Chef Andrew Gruel

Founder of Slapfish

Meet Andrew Gruel, the founder and CEO of Huntington Beach-based Slapfish Restaurant Group. Known as a modern seafood shack serving fresh, sustainable seafood in a casual setting, Slapfish has six locations in Orange County.

David Coles

Chief Operations Officer & Wealth Advisor at WMBC

Paige Oden


Paige Oden is the Director of Visual Arts at the Orange County High School of the Arts. She holds a BFA in Painting and an MFA in Figurative Sculpture, studying under artists such as Ed Moses, John Lincoln, and Stephen Werlick.

Stefaan Poortman

Interntional Non-Profit Expert, World of Children

Erica Bryen

Erica Bryen Designs

Newport Beach-based interior designer Erica Bryen of Erica Bryen Design draws creativity from her extensive travels, historical influences, and her love of fashion.

Emily Smith

Creative Director at Lafayette 148

Emily Smith, Creative Director of Lafayette 148 has a gift for perfecting a garment from the inside out. And she’s very much in tune to what her customer's want to wear. From trend forecasting to developing each collection, to traveling the globe to source the finest fabrics, Emily has helped guide Lafayette 148 New York to a new level of luxury. 

Chef Rolando Rubalcava

Playa Mesa Mexican Kitchen

O.C. native Chef Rolando Rubalcava is now running the kitchen at Playa Mesa serving some of the best Mexican food in Orange County.

Chef Zach Geerson

Journeyman’s Food and Drink | Citizen Kitchen