Public Relations Manager
Bio: Joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in April 2011 from Ventana Inn & Spa where she was the Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior to Ventana, Johanna was the Marketing Director at the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau. Other positions include Marketing Communications Manager (Sea Island Resorts), Senior Account Executive (Hunter Public Relations) and Sales/Public Relations Associate (Resort at Squaw Creek)
Hometown: Woodland, Calif.
College: California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Jorge Lorenzo
Favorite Sport Activities: golf, watching baseball (Go Giants!) and hiking
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: I went on a trip to Texas Motorspeedway with an Indy Car team. Being involved in the action of the paddock, pit lane, team transporters got me hooked. I gained a new appreciation for the sport.
Favorite Book: Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt
Favorite movie: Saving Private Ryan, Bridesmaids, The Outsiders, Love Actually
Favorite music: I LOVE music and enjoy all genres, depending on my mood. My satellite radio is most often set to BPM, First Wave or Alt Nation
Hobbies: spending time with my dogs, travel to warm places where I can have my toes in the sand and a drink in my hand
Something no one else knows about you: I have a tiara collection