Monica Guidi, Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

What lead you to create your company? I didn’t have to create my own company, I jumped on board someone else’s great idea. The thing that attracted me to it the most was being my own boss, I was tired of working in corporate America. Read more…

Stacy Kupfer - SCV Kids Consignment

Stacy Kupfer – SCV Kids Consignment

An Interview with Stacy Kupfer, SCV Kids Consignment What lead you to create your company? We wanted to create a resource for parents to buy and sell second-hand kids’ items. I hate garage sales, so SCV Kids Consignment provides an organized, haggle-free place to find quality items without driving around town. Kids grow much faster […] Read more…

Charlene Gil - Mortgage Loan Expert

Charlene Gil – Mortgage Loan Expert

An Interview with Charlene Gil What lead you to create your company? I have been in the Mortgage industry since 1995 and I have always loved helping people. I decided to start Charlene Gil & Associates so I could grow my team and help more people. There is just something about helping families become homeowners […] Read more…

Nicole Stinson - Estate Realty Group

Nicole Stinson – Estate Realty Group

An Interview with Nicole Stinson I have always wanted to do a job that helped people in many different ways, and when the market crashed in 2008, everyone was getting out of the real estate market. I saw an opportunity to get into a new job and at a time that people needed help. I […] Read more…

A Fond Farewell - MCFRC

A Fond Farewell

An Interview with Tammy Rowan Tell us about your position in the MCFRC. What does it entail? There are a lot of technical aspects to the job. I will be overseeing grants, sustainability, building partnerships, supervising different programs, and making sure that all the different program specifications are met. I will also be managing staff, […] Read more…

Ilene Glickstein, PWMO

People Wear Me Out  What led you to create your company? Like any good wife, I blame my husband! He saw how hard and how many hours I was working for other apparel companies for only a small 10% commission, and he said: “you are doing all the work, open your own place.” So I […] Read more…

Single Mothers Outreach (SMO)

An interview with Yorleni Sapp, Executive Director What lead you to start working with SMO? Single Mothers Outreach is a grassroots organization originally founded in 1995 by divorcee Debbie Quick who sought peer support from other single mothers. In 1998, the agency acquired its 501(c) (3) nonprofit status, and it opened its storefront office in Canyon […] Read more…

Eve Bushman, Wine Enthusiast

What lead you to create your company? For-profit companies asked for our help with their events. We don’t charge the non-profits so we had to start the business so we could have a pay scale for others. What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur? We liked there was a demand for what […] Read more…

Tina Hogan Grant – Author

Tina was born in England and moved to the United States in 1979. She is the youngest daughter of science fiction author, James P. Hogan. After moving to California, she became a commercial fisher-woman and spent ten years fishing off the southern coast of California with her husband Gordon. After retiring from fishing, they moved […] Read more…

Judith Cassis – Author

When did you decide to become a writer? I’ve been writing since I was 7 years old. I began with poetry and wrote my first story at the age of 11. In high school, I took every English class offered, and in my senior year, I asked my English teacher if she would support me […] Read more…

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