The B.A.G. Networking

     (Business Associates Group)

     "Friends in Business"

Our Board of Directors

The BAG Networking "Business Associates Group"‪ is made up of volunteers that generously give their time and efforts to help make a difference in the community. Your tax-deductible donations allow us to continue to assist charities, organizations, and individuals within our community. ‪100% of the proceeds from our events stay right here in the communities we serve and all donations are taken directly to the benefactor's headquarters. To further support our "Friends in Business" we only use privately owned venues and local artists. For our events, we deliberately keep our ticket prices low so that all can enjoy and stress our dress code as "It Is Not About What You Are Wearing,‪🎩👗📸❤️🌎It Is About How Much You Are Caring". We are an established 501c3 Non-Profit professional networking group that promotes business, charity, and philanthropy within the San Diego, Orange, and Riverside County communities. Membership is Free. This group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30(9)pm allowing its members to build a strong rapport within a diverse business population. (please consult your tax advisor on how your tax deductions may apply).

We currently meet at Red Tracton's Steakhouse across the street from the Del Mar Racetrack

#friendsinbusiness #buildingbusinessbetter #yoursuccessisinthebag #AlwaysBusinessAlwaysFun #bagoffriends #bag #refer #support #endorse

Our mission is to join together in a unified effort to foster

compassion, respect, and success to all that we encounter~

Barbara R. 

Cafaro

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

www.bankerbarb.com

Concierge Banker “Banker Barb”® & Associates-

I am pleased to share more than 25 years of experience in the finance and banking industry with my clients. Offering financial management, consulting, capital, and lending services throughout Southern California, developing the western market through the organic sales of asset, liability, and treasury management products.

Robert L. 

Cafaro

President / Chief Financial Officer

Vice President – Banner Bank

Mr. Cafaro is a seasoned Executive Banker with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Banking.

A native of Beverly Hills, California, Mr. Cafaro learned early on the importance of philanthropy and “giving back”. Active in community affairs, Mr. Cafaro has served on a number of business and nonprofit boards.

Miguel 

Garcia

Vice President

Financial Services Representative II -MLO-California Bank & Trust-Customer focused Retail Sales Associate with a solid understanding of the importance of building strong connections with customers in order to earn more business. My passion for customer relationships allowed me to produce an extensive track record of sales performance.

Jarit

Welles

Secretary

www.correctcaliber.com

Account Manager / Tallent Acquisition-

Correct Caliber is a recruiting firm that connects professionals with regulated industry experience to companies that have a need. Through connecting people, we are are able to fulfill our client's need, and we are able to positively impact people's​ lives. We work with small and large companies.

holly 

evans

Operations

Advisory Councel

Tarciana Bonomo

Artistic Director and Choreography

http://www.tarcianabellydance.com/

Tarciana is from Brazil and has traveled around the world as a professional dancer. Her passion for Middle Eastern culture drove her to become a Bellydancer based in Egyptian style and Kawleeya Iraq dance. She also has a compilation of props such as fire, snake, LED wings, candelabra, candle tray, cane and much more, and of course her special Samba show. She is honored to share both cultures with you.

Brandon 

Heess

Director of Entertainment Relations

LXIX Entertainment Group

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for an International, San Diego based Travel technology company. With over 20+ years of corporate management and technical experience.

He also brings an extensive background in Entertainment, and Entertainment management. As a child actor, then later as a popular DJ producing and hosting a popular radio show in San Diego.

Today, he continues his passion by traveling the world DJing small to large venues and festivals. He also helps other artists pursue their dreams through LXIX Entertainment, his record labels, and bar ownership.

Dawn Hough Sebaugh

Engagement Coordinator

WEAR ART LIVE ART

Business Development, Sales Management, Branding and Marketing Consultant- FINE Magazine /MaraDawn Studios- Fine Magazine – Art, Society, Event Planning, Networking and Home Style Ad Sales

Herca Solar - Business Development, Sales Management, Branding and Marketing

Bristol Studios - Design National Director Sales and Merchandising

Angel Kay Nails - Business Development, Marketing

Pacific Crest Interiors - Business Development and Event Planning

William R. 

Price

General Counsel

https://www.linkedin.com/in/

williamrussellprice/

Will Price is a Partner at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP specializing in business law, employment law, and civil litigation. Will provides strategic legal and business services to a variety of industries. He founded or served as a board member for multiple ventures. Will has first-chaired litigation teams for more than 25 years, with a focus on major injury, employment law, civil rights, and business disputes. He obtained multiple six and seven-figure results for individual clients and is undefeated as a defense attorney. Will is admitted to all state and federal courts in California and the United States Supreme Court.

Will values public service and served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California from 2007-2019. He was the top trial attorney for both the Employment and Tort Sections of the San Diego Office, representing major state agencies and officials in high-value government tort liability, law enforcement defense, and complex employment litigation. Will won every trial and appeal during his tenure and received the statewide 2018 Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Client Representation.

Will is committed to the success of BAG’s entrepreneurs and growing businesses. BAG members and referrals always receive priority service and consideration.

Deborah J. Braun

Nonprofit Specialist

http://www.exceptional-solutions.net

CEO / Nonprofit Specialist at Exceptional Solutions With over 45 years related experience in both the for profit and nonprofit sectors in communityorganizations, business and corporate administration, I have a proven track record in initialstate and federal 501(c)(3), (4) and (6) filings; business, marketing, operations and strategicplanning; raising significant financial resources; experience directing a staff/workforce andprogram management responsibilities; demonstrated ability to develop effective work teamsand build consensus within the organization and community.

Event Committee

Events and Fundraisers

Susan Taylor

Dir.External Affairs Scripps Health/MC NBC TV award winning anchor/producer/podcasts

MySdHealth.com

More than 3 decades anchoring the news in Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami, Dallas, Hartford. #1 rated evening newscasts in Miami for 5 years & 16 years in San Diego. Received multiple Emmy & Press Club Awards. Now Director External Affairs Scripps Health.

-2011 Recipient SD Women Who Mean Business Awards

Susan Lane Italiane-Leonard

Committee Chair

curematch.com

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Community Affairs Coordinator-Assignment editor, agency owner, and charity board member. Post Graduate studies in Accounting, Advanced Yoga Instructor 500 hours and Dance Pedagogy. Certified in Fashion Coordination,Merchandising & Kinesiology.

Aimee Fuller

Mistress of Ceremony Carnival Against Cancer 

www.aimeefuller.com

TV Personality and Couture Hat & Jewelry Designer:Social and Media Director -TV Talk Show Host for the nationally-broadcast America Trends at Youtoo America

www.aimeesboutique.net by Aimee Fuller * Couture Hats, Fascinators, and Headwear *Artisan Statement Jewelry * All crafted in our Southern California studios and featured in New York Fashion Week

Greg Kluthe 

Sound Dynamics Director- DepthAV

www.depthav.com

Providing top quality sound reinforcement for any size event or venue.

I provide the entire package in a mobile format. My clients include event planners, bands, hotels, wineries, non-profits, beauty pagents, individuals, corporate events, festivals, concert halls, nightclubs, and more.

Bringing your next event

"The Sound of Success"

(760) 415-8099

Jessie Aguayo

Video and Photo Productions

krystalproductions.org

Our videographers are artists who expertly capture the moments that bring your story to life; that portray the feelings; that clarify your message; that hold the attention of your audience and give them the sense of being there with you.

Photography is like poetry. Both elicit emotions and interpretation. Our photographers are also artists and use that perspective when doing photo shoots. Our photography includes head shots, portraits, fashion, lifestyle, still life, commercial, sports, action, stills at events we videograph, spontaneous, and posed.

We also have our world class production facility with a dedicated green screen & white screen studio available for a myriad of projects. Our showroom is complete with luxury and classic vehicles that is also available for rental to host your production staff & guests.

Executive Ambassadors

Community Outreach

Brian J. Dunn, Esq.

Legal Councel

Brian J. Dunn, Esq.

Brian J. Dunn,

A Professional Law Corporation

7855 Ivanhoe Avenue

Suite Four Twenty

La Jolla, CA 92037

(W) 858-459-4004 (C) 858-945-2752

2020, Top Rated Litigator, American Lawyer Magazine

2020 AV Judicial Preeminent Rating,

2020 AV Peer Preeminent Rating, by Martindale-Hubble, 1997-2020

2019 Top Lawyer, San Diego Magazine, 2013-2019

Lynnette Madsen

Event Committee

President, CEO - BPG Consulting, Inc. Protect Yourself and Your Business from Financial Loss, Data & Cyber Breaches! I work with high-level business executives who want to protect themselves and their companies from identity theft, data breach, and other cyber threats.

Margo Price

Realtor® DRE Lic.#02019622, Windermere Homes & Estates Broker DRE Lic.#01935781

margoprice.withwre.com

I joined Windermere Homes & Estates – a team of highly experienced, smart, and hardworking agents and brokers. Drawing on my love of San Diego and knowledge of its diverse neighborhoods and communities, I help homebuyers find that special “hidden gem” that checks off all the wish-list boxes while negotiating the best-possible purchase price and terms.

Louis Frye

CEO at FryeDesign

http://www.fryeinteriors.com/

Frye Design is directed by Louis Frye who brings a rich background of technical, creative and innovative talent to the specialized discipline of Retail, Restaurant, Luxury Residential and Hospitality Design. The firm is known for delivering the level of design services required for both small and large-scale projects while providing the type of personal service noteworthy of the design industry.

Luigi Mineo

President at cutcableclutter

CutCableClutter

I work as Independent Contractor specializing in clearing up your wiring

clutter. My expertise covers all types of electrical repair and installation for commercial, residential as well as offices and restaurants throughout the Greater San Diego area.

(619) 994-1143

Community Ambassadors

New Member and Event Support

Diane Aceves

Loss Mitigation Department Leader- Credit Union

Highly successful supervisor with over 15 years experience in the loan servicing industry. Expertise includes team building, team leadership, collections, short sales, DIL's, all phases of loss mitigation, negotiations, training, staff development, and streamlining and maximizing process efficiencies. Analytical, adaptable, results driven, creative professional with excellent problem-solving skills. Successful ability to motivate and direct others in a supportive, cooperative team environment. Recognized for being a consistent top performer, ability to adapt as needed, and lead a successful staff.

Darian 

Kambiz

San Diego Limo Transfer

SanDiegoLimoTransfer.com

Owner and Operator of San Diego Limo Transfer. Our “5 Star, 5 Door, Full Service”, LimousineCompany offers “Red Carpet” treatment for every occasion. Our courteous staff and elegantfleet offers pick up and drop off for all ages and events; Weddings, Night Out, CorporateTransportation, Airport Service, Wine Tours, Gas Lamp Crawls, Special Destinations, andThemed Parties. Each 10 passenger vehicle is stocked to your specifications, requests, and needs. Pricing by the hour or day. Call now to book the best Limo service at the mostcompetitive rates around

(760) 802-5804

Mary Connelly

Residential / Commercial Real Estate Agent & Loans

Realtor lic 0198458

I know that clients want to deal with consultants that have knowledge, expertise, honesty, integrity, and are committed to achieving the best possible results for them. Above all, they want to deal with real people. That's why I put absolute focus on creating a relationship of trust and respect with all my clients. My success is in seeing my clients become the strength and foundation of the San Diego Business Community.

Nori 

Baldridge

"The Bell Ringer"

Real Estate and Business Development

Experienced Marketing Executive specializing in Organic Health Alternatives, Cultivation, and Manufacturing. Offers consultation and guidance in working with City and County Planners regarding Real Estate development projects which included, rezoning, forward planning and permitting. Bio pharmaceutical for CBD industry.

In addition Ms. Baldridge is Owner and Executive Chef with Nori's Nosh which is hometown BBQ and Catering brought to your party or event. "We do the cooking so you can enjoy the festivities. We offer whatever you fancy from meats to vegan, we can grill it all~ Call on us to fire up the fun!!!"


Brad

weber

Group Publisher of

Local Umbrella Media

http://Localumbrella.com/

As Group Publisher, Weber leads a team that publishes direct mail community magazines and newspapers in over 30 San Diego area communities, in addition to several areas outside San Diego County. With over 35 years of experience in printing, direct mail, and marketing, Weber has assisting tens of thousands of small business clients in reaching customers in local markets throughout the country.

Originally from Colorado, Weber moved to San Diego in 1985 and is never leaving, currently residing in the Mt. Helix area with his wife Francine, and their two rescue dogs Luka and Pierrot.

Meeting Ambassadors

Hosts and Introductions

Robert 

"Brooke"

Eldridge

Producer at Sunshine Pictures Pvt. Ltd. / Owner and President of San Diego Hauling Hunks / Reverend

Assisting in the production of Films for Sunshine Pictures www.sandiegohunkshaulingjunk.com

www.junkremovalinsandiego.com -We have been in The Hauling, Demolition and Moving Business for 13+ years! We do Hauling, Moving and Demolition! We will demo small buildings, such as sheds, garages, granny flats, barns, boats, etc.-I also conduct Non-Denominational Weddings, Commitment Ceremonial Services, Funerals,Funerals at Sea, etc,

Suzette Mirenda

Visual Image Body Exercise

Visual Image Body Exercise

Strength Conditioning - Providing in-home training programs designed for ages 50-100. Offering a wide array of customized routines from functional training to rehabilitation training,isometric exercises, memorization exercises, mental journaling.

Empowerment Coaching - Providing empowerment coaching to overcome obstacles resultingin longlasting breakthroughs. Choices of multiple programs to overcome greatest fears, tapping into your inner purpose and realizing your dreams.

Contact me for a FREE consultation!

Jay Berman

Network, Telecommunications, Security Engineer/Consultant

http://bistroview.com

Design, installation, and maintenance of wired and wireless computer networks, wide area networks, camera surveillance systems, cloud-based access control systems, firewalls, VoIPphone systems, Fiber Optic and Wireless Internet access and cloud-based Internet services.Equipment includes MikroTik, Cisco, KISI, Sonicwall, Fortinet and many others.

Jacklyn 

Lamkin 

Dougan

Coldwell Banker Residential CA - BRE Licensed Luxury Real Estate, BA in Interior Design & Architecture

http://www.JackieSellsSanDiego.com

San Diego County Luxury Home Market, representing Buyers and Sellers throughout San Diego.

My strengths are top negotiating skills for your maximum profit! Having an Interior Design background enables my clients to add more value to the listing/selling price. I specialize in the coastal communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, and

La Jolla.

Dr. Brian Garrett

A Gentle Caring Chiropractic Touch to Ease Your Pain and Keep You Feeling Great!HR manager

http://downtownsandiegochiro.com/

Dr. Garrett seeks to improve his patient’s health and wellness in all areas of their lives. This is done by treating the “whole person” – Looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain. Which usually arise from imbalances in the spinal column.Under Dr. Garrett’s supervision and care, patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives.

Meeting Ambassadors Continued

Hosts and Introductions

Matthew Shillingburg

Commander at the American Legion, Encinitas

American Legion Post 416

The Post at the Coast and the second “Oldest” Business in Encinitas.

The San Dieguito American Legion was established in 1931 by World War I Veterans as a sanctuary and meeting place to help them deal with the horrors of that war.

The San Dieguito (little San Diego) area spans from Carmel Valley through most of Carlsbad and inland to Black Mountain. For the last 83 years this facility has served veterans, family members and the community as a whole through charitable donations and volunteer efforts.

Mark

 Bidar

CEO/ Founder/ Cheif Architect at REALCODE

http://www.realcode.com

REALCODE is a San Diego based company that offers cutting edge services in design, development and integration of enterprise, desktop, web and mobile software and more...worldwide! In the constantly evolving world of technology companies often find it challenging to keep up with the latest trends in technology and software development practices. Whether you are a startup company who is looking to grow or a large corporation looking to expand we can help you achieve your business goals. When you work with REALCODE you are working with a trained team that gets your project done in a more time efficient manner.  

Bethany Cummins

Senior Account Executive at Pacific Coast Title Company

Leading Business Development and Strategic Partnerships initiatives for one of the country’s leading title and escrow service providers. Building high performing teams through a combined focus on people and process.

Mimi Cortes

Marketing Manager at Sax Insurance Agency

A boutique insurance agency specializing in commercial property and personal lines insurance. Servicing California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. We utilize our extensive insurance experience to provide industry leading coverage flexibility and superior risk management counsel. Our commitment to a boutique service experience is confirmed with direct account representation assigned to each client and is supported by advanced automation systems that allow us to expedite all claims and servicing processes.

Cellie 

Herera

Account Manager-Dental Tech.

Highly motivated, results-oriented dental industry sales professional with 20 plus years of combined dental laboratory, dental implant and dental medical device parts and accessories experience. 

Event Ambassadors

Events and Fundraisers

Kristy Salazr

Media Strategist

http://equalitynewstv.com

Multi-Media Personality, Motivational Speaker and Journalist. Kristy is the Features editor for Real Life Media Magazine. A native of San Diego California, Kristy believes in the power of community as a force for change.

Kristy's passion and skills in communication and media allow her to create platforms of awareness for social and real-life causes. Kristy invests her time and efforts in areas worthy of social advocacy that can improve the lives of others.

Alec Schiller

SANTA

http://www​.north​parkvaud​e​ville.com

We are thrilled to have Alec Schiller as our "BAG Santa"!!! Alec is a Special Needs Theater Actor who has performed in several of the North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe's wonderful productions since 2009. He has also supported other charities and events throughout San Diego. His love for life and friendship has blessed our group throughout the years. If you would like to have Alec as your Santa for your upcoming event please contact him directly through Facebook Messenger.

Robert 

Cafaro Jr.

Fractured Skull Xtreme Gaming

http://www.fracturedskullxtreme.com

Robert is the co founder of the BAG Networking. The logo was his design and as such will always stay as the identifying symbol of the group. As he has gotten older, he has expressed a desire to have his own business, and as a result Fractured Skull Xtreme was created. The clothing line is geared towards hard core fun in sports and gaming with style and function. Robert also acts a the BAG Networking’s Guest Engagement Ambassador and is frequently seen handing out swag to guests at The BAG Networking’s Events. When not involved in The BAG Networking and his business, Robert is of course hanging out, gaming and attending school