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Orange County 10.25.2017

Ray Hunt

ave More Appliance is a family owned business and has been in the consumer electronics industry for a little more than 30 years. We started our business in a garage selling TVs and audio equipment. Big box stores and online outlets began to make it difficult for a small business to compete because of their buying power. Read more>>

JinHee Kate Kim

My dream was to be a performer, but I injured my hand while I was in high school. At that time, I was given opportunities to look around and find other possibilities with violin, and I found passion for teaching. Even with the injury, I was lucky to study violin with world renown teachers at the New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University. Read more>>

Yu Woung Go

My husband and I started our clinic in 2012 in San Diego, CA. It was a hard in the beginning just like any other business out there. It is especially hard for us because we have no financial backing like most of the acupuncturist out there. Also, in our field of medical practice, people always seeking for experience (older practitioners). Read more>>

Johnnie Urban

I was named after a girlfriend of my mother’s that had helped her in school. I feel blessed that that her helping energetic nature was transferred to me. My maiden name is McClelland, very Irish with luck running through my veins. BTW, I do not like green beer. Read more>>

Shala Shamardi

Interior design is a second choice of career for me. I had worked in the corporate world for years, but decided to make a career move that would change my life forever. To follow my decision, I went back to school and graduated in 2002 with my degree in interior design. Read more>>

Meg and Kevin Le Vu

We started photographing weddings in college. My then friend, turned boyfriend then turned husband Kevin handed me a 5D MK I and taught me the basics: ISO, Aperture and shutter speed. I shot on a starter 85mm lens for about a year. We were both going to school while randomly taking on gigs that would expand our skills, our speed and our experience. Read more>>

Simon Cooper

I have been enthusiastically involved in sales, marketing, and advertising for 25 years, holding various positions in the industries of insurance, promotional products, printing, recruitment, and local marketing. I have been drawn to this kind of work because I have always loved to see what can happen when people or teams can take an idea and turn it into a business, and most importantly- a brand – that benefits everyone involved, and makes a profit for the business. Read more>>

Carley Hovis

I have been an animal trainer since 2005. I started my path to owning a successful dog training business at the University of San Diego, where I majored in Psychology with an emphasis in Animal Behavior. I started out training marine mammals, but discovered that my true passion was helping my fellow land mammals train their 4-legged friends, and in 2007, I made the switch from dolphins to dogs. Read more>>

Dr. Jennifer Nicole Falk

My father was a 4-time All-American runner in college and ran for Nike for a period of time, so it was not surprising when he trained and coached his three daughters to run at a very early age. I ran my first road race when I was three years old and ultimately had a very successful running career at a young age. Read more>>

Mike Genchev

I’m the son of a 1st generation immigrant from Eastern Europe. I came from Bulgaria to Orange County with the goal of pursuing the American dream. I’ve been a competitive martial artist since age 10 with 17 first place awards in sparring. At age 19, I founded Olympia Training Center as a gym for passionate martial artists who are dedicated to becoming champions. Being an entrepreneur has been a lifelong dream that I intend to go after for the rest of my life. Read more>>

Fabian Wizenfeld

Back then, our main services included web design and development. A lot of our customers were referrals, businesses from our personal networks and a number of local agencies. Over the years, we’ve grown to a large team with a lot of amazing talent, along with some other strategic partners that help us generate great results for our clients. Read more>>

Jasmine Gomez

I was lucky enough to be born into the floral industry… guess you can say I’m definitely a “flower child!” My family owns the largest flower wholesaler in Orange County, and through it, since day one I have lived my life learning anything and everything of flowers. From the growth processes, to receiving product locally and internationally, to distributing it to our large array of customers who have become nothing less than family. Read more>>

Brittany Noelle

I have a long time passion in holistic medicine, ever since I was a child; I have been work/studying with a Naturopathic Doctor of Traditional Medicine since 2010 and I have been focusing on women’s health & fertility since the beginning. When I got pregnant with my daughter Freyja (2014) I was determined to encapsulate my placenta, it just made sense to do so. Read more>>

Emil Bachev

I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria to a middle-class family of a power plant operator and a nurse. From a young age, I was fascinated by technology. At some point around 1990, I remember my father brought home my first gaming console – an Atari 2600. I remember it as it was yesterday – it was one of the best days of my life. Only a few years old, I wasn’t able to speak properly yet, but I was crushing records on Space Invaders. Read more>>

Elaine Eisenbeisz

I grew up on a horse farm outside of Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!), and I didn’t know what a statistician was. However, I had a knack for math and by junior high I was placing in mathematics competitions. So I always loved numbers. My father died on my 14th birthday and I fell apart for a few years. Read more>>

Natsuko Travioli and Hugo and Ilka Komatsu

Hugo and I (Natsuko), were colleagues and friends at our previous job at PIMCO, the Investment Management company. We both had a good amount of years in the financial industry and we were at a point to move forward to something different and we each went our own way. Read more>>

Dr. Jorge J. Asturias, Psy.D

I have lived the American Dream on a number of levels. As it pertains to my Psychology profession, I could not have imagined having a more ethereal experience than what I have had. Although my accomplishments are relatively modest, they are not so, if placed in the meager context of my background. I was born in Guatemala, in Central America, into poverty. I was abandoned by my biological father and raised solely by my mother. Read more>>

Mike Valiente

I was raised in a middle-class family in Los Angeles in the late 70s, early 80s… I lived and grew up in Los Feliz. Both of my parents worked, had good jobs, and I grew up in a loving and supportive family. However, no one ever taught my parents how to get ahead financially using budgeting, investments, real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, taxes, retirement accounts, etc… It was never taught in school or college. Read more>>

Marybeth Murphy

I have been communicating with the Angels and the Other Side since I was a child. It has always brought me a sense of peace and comfort knowing that I was never alone and loved unconditionally. I never, however, looked at this Divine Communication as a career path and for a while did not use it like I did naturally when I was younger. Read more>>

Austin Coulson

We started in 2005. Before that, I was working for another web design company and we were doing great. Then we had new owners come in and they were strictly focused on sales but not as worried about the level of service we were providing. Read more>>

Bill Craig

I came to California right after high school in 1982 to work for a family friend’s Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Business. They had expanded their business from my home town Rochester, New York and opened up a new location in Huntington Beach, CA. After being in that business for over 20 years in various capacities from building the PCB’s (every process from planning to finished product), Engineering Manager, Production Manager, and Sales I was looking for a new challenge. Read more>>

Angela Yu

I was an employee in a Music school which mainly hired H1 based musicians to teach music. The pay is way below the market and the boss is bossy and rude to teachers. It happened that my graduate friends who lives in OC reconnected with me, and we had the same vision and goal for music education. And we did it in summer of 2007. Eutonic School of Music was formed to “Enhance musicianship, uncover abilities.” Read more>>

Danny Pueblos

Ever since I was in high school, I knew I wanted to work in the field of psychology. I was the type of kid who all of my friends confided in to help with their issues. Once I found out about the field of Sport Psychology in my Psychology class at La Mirada High School, I knew that is what I wanted to do. Being that sports and helping people are my two passions in life, I couldn’t think of anything better. Read more>>

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