KamranV - President
KamranV has built an elegant bridge between technology and artistry; initially by creating Interscope’s multi-million dollar mobile business and serving as producer for DVD-Audio projects of Nine Inch Nails, Sting and Beck. With CyKiK, he often works as an executive strategist for global clients recently including Moog, SONOS, Levis, and Indiegogo. He continues to produce concert films, webcasts and live albums with his studio Bedrock.LA as home base in beautiful Echo Park (Los Angeles) where he serves as the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce President. As a member of the Grammy’s LA Chapter Producer and Engineer Wing Committee, he works to continue to give creatives a home to create. With his software project POP-AUT, he extends this work to tangible action providing a self-service platform for creators to pay each other automatically
Rhonda Reynolds - Vice President
Rhonda and her husband Rob moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in the mid-90’s and opened their restaurant, Masa of Echo Park, five blocks from their home in 2004. Rhonda began working when she was 12, for her neighbor’s concession stand business and Rob found his passion for cooking (working the fryer line at a Brown’s Chicken in Chicago) at the age of 15. As a little boy, Rob’s mother would take him to one of her favorite restaurants in Chicago for cabbage soup, Kip’s, owned by Rhonda’s grandparents. (Rhonda and Rob like to think their eyes met across the crowded dining room when they were children, though they didn’t meet until years later in college.) More years later, they are so grateful to be able to share their dream, Masa, with their Echo Park family of friends and neighbors.
Rhonda serves on the Rampart CPAB and Dodgers Neighborhood Community Advisory Board and has served in the past on the Gabriella Charter School Advisory Council, the Echo Park Film District Planning Committee, the FILMLA Community Relations Subcommittee (representing Echo Park), GEPENC Governmental & External Affairs Committee and proudly as one of the first Block Captains for Eric Garcetti’s CD13 UNTAG program.
She is especially pleased to serve her fellow Business Owners, work to foster relationships, nurture business growth, support our local non-profits and celebrate all of the wonderful things Echo Park has to offer as a member of the EPCC Board.
Ruth Kim - Secretary
Born and raised in the area, Ruth Kim is truly an Echo Park local. As co-owner of The Park restaurant and bar manager of The Echo she is well known to visitors and locals, alike. Ruth also brings beauty and happiness through her commercial floral design for weddings and businesses.
Darren Hubert - Treasurer
Los Angeles native Darren Hubert is a 35-year resident of Northeast LA. He grew up on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake and went to local schools. After going to school for architecture Darren worked in the family tooling business as an engineer and production manager for 12 years. With a background in architecture, knowledge of construction and experience in finance he chose to make real estate his second career. He quickly remembered while studying architecture he became profoundly aware of the emotional connection we have with properties and how we move, function, and live within a space. For the past decade, Darren has pulled together a team of real estate professionals to support and deliver the highest standard of service.
Darren is married to Andrea who is a landscape designer and helps with design aspects in his business. He also has an amazingly charismatic son Lucas who is 5 years old.
Darren has is also committed to community. He has served as the Echo Park Improvement Association President, the Neighborhood Council Treasurer and area 1 representative and he was a CPAB member for a few years. He is s strong supporter of local businesses as well as supporting the Echo Park Historic Society and other local organizations.
Jon Gibson - Executive Director of Marketing
Jon M. Gibson began his career as a tech journalist at 15, contributing to Wired, Vanity Fair, Maxim and dozens of other international publications, before transitioning to TV, scripting animated shows for Disney, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. It's those too seemingly separate paths that became the genesis for Echo Park-based iam8bit, a creative production company he co-owns, which serves as an intersection for art and technology on a variety of projects, from gallery exhibitions to marketing activations to licensed products. He also co-owns PWNshop in Echo Park.