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Meet the Team

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Carrie Di Guido, Marketing & Communications Manager

As the Marketing & Communications Manager, Di Guido oversees marketing, promotional, and public relations efforts for the destination. With over a decade of experience within the hospitality industry, Di Guido has held such positions as Travel Industry Sales Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Reservations Manager at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, and Front Office Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. Di Guido received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from California State University, Long Beach.

Fun Fact: As a local, Carrie never misses the chance to enjoy a Dana Point sunset. She also loves spotting whales and dolphins off the coast of Dana Point all year long!


Board of Directors

Jim Samuels, Chairman
Managing Director
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

Jeremy Wilson, Vice-Chairman
General Manager DoubleTree Suites
by Hilton Hotel Doheny Beach – Dana Point

Shannon Gilbert, Secretary
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Ian Pullan, Treasurer 
Vice President of Asset Performance
KSL Resorts
Monarch Beach Resort

Dana Unzueta
General Manager
Blue Lantern Inn, A Four Sisters Inn