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West LA 03.27.2018

Anna Wamroth

My father and brother are both Structural Engineers and my mother is a professional artist. We always had a small workshop at our house, so I grew up helping my dad with projects. We still collaborate on projects to this day! Read more>>

Javiera Estrada

I was born in Acapulco, Mexico where I grew up until the age of eight. My American mother moved the family back to the states where we hopped an skipped around the east coast until we finally settled in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more>>

Donna Ford

The Pump Station & Nurtury’s mission is to nurture, support and empower all new parents with compassionate service, quality information and outstanding products. We serve as a breastfeeding and baby care resource center that educates, guides and encourages parents as they learn to care for their baby. Read more>>

Diana Hrabowecki

I was born in 1959 in Michigan and grew up in a farmhouse on two acres of land directly under the flight path of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. My mom worked as a clerk in the building department at city hall and wrote poetry and political satire at night. My dad drove a truck. Read more>>

Luis Ruballos

Working in the tech industry for two years, I always I wanted to venture out and start my own company and when a family member was unfortunately mugged at a gas station. It sparked the idea of a safer/ more time effective way consumers can get their vehicles refueled without having to drive to the gas station. Read more>>

Kenna Stevens

As a somewhat recently unemployed person, being invited into an interview for a new job might seem exciting, hopefully or maybe just good. But when a friend approached me at a party offering me an interview for a position at the Trapeze School on the Santa Monica pier I was filled with fear and panic; it wasn’t from the idea of trapeze, that i was fine with, it was the idea of working in an office again. Read more>>

Tatiana Pasichnyk

Our 3P’s Innocence Marketing team is quite diverse and largely comprised of individuals that met at UCLA where we were each inspired by cause marketing and fulfilling our passion for marketing. This shared passion led to the creation of our company. Read more>>

Kerry David

Hmm, about me. OK, well I originally left my home in England for what was supposed to be a two-week backpacking trip to France, but ended up becoming several years roaming throughout Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. I only came to the US to renew my visa as had every intention of heading right back to Oz to continue exploring with my best friend, Susan. Read more>>

Batista Gremaud

My name is Batista Gremaud, I grew up in Switzerland on a small town farm. My mother who owned a dance studio was a ballet dancer and my father was a well known mime artist performer. I started dancing at the age of 3 and had a international career in ballet and flamenco dancing, touring the world. Read more>>

Ishmael Mayhew

I was in school majoring in Media Communications when I started developing my own websites because I couldn’t afford to hire someone to do it for me. It organically turned into a side hustle while I was in college and helped me make some money during my education. Read more>>

Alexander Mejia

I initially started when my wife decided to start her new career in Blogging. I bought our first DSLR camera and instantly fell in love with photography. I started off with taking pictures of my wife for her Mom-Fashion Blogg, then it slowly progressed to shooting for big companies and multiple campaigns. My wife to this day remains my favorite subject to shoot! Read more>>

Heather Martin

I started writing stories and poetry as a child, but the road to becoming a public relations and corporate communications writer, and an author, has been a winding road. I studied economics in undergrad at CSUN and started a career in sales after graduation. Read more>>

Alixandra Kupcik

I have always been a performer at heart. My background is Acting and Singing and I have worked and trained in the arts for a number of years. There is nothing that inspires me more than singing a beautiful song, reading and performing a beautiful play, working on a set. Read more>>

Meme Rhee

The first 30 years of my life comprised of seemingly incompatible elements that took another 10 to unravel. . Since the age of 4 I trained rigorously, in Tae Kwon Do under my father, Jhoon Rhee, who brought the sport to the U.S. in the 1950’s. Read more>>

Riaz Fredericks

I’m a former international professional rugby player. I suffered several injuries to my neck and back that resulted in chronic low back and neck pain from the time I was 18 all the way to my late-30s. After surgery to fix a herniated disc I began a program of therapy that ultimately led to the development of the Bula Ball Method. Read more>>

Jay Rodan

We started in 2010 as a spin-off of Kayt Jones Studio. Kayt is an incredible fashion and celebrity photographer and we began creating video content to supplement her work. This progressed to producing her shoots and then the shoots of other photographers. Read more>>

Michael Kaplan

Our family has been in the vacuum business since 1946. We acquired the Brentwood location in 1995 which is when I joined the business. With new ownership at that location, the Miele company approached us about carrying their vacuums, which were not widely known at the time. Read more>>

Lauren Anton

I became interested in eating disorders while studying sports nutrition while working on my Masters in Nutritional Science. I realized that if I was going to do sports nutrition, I needed to be well-versed in the treatment of eating disorders. Read more>>

Amir Habibabadi

Amir Habibabadi received a Master of Design research Studies from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc) in Los Angeles. He was engaged in research on new technologies and materials in architecture and investigation on the different possibilities in robotic fabrication and production in Architecture. Read more>>

Ben Varela

I am a structural engineer, which I find very exciting from a creative standpoint and at the same time honored to have such responsible for public safety, particularly living in a area of high seismicity such LA. I was born and raised in Mexico. Graduated from Monterrey Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree. Read more>>

Davita Moodley

The short story is: I grew up in a very loving spiritual and meditative hindu family. From as early as 7 years old I was interested in the origins of consciousness, pouring through pages of advanced meditation studies. Growing up without my dad also fed my curiosity as I tried to understand why human beings had to suffer as much as they did. Read more>>

Sarah Gordy

I was born and raised in Germany and moved to in Los Angeles in 2014. Since I was 15 years old, it’s always been my dream to live in the US, but I never really thought it was possible for me. So I did what I thought was the “right thing:” I studied, in hopes that I would find a good, stable job. Read more>>

Lauren Walker

The collection of PARRISH sweaters is the DNA of my life as a PARRISH girl growing up with love, warmth, and passion, textured with memories both wild and sweet. a graceful culmination of my musings, missteps and mysteries. Read more>>

Gail Simms

My story started in NYC, Art and Theater, Music, Museums and Shoes! After Parsons School of Design, I found myself in California with a new view and all kinds of possibilities for my professional life. That was years ago, first as a successful Sportswear, Swimwear, Bodywear and Eveningwear designer (Stylist, in Europe). Read more>>

Rohitash Rao

I started my career in advertising as an art director and then segued into directing commercials and music videos, both in live action and animation. I’ve co-written and illustrated 7 children’s books, created a series of animated shorts for Comedy Central and created an animated TV pilot for Fox produced by Lorne Michaels. Read more>>

Tila Hanthaley

I’ve been designing for so many various companies for over 15 years in both apparel and graphics tees. I guess it started with an over quarter century meltdown and I had an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ moment and left my life in attempt to start over in Europe. Read more>>

Tom Werges

I’m a hobbiest musician who enjoy’s playing guitar, bass and piano as a form of relaxation. In late 2008 I started experiencing neck and shoulder pain when sitting at the computer or playing an instrument. Over the next couple of years my symptoms became much worse to the point where I was in pain all of the time. Read more>>

Kelly Benini

I graduated from the Bandier Program at Syracuse University in 2014. Two days after graduation I packed my bags and moved to the West Coast to pursue my dreams of taking over the music business. I worked at CAA for 3.5 years, and left to start my own artist management venture, Pivot Artist Management. Read more>>

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