The Whisenhunt Team
Stan Whisenhunt Stan Whisenhunt - Owner

Stan can be reached at 805-340-1444 or

Stan Whisenhunt worked for the Ventura County Star-Free Press for 24 years, the last 17 as managing editor. He directs a professional team of graphic artists, writers, editors and photographers who have made Whisenhunt Communications one of the leading marketing firms in Ventura County. Active in the community, Whisenhunt has extensive contacts across the county. He has served as a commissioner on the Ventura Port District, and as a member of the boards of directors of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club of Ventura and United Way of Ventura County. He also has been active with the Ventura County Economic Development Association and involved in education countywide.

In 1990, he founded Whisenhunt Communications, specializing in advertising, marketing and public relations.

Whisenhunt majored in journalism at Arizona State University.

Cindy Daly Cindy Daly - Graphic Artist

Cindy can be reached at 805-701-0882 or

Cindy Daly joined the marketing consultants at Whisenhunt Communications in 1997 as a graphic artist. She has worked on a variety of projects including designing logos, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, advertisements, Web pages and email newsletters. Cindy also specializes in Web marketing, social media and advertising placement.

In 1996 Cindy earned two certificates from the University of California, Santa Barbara, that reflect her professional training in graphic design. She received a certificate in Graphic Design and Visual Communication, and a Professional Certificate in Graphic Arts and Visual Communication. In 2009 Cindy completed the Graphic Design and Visual Communication Web Track Certificate Program also from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cindy graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics/Applied Science.

John Cressy John Cressy - Writer

John can be reached at 805-901-0003 or

John Cressy has over 35 years of professional writing experience, and has been a marketing consultant with Whisenhunt Communications since May 2001. A copy writer, copy editor and photographer, Cressy’s duties include preparing press releases for clients and issuing them to the local print and broadcast media. He also has extensive experience writing copy for radio and television ads and placing the ads with local stations. In addition to news releases and advertising copy writing, he has done grant writing and ghost writing for clients.

Previous to Whisenhunt Communications, Cressy was a sports writer for three different newspapers and served as sports editor of the Ventura County Star from 1987-93.

Cressy is a 1978 graduate of Humboldt State University and holds a teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University.

Amy Bentley Amy Bentley - Writer/Editor

Amy can be reached at 805-302-0772 or

Amy Bentley has more than 25 years of experience as a professional journalist. She has been a writer and editor for Whisenhunt Communications since 2002, working with a number of Whisenhunt clients including Ventura Water, the Ventura Port District, A to Z Law, Harrison Industries, the Channel Islands Group, the Temecula Valley Rose Society and the Ventura County Office of Education. Amy writes copy and edits printed and email newsletters and prepares and distributes press releases. She writes and edits copy for brochures and a wide range of marketing materials prepared by our graphic design team.

During her professional career, Amy has worked as a writer or editor for several Southern California newspapers, magazines and websites. She has written about a wide range of topics from recycling to legal issues to business features to travel articles.

Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from UCSB and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Julie Price Julie Price - Writer/Editor

Julie can be reached at 805-766-3225 or

Julie Price is a journalist with 29 years of newspaper experience in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. She also has extensive experience as a freelance public relations writer and editor for companies across the Southland, including Santa Barbara-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Christie Communications and Dove Audio in Beverly Hills. She has worked with the Ventura marketing firm Whisenhunt Communications since 2003. She provides writing and copy editing for brochures, annual reports, newsletters and other marketing materials designed by our graphic artists. Primarily a newsroom journalist, Price also worked from 1990-94 as a special sections editor, producing advertising supplements for the Daily News of Los Angeles; among other honors, in 1993 she won the newspaper's annual award for outstanding editing achievement in the advertising division.

At the Daily News and at the Ventura County Star, Price has worked as a news reporter, copy editor, features columnist, features editor and senior editor.

Kyle Sallee Kyle Sallee - Photographer

Kyle can be reached at 805-218-6819 or

Photographer Kyle Sallee provides photography for brochures, newsletters, web sites, press releases and other marketing materials prepared by Whisenhunt Communications. He also provides additional photography services including event photography, weddings and family portraiture.

Sallee has been a professional photographer for six years, with a focus in potraiture and events. In 2013 he completed the photography program at Ventura College.  While at Ventura College, Sallee received the Future Award which is given to one photography student each year who shows promise of a successful career in photography.  Sallee is a lifelong resident of Ventura.

Samples of his work can be viewed at his website,