2019 Board Election Bios

Brad, the Co-Founder of Nomad Donuts, is an avid traveler (who holds Canadian, United States and South Africa citizenship) has spent years traversing the world and dreaming about launching a variety of startups in different countries. Keiller is originally from Winnipeg and lived in Toronto before moving to San Diego in 2000. His professional past is one of diverse start-ups and small businesses. His work experience includes Regional VP of Sales for a software startup, a variety of software start up sales management roles and restaurant experience throughout his youth and schooling. Brad holds a Masters of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

Chelsea Coleman is San Diego born and raised. She has been co-proprietress of The Rose Wine Bar in South Park for five years and is a co-founder of Nat Diego, San Diego’s Natural Wine Festival (WSJ Top Ten Wine Festival winner). She is excited to bring the forthcoming Mabel’s Gone Fishing: Oyster and Gin Bistro to North Park in Spring of 2020. She is very proud to be the founder to The Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament (TWAT), an annual fundraiser for local area shelters. She is the mother of San Diego’s most glorious mutt, Mabel.

Jay Buys is co-founder and CEO of Visceral, a certified B-Corp creative agency here in San Diego that partners with social innovators to design brands and experiences that challenge the world to be a better place. He is passionate about the environment, conservation, and all things science.

Lauren’s background in nonprofit development made her eager to activate more capital for social change, leading her to co-found Mission Driven Finance—an impact investment firm & Certified B Corporation dedicated to building a financial system that ensures good businesses have access to sufficient, affordable capital. As Director of Community Engagement, she oversees community & philanthropic relationships, and marketing & communications. Prior to building Mission Driven Finance, she spent nearly 10 years fundraising for a wide variety of nonprofits—from large universities to small, volunteer-run initiatives. Lauren proudly serves as a board member of Business for Good San Diego, a network of small business owners committed to policies supporting their workers, families, community, and environment. She is a 2019 Social Venture Circle Innovation Entrepreneur, and an active member of Women Give San Diego, San Diego Social Venture Partners, San Diego Grantmakers, and San Diego Impact Investors Network. Lauren is an alumna of Punahou School in Honolulu, and Columbia University in the City of New York.

Born in Mexico and Migrated to the US at an early age. Lived early life in San Diego’s South Bay until attending UCSD university. After college began working at his family owned restaurant Super Cocina in the City Heights Neighborhood. He eventually took over management and expanded into catering. During his time in City Heights he has been active in the community participating as a board member in the City Heights Redevelopment Committee, City Heights Business Association, and the City Heights Planning Committee. He is also a current member of the City Heights Coffee House Board as well as serving on the Board of Business for Good since its founding.

After a career in startups, public education and other marketing agencies, I started Diamond + Branch Marketing Group so that I could finally blend my passion with my expertise: Now I get to spend every day using the internet to make the world a better place. After four years of growth, D+B works with women-owned businesses, local companies, and purpose-driven organizations of all kinds to increase audience reach and engagement with digital content. I bring more to the table than email newsletters and hashtags, though, and now I want to turn my attention to spearheading member communications on behalf of Business for Good.

My name is Dan Parker and I am a real estate agent with eXp Realty and local affiliate for a national company and team called Homes for Heroes. I was introduced to BFG through my wife who has a local culinary events company here in San Diego. I love connecting with local business owners, learning more about our community (the good and the bad), and I am passionate about working to find solutions to the homelessness and affordable housing crisis in San Diego. I wish to join the board for Business for Good to assist in building systems to fortify the foundation of this volunteer group. I hope to help the group run more efficiently to allow BFG to focus on growth in supporting its members and local community.