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Steve Johnson, Publisher
Steve founded and launched The Coronado Times (published by eCoronado.com) in 2002 as a daily publication to cover Coronado news, events, entertainment, business, people and lifestyle. It filled a need for local news and was immediately supported by the community of Coronado residents, visitors and businesses. It is read by over 50,000 residents and visitors every month.
Prior to publishing The Coronado Times, Steve earned a BA in Communication Studies from Westmont College. He has worked in educational publishing, product development and online marketing. Steve has served on the board for the Coronado Chamber of Commerce and has been an advisor to the Coronado Schools Foundation.
Since moving to Coronado in 1999, Steve has traded his car for a bike, dress shoes for flip flops and has fully embraced the “island life”.
Dani Schwartz, Managing Editor
Dani’s background includes a unique combination of physics, information technology, marketing, and serving diligently as the “grammar police” (her self-appointed title) at many past positions.
Originally from upstate New York, Dani has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, hitting the gym or just walking her dog around the “island.”
Aimee Richer, Staff Writer
Aimee was a ‘nado Navy baby in the 1970s, where her love for adventure and travel began. After growing up and finishing college in the Midwest, Aimee spent more than a decade living and traveling overseas. She returned to the US in 2009, and made her way back to Coronado to raise her own baby – now a first grader at Village Elementary.
These days, Aimee finds most of her adventures in parenting. While the passports are always up to date, she now lives by the sentiment: there’s no place like home.
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Jennifer Velez, Staff Writer
Jennifer fell in love with Coronado as a teenager while visiting a college friend. She vowed that someday she would make it her home, and that dream has recently become a reality. Fast forward through completing college with a BA in Journalism, Public Relations and Communications, she then went on to work with a variety of clients. She also taught Journalism and coordinated fundraising for her children’s school, and was a staff writer for San Diego Family Magazine and contributed to other parenting publications.
Much of her inspiration for writing comes from a love of travel, which started when she got the opportunity to go to Brazil as an exchange student. It continues today as she travels with her family on a variety of adventures from camping trips through national parks to safaris in Kenya, never without a good book in hand.
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Carolyn Rogerson, Staff Writer
Born on a peninsula in a northeastern Atlantic state, with a Navy port and a very important bridge. Little did I ever imagine I would eventually be living on a (much more beautiful) peninsula in the south west, with a major Naval facility and a very important bridge.
Life is full of wonderful surprises and mine has been a fabulous unplanned adventure. To be continued!
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Jeannie Groeneveld, Staff Writer
Jeannie is a recently retired Naval Officer whose first duty station brought her to Coronado in 1998. A Navy Helicopter Pilot for 10 years and a Public Affairs Officer for 11 years, the Navy afforded her many incredible opportunities to serve her country in unique ways while seeing the world.
She is a military spouse and a soccer-mom of two wonderful boys who attend Village Elementary and Coronado Middle School. A Connecticut native who earned her degree in Marine Biology at Auburn University and Masters degrees at USD (Global Leadership) and SDSU (Communications), Jeannie feels fortunate to have landed in Coronado and call it home. She enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, running, water-skiing and spending time with friends.
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Alyssa Ballard, Staff Writer
Alyssa is a graduate of Coronado High School and was in the founding broadcast journalism class at CHS. She earned her BA in Communication from CSU East Bay and completed her MBA from CSU San Marcos. Her passion for writing and interest in the behind the scenes of business, leads her to write frequently about Coronado businesses. You can find Alyssa walking around the ferry landing with her shih-tzu terrier or enjoying a cup of coffee at one of Coronado’s favorite cafes.
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Andrea Kade, Staff Writer
Coastal waters have always been home to Andrea, who grew up in Texas and resided in beach communities along the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, and Pacific. Always the explorer, Andrea enjoys California camping and stumbling across small towns in her travels with her spouse and three children who attend Village Elementary. Sometimes you can glimpse her admiring the architecture and distinctive plant life that makes Coronado extraordinary.
She received her BA in English from Old Dominion University and her MA in English from San Diego State University where she taught for two years. In those rare moments of solitude, Andrea indulges in southern novels, far too much coffee, and biking off the beaten path
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Andres de la Lama, Staff Writer, Crime Blotter
Andres is a senior at Coronado High School and has written for the Islander Times and The Coronado Times throughout his high school career. He has also been a proud part of Coronado’s Days for Girls chapter and this year’s president. Andres aspires to be a screenwriter will go on study creative writing in college.
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Joseph Williamson, CHS Sports Reporter
Joseph and his family moved from Chula Vista to Coronado during elementary school. He immediately acclimatized by picking up surfing on his first day on the “island”.
Joseph is a Digital Art Student in CoSA and loves to travel. When not covering CHS Sports, he enjoys surfing, skateboarding and making skate videos with his friends.
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Cadence Palmer, CHS Student Reporter
Cadence is currently a sophomore attending CHS. She is a military child, born and raised in Coronado. She was part of Coronado Middle School’s KCMS News Team which sparked her interest in journalism.
Looking ahead, Cadence would love to go to college and major in broadcasting and journalism. After that, she hopes to gain employment working for a local news station.
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