30(ish) Under 30(ish)

Portraits by Paul Body (unless noted)

San Diego entrepreneurs have been launching everything from cold-pressed juices to biomedical research products, transforming this military mega-plex into a startup capital.

No longer just a vacation destination, San Diego has a business scene that's brewing... and producing a lot more than just beer. These days, the "app for that" may well have been born here, and the mind(s) behind it may have been born not so long ago.

Here are a few dozen local folks who are going for glory, many of whom have traded their jobs to pursue new trades - not to mention to end up in good company.

 

Cody Barbo, 26

Founder and CEO, Industry
www.industry.co
Born: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Resides: Little Italy

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
CODY BARBO: Industry is a professional network exclusively for the service and hospitality industry - think LinkedIn for chefs, bartenders, servers. We offer industry professionals a place to stand out and find the best jobs. And we allow businesses to recruit quality talent and cut the clutter of paper resumes.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We are coming off some hot wins. We took First Place at San Diego Startup Week. We won TechCrunch Radio's Pitchoff event on SiriusXM. And we were featured on TechCrunch.com. We have our full app launch coming this winter to San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vegas.

What accolades have you received?
Student Body President at SDSU. TEDx Speaker. Bacon lover.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Our vision is to connect the world's service and hospitality professionals, and our mission is to help these people succeed in their careers. There are over 20 million Americans working in this industry, and over two million businesses, and we want to see them all succeed. Industry is the solution.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
I'm a hustler. You can't wait for opportunities to appear; you have to make them happen yourself. I have an amazing team, girlfriend, family, friends and mentors supporting me 100 percent of the way along this crazy journey of entrepreneurship.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I will always be an entrepreneur, whether that is my next startup, becoming an investor or philanthropist... or all three. I love San Diego and I want to continue being a leader not just in America's Finest City, but in America's Finest Startups.

Jacob Bell, 34
Co-creator, SOL CAL Cafe
solcal.com
Born: Cleveland
Resides: Mission Hills

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
JACOB BELL: SOL CAL Cafe's menu starts with your health in mind. Our food is made with delicious, unrefined, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, local, organic, plant-based ingredients.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We are very excited to have Uber Eats featuring us when they launch in San Diego this September

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Our goal is to make eating well easy.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
We are driven by the lack of healthy restaurant options and believe people deserve a higher quality of food.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Grow our brand by educating the public on the benefits of plant-based nutrition and organizing community service at local farms.

Asher Burke, 25
Founder, Campaign Services Group, Inc.
thebricksagency.com
Born: San Diego
Resides: Marina District

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
ASHER BURKE: Campaign Services Group works with candidates for public office, elected officials and private-sector businesses to establish an exchange of ideas that fosters good legislation.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
A new division of our firm specializes in land use and real estate development. This is a complex venture that I've been fully immersed in as we pursue projects for both clients and ourselves.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Campaign Services Group aims to create lasting relationships between private-sector leaders and elected officials that will effectuate long-term, responsible public policy.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Challenges. Personal growth is achieved by working against resistance. Nothing is worth doing unless it is complex, multifaceted and difficult.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Excel still more.

Jolie Dawn, 26
CCO, Jolie Dawn
joliedawn.com
Born: Los Angeles
Resides: Solana Beach

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
JOLIE DAWN: My business is a movement to inspire Millennial women to step boldly into their gifts and talents. I believe that entrepreneurship is the most fun game that we have to play on Earth.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
I'm entering a launch with my book, Empowered, Sexy and Free. I am starting a book tour to speak to women all over the country. I am growing my consulting business to help more women around the world launch their businesses. I am planning my next big summit in September 2015.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
My goal is to have more women my age remember their creative power. To reclaim their freedom and say "No" to giving away the best hours of their day in a job they don't like. To say no to everything in their life that feels contracting and say "Yes" to possibility, entrepreneurship and fearlessness.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
I am driven by vision. I have a vision of my fellow Millennial women who remember who they really are. They remember that they are on this planet, in their particular body, at this particular time in history, for a very special purpose. When one awakens to that purpose, one truly starts living, and the whole planet benefits from her remembrance.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Next, I will speak on the TED stage and allow more women around the world to have access to this knowledge. I will launch my first big online program to help women around the globe step into their confidence, leadership and entrepreneurship. The projections for this launch: 150 women and $300,000 in sales. I will write another book and make the New York Times Best-Selling list. I will continue to live a life of ease, pleasure, champagne, private jets and meditation gardens.

Daniel Drayne, 30
Co-owner and head brewer, Half Door Brewing Co.
Born: County Tyrone, Ireland
Resides: East Village

Stacy Drayne, 27
Co-owner, Half Door Brewing Co.
halfdoorbrewing.com
Born: County Tyrone, Ireland
Resides: East Village

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
STACY DRAYNE: Half Door resides in a turn-of-the-century house in the heart of the East Village, one block from Petco Park. Half Door Brewing Company is an Irish-inspired brewpub concept that focuses on warm, welcoming Irish family-style hospitality. All our beers are brewed on site out of our 544 square-foot brewhouse that is attached to the restaurant.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We are growing day by day; we have started to distribute our beers to some of the top bars in San Diego, Including Small Bar, The Field Irish Pub, Regale Beagle and Hamilton's. We are working on phase two of the upper floor of the restaurant.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
We want our customers to feel like they are drinking in our house - warm, welcoming hospitality is our main goal. The staff is the most important part of Half Door, so making sure you have the right people is key.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
I love hearing the good experiences that people have in our establishment. The best reward is having people pick Half Door over the many great restaurants in San Diego.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Finish phase two of the bar. Continue to watch this small, square brewery pump out so much beer to quench the thirst of the East Villagers. Open a tasting room and distribution warehouse in San Diego and to see Half Door being in the hands of more craft-beer lovers. We would love to expand our brand to a distributing center while still having the brewpub. Having our beers being poured beyond San Diego County.

Johan Engman, 34
Owner, Rise & Shine Restaurant Group (Breakfast Republic; Café Cantata; Fig Tree Café - Liberty Station, Hillcrest and Pacific Beach)
riseandshinerg.com
Born: Östersund, Sweden
Resides: Golden Hill

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
JOHAN ENGMAN: Hip breakfast eateries serving everything from classic dishes to my interpretation of international cuisine with a breakfast twist - of course, accompanied by craft beer and thoughtful morning cocktails to ruffle your feathers.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Breakfast Republic just opened in North Park , and we have had a line around the building since day one. The feedback from the community has been amazing.

What accolades have you received?
Fig Tree Café voted one of San Diego's Top Brunch Spots by Expedia. Café Cantata ranked one of San Diego's "best spots for coffee" by Zagat.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
To continue opening hospitality establishments where employee morale, unpretentious service, consistent food and cutting-edge design are the main goals.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Creating an enjoyable workplace for employees, enthusiastic customers who are thrilled with the food and design of the restaurants, creating new and edgy concepts and restaurant designs.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Continue opening Breakfast Republic restaurants, further the branding and add new merchandise items such as my new hot sauce and apparel that is retailing. I would love to potentially open a coffee roasting company to roast coffee for my own restaurants.

Chase Fisher, 27
Co-founder, Blenders Eyewear
Born: Santa Barbara, Calif.
Resides: Pacific Beach

Blake Jensen, 28
Co-founder, Blenders Eyewear
Born: Seattle
Resides: Pacific Beach
blenderseyewear.com

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
BLAKE JENSEN: We make fresh, vibrant, comfortable sunglasses at a great price. We were tired of choosing between knockoffs or $150 frames, so we designed an eye-catching, quality product that doesn't break the bank. Most of our customers have two to three pairs.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
The collaborations we have in the works are a lot of fun. These range from music festivals like Groove Cruise and Lollapalooza to EDM artists to the NBA and NFL. You can follow the magic on Instagram @blenderseyewear.

What accolades have you received?
Best Sunglasses in the World 2015, based on a survey of our moms.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Our goal from the beginning has been to create a household brand name. We love seeing Blendz on new faces all over San Diego. The day we step onto the boardwalk, and every person is wearing a pair of our shades, it'll be "mission accomplished." Until then, we're on the hustle.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
We started the company from a shoestring. We both pitched in $500 and have grown everything organically from there. It's not an easy way of doing things, but it gives us a tremendous amount of pride in the work that we do and fires us up to build something great.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Well, hopefully we're gonna sell a bunch of sunglasses. We've learned some really valuable business lessons over the last three years and we have a great working partnership. So, beyond what we are doing today, the sky is the limit.

Cameron Fous, 30
Founder, Fous Alerts
fousalerts.com
Born: Eugene, Ore.
Resides: Pacific Beach

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
CAMERON FOUS: I offer live training-slash-mentoring - where I trade live on video-slash-audio audio every day for my students to watch and learn how to day-trade - called FOUStv. In addition, I have created a 14-hour online training course on how to consistently make money day-trading the stock market using a strategy I call the FOUS4.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
In 2015, we took advantage of becoming traveling day-traders for marketing. As you read this, I'm probably in Barcelona, Ibiza, Monaco or Paris. In the last seven months I day-traded abroad in Bali, Tokyo, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic and St. Maarten, staying in some of the most amazing houses I've ever been. As long as you have Wi-Fi, you can day-trade from anywhere. And guess what - lifestyle marketing is tax deductible.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Our current goals are making sure that our students take the proper and necessary steps to become successful traders. The most important thing any new trader can be doing is educating themselves. This is a profession. No different than becoming a doctor or lawyer. It takes time and hard work before you can earn the label. Without successful students, I don't have a successful business.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
In the beginning, it was all about money and driving a cool car. But now, after having exotic cars, a boat and a nice place, I realize that, at the end of the day, none of this material stuff has any meaning. It hasn't made me a better person nor improved the value of my life. What makes me tick is the feeling of accomplishing something I worked hard for or getting emails from students with success stories about making money with the things I taught them. I'm always searching for a new high. I get bored pretty easily and I tend to have a bad habit of buying things to fill void.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Right now, I am in the process of launching another business in the finance industry that's going to be a game-changer. And if we execute it properly, I think it has potential to be bigger than the company I have now. Like, I could make 100 bilzerian dollars, maybe.

Brian Haghighi, 29
Co-founder and co-CEO, The California Fruit Wine Co.
californiafruitwine.com
Born: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Resides: Carlsbad

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
BRIAN HAGHIGHI: The California Fruit Wine Company is the pioneer producer of all-natural wines handcrafted from fruits other than grapes. Our wines are light, refreshing, fruit-forward and surprisingly not sweet.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We just launched two "sangrias," blends of our fruit wines, which we made in partnership with Whole Foods -pineapple and mango sangria, and pomegranate and cherry sangria. Pick up a bottle at Whole Foods in SoCal, Arizona, Nevada or Hawaii.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
To nationally and internationally develop and own the fruit-wine category; to parlay that success into other items across the grocery aisle, leveraging our innovative form of employee ownership.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
I really enjoy the process of building something from scratch. That's fun. Also, I am fanatical about creating efficient, sustainable systems that create positive outcomes for all stakeholders. We are a benefit corporation.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
At some point, I'd really like to go back for a PhD, possibly in Sociology. But I also anticipate continuing to be involved in entrepreneurial ventures, whether starting a new venture, being an advisor, investor or board member.

Zach Horvath, 25
Founder, Live a Great Story
liveagreatstory.me
Born: Charlotte, N.C.
Resides: North Park

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
ZACH HORVATH: Live a Great Story is a medium to share inspiring stories that make a positive impact in the community.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
The most important thing is that we're connecting with tons of local San Diego movers and shakers and sharing stories about how they're contributing to our city's entrepreneurial spirit.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Our goal is to spread #liveagreatstory, share inspiring stories and build a community. All of our goals are aligned with those three priorities.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
What drives me most is the continued journey of defining, understanding and growing my personal skills so that I can use my super powers to make a difference.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I'm going to keep spreading #liveagreatstory far and wide. I won't stop until everyone in S.D. has a button on their shirt and a sticker on their phone!

Ariadna Jacob, 31
Founder and CEO, Influences Group, Inc.
influences.com
Born: Mexico City, Mexico
Resides: Cortez Hill

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
ARIADNA JACOB: Influences is a mobile app that matches you with videos to spark ideas and help you reach your full potential. Getting access to the world's smartest people and the knowledge and advice they share is a common problem among Millennials. Our app solves this problem by presenting the best ideas when you need them most.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We're creating an algorithm that inspires and connects people on the most fundamental level. We plan to bring significant innovations in personal and professional growth, which has been lacking for the past 10 years, by highlighting influencers like Neil Degrasse Tyson and Gary Vaynerchuk; and collaborating with brand executives from Loreal, Mastercard and Nike, who are focused on producing meaningful and interesting video content.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
We spent over a year prototyping and fine-tuning our app. Instead of raising a ton of money before our app was tangible, we focused on making the product as simple as possible to get it in the App Store quickly. Our goal is to have it in your hands by the end of the summer and in millions of hands by next year. If you'd like to be a beta user, you can sign up now on our website, influences.com.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
What drives me is the untapped opportunity that lies within millions of people around the world. People are consumed by things that don't matter - like how great someone else's life appears on Facebook or how many likes their selfie got on Instagram. I'm driven by an urge to fight mediocrity and self-loathing. You can't think higher than the level you're exposed to. I feel it's my job to help expose people to their 'aha' moments.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
You'll probably see me writing a book and speaking to young entrepreneurs, especially women. I believe, if someone has helped you get to where you are, it's your duty to help identify younger talent and be the mentor for the next generation.

Tim King, 29
Owner, Tim King Photography
timkingweddings.com
Born: Boalsburg, Pa.
Resides: North Pacific Beach

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
TIM KING: I photograph weddings in a way that helps couples remember how they felt on one of the most important days of their life. All their family and friends centered around celebrating their future. The way I think of it, I build time machines to travel back to one of the best days ever in each couple's life.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
I've never loved what I do more than I do right now. I've developed my skills to perfection, and my client relationships are awesome. I'm shooting weddings all over the world and learning a ton about how people live their lives, which is why it's the perfect time for me to move on - because it will never be as good as it is right now.

What accolades have you received?
Featured on NatGeo, Today Show, Huffington Post, Good Morning America.
Best airport selfie of 2012, worldwide.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Add tremendous value to people's lives. Help them see the awesome relationships and great times that are part of the journey, and how important it is to celebrate what we have in every aspect of our lives. Train myself to be able to document those experiences in the best possible light and anticipation.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Joy. Love. Inspiring people to help others, make them laugh and do ridiculous things that are absolutely unnecessary but, oh, so much fun. Celebrate people's birthdays and show them that they matter... thanks, Billy.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
My last wedding will be in summer of next year and I will gradually move on towards helping people understand the importance of animals in our lives. I plan to start an organization dedicated to understanding and utilizing the amazing power of animals to help us in our lives, specifically dogs. I have never loved wedding photography more than I do right now, but this is a far greater cause that needs my help.

Adam Koven, 29
CEO, The Cravory Cookies
thecravory.com
Born: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Resides: The Gaslamp

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
ADAM KOVEN: If Cold Stone Creamery and Ben & Jerry's had a love child that was a cookie company, that would be The Cravory Cookies. We've created over 2,000 flavors and counting.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
The Cravory Cookies is looking to expand to a second storefront location in San Diego and grow our online presence so more people all over the country can satisfy their cookie cravings.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
We strive to push the culinary envelope of what people think a traditional cookie is and can be. We want The Cravory Cookies brand to be known for making your favorite cookie.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Witnessing someone try our cookies for the first time and seeing their reaction. When they flip out over trying something so familiar yet completely new and love it, it really pushes me to work harder.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I will probably go grab a glass of milk, 'cause I have a cookie tasting in a few minutes. This brand new Guava Cheesecake Cookie is calling my name. Cheers!

Annie Lawless, 27
Cofounder, Suja Juice
sujajuice.com
Born: Phoenix
Resides: La Jolla

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
ANNIE LAWLESS: We make healthy, organic, non-GMO-verified, cold-pressed, cold-pressured fruit- and vegetable-packed juices in sunny San Diego. They are sold nationally in major retailers, regional natural food markets, and are available for overnight home delivery via sujajuice.com.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
With our new 12-ounce Essentials line at a lower price-point, we have been able to reach a broader consumer market and expand our distribution from the natural space to conventional retailers like Costco, Target, Vons, Publix , Safeway, Kroger and Wal-Mart. This is an exciting shift in the availability of organic products at an approachable price-point for the mainstream shopper.

What accolades have you received?
No. 3 Most Promising Company in America by Forbes, 2014
No. 2 Most Promising Company in America by Forbes, 2015
New York Times Best Selling Author, 2015: The Suja Juice Solution

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
To democratize organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed juice and make it accessible and affordable for everyone - not just the wealthy, high-end market shopper. Suja is designed to taste great and deliver health without the punishment so people will actually enjoy drinking juices with greens and veggies.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Elevating the health of others and making them feel good from consuming something we've created. Knowing that someone picking up a processed, pasteurized smoothie, tea, or "juice drink" now has a better option next to those on the shelf is an incredible thing to see. There is no better feeling than seeing people make small changes, like drinking a Suja juice instead of a soda, that help them eat more mindfully, exercise more and treat themselves better.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I have so many ideas about ways to innovate in the health and wellness world that I'm very excited and passionate about exploring. My blog blawnde.com and Suja have been great ways to connect with like-minded people, and I can definitely see a major need and desire for more amazing things in the wellness space.

Steven Ford, 24
Co-founder, Sand Cloud
Born: Westlake Village
Resides: Pacific Beach

Bruno Aschidamini, 29
Co-founder, Sand Cloud
Born: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Resides: Pacific Beach

Brandon Leibel, 24
Co-founder, Sand Cloud
Born: East Meadow, N.Y.
Resides: Pacific Beach
sandcloudapparel.com

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
BRANDON LEIBEL: Sand Cloud is a lifestyle brand that specializes in beach towels. We were founded on the ideals of innovating the beach-towel game and we continue to come out with unique towels that match the beach lifestyle.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Our brand is blowing up on social media, and sales are really picking up. We are starting to spread through word of mouth as well, which has led to some exciting collaborations with different brands around the world.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
My goal is to turn Sand Cloud into a multi-million-dollar company. I want this to be an internationally known brand and be able to find one of our towels on every single beach in the world.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Financial independence and freedom are ultimately what drive me. The ability to be my own boss and have a flexible schedule is what really motivates me to work hard everyday.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I see myself staying with Sand Cloud for as long as possible. I love what I do every single day and I'm extremely happy on this journey. Working with my two best friends is just icing on the cake.

Eileen Lofgren, 26
Founder and CEO, Child of Wild
childofwild.com
Born: Reno, Nev.
Resides: Point Loma

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
EILEEN LOFGREN: Child of Wild is a brand that believes objects with past lives or cultural relevance have a depth that can be felt. We specialize in unique jewelry and eclectic housewares, all in the hopes to provide clients with something worth having, something worth investing in. The response has been overwhelming.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We are constantly traveling abroad and exploring for inspiration and inventory. We plan to launch our newly designed website in July and are developing our Spring/Summer 2017 collections.

What accolades have you received?
Featured in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Beyoncé rocked our Flash Tattoo designs in her most recent music video. We wholesale to global accounts such as FreePeople and Revolve. Our jewelry and designs are seen all over Vanessa Hudgens , Shay Michelle and the young Hollywood scene.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
My main mission with Child of Wild is to bring acknowledgment to the artisans and tribes we source from. We have put pressure on the fashion industry to stop the blatant copying of cultural pieces. Because of the limitations of sourcing only authentic pieces, it has made scaling the business my biggest challenge. A huge goal for us is to supply large retailers in a sustainable, ethical and respectful way.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
There is so much beauty in this word, what drives me is to settle for nothing mundane and progressively challenge the fashion market. I have a quote I live by: "There are more things in heaven and earth... than are dreamt of in your philosophy." I am always driven to learn things outside my perspective and hunger for creative stimulation.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
With out a doubt, I will continue on as entrepreneur. Once you have the freedoms and empowerment of creating your own thing, there is no looking back.

Christopher D. Lynch, 29
Co-founder, Everyday California
everydaycalifornia.com
Born: Oakland, Calif.
Resides: Pacific Beach

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
CHRISTOPHER LYNCH: Based in La Jolla, California, Everyday California is a lifestyle company, specializing in ocean adventures and California-sourced premium apparel.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We've partnered with Cherokee Global Brands, Nasdaq: CHKE, to expand our wholesale retail operations worldwide. Through this process, our design team has joined forces with the design team at Tony Hawk Brands.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
From the beginning, we knew we wanted to become a lifestyle brand and a household name. We are fortunate to be heading in that direction. The goal now is to strike a balance between growth and sustainability.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
The desire to create something that will live far longer than me, and the creative process involved in accomplishing this.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Get back to the office and get to work on designing our newest retail store that will also host our newest business: Woholle Juice Box.

José M. Morachis, 33
President and CEO, NanoCellect Biomedical, Inc.
nanocellect.com
Born: Sinaloa, Mexico
Resides: North Park

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
JOSÉ MORACHIS: NanoCellect's first product is the WOLF Cell Sorter. Cell sorters are used to analyze and sort thousands of cells per minute and are essential systems for most biomedical research labs.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Just like computers transitioned from being huge and expensive machines to an iPhone, we are seeing a similar transition in biomedical technology. We are excited in being part of it at this stage.

What accolades have you received?
Nine Small Business Innovative Research (SBIRs) awards from the NIH. Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from The Salk Institute. Board of Directors at Arroyo Paseo Charter High School. One of CONNECT's 2015 Rock Stars of Innovation.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Our ultimate goal is to make one of the best Life Science tools that will be used for years to come. If we do that, we will succeed in every other aspect of the business.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
The biggest driver for me is family. My family came from a humble town in Mexico, and we push to better ourselves. The other thing that drives me is the desire to leave a positive impact.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I am part of a great partnership at ScholarNexus LLC, where we help conceptualize, seed and execute new Life Science companies. NanoCellect came out of this, and I am excited to see what we do next.

Terry Asher Moncada, 29
CEO, Gym Junkies
gymjunkies.com, moncadamarketing.com
Born: Corpus Christi, Texas
Resides: Del Mar

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
TERRY ASHER MONCADA: We give free fitness and nutrition information just about every day right now. We also offer meal plans on PDF files and sell high-quality clean supplements.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We're launching a new workout app that will live stream to any iPhone, Android, Apple TV and a host of other devices. I'm also working on launching our YouTube channel, which is going to bring tons of more great content for our users.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
My goals are just to keep growing, learning and continuing to produce great stuff for our users. I'm always looking for ways to expand or evolve into something greater than before.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
I enjoy a challenge and I also get off on people telling me I can't do something. I still remember leaving my 9-to-5 about five years ago; the CEO said don't come running back. I didn't. I just smiled, walked out and have never had a 9-to-5 since.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Just continue to work hard and expand. I see the business growing every day, so I'm encouraged. We gain more followers, traffic and users with everyday that passes. Also, I'm not afraid to entering new verticals if needed; it's fun and keeps you on your toes.

Adam "Ace" Moyer, 33
Founder and CEO, Knockaround
knockaround.com
Born: Fairfax, Va.
Resides: Mission Hills

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
ADAM MOYER: I started Knockaround in 2005 because I was tired of losing more-expensive sunglasses. All of the affordable sunglasses at the time were generic gas station or swap meet shades. Enter Knockaround: affordable, design-focused sunglasses coupled with a great customer experience.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
It's never been a more exciting time for Knockaround. We're growing fast and have dozens of cool projects in the pipeline. In the next year, we'll be working with some great San Diego brands, including the Padres and Green Flash Brewing Company.

What accolades have you received?
More special than any accolades are being in a position to cross things off of my bucket list - throwing out the first pitch at a Padres game, purchasing a vintage Ferrari, giving the graduation speech at my old high school. Those are the things that stand out to me.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Knockaround is definitely still in growth mode. It'll be a challenge, but we've got our sights set on $30 million in revenue within the next few years... and I think it's attainable.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
There's no denying it, I'm definitely driven by money and the financial freedom it provides. But I'm also driven by wanting to create an iconic and memorable brand that really resonates with our fan-base.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I'm an entrepreneur at heart. I'm hoping to start five more companies by the time I'm 40.

Daren Myers, 28
Co-founder, Rau Chocolate
drinkrau.com
Born: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Resides: North Pacific Beach

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
DAREN MYERS: Rau Chocolate is reshaping the way we all experience chocolate with our healthy, guilt-free, cold-pressed organic chocolate beverage. Rau Chocolate is organic, non-GMO, dairy-free, vegan and without any preservatives or artificial ingredients.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Rau is expanding its footprint out of California and into the first national cold-pressed organic chocolate beverage brand.

What accolades have you received?
2015 BevNet New Beverage Showdown Winner. CONNECT competition winner. Whole Foods New Product Award.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Rau's mission is to educate the public that chocolate, cacao, in its raw bean form is one of the most nutrient-rich superfoods on the planet, loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and even a few thousand plant nutrients. It is to truly reverse the way we all interact with and experience chocolate.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Coming from a family of full-spectrum health issues, I made it my life mission to educate others on the importance of nutritional changes to better their physical and mental well-being.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Continue to mind-bend and change the world, one cacao bean at a time.

Philip Auchettl, 29
Co-founder and CEO, RAD Lab
Born: Brisbane, Australia
Resides: East Village

Jason Grauten, 28
Co-founder and CCO, RAD Lab
Born: Long Beach, Calif.
Resides: Ocean Beach

David Loewenstein, 30
Co-founder and COO, RAD Lab
Born: Newport Beach, Calif.
Resides: East Village

radlabsd.com

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
DAVID LOEWENSTEIN: RAD Lab focuses on cutting-edge design and development, exploring new methods of construction and design within the urban environment. We are motivated by viewing architecture as a framework for transformation within both the public and private realm.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
RAD Lab focuses on new and exciting projects, the majority of which are somewhat unusual - from shipping-containers pop-ups to concert venues and restaurants, the more unusual the concept, the more interested we are.

What accolades have you received?
Awarded an Orchid for the one-year installation of East Village's Pocket Park (2014).

Received a Special Commendation for our work at Quartyard; the award was given by Todd Gloria and the City of San Diego (2015). Received the Public-Private Partnership Award at the Golden Watchdog ceremony, presented by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (2015).

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
At RAD Lab, we focus on merging our goals with our clients' goals. We follow a simple formula to bring out the best in us, "Keep it simple and keep building."

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
It's truly amazing to have an idea in your head and see it built before your eyes. The most rewarding part is watching people explore the built environment that you created.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Now that Quartyard is up and running, we are working hard to pinpoint the next best location for an urban instillation.

Chris Richmond, 28
CEO, ShareTV
sharetv.com
Born: Oakland, Calif.
Resides: Banker's Hill

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
CHRIS RICHMOND: ShareTV.com is a fan site for network television used by millions of people. We tell you when the next new episode of your favorite show is, which shows were canceled, and then let you watch full-length episodes through our partnership with HULU and Showtime.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
More and more networks are finally giving in to putting their content online without requiring a cable subscription. HBO came out with their standalone service a few months ago, and [at the time of this interview], Showtime launched theirs today. I started ShareTV before there was a HULU or any kind of streaming service, and back then, the networks were dead-set against their content being put online. I have the legal warnings to prove it. Looks like the tides are finally turning.

What accolades have you received?
More than $100,000 received in donations on Kickstarter for one of our website projects. Seems better than an award to me.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Continue developing a team and platform that can eventually scale to ridiculous heights. To this point, we have bootstrapped the whole thing. Our goal is to build up as much as we can before we bring on those big investors to go to the next level. I imagine, by the end of the year, we'll be back on the hunt for a new office space, putting up some "Help Wanted" signs and looking at another upgrade for our already impressive rack of servers.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
I only created ShareTV because I missed an episode of my favorite show at the time, Smallville. I never imagined it would become my full-time career. Once it took off, my goal was just to have a comfortable lifestyle without a boss, alarm clock or schedule of any kind. Once I made it to the point where I didn't have to work I realized how boring that was and decided I wanted to accomplish something great. I'm still working on that part.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Build a media empire. Last year, we acquired another popular website called TV Tropes, which has more than doubled our audience. I think we have a good path and just need to keep building on it.

Rob Robbins, 28
Co-owner, The Baked Bear
Born: San Diego
Resides: Downtown

Shane Stanger, 28
Co-owner, The Baked Bear
Born: Silverspring, Md.
Resides: East Village
thebakedbear.com

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
ROB ROBBINS: We are a custom ice cream sandwich parlor that pairs freshly baked cookies from scratch with premium ice cream to serve the ultimate treat at an affordable price.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We opened our fourth location in Carmel Valley in June. We are talking to groups all over the country to franchise and have signed five franchise stores so far.

What accolades have you received?
No. 3 best restaurant in La Jolla on Trip Advisor. Invited into Padres stadium after only three months of opening our first location.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Our goal is to be a national franchise brand in the next five to 10 years with 100-plus locations while making sure that every customer gets the same great experience and product at every location.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
I want to be successful at everything I do. I want to be the best, and that means providing the best product and experience for our customers. The smiles on our customers' faces are what drive me to keep going.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I plan to build this brand as large as I can, paying attention to the details, and keep providing a premium product and amazing customer experience at an affordable price.

Sean Fruin, 27
Partner, San Diego Free Ride

James Mirras, 28
Co-Founder, The Free Ride, Inc.
Partner, San Diego Free Ride

AlexanderEsposito, 28
Co-Founder, The Free Ride, Inc.
Partner, San Diego Free Ride

Joseph Fiorello, 30
Partner, San Diego Free Ride
Born: Long Island, N.Y.
Resides: Downtown and the Hamptons, N.Y.
thefreeride.com

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
SEAN FRUIN: The Free Ride is an ad-supported shuttle. The company operates eco-friendly electric cars and works with various sponsors to provide the service at no cost to the rider. The cars are branded on the exterior and include interactive interior experiences with photo booths and product samples.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
San Diego is the company's newest and fastest growing location. Our team is in the process of finalizing an app that will help passengers request rides. Additionally, the company was recently selected to work with Civic San Diego on a downtown circulator shuttle project set to launch in late 2015.

What accolades have you received?
Appeared on Fox News New York and CW6 San Diego. Articles in Vanity Fair, New York Times, New York Post, Daily News, Newsday, Huffington Post.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
San Diego Free Ride seeks to grow its existing service in a way that provides an efficient, eco-friendly transportation option to the residents, workers and visitors of downtown San Diego.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
We're driven by our concept. Who doesn't want a free ride? It's exciting to work with great brands in a way that promotes business, while also offering an eco-friendly and beneficial service to the community. It's a win-win.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
San Diego Free Ride and The Free Ride in general will continue to get bigger and better. Our short-term goal is to maximize our service in San Diego and in our other markets.  Our long-term goal is to continue to build a smart, fun service that helps people in cities around the country.

Shaun Savage, 32
CEO, GoShare
goshare.co
Born: Howell, N.J.
Resides: Cortez Hill

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
SHAUN SAVAGE: GoShare is a mobile app and website that connects drivers who have a pickup truck, cargo van, or SUV with people and businesses that need help moving, hauling or delivering large items on demand.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Our iPhone app is live and operating in San Diego and New Jersey. Revenue is flowing in on a daily basis. Android app coming soon. We were featured on Channel 6 news as the new "Uber For Hauling." We are planning to raise a seed round of financing to expand to new markets. Started a beta test program with Goodwill in New Jersey and West Elm in San Diego.

What accolades have you received?
We won the PitchTech competition at Interactive Day San Diego. We were accepted into EvoNexus, the most respected startup incubator in SoCal.

We came in Second Place at the University of Delaware's startup competition.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
My goal is to lead a publicly traded company that creates innovative solutions to solve the world's biggest problems.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
New ideas, financial freedom, creativity, opportunities to learn, solving problems and helping people.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I would like to build an autonomous, all-electric pickup truck with robotic arms to make GoShare even more efficient and safer.

Craig Sewing, 35
Creator and host, The Craig Sewing Show and The American Dream
craigsewing.com
Born: St. Louis
Resides: Little Italy

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
CRAIG SEWING: We have designed a media model that goes against the grain of the 24/7 news cycle, offering a more unbiased point of view on current events, life in San Diego... and addressing things that impact the lives of our viewers.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We've hit a tipping point where our growth is becoming exponential. Reputation is a difficult thing to build, an easy thing to burn. We've done a great job of building great relationships and truly impacting the San Diego marketplace in a profound way.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
To continue to grow in San Diego and be known as the voice for consumer activism.
Our model is now spreading into markets across the country, and ultimately we want to continue to positively influence the lives of those who engage with us.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
In life, you're either growing or you're dying. I just love to grow. Personally, professionally, physically, spiritually, et cetera, it's all about growing. At any point in my life, I want to be maximizing my potential and influencing those around me in a positive way. I don't care if I'm 90 years old, doing wheel chair races; my goal is to keep winning the game of life and enjoying it while it happens. I am also very motivated by failure. I fail a lot, but I've proven to myself that those failures always turn into valuable lessons. This really enables me to replace any fear of future failures with faith. Faith that, even if it happens, I'll come out of it stronger.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
My goal in life is to talk [PacificSD editor] Perloff into putting me on the cover of Pacific magazine. Until that day, the one thing you can be confident in: we will always be doing the three Rs of our business model - expanding our Reach, Raising the bar, strengthening Reputation.

Mike Sherbakov, 30
Founder and CEO, Karuna Towels
karunatowels.com
Born: Moscow, Russia
Resides: Solana Beach

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
MIKE SHERBAKOV: Karuna towels are high-quality, eco-friendly towels used for yoga. Contributions from purchases fight malaria by providing long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets throughout villages in Africa.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Passionate about philanthropy and social impact, I am creating more partnerships and traveling to Africa in September to work with organizations that are making a difference.

What accolades have you received?
Featured on ABC, NBC, CBS networks for various businesses and causes.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
I will continue to create, partner and align with socially driven companies and organizations; $5 million in revenue from projects and one million lives impacted by 2020.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
"What one can be, one must be." I'm driven by exploring human potential. I'm fascinated with learning more about the world and how I can become a better person in it. I want to know that I did everything I could and left the world a better place in the time I was here.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Travel the world, again, learn as much as I can while building current projects and businesses... and hopefully inspire a few people along the way.

Natalie Susi, 30
Founder, Bare Organic Mixers
baremixers.com
Born: Havertown, Pa.
Resides: University Heights

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
NATALIE SUSI: Bare Organic Mixers are organic, low-calorie, gluten-free cocktail mixers that are made with only juice, water and organic agave nectar. They are perfect for making healthier, fresh-tasting cocktails that are less than 150 calories.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Bare Organic Mixers are now available at Fresh and Easy, Total Wine and Whole Foods. Bare will also be available at 200 retail locations on the East Coast by August.

What accolades have you received?
Included in Forbes.com 2012's "10 Female Entrepreneurs in San Diego to Watch."

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
With Bare Organic Mixers, my goal was to create a product that would give consumers, especially women, the opportunity to indulge in the little things in life, like cocktails, guilt-free.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Everyday that I spend as an entrepreneur, I'm driven to learn and experience as much as I can, so I can share my knowledge and teach others how to build their business more efficiently and effectively, so they can reach success faster.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I started Bare after I was laid off from teaching at SDSU. I've been an entrepreneur for the last six years, but I've never forgotten my roots as a teacher. In my next venture, I'll combine my passion for teaching and my knowledge for business into one endeavor where I'm helping people build their ideal life and business everyday.

Paul Goodman, 26
Co-founder and CFO, Pura Vida Bracelets
puravidabracelets.com
Born: Los Angeles
Resides: La Jolla

Griffin Thall, 28
Co-founder and CEO, Pura Vida Bracelets
Born: Los Angeles
Resides: La Jolla

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
GRIFFIN THALL: We sell hand-made bracelets from Costa Rica and provide jobs to over 80 local artisans. We also give back to 165-plus different charities organizations around the United States.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We were just featured on Good Morning America two weeks ago. We have now surpassed 1,000 online orders per day, consistently, and we are now sold on Ellen Degeneres' new online store.

What accolades have you received?
2015 Forbes 30 Under 30.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
My business goal is to grow our online store to become a powerhouse of everything Pura Vida. We will be expanding our line to a full apparel store and adding hundreds of new bracelets this year.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
I am driven by data. I get instant satisfaction from when I do an Instagram post and see a spike in our Google Analytics within seconds. I set obtainable goals and achieve everything I set my mind to. It's really rewarding to see the impact of the lives of our team in Costa Rica. Passion is truly the key to our success.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Next, I will focus on finding new advertising channels and tech partners that Pura Vida can work with. I thrive off new-customer acquisition and finding creative ways to get our brand out there. This is what challenges me and fires me up everything morning I sit down at my desk.

David Michael, 35
Co-owner, Tecture
Born: Bavaria, Germany
Resides: Golden Hill

Kyle Robert Preish, 32
Co-owner, Tecture
Born: Corona, Calif.
Resides: North Park

Slade Fischer, 32
Co-owner, Tecture
Place of birth: Lancaster, Calif.
Resides: North Park
tectureinc.com

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
DAVID MICHAEL: We are a creative, hands-on design team that aims to elevate our
environments and build our craft while continually inspiring those who interact with our work.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Growth. San Diego's design scene is growing right now and we are right here with her. We have jumped right in, learning quickly, so the most exciting part may be the unknowns that are on the horizon. We also just launched a little retail line called Tecture Goods... so that's pretty exciting.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
To create, to make and to expand - all the while holding on to the principle that projects are built on the details. Whatever direction we go, we have to maintain a high personal standard.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
Many things inspire us, but a daily driver is the idea that only we can ultimately set our limit. We love creating, so to see ideas and possibilities come to fruition sets us off.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Keep building, learning and raising that bar. We, as a group, stay flexible, curious and hungry, which constantly keeps us open to new avenues and new ideas. We just keep on keepin' on.

Alicia Wallace, 28
Founding partner and COO, All Across Africa
allacrossafrica.org
Born: Wenatchee, Wash.
Resides: Ocean Beach

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
ALICIA WALLACE: We create handmade, fair-trade home décor, kitchen and dining [products] and accessories that employ over 3,000 African artisans. Each purchase creates empowerment and restores dignity to vulnerable populations, and works to rule out the need for aid.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
We're launching a new distribution channel for our product to expand our lines and retailers, and capital-raising for our next stage of growth.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Our goal is to be the largest handmade producer of products out of Africa, connecting consumers across the world with a way to make a positive impact in people's lives through their purchasing power.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
One: choice - creating the freedom to choose for myself with my career, my objectives, and creating choice for people in poverty. Two: progress - physical improvements, lists being checked off, financial growth.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I see this as my career for the next five years. Beyond that, likely starting something else. I like startup and have some big ideas on how to continue to work to make the world a better place.

Joshua Windmiller, PhD, 29
CTO and co-founder, Biolinq, Inc.
biolinq.me
Born: San Diego
Resides: La Jolla

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
JOSHUA WINDMILLER: Most folks have experienced going to their doctor's office to have a routine checkup and blood panel performed. Biolinq is creating a skin-applied biosensor that can quantify blood chemistry in a non-invasive, real-time fashion, thereby doing away with the need to perform a painful blood draw. Imagine having your blood sugar, sodium and hormone levels displayed directly on your smartphone, so you can assess how your daily routine and lifestyle choices directly impact your health and wellness.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Biolinq has several biosensor platforms in the pipeline that will address defined use-cases for the one-third of Americans who have either Type I-, Type II-, or pre-diabetes.

What accolades have you received? Internationally recognized expert in printed biosensor technology. Ph.D. research, funded by a Powell Foundation fellowship, focused on the development of printed biosensors, bioelectronics, and biofuel cells. Published over 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and has eleven US patents issued or pending.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
My business goals are two-fold: one, to apply my ingenuity and insight in the sensors domain to create innovative products that address demonstrated market needs; and two, to create a long-lasting, sustainable enterprise that drives further economic development in our region.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
My feeling of self-worth emanates from my drive to develop novel technological capabilities that help improve the health and well-being of those around me.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
I aspire to continue innovating in the sensors domain. This includes extending the capabilities of our platform for disease management applications and for use in conjunction with autonomous therapeutic interventions, such as insulin pumps.

Casey Wright, 34
Co-founder and CEO, Wright Brothers, Inc.
Born: Mission Viejo, Calif.
Resides: The Gaslamp

Corey Wright, 33
Co-founder, Wright Brothers, Inc.
Born: Mission Viejo, Calif.
Resides: Point Loma
wrightbrosinc.com

PacificSD: Describe (in 30-ish words) your business/service/product.
CASEY WRIGHT: We build customized lead-generating web services for the residential real estate industry and provide education to real estate agents.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what exciting things are happening in your business right now.
Rapid revenue and employee growth. Our public speaking appearances on millennial homebuyers and our podcast "Modern American Realtor" are getting a lot of attention within the industry and opening up doors for some new and exciting partnerships.

What accolades have you received?
Fourth Fastest Growing Company in San Diego, San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ). Finalist for Most Admired CEO, SDBJ. Featured Contributor for Huffington Post and Inman News.

Describe (in 30-ish words) your business goals.
Modernize the residential real estate industry. This is an antiquated industry clinging to some terribly outdated ideas. We want to lead the charge for a smarter, more satisfying home-buying and selling experience.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what drives you.
My dog, Titan. I want to make enough money to keep him alive forever. Also, I like to travel a lot.

Describe (in 30-ish words) what will you do next.
Go hang out with Titan. Or go on a vacation.

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