON

Executive Editor

MATEO HOKE

Managing Editor

JACKIE BRYANT

Managing Digital Editor

NICOLLE MONICO

Associate Editor

AMELIA RODRIGUEZ

Web Content Editor

COLE NOVAK

Art Director

SAMANTHA LACY

Custom Content Editor

SARAH SAPEDA

Social Media Manager

EMILY HEFT

Videographer

JEREMY SAZON

Staff Writer

DANIELLE ALLAIRE

Junior Designer

CASIEL SANCHEZ

Contributing Copy Editor

ANNA SIMS

Business

Chief Executive Officer

Claire Johnson

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

David Martin

Chief Financial Officer

MICHAEL HORTH

Vice President Marketing and Events

SHELBY KALCHIK

Marketing Manager

LAURA HUNTER

Programs and Events Specialist

CHELSEA ECKSTROM

Production Manager

AMANDA LENOX

Senior National Advertising Executive

GINA MENDOLA

Integrated Account Director

JIM ELY

Senior Partnership Manager

LISA BILOTTI

Account Executive

MICHAEL SHEAR

Sales and Marketing Coodinator

MADISON BEVERIDGE

HR Consultant

RACHELLE LE BLANC

The team

Claire Johnson

Claire Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Troy Johnson

Troy Johnson

Publisher Chief Content Officer

David Martin

David Martin

Chief Marketing Officer

Mateo Hoke

Mateo Hoke

Executive Editor

Jackie Bryant

Jackie Bryant

Managing Editor

Nicolle Monico

Nicolle Monico

Digital Editor

the creatives

Samantha Lacy

Samantha Lacy

Art Director

Casiel J. Sanchez

Casiel J. Sanchez

Junior Designer

Sarah Sapeda

Sarah Sapeda

Custom Content Editor

SDM Studios

We are a house of storytellers. Whether you want to craft your story, broadcast your brand, or activate your audience, we can help.

Established in 1948, San Diego Magazine has grown from a monthly lifestyle publication to a multi-platform multimedia company. We reach 900,000+ of the city’s most engaged and affluent consumers, delivering San Diego stories in various formats and offering clients a chance to engage with current and potential customers through custom media services.

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1230 Columbia Street, Suite 800,

San Diego, CA

Contact Us

1230 Columbia Street, Suite 800,

San Diego, CA