Publisher | Entrepreneur | Kiteboarder

Marina Chang was avidly paragliding while she worked in leading marketing management positions for more than fifteen years. During that time she was searching for a new challenge and traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2000 where she learned to kiteboard. One year later, she became a partner at Kitexcite in Cabarete.

In 2004, Marina moved back to the United States and took a leap of faith. She gave up her corporate career to follow her passion, putting her diverse skill set to the test when she became a partner at The Kiteboarder Magazine. As publisher, Marina is responsible for day to day operations, sales, promotions, and special events. Today, Marina’s suits are Boardshorts and Neoprene and she couldn’t be happier.

Before kiteboarding, Marina worked with 180 non-profits from Ventura to Monterey Counties as community service program manager for a telecommunications firm. In addition she served on the Board of Friends of Hearst Castle and was responsible for organizing many fundraising events at the former home of William Randolph Hearst III, now a National State Park. As publisher of The Kiteboarder, Marina supports numerous charitable organizations including Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, Bridge of the Gods, The Collegiate Kiteboarding Association and Dream Extreme, to name a few.