Archives for September 2019
Jason Agcaoili is the CEO/Founder of Bridge Horizon Global Investments, a conglomerate in the industries of real estate, technology, global trade, and travel.
Additionally, Jason is an active Realtor with the HomeSmart Realty Group.
Prior to founding Bridge Horizon, Jason was in the aerospace industry, in Global Sales & Marketing at Boeing Defense & Space, Boeing Company.
Jason is a military veteran of the U.S. Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst, a former U.S. Embassy Defense Liaison Officer Attache for South Asia, and a former government service officer with the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency. During his military and government career, he served in multiple assignments and deployments in Central Europe, Southeast Asia, and Middle East, to include Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan.
He’s a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship, business ownership, and serving the local community as a member of various veterans organizations and chambers of commerce. He’s been an active member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce network in the LA area for the past four years.
Jason has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and B.S. in Corporate Training & Development.
Although passionate about entrepreneurship, his real passion is spending time with his family–
his wife, Amy, their two young children, and traveling.
A Dentist, who owns and operates Carson Dental Care. From Bicol, Philippines, I came to the US in 1980 after graduating from high school at 14 years old. I returned to Manila to study Dentistry in 1986 and graduated at Centro Escolar University in 1992. After graduation I returned to the United States, persevered and passed the California Dental Board Exam and was licensed as a dentist in 1998. I acquired my practice from my Uncle, Dr. Billy Torres, when he retired in September,2000, and named it Carson Dental Care. I have been serving the city of Carson and its neighboring cities for 18 years now.
I am compassionate, loves to help people and love being a dentist. As gentle and caring person, I have the patience to take care of even the most difficult and anxious patient. I am a general dentist and is trained to do implants, orthodontics (traditional & Invisalign), cosmetic dentistry, and now, sleep apnea. I was awarded as one of “The TOP DOCS in LA ” in 2014, which was featured In Fox 11 news. In 2016, was recognized as one of “The Outstanding Pilipino in Los Angeles” (TOP awards). Was recognized and given an award by FACC/SLAA in 2017. To keep me abreast to the new procedures and technology in dentistry, I continuously take continuing education.
I am married to Godofredo “Gody” Aluning, has 3 children 2 girls and 1 boy. Jacqueline,21, Jillian, 20 and Gody Jerico, 17. My daughter, Jacqueline, was the title holder of the “Bb. Pilipinas-USA- Tourism” in 2016. My family is my Big WHY and the love my life.
Mr. Jeffrey Bautista is President of Echo Millennial, a dynamic web design and digital marketing firm specializing in digital products like websites, digital media content, social media marketing strategies, and search engine marketing strategies for small businesses & start-ups, chambers of commerce, and professional associations. Echo Millennial is based in Fullerton, CA and services clients all over the U.S., Philippines, and Australia.
Jeff graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 2003. After graduation, he embarked on a career a Civilian Scientist for the Department of Defense, assigned to the US Navy. By the time he permanently separated from government service in 2007, he had risen to become a Senior Analysts and Project Lead.
In 2007, Jeff found himself in a new calling, one that was far different than his current career path. Together with friends, Jeff took his love of technology and the web and founded a small digital media design and development agency — Halcyon Design. There he worked with clients small and large, with the most notable being Disney, ABC, PBS, the US AirForce, and US Army. It was a successful experience, as he took an initial $1000 investment and turned it into a $300K /yr company.
Halcyon Design closed its doors in 2013 despite continuing success. Jeff took some time off and dabbled in other business ventures. As it were, Jeff couldn’t resist the desire for entrepreneurship, so he founded Echo Millennial in Fall 2014. Since then the company has experienced consistent growth, having grown from a team of one, to now having a satellite office in the Philippines, which supports our overseas clients there and in Australia.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys traveling, experiencing different cultures through its music, cuisine and drink. He’s a huge Star Wars and Disney fan. When outside, he can found conducting “board” meetings out in the surf at Huntington Beach, or out hiking and playing with his best friend, Gizmo.
Tina Salonga-Bulchand’s diverse background in business, marketing and non-profit management spans over 20 years. She is a visionary leader who has successfully managed multiple startup companies, locally and abroad, and helped sustain several Filipino American nonprofit orgs in Los Angeles. She is respected for her passion in helping organizations innovate, thrive, and grow, by creating value-added programs, training and mentoring, and driving successful risk management initiatives . Tina is experienced in strategic organizational development, events management, fundraising and grant writing, education and training, as well as financial management of federal, local and private fund sources.
Tina served as the Interim Executive Director for FilAmArts, as well as the Director for Programs and Services of SIPA. She works as a Research Administrator at UCLA, managing a multi-million research grants portfolio. Tina has a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology from Antioch University, and a BA in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.