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California is the perfect place to find your next "Eureka!" travel experience.

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Get to know these top California destination experts and hear their picks for the top things to do and see in the Golden State.

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Get A Fresh Perspective in Stockton, California

Featuring: Wes Rhea

Chief Executive Officer, CTA, CDME , Visit Stockton

Get to know Stockton, CA from a whole new point of view.

An Authentic Vibe in Berkeley, California

Featuring: Dan Marengo

Communications Director , Visit Berkeley

Full of quirky hidden gems and boasting a laidback atmosphere, see what makes Berkeley, California special to both locals and visitors.

Meet California's Top Destination Experts

Marlyss Auster

President & CEO

Joseph Jenci

Sr. Vice President of Sales & Services

Eddie Kirsch

Director of Marketing

Kelly Lam

Director of Marketing

Melyssa Laughlin

President & CEO

Dan Marengo

Communications Director

Julie Mino


Wes Rhea

Chief Executive Officer, CTA, CDME

Marc Sapoznik

Executive Director

Chris Vomvolakis

Director of Marketing

What Is A Destination Organization?

A destination organization is responsible for promoting a community as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work.

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