This photo of my family means a lot to me because I have grown even closer to each of them this year, and they are a large part of my support system. Especially our pup, Louise! I know that I am very lucky to have this family and am looking forward to spending the holidays with them.
Associate Creative Director
Traveling has been one of my passions for many years. Forcing myself to see the world for what it truly is, rather than what’s been told. But this year, I’ve explored the relationships of those closest to me. Humbled and grateful to have a second chance to spend more time with my mother, who is recovering from major surgery.
We took my friend's boat out in the San Diego bay and sailed it just off Point Loma at sunset. It was an extremely clear afternoon. The sky produced a sunset I was quite familiar with, but this one felt different. I couldn't put my finger on it immediately, but after some mulling around and taking in the sunset I realized that it was at this moment I was pretty content with everything going on in my life. Being a naturally anxious human being, I did not feel any of that for once.
Senior Graphic Designer
This year I got to see one of the bands that I loved as a teenager, but never had the chance to see them, My Chemical Romance. Their performance was above and beyond my expectations and it was really cool being around so many die hard fans singing along to every song. And after two years of not being able to go to shows, it seemed like everyone there was really grateful to experience such an amazing show.
VP of Public Relations
There were many high points for me in 2022, personally and professionally. It was a year of creating family memories while watching my son grow into a young man and do good things in school and in sports as he grows into a young man. On the workfront, I'm thankful for the longstanding relationships with colleagues, clients, those in the industry and members of the media. I was reminded this year that when you lean into relationships, with those you trust and value, it almost always leads to good things. I experienced loss in 2022. This is a photo of Dodgers great Maury Wills with my son Charlie from several years back. Maury passed away this year. Everything about Maury was good. The way he treated people and helped others with the utmost humility was inspiring. He helped me in so many areas of my life and I'm grateful to have had him as a friend. He showed me how to cherish life, and because of him, I always will. Happy Holidays!
Integrated Media & Account Services Manager
This photo captures why I'm inspired by World Central Kitchen - they are feeding millions of people in Ukraine and around the world and giving them hope. Their goal is to use the power of food to heal and strengthen communities in times of crisis. This organization has inspired me to donate, get involved locally and be grateful for all that I have.
Senior Partner | Production Director and Photographer
This photo, taken in Hawaii, represents the end of the COVID Pandemic for me. After 2 years of solitude, mask wearing, avoiding of people and public spaces and enormous personal loss. Restrictions and worries had eased to the point that my family and I took our first real vacation since 2019. As I took this picture, I felt all that negativity melt away into the warm, blue Pacific. Life had returned.
Account & Social Media Strategist
I picked this sunset picture to represent a high-point of 2022 because it inspired me to always take a second and enjoy what's right in front of you. At the time I took this picture I was walking on the strand which is always busy, but during that moment I decided to just stop and enjoy the fact I get to live in such a beautiful place!