Valley Accelerator

  • A Conversation With Michelle Lockert

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? Residing in Altadena, I have been a member of the community all my life. Tell us a little about yourself. From the intense love of color and desire to draw early in my childhood, I knew I was destined to be an artist; laughingly, an artist […]

  • A Conversation With Abbi Yeboah

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been sharing my business expertise within the community for over 10 years through free workshops under various ventures in New York, New Jersey, and through my non-profit organization. Currently, through our free signature workshop series, “Women Do Business Differently,” inspired by my participation in […]

  • A Conversation With Tammy McCrary

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been volunteering in the community for 18 years. With a son on the autism spectrum, initiatives supporting autism awareness has always been near and dear to my heart.  I co-founded the Chaka Khan Foundation in 1999. Our mission was to assist at-risk women and […]

  • A Conversation With Daniela Lima

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been living and volunteering in the Valley for 16 years. Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Brazil. I came to the United States as soon as I graduated with a Business Administration degree.  I had the great opportunity […]

  • A Conversation With Tiani Pesante

    How long have you been volunteering in the community? I have been volunteering in various communities in California since childhood through my Buddhist Organization – Soka Gakkai International. Tell us a little about yourself. I am a native Californian, practicing Buddhist, and a joyfully creative world traveler. I was born into this sect of Buddhism, […]