I have been married to Alan Biocca for 42 years and have a son Christopher 38 and daughter Jessica 32. I have lived in the bay area for 41 years moving from Santa Rosa so Alan could attend Cal. I have been very blessed to be a stay at home mom most of my married life which has been wonderful. I did work retail off and on to earn my 40 quarters required for Social Security finally completing that in October of 2016 when I worked for 6 months at CVS in Moraga. I did return to Santa Rosa Junior College and completed my Certificate in Microsoft Office Suites which was fun and a little trying at times.
I was a jewelry consultant with Cookie Lee Jewelry for 10 years when it was sold 2014 and became ViVI Jewelry. March of 2016 marked my 12th year with the company. Then in July 2016 I was informed that ViVI was closing its door and filed Chapter 7. I was heart broken because I did enjoy what I was doing. Little did I know that my greatest joy still awaited me. In August of 2016 one of my very dear friends and fellow Cookie Lee / ViVI sisters told me about Premier Designs, Inc. I signed up on August 14, 2016 and have been in love with the company, the jewelry and the people. It has blessed my family in ways I never thought it would. This past March I celebrated 13 years in changing women’s lives with jewelry and a great business opportunity.
In August 2017 Alan and I will be celebrating 43 years of marriage and I could not be happier. I am looking forward to the next 20 or 30 years with this wonderful man and my wonderful adult children.
Gloria L. Brown B.A. C.P.C
Gloria Brown President of East Bay Women’s Network has over 25 years experience in coaching both in the business and private sector. A highly sought after speaker, Gloria has delivered keynote addresses, hosted workshops, retreats, and conferences in large and small venues. Having expertise in Small business development and Personal growth, Ms. Brown’s specialized approach and methods have her in high demand throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver Colorado, Montego Bay Jamaica, Atlanta Georgia, and beyond.
Gloria shares powerful tools and techniques for creating successful strategies for life. Her systematic approach is designed for maximum development and wholesome beneficial personal and professional growth. Ms. Brown displays an interactive style of speaking which allows her gift of coaching and training
Gloria has degrees in Psychology, Human Development, Behavioral Science and Women’s Studies, from California State University in Hayward California.
Getting to Know Lisa
Lisa Bruce began her career in the beauty industry in 1982 with a commitment to helping people feel better about themselves and look their best. Her talent as a fine artist, proficiency in electrology and training and demonstrated expertise in cosmetic tattooing, has made her one of the top permanent make-up artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With her extensive experience and attention to detail, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists and dermatologists trust their patients to Lisa. Her skill in cosmetic tattooing includes working with breast cancer patients and burn survivors; minimizing scars from accidents and birth defects; and other corrective work along with eyebrows, eyeliner and full lip color.
Visiting Lisa’s office is a treat to experience. Since permanent cosmetics is a decision not to be taken lightly, her warmth, soothing manner and professionalism make her clients comfortable and confident in their desire to make life simpler by opting for permanent makeup.
Why She is So Good
Lisa has earned her certification with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) and follows OSHA regulations as a practitioner. She uses the highest quality pigments, anesthetics and equipment, along with pre-sterilized, disposal needles. She is past-president of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and helped edit the National Environmental Health Association and county recommendations for sanitation and sterilization for the tattoo industry. In addition, Lisa is continually updating her skills attending conferences and workshops to study with other top technicians around the country.
Up Close & Personal
When not seeing clients, Lisa is passionate about painting and is currently focusing on botanical watercolors. Her art has been shown all over the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. She is on the board of the Berkeley City Club Conservancy, an architectural preservation foundation to preserve this Julia Morgan landmark.
Maile Collmer started “working her network” when she was six years old to be the top Camp Fire candy sales girl in the state of Hawaii. After college Maile sold real estate with her mom for 15 years. 82% of their business came from their networking and referral marketing efforts.
Today, Maile Collmer is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on networking and referral marketing. By combining her years of experience in sales, marketing, negotiation, networking, and speaking, Maile provides a comprehensive referral marketing strategy for her clients. As a referral marketing consultant, she dramatically increases her clients’ profits by strategically increasing the number and quality of the referrals they receive. With her Referrals For Life® community of like-minded, successful entrepreneurs, she is driven to help people work less, play more, and earn more money while spending more time with people they like! By building a network of strategic referral relationships that take them to the next level in their business, Maile’s clients experience a richer life through quality relationships both business and personal.
When Maile is not networking, she enjoys playing golf, wine tasting, dancing, and travel. She is a fan of football and baseball and especially loves her UCLA Bruins! Actually, she frequently combines these fun activities with networking. Because, for Maile, networking and referrals are a way of life!
Talia Dashow is the founder of Total Team Engagement, and an advocate for every voice to be heard. She has been studying how people communicate (and why they sometimes don’t) for decades. She got trained in mediation and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, but her main motivation is that as a child she didn’t know how to have friends, and has been trying to figure out this social interaction business ever since. Luckily she now has a lot of information to share! Most of it comes out in playful workshops that are highly interactive and relevant to the participants.
Michele Duffy created the professional Feng Shui sessions @Canyon Ranch and gave weekly classes on Real Estate Feng Shui, Relationship Feng Shui & Chinese Astrology for guests @THE RANCH. For over 16 years she has shared her heart-centered Feng Shui insights, guidance, to help create SPACE AS MEDICINE Feng Shui for residential and commercial clients. 5 Elements Design, color, lighting & art, Space Clearings & Blessings, are just a few of her specialties.
Michele has thoughtfully collaborated for years with her clients to address a wide range of environmental issues, to create residential dwellings and offices that are sanctuaries of vitality, calm, peace, rejuvenation, happiness and abundance.
Michele’s Annual “EMPOWERMENT Chart Sessions” reveal individual TIMING insights and personalized strategies to gain deeper knowledge of her clients Feng Shui needs, and for the benefit and support of the clients unique life journey.
Currently residing in northern California, Michele is so honored to share her intuitive and professional gifts with local BAY AREA clients for their on-site Residential, Business, 5 Elements Color, Design, & Art requirements, as well as supporting national clients by SKPYE. Shamanistic ceremonial Space Clearings & Environmental Alignment Blessings are offered to connect clients energetically to their environments. Michele is available to give talks, lectures, write and teach, and she is also available for transformative corporate workshops and seminars.
My professional architecture experience together with my earlier work in psychology, public health and education, inform my conviction that good design is critical to our well-being as individuals, communities and as a planet. The built environment directly impacts our physical and mental well-being, and that knowledge guides every design decision I make.
I have extensive experience in residential and commercial design and permitting. I believe in collaboration to create spaces that owners are absolutely thrilled with. I can work within your budget to get beautiful, satisfying results.
D’Ann Hayes is the founder of Ink It Up Designs, a Marketing Coach and Advertising Specialist, Character Code Coach, and Speaker.
D’Ann lives to create an attractive marketing plan and promotional calendar custom fit to you and your business. She helps turn you and your business into the shining star it was meant to be with a great business foundation, support, and a wealth of business referrals to achieve your dreams.
Why choose me to be your marketing partner? Just a few reasons below…
D’Ann has worked in marketing and sales for over 30 years. She owned The Frame Shop and Gallery in Walnut Creek, California, generating over 7 million dollars using her marketing knowledge.
D’Ann teaches you how to show up and be seen personally and in business, which translates to clients knocking down your door. D’Ann speaks to the ability to talk to your clients with their language. Listening is a little used talent that can increase your sales closing ratio.
Our mission is to help you create long-lasting relationships with your clients, build your business and brand awareness through the power of promotional products. Here at Ink It Up Designs we strive to be your partner behind the scenes helping promote your business successfully.
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. The financial world can sometimes seem like foreign territory; I can work one-on-one with you to help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family.
Prior to joining Edward Jones, I worked in financial services and the utility sector. I came to Edward Jones in 2016 because I want to help individual investors work toward achieving their financial goals.
A graduate of the University of California Davis, I hold a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics. I received my master’s in business administration from San Francisco State University.
Originally from Fresno, CA, I have lived in the Bay Area since 2007. I enjoy hiking, camping, and cycling along the many gorgeous trails this great state has to offer.
My branch office administrator, Miki Scott, has been with Edward Jones since 2006 and is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service possible.
At Edward Jones, we focus on you. I would like to help to provide the answers to your questions so you can make informed, financially sound decisions. Please contact me to discuss your situation and options.
As a homeowner (62 or over) of a single family residence, 1-4 unit building or an FHA approved condo, you can convert a portion of your home equity into non-taxable, non-recourse cash, retain title and continue to live in your home. FHA-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loans were created for the benefit of senior homeowners. Avoid spending down savings and portfolio investments. Let a HECM work to preserve cash, eliminate monthly mortgage payments and supplement retirement income, help fund in-home care, pay for home modifications or repairs, or just about anything.
To help you learn more about HECM’s (Reverse Mortgages), I am happy to visit with you individually and educate your staff at your convenience. My goal is to fully educate you and your advisors so that you can make an informed and wise choice.