Meet Our Team

Everything Mari + Gold does is guided by a people-first mentality and a sincere love of marketing. Our team is passionate and experienced in the hospitality, tourism, and lifestyle industries. We are a collective of like-minded individuals that live to make it better.

Carrie Jones

Co-Founder + CEO

Nicole Bushnell

President of Mari + Gold

Kelsey Buller

Director of PR

Lauren Eschborn

Art Director

Mark Fenske

Web Development Supervisor

Grace Carr

Manager of HR Operations

Kim White

Senior PR Manager

Jose Chavez

Senior Designer

Nicolette Roberts

Brand Manager

Lizette Ortiz

Brand Manager

Rachael Bellus

Social Media Supervisor

Zachary Naughton-Boggs

Social Media Manager

Sam White


Abby Vinas

Social Media Manager

Tiffany Luu

Associate Organic Content Creator

Megan Davis

Web Project Manager

Alan Jacobson

Web Developer

Saul Pulido

IT Manager

Our Name
Mari + Gold Logo

Our name, Mari + Gold, represents all things that are joyous, fun, and sophisticated about the hospitality, tourism, and lifestyle industries.

“Mari” is “sea” in Latin, and gold invokes feelings of the sun, warmth, happiness, and power. Combining these feelings with that of the sea, we feel that Mari + Gold pays tribute to our San Diego roots - invoking that vacation feeling, where it’s always 72 and sunny with a good time to be had.