about

A new media concept for one of California’s most beloved destinations, the Monterey Peninsula. Concept Carmel features fresh, modern and dynamic coverage of the region with a sharp focus on stories that are of service to its readers. With stunning visuals and exclusive features, plus collaborations and shoppable experiences, Concept Carmel brings the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula to life for people near and far.

FOUNDer & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Angela Salazar

CREATIVE

Kelsey Wisdom

EDITORIAL

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Laith Agha
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Anh-Minh Le (home)
Becky Duffett (food)

INTERN Halle Bull

PHOTO & DESIGN

WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT Kat Kingston
CINEMATOGRAPHER Grant Kinsey

ADVERTISING & BUSINESS

LEGAL Molly Lorenzi, Lex Terra Consulting
PR & MARKETING Amy Harper, Pine Street PR

About

Editors

photo by Michelle Magdalena

Angela Salazar

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Angela is a veteran of the publishing industry, with more than a decade of experience as an editor at globally-recognized titles including InStyle magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle. She’s also held editorial positions at ABC News, MGM, bareEscentuals and Janie and Jack. Find her at: Carmel Beach, where she firmly believes the pink sunsets outshine all others.
photo by Michelle Magdalena

LAITH AGHA

Executive Editor

Laith is a seasoned journalist with a Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley. He was a local news reporter at the Monterey County Herald and Marin Independent Journal and managing editor of the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants' stadium magazines, published by Diablo Publishing. Find him at: one of Carmel’s scenic running trails overlooking the ocean.