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Our Motley Crue

I matter because I inspire people to understand how much and why they matter. I believe that we will change the world by changing people's hearts.

Matthew Emerzian

I matter because I am dedicated to raising three amazing global citizens. I try to inspire others to discover their talents and to freely share these talents with others.

Cindy McCann

I matter because I have learned to be patient and diplomatic… in turn, those that are very close to me benefit from this, and also start to practice being more patient.

LANY Jaros

I matter because I tell people stories that help them through the journey of life. We're all in this together, and our stories keep us bound.

Jake Viramontez

I matter because I create spaces where any human can be inspired to live the best version of their lives imaginable.

Carola Secada

I matter because I try to be a better person everyday and help others along the way. Every day is new chance to make a difference in someone else's life, a simple ``hi`` or ``good job`` could make a positive impact on someone; just try it.

Ricardo Saenz

I matter because I try to make the world a healthier and more compassionate place for all living things.

Patty Malcolm

Our Board

Katie is Founder of Newport Wealth Management, an investment family office located in Newport Beach, CA. Katie is known as a thought-leader within the investment and family office industries and often speaks at national events on topics including creating a successful real estate portfolio, venture capital, risk management, hedge funds and impact investments.

Katie Kalvoda

Bill is the CEO of Solutionz Conferencing, Inc., a full service Audio Visual Integration company based in Brentwood, CA. He is also a professional drummer and lover of all animals, but dogs in particular.

Bill Warnick

Karen Trissel is Chief Consumer Intelligence Officer for Jack in the Box, where she leads the Consumer Insights, Sales Analytics, and Guest Feedback groups for the Jack in the Box and Qdoba brands. I matter because I try every day to be the best parent, spouse, daughter, boss, business partner, and friend I can be.

Karen Trissel

Scott Graves is Head of Distressed at Ares, a Partner in the Ares Private Equity Group and Portfolio Manager of Ares’ Special Situations funds. Prior to joining Ares, Scott spent over 15 years in various capacities as a senior executive and Portfolio Manager for Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. He received a B.A. degree from the UCLA, in History, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, where he currently serves on the Wharton School Graduate Executive Board.

Scott Graves

Kathy Myers is a writer and owner of Kathy Myers Consulting, which serves for-purpose businesses and nonprofit organizations. Kathy has been in leadership roles for Polar Bears International, TEDxSanDiego, EOD Warrior Foundation, and San Diego Zoo. She is a graduate of the University of San Diego Nonprofit Leadership Master’s program and UC Irvine.

KATHY MYERS

Jill Price is a collaboration sales leader with Cisco Systems and has worked in the unified communications industry for 20 years. She lives with her husband and two children in San Clemente, CA.

Jill Price

Russ Gannaway is a Portfolio Manager at PIMCO specializing in structured finance and commercial real estate investments. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he served as an associate with JER Partners in New York. Russ lives in Newport Beach, CA with his wife and two sons.

Russ Gannaway

Our Partners