“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, customized tours and building business enhancements for corporate and charity initiatives. (Kathy’s Profile by Photographer Gary Tinnes ; Girl on Top of the World ©Mylaphotography) Photo Portrait by Brian Ferrari
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. After three years of producing conceptual events with incentive marketing programs for Aston Martin Newport Beach, Hauteoc Traveler also proudly shared in the accolades of the dealership’s recognition being #1 in the nation through it’s loyalty program Aston Martin Elite 2010, 2011.
Currently, Marino is the President of Orange County Fashion Week® and founder of the OC Fashion Council, an organization whose mission is designed to enhance professional development of fashion industry careers by providing a spotlight for local and international emerging designers with a global platform through a production crew formed by it’s Fashioned for the Future (FFF) Apprentice team. FFF is the first-of-its kind to harness educational with applied theory for intermediate to advance training for emerging students in the fashion world – a work study program – that allows students to take on Project Management through customized mentorship with experts in their field, and active career roles in the production of OC Fashion Week® with goals to accelerate their novice experience to expert level.
HAUTEOC TRAVELER profile: “I’m a bit of a Hybrid . . . Sabbatical Adventurer with a Nomadic Appreciation for Fashion, 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
Traveler Profile: Romantic adventurous foodie. Pretty much all three! My last trip was 6 weeks in Shin-Kobe Japan next to the most awesome food and jet-setting to Kyoto on the bullet train back and forth.
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...”
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.