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South Bay 10.9.2017

Kristina and Kayla Goosby

From adolescent to adulthood, the GoosbyTwins granted each other a sense of security and self-confidence, which enabled them to always stick together. This deep connection was rooted at an early age and drove them into entrepreneurship. They understood the highest currency in life… Time. Read more>>

Matthew Yancy

I love selling. In my opinion, sales is the most important position in any company, period. I began my sales career almost 20 years ago as a kid selling magazines door to door. From there it progressed to retail, to phone sales, to in-home sales, to b2b sales, and so on. As I progressed in my career, I also obtained positions of leadership. Read more>>

Monica Garrett

I was born and raised in Southern California, and by that, I mean I’ve lived in so several LA County cities that saying ‘SoCal’ captures it best. When I was 14 my family moved to Charleston, South Carolina. My interest in design began at an early age and it expressed by me keeping inspiration journals compiled of images from magazines. Read more>>

Thomas Williams

After a 5 year journey in the NFL, I was faced with the question of “What’s next?” At that time, I was 27 years old, and had experienced one of my childhood dreams. I felt as though everyone should experience their own personal dreams. I wanted to show and teach people around the world how to see their dreams turn from a vision in their minds to a reality they could experience. Read more>>

Brian Zeek

I was lucky in that I was able to get good training from folks in the business who specialized in this. I set aside time to read up on it, interview people who were already in the industry, and looked at the college planning field and what it could do to help parents accomplish both goals: Put their children thru school and continue to plan for their own, eventual retirement. Read more>>

Sandra Vivas

In the early 90’s, I moved to New York City from Nicaragua in pursuit of the American Dream, I was always passionate about helping and working closely with people, which led me to explore a career in the hospitality industry. I had the amazing opportunity of working for Ian Schrager hotels, who is often referred to as the creator of the lifestyle hotel concept. Read more>>

Christopher Cornish

Photography is actually a slightly newer passion of mine. Growing up I was heavily involved with theatrical productions and technical work. I always loved being behind the scenes of entertainment and gravitated to audio engineering. Read more>>

Michael S. Oden and Alina Ugas

I come from a family of African-American (Black) descent which include 10 other siblings and 173 foster boys/girls planted in the rural environment of Woodbury, MN. We happened to be the first family of color to ever reside in that county during the late 60’s and 70’s and a price we paid for being who we are. Read more>>

Chelsea Schlotter

I’ve always been compelled to create the atmosphere and idea of home. Cooking, gardening, and decorating are all vehicles with which I like bringing friends and family together. Everything is so digital today, yet you can’t replace many of the tangible comforts of home with technology. Read more>>

Emalee Kioski

As a working mom, I’m always looking for a balance between providing for my family financially, being fulfilled in my work, and being present (aka “in the moment”) with my kids. As a pediatric speech language pathologist, my services and expertise are in high demand. Read more>>

Debbie Stroman

Breast Cancer Angels is a small non-profit 5013c organization with a generous group of “Angels” who continue to give monthly dues to assist women who are fighting the fight to beat breast cancer. We are able to help make a difference this way. 20 years ago, Faye Dietiker was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer. Read more>>

Alan Alcantar

My father (Murrell Alcantar) was working for his best friend (Howard Cohen) in 1985 and Howard was killed in an auto accident on the freeway. The office was then sold to my father by Howard’s wife and renamed Multico Insurance in its original location in Covina. Business was booming and then the California insurance law passed to make auto insurance a law. Read more>>

Erica Duran

I studied online business day and night trying to piece it all together. I would have little successes and a lot of failures over the next few years. But all this experience led me to become a true expert in building a business based on one’s passion that they can run from anywhere in the world – even if they don’t want to travel full-time like I do and work from home. Read more>>

Rick Rickman and Robin Chesnie

SlipIns-the lightbulb went on in 2013. Business partners, Robin Chesnie and Rick Rickman, have been associated with surfing and exercise for decades. Robin’s son, a competitive surfer, helped hone her knowledge of surfing but never convinced her to take up the sport herself. Read more>>

Tony Teng

I am the son of a Chinese father and Japanese mother, which is an unusual combination for someone of my generation. My parents’ union was especially unlikely as my Chinese grandfather was a senior advisor to Chiang Kai-Shek, and my Japanese grandmother was a literary tutor to Emperor Akihito, back then the Crown Prince to Emperor Hirohito. Read more>>

Rodrigo Carrillo

I started my electrical career December 2004, I was only 18. I had been fired from a 99cent store because I didn’t allow the manager to talk to me like he spoke to the other employees. At the time, I was young, naive and stubborn. I knew that I had made a mistake speaking out because I didn’t have a work permit at the time. Finding a job was not an easy task. Read more>>

William Hogan

I’m a licensed Architect who graduated cum laude from California State Polytechnic University Pomona’s school of architecture. I have over 30 years of professional experience in the architecture field. My focus is on residential and light commercial building design, renovation and restoration. Read more>>

Jennette Toderick

My father was the broker owner here since 1972. When I was 18 I started working in the back office and handled all his accounting for the company. I got my license in 2002 (I was 21) and worked part time pulling in around $40,000 a year working nights and weekends. In 2006 I started working fulltime in real estate. Read more>>

Gabriel Richards

I’ve been a computer geek since I was a 14-year-old boy in 1992 and inherited a used 8088 PC from my uncle. I spent the summer before my freshman year tearing that computer apart, rebuilding it, and connecting to the early networks of the time, Compuserve… Prodigy… AOL… and the early Internet… anyone remember Gopher? Read more>>

Amanda Penny

As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be the owner of a successful advertising agency and work with some of the top global brands as well as small businesses to make a difference in people’s lives. I started Penny Marketing in 2014 in Raleigh, NC and moved it to Los Angeles, California. Read more>>

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