Board of Directors

The 2023-24 Orange County Press Club Board of Directors.

Board Officers

BRANDON PHO, President

Brandon Pho is a reporter for San Jose Spotlight covering Santa Clara County. In 2024, he departed Voice of OC after reporting on Orange County for over five years. Pho was the senior editor for his college newspaper, The Daily Titan at Cal State Fullerton, where his work garnered first-place honors at the Los Angeles Press Club and the College Media Association. Brandon was a member of Report for America, a national network of local reporters committed to bolstering democracy throughout the U.S. 


Daniel Langhorne has served on the Board of Directors since 2018. He is currently the communications and website manager for Sage Hill School. He also serves as an adviser for the campus newspaper. Daniel earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English with an emphasis in journalism from Chapman University. In 2012, he was hired at the Orange County Register as a staff writer for local news. Since leaving the Register in 2015, he has written for Law360, The Foothills Sentry, The Newport Beach Independent, The Laguna Beach Independent, Los Angeles Times Community News, Christian Science Monitor,, and He served as engagement editor at a nonprofit newsroom, The War Horse, for four years. In February 2020, Daniel was named managing editor of The Laguna Beach Independent. Daniel departed the weekly newspaper as executive editor in 2022. He lives in Irvine with his wife, Hannah, and son.


Patty Marsters has served on the board of the Orange County Press Club since 1998, acting in many roles, including president, treasurer and secretary. For the past several years, she has focused her organizational skills on putting together the annual Excellence In Journalism contest. After the demise of OC Weekly, she moved on to LW Weekly, the newspaper for Seal Beach’s Leisure World residents and the surrounding community. Patty now serves as a communications specialist for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. She also mentors aspiring writers at Newport Harbor High School and co-leads a multilevel Girl Scout troop. In her spare time, Patty reads for fun, creates baked goods, and rants at inanimate objects (such as her computer) about her grammatical and writing pet peeves. She prefers writing in the first person, but uses third person for these sorts of biographies. She lives in Orange with her two daughters, two cats, an aging goldfish, and a rotating cast of snails with unusual names.


Breeana Greenberg is a lecturer for Chapman University’s journalism program and freelance reporter. She grew up in Newport Beach and attended high school in Santa Ana. After graduating from Chapman in 2021, she worked for two years as a city reporter at the Dana Point Times, a Times Media Group publication. She’s also been published by the Laguna Beach Independent, Newport Beach Independent and Voice of OC.

Board Members


Caitlin Antonios is a freelance journalist. She attended San Clemente High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in literary journalism and English from UC Irvine. Caitlin also attended Columbia University for the Toni Stabile Investigative Journalism program. She then spent a year freelancing investigative stories covering education, health and the COVID-19 pandemic. Caitlin joined the Orange County Register as a breaking news reporter in 2021 and later served as the restaurants and dining reporter for the Southern California News Group. She served as the Restaurants and Dining Reporter for Long Beach Post from 2023 to 2024.


Clara Beard is the managing editor for the Laguna Beach Independent. She started with the Indy covering all beats relating to the city in 2022. Clara got her start as an associate editor for the Williams-Grand Canyon News where she exclusively covered all issues relating to the Grand Canyon, and Navajo and Hopi tribes. While working with the Williams-Grand Canyon News, she volunteered as an AZ Press Club board member. Clara is also a cycling journalist and has covered dozens of Grand Tours including the Tour de France. Clara lives in Dana Point.


Kathy Hobstetter is an international journalist and has been an OC Press Club board member since 2017. Her publication, the iJump Sports Business Journal, has always been based in Orange County. The journal covers the international show jumping horse business, which has a financial impact of millions on the economy and the people and businesses who are in the sport. She has lived in Orange County since 1965. She enjoyed promoting and writing about a wide variety of subjects and she wrote extensively as a freelance journalist before opening her own magazine. She wants to continue bringing positive energy and enthusiasm to the Press Club and to the journalism industry. Also, her journalism ties connect with her mother, Violette Murphy, who was one of the first journalists in the world who went to jail in 1961 for refusing to reveal a news source, which was groundbreaking at the time.


Spencer Grant is a freelance photographer for the Daily Pilot. He has 50 years of experience in the field starting with UPI Boston, the U.S. Air Force, AP New York, and the Boston Globe. He’s freelanced for publications including Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, and Orange County Catholic.


Andrew Turner reports on a wide range of subjects pertaining to the local cities covered by the Daily Pilot, from city council business to community events, and from art showcases to sports. For a dozen years, he has covered the issues important to our communities, including two presidential visits since joining news coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. Turner holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and history from California State University, Long Beach. 


David N. Young is a working journalist and internationally recognized public affairs strategist who has worked in a variety of public capacities throughout his career. Currently, he is an editor with Community Media Corporation and has formerly served as editor of the Catalina Islander, the Seal Beach Sun and other publications. Based for many years in Washington, D.C., he now lives and works in Southern California. As a strategist, has counseled local, state, and federal agencies, Fortune 500 companies, public officials and nonprofits. He was awarded the journalism award in high school, the telecasting innovation award in college and was first named to Who’s Who in America in 1994.  He attended the LSU School of Journalism and studied broadcasting at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. His work has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Information Agency and others.