Check Out the Newest Additions to the List of Family-Owned Businesses
The list keeps growing! Take a look at and help support these small businesses owned by Maranatha families!
Most small businesses have been greatly impacted by the current “Safer at Home” Order. The small businesses highlighted below are owned by Maranatha families that could benefit from your patronage.
Burrito Express • Wil Orozco (Parent of Alumni of Leylani Orozco '12) • Pasadena • website(food & beverage) • Located on Washington Blvd., Burrito Express is a favorite Mexican restaurant, known to have one of Pasadena’s best burritos for over 40 years.
Cafe de Leche • Anya and Matthew Schodorf (Current Parents of Penelope Schodorf '22) • Altadena and Los Angeles • website(food & beverage) • Anya and Matthew Schodorf founded Café de Leche in their adopted home town of Highland Park in 2008. Anya, a Native of Nicaragua, grew up in San José, Costa Rica, and Glendale, CA. Matthew is an Ohio native who grew up in Ventura, CA. Over time they found their love for coffee manifested itself in the pursuit of their shared American dream, to own a little cafe they could call their own.
Curtis Orthodontics • Dr. Richard “Monty” Curtis (1994 Alumni) • Brea • website(health & wellness) • Located in Brea, CA, Curtis Orthodontics believes in the mission to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a caring, comfortable atmosphere with exceptional customer service, while being a blessing to patients, families, and the community.
GO Orthodontics • Dr. Gregory Ohanian (2001 Alumni) • Pasadena • website(health & wellness) • Located on North Allen Ave., Dr. Gregory Ohanian and his team pride themselves in providing high-quality treatment and exceptional orthodontic care in a fun and relaxed atmosphere that feels like home. They aim to help the Pasadena community by instilling confidence in the creation of beautiful and healthy smiles.
L2 Digital Marketing • Kyle Patterson (Current Parent of Connor Patterson '23) • Pasadena • website(marketing) • L2 Digital Marketing is focused on providing a complete digital marketing suite of products and services to make sure businesses have access to the latest tools and tactics to ensure their success online.
Michelle Kay Art • Michelle Washington Roquemore (2010 Alumni) • Pasadena • (art & design). Michelle is an experienced Freelance Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the arts and crafts industry. Michelle is skilled in Social Media, Photography, Event Planning, Customer Service, and Teamwork.
Pasadena Automotive Repair • Abraham and Mirey Mitilian (Current Parents of Angie Mitilian '22)• Pasadena • website (automotive) • For 30 years, Pasadena Automotive Repairs is considered to be one of San Gabriel Valley’s top automotive repair and diagnostic centers. They are ASE Master Technician Certified, as well as a member of the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
One-E-Way Inc. • Carla Woolfork (Current Parent of Jordan Woolford '22 and Parent of Alumni Joshua Woolfork '19)• Pasadena • website(technology) • One-E-Way Inc. invented wireless music technology powering Bluetooth. Established in 2004 One-E-Way Inc. is committed to meeting the electronic needs of today’s mobile society by leveraging cutting edge technology with the objective of becoming a major participant in the wireless industry, targeting cross-platform wireless business opportunities.
Summit Forest Products • Mark Summitt (Current Parent of Sarah Summitt '21 and Parent of Alum Amanda Summitt '17) • Cerritos • website(Hardwood flooring designs) • Summitt Forest Products designs and manufactures bespoke hardwood flooring for residential and commercial installations. Apple, IBM, Google, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Micron Technologies, Four Seasons Hotels have all Chosen Summitt Forest Products to realize their hardwood flooring vision.
The Complicated Child: Online Teletherapy • Kimberley Blaine (New Incoming Parent of Houston Blaine ‘24) • Pasadena • website(Mental Health Services) • Kimberley is a child mental health and social and emotional well-being expert and has been a pioneer in the delivery of Online Therapeutic Services for over a decade. Kimberley's been working as a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in early childhood mental health since 1998. Her expertise is in Trauma-Informed Care. She provides therapy for individuals and consultation to families, organizations, and schools who care for children age birth to 12. Her services aim to build caregiver’s and ECE’s capacity to strengthen and support the healthy social and emotional development of children―early and before intervention is needed.
The Only Place in Town • William Kefalas '92 (Current Parent to George Kefalas '22 and Maria Kefalas '23) and Mike Kefalas '90 (Parent of Alum Hannah '18 and current student, Jacob '20) • Sierra Madre • website(food & beverage) • Established in 1945, The Only Place in Town has become a city institution with a passion for elevating comfort food, using the freshest ingredients to create delicious dishes, all with friendly and efficient service.
If you are a Maranatha family who would like to see their business promoted on the list above, or if you know a Maranatha family who has a small business, here are 3 ways you can help:
List your business. If you are a current or former Maranatha parent or alumni who owns a small business, visit our online directory at https://mhsalumninetwork.com/ to create your business listing. (For more details, view last week’s article HERE.)
Refer a business. If you know of a Maranatha family-owned business that would benefit from being listed in our Business Directory, encourage them to sign up, or let us know and we will reach out to them directly.
Support a business. Please consider supporting one of the businesses listed in our Business Directory. You may view the directory online at https://mhsalumninetwork.com/. (First-time visitors will need to register to create a free account.)