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Alumni-Owned Businesses

We are proud of our alumni who put time and energy into their passions by owning a business. Click here to add yours to the list of alumni owned businesses below so we can share it with your fellow alumni.

Adelstein, Kathryn M. A. '88 – College Prep Tutoring in San Diego, CA
Aker, Levent '06 – Aker International in Chula Vista, CA
Arthur, Doug '99 – SENTRE Commercial Real Estate Investment in Southern California
Banks, Lissa '70 – in Massachusetts
Barnhorst, Zach '95 – ZB Savoy in San Diego, CA
Bisbas, Morgan ‘06 & Bisbas, Spencer '09 – Busy Bee Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in San Diego, CA
Blair, Trevor '95 – Blair Search Partners in San Diego, CA
Bloom, Randy '87 – W5 Engineering - W5 Engineering in Portland, Oregon
Bone, Carrie ’93 – Del Norte Animal Hospital in San Diego, CA
Breher, Julie D.V.M ’91 – La Jolla Veterinary Hospital in La Jolla
Brockbank Devincenzi Varni, Tracee '84 – The Inn at Benicia Bay Bed and Breakfast in Benicia, CA
Brown, Erica '85 – Erica Brown Consulting in San Diego, CA 
Bucher, Brett '94 – Bucher Wealth Advisors in San Mateo, CA
Burgin, Chris '89 – Chris Burgin Designs in Chapel Hill, NC
Burke, Sarah '85 – Burke Alternative Dispute Resolution in Northern CA
Cairo, Tony ’08 – Anipanion - Veterinary Virtual Care Platform in San Diego, CA
Cassidy, Tom ’94 – Cardiac Direct in Ventura, CA
Chino, Makoto '07 – Vegetable Shop at Chino Farm (fruit and vegetable stand) in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Christensen, Cathy Peterson  Ph.D '69 – Recovery and Life Coach in San Diego, CA
Coleman, Chelsea '03 – The Rose Wine Bar and Bottle Shop in San Diego’s South Park
Daly-Lipe, Patricia Highleyman '60 – Patricia Daly-Lipe: Literary Lady 
Deems, Jeff '91 – Airborne Snow Observatories, Inc. in Boulder, CO and Mammoth Lakes, CA
Gage, Cheka '01 – Mercury Advertising and Marketing in Bethesda, MD
Gold, Sam '07 – The Brothers Campur in New York City, NY
Gonzales, Amy Griffiths '86 – Bottaro Wood Fired Pizza in Carlsbad, CA
Gordon, Lisa '84 – Lisa Inspires in San Diego, CA
Hanson, Laurel '87- Hanson Design - Design and Brand Building Consultancy in San Diego, CA
Harris, Kimberley Jernigan '87 – Covered | Ketchum, Idaho | Shutters | Shades | Fabric | Upholstery in Ketchum, ID
Henry Fox, Kirsten '81 – Fox School of Wine in Park City, UT
Hesselink, Amy Hall '92 – La Playa Books in San Diego's Point Loma (Fun Fact: Mimi Hannan '92 is the assistant manager/new book buyer!)
Hinshaw, Wyatt ’06 – Viewpoint Brewing Co. and CanopyBoulder in San Diego, CA
Hire Gentile, Janet '74 – Janet Gentile Florals in La Jolla
Hoehn, Ted '01, Petersen, Susanah '01, and Hoehn, Jo Hannah '05 – Hoehn Motors, Inc. Automobile Dealerships in Carlsbad, CA
Johnson, Dmitri ’99 – dj2 Entertainment in Santa Monica, CA
Kashani, Layla '85 – Inahsak Consulting - Business Process Optimization and Masked Production - Personal Anti-germ Protection Products in San Diego, CA
Kelly, Kim '84 – Bella MD Laser Vein & Aesthetic Center in Dallas, TX
Kemp, Erika ’95 – Solvida Design + Engineering in Berkeley, CA
Kroon, Caroline '84 – Caroline Kroon Photography in Brooklyn, NY
Landa, Fernando '99 – Harvest LLP in San Diego, CA
Lewin, Eric '95 – AIC Global Solutions in The United Kingdom  
Lodge, Katrina Jones '94 – Yoga Del Mar in Del Mar, CA
Luscomb, Sharon Ritchie ’87 – La Jolla Kayak in La Jolla, CA
Mallick, Maya ’90 – The Culver Hotel in Culver City, CA 
Marshall Carpenter, Samantha '03 – Feature M Public Relations Consultancy in Sonoma, CA
Mecklenborg, Amy '98 – Individualized Learning in San Diego, CA
Miyao, Anne Armstrong '96 – 
Murfey, Scott '95 and Murfey, Russ '99 – Murfey Construction in San Diego, CA
Myer, Jonathan '87 – Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon in San Diego, CA
Novak Bell, Natalie ’01 – Natalia Bell·California Wedding Photography in Encinitas, CA
Pellar, Marsha '79 – Pacific Sotheby's Realty Global Real Estate Advisor in La Jolla
Perkins Ross, Corinne '97, Perkins, Rob '01 and Perkins, Kyle '05 – Westview Financial Group in San Diego, CA
Quick, Robert '06 – Il Bracco Restaurant in Dallas, TX
Richardson Ball, Katie '06 – WellSpices: Fresh Ground Organic Spices in Wilmington, DE
Roth, David '86 – Emergent Digital Digital Marketing Agency in San Diego, CA
Senyei Siberio, Kelly ‘04 – Just a Taste cooking videos and recipes online
Shamsky, Ruby '74 – in San Diego, CA
Shelton, Nicole C., J.D. '92 – Advocacy SD in San Diego, CA
Shockley, Tristan '98 – CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center: Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Pain Management in Hyattsville and Gaithersburg, Maryland
Strong, William ’99 – Riviera Real Estate, Inc. in Solana Beach, CA
Tuggey Melcer, Damian ’86 – Tuggey Interior Design in Encinitas, CA
Walchef, Shawn '00 – Cali Comfort BBQ in San Diego, CA
Ward, Samantha '86 – Exquisite Desserts in Palm Desert, CA
Whitney, Angie '81 – Training and Leadership Development in Garland, TX
Wrobel, Natalia '07 – in Boston, MA
Zien, Peter '80 – AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA