[CT] Connecting Things – Making Your Calling Your Career {October}

Hosted by our community partners, Connecting Things

Connecting Things is a monthly speaker and panel series for the creative community in Orange County.

When: Wednesday October 3, 7PM - 9PM
Where: Column 5 HQ, California 5151 California Avenue, Suite 230, Irvine, CA 92617


Join the Connecting Things crew for their panel on Making Your Calling Your Career. A common thread in our creative community seems to be the need to do work we’re passionate about. We’ll be talking to three amazing panelists about how they created the career they could believe in. Panelists include:

  • Michele Lujan
    Michele Lujan is co-founder of HomeBless, a project of Faces of Santa Ana non-profit, that renovates housing for people who were previously experiencing homelessness. She is a wife and mother to three living in Santa Ana, Ca.
  • Natacha Cabrera
    What started as spending time & painting nails with her best friend (who was battling a neuromuscular disease & cancer) turned into Natacha launching Restore____. Inspired by her friends journey, Natacha wanted to start a brand that would create community and help people stand together through hard times. Each month a new nail polish color is sent out to support and help raise awareness for a different cause/topic.
  • Jason Mercado
    Sweet Mission Cookie Company makes delicious cookies, but they also offer jobs and training to individuals with challenging pasts to get a second chance at life and start their own businesses. Jason is CEO, is an award winning businessman (2015 American Small Business Championship Winner) and mentor. His story of overcoming adversity and starting his own company out of his passion for baking has been featured in everything from Forbes Magazine to the OC Register.


About Our Community Partner: Connecting Things is a monthly event series - where doers and creatives can hang out, eat and drink together, and talk shop. Connecting Things is not a hardball networking group. We don’t expect to change your life through one event. We just hope to stir up your routine and make you pause and think about how and why you do what you do. Likely you’ll leave with a new perspective, a new friend, or at least a new excuse for coming into work late.

When & Where
Wed, Oct 3, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Column 5 HQ
California 5151 California Avenue
Suite 230
Irvine, CA 92617