Jessica Cline | CEO, Co-Founder
Jessica Cline is the CEO of Marin Living magazine. A visionary leader with aptitude to create actionable strategies, she’s a renowned change catalyst, strategic thinker and creative problem solver. Jessica globetrotted her way through her 20s planning events for The Corporate Executive Board in Washington, D.C. visiting more than 15 countries. This is where her passion for traveling, food and wine began. She spent 17 years in San Diego and Orange County serving in several marketing and publishing roles. As director of marketing for Kelly Capital, a private equity firm who bought and sold businesses, Jessica created savvy marketing plans for a diverse portfolio including The Ivy Hotel. She spent nine years with Modern Luxury as regional vice president accomplishing the highest revenue growth in 2012, publisher of the year in 2013 and highest EBIDTA in 2015 and 2016. Most recently, she was the president of Marin Magazine.
Jessica has spent her adult life passionate about marketing and people. Her leadership is directly linked with an unwavering commitment to lead cross-functional teams and in cultivating an inclusive, diverse and vibrant company culture. Her expertise lies in a unique and highly effective approach to marketing. She’s worked with luxury brands and every type of business in between. Her friends will tell you that Jessica is a really good cook, probably likes cocktails and wine more than most, but above all, finds humor in most things. Ever the traveler, you’ll find her planning local and international trips with friends and family all year long, but Marin is where her heart lies. She prefers a chill in the air, green trees, artesian grocery stores, a casual approach to life and being surrounded by people who share her intellectual curiosity.
Casey Gillespie | Creative Director, Co-Founder
Casey Gillespie is an accomplished writer, editor and creative director with a deeply rooted love for Northern California. Originally from the East Coast, she was one of the founding editors of Zink magazine — eventually holding the title of editor-in-chief of the U.S. monthly and editorial director for the Canadian quarterly. She sat at the helm of successful fashion and lifestyle publications in Miami and New York City before moving to London and editing multiple titles, most notably, the international luxury travel magazine, Sphere. After six years of exploring nearly every nook and cranny of the U.K. and Europe, she finally answered the call of the West Coast and hasn’t looked back. Casey spent two years as editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury San Diego, before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area to continue her creative pursuits.
Casey’s background in fashion paired with two decades of working with international luxury brands gives her a unique visual aesthetic that is polished, bold, captivating and, at times, controversial — just the way she likes it. But her passion for wellness keeps her grounded — she is a certified Pilates instructor and card-carrying holistic health coach. While her mother has been pushing her to finally write a book about her far-flung adventures, celebrity encounters and so-crazy-it-must-be-true mishaps, for now she is spending her time learning as much as she can about California wine, Marin county cheese, perfecting her bread-making skills and taking in as much of the Bay Area by bike as she can.
Daniel Jewett | Executive Editor, Co-Founder
Daniel Jewett is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area journalist with more than 25 years of experience writing and editing for local newspapers and magazines. He began his career editing and writing for a chain of weeklies on the Peninsula, including a stint as the editor of his hometown paper, the Foster City Progress. It was there that he reported on everything from the expansion of the San Francisco International Airport to traffic delays caused by duck crossings.
Next, Jewett left the ducks behind and moved on to the world of monthly magazines where he became enchanted with the better print quality and the ability to tell the story behind the story. After a tenure at Oakland and Alameda magazines, he moved on to Marin Magazine where he worked as that magazine’s primary editor for nearly 12 years. He also served as editor of that publication’s premier home and design magazine called Spaces. During Jewett’s tenure at Marin, the staff won many prestigious WPA Maggie, CRMA and Folio Eddie & Ozzie awards including a best overall city and regional magazine (in its circulation category) Folio award for 2019. Jewett loves riding motorcycles, making music in various bands and watching sci-fi. He lives in a 1924 craftsman home in Oakland with his wife and their chickens, bees and two mischievous cats but will never forget the Lucas Valley Eichler his family lived in during the 1970s.
Dina Grant | Advertising Director, Co-Founder
Over the last 35 years, Dina Grant has enjoyed an extensive career in national and local account management designing and executing strategic print and digital marketing programs for her clients. Dina has stayed ahead of the curve in understanding and implementing the rapidly evolving digital marketing platforms to better serve her clients. She is a marketing strategist and welcomes the challenge of designing and delivering integrated marketing programs for both local businesses and national brands. Before moving to San Diego where she spent 15 years as senior associate publisher with Modern Luxury, Dina worked at the highly respected ad agency, Ad Marketing, Inc. in Los Angeles. Her vast marketing and advertising expertise include real estate, beauty, wellness, travel, home design, education, non-profit organizations and health. Dina’s attention to detail with her clients demonstrates her commitment to identifying their needs and delivering a program that suits them perfectly.
On a personal note, Dina loves everything Broadway which comes as no surprise as she majored in performing arts at Loyola Marymount University. She even performed musicals with the L.A. dinner theater circuit. She is a song and dance gal to the core. You can always find Broadway showtunes on top of her playlist. Dina and her husband, Chris, enjoy exploring new hiking trails and beaches with her family, especially her 5-year-old granddaughter, Yofiel. She loves connecting with the people of Marin County, San Francisco and Sonoma and deeply admires their sense of community, generosity and dedication to well-being.
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Chet Klingensmith | Wine Country Advertising Consultant
Marin Living brings together Chet’s passion for publishing and the lifestyle and beauty of Marin County, San Francisco and Wine Country. Spending a 20-plus year career in the luxury segment of wine, he understands quality design and excellence in branding. He believes in creating authentic relationships with clients, having their best interests in mind and connecting them with the community. He is a listener and strategist who works to create meaningful integrated marketing and advertising campaigns focused on delivering results and satisfaction. Chet specializes in working with winery clients but has the expertise to cater to a wide variety of clientele covering all categories. Chet was publisher of Wines & Vines Magazine where he developed and honed his wine industry knowledge. He was also the SVP of Operations at Wine Business Monthly. He also served for 10 years on the board of directors for Wine Communications Group.
On a personal note, Chet adores his family and spending time with them. He lives with his wife, two daughter’s and their dogs in San Rafael. He is an avid car enthusiast with a passion for vintage automobiles, tennis, travel, wine, craft beer, music, skiing, volunteer work and hiking the trails of Marin.
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Kim McGinnis | Advertising Consultant
Kim McGinnis joined our team in December after working in minor league baseball, owning an ad agency in the city and having too many kids. She was brought up in Atlanta, moved to San Francisco after graduating from Kenyon College, and landed in Marin to raise her family. She fuses her Southern charm and dynamic personality with the California lifestyle. She loves bringing the community together thorough events, promoting local businesses through advertising and sponsorships, and fundraising for her favorite charities.
Kim enjoys cooking, sushi, the local farmers market, hiking, yoga, boot camp, traveling, hanging with her kids and talking to random strangers at the local bar. She lives with her Montana man in Gerstle Park. Not one to sit around, she is full of energy and ideas and never hesitant about voicing an opinion.
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Caitlin Hamer | Associate Editor
Caitlin Hamer is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University but segued to lifestyle writing after exploring multiple forms of storytelling as a freelancer. Her work has been featured in several Central Valley periodicals, including San Joaquin Magazine, where she served as a section editor for each of their seven publications.
A lifelong lover of words, Caitlin loves to get lost in fiction, whether that’s through books, film or television. Though she is talented at making neither, she is passionate about both music and food, and can often be found enjoying both while writing. Equal parts homebody and wanderer, she loves the comforts of home but is slowly seeing the world one city at a time.
Meredith Low | Hawaii Region Advertising Consultant
Meredith is recognized for her depth of experience and knowledge in media, strategic branding, experiential marketing and product launches in Hawaii, and markets across the US. Serving as Group Publisher for Modern Luxury’s Regional office in Hawaii, Meredith led the sales and marketing team to establish the brand as the premier luxury magazine in the market.
Her experience in the Hawaii market also encompasses leading some of the most profitable areas of business and initiatives at some of the largest media companies. She has worked closely with prestigious Global and National luxury brands across diverse categories of business, creating and implementing 360-degree integrated marketing programs. A marketing and brand strategist, Meredith is well-versed with marketing analytics, audience development and demographic studies to identify and discern audiences. She has an innate sensibility to cultivate successful partnerships for clients and partners.
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Carrie Moler | Advertising Consultant
Carrie Moler is a true Marin local. She was born and raised in Marin and has lived in Terra Linda and Larkspur — even her parents were born and raised here. Her family has called Marin home for over 70 years and she has no plans of leaving any time soon. Carrie is excited to take her love of Marin and her knowledge of the area and the people who live here and use that to help expand Marin Living magazine’s reach even more.
Carrie grew up in San Rafael, attended Marin Catholic High School and went to UC Berkeley for undergrad. After graduating she moved to San Francisco where she sold high-end boutique wines. After more than seven years in the San Francisco wine industry, Carrie knew it was time to return to Marin. Carrie has dedicated time to her family and her community over the past 12 years. She lives with her husband, two children who bring her so much joy and their dog. She loves cooking, skiing, mountain biking, wine, traveling, hosting parties, fundraising, volunteering and connecting with friends. She is an avid reader and a constant networker. Never short on energy, Carrie is always ready for anything.
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