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Meet the Board


Dave Rosenberg



 Author of Locked On Leadership: The Tactical Business Guide to Creating a Culture of Consistency, Courage, and Caring.

A former Naval Officer, owner or president of six companies, Dave is now an author and speaker helping create high-performance, self-directed teams.


AJ MacQuarrie

President Elect


A.J. MacQuarrie is an entrepreneur who has been through it all; from the highs of turning a $20,000 investment into a multi-million dollar business to the lows of sitting in bankruptcy court. He is the former CEO of KarmaBox Vending, one of the world’s first healthy vending companies that expanded to over 80 cities across the United States in just 3.5 years (ultimately failing due to a bad business model and rapid growth). He then launched his current venture, Keep Going Media, to help entrepreneurs spark growth through brand development, digital marketing, and online programs. A.J. is the author of the forthcoming book “The Setback Advantage: Crafting Your Entrepreneurial Comeback After Failures, Flukes, & F-Ups” and the co-host of the 40 Under 40 Podcast.


Karine Leblanc

Past President


Karine Leblanc, sales engineer and leadership expert, helps busy consulting engineers with their HVAC design projects by supporting them with various system ideas and efficient equipment solutions. Not your typical engineer™, Karine is passionate about helping engineers step up their leadership skills so they can build lasting relationships, communicate effectively and become an influencer without relying on any title.


Dan Faill

Vice President


Dan Faill creates conversations that matter for teams, organizations and human beings


Caitlin Crommett 



Caitlin Crommett is a Millennial and speaker on the multigenerational workplace. She runs a national nonprofit organization, DreamCatchers, which bridges generational gaps in its work with terminally-ill & youth. 


Sara Safari



Sara Safari, award-winning author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, Electrical Engineer and advocate for women empowerment, has served as a director & leader on multiple boards. https://www.climbyoureverest.org/

Sara received an award for The Global Citizen from United Nations Association in 2015. She is a board member and director of development in Empower Nepali Girls foundation. She also has received the award for Outstanding Practice with Broad Impact in the area of women and leadership from International Leadership Association in 2017.

Robbie Hyde

Director of Membership


Robbie Hyde is a retired 30-year veteran law enforcement investigator from Los Angeles. He has been a P.O.S.T. certified instructor/trainer since 2005 and has taught federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies from Los Angeles to New York, and from London to Brisbane. He is a three-time ALADS award recipient, who has presented for the Criminal Justice Institute as well as multiple youth organizations.


Regina Lark

Director of Operations


Dr. Regina Lark is an Organizing and Productivity Specialist based in Los Angeles. In 2008 she founded A Clear Path, followed by Silk Touch Moves, and recently, Speaking of Clutter




Alina Ugas

Director of Special Events


Alina Ugas is a Behavior and Communication Mentor and Co-founder of Final Step International and its trademark technique, The Needs Based Method®. With over 35 years’ experience in the health care, mental health and business sector, Alina, a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming® & Motivational Coach, National Certified Recovery Coach, motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and trainer, has always had a passion for helping others discover why their emotional decisions and self-destructive behaviors prevent them from reaching their highest potential. 


Jacob Bear



Jacob Bear works with entrepreneurs and business owners who want to rise to the top 5% of their industry. As a seasoned copywriter, he helps you find creative ways of weaving your personal story and passions into your marketing. Jacob spent years exploring the USA and Italy on foot, on a bicycle, and sometimes riding freight trains with migrant workers and hobos. He draws upon these experiences to deliver interactive talks on Changing the Wind and unleashing your Authentic Advantage.