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A thoughtfully curated collection of food, services, products, giving, and people in Orange County

Know Tableau


Thank you for visiting our website — we’re so happy you’re here! Whether you prefer to browse the site for stories or want to flip through the virtual pages of our digital magazine, we know you’ll love Tableau. Each issue is full of inspiring people, interesting places, delicious dining, fun shopping, captivating art, and opportunities to give back. 

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Team Tableau


Meet the passionate and talented team that brings Tableau to life

Introducing the

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Miki Akil

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After working as a publicist in Hollywood, Miki found her calling in consumer/lifestyle PR. She is a Houston native (who you’ll always find watching the Astros or Texans) with a proven track record of developing powerful marketing communications campaigns. After moving to the West Coast more than 10 years ago, she now calls Oceanside home and lives with her husband, two kitties and pups.


Carrie Freitas

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Carrie hails from a newspaper / journalism family on her mother’s side, and a marketing/ printing family on her father’s — which explains why she is both a published writer and founder of Kitchen Table Marketing. She lives in Newport Beach with her husband and is a proud mom of two, and stepmom of three. Carrie is passionate about giving back to her community and supporting LGBTQ+ rights.


Madi Sutherland

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Madi cemented her love for public relations after securing her first post-grad job with the KTM team. Over the years, she’s developed a strong passion for media relations and thrives on amplifying the narratives of our nonprofit clients. A proud OC native, Madi calls Irvine home, where she resides with her boyfriend and Goldendoodle, Rosie. She finds fulfillment is leveraging her skills to empower organizations and bring their impactful stories to the forefront of our community.

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Anissa Brown

Anissa is a freelance writer based in Southern California. She recently completed grad school and has written journalist pieces for various publications and companies such as Starbucks and Disney. She is also experienced in social media, marketing, and consumer insights.


Sara Hall

Sara has nearly 14 years of experience at several daily and weekly newspapers, including The Record Searchlight in Redding, The Daily Advocate in Greenville, Ohio, the Newport Beach Independent, and most recently at Stu News Newport and Stu News Laguna. Her work has included photography, writing, design and layout. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and pets.

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Amy Senk

Amy is a longtime Corona del Mar resident and a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. She has worked at the Kansas City Times, Kansas City Star, Contra Costa Times, Coast Kids and Coast magazines, published the online news site Corona del Mar Today and currently is a regular contributor to StuNews Newport. A recent empty nester, she spends her free time hanging out with her husband and planning elaborate imaginary vacations.


Ashley Ryan

Ashley Ryan has been writing her whole life, from short stories as a child to diving headfirst into journalism as a teenager. She has a degree in journalism and anthropology, and loves writing about travel, food, art, nature, people and anything in between. She currently serves as an editor for Firebrand Media and, when not working, she enjoys traveling, live music, hiking, reading, Pilates, swimming, going to the beach, visiting with friends or family and all things Disney.

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Paige Wood

Paige Wood is a current student at University of California, Santa Barbara heading into her senior year. She is a Communications major and is hoping to enter the Advertising or Marketing world post grad but is trying her hand at a little magazine writing! Born and raised in Newport Beach, Paige loves where she lives and loves sharing it with others, making Tableau an amazing fit. In her free time, Paige enjoys exercising, crocheting, and spending time with friends and family. 

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