Mission Hills Business Improvement District

President’s Circle – 2018

The Mission Hills BID President’s Circle is a way to engage notable individuals in the Mission Hills BID who have deep roots in our neighborhood and industry recognition as business owners, but lack the time to commit to participating in the day-to-day operations of the BID.

Image Source: Canale Communications

Carin Canale-Theakston is the CEO of Canale Communications, a national communication firm focused exclusively on the life science industry. Carin has lived in Mission Hills for fifteen years and is active in the community including a past trustee of the Mission Hills Town Council and co-chair of the summer concert series. She recently purchased the building in Mission Hills where her business is located. She is married to Hillary Theakston and they have two girls, Piper and Ella.



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Gina Champion-Cain has been responsible for the redevelopment and repositioning of nearly 10 million square feet of commercial space (retail, office and hospitality) as well as over 5,000 residential units. As President and CEO of American National Investments, Inc. (“ANI”), her responsibilities include providing strategic direction to ANI and overseeing all development and acquisition activities, commercial and residential leasing, commercial and residential asset management, and the overall management of a lifestyle brand called LuvSurf; a San Diego-based real estate, hospitality and branded merchandise company, as well as The Patio Restaurant Group.



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John Ealy is a home owner and business owner in Mission Hills. John owns 5 restaurants: two in San Diego, two in Santa Cruz and one in Maui Hawaii. He is involved in every aspect of the industry, including land owner, business development, restaurant design and city permit planning. The annual fundraiser Red Hot Heroes benefitting Fire Station 8 and the Mission Hills BID is the brainchild of Mr. Ealy.




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The Jonathan and Wendy Segal Family has been responsible for the design and development of over 300 medium to high-density urban residential, mixed use units totaling over 300,000 square feet of construction. Their focus is exclusively on urban projects. Over the years they have been the recipients of numerous accolades for residential and Urban Design. Son, Matthew, a 2010 graduate of the USC School of Architecture, helps with design, daughter, Brittany, who attended art school in San Francisco helps rent the apartment and retail spaces, and wife, Wendy, does much of the property management. Two noteworthy Segal projects in Mission Hills are The Charmer and soon-to-be completed The Fort.