Meet the team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • An award-winning journalist and journalism educator, Jody brims with ideas and energy about how to bring our community...

  • A veteran editor and jack-of-all-trades journalist, Will McCahill’s previous stops include ESPN, Newser and the San Jose...

  • 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...

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

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

  • Izzy has come to Lookout after graduating UCSC where she studied Sociology and Latin American studies.

  • Brittany joins lookout after finishing her Bachelors in Marketing at California State University, Monterey Bay last...

Interns

  • Blaire Hobbs (she/her) joins Lookout Santa Cruz after three years of working in the field of misinformation and media...

  • Thomas Sawano joins the Lookout team after two-and-a-half years at City on a Hill Press, the student-run newspaper at...