Meet The IEShineOn Team

Staff

Su Pak
Publisher

Su is the Founder, Publisher and President of IEShineOn.com "The Inland Empire Good Time Guide." Her goal is to share the best of the Inland Empire with its residents and with the rest of the world. Her passion for food, drink, the arts and unique experiences combined with her love of the Inland Empire (where she grew up) fueled her to create a trusted online resource that provides everyone with guides and info to find a good time in the Inland Empire, regardless of what that good time looks like. Su's previous experience in advertising, ad production and brand marketing with notable companies like Disney and Nickelodeon, provide the business foundation for IEShineOn.com. Su is a Past President of the Inland Empire chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Sid Robinson
Editor

Sid Robinson has more than three decades of experience in journalism, publishing and public relations. He is currently managing partner of the strategic communications and public relations firm Robinson and Associates, and he writes about adult beverages on his blog, "Sips, Suds and Spirits." Sid's award-winning career has taken him from professional sports to higher education and beyond. Along with his PR agency work, Sid was associate vice president for public affairs at Cal State San Bernardino and communications and public relations manager at Fairplex in Pomona. With a Bachelor's degree from Cal Poly Pomona and Master's from USC, Sid is active in the community, serving on a number of local boards and the Upland Planning Commission. He is accredited (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America.

Contributing Writers

Sara
De Leeuw

Sara is the exclusive columnist for IEShineOn's new and exciting recipe feature, "Sara's Kitchen Adventures‐Recipes with a Local Flair." Sara is also a life-long resident of the Inland Empire. Married to her best friend for the last 28 years, she is mother to three grown children and Oma to a new grand baby! Sara is an avid home cook and author of the blog, My Imperfect Kitchen. As winner of national recipe contests and a seasoned judge for various first-rate food competitions nationwide, including our very own IE Cupcake Fair, we are beyond privileged to have Sara's authoritative palate provide our readers with the ability to create their own flavorful bliss at home with her sensational recipes. Follow Sara and My Imperfect Kitchen on Twitter, Pinterest Facebook and Instagram!

Megan
McClain

Megan McClain is a Contributing Writer for IEShineOn's "SoCal Families" section. Megan is also a lifelong Inland Empire resident and the seventh generation to live in the Redlands area. She did too many years of color guard, married her high school sweetheart and cheered in the new millennium under Big Ben. She was a reporter and photojournalist before having kids and is now working on a roadside memorial series. She is currently drinking too much coffee daily, attending GIS classes and working, all while doing the dishes, laundry and parenting her two young boys. She loves the color yellow, sunsets at the beach and unicorns, and wishes she was better at styling her scarf. Megan loves her small town culture and the fact there are several Thai restaurants in her area. Her writing can be found at Sunshine Wonderland

Staff

Sarah
Bither

Sarah handles IEShineOn.com's graphic design needs. She is a Moreno Valley native and a recent graduate from California State University, San Bernardino, where she also worked as a student designer. When she's not lost in Photoshop, Sarah creates paper flowers and sometimes sells in craft fairs. Sarah's other favorite things to do include (but are not limited to) drinking coffee, watching The Office, playing Boggle, petting her dogs, and spending time with her fiancé, Dylan.

Jaqueline
Gutierrez

Jaqueline is a "Jane-of-all-trades." She assists with various projects, including contributing writer and content developer. Responsibilities include video projects and social media. She, also, owns her own catering service, Paprika Doll Catering, that focuses on eccentric gourmet. She has an obsession for all things vintage, from cars to fashion to kitchen utensils. She also gets a kick out of competing in pin-up pageants, every now and then. Even though she has lived in the IE her entire life, ever since working with IEShineOn.com, she has learned so much more. Her goal now is to spread awareness on just how many gems this treasure chest of an area has.