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The Pacific Coast Business Times is the weekly business journal for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. We’re a locally owned company with offices in downtown Santa Barbara. We’ve been publishing since March 17, 2000 and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it!

The Business Times is delivered to subscribers’ offices and homes each Friday. Copies of the newspaper is also available at local newsstand locations.

Quick contact info

We are always happy to hear from our readers. You may reach us at the following contact information:

Our offices:

14 E. Carrillo St., Ste. A.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 560-6950

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Newsroom Staff

Henry Dubroff

Founder and Editor
Henry Dubroff is the chairman, editor and majority owner of the Pacific Coast Business Times. He has served as the editor of The Denver Business Journal and the business editor of The Denver Post. He is a past president of the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and serves in leadership positions with United Way, Ventura County Economic Development Association, the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, the San Luis Obispo County Economic Vitality Corp., the Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum and CSU Channel Islands.

Stephen Nellis

Senior Editor

Stephen Nellis is the senior editor in the Business Times newsroom and covers technology and science, law, politics and media for the Business Times. He writes monthly columns on technology and legal business issues. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has earned several national reporting awards, including a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and a national award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He serves on the board of the the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast.

Marlize van Romburgh

Managing Editor

In addition to producing the Business Times’ weekly print and digital editions, Marlize van Romburgh covers finance and banking and the tri-county economy. She holds a degree in journalism with a minor in economics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she was the editor in chief of the student newspaper. She has received reporting awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the Los Angeles Press Club. She was named one of Editor & Publisher magazine’s “25 Under 35″ in 2013.

Elijah Brumback

Real Estate Editor

Elijah Brumback is the real estate editor for the Business Times, covering deals and development throughout the Tri-Counties. He previously covered real estate and development, energy and higher education for a business journal based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Grand Valley State University.

Erika Martin

Special Reports Editor

Erika Martin heads up the Business Times’ research and special section efforts. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and global studies & international studies and a minor in German. Previously, she was on the editorial staff of UCSB’s Daily Nexus and a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar in Argentina.

Marissa Wenzke


Marissa Wenzke is a recent political science graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Nexus, the university’s only daily, independent, and student-run newspaper. She previously interned as a business writer for the Santa Barbara Independent.

Austen Hufford


Austen Hufford is working as a summer 2014 reporting intern for the Business Times through the Dow Jones News Fund, covering a variety of business topics. He is an online editor of the Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan, where he is a senior studying economics. He recently traveled to Japan as one of the winners of the 2014 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.

Advertising Staff

Linda le Brock


Linda le Brock is the publisher of the Pacific Coast Business. Le Brock happily rejoined the team at the Business Times after she was the development director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme for four years. Before that she was the senior account executive at the Business Times. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in Business Administration with a minor in marketing.

Jennifer Carusa

Director of Marketing

Jennifer Carusa is responsible for marketing the paper to potential new clients as well as handling all of the paper’s sponsorship deals. She also coordinates all the Business Times’ special events. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay and has been with the Business Times since 2005.

Jared Godinez

Senior Advertising Account Executive

Jared Godinez is responsible for working with clients in the following industries: real estate and construction, insurance and healthcare, technology, education, government & nonprofits and business products and services.  He was born and raised in Ventura and currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife Tess.  He received a bachelor’s degree in global studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2006, where he also played intercollegiate volleyball.

Veronica Kusmuk

Advertising Account Executive

Veronica Kusmuk is responsible for working with advertising clients in the following industries: banking, finance, technology, business services (CPA and law firms), hospitality, utilities, and all forms of media deals.

Elizabeth Willhite

Ad Production Coordinator/Designer

Elizabeth Willhite is responsible for the creation of all in-house ads, as well as working with the advertising sales reps to design, create and produce advertiser ad designs and other related artwork. She also designs all special section covers and posters, and she manages the advertising and pre-press of the newspaper. She graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and is a Santa Barbara native. She currently lives in Carpinteria with her husband Michael.