“The world as we knew it seemed to change in an instant. . .
From one breath to the next, print turned to digital and communication became nearly as quick as the speed of thought. A marvel of technological advances has rendered social networking not just into an emerging trend, but the way business is done. As if from nowhere it is now suddenly possible to live vicariously through others. A click of the mouse and PRESTO! – instant contact, conversation, new friends, plus the infinite bliss of global information and new international business. All in real time.
This genuine, honest approach for connecting people has directly impacted our daily decisions as consumers, and is what drives us to draw from the personal experience of those well-traveled.” ~ Executive Producer, Founder Kathy Marino
HAUTEOC TRAVELER is an On-Site Destination Management Company devoted to remaining at the vanguard of vital travel information, social interaction, expert advice, and travel booking opportunities that offers tangible value to every one of our visitors. Our mission includes pioneering promotional events from conception to production, designing incentives and building business enhancements for corporate and charity initiatives. (Kathy’s Profile by Photographer Gary Tinnes ; Girl on Top of the World ©Mylaphotography)
MEET KATHY MARINO | Founder of HAUTEOC TRAVELER Kathy Marino’s creative instincts and success as a market analyst has been sought by industry leading companies, including Walt Disney, Inc., Fox, Univision, UPN, Freedom Communications, the NHL Mighty Ducks and MLB Angels of Anaheim, Budweiser and others. Marino’s 15-years of multi-media marketing experience has resulted in a proven pedigree in a wide range of fields, from television, radio, and sports sponsorships, to pioneering promotional events, brand building and media buying for national accounts. Marino joined Montecito Village Travel to amplify travel services in the automotive luxury arena with the forethought of community building. To date Montecito Village Travel Virtuoso Advisors now services Aston Martin Newport Beach, after a succession of events over three years, Hauteoc Traveler also proudly shares in the accolades of the dealership’s recognition of being #1 in the nation through its loyalty program Aston Martin Elite.
HAUTEOC TRAVELER profile: “I’m a bit of a Hybrid . . . Sabbatical Adventurer with a Nomadic Appreciation for Art, History, Culture, Food and amazing Travel Journeys..”
She also enjoys writing and recording her trips through photography. Mostly a nomadic “culturally immersed” traveller, as she likes to get an actual feel for the countries costumes and rituals, but also considers herself an explorer, always curious to encounter new experiences, places, people, music and art.
HAUTEOC TRAVELER PROFILE: Nomadic & Culturally Immersed
MEET HAUTEOC TRAVELER | Jessica Meister Coordinator for Fashionista Now Boarding
Born and raised in Aspen Colorado, Jessica spent the last 3 years in New York City. With an advanced degree in Fashion Marketing from Parsons School of Design, Jessica has worked with many leading fashion companies including Tommy Hilfiger, Saks 5th Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and TeenVogue. Jessica is happy to be back in beautiful Orange County. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from Chapman University in Orange, CA.
Traveler Profile: Culture! I like to pretend I live wherever I visit, and discover the lifestyle, food and of course fashion of my surroundings.
MEET THE ESCAPE ARTIST | TERENCE LOOSE Our Luxury and Adventure Blogger Award-winning writer Terence Loose’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in SAIL, Movieline, L.A. Times Magazine, Riviera, Coast, Location3 and other magazines and literary journals in his 18-year professional writing career. He has held editorial positions at both Movieline and Coast, for which he is a current Editor-At-Large.
Loose also holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, served as cowriter on MTV’s “Sucks Less with Kevin Smith,” and has taught writing classes at UCLA and UCI. When he is not busy surviving his latest escape attempt, he is planning his next one.
HAUTEOC TRAVELER profile: “Escape Artist...”
MEET CULINARY EXPLORER, EXTRAORDINAIRE, Food Blog Contributor, Marketing Communications MELISSA SHERMAN PEARL Hailing from the entertainment biz, Melissa moved to Orange County 10 years ago and started her life as a freelancer. A regular contributor to California Homes Magazine, her work has been featured in Frommer’s California for Dummies, Luxe, a slew of other glossies, and she edited the book The First 8 Days of Being a Mom.
HAUTEOC TRAVELER profile: “Explorer. I’d rather spend time someplace and get to know it inside and out that just pop in, look around and pop out.”
On-Staff Marketing & Events Assistant, Adaora Ofarah, Nigeria is her native country with aspirations to travel the world, Adaora oversees our advocacy programs alongside our promotional and production schedule. Adaorah’s inspirational talents in marketing and creative ideas are just as vibrant and genuine as her smile.