03/24/2014 10:22AM ● Published by Style
Describe your business.
StemExpress procures, preserves and delivers human blood, tissue, bone marrow and primary cells to biomedical researchers at top research universities, labs and private institutions—in the U.S. and internationally—that work on drug discovery, medical device development and cures for diseases.
What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?
I was a licensed EMT in the trauma center and a surgical technician in the operating room working on organ and tissue transplants. I wanted to make a meaningful contribution to medical research so that scientists could focus on discovering and refining disease treatments rather than Band-Aid the problem.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
Seventy percent of our employees live in El Dorado County. We have a relationship with Marshall Hospital that will be mutually beneficial for years to come, and we give the community access to participate in medical research by donating blood, bone marrow and tissue.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Creating StemExpress and being able to bring cutting-edge medical research to El Dorado County.
Where do you go when the going gets tough?
To unwind, I like going to the El Dorado Rod & Gun Club to trap shoot.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
I like the enchiladas rancheras with chicken at Cascada.
Where do you and your family go locally to have fun?
We enjoy horseback riding at Cronan Ranch and Jenkinson Lake.
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
We did extensive traveling because my mother worked for KLM Airlines. We traveled to Holland once a month.