About Us

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.

2020 ExcellenceMonterey Bay Parent writers, designer, and editor received five awards of excellence from the Parenting Media Association for 2020.

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

Andrea Breznay

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

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 and an accomplished photographer, writer, and artist. She sits on the board of the National Parenting Media Association. 

Contact Andrea by calling 831-582-1373 or by email at abreznay@montereybayparent.com


Val Snell is the Calendar Editor for Monterey Bay Parent. Val grew up in Florida and will be living in Monterey for the next couple of years. Val and her husband Greg have two beautiful children, Carter (3) and Aubrey (1). Val is an Army Veteran and currently a stay-at-home mom/military spouse to Greg who is serving in the Marine Corps. 

Contact Val by email at calendar@montereybayparent.com

Danika Mallobox

Danika Mallobox is the Sales Executive for Monterey Bay Parent. She is a native of Salinas and has always lived in Monterey County. She has 8+ years of experience in marketing local businesses. She loves spending time with her husband and 3-1/2-year-old son. During non-pandemic times she and her family love going to community events. 

Contact Danika by calling 831-582-1770 or by email at dmallobox@montereybayparent.com


Denise Green has worked in education for over a decade, specializing in mathematics pedagogy and professional development. She, her husband, and their two rambunctious children reside in the sunny hills off Highway 68. You can read Denise’s articles here.

Cheryl Maguire holds a Master of Counseling Psychology degree. She is married and is the mother of twins and a daughter. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, Parents Magazine, AARP, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessing, Your Teen Magazine, and many other publications. You can read Cheryl’s articles here.

Susan Meister is a journalist, columnist, and community activist living in Pebble Beach. Susan’s writing was recently recognized with the 2020 Bronze Award from the Parenting Media Association. You can read Susan’s articles here.

Robert (Rob) S. Weisskirch, MSW, Ph.D., CFLE is a Professor of Human Development at California State University, Monterey Bay and is a Certified Family Life Educator. He and his wife are parents to a chatty 5-year-old daughter and reside in Marina. Rob’s monthly column “Father’s Day” was recently recognized with the 2020 Gold Award from the Parenting Media Association. You can read Rob’s articles here.

Tricia Vlasak is a mother, grandparent, and wife and writes the monthly “Grandma Says” column as well as travel features. She works in law enforcement when she isn’t writing, hiking with her dogs, or going on Jeep adventures. You can read Tricia’s articles here.