Brandy Chagolla started her career as a Talent Coordinator for live television where she worked on awards shows from the MTV Video Music Awards to The Emmys. Brandy has coordinated fashion shows in New York and has opened hotels in Las Vegas. She spent a summer in Italy as an art history major with an emphasis on the Renaissance Period. Born in Long Beach, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Business Administration. After college she worked as a Business Analyst for a Fortune 500 Corporation.
Brandy has remained a dedicated humanitarian, traveling to Romania where she worked with orphans and street kids. She also worked in Uganda in orphanages with children who were fleeing the violence in South Sudan. In 2016 she was invited to Washington D.C. with the United Nations Association to advocate on Capital Hill on behalf of the homeless, for gender equality, and for the humane treatment of refugees. In 2018 she founded Lending Relief, a 501c3 non profit organization. Brandy is committed to living a life speaking up for the most vulnerable and helping the one in front of her through activism and storytelling.
Roger Bond has spent the past 20 years working in risk management with a mission of protecting organizations. His professional focus has been within the financial services industry and he is currently an Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit for Pacific Life Insurance Company. Mr. Bond has a Master's Degree in Accounting from Ball State University. His experience includes roles in risk-based auditing, quality assurance and improvement, Model Audit Rule (MAR) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, and National Association of Insurance Commissioner's (NAIC) examinations. He relocated to Southern California in 2007 from the Midwest from which his core values provide him with a deep commitment in serving and giving back to the community. After moving to Orange County, California, he quickly realized the income divide that existed and volunteered at local organizations which gave him the desire and passion to become a founding board member of Lending Relief. Mr. Bond has two wonderful rescue cats (Shadow and Storm) and balances his free time playing video games, traveling around the world, and connecting with different communities and cultures.
Cindy Mesa is a Los Angeles native with strong Mexican roots. She has been in retail for over 15 years, working with many national and international brands and licenses. She is currently a fashion buyer for one of the largest off price retailers in the United States. She volunteers at her local church and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Cindy is the mother of two amazing little boys and works hard every day to teach them compassion, respect, forgiveness, love, and grace. She is also the pet purr-ent of two adorable cat meow-dels @paul.and.oats
Melanie is the Owner/Creative Director of Melanie & Co. Events and The Bruncheon. She is an entrepreneur with a passion for business and education. She is a leading expert in the wedding and events industry. By age 30 Melanie created The Brucheon. The Bruncheon, is a wedding experience that combines the best parts of wedding fairs and workshops into one fun, informative wedding party! She believes in people and has a passion for giving back.