Member Biographies

Carol Asper, Waddell & Reed

Team Bechtel, Alice & Brent Bechtel, Keller Williams Realty

Biography: We handle all of your real estate needs from: Home Value, Staging Techniques, Marketing your home, to selling and guiding you through all the processes of buying and selling.  We have connections to Commercial Realtors as well.

Richard Carter, RFC Drywall

Jack Cords, Printing Connection

I was raised in LA County as the eldest of 3 brothers. At the young age of ten I began working at my dad's grocery store, but my first experience with printing was a class I took at Jordan high school when I was eighteen. From there I got my first job at a PIP print shop and worked there for a year and loved every minute of it.
Since then I have taken over 20 college classes and have worked at a total of five print shops before I chose to start my own in Riverside in 1985. It all started in my garage space which I quickly outgrew within a year. I then
moved the shop into its own location and have worked and grown there ever since. 

I have a wife her name is Joan which I love deeply that works with me at the print shop and loves to go off-roading with me. We love camping. I also have two college age sons; one is graduated and working with me, the other is planning to pursue computer technologies at Cal Poly Pomona this year. I have been blessed to see my sons develop into fine men and my business grow to five printing presses, a high speed color copier along with lots of bindery  equipment. 

Being a printer all my life, the Printing Connection has over 75 years of combined experience and is an integral part of my life. I work hard and play hard as well. Whether I am in the office, riding ATVs in the desert, playing tennis on a Sunday morning, or watching NASCAR, I enjoy life and share in it with my family.

Andrew Crawford, Network Solutions and Consulting Services

Biography: Network Solutions and Consulting Services LLC was started January 1 2010

My purpose is to provide superior service  with integrity.  I bring to the small business a commitment to excellence, and flat fee rates.

I started in the computer industry in 1985 and has experience with computer systems of all shapes and sizes.

I have worked with Microsoft Windows Servers from LAN Manager (does anyone remember 3Com 3Wizards?), NT in it's flavors, up to the current servers installed (2003 and 2008).  I have worked with Novell versions 3, 4, & 5 with ZenWorks.  The most interesting network operating system I ever worked with was ENS for NetWare.  It was a hybred of Netware 3 and Banyon.  It presented lots of challenges.

Along the way I has created stable images for Windows Desktop  distribution systems from version 3 through XP.

I have designed, installed, and maintained complete networks with various protocols and standards including TCP/IP.  I have configured numerous switches, routers, wireless access points and other types of devices.  My previous experience includes working as the sole support for the internal sites of a  major telecommunication company, from Tucson to Morro Bay with hundreds of routers and switches under my direct maintenance.

My current interests are Ubuntu desktop, OpenSUSE, pepermint 3, Google Chromium, and other open source platforms.   These can provide the small business with a compatible powerful computing abilities without the price that Microsoft demands.  With a tight economy, many small businesses are looking to extend their desktop systems without the need for expensive upgrades.  

My other area of interest is website design and hosting.  Utilizing Joomla CMS, I can do just about anything for a small business website and have a very nice clean functional site at a reasonable price. 

Matthew Frechette, Landmark Payroll

Small Business Owner since 1990. Happily married and proud father. How you do anything is how you do everything.

Kathy Groves, Primerica

Biography: Kathy has been married to her wonderful husband, Rick for 38 years. They have a beautiful family, 3 children and their spouses, along with 5 amazing grandchildren. They attend Pathway Christian Church in Riverside.
After a great career in advertising at the Orange County Register, Kahty found a lot of businesses were busy building their businesses and not really taking care of business. Their personal finances were a taking a backseat. People work hard for their money and their money should be protected and work hard for them! She gets to help do that for families and businesses.

Drake Harrison, Rescue One

Mark Huffman, Creative Business Technologies

Gene Keener Jr, Insurance Agent

BiographyI have 23 years' experience with insurance claims before becoming an agent, both personal lines and commercial. I am married and have two lovely daughters, both attending Woodcrest School. I am also the congregation leader for Simchat Yeshua Messianic Fellowship in West Covina.

Armen Kevorkian, Home Funding Corporation

Biography: "I was born in Detroit long ago. I grew up in South Gate, California. I graduated from South Gate high school, I graduated from East Los Angeles College with an associate’s degree in business management, I graduated from California State University in Los Angeles. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. I studied Geography & Kinesiology. I earned an elementary teaching credential. I taught in California public school two years.

I owned and operated a West Coast T V picture tube company for 3 years. I worked at McAlister paper as a 
salesman; I became the top producer and formed my own company, Volume paper corp.

I ran the paper business for 6 years. I bought 60 to 80 ton rail cars of paper throughout North America. We would buy up to 22 rail cars at a time. My customers were the L A Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Fresno Bee, the Modesto Bee, the Sacramento Bee, and Santa Barbara News press.

I went into the real estate business in 1985. I started at the top and worked myself down.  

I sold land, and commercial buildings, from 1985 to 1988, in 1988 I entered the loan business as a wholesale loan rep. On October 31st 1990, I started Good Year mortgage corp. I took it from a one man show to 10 retail offices with 185 agents, and a warehouse line of credit. We could fund and sell our own loans. 

I ran this business as a family for 17 years. After the collapse of the loan industry I have concentrated on home 
loans. I am a general practioner. I sell land, I do commercial loans, I sell houses, but most of the time I do home loans.

I have one wife and 5 children, 3 grandchildren and one in escrow, I attend Living Truth church in Corona California. I have been a member of the Pomona Kiwanis club since 1993, I have been president 4 times and lieutenant governor of Kiwanis International twice.

It has been a most interesting life.

Gayle Lenz, Handyman

Jason Nicholson, Western & Southern Life

Robin Masiewicz, Flowers For You

Biography: Robin Masiewicz is an award winning floral Designer and creator of custom holiday themes and Special Events. She has a unique understanding of design, color/symbology, floral essences and the healing wisdom of foods. 

She is the creator of Flowerful Wisdom, a teaching of the subtle yet powerful message of flowers through their language and symbology. She has been coined “the flower whisperer”.   

Her skills as a nature intuitive bring a unique opportunity to discover at a soul level what flowers know about us. Be it in a private session, Team building events, Journaling for a deeper spiritual connection, or celebrations for a Birthday or wedding.   The Flowerful Wisdom’s floral messages and teachings help us to find our inner peace and clarity through their wisdom.

As certified Laughter Yoga instructor, Robin brings a light-hearted and easy manner to her classes offering a unique experience to discover the joy of being in harmony with ourselves and our environment.

Her weekly radio show, the Transformation-Café.com, is a pod cast available on iTunes. The show is live on Tuesday evenings at 9pm PST.  Robin loves to inspire others through exploring their gifts and talents and her weekly show offers a fun and cozy café for others to share empowering conversations for positive change.  

Brian Meek, Attorney

Denise Payne, Pinstripes and Petticoats
"Life is an occasion.  Make it special."

Biography: Denise has been a wedding & event planner for over 25 years.  She is also a certified professional wedding coordinator. Her experience includes: Wedding ceremonies & receptions; Bridal showers; Baby showers; Bris'; Bar/Bat Mitzvahs; Memorials; Quinceaneras; High school reunions; Business meetings; Corporate picnics/bbqs; Corporate team building events; Birthday parties; Retirement parties; Opening night parties. With weddings she from "Day of Services" to more detailed planing with the Bride, Groom and her family.  

She would love to help you plan your next event and take the stress off of you.  

Glen Payne, Top Dawg Leads
"We Beat Your Competition To The Door!"

Biography: Glen Payne was born and raised in Southern California. He has been married to his wife, Denise, for 2 lovely years and still considers himself to be a newlywed. He holds degrees in engineering, physics, math, computer science, and chemistry. After receiving his master's degree in engineering in 1992, he taught physics and math at the university level, and then moved on to the ballistic missile industry with TRW in San Bernardino. Any more information about ballistic missiles, and he'll have to kill you. 

He has been in the computer industry for over 25 years and loves helping people improve their lives with technology. 

Sheila Romanski, Crystal Roses

Pastor Frank and Cassandra Starks