Mike’s involvement with Memory JAR comes as a result of his relationship with James and his desire to help build a tribute to his very special nephew. Mike recently helped found a non-profit corporation and served on its board as Treasurer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California at Irvine and is currently a Vice President at First American Title, where he has worked for 18 years. Mike and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters, Jenna & Kira, and reside in Tustin, California.
Clay is the father of James and works to better the world in his son’s honor. He is the CEO and Chairman of Diversified Capital Funding in Northern California. He also co-founded Valley Community Bank in 1988. He belongs to many business associations and works with many non-profits including Valley Christian School, Camp Hope and Make A Wish Foundation. Clay is the proud father of James, Robert, Carly and Chase and resides in Pleasanton, California.
Lisa became involved with Memory JAR as a result of her volunteer experience and friendship with founder, Karen. Following graduation from Whittier College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, Lisa worked as an Information Technology Analyst at Fluor Corporation for five years. Her non-profit background includes an internship with the renowned J. Paul Getty Trust and leadership positions with adult soccer organizations. Lisa currently works for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer coordinating sales, customer service and fan development programs.
A friend of James’ family, Jody became involved with Memory JAR in 2006. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and has worked a consultant and fundraiser for non-profit agencies and on political issues for the past 14 years. Jody is very active in many community projects for Tustin schools and local sports. She is a native Californian and resides in Tustin with her two daughters, Jocelyn and Paige.
As a member of the Rodrigues family, Greg was involved with the early stages of Memory JAR. In April 2004, Greg’s father, Jess A. Rodrigues, died of lung cancer, giving Greg a special perspective on the grieving process. Greg is a founder of various companies and served as a board member for many other non-profit organizations. He has an extensive background in banking, real estate and manufacturing. Greg received his Bachelors of Science degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Greg currently resides in San Francisco.