Brandon Bernstein is an accomplished Financial Advisor with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Prior to his career in wealth management, he worked as an Investment Banker in Corporate, Public, and Real Estate fixed income, giving him a unique perspective on the financial landscape. Today, he advises and implements financial strategies for affluent families and individuals, privately held companies, and non-profit organizations, helping them achieve their financial goals.
Brandon's dedication to his clients has earned him numerous accolades, including recognition from Forbes as a Best-In-State Advisor for 2020-2022, and as a "Five Star Wealth Manager" in Los Angeles Magazine for eight consecutive years, from 2013-2021.
Outside of his work as a Financial Advisor, Brandon is deeply committed to giving back to his community. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for The Beacon House Association of San Pedro, a residential drug and alcohol program for adult men. In his free time, Brandon enjoys surfing, skiing, and spending quality time with his family.
Raymond Dennis, MBA, MTH is a highly respected individual with a diverse range of experience and expertise. He retired as Vice President of Loyola Marymount University and now serves as a Pastor and Faith Leader in South Los Angeles. Ray is deeply involved in his community, with a particular focus on issues related to education, faith, and social justice.
In addition to his community work, Ray is a current California Notary and a Board Member with the University Credit Union of Los Angeles, where he lends his financial expertise and guidance to help the organization achieve its mission. He also operates a licensed childcare facility with his spouse in the South Bay, which provides much-needed support to families in the area.
Outside of his professional and community work, Ray is an avid sports fan who enjoys supporting all the local college and professional sports teams. He is also a devoted family man, married with five adult children. His dedication to his family and community has earned him great respect and admiration from all who know him.
Nikki Garcia is a Practice Director at Robert Half, specializing in placing accounting and finance professionals. With a strong background in nonprofit development, Nikki has made significant contributions to the industry. Prior to joining Robert Half, she served as a Development leader for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), where she played a key role in the creation of the highly successful multi-million dollar 50/50 Raffle program and benefit gala. Under her leadership, LADF experienced a remarkable 1,000% increase in fundraising.
Nikki's dedication to the Los Angeles community has been widely recognized, and her efforts contributed to LADF being awarded the prestigious 2020 ESPN Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year. Her remarkable achievements have also earned her the distinction of being named the 2021 NextGen Collective 30 Under 30 honoree.
Nikki holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Chapman University, with a Minor in Integrated Educational Studies."
Michael "Prince" Jackson Jr.
Michael "Prince" Jackson Jr. imparts inspiring levels of passion and diligence on everything from philanthropy to independent film and media production. As founder of King’s Son Productions, Prince catalyzes the creation of music videos, shorts, features, and so much more. At the center of operations, he attracts a community of artists around him to bring unforgettable content to life together.
As co-founder of the charity Heal LA, he aids and abets victims of homelessness, hunger, poverty, and child abuse through boots-on-the-ground activism, food drives, toy drives, and other events in major cities across North America. Prince's community work has been lauded by, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Los Angeles Times, and many more. Prince was also awarded the 2018 “Youth Advocacy Award” from Motif Awards International Selection Committee & Board of Governors. Prince proudly carries on a legacy of creativity and philanthropy as the eldest son of Michael Jackson.
He enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing with his dogs, and spending time with his family.
John Muto's passion for philanthropy blossomed at an early age, sparked by a documentary about the life of Michael Jackson and his inspiring charitable contributions through the Heal the World Foundation. Witnessing the late icon's generosity and his commitment to making a positive impact on the world left a lasting impression on John. It was then that he realized his calling to pursue a career dedicated to giving back.
Today, John holds the esteemed position of President at the Heal Los Angeles Foundation, which he co-founded in 2020 alongside Prince Jackson. Their paths crossed during their undergraduate years at Loyola Marymount University, where John proudly earned his degree in 2018. Leading the Foundation allows John to continue the legacy of giving and philanthropy, channeling his passion into meaningful projects that uplift communities.
John is a sports fanatic as he loves his Dodgers and Lakers, along with a fun hobby of collecting autographed baseballs. His most prized possession is a Michael Jackson autographed baseball. In his free time, you'll often find him on the basketball court, enjoying a game of pick-up basketball. He's also a music enthusiast who enjoys attending concerts, and he considers himself a foodie with a passion for trying new places and exploring diverse culinary experiences.
Michael J. Scott is a dedicated police officer who has been serving the Los Angeles community since 1998. As a Senior Lead Officer in the Community Safety Partnership Unit of the San Fernando Gardens, he works tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents he serves.
In addition to his duties as a police officer, Michael is also the founder of the Los Angeles Police Baseball Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings police, youth, and the community together through America's favorite pastime. The foundation's youth clinics and interactive events have positively impacted thousands of children in Los Angeles and beyond. Michael's commitment to youth outreach extends beyond the baseball field, as he also created and trademarked the "Just Say No!" school program, which aims to prevent drug use, gang involvement, crime, and bullying. This program has reached over 30,000 kids and has been an inspiration to many.
Outside of his work and philanthropic efforts, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, three grandchildren, and extended family. He is also an avid sports and music fan and loves attending live events. Michael's dedication to serving the community and positively impacting youth is truly admirable, and his efforts have made a significant difference in the lives of countless individuals.