Our Team of Consultants is an eclectic cornucopia of marketers, mothers & fathers, husbands & wives, college grads & MBA's, surfers, church-goers, athletes, comedians (and some who think they are comedians) and musicians. Our common bond is that we like to help people succeed.
Hover over an image to get to know us a little better. We're all so good looking we decided not to use headshots. It would be unfair to our competitors. Seriously. You'd fall in love with us at first sight. We'd get sued for monopolizing the industry.
Name: Abigail C.
Meaning of this picture: First, I love street art—there’s something so provocative about its impermanence and solidarity. Second, I love the street artist, Banksy—here he is depicting two grannies sewing really hardcore sweaters lol. & finally, I absolutely love contradictions—they make life completely interesting!
People say I look like: I’m still in high school
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: dreaming about what kinds of foods to eat once I have my appetite back.
I finally: went bungee jumping!!
I will: backpack in Southeast Asia
Favorite joke: “I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned” (Will Ferrell’s fake tweets)
Favorite pickup line: “you’re so beautiful you made me forget my pickup line”
Favorite Movies: Amelie, Little Miss Sunshine, and LOTR
My parents always nag me about: slouching.
Favorite quote: “All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” (C.S. Lewis, “The Last Battle”)
Name: David S.
Meaning of this picture: Reach for the sky!
People say I look like: A “much better” looking Jason Bateman.
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Out farming the land.
I finally: Learned how to use chopsticks.
I will: Get a “hole in one” before I leave this world.
Favorite Joke: Why wouldn’t the shrimp share his treasure? Because he was a little shellfish.
Favorite pickup line: “Hey, are you are parking ticket? Cause you got fine written all over you.”
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas, Shawshank Redemption, Platoon.
My parents always nag me about: They are not the type to nag.
Favorite Quote: Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Name: Steven L.
People say I look like: Paul Newman and Moe, Larry and Curley.
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Golfing at Pelican Hill.
I finally: Tried a restaurant that doesn’t serve Italian food.
I will: Eventually break 80 on the golf course.
Favorite joke: I asked my wife. “Where do you want to go for our anniversary?” She said, “Somewhere I have never been before!” I told her, “How about the kitchen?”
Favorite pickup line: “How You Doin." (Have to say it like Joey from the T.V. show, Friends)
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas, When Harry met Sally
Meaning of this picture: Freedom!
My parents always nag me about: Moving away from New York.
Favorite Quote: “Live Simply, Give More, Expect Less.”
Name: Alyse Sullivan
Meaning of the picture: My favorite things to do to relax; yoga and the beach.
People say I look like: Depends on what color I have my hair, Katy Perry when I have dark hair and Julianne Moore when I have my natural strawberry blonde hair.
When I call in “sick” I’m really: Either so sick you wouldn’t want me at work or at the beach re-grouping.
I finally: Learned to not be such a push-over and stand up for myself.
I will: Own a home where I can walk outside and stick my feet in the sand.
Favorite Joke: What can you catch but not throw? Answer: Your Breath
Favorite pickup line: Not big on pickup lines, receiving and giving
Favorite Movie: The Notebook (I’m a hopeless Romantic)
My Parents always nag me about: Slowing down and not being so busy.
Favorite Quote: The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. – Eden Ahbez
Name: Tony W
Meaning of this picture: A cool pic of one of many passions in my life
People say I look like: Ray Liotta or Columbo depending on who you ask
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Extremly sick or in a real need of a day off
I finally: Quit Smoking
I will: Buy a cottage on a lake in Canada
Favorite joke: What has four legs, is big, green, fuzzy and if fell out of a tree would kill you ? Answer : A Pool table
Favorite pickup line: Hi your beautiful, can I buy you a drink ?
Favorite Movie: Paul Newman in the “The Hustler “
My parents always nag me about: Calling my relatives.
Favorite Quote: He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious. (Sun Tzu )
Name: Garrick “Gaffman”
Meaning of this picture: Caricature my father (Prince of Pinot) created for his wine ratings website
People say I look like: Adam Levine from Maroon Five
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Playing tennis or poolside with an umbrella drink
I finally: went on a cruise ship
I will: get an Australian Shepherd dog someday and name it Kobe
Favorite joke: Why don’t more Irish men become lawyers… because they have trouble passing the bar!
Favorite pickup line: Can I have directions? (To where?) To your heart
Favorite Movie: The Last Of The Mohicans
My parents always nag me about: Washing their house windows when I visit
Favorite Quote: The Only Risk In Life Is Not Taking One
Name: Joe M.
People say I look like: Seth Myers and Casey Affleck
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: At home spending quality time with my wife and playing fetch with our labrador Rocky.
I finally: Realized how important nap time was as a kid
I will: Eventually visit Catalina Island (I’m a California Native)
Favorite joke: Taxes
Favorite pickup line: “Hey honey, can you pass me the remote."
Favorite Movie: Dumb and Dumber, Super Troopers
Meaning of this picture: I will continue to strive on a daily basis to be the anchor in all my relationships; keeping things strong, secure and steadfast.
My parents always nag me about: nothing, I’m the favorite.
Favorite Quote: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw
Name: Steve C.
Meaning of this picture: Aim high.
People say I look like: myself
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: “very sick”
I finally: can agree to disagree
I will: go whitewater rafting
Favorite joke: "I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister."
Favorite pickup line: Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes?
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas
My parents always nag me about: nothing
Favorite Quote: The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’
Name: Ron Dodge
People say I look like: Jason Statham (if you squint real hard…. Maybe?)
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: ..Sick… seriously, daytime TV sucks.. I’d rather be here at work.
I finally: rearranged my sock drawer. I wonder where all those missing socks go??
I will: succeed where others have failed, or given up.
Favorite joke: What do a wrecked car and the Minnesota Vikings have in common? ~ Neither has a title!
Favorite pickup line: How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice- Hi, I’m Ron…
Favorite Movie: So I Married an Axe Murderer
Meaning of this picture: Go Packers!
My parents always nag me about: When will I settle down and get married.
Favorite Quote: Failure is only an opportunity to begin again more intelligently ~Henry Ford
Name: Greg G.
Meaning of this picture: This is the course I played on my honeymoon and 2 subsequent family trips. I have some of the greatest memories from these trips. I work hard so that I can go back and create more memories.
People say I look like: John Travolta
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Spending time with my daughter
I finally: Enrolled to get my MBA
I will: One day compete in a triathlon
Favorite joke: A magician was driving down the road… then he turned into a drive way.
Favorite pickup line: Happily married so don’t need them.
Favorite Movie: Anything with Will Ferrell
My parents always nag me about: My wife and I giving them more grandkids
Favorite Quote: "I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan
Name: David B.
Meaning of this picture: I’m a sax player and I can relate to Zoot’s cool “blueness”
People say I look like: Justin Beiber
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Sick
I finally: Understand the secrets of the universe
I will: Use “The Force” if necessary
Favorite joke: Me trying to remember a joke
Favorite pickup line: "If I were to ask you out on a date, would your answer be the same as the answer to this question?"
Favorite Movie: Faith Like Potatoes
My parents always nag me about: Getting check-ups at the doctor
Favorite Quote: "There is no labor from which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought; it is the hardest work in the world" - Wallace D Wattles
Name: Chris O.
Meaning of this picture: We kill the competition & look good at the same time!
People say I look like: The Asian Will Smith
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: trying to catch the first flight home from where ever!
I finally: Figured out why cool people don’t go out till late at night…
I will: soon visit the mythical island of Florianopolis, Brazil
Favorite joke: Q: What did Shaq say when he heard of Kobe’s infidelity? A: Kobe making a pass? She must be lying!
Favorite pickup line: Don’t I know you from…?
Favorite Movie: Home Alone
My parents always nag me about: moving back to the Bay Area.
Favorite Quote: “Veni, vidi, vici" “I came, I saw, I conquered”
Name: Ray B.
Meaning of this picture: I think I used to be a Jazz Musician in my past life
People say I look like: Boris Kudjoe
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: @ the Gym or Hanging out with my Kids!!
I finally: Put the Soda down
I will: Leave my mark in the world
Favorite joke: I don’t play or joke around
Favorite pickup line: It’s not your beauty… it’s your booty.
Favorite Movie: Return of the Jedi
My parents always nag me about: Being too Skinny When I’m fit and healthy
Favorite Quote: We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
Name: Bekah B.
Meaning of this picture: I love the ocean, sunsets, and riding waves. It represents freedom, a challenge and fun!
People say I look like: My boss says January Jones, but I think there was vodka in his water bottle.
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: On a road trip to some random faraway place or an unknown adventure
I finally: know how to snowboard
I will: never sky dive. Surprised you all, huh?
Favorite joke: This blonde wife decides that she is going to paint the house while her husband is at work. The next day she grabs a brush and starts painting. Her husband gets back from work that evening and finds his wife lying on the living room floor in a pool of sweat, wearing a ski jacket and a fur coat. He asks her if she is okay and why she has a fur coat over her ski jacket. She the directions on the paint can said.... FOR BEST RESULTS, PUT ON TWO COATS.
Favorite pickup line: “I bet you $20 you're gonna turn me down.”
Favorite Movie: This is not a movie - it is better than a move - Game of Thrones.
My parents always nag me about: Why I had to move so far away
Favorite Quote: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the decision that something is more important than fear”. -Ambrose Redmoon
Name: Michael W.
Meaning of this picture: Call me. The story is too long to write here.
People say I look like: The Jedi lovechild of Denzel Washington and Paul Walker
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Fishing San Clemente Island
I finally: acquired a taste for mustard
I will: learn a trick to remember people’s names
Favorite joke: What do my car keys and I have in common? We’re both “my keys”
Favorite pickup line: If I had a soccer ball, would you kick it with me?
Favorite Movie: Dumb & Dumber, Star Wars, Amistad, 300
My parents always nag me about: not calling them enough
Favorite Quote: Don't wish things were easier. Strive to be better. Don't wish for fewer problems. Strive for more skill. Don't wish for fewer challenges. Strive for more wisdom. Either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
Name: Sy H.
Meaning of this picture: Seeing Your Business Grow Makes Me Happy!
People say I look like: Jack Black
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Going to Return Your Call Right Away
I finally: Have My Son in College
I will: Strive to Meet Your Business Goals
Favorite joke: Why don't aliens eat clowns? cuz they taste funny.
Favorite pickup line: Is Your Name Google? Because You're Everything I've been Searching For
Favorite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life
My parents always nag me about: Coming over For Dinner
Favorite Quote: “If You Love what you do. It’s Not Called Work”
Name: Carl H.
People say I look like: Batman
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Wine Tasting
I finally: learned how to put kids toys together in a reasonable period of time
I will: get back to playing golf on a regular basis
Favorite joke: anything from Bobby Slayton
Favorite pickup line: I’m married. I forgot all of those.
Favorite Movie: Godfather
Meaning of this picture: My favorite way to relax
My parents always nag me about: Making my bed – nothing changes
Favorite Quote: A Champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning….
Name: Gary D.
Meaning of this picture: it is a dog
People say I look like: John Goodman
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Sick
I finally: Have absolutely nothing that I want
I will: Have achieved total consciousness on my death bed, so I got that going for me
Favorite joke: Q: What is the main reason for divorce? A: Marriage
Favorite pickup line: You're rather attractive for a beautiful girl with a great body.
Favorite Movie: Caddyshack (obviously)
My parents always nag me about: Cleaning my room
Favorite Quote: A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish.
Name: Brandon C.
Meaning of this picture: my escape
People say I look like: Jesse MetCalfe
When I call in "sick" I am really: just golfing
I finally: learned how to play spades
I will: go to Bologna in the next 5 years
Favorite joke: What do you call cheese that doesn't belong to you? Nacho cheese.
Favorite pick up line: Is your last name Gillette? Because you’re the best a man can get.
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
My parents always nag me about: calling them more often
Favorite quote: "the race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running"
Name: Megan M.
Meaning of this picture: My favorite hobby
People say I look like: Busy Phillips
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Sick…
I finally: Feel secure in the person I am
I will: Try my best to see the good in everything and everyone
Favorite joke: Why do seagulls fly over the sea? Cause if they flew over the bay they'd be bagels
Favorite pickup line: "I want to tell you your fortune." Take his/her hand and write your phone number on it. "There's your future."
Favorite Movie: Legends of the Fall
My parents always nag me about: Grandchildren
Favorite Quote: Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.
Name: Alana L.
People say I look like: A pretty version of my brother.
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Shopping at South Coast Plaza, snowboarding, or at the beach with my husband and dog.
I finally: Have a dog, and I will never not have a dog again!
I will: Own a horse ranch in Colorado.
Meaning of this picture: South Coast Plaza on the horse ranch – a perfect combination!
Favorite joke: A man told his friend: "My wife only has two complaints: nothing to wear and not enough closet space."
Favorite pickup line: In my personal experience, the best pick up line is the one not said.
Favorite Movie: Caddyshack (comedy), The Count of Monte Cristo (drama), North Shore (cult classic)
My parents always nag me about: There is not enough room on this website to list everything my Mom nags me about. The list is infinite and growing daily!
Favorite Quote: “How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.” – Coco Chanel
Name: Sean M.
People say I look like: Mickey Rourke as the Ram in the Wrestler
Meaning of this picture: Polar bears are symbols of strength and power. Although often pictured as playful animals, they’re world class hunters at heart. Stay strong like a Polar Bear & never go hungry.
When I call in “sick,” I’m really: Sleeping
I finally: talked my wife into letting me go somewhere without her
I will: Climb Mount Rainier
Favorite Joke: “Did you know the Dallas Cowboys had a 12-5 Season this year? 12 arrests 5 convictions”
Favorite pick up line: Do you work for NASA? Because you're outta this world.
Favorite Movie: Wall Street
My parents always nag me about: Investing more in my future.
Favorite Quote: If you want to understand how a lion hunts don’t go to the zoo. Go to the jungle.” -Jim Stengel CMO of P&G