Mae Madge Mendoza, Chief Excitement Officer
Mae Madge was born in the Philippines and moved with her family to the U.S. in 1993. She attended CSU San Marcos and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Global Business Management and a Master of Social Work in Mental Health through USC. Her charismatic personality and her ability to pay close attention to detail have brought many of her friends and colleagues to turn to her to make their events happen while paying close attention to their true desires. It was always a dream of hers to turn her hobbies into a business and with her friend’s encouragement and perfect timing, Making Mantra came to her. Her friends will describe her as being very outgoing, ambitious and overly organized. She believes her event planning “itch” started when she wanted to raise money for her friend’s funeral. With being in the same group of friends, she threw a break dancing competition at the young age of 16. Ever since then she’s been really passionate about throwing events for good causes and for fun, lasting memories.
From non-profit organizations, fundraisers, corporate events, and weddings she can help turn any of your ideas into reality. As part of her ongoing mission to help non-profits she is still actively involved in the community as Chapter Advisor of Alpha Kappa Psi/Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity, Chair of Mixers and Events of Asian Business Association, Samahan Philippine Cultural Arts Center, and various other non-profit organizations.
Vaughn Howard, Technology Director
Vaughn is a native of Flagstaff, Arizona and loves attending events. He is the technology behind Making Mantra via A/V, music, pictures, computers, and any thing tech oriented Making Mantra has to offer. He has his undergrad in Management Information Systems from CSUSM and is the go to person for any technological needs. He is currently the backup photographer for Making Mantra, and captures the images other photographers might miss during any events. While he is not busy working on Making Mantra projects he likes to ride his motorcycle, work on new computer projects, or studying new information systems that Making Mantra has yet to offer!