Meet the team

  • Ken Doctor is the Founder and CEO of Lookout Santa Cruz and its parent company, Lookout Local Inc.

  • Dan Evans is the Executive Editor of Lookout Local, bringing with him more than two decades of local news and journalism...

  • Mark Conley is the Deputy Managing Editor for Lookout Santa Cruz.

  • Wallace Baine is Lookout’s City Life Correspondent, covering arts, music and culture, as well as the people who make...

  • Ashley Holmes (she/her) comes to Lookout Santa Cruz with six years of Santa Cruz County partnership and communications...

  • Jamie Keil (she/her) comes to Lookout Santa Cruz with nine years of education & community engagement experience within...

  • Giovanni Moujaes (he/him) comes to Lookout Santa Cruz with five years of experience managing news products and content...

  • Kevin Painchaud is a professional photographer. He has shot for various publications for the last 30 years.

  • Grace Stetson covers affordability and equity issues for Lookout.

  • Lily Belli is the daughter of a chef who fell deeply in love with Santa Cruz’s rich food culture while attending UCSC.

  • Hillary covers education issues at TK-12 schools, UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College for Lookout.

  • Max Chun is a locally grown reporter with an eye for community activism, human interest stories, and anything Santa...

  • Christian Abraham (he/him/his) comes to Lookout with abundant experience in helping local organizations establish an...

  • Lara Aguirre Medina (she/her) comes to Lookout as a Community and Commerce intern, focusing on doing outreach and...

  • Aidan Warzecha-Watson (he/him) comes to Lookout as a Santa Cruz High grad and current Cabrillo College student majoring...