Here’s a brief look at our Whisenhunt Communications team members –
where we come from professionally and how we serve our company and clients today.
Stan Whisenhunt worked for the Ventura County Star-Free Press for 24 years, the last 17 as managing editor, before leaving journalism in 1990 to found Whisenhunt Communications, specializing in advertising, marketing and public relations. At Whisenhunt Communications, Stan directs a professional team of graphic artists, writers, editors and photographers who have made WC one of the leading marketing firms in Ventura County. Long active in the community, Stan has served over the years as a commissioner on the Ventura Port District and as a member of the boards of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club of Ventura and United Way of Ventura County. He also has been active with the Ventura County Economic Development Association and involved in education countywide. Stan majored in journalism at Arizona State University.
Cindy Daly joined Whisenhunt Communications in 1997 as a graphic artist. In her years at WC, she has designed countless projects including logos, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, advertisements, web pages and email newsletters. Her long list of clients includes Harrison Industries, the city of Oxnard, Ventura Water, the Ventura Port District, Primary Medical, the County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Casitas Water District, the Humane Society of Ventura County, VCEDA, Community Memorial Hospital and the Ventura County Office of Education. Cindy also specializes in web marketing, social media and ad placement as well as assisting clients in event planning, including creating programs and invitations and managing events onsite. A Ventura resident since 1987, Cindy is active in the community, serving on the board and several committees for the Assistance League of Ventura County. Cindy is a graduate of UCLA, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics/applied science. She’s also earned certifications from UC Santa Barbara in graphic design, graphic arts, visual communication and web design as well as interior design certification from Santa Barbara City College.
Julie Price is a veteran of more than 30 years in newspaper journalism, with additional experience in corporate communications. Since joining the Whisenhunt team in 2003, Julie has worked with clients including Harrison Industries, the Humane Society of Ventura County, the Ventura Port District, Ventura Water, the Ventura County Office of Education, and Community Memorial Hospital, providing writing and editing for newsletters, press releases, brochures, ad copy and editorials, among other materials. A Ventura resident since 1994, Julie spent the bulk of her career with the Los Angeles Daily News and the Ventura County Star, as a news reporter, copy editor, special sections editor, features columnist, features editor and senior editor. After leaving journalism, she spent seven years in corporate communications, managing PR for CKE Restaurants, Inc., and internal engagement for The Cheesecake Factory. Julie studied journalism at Los Angeles Valley College.
Amy Bentley has more than 30 years of experience as a professional journalist. Since joining Whisenhunt in 2002, Amy has worked with a number of WC clients, including Community Memorial Health System, Ventura Water, the Ventura Port District, A to Z Law, Harrison Industries, the Channel Islands Group, the Temecula Valley Rose Society and the Ventura County Office of Education. Amy writes copy and edits printed and digital newsletters and prepares and distributes press releases. During her professional career, Amy has worked as a writer or editor for several Southern California newspapers, magazines and websites. She has written about a wide range of topics, including healthcare, water, recycling, business and travel. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UC Santa Barbara and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Brendan Daly is a gifted photographer, videographer and digital marketer who provides all forms of content for Whisenhunt Communications and its clients. For over eight years, Brendan has worked to provide creative content for businesses and institutions including the Ventura Harbor, Community Memorial Hospital and E.J. Harrison & Sons. Brendan specializes in high-resolution product imagery, editorial and event photography, cinematic wedding videography and corporate videos as well as social media management, consulting and optimization. Born, raised and living in Ventura, Brendan enjoys spending his free time hiking, backpacking and traveling in pursuit of his favorite subjects: landscape and time-lapse photography. A graduate of California State University Long Beach, Brendan holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Kyle Knapp has a decade of experience in web development, social media, SEO and business management. With an entrepreneurial background primarily in the retail sector, Kyle provides technical and marketing expertise in developing and modernizing websites for both brick-and-mortar businesses and ecommerce. Prior to joining WC, Kyle helped develop a successful social media platform for a retail business that saw sales soar more than 30% in its first quarter of implementation, leading his work to be featured in a Facebook case study (https://www.facebook.com/business/success/hats-unlimited). As a business owner, Kyle met the demands of day-to-day operations while working to market new products, leading to multiple Ventura County and state awards and local broadcast media features. Kyle also has talents in graphic design, photography, videography and cinematography.