Bio: Started life as a teacher in England, then moved to the US doing event planning in Portland, Ore. Launched Campbell Productions & PR LLC in 1994 to produce and promote both Motorsports and beer festivals. In 2002 became CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Hometown: Exeter, England College: Exeter University Favorite Racing Series: Vintage Racing Favorite Racer: Sir Stirling Moss Favorite Sport Activities: Hiking, kayaking
Bio: I got into Motorsports after being in the hotel industry for many years; my last position was as a Catering Conference Planning Manager.
Hometown: Manchester, Iowa
Favorite Racing Series: All of them, there is something about each of the series that runs with us that I enjoy.
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey, and Scott Pruett
Favorite Sport Activities: Rollerblading, Mountain Biking, Skiing,
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: three months after getting the job at the track, standing at the start…what a rush!
Bio: Dubbed the “Stick & Ball Guy” by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO Gill Campbell, Steve spent his first 10 years after college in the baseball industry with the San Francisco Giants organization where he honed his skills and talents in sports marketing, corporate sponsorships, and strategic business marketing practices.
In 2000 was hired by MGO Marketing Group in Lafayette, Calif. to help manage the opening of three new AAA minor-league baseball stadiums in Sacramento and Fresno, Calif., and Albuquerque, NM.
Bio: Graduated with finance/accounting major, worked 4 years with CPA firm in Bellevue, Wash. Moved to Monterey, Calif. to work for Investment firm as Controller for 10 years, then worked 10 years in fishing industry, and now at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as Finance manager.
College: Seattle University
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Sport Activities: Auto racing, golf, football, baseball and hockey.
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Bio: 1980 – 1989: Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands), Jersey, Channel Islands, UK; foreign exchange and precious metals dealer
1989 – 2000: National Hot Rod Association, Glendora, Calif.; writer/photographer National DRAGSTER, Director of International Relations, Director of Field Marketing
2000 – 2007: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.: Vice President of Marketing
Hometown: Nottingham, England
College: Nottingham, England
Favorite Racing Series: sprint car racing
Favorite Racer: Gary Page
Favorite Sport Activities: Soccer, fencing
Bio: Joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October 2009 from RWB Marketing & Communications where he was VP of new business, and corporate and product communications at Mitsubishi Motors North America. Prior to RWB, he was director of communications at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which was formerly a longtime client of his at his own agency, VL Communications Group. As president of VL, Toepke oversaw such clients as Automobili Lamborghini USA, Bonhams & Butterfields, and American Cancer Society, among many others.
Bio: Grew up and went to school in Pacific Grove and enjoyed attending events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as a young man. I worked for the Santa Clara County Parks department before moving to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Pacific Grove, CA
Favorite Racing Series: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Favorite Racer: Mario Andretti
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: In 1974 I was selling tee shirts for Young Life at the track and I knew I was hooked.
Favorite Book: It is hard to pick just one.
Bio: I worked in the banking industry for 10 years, and taught an adult education class on Banking Careers. I then decided to take a break for 15 years and raise my family. In 2000 I returned to work in the ticket department at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Marina, Calif.
College: Monterey Peninsula College, University California Santa Cruz.
Favorite Sport Activities: Walking
Favorite movie: Phenomenon, Lonesome Dove
Favorite music: Pop, Country, Christian
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, painting, crafts.
Bio: Joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in March 2015 with 25 years of motorsports public relations experience. David started out making copies in the media center at all of the NHRA national events in 1989. Since then, he’s plied his trade at Sonoma Raceway (1990-91) and with the NHRA in a fulltime position (1992-94) before moving to North Carolina, where he worked for five years at the Cotter Group and 13 full seasons with Richard Childress Racing. A two-year stay in Florida found David at 8Star Motorsports and IMSA before finally returning to the west coast.
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
College: Azusa Pacific University
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Sitting in the stands watching a Demolition Derby
Favorite Book: The Glass Castle
Favorite Movie: Life is Beautiful
Hobbies: Hiking, Zumba, and Reading
Something no one else knows about you: I’ve never lit a match. I’m terrified of fire.
Bio: Accounting / Business; I really thought that I wanted to be an accountant.
Hometown: Denver, Col.
College: Community College of Denver, and Chabot College
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP; CART, also known as Champ Car-IRL, I love the open wheel cars
Favorite Racer: Bubba Shobert, Wayne Rainey, Mario Andretti
Favorite Sport Activities: Waterskiing
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: My older sisters had boyfriends that raced Midget cars; the sound and the smell never left me.
Favorite Book: Too many to list.
Bio: I was born and raised in Monterey, CA and majored in Business Administration with a concentration on Management while attending Chico State.
Hometown: Monterey, CA
College: California State University, Chico
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: My two favorite racers are Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi
Favorite Sport Activities: Swimming and hiking
Bio: Lead IT Technician (2011 – present)
Hometown: San Jose, CA
College: California State University Monterey Bay
Favorite Racing Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Racing, MotoGP and Canon Ball
Favorite Racer: Joey Saldana
Favorite Sport Activities: Disc Golf and Hiking
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Whether it’s on skis, wheels or a wave…I’ve always loved going fast. It’s the stopping that I don’t always enjoy.
Favorite Book: Songs of Sourdough by Robert Service
Favorite movie: The Usual Suspects
Zach Weston joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in July 2015. Originally from Carmel Highlands, Zach has worked as a California State Parks Beach Lifeguard in Monterey County for eight years prior to joining the Mazda Raceway team. He has a fervent passion for film photography and the ocean.
Bio: Previously worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years.
Hometown: Marina, Calif.
College: Currently attending Monterey Peninsula College.
Favorite Racing Series: American Le Mans Series.
Favorite Racer: I don’t have one.
Favorite Sport Activities: I enjoy watching football and baseball.
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: When I started working at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Favorite Book: Any book written by James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell.
Favorite movie: Sleepers, Top Gun, The Notebook, gotta love those chic flicks!
Bio: Started out life as a Navy brat, then grew up to be just a regular one.
Hometown:Pacific Grove, CA.
Favorite Racing Series:The old IMSA series
Favorite Racer: Danny Sullivan
Favorite Sport Activities: Basketball, Biking. Walking
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: When my Dad took us to Laguna Seca Raceway in 1968
Favorite Book: The Old Man and The Sea
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride or Animal House
Favorite music: Most anything as long as it’s on and it’s loud
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