Jon Sundt, President and Founder
President & CEO, Altegris Investments
Natural Highs: Business, Surfing & Family
Jon Sundt, is the President and CEO of Altegris Investments, a broker dealer specializing in providing sophisticated investors with access to hedge funds and other alternative investments. He is also the founder and President of International Traders Research Inc. (ITR), a highly acclaimed research firm that provides performance information on alternative investment programs worldwide. ITR’s research has been used and quoted by a variety of financial publications and organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Alternative Investment Management Association, among others.
Outside of his business ventures, Jon is the founder and President of Natural High, the nonprofit organization committed to preventing substance abuse by changing the hearts and minds of youth. To accomplish this mission, the Foundation hosts assemblies, provides educational material and has produced the highly acclaimed Natural High video series, featuring the nation's top action sports athletes. The Foundation’s work has been far reaching, touching the lives of millions of students across the country.
Jon is a lifelong resident of La Jolla and attended UCSD, majoring in Computer Science and Economics. When he is not working with Altegris or the Foundation, Jon is at home with his wife, daughter and son.
Josh Billauer, Board Member
First Vice President - Investments and PIM Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Natural Highs: Surfing, Photography & Being a Dad
Josh Billauer has been with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC(and its predecessor firms) since 1998. A First Vice President – Investments and PIM Portfolio Manager, Josh helps to manage $400 million of individual and institutional assets.
Josh currently serves as a Board Member for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national non-profit that raises awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research. His philanthropic work has earned him several accolades, including recognition on San Diego Metropolitan Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, the San Diego 10News Leadership Award and a NonProfit Times “Top Non-Profit Executives” list.
Josh also serves as a Sergeant with the San Diego Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association (HDSA) and sits on the Board of Directors for Natural High, a San Diego charity whose mission is to promote an anti-drug lifestyle to our nation’s youth. Josh’s non-profit contributions have been published in major publications, including the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, San Diego Union Tribune, Los Angeles Times, La Jolla Light, NonProfit Times, and others. Josh completed his undergraduate work at University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and later earned a Masters of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial and Tax Planning from San Diego State University (SDSU).
Josh and his wife Ricki have two daughters, Lexi and Sadie. Josh was a competitive surfer with UCSD, winning two national titles. His personal interests include going to SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo with his daughters, movies, surfing, travel, and golf.
Mike Ryan, Board Member
CEO, Integrated Marketing Systems
Natural Highs: Being a Dad
Bio coming soon!
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, MA, MFT, Board Member
Founder & Director, asMISSION POSSIBLE
Natural Highs: cooking, gardening, art and architecture
Marjorie is the Founder and Director of adMISSION POSSIBLE, the College Selection and Admissions Program, and www.admissionpossible.com, the website, as well as, an award-winning author, speaker and professional counselor, who has successfully helped thousands of students select and get admitted to colleges.
Majorie is active nationally and in California on behalf of teens and is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. She was a member of the Stanford University’s Institute for Women & Gender Board of Directors, and its National Parents Board, as well as California Medical Association’s Foundation Board. She spent twelve years as a trustee for a San Diego school.
Marjorie has worked for the Dean of Students Office at Stanford University, directed the Re-entry Program at the University of California, San Diego, and was the Orientation Officer at the East West Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Author of the best-selling books, The Confident Woman (Harmony/Random House) and The Superwoman Syndrome (Warner Books), she also co-authored the McGraw-Hill book, So You Want to Go Back to School. Her latest book, adMISSION POSSIBLE®: The DARE TO BE YOURSELF Guide for Getting into the BEST COLLEGES for You, was released by Sourcebooks, Inc. in April 2012.
Stanford University honored Marjorie with the Outstanding Achievement Award for her work on behalf of the university. She has also received the California State Senate's Woman of the Year award and the National Association of Women Health Professional's National Women's Health Advocate Award.
Married to clinical psychologist, Dr. Morton Shaevitz, Marjorie is the mother of two children, who attended Stanford University, as well as step-mother to two other children, who attended Hampshire College and the University of Michigan respectively.
Lani Hobson, Board Member
Vice President of Operations, Jack in the Box
Natural High: Helping people
Lani M. Hobson is vice president of operations for Jack in the Box Inc. She oversees the operation of all company and franchised Jack in the Box® restaurants in the U.S.
Hobson joined Jack in the Box in 1977 as a team member at a restaurant in Hayward, Calif. After serving as team leader and assistant manager, she was promoted to manager of a Jack in the Box restaurant in San Lorenzo, Calif., in 1981. In the years that followed, Hobson took on positions of increasing responsibility, including district manager in 1986 and area manager in 1998. In 2003, she was promoted to regional vice president of the company’s North Coast region, which included more than 160 restaurants in Northern California and Hawaii. In 2007, Hobson relocated to the company’s corporate offices in San Diego as division vice president of Guest Service Systems, and in 2009, was promoted to division vice president, operations initiatives. She was promoted to vice president of operations in 2010.
Hobson is a graduate of California State University, East Bay in Hayward with an MBA and bachelor’s degree in finance.