Scott Lutwak, a native of Chicago, traveled abroad for 10 years after he graduated from college. He explored the world and the people in it while he visited over 100 countries. Five of those years were spent in Moscow as a logistics consultant. He left Russia, moved to Houston and started Restaurant.com in 1999. He was the founder and CEO for seven years. Five years later he opened the first Fit Athletic Club in Houston’s River Oaks in January of 2004. Lutwak’s immediate and continued success in Houston gave him the opportunity to build his second major Fit location in San Diego’s downtown East Village. Scott’s past experiences abroad and his first-hand observation of poverty in the world have always driven him to help those less fortunate. His desire to help the homeless in San Diego led him to donate food from his Fit Natural Foods program each Wednesday night to the Salvation Army. Little by little his donations increased and he joined forces with the current Board of Directors to create Urban Angels.
Steve Schnall is a New York City based entrepreneur with a passion for business startups and a focus on serving the communities where his businesses reside. In NYC, as founder & CEO of Quontic Bank, the majority of the loans he makes are in low-moderate income neighborhoods or to minorities and low-moderate income families. Steve also focuses on real estate projects where he can help revitalize blighted neighborhoods such as in Harlem and Brooklyn. Steve has founded or co-founded several other successful ventures including Restaurant.com, Fit Athletic Clubs and New York Mortgage Trust. It is through Steve’s role as Co-Chairman of Fit Athletic Clubs and Fit Natural Foods, that he plays a key role in funding Urban Angels and helping it achieve its mission of feeding the less fortunate.
Mark DeMascole is a native of Rhode Island, but moved to San Diego 10 years ago and now calls it home. Mark is a Commercial Banker with the Wells Fargo Business Banking group focusing on providing lending services to small and mid-size companies in the Southern California area. Mark enjoys traveling, photography, golf, and is also an accomplished drummer. Mark is committed to giving back to the community through taking care of the homeless and is an integral part of the Urban Angels team.
Jeffrey Willmann is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for the health & wellness of the frail elderly, as well as those less fortunate; and has been involved in our community for many years. A native of North Dakota, Jeff now calls San Diego his home. Jeff made a commitment to the Salvation Army in downtown San Diego to feed the homeless every Wednesday night, and from this evolved Urban Angels. Jeff’s passion to help the sick and needy not only manifests itself in his business ventures, but in helping the needy everywhere every day.
Sidney Gulledge has been stationed in San Diego as a Naval Surface Warfare Officer since 2009 and holds a B.S. from Duke University and Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. He has been affiliated with Urban Angels since 2012 starting out as a weekly volunteer, later taking on roles of Team Captain, Team Captain Trainer and Grant Writer. As Operations Manager he has been heavily involved in improving the operational efficiency of the organization. By implementing improved data collection efforts he was able to develop forecast models to more accurately predict attendance levels and prevent food shortage and food wastage. Additionally, by using linear programming and aggregate planning he is helping to optimize food supply orders and extend the value of external donations. An avid golfer, tennis player and surfer, he is excited to be a part of the Urban Angels Team and to support the San Diego community and its citizens in need.