Megan Packard-Hillegas

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Production Manager: Santa Barbara Independent
AAN Committee Member: Design & Production
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Megan first started working for the Santa Barbara Independent as an 18 year old graphic design student in 1998 when hand waxed and trimmed issues were the norm, and the camera room was still in operation. She stayed until 2001, when she decided to pursue her other passion, biology, at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After receiving a BS in Biology, and trying life in the science/medical field for 2 years, she realized how much she missed the wonderful people and the fast-paced life of The Independent and accepted a position as Associate Production Manager of the Ad Production Team. Soon after, she was promoted to Production Manager, where she plans to stay for many years to come.