About Me

Claudia Armann was selected for a prestigious internship with The Associated Press in 1994. Upon graduating with a B.A. in Journalism, she served the internship in the Salt Lake City bureau. Claudia started her career at Hispanic Business magazine, the nation’s top business and finance magazine about the Hispanic Market. She was a research editor and online editor at Hispanic Business, and in 1997 joined Islands Publishing Company as research editor for Islands and AQUA magazines. Her articles on travel and nature have appeared in Islands, AQUA, and Santa Barbara magazines.

A native of New Jersey, Claudia is the daughter of Guatemalan immigrants. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks the language regularly in California where she lives with her husband and son. Currently, Claudia serves as Executive Director of the McCune Foundation, a philanthropic enterprise concerned with social justice issues in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Previously, she worked for eight years at the Santa Barbara Foundation. Claudia enjoys birdwatching and gardening, and her succulent garden was featured in the April 2005 issue of Sunset magazine.

See Claudia's yard in Sunset magazine.

  Photo by Claudia Armann

Photo by Claudia Armann