Jeannie Luong has dedicated her life to serving our community. Jeannie has served as Chairman of Irvine Community Services Commission and serves on the board of Irvine Valley College Foundation. Jeannie is a founding member of Asian Women Entrepreneurs. Jeannie has been honored for her services to our community by Women Lawyers Association Margie Dickerson Award, ABAOC Community Leadership Award, Orange County Asian American Bar Association Lifetime Award, NAWBO-OC Remarkable Women Award, OC Fair Housing Realtor of the Year Award, Congressional Recognition for Community Services, Soroptimist Intern Irvine Women of Distinction Award.
Jeannie Luong has seved the Orange County real estate community since 1978, assisting hundreds of families to purchase their homes, from first time units to multi-million dollar properties. In addition to specializing in residential dwellings, Jeannie has represented clients in a significant number of unique, commerical, and investment properties. Jeannie is a diversified real estate professional. She draws on her extensive background in real estate and legal education to help clients make the best decisions when it comes to buying, selling and investing in real estate.
Carol R. Stone
Carol served as President and CEO of the Volunteer Center Orange County for 25 years, transforming it from a small grassroots nonprofit organization into a nationally recognized leader in the field of volunteer mobilization and nonprofit capacity building.. Currently she is president of The Stone Nonprofit Consulting Group utilizing her past consulting and training experience with audiences throughout the United States, Russia, Romania, England, United Arab Emirates and Japan helping nonprofit organizations and their boards of directors reach their full potential. She serves on several nonprofit boards, including; 2-1-1 Orange County, Mariposa Women and Family Center, and Heritage Museum of Orange County. Some of her past board responsibilities included Head Start of Orange County, Forum for Corporate Directors and Points of Light Foundation. Carol is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles and holds her Masters Degree in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco.
Kristin Edwards, Co-Founder and Program Director of Lifetime Montessori School has devoted her life to children. From a young age she "taught" the kids in her neighborhood, helping with homework and child care. She went to the University of New Hampshire and received her BA in Psychology with a focus on Child Psychology and Minored in Education. It was during a year long internship in a third grade classroom that Kristin realized traditional teaching was not her passion. She discovered that she enjoyed working with younger children at a traditional preschool, but something still was not right. She and her husband escaped the winters of New Hampshire and moved to Santa Barbara, CA. There she finally found her calling. Working at a Montessori school for the the first time, Kristin found an amazing group of children from ages 3 to 14. Within a year she was being trained at the Montessori Institute of San Diego. In 2001 she received her AMI Diploma in Primary Montessori Education and her Masters in Education from Loyola College in Maryland. Kristin was discouraged with her observations of other Montessori schools in the area and decided she would start her own school with the goal of being the best Montessori provider in San Diego. After years of teaching and searching for an appropriate site, Kristin finally discovered an amazing corner in a growing community. She designed the school and program over the 2 years it took to finalize the building project. Kristin finally got to watch her dream being built from the ground up in 2007.
Attorney Darlynn Morgan has been practicing law in Orange County, California since 1996. In 2005, she founded Morgan Law Group with the goal of helping families "Plan for Life" and get their legal and financial house in order. She practices exclusively in the area of Trusts and Estates.
Most recently, OC Metro magazine named her as one of the top Trust and Estate Attorneys in Orange County.
Darlynn graduated in the top of her class from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she was also a member of the Loyola Law Review and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Community Property and Family Law. After graduation, Darlynn served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John E. Ryan, a Ninth Circuit Federal Judge. She subsequently practiced at a premier business litigation firm in Orange County for several years before forming Morgan Law Group in 2005.
In addition to being a Personal Family Lawyer with the Family Wealth Planning Institute, Darlynn is on the Board of Directors for Mission Valley Bank, a community business bank. She is also a member of the California State Bar, Trust and Estates Section, Wealth Counsel, LLC, and the Wealth Counsel Advisors Forum. Darlynn has been quoted and published in various media including the Daily Journal. She is also a frequently requested speaker for private and community groups and enjoys educating her community on a variety of topics including family wealth planning, estate planning for business owners, and asset protection of inheritances. She can be found at www.MorganLawGroup.com.
Samantha Schneider is the Director of Sales and Marketing for MEGAComfort Inc., North America's leading supplier of anti-fatigue ergonomic insole and orthotic solutions. Samantha was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa before immigrating to the United States in 2001. Samantha was involved in many non profit efforts in South Africa, including teaching less fortunate children to read and write. Samantha has extensive management experience and specializes in interpersonal relationship building. Samantha studied to become a teacher prior to deciding to go into business management. She is currently attending Western Governors University and will graduate in 2010.