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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

  • headshot of Rick Aldinger

    Rick Aldinger

    Big Sur River Inn
  • Headshot of Stefan Lorch
    Vice Chair

    Stefan Lorch

    Monterey Marriott
  • Headshot of John Narigi

    John Narigi

    WeatherTech Raceway
  • Gill Campbell

    Gill Campbell

    AERO Marketing
  • Mark Watson headshot
    Past Chair

    Mark Watson

  • headshot of Janine Chicourrat

    Janine Chicourrat

    Portola Hotel & Spa
  • Carol Chorbajian headshot

    Carol Chorbajian

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis

    Hyatt Regency Monterey
  • Tim McGregor

    Inns of Monterey

Board of Directors

  • Rob Baker

    Rob Baker

    Bernardus Winery
  • Ken Donkersloot

    Ken Donkersloot

    Coastal Roots Hospitality
  • Brian Parks

    Brian Parks

    Alvarado Street Brewing
  • Marc Kelley

    Marc Kelley

    Private Public Strategic Solutions
  • Michael LaPier

    Michael LaPier

    Monterey Regional Airport
  • Tim McGregor

    Inns of Monterey
  • David Rosenberg

    David Rosenberg

    Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Gian Pepe

    Gian Pepe

    Pepe International
  • Will Pickering

    Will Pickering

    The Club at Pasadera
  • Christina Richardson

    Christina Richardson

    Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Barrie Riddoch

    Barrie Riddoch

    Escape Room
  • Rod Schinnerer

    Rod Schinnerer

    Pebble Beach Company
  • Carl Sedoryk

    Carl Sedoryk

  • Erin Sollecito

    Erin Sollecito

    Monterey Touring Vehicles
  • Catherine Stedman

    Catherine Stedman

  • Headshot of Chris Sommers

    Chris Sommers

    Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
  • Aram Stoney

    Aram Stoney

    Big Sur Canna+Botanicals
  • Matthew Wright

    Matthew Wright

    Monterey Fuel Company
  • 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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