Holiday Sonata

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Holiday Sonata

Step back in time as the Whittier Uptown Association hosts the 25th Annual Holiday Sonata in Historic Uptown Whittier.

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Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2017


The Whittier Uptown Association is pleased to present the 64th Annual Candy Lane Christmas Parade in beautiful Uptown Whittier.

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Board of Directors & Staff

If you are interested in becoming a board member we are looking for dedicated and committed WUA members to join our Board and help shape the future of Uptown Whittier. Being a Board member provides a wonderful opportunity to get to know other business owners and members of our community and learn about opportunities to promote your business. For more information call (562) 696-2662 to obtain a Board Candidate Application.

President

President

Rose Drieslein
Americana Tax Planning

rose@americanataxplanning
Vice President

Vice President

Jessie Carrillo
J2 Architects

Jcarrillo@J2architects.com
http://j2architects.com/jessie-carrillo/

Jessie, a native of Los Angeles, developed a strong love for craft and materials at an early age renovating old homes with his father. As Managing Principal and a licensed architect, Jessie brings 16 years of experience engaging his lifelong passion for construction, materials, and craft into the design and management of projects. In addition, he engages his knowledge of the latest design and construction technologies into the design process itself. This is well exhibited in his past work for CO Architects where he was a technical architect for the award winning Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, Arizona. Throughout his career, Jessie has found that the key principal for creating a successful building design is embracing new design technologies that facilitate an open exchange of ideas and solutions between client, builders, and specialized disciplines.
Board Member

Board Member

Jesse Bosque
Professional Solutions

jesse@whittieruptown.org

A Whittier resident for 16 years, Jesse Bosque is the Owner and President of Confidential Voice (an ethics hotline for employees) and Professional Solutions, one of the largest Private Investigation firms in California. Professional Solutions specializes in workplace investigations by utilizing undercover investigators, electronic and mobile surveillance, forensic investigations, and the interview process. With over 28 years of investigative experience, Mr. Bosque has worked with many Fortune 500 companies both nationwide and outside of the USA. Mr Bosque is currently on the Human Resources Advisory Board for California State University Dominguez Hills and is a guest speaker in the advanced human resources course teaching a class in investigations in the workplace.
Board Member

Board Member

Steven Caringella
California’s Best Kettle Korn

steven@whittieruptown.org

Mr. Caringella has been a part of our Uptown Whittier community for quite some time. Steven has been a long standing vendor at our Whittier Uptown Association Certified Farmers’ Market for many years, always providing the best quality kettle korn to our new and frequent farmers’ market customers. 2012 Staff Writer Megan Chock of the “Quaker Campus: The voice of Whittier College” says that “Another favorite of mine at the farmer’s market is the kettle corn. Made right in front of you and super satisfying, it goes without saying that it surpasses all kettle corn that I have tasted in my 19 years of life. The best part about this super yummy and extremely tasty snack is that it’s all natural. It also helps that Steven Caringella, the vendor, is a very cordial and insanely nice person.” California’s Best Kettle Corn has been locally based in Whittier well over 6 years.
Board Member

Board Member

Cesar James
Get Elected

Board Member

Board Member

Frank Medina
Business Partner, Re/Max Realty

Franktps7@yahoo.com

Frank is a local business Partner of Re/Max Dynasty in the city of Whittier and has 21 years of experience in Real Estate Sales. He brings more than 21 years of Leadership skills, sales experience, executive management experience, and has trained over 300 agents since 2001 in sales skills, mindset, the Four Quadrant Personalities and how to run and maintain a high level of production to their businesses. Frank is also a member of NAHREP East Los Angeles Chapter and HSBA.

Over the past years frank has volunteered his time for many Non-Profit Organizations, Plaza De Raza in East LA and giving back to the local children’s schools during Christmas providing toys. A member National Association of Hispanics Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) East Los Angeles Chapter. And a current member of the Whittier Elk’s Club #1285 and Chamber of Commerce Whittier.

A native son to East Los Angeles and has been a resident of Whittier since 2000. Graduate of California State Los Angeles majoring in Business Administration – Managerial Operations. And a Graduate of Bishop Mora Salesian High School in East Los Angeles.
Board Member

Board Member

Claudia Prado
Shop The Runway

http://www.shoptherunway.com

I am a local business owner in the ever-blossoming community of Uptown Whittier.

Though I grew up in the neighboring city of Montebello, I currently reside in Whittier. As a home-owner and mother of two, I have my sight set on nothing but success. At the age of 19 I became an entrepreneur launching my online store, Shoptherunway.com, and later that same year I opened my first brick and mortar store in Sherman Oaks. I always envisioned planting my roots amid the shops in Uptown Whittier and in June of 2014 that vision became a reality. With my 12 Years of Retail experience, I have learned how to grow my business through social media, creative marketing, networking and customer service. I constantly continue to learn more by attending marketing seminars and classes, getting tips from other successful business owners on how to grow and bring more traffic to my store. My goal is use these skills to help bring business to Uptown by working together with other business leaders in the community. Thank you for your consideration.
Board Member

Board Member

Marisa Sotomayor
Cielo Beauty Bar

www.cielobeautybar.com

A native of Los Angeles and a California State Licensed Esthetician, Marisa is an expert in the field of beauty. Her passion and commitment for beauty and healthy skin care is reflected through her work, extensive training, dedication and client relationships. Marisa has been working in the skincare and the beauty industry for 13 years and opened her first salon in 2014.

She is a huge advocate of community service and community participation while investing and enriching the lives of others.
Board Member

Board Member

Tom Rios
Brookdale Senior Living

Board Member

Board Member

Remoun Said
ReNew Realty

remouon@whittieruptown.org

With ReNew Real Estate Sales, I help home sellers with the sale of their first home, their step-up-home, their dream home, and then their home when they decide to downsize. Our real estate team has been involved in hundreds of successful real estate transactions. I came from an Information Technology (IT) background with a Real Estate and Finance education. I have received a Bachelor’s of Sciences from California State University, at Fullerton in Real Estate Finance and a Masters of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship.
Ex-officio

Ex-officio

Rick Gonzales
Spin Lounge

rick@whittieruptown.org
www.thespinlounge.com

Rick is a tenured special education Algebra Teacher at La Serna H.S. in Whittier and owner of Spin Lounge. Rick received his undergraduate degree from The University California at Berkeley with a degree in Social Work and a minor in education. He earned his master’s degree in special education at Point Loma Nazarene University. Rick currently resides in Whittier but grew up in nearby Pico Rivera.

Whittier Uptown Office

Operations Manager

Operations Manager