Born and raised in Orange County, Michael Zschoche is no stranger to quality and style. At the age of 22, he decided to pursue arts over academics when he left his psychology and social behavior program at UC Irvine to become part owner of Graphics Gallery on Balboa Island. Zschoche became the sole owner of the gallery six years after first applying there for a job. At 28, Michael opened his second gallery (formerly known as MJW Fine Art) a few doors down. Michael Zschoche Gallery was different, featuring original works of art from nationally reputed artists.
Soon after, Michael opened his third store, Zschoche, a lifestyle store carrying everything from vintage sunglasses to hand made pillows. In the process of branding his many companies, Michael was recognized in the community for his brochures & collateral and has since started his own branding & design firm, Nzsch. Currently, Michael is creating in partnership a Southern California Lifestyle Magazine due the Summer of 2010. Through his many connections, Michael has designed and revamped residential houses, rental apartments, and retail stores of all sizes and budgets focusing on individuality and eclectic style. Because of his entrepreneur attitude infused with art and style, Michael comes highly recommended as one of the top creatives in Orange County.
Bob Bobala is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Motley Fool and Editorial Director for TurboTax, so one could say he has a gift for demystifying complex subject matter for the masses –with an added dash of fun and humor. His non-fiction has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and taught fiction writing for years. He’s published a book of short stories and two of his scripts have been made into feature films.
As a freelancer he’s written for companies ranging from RealAge to NASA to Equifax. He has also worked as a marketing manager for Intuit’s New Business Initiatives group, where, among other things, he served as an innovation catalyst, helping the company develop a reservoir of ideas for new products. When he’s not writing, he can be found walking the beaches of La Jolla, CA or playing one of his many guitars. He has just enough blues to be dangerous.