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We heart Costa Mesa! Our unsung city has so much awesome – and people don’t even know. So come along as we explore and adore the amazing, creative, tasty, unique, sunshiney paradise that is the City of Costa Mesa, California. We’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch!

I Heart Costa Mesa | Erin Huffstutter | Mesa Maven


Erin is a writer, entrepreneur, community organizer and – most importantly – Costa Mesa Superfan! She’s simply mad for this marvelous Mesa On The Coast and all the creative, independent, amazing, everyday things happening in our sunny backyard. When she’s not busy hearting Costa Mesa, Erin’s trail running, reading, copywriting, web designing and kinda-sorta gardening. She lives with her husband, two kids and guinea pig…in Costa Mesa, of course!


Brandy is our resident CMA* photographer. She loves shooting the simple sweetness of everyday life: which makes her the perfect fit for I Heart Costa Mesa! You’ll be hard-pressed to find a photographer who works harder, or cares more. When she doesn’t have a camera in front of her face, you’ll find Brandy with her nose in a book, her family in her arms, or her toes in the sand. (Sometimes all at once!)

*Costa Mesa Adjacent: Brandy lives at the very edge of Huntington Beach, 989 steps away from Costa Mesa. (Yes, we counted!)

I Heart Costa Mesa | Photographer Brandy Young
I Heart Costa Mesa | Greg Huffstutter | Mister Mesa


“Hey, Mister!” Mister Mesa, Greg Huffstutter, is our human guinea pig – and he’s up for anything!

When he’s not adventuring, Greg is busy loving family life, beach volleyball, stand-up comedy, street tacos, Irish music, Krav Maga, Morning Becomes Eclectic, Nathan Fillion, Fletch novels, and mediocre baseball teams (aka the San Diego Padres).

If you have an idea for something – in Costa Mesa – he should try, send ideas to:


Ben is an Eastside Costa Mesa resident, by way of Portland, Oregon. He’s the newest member of our team, but already has us scratching our heads, “How did we ever get along without him?”

When he’s not creating costamazing content for I Heart Costa Mesa, you’ll find him skateboarding (he’s an endorsed skateboarder) or drumming (for the band Widows Gold) or coordinating social media–freelance style–for local small businesses.

I Heart Costa Mesa | Content Coordinator Ben Sauer
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