Where born: San Francisco
Family: Wife, Allisha; children, Melea, Luke, Alexi, Jonathan, Taryn.
Education: Bachelor's degree in mass communications, Brigham Young University.
Primary products: Public relations, investor relations and marketing communications products and services.
Primary markets: High-tech, life sciences and business-to-business industries.
Number of employees: 11
Annual sales: $630,000
First "real" job: Selling Christmas cards door-to-door.
Management style: Empowering employees and holding them accountable.
Strategy for success: Focus on doing the right thing at the right time and help others to do the same.
A memorable failure: Failing to catch the word "public" that was misspelled in a news release I wrote.
Heroes: Ted Turner and my mom.
Leisure time and hobbies: Reading, fishing, playing competitive volleyball and driving my Miata fast.
Favorite book and movie: "Swim with the Sharks"; movie, "It's a Wonderful Life."