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TED OWEN
PRESIDENT
and CEO
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce 

COMMUNITY SERVICE THROUGH PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS

1. Past President, Transit Alliance for a Better North County
2. Member, Board of Advisers, U.S. Marine Corps, Historical Society
3. Member, Board of Directors, Southwest Water Solutions
4. Member & Past Chairman, San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Board of Directors
5. Past Chairman, San Diego Land Use Committee, San Diego Association of Governments
6. Member Hi-Noon Rotary Club Carlsbad, California
7. Past President La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
8. Founder of Crime Stoppers and Past President
9. Member Mira Costa Bond Oversight Board of Directors
10. Member Tri-City Hospital Community Relations Board 

AWARDS AND HONORS

• Laureate, San Diego Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
• American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association, “Award of Excellence”
• County of San Diego, “Volunteer of the Year”
• San Diego Venture Group, “Businessman of the Year”
• U.S. Small Business Administration, “Media Advocate of the Year”
• American Cancer Society, “California Victory Award”
• Bank of America Enterprise Award, “Most Socially Responsible Company”
• Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, “Distinguished Leadership Award”
• Private Industry Council, “Partnership Award”
• Boy Scouts of America, Desert Pacific Council, “Distinguished Citizen Award”
• National Association of Women Business Owners, “Advocate of the Year”
• Centre City Development Corporation, “Director’s Award”
• Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Bureau, “Visionary Leader Award”
• Golden Triangle Rotary Club, “Ernest W. Hahn Visionary Award”
• Paul Harris Foundation Fellow-Rotary International (2 awards)
• Women in Transportation Excellence in Transportation Award
• Most Admired CEO San Diego Business Journal Award
• Twenty Most Influential Leaders Award, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine 

EDUCATION

MBA, National University, San Diego, California, 1984

BA, Social Science, Chapman University, Orange, California, 1980

AS, Journalism, Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana, 1974

Listed in Who’s Who in the World; Listed in Who’s Who in America; Listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry; Listed in Who’s Who in California; Listed in Who’s Who in the West; Listed in Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders, Listed in Who’s Who in the Media and Communications.

Ted Owen
Feb 02, 2018
 
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Richard is Founder/President of RDM Management Group, a professional training company specializing in the areas of Sales, Customer Service, Soft Skills and Leadership Management Training. RDM Management Group focuses on four (4) key principles: Self Confidence, SelfDiscipline, Emotional Intelligence, and Motivation. While serving in the U.S. Army, these four (4) key principles were critical guidelines that propelled him to this next level in his professional business career.

As a speaker, business coach and trainer, Richard has exercised the same four (4) principles to launch a successful business career into the professional arena of Sales and Sales Management that has extended beyond 30 years of honorary and awarded tenure. Richard is also an established author of The Empowerment Series Volume I & II a Motivational Series.

Richard currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North San Diego Business Chamber, Kroc Center Salvation Army Advisory Council, and Miramar College Business Department Advisory Board. He also a Facilitator for the National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. aka REBOOT which lead initiatives to “Reboot the lives & careers of transitioning service members and veterans and promote a strong workforce.” By focusing on and resolving the key reintegration issues of veterans and the challenges employers face trying to hire them.

Richard also volunteers his time as a facilitator at Interfaith Community Services Veterans Assistance Program, Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels and team leader for Economic Development Escondido/San Marcos CA.

Richard Marks
Feb 09, 2018
 

Rehab Bio 
Elyse Matson (Speech Pathologist) 

Education/Certifications 
B.A. in Communication Disorders, San Diego State University 1987
M.A. in Communication Disorders, San Diego State University 1989 Certified in the use of Vital 
Stim, LSVT, and Myofascial Release 

Where you grew up?
 I am a native San Diegan

Languages
I am only fluent in English, but can get by in Spanish and my colleagues here at Carmel Mountain have taught me some Tagalog too!!

Why did you choose speech therapy?
I chose the field of speech therapy for a variety of reasons: I wanted to help others, I loved older people and helping others communicate is amazing.

What is your proudest moment as a speech therapist?
I have a great career spanning over 25 years. One of my proudest moments was placing a speaking valve on a patient and watching him speak to his family for the first time in 6 months!!

What is something we do not know about you?
You may not know that I love technology and often try to use it in my therapy. I love thinking about how the latest gadgets might help my patients communicate better!

How do you spend your leisurely time?
I love to spend time with my husband, son and friends. I am a member of Team Challenge. We train for triathlons while raising money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Elyse Matson
Feb 23, 2018
 
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Professional Background & Personal Information

Professional Accreditation:

Admitted to the California State Bar. Courts Admitted to: California Supreme Court; United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Education

J.D., Western State University, San Diego, CA; Undergraduate Study in Civil Engineering, Business Administration and Architecture at, respectively, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA; University of San Diego, San Diego, CA; and New School of Architecture, San Diego, CA. A Fellow at the Esperti Peterson Institute, a Laureate in Wealth Strategies at the Laureate Center For Wealth Advisors, and a Fellow at the Southern California Institute.

Positions

Principal and Founder, Strazzeri Mancini LLP, practicing in Estate Planning, Business Succession, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection and Retirement Issues; Principal of The Founders Group, a Business Strategies Collaborative; CoFounder of The Southern California Institute; Former Mediator for ARBITRATIONWORKS (A.W.), a California Dispute Resolution Corporation; Level II Arbitrator for State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractor State License Board through A.W.; Chair for the Sharp Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors; California B-licensed General Contractor; and Real Estate Developer.

Educator

Approved provider for Continuing Education through the State of California Department of Insurance. Speaker for Continuing Education for financial professionals including Certified Public Accountants, Attorneys, Fiduciaries, and Financial Planners. Former Adjunct Faculty Member of the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University. Education Fellow at the Southern California Institute. Instructor for Estate and Trust Education Resources—Exam Prep Course for the State Bar of California Certified Specialist Exam in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

Publications

Books: Co-author, "Generations — Planning Your Legacy," 1999; Co-author, "Strictly Business — Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses," 2002; Co-author, "Giving — Philanthropy for Everyone," 2002; Co-author, “For California Doctors – a guide to asset protection, tax, and estate planning,” 2009; Co-author, “Business Succession Planning – Strategies for California Estate Planners and Business Attorneys,” CEB 2010. Course Manuals for State of California Department of Insurance for approved Continuing Education: Trust Fiduciaries; Basic Estate Planning; Family Limited Partnerships; Advanced Estate Planning, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Asset Protection—Offshore Planning. Course materials on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts for the Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice, accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University.

Community Service

Former and/or present member, Board of Directors for Charities such as: The Coming Together Foundation; Army-Navy Academy; ANA Alumni Association and Sharp Healthcare Foundation.

Personal

Joseph has structured his practice to allow him and his wife Antonietta to enjoy time with their family and to be active in their community. 

Joe Strazzeri
Mar 09, 2018
 
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Earl W. Edwards accepted the position of Director of Athletics at UC San Diego in March of 2000. Under his guidance, the 23-sport program has made a very successful transition from the NCAA Division III ranks to Division II. Since moving to Division II in 2000, UC San Diego has been ranked among the top seven programs in the country on 11 different occasions in the annual Learfield Directors' Cup standings. In 2004 and again in 2007, UCSD was the national runner up. In 2016, the school placed third in the country.

UC San Diego has also won six California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Commissioners' Cup titles, an award that recognizes the best overall athletics program in the prestigious conference.

Additionally, UCSD has been ranked first among all Division II institutions in the last eight National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Collegiate Power Rankings, which comprehensively measure student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess. Edwards has also enhanced or built new facilities during his tenure which includes a new Softball field, Baseball clubhouse and stadium, a new Athletic Performance Center.

Edwards has served on many national and regional committees and organizations throughout his career, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Division II Board of Directors and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) Board of Directors. Edwards is also an ex-officio board member of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) and has served as the organization's president. In addition, he is a member of the CCAA's Executive Council.

Edwards was on NACDA's Executive Committee from 2003-07 and has been part of the Division II Management Council, the Division II Championships and Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee, the Walter Byers Scholarship Committee and the Committee for Women’s Athletics.

In 2007, Edwards was named the West Region Athletics Director of the Year by NACDA, and in 2016-2017 Edwards was named the NACDA Under Armour Division II Director of the Year.

Earl Edwards
Apr 13, 2018
 

Imaging of the eye is limited by the relative poor optics of the human eye to viewing small bloodvessels at best. While biology has cellular level image resolution, ophthalmology has long suffered from the poor numerical aperture of the human eye. With the help of adaptive optics, a technology initially developed for President Reagan's Star Wars Initiative and subsequently used in astronomy, we are able to overcome the optical resolution limits and achieve cellular level imaging in humans.

Dirk-Uwe
Apr 20, 2018
 
Apr 28, 2018
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
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I am originally from Chicago, joined the Air Force immediately upon graduation from Valparaiso University, Married my wife Jan in 1968 and we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.
I scuba dive, play golf, do CrossFit and recently gave up flying my own airplane. I flew mach2 in tight formation in an F104, but get nervous over a 3 foot putt.

Jim Fitzpatrick
May 18, 2018