Sosimo Avila Jr aka “Sosi” is married to his beautiful wife, Allison, and fathers his sweet son, Everett. He is currently serving families by providing guidance and counsel regarding the right type of home mortgage in light of their needs. Sosi was previously an ordained Pastor overseeing ministries internationally and domestically for five years. He has always had a heart to ensure people were taken care of and given the aid they deserve. YPCB was attractive to him given the help they provide to families in need. He has stated, “Helping families stay together when they should is imperative, and seeing families flourish in life is an aim that I know YPCB and myself have completely in common. I am thankful to be aligned with such a great organization.”
Lawrence Telles is a Sales Executive at First American Title in Santa Ana. Lawrence became involved with YPCB because he grew up in Santa Ana himself, so helping these families and children in need is something close to his heart. He grew up in communities that had many issues the Children’s Bureau helps prevent and he wanted to give back to his community.
Brett Struiksma is a Benefits Consultant with HUB International, developing and overseeing employee benefit programs for various organizations. Brett has noticed over the years the impact communities can have on families to raise children. Children’s Bureau focus is right at the core of the family fabric and to have the ability to impact the community and create stronger families made joining Children’s Bureau a no brainer. He has grown up locally and wants to provide positive opportunities to all the families and kids to grow and be encouraged about what life has to bring.
Melanie is a Labor and Employment attorney with LIUNA Local 777, which is a public sector union in Southern California and Phoenix. Melanie is a native New Yorker and moved to California 5 years ago to pursue her career and finally get some sunshine. She has always enjoyed working with children in a mentorship capacity, so becoming a part of the Young Professional Board seemed like the perfect way to help children in a different capacity. She’s excited to be the newest member of the board and have the opportunity to work with the young professionals!
Allison is a Senior Project Manager at KWALL, a web development agency that specializes in Higher Education. At KWALL, Allison manages multiple web projects and strives to meet objectives and accomplish goals with timeliness, accuracy and creativity. As an Orange County native, she is passionate about being involved in her community and making a difference while making meaningful connections with likeminded individuals
With strong communication skills and an empathic style of listening, Marck Aben dedicates himself to assisting his clients in the pursuit of their real estate goals. Whether helping his buyers in finding that one special property or representing owners throughout the sales process, Marck’s track record speaks to his dedication towards his clientele. Through an unparalleled commitment in providing excellent customer service, he is devoted to giving each and every client a success story they will be proud of. Through Marck’s extensive background in luxury retail sales, partnered with the mentorship of a prominent REALTOR® who excels within the Southern California market, Marck has been able to hone his skills in negotiation and client crystallization to approach all transactional situations in a team-oriented approach. His clientele’s needs are paramount, and given his high level of enthusiasm and his pro-active work ethic, he delivers by ensuring his clients are satisfied and ecstatic at the culmination of their transaction.