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.
Roger Bond is the current Assistant Vice President, Internal Audit for Pacific Life Insurance Company. Roger has 17 years auditing experience in the insurance industry including 11 years at Pacific Life. His experience includes roles in risk based auditing, quality assurance and improvement, Model Audit Rule and Sarbanes-Oxley (MAR/SOX) compliance, and regulatory financial examinations. Mr. Bond was promoted in Oct 2016 to lead the North America Internal Audit operations providing assurance and advisory services for Pacific Life. In his current role, he maintains oversight of the MAR/SOX program as well as oversees a team of audit professionals providing comprehensive, independent, risk-based assurance. Prior to joining Pacific Life, Mr. Bond worked as a financial examiner contracted through various departments of insurance in adherence with NAIC standards.
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
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. In 2001, she spent the summer in Italy as an Art History Major with an emphasis on the Renaissance Period. In 2005, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Business Administration. After business school she worked as a Business Analyst for a Fortune 200 Corporation. Brandy 's first humanitarian trip was in 2004 where she worked with orphans and street kids in Romania. In 2005 and in 2006 she 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. Brandy is committed to living a life speaking up for the most vulnerable and helping the one in front of her.