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spr ing
Eva Van Prooyen
, as a
quick-witted freckle-faced
teenager with a quirky
sense of humor, moved from
Truckee to the Santa Barbara
area in 1989. Since then,
she has been Managing
Editor of Montecito Journal
(Weekly), became co-
founder and co-owner of the
Santa Ynez Valley Journal,
worked for and received
her Master of Arts degree
in Clinical Psychology and
now runs a busy Montecito-
based private practice
as a Licensed Marriage
and Family Therapist. She
continues to write for various
publications, enjoys a fast-
paced game of tennis when
not chained to her keyboard and has maintained her quick wit and quirky sense
of humor.
Kelly Mahan
has been managing
editor of Montecito
Journal (Weekly) since
2008. She moved to
Santa Barbara to
attend UCSB where
she received her
degree in political
science. Kelly found
her niche in journalism
interning with a local
TV station covering
local interest stories
including the Santa
Barbara International
Film Festival and major
wildfires. Kelly has
also worked several
red carpet events
including the Golden
Globes, American Music Awards, and Academy of Country Music Awards. In the
mornings, she can be found pursuing another passion: teaching Pilates.
Chuck Graham
is a freelance writer and photographer living in
Carpinteria. When he’s not leading kayak tours on Anacapa
and Santa Cruz Islands, he’s freelancing for publications like
Backpacker, Canoe & Kayak, Sea Kayaker, Trail Runner,
Living Bird and Surfer’s Journal. He’s also editor of DEEP
Jenn Kennedy
is a Santa Barbara based writer and photographer. She
contributes regularly to LA Confidential, The Huffington
Post and The Advocate. She recently authored Success
by Design: Revealing Profiles of California Architects, and
blogs at
Hattie Beresford
is a native of the Netherlands and received her
Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential from University
of California Santa Barbara. She taught English and
American history for the Santa Barbara School District for
many years and retired from teaching in 2004. When she
is not immersed in some dusty tome, she can be found on
the tennis courts, hiking trails, or out on a kayak marveling
at the dolphins. She and her husband, former Dos Pueblos
volleyball coach Mike Beresford, are avid campers and
Lynn P. Kirst
continues her “Landmarks” series with a two-part article
on Santa Rosa Island, and her “Art & Architecture” series
with a visit to the Cast Courts in London’s Victoria & Albert
Museum. A fourth generation Californian who grew up
in Montecito, Lynn holds a degree in Art History from the
University of Southern California and a Graduate Certificate
in Historic Preservation from the USC School of Architecture.
An award-winning writer and photographer, Lynn has
written the bi-weekly “Trail Talk” column for the Montecito
Journal since 2006. Her freelance articles on a variety of
subjects have appeared in numerous publications, both
local and national.
Wendy Jenson
, born in Buffalo, worked in New York City as an editor
at Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Us Weekly
before moving west to accept a position at Santa Barbara
Magazine. Seven years later, she operates a public
relations and marketing business, consulting for many local
businesses in her new hometown.
Lily Buckley
is Associate Editor of Montecito Journal (Weekly). After
growing up in Montecito, she moved to Athens, Georgia to
attend the University of Georgia, and received a Bachelor
of Arts in English. She eventually moved back to Santa
Barbara, despite falling in love with the South, to be closer
to family and the ocean.