Founder, President & Chair
Andrew has traveled to over 30 countries, summited Mt. Whitney (highest peak in the lower 48), Mt. Kilimanjaro (highest peak in Africa), Toubkal (highest peak in North Africa), and Mount Teide (highest peak in Spain), come face-to-face with his limitations, works to accept them, and pushes hard to challenge them. He sometimes lives out of a carry-on bag for months at a time and embraces a growth mindset. Far from perfect, and far from finished, he's deeply passionate about sending the elevator back down and setting others up for success.
Founder & Executive Director
Lili firmly believes in the powerful ability each of us has to create change in our lives by becoming aware of our choices. She’s deeply passionate about helping people achieve inner and outer transformation through self-awareness. Although Lili struggled with learning disabilities that presented challenges throughout her life, she developed skills that help her work with them. She graduated from Cuesta College with Honors (a 4.0 and Alpha Gamma Sigma), with degrees in Social & Behavioral Science and Sociology. After raising two boys in AG, Lili founded TalentDreams with the mission to empower our local youth and set them up for success as they create the foundation for the rest of their lives.
Julia has over twenty years of experience working in healthcare administration. She attended Cuesta College before receiving her Bachelor's degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and her MBA from Chapman University.
Born and raised on the central coast of California, she is invested in the local community through various organizations mostly related to youth sports and the arts.
As a tax preparer and consultant, she has over six years of experience in preparing and assisting simple to complex tax returns for individuals and small businesses. Trish started teaching at Cal Poly in the spring quarter of 2014 and currently teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Federal Taxation for Individuals. Recently starting a family of her own, the mission of TalentDreams resonates deeply with her. And the role of Treasurer provides her an opportunity apply her expertise to support the nonprofit operations.