Current Members

Ben Griffes, M.A., D.C.
BBN President, Chiropractor

Health Coach, Author and Lecturer. Dr. Griffes utilizes a combination of deep-tissue bodywork, movement education and therapeutic exercises to compliment his diversified technique of spinal adjusting. He also promotes a healthy lifestyle with nutritional counseling, exercise prescription and postural realignment.

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Ken Phillips
BBN VP, Owner Of Marketing & Promotions Network

Ken Phillips, owner and president of Marketing & Promotions Network, raising client visibility and lowering marketing costs since 1973. We’re locally-owned with national expertise in all forms of marketing, specializing in copywriting, public relations, website content, and social media. We serve our clients with quality work, done quickly with cost efficiency and deadlines top-of-mind.

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Ron Yamashiro
BBN Treasurer, CPA

Certified Public Accountant Brewer & Tominaga, CPA's, LLP Since 1988, Brewer & Tominaga CPAs has provided comprehensive tax and financial consulting services to business and individual clients enhancing their growth and saving thousands of dollars by being closely involved with them. We work with all different types of businesses and all different types of entities.

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Rick Hore
State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Thousand Oaks Westlake Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors
  • American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance
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Mark Gurich
Mortgage Broker

We are your full service mortgage source with access to over 50 of the nations most respected lenders to offer you the lowest interest rates available. Lowermortgage.net is a mortgage broker specializing in refinancing and No Cost Loans.

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Chad Fishman
Insurance Services

Fishman Benefits Group, Inc. is one of California’s leading insurance agencies specializing in group benefits packages as well as individual health, Medicare, disability and life insurance needs. Our clients benefit from the experience, professionalism, integrity, and honesty that we offer. We successfully develop long-term relationships by acting as a trusted advisor to our clients, and we always deliver consistent and quality service. As a result we have a high retention rate throughout the industry.

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Kevin L. Dorhout
Attorney

Kevin is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in business, real estate and numerous other legal matters. He has litigation, trial and transactional experience to help businesses and individuals with their legal problems. As a solo practitioner, Kevin works directly with his clients to find the most cost effective way to manage their issues.

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James D. Stephens
Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law

Estate planning is important. And it's not just for the wealthy. When you plan your estate or are dealing with probate court after the loss of a loved one, an attorney at the Stephens Law Group may be able to help. Attorney James D. Stephens is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. Armed with a thorough knowledge of this area of law, he has the experience and dedication necessary to help clients achieve their estate planning goals. The firm represents clients throughout California, focusing on Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and the Conejo Valley area of Ventura County and Los Angeles County. Your lawyer should understand how important your family is to you, and strive to help you get peace of mind when it comes to their future and well-being.

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Paul Urgero
Graphic And Web Designer, Small Business Marketing Consultant.

I am a web designer with the experience to help you understand all you want to know about having a website. Most people are not familiar with how web sites are created, so the process can be a little intimidating. I help break it down so we can all see the complete picture. Social media is important for every small local business and I get you out there. Digital ads, video, SEO, we do it all.

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Gretchen Cook
Chief Development Officer

Gretchen joined the business in 2019 focusing on marketing and business development. She has many years working within and with privately held local businesses. She held the position of President of a small business conference company, assuming responsibility for managing all aspects for the company for several years. Previously, she held the position of SVP for Channel Development for Safeguard Business Systems, the franchiser parent company, managing the relationship between the parent company and the franchisee network and developing products and programs for the network. She also has experience as a corporate and small business lender.

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Vernon L. Ellicott, Esq
Certified Family Law Specialist

Vernon Ellicott has been practicing law for over 25 years and is admitted to the California and Texas State Bars. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist which means that over 17 years ago, he took and passed an additional very difficult bar exam about family law and was recommended by judges and other attorneys to be certified as a specialist in family law by the California State Bar.

3435 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. #4361
Westlake Village, CA 91359

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Timothy McDougall
Real Estate Agent

Tim McDougall is a REALTOR® with Sotheby’s International Realty focused on providing a positive experience for buyers and sellers of real estate in California. He is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), and earned the NAR Commitment to Excellence Endorsement (C2EX).

3075 Townsgate Road Suite 100
Westlake Village, CA 91361

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Ritchie Brill
VP Client Relations

Ritchie is a service oriented professional experienced in assisting businesses. This experience has been gained working in five different countries. Ritchie has a demonstrated history of successfully working in business in the following fields:- Marketing, Advertising, Computer Programming, Web Design, Project Management, and Financial Services. Skilled in Public Speaking, Team Building, Management and Leadership Ritchie is a strong entrepreneurial professional team player.

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Jim Wisdom
CFP, CEPA

Jim Wisdom (owner, JLW Financial & Insurance Services) is a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Exit Planning Advisor and has thirty-eight years of experience in the Insurance and Financial Services industry. JLWFIS offers a holistic approach to business, personal and financial planning for privately held business owners and their employees. The mission of JLWFIS is to help privately held business owners successfully transition from their business, as well as develop and preserve both their financial and physical (health) assets so that they can enjoy their retirement years and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Education:
UCLA- 1981- Bachelor of Arts
- Economics College For Financial Planning- Denver, CO
- 1992- Exit Planning Institute- Westlake, OH
- April, 2019 Member: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Since 2017 President-Elect- Westlake Sunrise Rotary Club

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