Jennifer Goddard Combs
Jennifer honed her skills in Los Angeles, managing publicity for people in the entertainment industry and business community, before moving to Montecito.
This training prepared her for working with national and international media outlets — including securing media coverage in China and a front page article in the Detroit Free Press for Goleta-based TrueVision 3D Surgical.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Jennifer has been an 18-year member, past president, Rotarian of the Month and Year of the Rotary Club of Montecito.
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Amy Bentley has been a professional journalist for 30 years. With a background in public relations, marketing and journalism, Amy has written or edited hundreds of press releases, newsletters, e-newsletters, blogs, brochures, articles and other materials for a wide range of print and online media, businesses, government agencies and non-profits.
Amy’s background in journalism is extensive. She worked for two years as the Copy Editor for Quilter’s Home, a national magazine, and was Managing Editor for Southern California Home & Outdoor magazine. She is a former reporter for the Ventura County Star and her freelanced articles have appeared in publications throughout Southern California, including the Orange County Register, the Ventura County Star, The Current (UCSB's online news publication), the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Riverside Magazine.
Amy earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from UCSB.
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Julie Price brings to The Goddard Company more than three decades of experience as a Southern California newspaper journalist and a corporate communications specialist.
For most of her professional life, Julie worked for the Los Angeles Daily News, primarily as a news reporter, and for the Ventura County Star, where she spent 12 years as an award-winning features editor. Her other newsroom positions have included lifestyle columnist, news copy editor and wire editor. After leaving newspapers, Julie spent seven years in corporate public relations and internal communications, for CKE Restaurants and The Cheesecake Factory, respectively, before leaving corporate employment in 2017 and joining the Goddard team.
Julie began her journalism career, as a staff writer for the Daily News, at age 19, while still in college.