2018 Restaurant Conference Advisory Board


Daryl Ansel
Executive Director, Associate Dean of Students
ASUC Student Union – UC Berkeley

Lynda Boyer
Vice President

CBRE, Inc.

Kevin Burke
Managing Partner & Founder
Trinity Capital, LLC

Karla Cameron

Huntley Castner
Chief Financial Officer
Farmer Boys Restaurants

Damon Chandik
Managing Director, Head of Restaurant Investment Banking
Piper Jaffray & Co

Kurt Cross
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley | Investment Banking Division

Al Ferrone
Senior Director
UCLA Housing and Hospitality

David Goldstein
Vice President & COO
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Anna Graves
Conference Chair, Co-Leader

Restaurant Food & Beverage Industry Group; Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Sarah Grover
Sarah Grover, Inc.

Rod Guinn
Managing Director
FocalPoint Partners, LLC

Justine Hunter

Moss Adams, LLP

Janet Lowder

Restaurant Management Services

Fred LeFranc
Managing Partner

Results Thru Strategy

Laurel Mintz
Chief Executive Officer
Elevate My Brand, Inc.

Michael Patrick
Executive Director

Crystal & Company

Lauralynn Rogers
Executive Director, Internal Audit

DineEquity, Inc.

Teresa Siriani
Blissfully Giving Back

Darren Tristano 
CHD-Expert Americas


UCLA Extension Business, Management, and Legal Programs Staff


Freda Bush
Conference Director

Roger Torneden
Business, Management, and Legal Department Director

Leo Costantino
Program Director

Enrique Aragon
Program Manager

Shane Henderson
Assistant to the Program Director

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