Ry Toast is 1/3 of Tyrone's Jacket, alongside Mudlux and Knowaking. TJ is an LA based hip hop collective. They have built quite a buzz this year by opening for classic hip hop acts like DMX and Masta Ace, plus alternative rocks stars The Dirty Heads. They flex funky styles and fresh flows over a blend of future boom bap beats and live instrumentation. With a stage presence reminiscent of a late 70s NY punk show, they have a powerful message wrapped in a beautiful, eccentric, and intriguing package. They sound like Bob Marley and James Brown had a baby and then gave it to Run The Jewels to be raised. TJ offers a genre-bending musical perspective that is both representative and unique to Los Angeles, the magical city they call home.
A fierce Brooklynite, Angelina Spicer has built an awesome online presence with her portrayal of Tyra Banks, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. As a Stand up Comedian, Angelina has performed and hosted live events at venues like The Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, The World Famous Comedy Store. She's appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and can be regularly seen as "The Deal Diva" on hit talk show The Real, or playing a crazy mix of characters like "Mrs. Butterworth" or "Snow Black" on Conan. Although Angelina didn’t grow up with a puppy, her love of the furry creatures came during her study abroad to Spain, where the family’s dog Canela became her non Spanish speaking confidant, gave her endless affection, and her favorite E.S.O.L. student.
A Los Angeles native, Shanee Edwards is thrilled to be the managing editor of Playa Vista Direct magazine. When she’s not chasing stories at Runway or the dog park, she’s writing screenplays. Her TV pilot, Ada and the Machine, is currently in development with America Ferrera's Take Fountain Productions. You can follow her on Twitter: @ShaneeEdwards
Joël Lëoj is a stay-at-home dad of Native Americanand Mexican decent who is a Digital Media Strategist and Content Creator, providing local brands and businesses, including supporting the LA Dads Group, Latino Dad Media, Davinci LA, Joshua Gonzalez MD, and The Dad Network UK, with services like marketing, search engine optimization, social media campaigns and advertising.
The University of Texas graduate and USPTA-certified elite professional began with HEAD/Penn in 1995 as Penn Racquet Sports District Manager. The Tennis industry recognizes only a few pros every year as “ Champions of Tennis.” Carrie was recognized last year by the Tennis Industry as Tennis Sales Representative of the Year. They acknowledged her commitment to grow the sport. Cimino is an USPTA She was named the company’s 2009 District Sales Manager of the Year and honored in 2013 with its Hall of Fame award. Directly connected and/or has partnerships with the USTA, USPTA, SCTA, industry companies, ATP tour players and events
Susan was a highly ranked junior player from Southern California, recruited and played for University of Southern California and competed professionally. After playing, she was the assistant coach for UCLA then moved into teaching. She was the head tennis professional at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades for 10 years before moving to Braemar Country Club. Susan is USTA High Performance Coach, 10 and under Tennis Coach, Youth Tennis Coach and USPTA Elite Professional.
Gregory Porter Loomis
Greg is an actor, musician and self taught pianist who composes music for film, television, and commercials.
He's originally from New York, raised in the Midwest and has been residing in LA for the past 6 years. You can find him right here in Playa Vista bartending at GULP Restaurant and Brew Pub or follow him on Instagram @GregoryPorterLoomis
As Head of School for the top Private School in Silicon Beach, Brad Zacuto represents over 50 Zip Codes of students. WNS strives to be a community of lifelong learners, where academic excellence, creativity, sense of humor, independence, self-discipline, and high moral standards are valued.