Meet the Members

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Michael M. Mendoza

President

Michael is an alumnus of Fuller Theological Seminary, where he obtained a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies and Theology. Michael is an ordained Pentecostal Pastor. He was also the Executive Director of Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) of Northeast San Gabriel Valley. Michael also runs Magic Seven Promotions, which oversees the development of RRG's social enterprises, as Chief Managing Director.

Michael's primary business specialties include planning, fundraising, and organization. His clients and colleagues have been known to state that he is one of those singular people who have a real knack for organizing, and one of them has said Michael can probably "build anything from a book-of-the-month club to a special interest movement." Michael has rescued a distressed corporation, built a new church from scratch, and organized more than a dozen outreach programs.

Among his favorite pastimes, Michael plays lead electric guitar. He has been a member of multiple bands. He likes reading history, target shooting and kick boxing, and was a rifleman in the United States Marines.

Serina Campos

Secretary, Executive Assistant to the President

Serina Campos is currently a full-time student at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Business Marketing. During her time with RRG, Serina has engaged in corporate planning, grant writing, event coordination, and marketing strategies.

Mandy Castillo

 Social Media Manager/Photographer, Executive Assistant to the President

Mandy Castillo is a local photographer to the Pasadena and Los Angeles area. She is an online student at University of the People studying  Computer Science. 

Itzel Perez

Treasure

Itzel Perez is a Long Beach State University alumnus, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature in 2017.  She has worked previously for Sprouts Farmers Market as an Administrative Coordinator and for Barrio Action Youth and Family Center as an Executive Assistant.  She loves to read and write and will be assisting RRG in accounting and grant writing.

Reuel "Chip" Aquino

Program Coordinator of Every Man's Pantry

Reuel is one of the original founding members of RRG. He is also the Program Director of "Every Man's Pantry," RRG's food distribution program. Reuel was an urban/regional planner who worked for the planning divisions of the city of Pasadena, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of the city of Los Angeles, and the LA County's Community Development Commission (CDC). Reuel earned a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California.

Reuel lives in the city of San Gabriel with his wife Kathy. He has a son, Chuck, who is a firefighter in New York City and two daughters, Celianne and Chloe, who are both concert musicians.

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