Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Top Campsites in Southern California

Mike Elmore, a former US Air Force captain, holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management and leverages his education and 18 years of experience to lead Sun Mountain, LLC as president and CEO. Outside of work, Mike Elmore enjoys traveling and camping in numerous areas of the US, including Southern California.

Although Southern California is most often associated with beaches, camping enthusiasts visiting the area can find numerous opportunities to enjoy a few nights in a tent. The following are a few top camping sites in southern California:

- Leo Carrillo State Park: Consisting of over 130 campsites, Leo Carrillo State Park provides campers with easy access to the beach. The Malibu campsite is located roughly one hour and 20 minutes away from Los Angeles and features token-operated showers, numerous back-country paths, and is dog-friendly.

- Chula Vista Campground: Located in Los Padres National Forest, Chula Vista Campground is a walk-in camp with 12 sites. It is shaded by pine trees and, thanks to its location at the top at Mt. Pinos, provides visitors with a respite from southern California’s summer heat. Further, campers at this site can enjoy such activities as stargazing and mountain biking.

- El Capitan Canyon: This Santa Barbara camping site is perfect for individuals who want to enjoy the outdoors in something a little fancier than a tent. Tucked along El Capitan Creek, this campsite allows visitors to stay in yurts, rustic cabins, and canvas safari tents, all of which are furnished.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SAME Small Business Conference Set for November

Since 2014, Mike Elmore has served as CEO and owner of Sun Mountain, LLC in Walnut Creek, California. He helps utility companies plan for major projects, such as relocation, gas infrastructure rollout, and other engineering services. As part of his profession, Mike Elmore stays abreast of current trends in the field while networking with his colleagues as a member of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME). 

The Society of Military Engineers will host its annual Small Business Conference on November 15-17, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year’s keynote speaker will be Isaac Lidsky, a well-known author and the leading voice behind ODC Construction, a successful startup company. 

In addition to continuing education opportunities, the event will also give attendees the opportunity to connect with exhibitors who can help facilitate projects. More than 300 different government and private sector exhibitors are scheduled to attend the event. Early bird registration for the conference ends on October 14, 2017. For more information about the conference, or to register, visit www.same.org.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb Donates $1.25 Million to Make-A-Wish

A leading voice in the infrastructure sector, Mike Elmore currently serves as the owner, principal, and chief executive officer of Sun Mountain, LLC, a company specializing in civil and energy infrastructure. Outside of his professional life, Mike Elmore supports numerous charitable organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently announced that it had received a sizable donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb. The pharmaceutical company donated $1.25 million to the charity to help fund its efforts to continue providing wishes to children suffering from cancer. Researchers have found that the happiness children experience when having their wishes fulfilled can have a positive impact on their physical and emotional well-being, which is why Make-A-Wish says funding from partners like Bristol-Myers Squibb is so vital.

The donation will be broken up into two separate grants totaling $1 million and $250,000 each. The $1 million portion of the funding will go to help fulfill wishes for 100 children suffering from cancer throughout America. The remainder will be used to help support medical outreach and educate health care professionals about the benefits that come from wish fulfillment.

Friday, March 24, 2017

New Leadership at Make-A-WishMike Elmore

An experienced and accomplished infrastructure authority, Mike Elmore currently serves as the CEO, principal, and owner of California-based Sun Mountain, LLC, a firm that provides civil and energy infrastructure services. Apart from his professional life, Mike Elmore support various nonprofit groups, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation recently announced changes to its senior leadership staff in its effort to improve the lives of seriously ill children. The most prominent role, that of board chairman, is being filled by Drew Lawton, the recently retired CEO of New York Life Investment Management, LLC. Lawton is also a longtime volunteer with Make-A-Wish.

In further changes, Leslie Motter is receiving a promotion, leaving her role as vice president of human resources and taking over as senior vice president and chief operations officer of the organization. She held similar posts at American Express, Prudential, and Aetna Financial Services before coming on board at Make-A-Wish. American Express executive Thomas Parker will join the nonprofit to fill the human resources slot.