Our Newest Members

Please introduce yourself to our newest Rotary members!

Aimal Laiq

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Community Planner

Aimal is Community Planner for the Naval Engineering Command Southwest.

He is a graduate of Cal State San Marcos with a Bachelors in Political Science and of San Diego State with a Masters in City Planning.

He is a former Afghan refugee, attended a private British school where he learned English, arrived to San Diego in 1999 and played on the football and basketball teams at Westview High School.

Aimal’s goal is to have a positive impact on his community and be part of the next generation of leaders in San Diego.

David Kvendru, Mia Harenski and John Neuhart were his sponsors.

Katie Khasim

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Youth Organization-Boys & Girls Club

Katie has been the Director of Individual Giving for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego since 2011.

She has worked most of her career for non-profits, including the SD Electrical Apprenticeship Program, Alpha Omega Creative Arts Project and the YMCA.

Katie is a former member of the Scripps Poway Rotary Club and she enjoys hiking, painting and kickboxing.

Brandon Horrocks was her sponsor.

 

Jennifer Barnes

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Consultant-Accounting & HR

Jennifer is the Co-Founder and President of Pro Back Office–one of San Diego’s fastest growing privately held companies–a firm that fills the gaps for companies, from the bookkeeper to the CFO, on an hourly, on-going, onsite or remote basis.

She has an MBA from SDSU, an undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Arizona and a degree in Accounting from Liberty University. She’s a dynamic leader who was named as one San Diego Metros 40 Under 40 Up and Coming as well as Connected Women of Influence Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Jennifer enjoys jogging on the beach or speeding down the mountain on a snowboard.

Divya Kakaiya, David Kvendru and John Neuhart were her sponsors.

 

Trevor Blair

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Executive Search-General, Additional Active

Trevor is the founder and owner of Blair Search Partners, LLC, a full-service recruiting firm that started as a division of Manpower West (owned by his father Phil Blair and Mel Katz.)

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, received an MBA from USC, and is a 2007 LEAD San Diego alum.

Trevor has competed in over 200 triathlons around the world, is a 10-time Ironman finisher and a 3-time Boston Marathon finisher. He is a avid yogi, barista and craft beer enthusiast.

His sponsors were Phil Blair, Mel Katz and David Oates.

Ameer Nasser

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Real Estate Services-Mortgage Banking, Additional Active

Ameer is a mortgage banker for the Chase Private Client division at JP Morgan Chase Bank.

He enjoys billiards, swimming, working out and photography.

Recently, Ameer was trekking through the mountains of a remote island in the Caribbean and spotted a Four-Way Test sign in the road. He proudly said he was reminded that Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” will follow him all over the world.

His sponsors were Bill Wise, Divya Kakaiya and Brad Sund.

Shawn Dixon

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Zoological Gardens, Additional Active

Shawn is the Chief Operating Officer for San Diego Zoo Global.  He joined their executive team in September of 2016.  Shawn oversees all facets of the organization’s budget–including all functions of the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, from architecture and planning to merchandising and marketing.

Mark Stuart, Doug Meyers and Bill McDade were his sponsors.

Mike Murphy

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Hotels-National Chain

Mike is the General Manager for Marriott’s SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront,

He started his career in the hotel industry as a bellman.  As a first-generation Irishman, Mike was born with a travel bug, which played a role in his cross-country career in the hotel industry.

Sandy Purdon, John Hawkins and David Oates were his sponsors.

Allison Whitney

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Health Services-Autism

Allison is Founder and President of B.I.A.N.C.A, Inc., which stands for Be Involved, Act Now, Cure Autism.

B.I.A.N.C.A., formed in 2011, is a non-profit that make grants that benefit children struggling to cope with the affects of autism. It is a conduit for families coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders and provides services that enhance each child’s development, enabling autistic children to grow up to be a productive member of the community.

Bianca, her niece, was diagnosed with autism when she was 3 years old. Seeing the struggles that her sister had to go through to get help for Bianca, inspired Allison to help other children like her in San Diego get the help they need.

Kristen Ford, Dan Amaro and Diana MarJip-Chuh were her sponsors.

 

Justin Yeager

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Investment-Wealth Management, Additional Active

Justin is Director and Investment Advisor Representative for Kingstone Capital Partners.  He is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Economics, and enjoys surfing, skiing, golf and reading.

Mike Morton, Sr., Dan Amaro and David Oates were his sponsors.

Luisa McCarthy

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Memorial Parks

Luisa has been the co-owner and general manager for La Vista Memorial Park & Mortuary in National City for the last 10 years. La Vista is one of San Diego’s oldest and most historic cemeteries.

Before joining La Vista, she held a career in law enforcement and corrections.

Nancy Scott, Solveig Deuprey and Divya Kakaiya were her sponsors.

James Halliday

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Education-Technology

James is the California Director of LRNG, a national effort that networks learning and career opportunities throughout entire cities and organizations for young people, especially those from underserved communities. Although based here in San Diego, he also works in the Bay area and in Sacramento.

He is a multi-generational San Diegan. He grew up in Mission Hills and attended San Diego High School.

After graduating from Stanford, James spent 12 years in Turkey as a journalist, an entrepreneur and as a administrator at a top university there.

He attributes his commitment to service to his late grandfather, who taught him to embrace public service and lifelong learning, both personally and professionally.

John Wertz, Chris Yanov and Judy McDonald were his sponsors.

 

Chris Gruenwald

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Information Technology

Chris is Owner and President of Bayside Networks, and IT support company that primarily serves small to medium sized companies here in San Diego. He started the company in 1986 and serves 100 businesses throughout San Diego.

Chris and his wife, Anita, a hospice nurse, have been married for 20 years.  He enjoys sportfishing, working on diesel engines, and dirt biking.

Craig Evanco, Keith McKenzie and Tom Gable were his sponsors.

 

George Kaplan, M.D.

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Retired-Medicine-Pediatric Urology

Dr. George Kaplan recently retired as a pediatric urologist at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, where he has also served as chief of surgery and chief of staff. He is a distinguished professor of clinical surgery at UCSD School of Medicine.

In 1969, Dr. Kaplan moved to San Diego to start a private practice. He was the first urologist west of the Mississippi to focus solely on pediatric urology. In 1987, at Rady Children’s, he established a fellowship in pediatric urology, one of the first to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Kaplan has authored more than 300 articles and text book chapters and co-authored one textbook.

In December 2016, Club 33 honored George with the club’s distinguished MacLaggan Award which recognizes individuals who have made an impact in the lives of children.

Doug Arbon, Alan Spector and Tom Vecchione were his sponsors.

Stephanie Bozzuto

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Stepahnie BozzutoInsurance-Commercial

Stephanie is a commercial insurance broker with Bozzuto & Associates Insurance Services, Inc.

She runs the San Diego office for a San Francisco family-owned commercial insurance firm, which happens to belong her family.  They have been in business since 1978.  She is a 3rd generation insurance broker.

One of her favorite things to do is go for walks with her husband of 5 years, Shaun, and their two Pomeranian puppies and cruising with their BMW car club.

Kristen Ford, Ben Wood and Solveig Deuprey were her sponsors.

 

Sylvia DuBeau

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Sylvia DuBeauScientific Research

Sylvia is the Senior Associate Director of Development at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

She serves a part of the frontline team responsible for supporting UC San Diego’s efforts to secure philanthropic funding for the general campus and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She served in the US Navy for 5 1/2 years, is a Wisconsin native, and has led development efforts for youth based organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay and the Elementary Institute of Science here in San Diego.

Claudia Obertreis, Judy McDonald and Divya Kakaiya were her sponsors.

 

Tom Cohen

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Tom CohenReal Estate Services-Mortgage Banking

Tom is the Principal and owner of JC Cap LLC, specializing in the placement of debt and the procurement of equity for commercial real estate projects nationwide.

Tom has been a lifelong resident of Kansas, only travelling to San Diego for business for over 25 years.  Two years ago, he and his wife, Lena, bought a house in La Jolla with the goal of someday moving  here on a permanent basis.  Well, that day has finally arrived! Tom is looking forward to enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather and to sailing.

Will Newbern, Tyler Cramer and Jo Sammartino were his sponsors.

 

Chris Grassa

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Chris GrassaBanking-Regional

Chris is the Senior VP and Regional Manager for Torrey Pines Bank.

He enjoys road and mountain cycling and skiing. He is also a former member of the El Cajon Rotary Club.

David Oates was his sponsor.

Michael Maggiora

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DSC_3344Real Estate Sales-Residential, Additional Active

Michael is a native San Diegan, husband, father, entrepreneur, martial artist and community volunteer.

As an entrepreneur, Michael has had careers as a business owner, business consultant and most recently as a residential realtor. He is also active in the martial arts community, practicing and teaching for 25 years. He earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Judo and Soo Bahk Do. He has volunteered in the San Diego community in many capacities with several organizations, including the USO which he has been volunteering with since 2010.

Michael and his wife Christina have been married for 11 years, and have two children.

Lynn Congemi, David Oates and Dick Eger were his sponsors.

Stacy Park

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Stacy ParkLaw-Patent Practice, Additional Active

Stacy is an intellectual property litigation associate with Procopio, Cory Hargreaves and Savitch, LLP.

She is a UCSD and Willamette University College of Law grad, a member of the United Way, serves on the board of the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego and is a San Diego Ambassador for the CA Minority Counsel Program.

Stacy is also a certified Zumba instructor, enjoys meditation and Kendo (Japanese fencing).

Bob Russell, Jackie Meyer and Lisa Miller were her sponsors.

Kurt Volker

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Kurt VolkerInvestment-Wealth Management, Additional Active

Kurt is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley. He has been a financial advisor for 7 years. Previous to Morgan Stanley, Kurt was with BNY Mellon in the Boston area.

He is a regular participant in his company’s Feeding America activities and also served as a youth camp counselor.

Kurt is an avid hockey player and an active deep sea fisherman.

David Oates, Bob Fletcher and Mike Morton, Jr. were his sponsors.

David Lopez

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David LopezEducation-Leadership Support

David is the founding Executive Director for Teach For America San Diego, a non-profit focused on expanding educational opportunities. They recruit, train and support leaders for educational equity.

He is a board member with the Barrio Logan College Institute and a member of the San Diego Chamber Young Leaders Group.

David is an Epicurean and an amateur historian.

Judy McDonald, Peter Ellsworth and Peter Callstrom were his sponsors.

Monica Page-Allen

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Monica PageFreight Forwarding

Monica is the Founder and President/CEO of Monica Page Logistics Corp, an organization that offers international freight forwarding and management, customs clearance services, warehousing storage and installation services between the USA and Mexico. She was named as one of seven “Successful Women Entrepreneurs of Baja.”

Fun fact: Monica was an Interact President of her high school in La Paz, Baja Sur.

Jackie Meyer, Peg Eddy and Lauren Lek were her sponsors.

Erin Zlotnik

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Erin ZlotnikNews-Media Online

Erin is Director of Development at Voice of San Diego. She is a UCLA grad, a member of the San Diego Young Leaders with the Chamber, and a member of the LEAD Impact Class of 2016.

Bill Wise, Alan Spector and Dick Eger were her sponsors.

Kathleen Carroll

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kathleen-carrollRetired-Psychotherapy

Kathleen is a retired mental health clinician from the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente, where she worked for 24 years.

She retired in 2015 after a 37-year career as a social worker so she could care for her mom.  (She says now she is learning how to be a nurse!)  She grew up in a Marine Corp family and is therefore looking forward to serving on our Military Affairs Committee.

Peg Eddy, Jackie Meyer and Julia Holladay were her sponsors.

Alison Fleming

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alison-flemingFinancial Management, Additional Active

Alison is a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed. She has been with the company since 1989.

Alison was a member of the Del Amo club in Torrance for 20 years, where she served on their board.  Her husband Miles is currently a member of the Del Mar club.  He and their two children, Brody and Shannon, are Paul Harris Fellows.  Alison is a three-time Fellow.

She has an interest in Rotary’s international and youth exchange programs.

David Oates was her sponsor.

Andre Jimenez

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andre-jimenezReal Estate-Private Equity

Andre is the President and Co-Founder of Windvest Corporation. He is responsible for developing his company’s investment and lending platform.

Andre was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Coronado when he was 5 years old. He is an alum of USC. In his spare time, Andre enjoys working on motorcycles and cars in his shop.

Josh Buchholz, Ben Wood and Laura Buckley were his sponsors.

Major George Baker

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george-bakerSocial Services & Welfare-Salvation Army

George is the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army, Sierra Del Mar Division.

He was born to Salvation Army officer parents and is a fifth generation Salvation Army officer. He served in the US Navy from 1977 to 1981. He was commissioned as an officer in The Salvation Army in 1983.

George comes to San Diego after serving for five years as Divisional Commander of the Alaska Division, where he was also a member of the Anchorage Downtown Rotary since 2011.

Cheryl Wilson was his sponsor.

Edward Barak

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ed-barakVideo Steaming Technology

Ed is the Founder and CEO of Simplexity Platforms LLC. His company produces a USB-sized device that makes streaming a smoother and better experience for the user.

He spent 11 years living in China, and 8 years in San Diego after moving back to the States. Ed attended SDSU for 2 years before transferring to Rutgers in New Jersey to complete his degree. Due to the recent success of his business, he has since put his degree on hold to focus on running his company.

Teaching and technology are his passions so he is looking forward to getting involved with our STEM projects.

David Oates, Bink Cook and Audrie Astebury were his sponsors.

Kristen Ford

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kristen-fordData Management and Analytics

For the past 16 years, Kristen has been Co-Owner and Chief Strategist of Insight Data Solutions.

She is a former member of the West Orange Rotary Club in New Jersey. She also volunteers monthly at Father Joe’s Village.

Ginny Ollis was her sponsor.

Hugo Douge

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hugo-dougeWaste and Recycling

Hugo is a Sales Representative for Republic Services, Inc.

He is from France. His late father was a member of the Chamonix Mont Blanc Megeve Rotary Club for 20 years. Because of this, Hugo became involved in several events and programs organized by the club. He participated in Rotary Youth Exchange programs 3 times, traveling to Denmark, Canada and Israel.

Hugo says that these experiences with Rotary had a major impact on the foundation of the young man that he is today, and is one of the reasons he is living 6,000 miles away from his home country. He has been living in San Diego for the last 3 years.

Richard Walker, Evan Wahl and Will Newbern were his sponsors.

Nicholas Westendorf

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nicholas-westendorfInvestment-Wealth Management, Additional Active

Nicholas is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley.

He was born in Galway, Ireland and has lived all over the United States. He prides himself on his involvement with the San Diego community and giving back to a city he truly loves. He enjoys soccer, surfing, road biking and swimming.

David Oates, Todd Struyk and Ben Wood were his sponsors.

Megan Pogue

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megan-pogueMuseum-Art

Megan has been the Executive Director of the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park for 2 years. Before joining the museum, she was the VP of Business Development for the San Diego Symphony for over 11 years.

She is an SDSU graduate, was Team Manager for the Torrey Pines High School Girls Water Polo Team, a Girl Scout Leader and enjoys golf, music, fitness and travel.

Pat Crowell, John Morrell and Mel Katz were her sponsors.

Josh Green

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josh-greenFederal Government-U.S. Attorney’s Office, Additional Active

Josh is the Deputy Chief of Major Frauds and Special Prosecutions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He is a graduate of The George Washington University School of Law and has been an Adjunct Professor at the California Western School of Law in San Diego, teaching Federal Crimes, since 2010. In 2012, Josh led a team of prosecutors that secured the conviction of Benjamin Arellano-Felix, former leader of one of the most violent drug cartels in the world.

Josh and his wife Jodi, also an attorney, have two boys—Jack and Cal. He and Jodi share a commitment to public service and have jointly coordinated fundraisers for Monarch School. A fun fact—Josh was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in high school.

Steve Oggel, Gregg Oggel and Craig Nelson were his sponsors.

Meb Keflezighi

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keflezighi_mebOlympic Athlete

Meb is the only athlete in history to win the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic Medal. His record also includes four NCAA Championships, 22 National Championships and a place on three US Olympic teams. Meb oversees the MEB (Maintaining Excellent Balance) Foundation and is the author of Meb for Mortals and Run to Overcome. He and his wife Yordanos have 3 daughters. Tracy Sundlun, Budd Rubin and Sandy Mayberry were his sponsors.

 

Carlos Persichetti

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c-perischettiInformation Technology-Defense

Carlos is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Forward Slope, Inc. Started in 2002 as a technology services company, FSI has since grown to be one of the premier small businesses in San Diego providing software development, systems engineering and professional services for the Department of Defense. He and his wife Judi of 30 years have 2 children and a granddaughter. Dick Eger, Ed Hearn and Lynn Congemi were his sponsors.

 

Steve Carlson

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s-carlsonReal Estate Sales-Residential, Additional Active

Steve is a realtor for Woods Real Estate Services and is the other half of Carlson & Ollis San Diego Real Estate Specialists, a partnership he shares will fellow Club 33 member Ginny Ollis. He has been a resident of San Diego for 17 years and enjoys hiking, biking, volleyball and boating. Bill Wise, Frank Pavel, Jr. and Paul Van Roon were his sponsors.

 

Glenn Rossman

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glenn-rossmanRetired-Actuary

Glenn is retired from his position as Consulting Actuary/Operations Manager of the Fort Wayne, Indiana office of Buck Consultants. Following his retirement, he has focused on community volunteer work. He joined the board of Balboa Park Central when he relocated to San Diego, serves as a founding member of the San Diego Toy and Doll Museum and has volunteered in the Balboa Park Visitors Center since 2001. He currently serves on the Balboa Park Conservancy Board of Directors.

His sponsors were Alan Spector, Tim Riley and Jim Hughes.

Mike Clark

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mike-clarkBanking-Business Banking

Mike is Senior Vice President and Market Manager for the Business Banking Division of JPMorgan Chase in San Diego. Before getting into the business of finance, Mike was working as a paramedic in Antarctica. He has traveled all over the world, to 104 countries to be exact, and has spent a lot of time with tribal groups. Mike is currently writing a book about them.

His sponsors were David Oates, Chris Powers and Doug Taber.

Brad Sund

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Brad SundInsurance-Consumer

Brad is an owner/agent of a State Farm Insurance Agency in Mission Hills. After working for State Farm as an employee for 13 years in claims and marketing, he is proud to finally realize his dream of owning his own business. Brad is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement, San Diego Rescue Mission and Habitat for Humanity.  He enjoys acting, singing, sports, hiking and camping.  Brad’s sponsors were Bill Wise, Alan Spector and Dick Eger.

Ryan Kussner

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Ryan KussnerComputer Software

Ryan is the owner of a web development company that is focused on building business applications.  He is a former member of the Newport Balboa Rotary Club, which he joined in 2002.  Recently, Ryan put together the Service Club Marketing Facebook page and a video called “What is Rotary?”, which has been viewed over 300,000 times.  He says his goal is to help clubs use technology to recruit more members.  He enjoys playing music and watching live events–comedy shows, beach volleyball, and soccer.  His sponsor was Chuck Pretto.

Brigadier General William M. Jurney

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BG William JurneyMilitary Liaison

Our newest Honorary Member and new Military Liaison is the Commanding General of MCRD San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, Brigadier General William M. Jurney.

General Jurney graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1986 and enlisted in the Marine Corps the following year to be an Infantryman. In 1988, he was commissioned through the Enlisted Commissioning Program.

He has commanded at the Infantry Platoon, Company, Battalion and Regimental Level in the operating forces and was deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

General Jurney has had a series of demanding operational assignments too long to write…you can click here to read his full bio.

In addition to The Basic School and the Infantry Officers Course, Brigadier General Jurney is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College. He has earned master’s degrees in Military Studies, and in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Laura Wills Ochoa

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Retired-Communications-Services

Laura is retired from the telecommunications industry where she was a Senior Marketing Manager with AT&T for 25 years. She now spends her time mentoring 2 foster boys, reading poetry, biking, swimming, and doing Pilates. Laura also does substitute teaching for San Diego Unified and sells residential real estate in Downtown San Diego. Her sponsors were Penny Robbins, Ignacio de la Torre and Jack Berkman.

 

Janette Gray, M.D.

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Janette GrayMedicine-Health and Wellbeing

Janette is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Health & Wellbeing. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency at UCSD. She is a licensed internist and practices “Integrative Medicine”, emphasizing prevention and embracing both conventional and holistic treatment options. Her sister is fellow Club 33 member Maureen Gray. Her favorite thing to do on the weekend is to hang out with friends and family out on the deck drinking a cold beer. Her sponsors were Maureen Gray, Karen Cebreros and Judy Thompson.

Nick Bernal

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Bernal_NickPreferred Valet Parking

Nick is the Owner and President of Preferred Valet Parking which he acquired in 2007.  He is a graduate of SDSU and a board member of the San Diego Track Club which he has been a member of since 2010.  He enjoys running, participating in triathlons and surfing.  His sponsors were  David Oates, Michael Anderson and Jean Young.

Patrick Noonan

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Noonan_PatrickLaw-Litigation Practice, Additional Active

Patrick is a Litigation Associate with Boss Law Firm, APLC, specializing in real estate and commercial litigation.  He is a graduate of the USD School of Law.  He joins his father, Club 33 member Greg Noonan.  Patrick volunteers with a Catholic Youth Ministry, with St. Vincent de Paul’s Village, the SD Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Celebration of Champions, and the Surf Rider Foundation.  His additional sponsors were Jean Young and David Oates.

Daniel Amaro

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Business Branding Headshots by TRUE BLUE Portrait/TRUE BLUE Vision.Document Management Solutions

Dan is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Klarinet Solutions, an information technology consulting and document management firm.  He has been in the IT industry for 18 years.  His experience ranges from computer support to enterprise network infrastructure to business applications.  He worked his way up from an intern to manage a consulting practice. Today, Dan has been working to grow and expand his own practice since 2010.  His sponsors were Lewis Linson, Tom Gable and David Oates.

Kimberly Higgins

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinancial Advisor, Additional Active

Kimberly is the Vice President of Higgins Capital Management, Inc.  She joins her father, Club 33 member Ray Higgins.  Kimberly is an SDSU graduate, has worked in finance for the last 10 years and grew up in the family business.  She is also an active member of the San Diego Yacht Club and the SDSU Alumni Association. Her additional sponsors were Terry Moore and Ron Eisenberg.

Anthony Pretto

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Pretto_AnthonySwap Meets, Additional Active

Anthony is the Operations Manager (and Social Media Manager) for The Kobey Corporation that runs the famous Kobey’s Swapmeet.  His father is Club 33 member and past president, Chuck Pretto.  He is proud to be a member and to continue his father’s legacy.  Anthony coordinates the company’s in-house, non-profit program that gives free space and advertising to over 100 non-profits each year.  His additional sponsors were Jim Hughes and Tom Vecchione.

William Lawrence

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Lawrence_BillMuseum-History Center

Bill is the Executive Director of the San Diego History Center. Prior to that, Bill’s career spanned three decades with the KFMB Stations and included a variety of increasing responsibilities; from award winning writer, producer of special projects of CBS News 8 to IT Manager and ultimately Assistant Director of Engineering.  On his down time, Bill is devoted to the preservation and appreciation of Borrego Springs  midcentury modern architecture.  His sponsors were Tom Fetter, Hal Sadler and Woody Ledford.

Patricia Hodgkin

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Hodgkin_PatriciaTrust Services

Patricia is Vice President of First American Trust.  She is active in the San Diego community and serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association and The Old Globe and is a member of the Rady Childrens Hospital Estate and Trust Council.  She is a past president of the San Marcos Rotary club.  Pat’s sponsor was Janet McDonough.

Kendra Mattson

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Mattson_KendraInvestment-Wealth Management, Additional Active

Kendra is a Financial Services Representative with Foresters Financial, helping individuals and small businesses plan for their financial goals.  She is a former member of the Interact Club of Rancho Cotate High School.  Kendra enjoys Gaelic football, running, hiking, and participating in book clubs.  Her sponsors were David Oates, Jean Young and Mary Colacicco.

Greg Sterner

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Sterner_GregPersonal Training

Greg, a  licensed physical therapist, certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist, is the owner and President of Fitness Together Point Loma, a one-on-one private personal training studio located in Liberty Station.  He has volunteered his professional services for the Multiple Sclerosis 5K Walk and the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for a Cure, as well as holding a 5K walk at Liberty Station with proceeds going to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.  His sponsors were Sandy Purdon, David Oates and Jean Young.

Richard Donnelly

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Donnelly_RichInvestments-Wealth Management, Additional Active

Richard is the President and Founder of Donnelly Wealth Advisors, Inc. He is also a former member of the La Jolla Sunrise club. He enjoys golf, biking and auto racing.  His sponsors were Ellis Smith and Michael Collins.

Gregg Oggel

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Oggel_GreggMarketing – E-Commerce

Gregg is the owner of GO Commerce.  He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding. His sponsors are his father Steve Oggel, Mike Morton, Jr. and Chris Cramer.

Mark Stuart

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Stuart_MarkReal Estate Sales-Residential, Additional Active

Mark is an Independent Contractor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  On his days off, you can find Mark playing golf, enjoying outdoor activities, cooking, or enjoying a glass of wine with friends.  His sponsors were Jim Groen, Chris Sichel and Tom Wilson.

Ginny Ollis

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Real Estate Sales-Residential, Additional Active

Ginny is a Broker Associate with Woods Real Estate Services. She enjoys theatre, writing, history, and reading. Her sponsors were Bill Wise, Marc Tarasuck and Paul Van Roon.

Phet Pease

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Pease_PhetHonorary Member

Phet teaches Math, Science & Technology at Wilson Middle School.

She was San Diego Unified’ s 2014 Middle School Teacher of the Year and in 2015, she was one of five educators honored as San Diego County’s Teachers of the Year.

Phet has been teaching at Wilson for 10 years and has played a critical role in the success of Rotary STEM efforts in the Hoover cluster.

Doug Taber

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Doug TaberReal Estate Sales-Apartment Broker

Doug is the Senior Vice President of Apartment Realty Group, representing investors who want to sell or buy apartment buildings in San Diego.

He served in the United States Marine Corps and was trained as a Marine Scout Sniper.

Doug enjoys exercise, studying US History, hiking and RV camping.

David Oates, Jeremiah Doran and John Van Deusen were his sponsors.

LeAnne Stefl

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LeAnne SteflInsurance-Strategy and Consulting

LeAnne has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, with a broad depth of knowledge in US employee benefits consulting, global benefits and personal lines.

Recognized as a leader in the industry, she served on the faculty for the IFEBP Certificate in Global Benefits Management certificate program and was a featured presenter at the 2013 Zurich Forum, 2012 General EB Forum and the 2010 World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress.

She enjoys entertaining, traveling and especially zip lining.  She and her husband Pat have zip lined in Puerta Vallarta, Costa Rica and St. Lucia.

Jenni Prisk, David Oates and Linda Stirling were her sponsors.

Robyn Sukatski

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Robyn Sukatski 2Restoration Contractor

Robyn is the President and CEO of Clean Earth Restorations. Her company specializes in rebuilding and repairing your home or business from flood, fire, mold or sewage damage.  They have been in business for 20 years.

She has three adult children, two of whom are getting married this year.  She also enjoys traveling.

Robyn is also volunteers her time with USO, Hugs from Home and St. Vincent De Paul.

Judy Thompson,  Jean Young and Don Teemsma were her sponsors.

Tim Riley

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Law-Trusts and Estates, Additional Active

Tim is a Senior Attorney with Hughes & Pizzuto, APC specializing in estate planning, probate and trust law.

He received both his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Wisconsin.  He has been practicing law here in San Diego since 1986.

Tim enjoys hiking (he hiked the southern portion of the Appalachian Trail,) fishing (especially in the Canadian wilderness,) camping and softball.

Bill Wise,  Dick Eger and Sam Carpenter were his sponsors.

Marla Black

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Marla.Black.JANew.President.websiteYouth Organization-Jr. Achievement

Marla is the new President & CEO of Jr. Achievement San Diego. She is a native San Diegan and has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry.

She and her husband Larry have 3 grown children, they enjoy barbequing in their backyard on Sundays, and she makes a mean margarita!

Joanne Pastula,  Phil Blair and Jo Dee Jacob were her sponsors.

Robert Coleman

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DSC_5265Social Services – Second Chance

Robert is the President and CEO of Second Chance, a non-profit organization that offers programs for job readiness, life skills training, behavioral health and prisoner re-entry services, and relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need.

Robert is a native of England and has lived here in the US for the last 10 years.  He enjoys hiking Diamond Head on the island of Oahu, Hawaii every other weekend.  (This is possible to due to the fact that his wife Fran works for Hawaiian Airlines!)

Phil Blair,  Peter Callstrom and Mel Katz were his sponsors.

Martha Gilmer

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DSC_5273Symphony Orchestra

Martha became CEO of the San Diego Symphony in October 2014 after a 35-year career at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

She addition to symphonic music, she loves to listen to artists across a wide range of genres— Queen, Frank Sinatra, Roberta Flack and Miles Davies.  And she loves line-dancing…although she doesn’t have any boots.

Ben Clay, Julia Brown and Nikki Clay were her sponsors.

Camille Newbern

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Camillle NewbernReal Estate Development-Asset Management

Camille is an Asset Manager for The Tom Hom Group, LLC.  Her responsibilities are focused on adding value to the company real estate portfolio.

She is a USC graduate and enjoys travel, art, fitness (she has taught Pilates) and blogging.  Camille is also a model and actress and has appeared in numerous national commercials.

Will Newbern,  Gayle Hom and Tyler Cramer were her sponsors.

Christopher Wright

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Chris WrightLaw-Litigation Practice, Additional Active

Chris is a Partner with Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge, LLP, specializing in civil litigation, business, class actions and catastrophic injury.

He has been involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program and the San Diego Yacht Club Foundation.

Chris spends his time outdoors in the mountains and at the beach with his family and loves to cook.

Ben Wood, Mike Morton, Jr., and John Alioto were his sponsors.

 

Bennet Greenwald

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Bennet GreenwaldReal Estate-Investment & Management

Bennet is the CEO of The Greenwald Company, a real estate development, investment and management company.

He spent 14 years on the board of the Monarch School and 7 years as a Director of Second Chance.  He also interviews applicants for the University of Pennsylvania.

Bennet has 5 adult children and 8 grandchildren and he enjoys spending his free time racing sailboats.

Joe da Rosa, Ian Gill and Terry Moore were his sponsors.

Anthony Llompart

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LlompartHealthcare-Community Healthcare

Anthony is the Director of Corporate Partnerships for La Maestra Community Health Centers, a non-profit organization in City Heights which provides healthcare and social services in San Diego’s underserved communities.

He is a Navy Veteran, married to his wife Patty for 26 years, has two children, loves traveling and is an aspiring car collector of rare, limited production cars.

Will Rivera, Frank Urtasan and Ignacio de la Torre were his sponsors.

Tina Jenkins

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Tina JenkinsHealth Services-Health Insurance Plans

Tina is the Co-Founder and Executive Director for MediExcel Health Plan, a company that offers unique cross-border health insurance programs approved by California regulators for workers and dependents of California employers to access their employer-sponsored health benefits in Mexico. Tina also used to work as a cardiovascular surgical nurse. She was invited to join a prestigious team to perform the first open heart surgery in Baja California.

Tina enjoys playing golf with her family and cooking.

Her sponsors were Ben Wood, Jen Weissman and David Oates.

Susie Japs

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Susie JapsConsultant-Talent Strategy

Susie is the President for Wejungo, a management consulting company specializing in talent strategy and human capital management for entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses.
When she is not helping businesses succeed, you will find her traveling, camping, dancing and spending time with her husband and two boys.
Glenn Younger, Judy Thompson and Chuck Pretto were her sponsors.

Julia Holladay

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J HolladayLife Transition Coach

Julia is the sole proprietor of Personal Mastery Coaching.  She coaches clients in professional and personal transitions, specializing in non-financial retirement options to more fully actualize life in the second half.

She received her Master of Arts Degree in Leadership Studies at USD and is a Certified Professional and Retirement Coach.  Julia is also a volunteer mentor and coach with the International Rescue Committee.

Peg Eddy, Jackie Meyer and Jim Groen were her sponsors.

Christopher Yanov

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Chris YanovYouth Organization – Reality Changers

Chris is the Founder and President of this non-profit organization that focuses on preparing inner-city youth for college.  The program began with just $300, yet the first-generation college students of Reality Changers have now earned over $80 million in scholarships.

Chris enjoys stand-up paddle boarding and indoor soccer.

Gil Johnson, Phil Blair and Richard Gentry were his sponsors.

Brad Gastineau

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Brad GastineauCPA-International

Brad is a Partner with Gatto, Pope & Walwick, LLP, a public accounting firm that specializes in tax and audit services.

He has an identical twin brother that is also a partner with the firm.

Brad enjoys surfing, running, playing guitar and being active.

Laura Buckley, Keith McKenzie and David Oates were his sponsors.

Suzanne LaTour

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Suzanne LaTour 1Golf Instruction

Suzanne is President and owner of the GolfTEC franchise for the San Diego Region, which includes 3 locations and a fourth coming in 2017. GolfTEC is a world leader in golf lessons, using advance technology to improve help people play better golf.  She is also an advisor for Merrill Lynch, with 24 years experience in the financial services industry.

Suzanne is President of the San Diego Women’s Foundation and enjoys snow sports, hiking with her dog, and of course, golf!

Sheryl Reichert, Stan Lawrence and Glenn Younger were her sponsors.

 

Simona Valanciute

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Simona Valenciute 1Senior Services

Simona is the CEO of San Diego OASIS, an non-profit that promotes healthy living for seniors and children.  She is an advocate for senior-friendly policies both locally and nationally and is a member of the American Society on Aging (ASA) and the San Diego Aging & Technology Coalition.

Simona grew up in Lithuania but has lived in San Diego for the past 19 years. English is the third language she learned. She is fluent in Lithuanian and Russian. She enjoys international travel, gourmet cooking and playing the kankles and skudaciai (Lithuanian folk instruments).

Bill Wise, Dick Eger and Jan McDonough were her sponsors.

 

 

 

Murray Joslin

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Murray JoslinConsultant-Legal Management Services

Murray is the Executive Vice President for Legistics, Inc., a legal management services consulting business.

He is responsible for corporate strategy, solution design and product development. He enjoys sailing and is a frequent contributor to the sailing community, especially Junior Sailing.

Bill Earley, John Morrell and Mike Morton, Jr. were his sponsors.

Andrea da Rosa

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Andrea da RosaTravel Agency, Additional Active

Andrea is the Director of Marketing Communications for Balboa Travel, Inc. where she has worked for the last 17 years.

She joins her father Joe da Rosa and her brother Ricardo da Rosa as members of Club 33. She is an avid scuba diver, enjoys art and traveling.

Joe da Rosa, Debbie Day and Tom Vecchione were her sponsors.

Joseph A. Sammartino

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Law-Civil Practice, Additional Active

Joe is the owner and principal of The Sammartino Law Group, specializing in the representation of individuals and businesses seeking legal advice and counseling regarding business, corporate and contract law, as well as in civil litigation. He graduated from USD Law School.

Joe is a San Diego native and enjoys spending his weekends with his wife Christine and their three sons, ages 6, 4 and 6 months. His mother is the Honorable Janis Sammartino.

Ann Hill, Steve Coopersmith and Robert Wright were his sponsors.

 

Jeffrey D. Hill

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Jeff HillFederal Government – U.S. Attorney’s Office

Jeff is a Special Assistant United States Attorney.  He is currently assigned to the Major Frauds Section in the Southern District of California.  He graduated from UCLA Law School.

Jeff recently returned to San Diego after  working as a prosecutor in Fresno for 9 years.  He proudly joins his mother, Ann Hill, as a Club 33 member.

Ann Hill, Martha Dennis and Phil Blair were his sponsors.

Hernan Luis y Prado

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Hernan Luis y PradoManufacturing Services

Hernán is the President of WFW Industries, an advanced manufacturing business to serve the shipbuilding and aerospace community.

He is also the Founder and President of Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit that prepares veterans and wounded warriors for advanced manufacturing careers.  In 2013, Hernán was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his company’s extensive work with veterans.  This year, he was named “Veteran of the Year” by the California State Assembly.

Hernán served in the United States Navy for 15 years as a Hospital Corpsman and then as a Surface Warfare Officer.  He had three combat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dick Eger, Lynn Congemi and Alan Spector were his sponsors.

Captain Kathleen Kerrigan

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Kathy KerriganHuman Resources-Military

Captain Kathy Kerrigan is the Total Force Management Director for Navy Region Southwest. She is responsible for the execution of total manpower requirements consisting of 10,000 billets comprising civilian, military, and contractors across six states and ten Navy installations. She is a seasoned management professional with over 23 years of military experience as a Human Resources Naval Officer.

Kathy is an avid runner and triathlete, who was selected for the United States Navy Triathlon Team several times over the last 10 years and was a member of the United States Armed Forces Military World Teams four times.

April Langwell, Jo Dee Jacob and Bill McDade were her sponsors.

Treacy Sommer

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Treacy SommerCable Assemblies

Treacy is the Founder and General Manager of OCP Group, Inc., a manufacturer of cables and wire harnesses for medical devices and industrial equipment manufacturers in North America. He is a former U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, is married with 3 daughters, and enjoys running, swimming, and rowing.  This year he competed in the San Diego Crew Classic in a Masters Men 8 race. Steve Green, Gerald Jessop and Andy Hewitt were his sponsors.

Lisa Carman

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DSC_4205Data Management

Lisa is President and CEO of T3W Business Solutions, Inc., a company that provides business enterprise, GIS/GPS, and technical and environmental solutions to federal, state and local governments and commercial clients.  They are a women-owned small business.  Lisa is an alumni of Texas A&M and is a proud mother of a daughter who is currently attending there.  Her hobbies include reading, graphoanalysis and operas.  Peg Eddy, Victor Ramsauer and Sarah Lamade were her sponsors.

Kathlyn Mead

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Kathlyn MeadFoundation-Community

Kathlyn is the President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation.  She enjoys road biking and tennis.  Alan Spector, Joyce Gattas and Phil Blair were her sponsors.

 

Courtney M. Liddy

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Courtney LiddyInvestment -Wealth Management, Additional Active

Courtney is the Senior VP at UBS Financial Services.  She has been recognized by Barron’s Magazine as one of America’s Tom 100 Women Financial Advisors several times.  Her practice includes concentrated stock strategies, liability management, estate planning services, and institutional money management.  Her favorite recreational activity is to fly fish.  Courtney’s sponsors were Bill Wise, Dick Eger and Alan Spector.

Frank Caperino

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Frank CapernioConsultant-Franchise

Frank is the President of FranchiseFrank, Inc.,  a franchise consulting firm.  He enjoys playing golf.  David Oates, John Van Deusen and Craig Nelson were his sponsors.

Mark Neville

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Neville_MarkAssociations-San Diego Bowl Games

Mark is the Executive Director of the San Diego Bowl Game Association. They are a non-profit community enhancement organization that produce the Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl each year. Kimberley Layton, John Wertz and Nikki Clay were his sponsors.

Ricardo G. da Rosa

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Ricardo da RosaCommercial- Fishing

Ricardo is the owner and operator of Pacific Princess Partnership LTD, a commercial tuna operation. The Pacific Princess, a Tuna Purse Seiner ,was built in 1978 by Ricardo’s uncle.  His family has been in the tuna business for decades, supplying 30% of Chicken of the Sea’s tuna back in the 30s and 40s.  Ricardo’s father, Joe da Rosa, along with Tom Vecchione and John Morrell were his sponsors.

 

Suzanne Frontz

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Suzanne FrontzManagement Consultant-Wineries & Breweries

Suzanne is the President of Metz & Associates.  Her company provides management and operation consulting services to small businesses, specializing in wineries and breweries. Suzanne was the first woman chairperson of Family Winemakers of California, an industry trade association representing over 500 family-owned California wineries.  Her sponsors were David Oates, John Morrell and Laura Buckley.

Ray Higgins

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DSC_8873Financial Management-Municipal

Ray is the Founder and CEO of Higgins Capital Management, Inc., a FINRA broker dealer and registered investment advisor.  The firm provides investments to California public funds such as cities, counties and special districts.  Ray is a native San Diegan and enjoys sailing, reading and writing. His sponsors were Terry Moore, Ken Anderson and Joe Horiye.

Eric Rivera

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DSC_3328Education-State University Administration, Additional Active

Eric is the Vice President of Student Affairs at San Diego State University where he has worked for 18 years.  His sponsors were Bill Earley, Elliot Hirshman and Joyce Gattas.

Chris Deal

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DSC_5121Healthcare Finance Management

Chris is the Senior Director of Patient Registration Operations for Optum360, LLC, a company that provides financial administrative services for hospital systems and large medical groups. He is the grandson of the late Dr. Sheldon Brockett, the club’s 49th President.  His father Dr. John Deal, was also a Club 33 member.  His sponsors were Ann Hill and Chuck Pretto.

 

Stephanie Saathoff

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Stephanie-Saathoff-Clay-Company-IMG_5787vGovernment Relations Consultant, Additional Active

Stephanie is the President and owner of The Clay Company, Inc., a government and community relations consulting firm.  Her favorite hobbies are sports, running, fitness and cooking.   Her sponsors were Nikki Clay, Bill Earley and Ben Clay.

 

William H. Wise

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Bill WiseRetired-Judiciary-State Court

Bill was a Circuit Court Judge of Cook County in Illinois.  He is currently an adjunct professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  He enjoys golf and the theatre. His sponsors were Alan Spector, Dick Eger and Mia Harenski.

Sam Rinaker

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DSC_1632Industrial Fluid Application Equipment

Sam is the President and owner of Environmental Spray Systems, Inc., a  specialty equipment distributor supplying fluid handling and application equipment to manufacturers.  His sponsors were Larry Kuntz, George Gildred and Gary Nelson.

 

Linnea Arrington

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Linnea ArringtonReal Estate Services – Mortgage Banking

Linnea is President of San Diego Funding, a mortgage lending company. She started the company 32 years ago with her husband, Frank Arrington, Club 33 President 2002-2003. Her sponsors were Geri Warnke, Mark Trotter and Richard Coutts.

Kathy Koenig

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KoenigCatering

Kathy is the owner and CEO of Culinary Concepts, a corporate catering company.  She has created memorable events for her clients for the past 24 years.  Peg Eddy, Claudia Johnson and Claudia Obertreis were her sponsors.

Duke Sobek

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Social Service & Welfare – Neighborhood House Association

DSC_4026Duke is the Senior Director of Human Resources at Neighborhood House Association, a non-profit organization providing 12 social service programs to San Diego County.  His sponsors were Mary Colacicco, Patti Roscoe and Joyce Gattas.

 

Bridget Meckley

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Bridget MeckleyManagement Consultant – Business Strategies, Additional Active

Bridget is a self employed, management consultant.  Her focus is business strategy and change management, and on technology and process integration.  Her sponsors were Jim Groen, Kevin Enright and Jackie Meyer.

 

John Driscoll

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Driscoll_John Consultant-Maritime

Former member John Driscoll was re-introduced to the club.  John is the owner and President of Driscoll Yachts.  Mike Morton, Sr., Jan Driscoll and Guy Maddox were his sponsors.

Maureen Gray

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Maureen Gray

Building Services

Returning member Maureen Gray was re-introduced to the Club. Maureen was a previous Club 33 member from 2007 to 2010. Maureen is the founder of KBM Facility Solutions, a national commercial facilities contracting company. Patti Roscoe was her sponsor.

Brandon Horrocks

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Brandon Horrocks

Youth Organizations-Boys & Girls Club

Brandon is Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.  Jeanne Schmelzer, Richard Ledford, and Steve Hubbard were his sponsors.

 

 

Laura M. Lamb

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Law-Trusts & Estates, Additional Active

Laura is an estate planning attorney with Seltzer, Caplan, McMahon, Vitek.  Tom Gable, Michel Zelnick and Keith McKenzie were her sponsors.

 

 

Emily Rex

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Website Development, Additional ActiveEmily Rex

Emily is CEO and Co-Founder of Departure, a branding, advertising and web development company. Patti Roscoe, Andy Liska and Phil Blair were her sponsors.