Local Community Experts

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Bobby Buchanan | Branding & Communications Expert

Bobby Buchanan


Bobby Buchanan is a Branding and Communication Expert. Along with being a Carmel Valley resident and local business-owner, he is a father to three wonderful kids and a husband to his life-long love Darcy Buchanan. Besides running Buchanan Designs and Detour Photography, Bobby enjoys gardening, collecting orange objects and cooking for his family.

Food: Burgers, Ribs, Sushi, Thai
Music: 80′s, Classic Rock, and who doesn’t like POP


Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Jason Paul Marketing

Chris Placencia



Chris Placencia is a Carmel Valley business owner and studied Business Administration and Marketing at Cal State San Marcos. He owns and operates Jason Paul Marketing, which is an original and innovative marketing firm dedicated to helping its clients achieve the highest level of exposure via the Internet and Public Relations.




Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Dana Kittrelle | College Applications Specialist

Dana Kittrelle



Dana Kittrelle is a Carmel Valley resident and Torrey Pines High School graduate.  After graduating with a major in Economics and a minor in Biology from Pomona Collge in Claremont, CA, she joined the financial management firm Payden & Rygel as an economist to get some hands on professional experience. Return home to Carmel Valley after some time, she now is currently tutoring and helping local students refine their college applications to get into their top choice school.



Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Phoebe Chungchua | Community Affairs Specialist

Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua, is an award-winning journalist, a former ABC affiliate News Reporter/Newscaster, and founder of Live Fit Magazine.  She produces articles, videos, and blog posts in high quality, journalistic style for her clients. Live Fit Films is currently in production on a film on social media and communication.  In addition, Phoebe has a passion for living fit and earned a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. In 2010, she launched, a website that helps people learn more about eating healthy and keeping fit. Phoebe covers and reports on healthy living, fitness, travel, philanthropy, and real estate. She profiles celebrities and  local and worldwide businesses in her Phoebe’s Pick Video News Story segments.



Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Trevor Sacco | Restaurant Performance Specialist

Trevor Sacco


Trevor Sacco is the founder and president of Sacco Restaurant Group.With more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Trevor is well versed in restaurant operations and performance, strategic planning, growth, risk management, procurement and development of food and beverage offerings. Having grown and operated several corporate powerhouses as well as his very own restaurants, Trevor is available to act as CEO or evaluate and implement strategies.



Carmel Valley San Diego | Will Traenkle | IT Specialist

Will Traenkle


William Traenkle, the founder of Tranquilnet, was practically born to be a leader in the IT solutions field. William has been building and solving problems ever since he was a kid, and has dedicated his life to being on the cutting edge of technology and helping others take advantage of all modern technology can provide. A little over a year after graduating from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (where he supported and managed the school’s infrastructure) in 2000, William founded Traenkle Networks.