About Monterey Bay Parent

Monterey Bay Parent serves the families of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. The foundation of MBP is our monthly print publication. Each issue is filled with articles that make parenting in the Monterey Bay easier and more enjoyable. You'll also find a robust calendar of events filled with fun and informative things to do in the area in each print issue and on our website.

You can reach the Monterey Bay Parent Magazine office at 831-582-1373 or by email by clicking here.


Andrea Breznay

Andrea Breznay is the publisher of Monterey Bay Parent. Andrea relocated back to the Monterey Bay from Naples, Florida where she was founder and publisher of Neapolitan Family, SWFL Special Needs Family, Bonita/Estero Family, and SWFL Retiree magazines. 

Andrea lived in Monterey County for many years after graduating from The University of California, Santa Cruz. Andrea is the mother of an adult daughter. Andrea is an accomplished photographer, writer, and artist. She makes her home in Pacific Grove. 


donna final photoDonna Jean Shoemaker can be found in her Carmel Valley photography studio or out and about on location from Monterey to Big Sur. Formerly of Northern Arizona, Donna, and her rescue dog Stevie Girl have been growing roots here on the Central Coast for almost six years.  Specializing in modern portraits, personal branding, and headshots Donna wants to tell your story for generations to come. She brings her expertise in on-set direction and makeup artistry with a sense of humor to create a fun experience with ease. For more info about Donna, check www.donnajeanshoemaker.com or call 831-620-2878


Allison ChanceAllison Chance is a military spouse and mom to Charlotte, 4, and Hux, 1. When she isn't writing the Military Mom column or a feature for the magazine, you can find her helping others purchase their dream home and leading fellow moms through Mothers of Preschoolers at Shoreline Community Church. She is passionate about giving back to the community and does so through the Homes for Heroes program. She documents her family's journey at thechanceclan.blogspot.com.


Jamie Lober specializes in health A-Z. While she enjoys traveling to promote wellness and empowerment, she always finds her way back to beautiful Monterey Bay. She especially enjoys visiting the otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, checking out the amazing sunsets, boardwalk, and wildlife at Del Monte Beach and running to get ready for the Big Sur Marathon in the spring. Lober has received national recognition for being the best in her field of health communications and envisions herself playing a pivotal role in reforming the healthcare system and improving the government’s approach to healthcare policy in years to come. Family, friends, and music are big parts of her life.


TaraTara Tudisco is a Momtrepreneur who is so grateful to raise her family on the stunning Monterey Bay coast. Tara writes feature articles for Monterey Bay Parent. You can find her hiking a trail, working out with SLAM Monterey, or coaching and testing recipes for her blog, which she shares along with helpful wellness tips and relatable mommy-moments on Instagram @essentialstothrive and on her website at essentialstothrive.com