MEET THE TEAM

Monterey Bay Fun is a brand new online guide to all the fun activities, events and locations throughout the Bay area. Meet the people who do all the investigating, reviews, interviews and editing to make it the feature rich magazine that it is. We could not do this without all their hard work.

Dana Damato

Dana Damato

Executive Editor

A Florida native filled with charm, a sense of humor, style, and a passion for writing, Dana Damato is a talented journalist covering all things entertainment, fashion, food, travel, and lifestyle. Dana first realized her dreams of becoming a writer at age ten and wrote her first book at the age of 12. With a growing passion for writing, Dana knew from then on that being a writer is what she needed to do as a career.

Dana has quickly helped Monterey Bay Fun transition from a simple local area blog to a popular online Magazine for locals and tourists alike. See more about Dana on her own personal site danadamato.com.

Chris Larson

Chris Larson

Web Content Manager

Born and raised in California, Chris worked in the Extreme Sports Industry until 2009 when he decided to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Networking and Business Management. After graduation in late 2012 he began working at California Coast Uniform doing computer repair work and it was there that he began his work with Web Content. Chris never imagined where this web work would take him. He continues to learn and improve his Content Management and Web Building Skills.

In addition to working behind the scenes, Chris also contributes articles based on his hometown experiences and favorite things to do in Santa Cruz. Check out his background on his LinkedIn page.

Geno Quiroz

Geno Quiroz

Publisher | Editor In Chief

Geno is an entrepreneur who has been designing websites since 1996 and currently works with a network of developers and SEO specialists from around the globe who are focused on building top of the line web products.

Geno launched Monterey Bay Fun in 2015 hoping to share all the cool places he found while living in the Monterey Bay area. He also runs a Back-Office Service business that he founded 2012 (Quiroz.co) and a web design agency he founded in late 2014 (MontereyPremier.com).

Geno is very involved in the local faith community. In addition to being a local pastor, he works with several local non-profits and organizations that aim to educate and raise awareness for the importance of “Investing In Family” and “Building Community”.

He also enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, encouraging other believers, experimenting with new technologies, teaching others about CSS, and adding more monitors to his desktop workstation (currently at 6).

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