Luciano obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the University of Alabama in 1996 with Cum Laude Honors and a Minor in Spanish. Since then he has worked for leading companies such as The Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, FL and The Abbey Nightclub in West Hollywood, CA. During his time working at The Abbey, he realized there was a need in the LGBT community for opportunities in which people could engage in more meaningful ways. After thorough research, some brainstorming, and guidance from a couple mentors, he created SoCal Social Club to meet that need.
Dir. of Recreation & Development
We are honored to have Naomi Sanchez join our team. As a professional outdoor guide, she has led several adventure trips with groups ranging from 5-150 participants, from day to overnight trips, all over California and Utah. After graduating from Saint Edward’s University in Criminal Justice, she joined the Army and proudly served in Germany, Kosovo and Iraq. Since then she has acquired several certifications and completed an Outdoor Educator semester with National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Wyoming and Utah. Currently she rock climbs, races triathlons and recently completed her first Ironman! She loves being active and is eager to share her love for the outdoors with our members.
Dir. of Community Outreach
Michael graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. For the past 26 years Michael has worked in various senior management positions in multiple Marriott Hotels and Resorts across the country. He's currently a Regional General Manager in Los Angeles and resides in Culver City with his partner of 11 years. In addition to being one of our dedicated business advisors, Michael is also one of our very first founding members.
Jomo has been a supporter of SoCal Social Club since the very beginning--splitting his busy schedule as a fashion designer and volunteering as a club ambassador. Jomo grew up in West Palm Beach, FL until his love for fashion brought him to Los Angeles where he attended The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Wasn't long before he was illustrating concepts for celebrities such as Brandy, Nancy Wilson and Patti Labelle. Now with the Jomo Patterson (JP) label, Jomo continues to design ready to wear to custom clothing for men, women and celebrities while specializing in luxurious sportswear and evening wear.
Carl is a self-thought DJ that I am proud to take credit for discovering. In the Summer of 2009, Carl was mixing music as a hobby and contemplating the idea of pursuing a career as a DJ when he introduced me to his music. I convinced him to pursue his dream and promised him a spot in our roster when ready. He quickly purchased a professional turntable and began to practice. On Dec. 9th, 2010 Carl performed his first ever live performance at our Theatre Thursday after-party and has continued to share his unique style of deep and soulful house music at all our events ever since. http://djamrel.podomatic.com
Adam has been working as a photographer in Los Angeles for over a decade. He started as a Hollywood headshot photographer for actors and now provides a wide range of photography services. He joined our team in 2011 and has added a special touch to our event photos with his keen eye for detail. In addition to photography, Adam is also a talented playwright, composer and actor. http://adamemperorsouthard.com
Community Service Coordinator/Host
Josh majored in English at Lon Morris College back in his home state of Texas. While there, he worked for multiple churches overseeing their outreach and community service projects. He's passionate about giving back and is excited to do so through SCSC. Josh is currently the Communications Projects Manager for Lucky Brand, and has been with Lucky for five years.