Mark Pash CFP – Founder and Chairman
Mark Pash grew up and worked in two separate family businesses, one in manufacturing and the other in retail stores. Mark went on to receive two business degrees, a Bachelors and Masters, from UCLA and USC, respectively. Then he served, as an officer, in the business branch of the U.S. Army- the Quartermaster Corp. After the army, he received his Certified Financial Planners designation from the College of Financial Planning.
Over the past 40 years Mark has been very active in the financial industry helping clients with their budgets, investments, loans, income taxes, social security, medical coverage and scores of other person financial issues. Additionally, Mark has founded a number of financial organizations and has served as an officer of various industry corporations and associations. His extensive background brings a grounded understanding of the practical and theoretical in the field of economics. Mark has long been active in politics and was a Congressional candidate in 1996.
Brad Parker – Executive Director
Parker is a prolific political writer and speaker in Progressive and Democratic Party organizations. Brad is one of the founding members of Progressive Democrats of America in California. Parker has worked extensively on copyright and Net Neutrality issues, both in Washington D.C. and in the California Democratic Party. His book “Left Turn Only – Dispatches from the Progressive Underground” came out in 2010 and can be found on Amazon and Kindle. Currently, Parker is active in the following political organizations:
- Valley Democrats United, President
- California Democratic Party-DSCC, Delegate, 42nd AD
- California Clean Money Action Fund, Board Member
Brad is also the newly appointed Executive Director of the “Center for Progressive Economics” and a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 47.
Brad is an artist, songwriter, producer and musician. Parker’s music has earned him numerous awards in countries around the world with sales in the millions. In America his hit Country song “Nobody’s Gonna Rain On Our Parade,” recorded by Kathy Mattea, earned him BMI awards as a songwriter and a publisher as well as a BMI “Million-airs” citation for over 1 million broadcast performances and counting. Cher has recorded his songs as well as Richard Page, Edgar Winter, Karla Bonoff, K.T. Oslin, Ronny Cox, Hurricane, Bill Miller and many others. Parker has produced and written hits for artists around the world including Andy Lau in Hong Kong, M. Nasir in Malaysia, Keiran Goss and Eleanor McEvoy in Ireland. Brad has shared the stage with Bo Diddley, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Brenda Russell, Billy Burnette, Canned Heat, John Densmore, Greg Allman, Johnny Rivers, Eddie Money, Dan Fogelberg and Robert Cray, and many others. Parker is a 25-year member of NARAS and co-founder of online music marketing and promotion service “www.muzlink.com” ~ a member service of NARAS. BMI, ASCAP, NSAI, CMA and the Folk Alliance. Brad is also the owner of Riozen Media, www.riozen.com, an Independent Music and Media company.