Excellence & Innovation Inspired By Christ

Anton Siler

CEO & Founder | Digital Admen, Inc.

A rising star in the digital marketing industry, Mr. Siler attended SDSU and was personally trained by one of the world’s leading online marketers, Neil Patel. Expanding upon Neil’s tutelage and disrupting industry norms, he founded Digital Admen, a boutique full service digital marketing agency based in San Diego offering a spectrum of services aimed at offering real solutions to problems that businesses, large and small, face every day. With over ten years of real world experience he is currently investing much of his time working with international startups and writing a pioneering book about Yelp.

Ashley Cheeks

CEO & Founder | Written Success

Ashley Cheeks, MBA has been invited to the prestigious Forbes Business Development Council. Her accomplishments are notable in founding the Written Success startup company, as well as her personal achievements in maintaining a funding rate of over 90% as a Business Plan Consultant. 

Ashley is well known for her accomplishments which include:

  • Developing a business plan that raised over $550M for a single startup venture.
  • Support of multiple entrepreneurs preparing for Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den, and PITCH Investors Live.
  • Shared stages with Gayle King and Kevin Harrington.

Ashley Cheeks, MBA, who has recently been invited to the prestigious Forbes Business Development Council.

Ashley’s core business plan writer expertise is in designing business plans for lender and investor funding. She currently serves as a Pitch Consultant for several investor networks, is on the advisory board for multiple startups, and is seen as a thought leader in the entrepreneurial space. 

After years of being a professional business plan writer, she founded Written Success, a  professional business plan service based in Houston where she currently resides with her husband and two children.

Written Success provides professional business plan services. It is well known as an industry authority on strategic business plan development. Written Success stands out as a preferred service for many banks, investors, and VCs. Its unique approach on business plan development is delivered through a variety of offerings that meet the needs of any stage of the business cycle.

The business specializes in business plan development for startups, inventions, and disruptor businesses. Written Success provides entrepreneurs a business plan and pitch documents that are suitable for bank funding, investor funding, and partner searches. 

Aside from offering solutions via a business plan writer, the company provides additional resources as well including courses, 1 on 1 training, and professional templates. When a business plan consultant or pitch consultant is appropriate, then Written Success becomes the ideal solution for mentoring and guidance in addition to business plan development. Written Success supports entrepreneurs globally.

Amanda De Koning

CEO & Founder | AD Bookkeeping San Diego

Amanda de Koning has been in the bookkeeping industry for thirteen years and has worked with various industries. She has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and started her own business in November 2012. Amanda is a mother of two young boys, sits on the PTA board at their school and is an avid Ultra Trail Runner in her spare time. Amanda’s love to help others shows in her work and attention to her clients. She values each business as her own and only finds success when her client’s companies are thriving. Amanda is QuickBooks Online Certified and consistently takes Continuing Education classes to expand her knowledge.

Melandrew Santos

CEO & Co-Founder | Co-Optrade

Mr. Santos has over eight years of combined experience in the fields of finance, corporate governance, state level government work (California), as well as honorable military service (U.S. Reserves). He also carries the distinction as an alumni of Mapua University (A.S. in Engineering) and UOPX (B.S. in Business Management). The majority of his time is now spent overseeing the company he co-founded, called Co-Optrade, which is an organization dedicated to providing safe, secure, and easy access to social networking platforms, products, and services for entrepreneurs which includes access to informational tools and materials.

Craig Candelore, Esq.

Mr. Candelore graduated from West Point, then served in the U.S. Army followed by the Army Reserves reaching the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2008. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1984 and went on to establish his own family law firm in downtown San Diego where he has served the community ever since.

Tracy D. Montgomery

CEO & Founder | Tracy by Design Event Planning

Tracy D. Montgomery is a native of Neptune, NJ, but currently resides in Spring Valley, CA. She officially began her event planning business in May of 2019, but has over 20 years of experience. Along with the event planning business, she is the co-owner of Montgomery’s House Catering, a Mary Kay beauty consultant, a caretaker, and works full time for the Federal Government dealing with real estate.

Dran Reese

Dran Reese is Founder and President of two 501(c)(3) non-profit ministries: Public-School Exit™ and The Salt & Light Council™ and its initiatives, The Content of Character Series™, Judeo-Christian Caucus™,  Biblical Voter™.

Dran is completely sold out to Jesus Christ – to see His name exalted in the public square and government.  To that end, these ministries were formed.

The Salt & Light Council offers tools, training and ongoing backend legal support for churches, community groups and missionaries ready to become salt and light advocates in the government, media and education mountains. Dran speaks nationally on Biblical Citizenship our role and responsibility.(www.SaltandLightCouncil.org).

The Content of Character Series™ affirms the value and dignity of black Americans by offering statewide summits with nationally recognized speakers that inform, educate and activate inner city communities in public policy and culture through a biblical worldview (www.ContentofCharacterSeries.com).

The Judeo-Christian Caucus™ is a California initiative that coordinates legislators with citizens on pressing issues that affect our Judeo-Christian Heritage and values in CA government (www.JudeoChristianCaucus.com).

Biblical Voter™ is a one-stop resource our all national and state voter guides and election resources for voting including kits for Biblical Voter Registration church and community drives. (www.BiblicalVoter.org). 

Public School Exit was formed to help facilitate an exodus of American children and families from government-controlled education by educating the public and helping families. We are more than an organization; we are a movement. (www.PublicSchoolExit.com).

Dran Reese is married for almost 30 years, 3 children and 2 grandchildren.  She obtained a 4-year scholarship to USC in Business Marketing and, in her earlier years, was a product inventor that launched and sold the company Ready America.  Her signature product QuakeHold! was considered one of the top 100 Products of the Millennium according to the Los Angeles times. Dran was also featured in the book Women Invent, among one of the many stories written on her past entrepreneurial success.

Dran also hosts a daily national prayer line www.RepentanceandRestoration.com that prays for America and all are welcome to join.

Mayor Bill Wells

Mayor Bill Wells was first elected to the El Cajon City Council in 2008, then again in 2012. In October of 2013, the Mayor of El Cajon resigned and Wells was appointed to serve out the rest of that term before being elected as Mayor of El Cajon in 2014. Prior to serving on the City Council, he served on the El Cajon Planning Commission from 2004-2008.

David Cota

David Cota is a San Diego native who beat the odds after growing up in a low-income, high crime area. He started working when he was 12 years old and full-time when he was just 15 years old, which culminated in him being in retail management for over 20 years and serving on the Board of Advisors for the Jackie Robinson YMCA.

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Carlos Arreola

Business Development | Novea, Inc.

Carlos brings to EFC a wealth of experience in technology with a digital micro-processing background and a degree in electronics. Currently, he occupies the majority of his time with business development, product development and marketing for Novea, Inc. He specializes in identifying unique opportunities to diversify a company into new niche market segments. Carlos is a former CEO from a publicly listed company on the OTC, and has over 10 years operating with companies and connections in the markets.

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