Category Archives: New Member

Dan Schneiderman

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Law-Litigation Practice, A.A.

Dan is a Partner at Witan Law Group LLP.  He is a business litigator and trial attorney for companies and individuals involved in commercial, real estate and personal injury disputes.

Dan graduated from UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis School of Law.  He moved to San Diego in February 2018 and considers himself  a “ wanna-be writer.”

Steve Coopersmith, David Oates and Frank Caperino were his sponsors

 

Kathy Demos

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Senior Care-Placement Services

Kathy is the President and CEO of TLC Senior Advisors, a referral agency for seniors and their loved ones looking for independent, assisted or memory care living.

Kathy has an extensive background in sales and marketing, from radio and television to fashion and the restaurant industry.  She has a passion for creating and customer service.  She and her husband opened a Mediterranean restaurant and she has produced 22 30-minute cooking shows!  Kathy founded a non-profit, The Art of the Brain, to raise money for brain cancer research at UCLA.

She was a member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield West for 7 years.  Kathy loves to travel, having spent the summer in Italy, and she is looking forward to her trip to Dubai in the Spring.

Massey Pitts was her sponsor

 

Kevin Popovic

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Consultant-Strategy and Communication

Kevin is the Creative Consultant and Chief Strategy Officer for The Idea Guy, helping people create new ideas through speaking, workshops, training and consulting.

Kevin is from Crescent Township, Pennsylvania, and comes from a Serbian and Croatian family. He values family and friends the most, especially those that helped shape him into who he is today.  He considers President David, who he has known for 12 years, one of those friends.

Mark Burgess, David Oates and Michael Gordon were his sponsors

David Aikin

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Banking-Commercial

David is a Commercial Banker with California Bank & Trust.He is originally from Lansing, Michigan. He joined the Navy after high school and was stationed on the USS Harry S. Truman. After the Navy, he. attended Michigan State and earned a BA degree in Economics and Business.

David has been in the banking industry for the last 10 years. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, sports and traveling. He is also a former member of the Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club in Alaska.

Glenn Younger was his sponsor.

Cathryn Nacario

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Associations-Mental Health

Cathryn is the CEO of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Cathryn started her career as a Registered Nurse in the nonprofit setting working with vulnerable populations in the Cajon Valley School District and as the Executive Director of the Borrego Medical Center. Her fusion of nonprofit and for profit work is an excellent combination for bringing business acumen and compassion together for business growth and prosperity to serve more individuals and their caregivers living with mental health concerns.

Moving from New Jersey, Cathryn earned her BSN-RN from California State University San Bernardino in 1993 and the Masters in Healthcare Administration from National University in 1997. Cathryn sits on several community board including the Special Needs Trust Foundation, Mental Health Contractors Association and Chairs the Community Health Improvement Partners Public Policy Committee.

She lives in Clairemont with her husband and two daughters. On her spare time, she enjoys hiking, weight lifting and visiting wine bars.

Chris Sichel, Toni Giffin and Divya Kakaiya were her sponsors.

Evan Wahl

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Construction-General, Additional Active

Evan is the Vice President of Risk Management and Business Development for Prava Construction Services, Inc.

He is a returning member to Club 33, having been a member from 2014-2018.  His last job took him to northern California, traveling 3 days a week for the last year and a half. Evan said he knew it was time for a change when the TSA would greet him like Norm on Cheers! He is excited to work with Prava Construction, which serves many non-profits like the TERI project and Canine Companions.

Evan has lived in San Diego now for 10 years.  He and his wife Tammy have been married for 20 years and have two teenagers, Lauren and Tiernan.

David Oates was his sponsor.

 

Jabez LeBret

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Education-High School, Additional Active

Jabez is a Co-Founder and Chief of Schools for Sisu Academy, a tuition-free boarding high school for underserved girls in San Diego.

Jabez has been homeless, is a high school dropout, and was on a path to nowhere. After getting his GED, Jabez studied finance and marketing at Gonzaga University. He went on to become a financial analyst managing a multi-million P&L at Nordstrom. Jabez is now an international public speaker (1,100+ presentations), author, and Forbes Contributor. He recently sold his award winning marketing agency to free up time to pursue his passion in education.

Jabez is originally from a tiny fishing village in Alaska (where the bank is inside of a bar!) and he was raised by his grandmother who taught him that “no matter what happens to him in life, it is ultimately up to him to decide who he becomes.”

Trevor Blair, David Oates and Dan Assisi were his sponsors.

 

Jordan Maharaj

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Education-State University-Development

Jordan is a Development Officer at San Diego State University and raises philanthropic support for the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts.

She graduated from SDSU with a degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Administration.

Jordan attended RYLA as an Interact and has continued to serve as a counselor at the camp for the last 5 years.  She was a SDSU Rotaract from 2013-2017, having served as their Executive Vice President.  She has also served as a Rotaract for District 5340.

Jordan has been fortunate to attend 3 consecutive RI Conventions and to see Rotary’s impact everywhere from Brazil, South Korea and Atlanta.

In her free time, she enjoys golfing, traveling and exploring new food spots in San Diego.

Chuck Pretto, David Oates and Bobby Marsh were her sponsors.

 

Edgar Takeda

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Financial Advisor, Additional Active

Edgar is a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual.

He was born and raised in San Diego. He is a graduate of Saint Augustine High School where he was a three-sport varsity athlete.  After high school, he went on to the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 2013 with a major in Oceanography and Meteorology and a minor in Spanish.

After graduating and receiving a Commission as a Naval Officer into the United States Navy, Edgar received orders to Pensacola, Florida as a Navy Pilot for 2 years. He then transferred into the Surface Warfare Community and moved back to San Diego to be stationed on the USS ANCHORAGE (LPD 23) as the ship’s Training and Administrative Officer.

He says, after many years of having to wear a uniform for school and for the military, he is happy to be able to choose his own clothes as a financial advisor. Edgar has been married to his wife Lauren for 4 years and they have a 2-year-old daughter named Makenna. They are expecting their second child this year.

Daniel Amaro, Ed Hearn and Katie Fulhorst were his sponsors.

 

Jamie Weissburg

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Associations-Cystic Fibrosis

Jamie is the Executive Director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter).

Jamie grew up in Evanston, IL. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where she met her husband, Dan. After a move to Washington D.C., then to Chicago, and then back to Madison, WI., they decided to move to sunny San Diego in 2016.

Jamie’s career in non-profit fundraising includes many years with the Les Turner ALS Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

She has two sons, Jacob and Benji. They are all die-hard Cubs fans. (Jamie has a Labradoodle named Wrigley.)  She enjoys gourmet cooking and entertaining, and she is a former Rotary member of the Rotary Club of Madison.

Daniel Amaro was her sponsor.