About OCSocialScene.com

Donated by Mr. Joseph Elkind

OCSocialScene.com, The place to be seen in Orange County, is the premier online magazine covering the social scene throughout Orange County, focusing not only on the glitz and glamor and movers and shakers but the substance behind OC society. The site also features a comprehensive event calendar, theater reviews, and tips on social etiquette.

In addition to exciting coverage of all the glamorous charity soirees and social events throughout the county, OCSocialScene presents in-depth profiles of the individuals and corporations that help non-profit organizations thrive, focusing on the human interest stories behind Orange County’s greatest community leaders and philanthropists and the charities they support.

About Lynn Selich, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

OCSocialScene.com Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Lynn Selich, is an award-winning editor, writer, and columnist who presently pens the People Watch column in the Orange County Register, and is the society editor for the Newport Beach Independents Benefit section, special to the outlets by OCSocialScene.

Search has covered the Orange County social scene for media outlets including Newport Beach Magazine, Newport Beach Independent newspaper, OC Registers The Current newspaper, NewportMesaDailyVoice and Newport 714 magazine. She has been a contributing writer for the Daily Pilot newspaper, Locations 3 magazine and the UCI Paul Mirage School of Business Magazine, among others.

In addition to the society element, her coverage has included profiles of community leaders and philanthropists, as well as non-profit organizations throughout Orange County.

As a weekly columnist for the Newport Beach Independent newspaper, her popular column Lynns Spin features the people, places and things that bring to life what it is like to live, work and play in the beautiful seaside community of Newport Beach, CA.

As a volunteer, Lynn began her journey in 1990 after her younger brother and only sibling, Walt, was tragically killed. His sudden death forever changed her world and that of her family.

Searching for a way to work through her grief, Lynn decided that by turning her energy towards volunteering and supporting different charitable causes, she might make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, and create new meaning in her life which had been turned upside down by the unexpected tragedy. She founded and later sold a cleaning service before settling in the OC.

Since then, Lynn has donated her time, resources and professional services to many L.A. and Orange County non-profit organizations including: Angelitos de Oro (Boys & Girls Club of OC); MIND Research Institute; Pacific Symphony; American Cancer Society; Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation; AIDS Services Foundation OC; Hoag Memorial Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary; MOCA; LACMA, and LA Opera, to name just a few.

She also owns and operates a boutique public relations and marketing communications consulting business she founded in 2001. Her industry experience spans over 20 years with some of the top ad agencies and public relations firms in both L.A. and Orange County.

Lynn studied business management at Pepperdine University and currently resides in Newport Beach with her husband, Brad.

Thanks to Jason Perkins for donating this year’s grand prize makeover.