SPRING 2017 ELI Presenters

Dr. Mark Orlando

Coach and Profesor of Creativity and Leadership


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Mark Orlando is a goal-driven professional with several years of significant, progressive marketing and management experience. With a master’s degree in Sport Management (University of San Francisco) and current doctoral student in Organizational Leadership (Pepperdine University), Mr. Orlando is a highly effective and innovative leader tailored in conceptualizing and facilitating efficient working environments that enhances organizational health and prosperous growth. 

Currently, Mr. Orlando is a coach and professor of creativity and leadership for various organizations and universities.  In addition, Mr. Orlando is the Assistant Editor of Marketing for the Journal of Non-Significant Differences and Multimedia Editor for Elsevier’s Technology in Society International Journal.  He is soon launching his own non-profit on financial assisting extracurricular activities (academics, music, sports, etc.) for children.


Don Love

College Counselor & Coordinator for the Umoja Program at MiraCosta College

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Don is the counselor/coordinator for the Umoja Program at MiraCosta College and also serves as an associate counselor at Grossmont College. Prior to transitioning into education he worked for 15 years in the audiovisual systems industry managing a sales department that assisted clients to more effectively communicate with staff and clients through technology. He holds a bachelor's of science in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University and a Master’s of Arts in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. Vision: To touch the lives of college students — young and the young at heart— empowering them to achieve personal and career happiness and success.

Panel of Leaders

ELI Alumni and moderated by Chris Quach