About

Genein Letford, M.Ed

Founder, Executive Director

As the 2015 Charter School Teacher of the Year, Genein Letford is a driving force in student equity access, creative development and financial literacy. A recent TEDx speaker, she believes every child deserves the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial talents and contribute positively to the community. After paying almost $100,000 of debt, she realized the importance of early financial literacy, opportunity recognition and telling your story of purpose.

In addition to directing Alumni360, she speaks, writes and consults on the importance of creative development for financial empowerment. She also is a board member of the national non-profit Donorschoose.org and a financial literacy coach at her local church, Life150. Her international best selling book 'From Debt to Destiny: Creating Financial Freedom from the Inside Out' is continuing to help many discover their creative gifts while achieving financial abundance. She speaks around the world on these topics and remains committed to preparing the next generation for a life of success.

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The mission of Alumni360 is to empower young students to live their best life through efficient financial, collegiate and life skills training. Students will LEARN critical components in various areas in order to LEAD themselves and their peers to make better strategic choices, which will LIBERATE not only themselves but their families and future generations from the common economic and educational pitfalls many are facing today.

The vision of Alumni360 is to further develop this training program that assists students in the development of leadership, financial literacy, emotional intelligence, academic excellence and other critical life skills that will enable them to live their best life and contribute positively to their families and their community. Alumni360 is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization.

 

The 2020 Vision for Alumni360

  • College Success
    1. Summer Financial Literacy Workshops (Budgeting, Loan Awareness)
    2. Investment Training
    3. Professional Mentorship and College Persistence Support
    4. ‘Mentor Meals and Magic’ Mentorship Dinner and Symphony Outings
    5. Alumni360 invitation to Join Alumni Advisory Board
    6. Alumni360 Alumni events

Board of Directors

Ryan Holbrook

Ryan Holbrook is currently the Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at CSUN where he has led the creation and development of the Nazarian College’s co-curricular programming in innovation and entrepreneurship since 2015.

After five successful years in real estate, Ryan earned his MBA at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business with an emphasis in real estate and entrepreneurship. While at Anderson, Ryan was a Director of the Entrepreneur Association and joined the Riordan program, where he coached and mentored low-income and first-generation business-minded college students. Ryan is dedicated to educating, connecting, and supporting founders at every step of their journey and fueling new business growth both at CSUN and within the greater Los Angeles area.

Gina Hagen

Virginia “Gina” Hagen, a 20+ – year veteran of the beauty industry specializing in strategic leadership to family owned companies. Gina joined originally joined OPI Products, as their CFO in 1993 when their sales were at $22 million and helped the company reach $300 million in sales before they were acquired in 2010. Currently, Gina is CFO at Milani Cosmetics and Jordana USA, both fashion forward cosmetic lines offering affordably priced products via retailers like CVS, Walgreens, Target and Walmart. Milani and Jordana offer high quality formulas and trend setting colors that have a loyal customer base around the world.

Gina, a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young. She is a passionate tennis player and an avid runner. She is excited to support the efforts of financial literacy training for the youth of the San Fernando Valley.

Daniel Luna

Daniel Luna is a successful entrepreneur and speaker in the San Fernando Valley. He served as a US Army Combat Medic and now focuses on the psychology of self-improvement, business strategies and philosophy of success. He launched ‘The Service Laundry’ which are Laundromats that supports nonprofits who assist those without a voice. He has granted scholarships to Alumni360 students and led workshops on goal setting, financial literacy and the importance of gratitude.

Brenda Contreras

Brenda Contreras is an founding member of Alumni360 and is currently studying political science and minoring in Economics at the University of California San Diego. Due to her grit and tenacity she was able to earn her political science A.A. degree in less than 1 year from Los Angeles Pierce College. At LAPC, she worked in the financial aid office where she helped over 5,000 students with their financial aid journey.


Today she is currently a wealth management intern in La Jolla, San Diego, and she is involved with the Women in Business chapter at UCSD. She believes higher education, including financial literacy, is a right not a privilege, regardless of socio-economic status.  She dedicates her free time to mentoring other students about strategic ways to accomplish their academic, financial and career goals.

Kristi Sobhe

Through hard work and diligence, Kristi accomplished her dream of acquiring a management position in the commercial real estate industry. Kristi climbed the corporate ladder from a receptionist to Director of Operations for Gershman Properties, LLC - a quarter of a billion dollar Real Estate Investment and Management company.

Kristi is passionate about teaching young people the importance of understanding and managing their finances. As a young adult, she learned the significance of being financially free through budgeting and actively managing her finances in order to avoid debt. She is a dynamic speaker and mentor to young women in the area of financial literacy and wealth creation. More recently she has focused her professional pursuits on her family’s business while raising her newborn daughter, Klaire.

Tymme Reitz

  Tymme Reitz is a creative force in the area of dance, creative production and artistic leadership. Along with his wife, Aury Reitz, he is the co-founder and co-director ConektLA, an art center for the community of North Hollywood.  In the late 90’s, after working professionally in the dance industry with popular artist such as Missy Elliot, Madonna, Will Smith, and The Backstreet Boys, Tymme surrendered his life to Jesus. His passion for God’s kingdom and revival in the arts led he and his wife, Aury, to launch Word In Motion Dance Company whose mission is: “Expressing God’s Heart For The World Artistically.”

Tymme Reitz is now the lead pastor of Life150 Church in North Hollywood, California, along with his wife, Aury. Tymme has authored three books, In The Waiting, Living Souled Out, and Breaking The Rules So Love Can Win. He supports creative entrepreneurship training and believes people should have access to finance, entrepreneurship and creative building tools to assist them in living a purpose driven life.

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