Mae Madge Mendoza Howard, Chief Excitement Officer

Mae Madge was born in the Philippines and later moved to the U.S. with her family in 1993. She attended CSU San Marcos and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Global Business Management then later attained a Master of Social Work Degree in Mental Health.  She is currently a pre-licensed clinical social worker working with kids during the day when she’s not planning events.  Her charismatic personality and ability to pay close attention to detail have brought many of her friends and colleagues to turn to her to make their events happen.  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 (in a dream!) 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.  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, people, and fun.

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 has been involved in the community as Chapter Advisor of Alpha Kappa Psi/Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity, Chair of Mixers and Events for the 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 CSU San Marcos and is the go to person for any technical 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 IT projects, or studying new information systems that Making Mantra has yet to offer!