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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.”
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 Osorio, Staff Writer
Carolyn has a BFA in Theory, Criticism, and History of Art and Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and has worked in communications for a variety of arts and culture organizations in both New York and San Diego. In addition to consulting and serving on the Rising Arts Leaders Steering Committee, Carolyn curates a public art project, the Mint House Project, which presents local mural artists.
She lives just over the water in Barrio Logan where she enjoys views of the Coronado bridge from her backyard. In her spare time, she can be found at Dog Beach with one (or both) of her Great Danes.
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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 K. Burns, 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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Christine Van Tuyl, Staff Writer
Christine was born and raised in Texas, but moved to Coronado with her family as a teen in 1993. Although initially horrified by surfers, flannels and skateboards, she ultimately grew to love all things So-Cal. A graduate of UCSD, Christine got her first writing job on the KUSI ten o’clock news while simultaneously juggling a reporter position at the San Diego Community News Group. She worked as a public relations professional, a book editor, real estate professional, and a freelance writer before eventually succumbing to motherhood in 2008.
A decade later, Christine resurfaced to start the Island Girl Blog, a Coronado lifestyle blog. In addition, she writes a monthly page for Crown City Magazine. Christine loves hanging out with her husband, Ian, and their two spirited daughters, Holland and Marley, who attend Village Elementary and Coronado Middle School. When she’s not working, you’ll find her practicing yoga, spilling coffee at school drop off, meeting friends for sushi, or sailing the Bay with her family and English Bulldog, Moshi.
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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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