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Molly Salas

President at Small Business Accounting Services

Bio

Crystal Lopez
Carter Bradley
Insurance Solutions


Bio

Mariette Martinez, EA

Small Business Advisor& Public Educator

Bio

Lupe Ruiz
Founder/Broker of HomeShield Real Estate

Bio

Vilma Brager
HR Consultant

BBSI


Bio



Sophia Moreno
CEO

S-Trucking



Silvana Montes
CEO

Jauja Burrito Catering




Leymi Gutierrez
Owner of Leymi Gutierrez
Photography

Bio

        

Jeannette Juston

Founder & President of Juston Association for interpreters and translators Inc.



Angelica Lopez
CEO
Angys Angels Cleaning Service


Ambassador Bios

Molly Salas

I am an experienced accountant of 30 years. I have worked on many companies in different industries such as Construction, Not-for-Profits, Manufacturing, Auto Dealerships, Collision Centers, Restaurants, HVAC, Medical, Dental, Entertainment Industries, Marketing firms and more. Experience includes all aspects of auditing, compliance, financial and regulatory reporting in the private sector and governmental enterprises. I'm experienced in GAAP, GASB and 2CFR200.

I first started Small Business Accounting Services -SBA Services in 1998, when my children were young as being self-employed allowed me a more flexible schedule. I have worked in Government and the private sector on occasion but now manage SBA Services full time. We provide services in Redlands and the Inland Empire.

We specialize in small to mid-sized businesses. We are hands-on organization that provides in-house accounting and support. Our services include, bookkeeping, QuickBooks training & support, Payroll, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Taxes, Business Start-Up, Controller assistance and help with all business issues.

I enjoy the interaction with businesses, the thrive for success and being able to collaborate and help business from the ground up.

On a personal note, I have been married for almost 30 years and have two sons. My oldest is a Dr. of Physical Therapy and my youngest is a student athlete at the University of La Verne. We are a running family. Both sons actively compete with ULV and Doctors of Running, respectively.

Mariette Martinez, EA

Mariette designs and delivers educational content that accelerates the financial growth and awareness for microbusinesses, self- employed/solopreneurs and the small business partners that serve them. She provides learning opportunities for her community designed to deep dive into specific small business financial topics and technologies. Her current passion project, TusTresMaestras.com, is a co-founded Bilingual E-Learning Platform that will bridge the financial literacy gap for English and Spanish- Speaking small business owners.

Mariette is a Financial/Tax Accountant, IRS Enrolled Agent and Intuit Trainer/Writer Network member who has worked in the accounting, tax and technology industries for over 2 decades. This blend of experience allows for her to create content and spread awareness for her Entrepreneurial community around the importance of financial literacy, year-round tax compliance and embracing technology to work more effectively. Her content is delivered with the intent to connect entrepreneurs and their financial professionals so they may grow together towards sustainable financial success.

“I became an accountant because I did not want any other business to be left behind due to lack of financial awareness and education. I believe every small business should have a fighting chance to reach financial happiness!”

 

Lupe Ruiz

Lupe Ruiz is the founder and broker of HomeShield Real Estate (HSR), with experience in real estate since 2005. She became an independent broker in 2015 and began to do business as HSR in 2017. She also has a Master’s in Business Administration and over 20 years of professional and project management experience working in a legal firm and one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation.


 Vilma Brager

Vilma Brager is a Bilingual Strategic Human Resources Consultant for BBSI.  She has over 20 years of experience in the areas of Human resources, training & development, Safety/Risk, Change Management, Leadership development, Succession planning and Regulatory compliance.  She works closely with small to mid-sized businesses as a business owner advocate by providing consultation, guidance, support and solutions for their Business.

Vilma holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organization Development from University of LaVerne, CA.  Additionally, she also has a PHR & PHRca- Professional Human Resources certification from HRCI, as well as a SHRM-CP from Society for Human Resource Management, SHRM. Vilma is the current President of the Inland Empire Society for Human resource Management (IESHRM).


Crystal Lopez

Crystal M. Lopez is the proud owner of Carter Bradley Insurance Solutions. She is passionate about educating and helping business owners with many different needs. She helps identify gaps in coverage and helps jump start new business ventures by providing customized affordable insurance plans.

At the age of 16, Crystal and her family experienced the loss of her beloved father. At the time, her father was the breadwinner of the family. Struggling to pay for his burial was imminent.

Soon after, Crystal made it her mission to educate the community about the importance of life insurance, and her passion for insurance began.

Carter Bradley Insurance Solutions is named after her inspiration and motivation. Crystal and her son enjoy visiting the aquarium and spend countless hours in the library together. They love keeping busy by exploring new activities as they help to promote local businesses on social media. Crystal has been an Ambassador of the Corona Chamber of Commerce since 2018. Ambassador of the National Latina Business Women’s Association.

Jeannette Juston

Jeannette Juston is the Founder & President of Juston Association for interpreters and translators Inc.  They provide resources such as health insurance, life coaching, counseling, legal representation, financial planning and many other services to thier members in order to ensure their welfare and stability. 

She has been a Professional Spanish Interpreter for over 35 years, working in the private sector and governmental entities.  She also have 15 years of experience starting & managing businesses in the garment industry, cleaning industry and restaurant industry.

Jeannette has a Bachelor's degree in Business, an Associates degree in Child Development with an expertise in Observation and recording of behaviors, nutrition and after school programs. She also holds a Specialized High School Certificate in Biology & Chemistry. She is the proud mother of 2 adult children.

Leymi Gutierrez

Leymi Gutierrez was born in Mexico City, and now resides in Southern California.

Today Leymi is an award winning and published fine art photographer who travels all over the country teaching other aspiring and professional photographers.

Leymi is dedicated to running a client-friendly, service-oriented business that focuses on providing beautiful one of a kind portraits.

She believes that creativity is often the result of team effort and values collaborating with her clients. Leymi and her team are ready to create custom work of art for your home. Leymi’s clients describe her as passionate, creative, experienced, and unlike any photographer they have worked with. Her unique vision comes across in her spectacular portrait work, and unbelievable technical expertise. Leymi is a fearless photographer who believes in the power of portraits.

Leymi has been awarded the Weddison Award “The Best Wedding Photography Award”, Wedding & Portrait International Silver Awards WPPI, All Valley Professional Photographers Merits AVPP, Professional Photographers of California 3 Merits PPC, and finally Wedding and Portrait Photography International Associate award.

Honor/ Awards

  • 2018 Professional Photographer of America (PPA) Bronze Medalist
  • 2018 Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) Silver Awards
  • 2018 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) International Competition (IPC) 4 Merit with Loan Collection Scoring 100
  • 2017 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Western District WEDDING 2nd Place
  • 2017 Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) Associate
  • 2017 Professionals Photographers of California (PPC) 3 Merits
  • 2016 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Western District WEDDING 1st Place
  • 2016 All Valley Professional Photographers 5 Merits
  • 2016 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) International Competition (IPC) 3 Merit
  • 2016 Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) Silver Awards
  • 2016 Sociedad Mexicana de Fot√≥grafos Profesionales 4 Merits
  • 2016 Professionals Photographers of California (PPC) 5 Merits + Honorable Mention
  • 2016 Wedisson Award
  • 2015 Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) Silver Awards
  • 2015 Mardin Wedding Photography “The Best Wedding Photography”
  • 2015 All Valley Professional Photographers 9 Merits

Solo Seminar / Workshop

  • 2020 Studio Photography Workshop - San Jose, CA
  • 2019 Photography Workshop - Atlanta Georgia
  • 2018 Photography Workshop - Dallas, Texas
  • 2018 Studio Portrait Photography Workshop - Chicago, IL
  • 2018 Photography Shootout Workshop - Corona, CA
  • 2018 Seminar: Excel Image Group - Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018 Super One Day Workshop - Fontana, CA
  • 2018 Instructor at California Photography Center - San Dimas, CA
  • 2017 Build Your Portfolio & Attract Future Clients Workshop, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • 2017 Wedding Photography Workshop - San Jose, CA
  • 2017 Wedding Photography Workshop -Vineland, New Jersey 2016 Professional Photographers of

America (PPA) Super 1 Day Photo Workshops with Leymi Gutierrez Rancho Cucamonga, CA

  • 2015 Excel Photo Group “Seminar” Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 TRI- Community Photo Association “Seminar” Covina, CA

Group Seminar / Workshop

  • 2018 Masters Workshop - Muzquiz Coahila, Mexico con Christine Diaz, Esau Ernesto, Eloy Mora, Y Leymi Gutierrez
  • 2018 Photography Workshop with Maria Micaela Arrellano and Leymi Gutierrez Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 2018 Photography Workshop - Dallas, Texas - RG and Leymi Gutierrez
  • 2018 Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) “Seminar” Excel Image Group #605 with RG and Leymi Gutierrez Las Vegas, NV
  • 2017 Convencion Internacional de Fotografos Profesionales –Toluca, Mexico
  • 2017 Build Your Portfolio & Attract Future Clients Workshop, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • 2017 Photography Workshop - Maria Moore Salvetti and Leymi Gutierrez Lytle Creek, CA
  • 2017 Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) “Seminar” Excel Image Group #605 with Jose Quintanilla, R.G, Jesse Cova, and Leymi Gutierrez Las Vegas, NV
  • 2016 Primer Seminario Internacional con Jose Luis Venegas, Yvonne Venegas, Alex Garcia, y Leymi Gutierrez. Chicago, Illinois
  • 2016 29 Seminario Internacional (Fotografos y Videografos Profesionales de Baja California / FVPBC) con Luis Gallardo, Edgar Reyes, Oscar Sanchez, y Leymi Gutierrez. Tijuana, B.C. Mexico
  • 2016 NEW GENERATION PHOTOGRAPHERS –Wedding Photography Workshop with Ernesto Olivares, Hector Gurrola, y Leymi Gutierrez. Lytle Creek, CA
  • 2016 Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) “Seminar” PIC Pro Lab booth #1779” with Enrique Oliver Tortosa, Rene Alvarez, Martin Avalos, y Jesus Padilla. Las Vegas, NV
  • 2016 TRI- Community Photo Association “A Wedding Photography Exhibition” with R.G, Juan Alaniz, Abe Lojero, and Leymi Gutierrez - COVINA, CA
  • 2016 Las Vegas Workshop with R.G, Daniel Romero, and Leymi Gutierrez. Las Vegas, NV

Publication

  • 2018 Loan Collection Vol XXI “Fear Of Letting Go” (PPA)
  • 2018 Dark Beauty Magazine “Fear Of Letting Go”
  • 2018 International Photography Exhibition Vernisajul “Expozitiei De Arta Fotografica - Galati
  • 2017 M Magazine 9th Edition - where all facets of luxury come together to provide you with the ultimate California
  • 2016 The Press Enterprise News -New Entertainment at Dickens Festival,
  • Feb. 26-28 Riverside, CA
  • 2014 Dark Beauty Magazine “Bound”


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