Board of Directors

Mila Larios, Chair & Founder

Mila Larios, Founder, and CEO of Brighter Future is a visionary leader, educator, and entrepreneur. Her education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from The International University of Culture. Along the way, she has garnered teaching credentials and taken numerous business administration and entrepreneurship courses to round out her education.

Her professional experience includes business development, administration, and entrepreneurship, including being the Co-founder and Officer of Larios Builders Inc., demolition and general contractors of Inland Empire. She was also President of Book VA Russian Language Services, which provided translations, interpreters, and language courses, and Owner of Advanced Benefit Solutions, which serves the corporate benefits field.

Ms. Larios’ main responsibility at Brighter Future has been to establish the vision, values, mission, and goals for the company, both strategic and tactical. She has recruited and trained a competent team to steer the company and will oversee the organizational development and implementation process.

Brighter Future Charity Board


Jeff Mahony, Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer at SaveDaily Holdings Corp, Managing Principal at SaveDaily International Services
with more than 25 years of experience in software development and large-scale project management in the defense and commercial sectors, Jeff Mahony is currently SaveDaily’s Chief Executive Officer and a founding member. Mr. Mahony has more than 17 years of experience in Internet Strategy development for financial trading systems. Prior to joining SaveDaily, he served as founder, President, and CEO of the Jeda Group, an Internet strategy firm serving small and middle-market financial companies. He has also worked with TRW’s Space and Defense Sector and Smart Technologies, a start-up focused on financial modeling using predictive algorithms. Mr. Mahony is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science.

Esteban DuPont, Board Member

Esteban DuPont, Owner, and CEO of CellTech Inc., Mr. DuPont started his career in the Engineering/Land Surveying field in 1988 with Psomas & Assoc.  Between 1993-1996 Mr. DuPont worked for Calvada Surveying and Founded TCi, an Authorized Sales Agent for Pacific Bell as CAO.  In 1996 Mr. DuPont moved into the Environmental Remediation & Engineering field serving on the management team responsible for the 1st commercialized in-situ electric resistance heating technology known as the Six-Phase Soil Heating™ as Corporate Marketing Dir. for Terra Vac Corporation.

In 1999 Mr. DuPont, along with five managers from the parent company established Current Environmental Solutions, an in-situ electric resistance heating remediation firm generating more than 2.3-Million in sales. As Marketing and IT Director.  Mr. DuPont returned to Calvada Surveying between 2000-2005 and opened two offices, managed three, formed the Environmental Division, and generated more than 5.3-million in new client sales as VP Corporate Development.

In 2005 Mr. DuPont purchased Calvada Environmental Services (CES) seeing a need for a single company with the ability to provide integrated core services to the wireless industry as its CEO/President.

Between 2006-2011 Mr. DuPont formed Novacom, Inc; formed Novacom Concealment Systems; acquired a remediation firm, and rebranded CES as Civil – Environmental – Survey Group. His company successfully provided A&E, Land Surveying, Environmental Compliance, Geotechnical Engineering, comprehensive concealment service including site design/engineering & manufacturing.

As of 2019, Mr. DuPont serves as President of CELLTECH, a company formed in 2006 providing Specialized Concealment Services including innovative design, in-house manufacturing, and assembly as well as comprehensive installation services for the wireless industry.

Enrique Velez, Board Member

Enrique Velez, Ford Fleet Account Manager for 15 years and 23 years of being an incredible Father and Husband.  Enriques strengths sit at the core of the groups we support; the family.  He and his four children have made several events prior to joining the Brighter Future Charity Board and volunteered not only their time but their affections and support as well.  

Having been ranked among the top in sales and service for more than 10 years running, Enrique continues to bring his passion for people to everything he does.  Enrique brings this passion now in support of our Brighter Future Family. 

Jennifer Solis-Ball

Jennifer Solis-Ball, President/CEO of Rich Multimedia Technologies Inc. ​has more than 30 years of experience in broadcasting, management, sales, and marketing. Jennifer first began her broadcast career as an on-air personality in San Antonio, TX.  As Jennifer’s career flourished, she was able to learn every facet of the radio industry and continued working in the industry while attending college, interning with the DA’s office, and ultimately graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Business Management and Marketing. Following shortly by a JD from the University of Mississippi. After practicing family law with a small Legal firm for three years as well as working at a local radio group on a part-time basis, Jennifer decided ​to dedicate all of her law degree and business management skills towards growing within the broadcast industry leading to a career of over 25 years with what is now known as, iHeart Media. In 2017​, Jennifer left iHeart Media to expand her knowledge in the digital marketing and print industries accepting the national sales manager position as a subsidiary of TripAdvisor. In 2019 Jennifer relocated to Corona, CA, and accepted her current position as the President/CEO of RMT.

As the proud wife and mother of five adult children including four girls, and son as well as an Oma to four grandchildren, Jennifer dedicates her free time to her family, friends, and causes that are near and dear to her. Such as Cancer, Epilepsy, Lupus, Autism, Anxiety, and Animal Welfare. Over the years, Jennifer has served on several non-profit organizations such as NAB, St. Jude, KAB, ASPCA, and ABQ Animal Welfare to name a few.

In 2009 Jennifer’s son​ Dezmond​ began experiencing severe and life-threatening seizures leading her to Co-found, Paws for Epilepsy. Which helps, Epilepsy Warriors obtain Seizure Response Service Dogs and other technological potentially life-saving devices. In 2020n, Jennifer co-founded Educate 2 Dominate which provides warriors battling Epilepsy, Autism, Cancer, Lupus, and Anxiety to navigate a path to a healthier lifestyle.

STAFF

Zachary Friesen, Executive Director

Executive Director at Brighter Future Charity
Zachary Friesen joined the Brighter Future team in 2017 and quickly rose from Program Director to Executive Director within one year of joining the group. His background in working both as a Camp Director for children affected by cancer and a Board Fundraising member for another organization supporting foster care children helped rapidly expand the already incredible program. Within that same year, our group went from supporting families once a month two now almost every week. Before stepping into the role of the nonprofit executive, Zach established and was the founding partner at Innovate, LLP a national PR firm with clients ranging from healthcare groups and networks such as Cedar Sini and Children’s Hospital to large corporations like LifeLock, Inc, and AT&T.

Valerie Monique Sandoval, Fundraising and Clinical Director

Fundraising Director & MSW at Brighter Future Charity 
Monique Sandoval is the Fundraising Director and MSW for Brighter Future Charity and has been a mental health advocate since 2009. Before devoting her work fulltime to Brighter Future Charity, Monique was a school-based Behavioral Therapist and Director of Student Life for the school district of Los Angeles and a Social Worker for a non-profit women’s community counseling center. Monique graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2017, after majoring in Social Work. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. In 2013, Monique was awarded the Hispanic Heritage Award for her advocacy in mental health and was the 2014-2015 ICC Grant Recipient from CSUF, for her research on psychotherapy and college students. Monique lives in Long Beach, California with her fiancé and two Yorkies.