Our membership is made up of business owners and entrepreneurs who strive for excellence in both their business and personal lives. What makes our group special is that we have built a community of strong friendships based on trust and respect.
Jonathan Nicolas, LUTCF, CLTC, AIF® – Partner Pettinelli Financial Partners
Pettinelli Financial Partners is a multi-generational financial planning firm. Our people, process, and passion inspire us to holistically serve our client families.
Dave Toole – Business Owner, Toole’s Garage
Auto Repair/Hybrid Specialist. David has been in the auto repair industry since 1987. His extensive technical background in auto repair and passion for cars gives him the ability to help many people strategize their car maintenance. Toole’s Garage cares for vehicles from Hot Rods to Hybrids. He believes in doing the right thing, as well as, going the extra mile to ensure a great experience for his customers.
Dr. Scott Nissenbaum, Chiropractor
Chiropractor. Dr. Scott Nissenbaum’s mission is to help people reduce their pain and improve their health through chiropractic care. The purpose is to find the underlying cause of pain and misfunction in the body for musculoskeletal injuries. We develop personalized treatment strategies for our patients.
Dave De Smidt, Business Owner, Banner Printing
Commercial Printer. Banner Printing has been in business for 43 years. Many of my customers have become my friends because I believe in integrity and building relationships. I work with manufacturers and vendors that I trust my customers jobs with. I am not alone, I have an amazing staff that has the same values of taking care of every customers needs. My commitment to you is to deliver a quality printing and an affordable price. You can call me anytime, I am happy to discuss your company needs.
Tyce Fields – Founder & Insurance Agent, The Fields Agency
Personal and Commercial Insurance. The Fields Agency – Founded by Tyce Fields in 2004 is an appointed agent with Farmers Insurance and many other carriers. We can help you with most all of your insurance needs – including:
- Personal: home, condo, renters, landlord, auto, earthquake, flood and builders risk
- Commercial: Business Owner Policy (BOP), Workers Compensation
- Life, Long Term Care, and Disability
- Health: individual, family, small group – Medical, Dental, and Vision
- CA License #0E39412
ThriveHive. A San Francisco Bay Area native with a passion for family and community, Stephanie’s mission is to foster lasting relationships with her clients built on a solid foundation of trust and transparency. Serving her clients as an extension of their marketing team, Stephanie is consistently able to provide a guiding hand during the design and deployment of effective marketing campaigns. All the while, her initiatives are kept within budgets, while she maintains a laser light focus on the end goal: profitable results for her client family. Her strengths include leveraging search engines and maximizing social media. Stephanie has 15 years of experience in advertising here in the Bay Area. She is also Google Certified and is recognized as a leader in her company and industry.
Jovanni Casaus, Business Owner, Photography by Jovanni
Headshot Photographer. Do you know it only takes 40 milliseconds for someone to judge whether you look trustworthy or not? To give you an idea of how fast that is it’s faster than you blink. So before you’ve even blinked someone has judged your level of trustworthiness just from a single photo. As a professional, business owner or an entrepreneur trust is your biggest asset. If your headshot is sending the message of being untrustworthy you are missing out on tremendous opportunities. At Photography By Jovanni we specialize in capturing the real authentic you. Not the awkward unphotogenic you. We make each session as quick, fun, easy and painless as possible. So when you need a new or updated headshot that puts you in the best light call Photography By Jovanni where we put you ahead of the competition.
Lisa Anter, Business Owner, Melaleuca.com and Enjoy A Better Way & BANG Treasurer
Melaleuca.com. Lisa grew up in Montreal and found her way to the Bay Area via Denver after completing two advanced degrees. Her love of fitness developed through two very nontraditional sports; horse trials and snowboarding. Lisa has been in the fitness industry for over a decade helping Peninsula residents achieve their health and wellness goals. Every day I choose my path, work from anywhere, set my own hours, and am rewarded for my efforts. I get to partner with an incredible Wellness company, work with the amazing people on this team, and finally earn way more than I spend!
Madlen Saddik, Vacation Concierge, Ticket To Travel
Vacation Concierge for land and sea travel with Ticket to Travel. I nurture and create lifetime experiences and memories for cruisers and travelers who not only want to see the world with their eyes but also experience it with all their senses by providing Complimentary VIP concierge services throughout the planning process all the way to their welcome home. I am their advocate and available all the time .
It just gives me joy to exceed expectations and travel the extra mile to make sure your journey is perfect in every detail.
Steve Gimnicher – Business Owner, Gimnicher Computer Services
Computer Services. Gimnicher Computer Services was established by Steve Gimnicher, a former Silicon Valley high tech executive. Steve is a computer specialist focused on providing you an outstanding customer experience in your home or small business. Steve provides services for Windows and Mac environments and everything in between. Best of all, he guarantees his work or it’s FREE!!
Johnson Eng – Payments Consultant, Payzone Systems & BANG Asst. Membership Director
Payments Consultant. Payzone Systems is your one-stop solution for all of your credit card and payment processing needs. With our industry leading Flat Fee program you’ll eliminate all your credit card fees. You can accept unlimited transactions for only $35.00 per month! We also offer competitive pricing for traditional credit card processing. 24/7 customer support, and innovative technology let you spend your time and energy doing what you do best – growing your business. Call me today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation!
Founding Curator. Pauline Cheung is a Founding Curator with The Cocoa Exchange (formerly a Chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries). The Cocoa Exchange is a subsidiary of Mars Inc. and offers 3 exclusive lines of premium products: Signature, Pure Dark and Pod & Bean. Pauline conducts Chocolate Tasting Experiences guiding you from ‘cocktails to dessert’ showcasing a variety of products including Chocolate Martinis, savory dishes, and dessert with several chocolate samplings sprinkled in throughout the experience. She enjoys creating and sharing recipes and giving away chocolate to her hosts and guests. The Cocoa Exchange offers year-round Gifting Programs as well as Fundraising Programs. If you’re looking for a unique experience or gift, contact Pauline or visit her website
Rob Hoelper – Business Owner, Purrfect Painting & BANG Sergeant at Arms Elect
Residential Painting Contractor. Established and incorporated in San Carlos, CA in 1988. With 30 plus years in the business and thousands of satisfied customers, we have the skill that comes with experience. You won’t find drips, skips or uneven edges on our jobs. And your windows will be as clean and paint-free as the day you hired us. Painting homes is not our fallback, it’s what we want to do. We take pride in our craftsmanship and have learned the most time-honored and newest techniques for beautifying your home. From faux finish to Venetian plaster, we know how to fulfill your design ideas, inside and out!
Mitch Williams – Business Owner, Home Helpers of San Mateo County
Home Caregivers. Our purpose is simple – to be there for you and your family to make life easier, happier, healthier and more enjoyable – each and every day! We provide in-home care services to: Seniors, Individuals recovering from injury, surgery or illness, People facing lifelong challenges and disabilities and New moms and working parents.
We are San Mateo County’s most trusted and respected local provider of in-home care and support for people in their homes, retirement communities, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities – wherever you call home. We have two offices to service San Mateo County and serve clients in San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Carlos, Belmont, Redwood City, San Bruno, Millbrae, Pacifica, Daly City, and Half Moon Bay and the Coastside.
John Zialcita – Certified Mortgage Planner, Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. I educate my clients so that they can make strategic, smart and safe decisions whether as a first time home buyer or an existing homeowner exploring options.
415.385.7409 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Faenzi – Clinical Gerontologist, Faenzi Associates
Senior Care. Kathy has spent her career providing assistance, empathy, and integrity to aging adults and their loved ones. She is passionate about helping seniors maintain—and even enhance—their quality of life and overall happiness. She is also a popular consultant and speaker in the field of aging. She has a Masters of Arts in Clinical Gerontology from Notre Dame de Namur University, with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology. We provide support, guidance and transitional counseling to the older adult and their families facing the many challenges presented by our aging process. Together we plan, strategize and implement a comprehensive care plan to help maintain safety, independence, dignity and overall quality of life.
Chantel Fitting, Personal Injury Lawyer
Partner at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos. Chantel has been a litigation attorney for over fifteen years with a specialty in bodily injury cases. She is recognized as an expert in evaluating serious medical injuries related to catastrophic claims such as brain and spine injuries and presenting that evidence to the jury. Ms. Fitting has a remarkable record of successful jury trials in which her clients have recovered millions of dollars for their injuries. Ms. Fitting recently tried a case before a San Mateo jury in which the insurance company offered $20,000.00 and the jury awarded $974,628.00 to her clients. More recently, a jury rendered a verdict of $500,000.00 to her client when the insurance company offered only $100,000.00. She fights for her clients and is not deterred by the unreasonable conduct of large insurance companies. Ms. Fitting’s success and expertise are recognized by her peers. She is a frequent speaker at legal seminars on recent developments and trends in the law and trial techniques that are essential to achieving favorable outcomes for the clients.
650.345.8484 | email@example.com
Carey Gorgolinski, Residential/Commercial Title & BANG Board Member
Vice President, West Bay Area Operations of Lawyers Title. Powerfully committed to serving homeowners, investors, realtors & brokers by aligning their business & personal needs to trusted community & professional resources-Enhancing the dream of home ownership with the significance of a tried and trusted local network.
650.218.4939 | Carey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Scott – Business Owner, Kelly Scott Fitness, Fitness and Nutrition Expert & BANG Vice President
Owner & CEO, Kelly Scott Fitness – Kelly helps busy professionals prioritize self-care through customized fitness and nutrition programs. She not only coaches live fitness classes, outdoor boot camps and one on one training, Kelly also offers online fitness and nutrition programs that can be done in home.
Her mission is to help others live a healthy balanced life so that they can have more energy, be more productive at work and be more present with their loved ones.
If you are looking for motivation to stay consistent with your self-care, Kelly recently launched a few online programs that will help you create a routine so that time will no longer be a road block.
For support and accountability towards your health goals, contact Kelly to set up your free 20 minute phone consultation and see how a customized “healthy formula plan” can be the solution you need for creating a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Sheeba Varghese, Business Owner, Leadership Development Coach & BANG Membership Director
Leadership Development Coach/ Executive Coach. Sheeba Varghese is a Professional Certified Coach providing leadership development to men and women who desire to bridge the gap from simply managing day-to-day to becoming exceptional leaders. She is a firm believer that “although our lives are a series of defining moments, it is not the moment that defines us, but how we choose to live in them.” She brings more than 20 years of experience working with individuals to her coaching, including more than seven years as a certified K-12 teacher.
Leaders working with Sheeba learn that behaviors supported by critical shifts in their mindset is vital towards sustainable change. Using the Tilt Suite of Tools, Sheeba supports leaders to assess their strengths and develop those weaknesses that can derail their professional growth, so they may have maximum impact in how they communicate, relate and lead others. Utilizing a coaching style that is direct, intuitive, supportive, and encouraging, leaders are challenged to make changes that would positively impact their leadership, motivation, self-awareness, communication, relationships, perceptions and accountability within the professional environment. Sheeba has worked with clients across a broad range of industries including sales, financial services, media, insurance, non-profits, “solopreneurs”, journalism, social services and communications.
Jack Tang, Director of Strategic Development, Moonstar Buffet and Catering & BANG President
Director of Strategic Development. Established in 1991, Moonstar Buffet is recognized as the best upscale seafood buffet in the Bay Area. With a seating capacity of over 450, Moonstar earned its reputation not only for filling tummies with a large variety of delicious and good quality food, but also as the designated venue to host large celebratory events such as ginger and red egg parties, group tours, weddings banquets, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate events, retirement parties and memorial receptions, etc. Our catering team is a trusted partner for private parties and business events alike, servicing events across the San Francisco Bay Area.
To some, Moonstar is the happy place to enjoy good food and to spend quality time with family and loved ones, but to even more people, Moonstar represents a solid and dependable pillar that supports our community through year-round charitable initiatives. We are blessed to be able to make positive impacts that touch lives. We hope to bring about more smiles through our food and efforts, and ultimately make it a better place for all.
Lauren Jeong, Business Owner, Lauren Jeong Esthetics & BANG Secretary
Lauren Jeong is a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Acne Specialist, and the owner of Lauren Jeong Esthetics based in San Carlos, CA. From her first hand experience with painful, cystic acne and the detrimental effects her skin had on her emotional well-being, came the inspiration and drive to create a space where she could walk with her clients on their journey to clearer skin without the use of antibiotics or pills. Through results driven treatments, acne boot camps, and individualized home care regimens, Lauren takes a unique approach to the skin considering lifestyle, diet, and skin care choices. Lauren Jeong Esthetics is dedicated to providing solutions to your acne and anti-aging needs!
John Esplana, Realtor Keller Williams Realty – San Francisco Bay Area
With Bachelors Degrees in Marketing and Accounting, John is an expert in analyzing and negotiating both the property and financing aspects of the real estate equation and has successfully helped over 1,000 clients accomplish their real estate goals since 2005.
As your Realtor, John will take the time to understand your goals and what is important to you. John then crafts a winning strategy specifically for you so that you sell your home for the highest possible price or successfully buy your home in this competitive market.
Put John and his team to work for you!650.315.5968 Mobile | John@FourBridgesRE.com|www.fourbridgesre.com/
Will Schaub – VP of Sales and Business Development, Will Serv Business Solutions & BANG Education Director
Will has had over the past 15 years been a successful player in the supplemental Benefits, Accident & Health and Insurance industry. He has acquired a reputation of being able to deliver quality products and services, as well as the top notch support and care that goes hand in hand. His conviction that business owners needed more than cookie cutter answers to solve their employee Insurance, Benefits and Financial issues, and that they were not being afforded an opportunity to take advantage of the various Government Incentives and Tax advantages available to them, drove him to consider a new consultative business opportunity, in an entrepreneurial environment. As a Regional Manager, he had taken the market challenges thrown at him, and became one of the highest producers in the country. He has surrounded himself with not just Insurance expertise, but with business professionals as well. His affiliated companies are winners in their fields, with offerings and technology platforms second to none.
Alonso Orellana – Business Owner, Founder, Creative Director, Visual Street Films & BANG Social Director
Founder, Creative Director and Chief Storyteller At Visual Street Films, A creative production studio focused on providing top quality media content and services through film, photography, music and design.
Listening to people’s stories has always fascinated me. Even before I thought about picking up a camera and rolling that red light. I always had that special feeling that storytelling was part of my purpose in this life. I would often write short stories about people and make up situations about them as if I had sat down and interviewed them ‘Barbara Walters style’… They would always open up to me and spill their life stories… (At least on the pages of my journals)
- Varsity Star Swimmer as a freshman in High school, took 2nd in State Championships.
- Lived in Lake Tahoe for 8 glorious years snowboarding and sailing
I like to take long walks on short piers
Ryan De Luca, Owner – Walking Paws with Ryan & BANG Sergeant at Arms
Ryan De Luca is the owner of Walking Paws with Ryan. Ryan started his business in November of 2017. Ryan purchased a couple of clients from someone who was selling their business. Ryan has become First Aid and CPR certified for cats and dogs as well as being licensed and bonded. Within a year and a half my business has expanded to where Ryan had to hire someone to help him with all the new potential clients. Ryan has become very well known in the San Mateo and Belmont areas. Ryan truly enjoys working and helping animals. Most new clients have come to Ryan via word of mouth from neighbors and current clients in the surrounding areas. Ryan enjoys being in the outdoors in all types of weather conditions, concerts (enjoys music of all types), attending sporting events, getting tattoos and piercings, San Jose Sharks, and of course crazy about animals of all types.
Mark Allen, President – City Publication SF Peninsula & BANG Asst. Secretary
Mark spent 40 years in the IT industry. In his last job, he was VP of engineering. However, he always wanted to start his own business and he finally took the plunge in mid-2018. He chose City Publications for 3 reasons. First, it is a great way to help other small to medium sized businesses grow their businesses, something he can definitely relate to. Second, his minor in college was in Marketing so he gets to use those skills he learned long ago. Third, he spent a good part of his IT career running the sales engineering organization and he has always liked the interaction with the outside world. When not working, Mark can be found on one of the many wonderful golf courses in the bay area. He also plays ice hockey once a week in San Mateo. For many years he coached youth hockey and baseball in Buffalo NY, his hometown. He has 2 grown children who have graduated from college and have started their careers in IT. He recently has taken on the role of Ambassador for the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce where he has connected with and helped many other entrepreneurs.
Michelle Ortiz, Owner – Senza Fine Event Planning
Michelle Ortiz is the principal owner of Senza Fine Events. She has over 25 years experience in the food and beverage industry and has the creative energy that will make any event she works with a memorable experience. Her specialties include but are not limited to hosting social and corporate events such as venue selection, custom event design services, team building, off-site, customer appreciation and holiday parties. She is also involved in non-profit fundraising events & galas, social & cultural soirees. Michelle enjoys creative approaches for unique experiences for you and your guests. Michelle’s top skills also include End-End Event Planning & Management, client relations, social networking, contract negotiations and budget management, creative design, home and event staging, attendee management and registration. When Michelle isn’t busy planning the next event or pop-up she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, skiing, yoga, hiking and gardening.
Dr. Anthony Kinslow II – Founder/CEO – Gemini Energy Solutions, energy assessment, project management
Anthony Kinslow II, is the Founder and CEO of Gemini Energy Solutions an energy efficiency consulting company. In addition, Anthony complete his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, showing the feasibility of identifying the energy savings potential of specific energy efficiency measures in single-family households with Bayesian inference using only electric utility data and weather information. He has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. In addition, Anthony has investigated the challenge of building energy management systems for several high-performance buildings. Anthony works part-time for the Allen Group, a San Francisco-based construction management firm, where he is a consultant at the San Francisco International Airport supporting their goal of achieving campus wide Net-Zero Energy. Anthony, has experience in designing Net-Zero Energy buildings, conducting commercial building energy audits, and commissioning building energy management systems. He has completed all the energy audit training courses from PG&E Energy Center. Anthony enjoys mentoring, playing soccer and basketball, jigsaw puzzles, reading Fantasy and Science Fiction books, and spending time with family.