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MCHA is the only trade organization that serves all facets of Monterey County’s hospitality industry.  Since 1975, local hotels, inns, restaurants, visitor attractions and hospitality-related businesses have worked together to ensure the prosperity of our industry, number two only to agriculture in our county. We are proud to have a thriving industry that funnels tax dollars directly into our community where it matters most.

Our Mission

To protect the interests and serve as the voice of the hospitality industry throughout Monterey County, by maintaining strong partnerships with local government, elected officials and community groups. We work to ensure the overall vitality of our industry by providing education programs for our workforce, employee recognition and advocate for the over 20,000 employees that represent our industry.


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Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Mark Watson headshot

    Mark Watson

  • headshot of Janine Chicourrat
    Past Chair

    Janine Chicourrat

    Portola Hotel & Spa
  • Headshot of John Narigi

    John Narigi

    WeatherTech Raceway
  • headshot of Rick Aldinger
    Vice Chair

    Rick Aldinger

    Big Sur River Inn
  • Headshot of Stefan Lorch

    Stefan Lorch

    Monterey Marriott
  • Carol Chorbajian headshot

    Carol Chorbajian

  • Marietta Bain Headshot

    Marietta Bain

  • headshot of Teri Owens

    Teri Owens

    Embassy Suites
  • Headshot of Chris Sommers

    Chris Sommers

    Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Board of Directors

  • Barrie Riddoch

    Barrie Riddoch

    Escape Room
  • Christina Richardson

    Christina Richardson

    Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Carl Sedoryk

    Carl Sedoryk

  • Rod Schinnerer

    Rod Schinnerer

    Pebble Beach Company
  • Jonathan Macioce

    Jonathan Macioce

    Sanctuary Beach Resort
  • Paul Ligorski

    Paul Ligorski

    Blue Zone
  • Michael LaPier

    Michael LaPier

    Monterey Regional Airport
  • Kai Lermen

    Kai Lermen

    Quail Lodge
  • Mark Kelley

    Mark Kelley

    Private Public Strategic Solutions
  • Barbara Meister

    Barbara Meister

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Michelle Gogliucci

    Michelle Gogliucci

    Car Week Concierge
  • John Galante

    John Galante

    Alvarado Street Brewing
  • Gill Campbell

    Gill Campbell

    AERO Marketing
  • Rob Baker

    Rob Baker

    Bernardus Winery
  • Headshot of Paige Viren

    Paige Viren

    CSUMB-Sustainable Hospitality Management

The Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm.


Contact Us

Monterey County Hospitality association

Kristin Horton, Executive Director

P.O. Box 223542
Carmel, CA 93922

(831) 626-8636

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