Troy Kudlac started Kud Properties as a small venture with his wife: They bought, renovated, and sold a small midcentury modern house.
Adnan LaPamuk: 40 Under Forty 2018
When Adnan LaPamuk looked for a place to settle down, a Google search revealed the appealing oasis of Palm Springs.
Athalie LaPamuk: 40 Under Forty 2018
Owner, Shop(pe) Ice Cream & Shop.
Athalie LaPamuk and her snazzy ice cream parlor shop in Palm Springs serves up haute flavors like champagne and sells locally inspired gifts.
Jeanette Leon: 40 Under Forty 2018
Fashion Designer/Owner, Mixe Clothing.
Jeanette Leon learned the value of hard work by growing up in the desert with an immigrant father who started Leon’s Landscaping.
Abraham Liao: 40 Under Forty 2018
General Manager, Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs.
After working for almost 20 years in the hospitality industry, mostly in large cities, Abraham Liao craved a small town with a big-city vibe.
Rafael “Alf Alpha” Lopez: 40 Under Forty 2018
When Rafael “Alf Alpha” Lopez left Palm Springs for L.A., he knew he’d eventually re-settle in his hometown.
Oscar Lua: 40 Under Forty 2018
Chief Executive Officer/General Partner, Statewide Services.
Football took Oscar Lua from Indio High School to USC to the NFL, where he played for the New England Patriots alongside childhood idol Junior Seau.
Claudio Marfia: 40 Under Forty 2018
Owner, Il Corso.
Chef Claudio Marfia grew up in an Italian kitchen. His father, a chef from Palermo, had him “peeling potatoes and cleaning squid” since he was a tot.
Tyler McLean: 40 Under Forty 2018
Co-founder, Splash House.
A UCLA graduate who came back to Palm Springs to work for the family business, Tyler McLean started Splash House with his sister.
Davis Meyer: 40 Under Forty 2018
Partnership Manager, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Palm Springs grew on Davis Meyer so much that she’s making a career of convincing the whole world to come visit.