eCoronado.com is the largest and most read publication in Coronado. Since 2002, we have been connecting locals and visitors to island news, events, tips and Everything Coronado. Over 55,000 readers use eCoronado.com each month.
If you have questions about sharing tips, adding content, joining the team or just want to say 'hi', don't hesitate to contact us.
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Steve Johnson, Publisher
Steve created and launched eCoronado.com in 2002 as a daily newspaper, community guide and platform to foster civil discourse on "Everything Coronado". It was an immediate hit and now over 55,000 locals and visitors devour it every month. Learn more.
Prior to publishing eCoronado.com, Steve earned a BA in Communication Studies from Westmont College (Santa Barbara) and worked in high tech leading product development and product marketing teams.
Since moving to Coronado in 1999, Steve traded his car for a bike, dress shoes for flip flops and embraced the "island life".
Brooke Prouty, Managing Editor
Brooke joined the eCoronado.com team in the Spring of 2013 as the Managing Editor. She brings experience in corporate communications and collegiate public relations; her duties at eCoronado.com will include serving as editor, staff and intern coordination and community relations.
Having lived in nearly a dozen states (and a foreign country or two), Brooke has traveled through enough of the world to count herself exceptionally lucky to be a second-time Coronado local. She particularly enjoys the Coronado parks, the one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, and of course, the beach.
John Tato, Staff Writer, Coronado Local
John was born and raised in Coronado. He graduated from Coronado High School in 1965. He received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in architecture and a Master of Architecture degree from Stanford University. In 2005 he retired from the U.S. Department of State but continues to serve as a consultant to the department.
He is a member of the Coronado Transportation Commission. John also volunteers with the San Diego Human Society and County Animal Shelters. He and his wife, Barbara, who is retired from the Central Intelligence Agency, have two sons: Army Captain John W. Tato who is serving with the First Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Navy Ensign Michael R. Tato who is in flight training with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville.
Read John's published stories.
Kellee Hearther, Staff Writer, Coronado Local
Gloria Tierney, Staff Writer, Coronado Local
Gloria is a veteran reporter. Over the years she had contributed to a number of national and international publications and a few local ones. Her byline has appeared in The Times of London, San Diego Union and Coronado Lifestyles. She also worked for several years as stringer for Reuters-Thomson News Service.
A Coronado native, she attended Sacred Heart and Coronado High School, before moving away to attend college, UCSD and graduate school, UCSB. Her undergraduate degree was in political science. She returned to Coronado in the 1980s.
She loves art and music, contemporary as well as traditional styles. Her hobbies include ceramics and hiking. She spends Thursdays at a ceramics class in Normal Heights crafting pots on a wheel. On weekends she likes to transverse local mountains. She also takes hiking holidays in Europe and the United States.
Read Gloria's published stories.
Mary Douglas, Staff Writer, Coronado Local
Mary joined the eCoronado team in September 2013 as a staff writer. A Navy spouse currently living in Coronado, Mary brings experience in marketing and PR and worked as a PR Senior Account Executive at an advertising agency before relocating to the West Coast after 11 years in Virginia Beach.
A mom of two young boys, Mary and her family enjoy taking advantage of everything Coronado (and California) has to offer - great shopping and dining, running, outdoor adventure, parks and of course, the perfect weather.
Read Mary's published stories.
Becca Garber, Staff Writer, Coronado Local
Becca joined the eCoronado team in February 2015 and loves the opportunities it brings to learn more about this beautiful town. She moved to Coronado with her family in the summer of 2014 and stays busy loving on her two young children, writing her blog, and reading as many books as her kids will let her.
Becca grew up overseas, living on six continents as her family traveled for her dad's job. She earned both her nursing and English degrees from the University of Virginia and worked as an ICU nurse in Boston and D.C. Soon afterwards, she married an Army veterinarian, and she was thrilled when his first two assignments took them abroad. She is passionate about practical minimalism, generous hospitality, and simplicity parenting.
Read Becca's published stories.
Ann Marie Bryan, Staff Writer, Coronado Local
Ann Marie joined the eCoronado.com staff in February of 2015. She graduated CHS in 1981. She went on to earn a BA in both Economics and International Relations from UC Davis and earn a MA in History from SDSU. Ann Marie lived in Japan for almost six years with her children and her husband Ken (also CHS class of 1981). She was able to do a lot of traveling throughout Asia and Australia. She has three grown children who she loves to have visit. When not writing her blog for eCoronado.com, Ann-Marie teaches World History and Western Civilization at Grossmont College. A job she loves as much as she loves island life.
Read Ann Marie's published stories.
Alyssa Ballard, Staff Writer, Coronado Local
Alyssa Ballard started attending Coronado Middle School in 2005 and moved to Coronado in 2008 with her family. She graduated from CHS in 2010 and begin working in Coronado while she attended San Diego Mesa College. Alyssa graduated from Mesa with a degree in Speech Communication, then she briefly left Coronado for a year to continue her high education at CSU East Bay where she received her Bachelor's degree in Professional, Public, and Organizational Communication.
For as long as she can remember, Alyssa has been writing both fiction and nonfiction stories. She is excited to be a part of the writing staff and have the opportunity to write about her favorite place-Coronado and get to know even more wonderful people in her town!
Read Alyssa's published stories.
Katy Bell Hendrickson, Staff Writer, Coronado Local
Katy joined the eCoronado writing staff in the Fall of 2014 and is a returning resident to Coronado. As a 'Navy Brat' and 'Navy Spouse', Katy has lived and travelled all over the world. She holds a Master's degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and enjoys serving on design panels, writing for trade publications, and is currently renovating their island home.
Her interests in architecture include civic, historic and residential design. Katy and her husband, who is also a Coronado native, have three sons and are thrilled to be raising the boys in their hometown with so many friends and family close by. She credits her ability to manage a busy work and home life with having two sets of supportive parents who are retired in Coronado and love spending time with their grandsons.
Read Katy's published stories.
Gina Falletta, Graphic Designer, Coronado Local
Gina joined the eCoronado.com Team in January 2012. She is a freelance graphic designer who helps us keep our web banners fresh and up to date. Born and raised in Coronado, Gina is also a fourth generation Coronado native - her grandmother, Bea Falletta, has been a resident for 92 years!
Gina started her own company, Gina Falletta Design, in 2008 and is still going strong. Please feel free to contact her for any of your graphic design needs or just to simply chat about old Coronado!
Mackenzie Wiley, Staff Writer, Intern, CHS Student
Mackenzie will be a senior at Coronado High School. Mackenzie moved here when she was in the fifth grade from Virginia Beach, VA. She loved Coronado from the moment she arrived. She is part of the National Honors Society as well as a varsity water polo and volleyball athlete and she plans on playing water polo in college.
She joined the eCoronado team because she wants to be a part of the community that she loves. Mackenzie enjoys talking with people and hearing their stories, because everyone has something interesting to offer. She enjoys writing and reading. Her two favorite places in Coronado are the beach, and Café 1134 with a nice big Iced Caramel Macchiato.
Read Mackenzie's published stories.
Grace Sylvester, Staff Writer, Intern, CHS Student
Grace is currently a sophomore at Coronado High School, she has moved to and from Coronado several times due to her mother being a captain (and as of now is a Commanding Officer for Center of Information Dominance) in the Navy. Grace is currently enrolled in CoSA, the musical theatre conservatory, the Coronado High School water polo team, as well as a photographer for the school's own newspaper The Islander Times.
Grace plans on majoring in Music and Journalism when she attend University, and hopefully will become an Investigative Journalist for a well known news system. She loves being able to write for such an amazing corporation like eCoronado and plans to continue to intern for an extended amount of time. Until that time has come, you will always be able to reach Grace at any of the coffee shops on the island with her mind always open for a new story.
Read Grace's published stories.
Rob Henderson, Videographer, Intern, CHS Student
Rob Henderson is a freelance filmmaker and junior at Coronado High School. He is a member of Coronado School of the Arts studying filmmaking, an active member in the Associated Student Body, and the cofounder of the organization, Videos Helping Society.
In his free time, he enjoys creating narrative films, documentary films and playing volleyball. Rob plans on pursuing his passion after high school by majoring in film and cinema studies. He has lived on Coronado for his whole life, and he loves the friendly environment of the community. He is excited to be able to share Coronado’s stories through the craft of filmmaking on eCoronado.com.
Watch Rob's videos and read his published stories.
Team members from left to right: Luke, Ellie, Greer Goebels, Kellee Hearther, Ashley Jenkins and Steve Johnson.