Meet The Visit Laguna Beach Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from lodging businesses, a city representative, and independent professionals with an interest in the visitor industry, all who support the efforts of telling the Laguna Beach story.

Kurt Bjorkman

Chief Operating Officer
The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Joanna Bear

General Manager
Surf & Sand Resort
Vice Chairman

Chris Wylie

Area General Manager
The Inn at Laguna Beach/Laguna Beach House

Karyn Philippsen, CMP

Owner, K.P. Company 
Secretary & Founding Member

Sharbie Higuchi

Director of Marketing, Public Relations & Merchandising
Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters

Debbie MacDonald

National Sales Manager of Corporate Events
 Tommy Bahama

Jeroen Quint

Managing Director
Pacific Edge Hotel

Mary Rogers

Managing Director
Montage Laguna Beach

Mark Orgill

Council Member
City of Laguna Beach

Gavin Curran

Assistant City Manager
City of Laguna Beach

Phelton Calhoun

General Manager
La Casa Del Camino

Katie Cahill

General Manager
Hotel Joaquin

AnnaSophia Servin

Manager, Public Affairs
John Wayne Airport, Orange County