veronica-tolentino
 

Our Founder

Hi I’m Veronica Tolentino. People don’t ask as often as I thought they would about where our name came from. The word “loud” has been used against me to make me shrink my whole life. I’m loud by very definition of the word. It took me a long time to embrace my volume. Now I’m aiming to amplify the voice and power of other womxn and non-binary folx through self development and real friendships.

I wanted more than what a traditional professional network provided, I wanted a community of professionals and superstars of all types. A space where we can share ourselves and lean on trusted friendships we may not have otherwise found. A space where we are thinking about pulling up the person next to us. I believe the quality of our relationship with self and others is at the root of everything - our success, our joy, and our progress.

 
 
 

Our Advisory Board

 
Gabriella Sanchez   Gabriella received her BFA in 2011 from PLNU in San Diego, CA. She worked for several years as a full time graphic designer, executing projects with Nike, Toyota and other significant clients. She began exhibiting her paintings and works on paper in 2016, and her work has been exhibited at spaces such as Jeffrey Deitch (New York), Charlie James Gallery (LA), Páramo Galeria (Guadalajara), the Crocker Art Museum, LMAK Gallery NYC, and ltdla. She has shown at numerous art fairs including Zona Maco in CDMX, EXPO Chicago, and the Seattle Art Fair. Her work is in many notable collections including the Crocker Art Museum, the JP Morgan & Chase Collection, and numerous important private collections. Gabriella lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and is represented by Charlie James Gallery.

Gabriella Sanchez

Gabriella received her BFA in 2011 from PLNU in San Diego, CA. She worked for several years as a full time graphic designer, executing projects with Nike, Toyota and other significant clients. She began exhibiting her paintings and works on paper in 2016, and her work has been exhibited at spaces such as Jeffrey Deitch (New York), Charlie James Gallery (LA), Páramo Galeria (Guadalajara), the Crocker Art Museum, LMAK Gallery NYC, and ltdla. She has shown at numerous art fairs including Zona Maco in CDMX, EXPO Chicago, and the Seattle Art Fair. Her work is in many notable collections including the Crocker Art Museum, the JP Morgan & Chase Collection, and numerous important private collections. Gabriella lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and is represented by Charlie James Gallery.


Leslie Antonoff   Leslie is force and there is nothing will stop her from getting her to where she wants to go. Her ability to connect with the masses by sharing her story, being herself without fear, combined with her desire to create; is what makes her unstoppable. She is the co-creator, executive producer, and star of Aspire TV’s Butter + BROWN. Through her experiences dining out around the world and living in her own while at Howard University, she mastered the basics and created some tricks all her own to become an excellent cook. Along with her love of creating in the kitchen, she is a proud business owner and successful entrepreneur. From her collegiate apparel line Sweet Knowledge Clothing Company to her lifestyle blog, The Hautemommie, she is focused on bringing the HBCU community fashionable wares to proudly display their school pride and teaching audiences that a level of chic can be found in everything. As wife and mother of 3, she always keeps her family first as she sets out to create a legacy that changes the world.

Leslie Antonoff

Leslie is force and there is nothing will stop her from getting her to where she wants to go. Her ability to connect with the masses by sharing her story, being herself without fear, combined with her desire to create; is what makes her unstoppable. She is the co-creator, executive producer, and star of Aspire TV’s Butter + BROWN. Through her experiences dining out around the world and living in her own while at Howard University, she mastered the basics and created some tricks all her own to become an excellent cook. Along with her love of creating in the kitchen, she is a proud business owner and successful entrepreneur. From her collegiate apparel line Sweet Knowledge Clothing Company to her lifestyle blog, The Hautemommie, she is focused on bringing the HBCU community fashionable wares to proudly display their school pride and teaching audiences that a level of chic can be found in everything. As wife and mother of 3, she always keeps her family first as she sets out to create a legacy that changes the world.


 
 
Rachel Scandling   Rachel has been working in performance as a producer, curator, and administrator for more than 10 years. Between 2016—2018, she directed the City of Redondo Beach’s Cultural Arts Division, overseeing its performing arts center, public art program, and historical museum. In 2013, she helped launch the Music Center's Grand Park, producing live performance and large-scale public art & performance festivals for the following three years in downtown Los Angeles. She has independently produced opera, dance, and film throughout Los Angeles, most notably with The Industry's acclaimed projects  Invisible Cities  and  HOPSCOTCH . Rachel holds a master’s degree in performance curation from Wesleyan University and is the recipient of the 2018 Sam Miller Prize for Best Thesis:  Curating Feminist Performing in Los Angeles: Alternative Practices.

Rachel Scandling

Rachel has been working in performance as a producer, curator, and administrator for more than 10 years. Between 2016—2018, she directed the City of Redondo Beach’s Cultural Arts Division, overseeing its performing arts center, public art program, and historical museum. In 2013, she helped launch the Music Center's Grand Park, producing live performance and large-scale public art & performance festivals for the following three years in downtown Los Angeles. She has independently produced opera, dance, and film throughout Los Angeles, most notably with The Industry's acclaimed projects Invisible Cities and HOPSCOTCH. Rachel holds a master’s degree in performance curation from Wesleyan University and is the recipient of the 2018 Sam Miller Prize for Best Thesis: Curating Feminist Performing in Los Angeles: Alternative Practices.

Renee Garcia   Renee is an entrepreneur with a focus on the intersection of fashion and social change. After spending several years in the nonprofit world as a grant writer, she founded Renee Garcia Design LLC in 2011. Since then Renee has launched four apparel brands and a private label business with major retailers like Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and Pacific Sunwear. Her most recent project, Norma, aims to normalize breastfeeding through fashion-forward apparel and advocacy through a digital platform. She hopes to empower mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals and decrease the stigma of breastfeeding in public. Renee holds a degree in Spanish and International Security & Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University and has completed Fashion Design education from Otis College of Art & Design. She is a mother of two boys and lives in Highland Park with her husband, children, and two French Bulldogs.

Renee Garcia

Renee is an entrepreneur with a focus on the intersection of fashion and social change. After spending several years in the nonprofit world as a grant writer, she founded Renee Garcia Design LLC in 2011. Since then Renee has launched four apparel brands and a private label business with major retailers like Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and Pacific Sunwear. Her most recent project, Norma, aims to normalize breastfeeding through fashion-forward apparel and advocacy through a digital platform. She hopes to empower mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals and decrease the stigma of breastfeeding in public. Renee holds a degree in Spanish and International Security & Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University and has completed Fashion Design education from Otis College of Art & Design. She is a mother of two boys and lives in Highland Park with her husband, children, and two French Bulldogs.


Vanessa Gonzalez   Vanessa Gonzalez is a creative executive producer creating relevant, diverse and exciting branded content. She believes great branded entertainment combines a strong editorial voice with a brand’s vision to successfully tell dynamic stories. Vanessa has creatively led digital campaigns with Sprint, Disney, Starz, McDonald’s, Buxom, Cricket Wireless, Wendy’s, PGA, MLB, among others. She is a proud graduate from Whittier College and enjoys oversharing on Instagram stories when she isn’t writing for her personal lifestyle blog,  LasVanetas.com

Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez is a creative executive producer creating relevant, diverse and exciting branded content. She believes great branded entertainment combines a strong editorial voice with a brand’s vision to successfully tell dynamic stories. Vanessa has creatively led digital campaigns with Sprint, Disney, Starz, McDonald’s, Buxom, Cricket Wireless, Wendy’s, PGA, MLB, among others. She is a proud graduate from Whittier College and enjoys oversharing on Instagram stories when she isn’t writing for her personal lifestyle blog, LasVanetas.com

 
 

Our Founding Members