Just Getting Started: Nada Jones’s Story

April 23, 2019By Paul MatsushimaStory

If you read Nada Jones’s résumé, you’d think she was doing specifically what God placed her upon this earth to do. Her calling, which marries her passion of empowering women—both in the developing and developed world—and her love for entrepreneurship, fashion, and storytelling, seems to fit her like a glove. But the fusing of her … Read More

Exploration of Self: Clarissa Joan Middleton’s Story

April 9, 2019By Jerome BlancoStory

In 2009, Clarissa Joan Middleton was fresh out of college, living in New York City, engaged to her now-husband, and working an enviable job as a financial analyst on Wall Street. In other words, she was living the grand, old American Dream. She had all the boxes checked for the ideal life, yet Clarissa says, … Read More

When Calling Isn’t Career: Bob Matsushima’s Story

November 26, 2018By Jerome BlancoStory

Bob Matsushima never felt a calling to a particular career path. “I think my journey started off with avoidance rather than a desired goal… I had no idea what I wanted to do,” he says. Retired now, Bob recounts his life to this point with a smile, grateful for the fullness of it. After he … Read More

A Lifestyle of Work-Life Balance: Sarah Magidoff’s Story

November 8, 2018By Paul MatsushimaStory

Sarah Magidoff always thought being an architect was her one special calling in life. This desire arose when she was four years old, and she spent the rest of her adolescence seeking the education and experiences needed for a career in architecture. By her mid-twenties, it seemed she had arrived: she received a prestigious architecture … Read More

Merced: A Story of Longing & Loss

January 22, 2018By DPC EditorStory, Video

This is the story of one woman’s risk-taking journey of migration and entrepreneurship to find sustainability for her family.
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The Power of Relationship

November 7, 2016By Meggie AndersonStory 1 Comment

Tucked behind a small beer garden in Pasadena’s Old Town district, the Norris Realty Advisors office does not boast any large, glaring signs or glorifying portraits. Steve Norris, the owner and principal realty advisor, is not bothered by the discreet nature of his office building. “My name is on the door, but that’s just because … Read More