About Us

Your North County is an online magazine + digital media company dedicated to all things North County San Diego. Whether you just moved here, looking to move here, a local, or business, we have a wide-range of resources, as well as tools to assist you with all your North County needs. Feel free to contact us here anytime if you have any questions, feedback, or ideas to share with us or the YNC community. We’d love to hear from you and are here to help in any way we can.

Meet The YNC Team:

AJ Davis-Varela AJ is a freelance writer and blogger at Articles by AJ specializing in travel, real estate, natural wellness and green living. She is a magazine columnist, a former San Diego newspaper columnist, has been published in a variety of print and online publications, and regularly contributes to several websites and blogs. You can connect with AJ on LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+

Audra Leigh Audra is a strong supporter of North County local businesses and has spent the past 10 years working passionately as an influencer to keep the chains at bay. She's a mother of three and one naughty puppy, spontaneous traveler, loves to laugh, learn new things, try new foods, and to step out of her comfort zone.

Crystal Hilsley Crystal also writes at Crystal Clear Health and Crystal Clear Kids and lives in Encinitas with her “mini – me”; they are both proud advocates for kids teaching them the difference between real food and fake food. You’ll find her tearing up San Diego: sweating it out in hot yoga, kicking sand at the beach, wake surfing, and savoring a craft latte which is a daily habit she has no intention of giving up. Ever.

Debbie Anderson Debbie is a freelance writer and editor who’s been blogging at San Diego Momma since 2007. Debbie's been featured in Writer's Digest, the San Diego Reader, and San Diego Magazine, and was named Top 25 blog by Red Tricycle, nominated for an InfluenceSD "Best in Lifestyle" blog award, and appeared on NBC, Fox, and The CW Network as a blogger spokesperson. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or at Google+.

Drea Colores Drea Colores grew up in Tucson, AZ and now lives in Carlsbad. Writer + Maker + Photographer. IG: dreacolores

Fred Hernandez Fred Hernandez is a freelance writer, blogger, and musician from North County San Diego. Fred currently covers pop culture, travel, food, and politics on his blog, FredsGuideToLife.com with his signature biting wit. Fred's work has been featured on MerryJane.com, SanDiegoReader.com, and a variety of B2B and B2C companies.

Michelle Sybert Michelle also writes at her blog Be Brave, Keep Going and lives in the North San Diego area with her husband and two children. When she's not writing, Michelle loves to go hiking, discover new breakfast spots, and photography. Follow Michelle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Sugar Jones Sugar Jones has been blogging about life since 2008. She has contributed to various local news stations for lifestyle segments, speaking about tech, social media, travel, food, and family. She most enjoys sharing her favorite places and things to do around her adopted home of North County. You can follow Sugar's adventures on her blog, Live the Sweet Life, Facebook, and Google+.