ENTJ … Born in Seoul Korea, Jeremy was disoriented in 1976, America’s bi-centennial year. As a baby, he was adopted by German-Irish parents and grew up on a small farm in northern Missouri. Jeremy can recite the books of the old testament in under 10 seconds, has a disturbing infatuation with fibonacci numbers, and once talked on the phone with a girlfriend for 42 straight hours. Aside from being a life-long uber-geek, Jeremy is also mildly high-maintenance and an intolerable brand whore… Well, who are we kidding, he’s extremely high maintenance.
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Born in Seoul Korea and"shipped" to San Diego by himself at age 13, he eventually joined his 21 y/o sister to be his legal guardian. Not knowing ANY English when he first came to the states, Paul worked his butt off to become one of the favorable kids in school, be part of a local garage band, and attend business school at UCSB. After 25+ years of working in retail & travel when he moved to Las Vegas, Paul decided to take the leap of faith to start JMPforce with Mindi and Jeremy!
FUN FACT: Paul started off in the food world with an app called FoodSpotting and he was one of the top 50 FoodSpotters in the world 🍴
Born and raised in Southern Indiana, the other half of the @RyuSauce dream team consists of Mindi’s skills with holding, poking, pulling, lifting, stirring, and smashing some food for the camera. All of her ever-changing nails are done by hers truly and constantly gets inspired by Instagram. Her favorite part about this food journey is that she’s made so many wonderful relationships from owners to chefs to fellow food lovers.
FUN FACT: When Paul and Mindi went to Reno to pick up their new puppy Mochi, she made a last minute decision to come home with Bubbles, too 🐩🐩
Born in the Philippines and raised in Hawaii/Las Vegas, Aliza started her love for food at an early age. Every weekend growing up, her family loved to bond by going out to try new restaurants in town. Her favorite foods of all time are ahi poke and Korean BBQ! Aliza’s highlight of starting her hobby is that it ultimately led to her becoming a full-time member of the JMPforce team.
FUN FACT: Aliza used to help construct costumes for the Nevada Ballet Theatre 👯♀️👯♂️
Ever since she can remember, Lindsay has been in the food business as a server for a variety of casual to fine dining restaurants. She started taking food photos when she first moved to Vegas about 5 years ago to keep track of the amazing food she was eating. She never expected her page to start taking off, but when it did - she got hooked! Since then, Lindsay wanted to share food for others to see and it became even more fun.
FUN FACT: She can play the piano upside down 🙃️
Born in South Korea but raised in Southern California/Las Vegas, Daniel has always had a passion for food thanks to his parents. Since his parents were pretty much obsessed with food, there was no way but to have it become part of his life as he grew up! Being a Gold Yelp elite for 7 years and going on 8, his Instagram account initially started as a hobby but became inspired to grow into something more after hanging out with other foodies in Las Vegas.
FUN FACT: Daniel competed in the National Spelling Bee in the 6th grade 🐝
Initially started as a hobby and way to share her passion of food with friends and family, Closetfatgirl exceeded any expectations that she's had. As a mom of 2, she also touches a little bit of lifestyle and family within her brand. Her motto: Food is a ADVENTURE! - Sami is always on the hunt for something wild but appreciates a classic just as much.
FUN FACT: Peas are the only food she dislikes and she loves fantasy football 🏈
Chef JC Pavlovich, with a career span of over 8+ years began in a family restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, progressing to locations in New York, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas. Working as Chef De Cuisine at Mesa Grill (NY), Toloache (NY), MXDC (DC) JC has introduced his own creative approach to cuisines specializing inMexican/Latin/Southwest Fusion. Chef JC Pavlovich, with a career span of over 8+ years began in a family restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, progressing to locations in New York,Washington D.C. and Las Vegas. Working as Chef De Cuisine at Mesa Grill (NY), Toloache (NY), MXDC (DC) JC has introduced his own creative approach to cuisines specializing in Mexican/Latin/Southwest Fusion.
Born and raised in Northern Mexico,"B" started"TastingVegas" to connect with others since she didn’t know anyone once she moved to Las Vegas. Her favorite cuisine is everything Mexican, but most of all she LOVES seafood. She loves to connect the Latino community in Vegas to help local Latino restaurants around the city. B also loves traveling and going on road trips! 🚗
FUN FACT: B doesn’t know how to cook, but she ironically met her chef husband at a cooking class and ended up marrying the teacher! 👰🏻👨🏻🍳
Emily grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Vegas in 2006. A graduate of UC Riverside, she has worked as a Marketing and Communications professional for most of her career. She has taken pictures of food for years, but only joined Instagram after a good friend of hers mentioned they had to hide her on Facebook for posting too many food pics. In her free time, Emily enjoys travel, spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants and breweries, and playing board games. Emily’s favorite nostalgic comfort foods are her Grandma’s homemade tortillas, green chilé, and pozole with pig’s feet.
FUN FACT: Emily’s first word was"taco." 🌮
Born and raised in Detroit, Ed's love for food started when he was child. When he came to Vegas, he used new restaurants to keep date nights fresh after they got married. His love of photography comes from his grandfather, which is why he just HAD to put photography and food together!
FUN FACT: Ed is a life long Michigan Wolverine fan 🐺
Ngan was born in Vietnam and moved to America in the early 2000s. She started to venture into fashion during college since she wanted to use Instagram to track her style over the years. Ngan absolutely LOVES dogs and has 2 chihuahuas of her own.
FUN FACT: She has 4 international pen pals.
Jo was born in the Pacific Northwest and grew up in Seattle, WA. She got married in a hop field in 2014 and went to Las Vegas a few months later for Life is Beautiful. After falling in love with the city, her and her husband moved a year later and discovered that they worked really well together creatively. Because of this discovery, Blonde & Restless was born!
FUN FACT: Jo and her husband own 23 plants 🌿
Tyler lived in Hawaii until he was 5 y/o and was raised in Yakima, WA until his college years. He discovered his love for photography at the age of 14 and has also been playing music throughout his life. On top of taking photos of food, Tyler also enjoys cooking for his family regularly. P.S. He's crazy for the Vegas Knights!
FUN FACT: Tyler traveled the country with the Oregon Crusaders in 2012 for the Drum Core Open Class National Championship and won that year 🥁
Born in the Philippines and moved to America when she was 13, Amber started off "Amber Allure Cupcakes" as a home-baked baking business. Once she discovered Instagram, she dived into exploring the world of beauty & lifestyle. Being in Las Vegas opened up so many amazing opportunities that led her to more of avenues of food. She hopefully plans to get into travel soon!
FUN FACT: Amber used to be a Starbucks addict since she was 13 and could drink up to 4 venti fraps a day 🥤
Rohn was born and raised in the hustle and bustle of NYC. He made a stop in Las Vegas on his journey and decided to make it home. For the past decade he has been stoking his creative flame by honing his video, photo, and graphic design skills. Rohn also excels in communication. His passion is to connect with people from all over to showcase how truly vibrant and beautiful the world is.
FUN FACT: Rohn is trying to backflip all around the world!
Jesse was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Palm Springs area. In 2007, he moved to Las Vegas with his family. At the young age of 14, Jesse stetted his entrepreneurial muscles and started 5 neighborhood businesses, including re-selling golf balls, yard landscaping, window washing, garage cleaning, and dog sitting. His passion for videography began when he started to create video game montages on YouTube. In his free time, Jesse plays music in the band at his church.
FUN FACT: Jesse can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 30 seconds!
JT was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He moved to Las Vegas for graduate school in 2018 but plans on making Vegas home for the foreseeable future. He grew up surrounded by diverse cuisines and has embraced trying new restaurants and foods. His passion for food lead him to start his Instagram account in 2017 with no prior photography experience. In his time since, he has made an effort to learn as much as he can in order to support local business owners and share his favorite restaurants with friends, family, and followers.
FUN FACT: JT is great at card tricks and sleight of hand. He had a dream of becoming a magician when he was young.
Toni moved to Las Vegas from Orange County, California with her then fiancé, now husband, Renzo. She is an animal lover and enjoys spending time at home with her two rescue dogs, Mushroom and Inky, as well as her two ferrets, Gypsy and Scout. In her spare time she loves thrifting and cooking her favorite foods. Being an avid city explorer, one of Toni’s favorite pastimes is trying new restaurants, taking photos of food, mingling with local foodies, and sharing her love of food with her ever-growing social media following.
FUN FACT: Toni has her own online store where she sells her thrifted treasures.
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