And the 2017 Level Up winners are...


haus of reed 

What they do: Contemporary design house featuring one-of-a-kind custom furniture made from only the best materials.


morgan's lobster shack

What they do: Restaurant with in Reno and Truckee, serving only the best, fresh seafood in Northern Nevada with a New England twist. 


jc family services

What they do: Non-profit organization that provides care for persons of all ages with behavioral and psychological challenges. 

Meet our panelists.

Hand-picked all-star entrepreneurs will take the stage to share their insights on how they celebrate entrepreneurship 


Tanya McCaffery is passionate about entrepreneurship.  Through her unique approach to accounting, she works to empower small business CEOs with financial information that allows them to meet the benchmarks they have set for their company and for themselves.

Tanya is a sought after speaker, consultant and confidant teaching entrepreneurs to embrace their finances. Tanya is a CPA and the President/CEO of VAST.


Dr. Todd Sala  was born and raised in Reno and is a fourth generation Nevadan. He followed his family’s legacy and attended dental school at the University of Louisville. 

Dr. Todd is passionate about educating local elementary students on dental health and also on giving back to his community.  Through its annual Dentistry From the Heart day of free dentistry, Sala Family Dentistry has provided over $250,000 in free dentistry and treated over 537 patients in need of dental help

Mark McKinnon (then unaware of the term “entrepreneur”)  began working on his skills in elementary school. Using lunch money to buy candy from the market, he would break the candy into individual pieces and sell them at a premium to his desperate schoolmates. From then on he was constantly scheming new ideas to generate his own toy/candy funds.

Mark went to school for advertising design and eventually co-founded a backstage pass design company called Cube Services in 2003. One decade later, he opened Marked Studios and put his hand back to the ole worlde arts. 



Mark Trujillo was born and raised in Reno Nevada, attended the University of Nevada Reno on a track scholarship as a High Jumper. After 20 years in the work force Trujillo’s fascination with South and Central America lead him to find his passion in the coffee industry.

In 2009 Trujillo opened the Hub Coffee Company.  Trujillo started the company with his children, Joey and Jessica. Trujillo wanted to bring his life’s passions together hence the name “HUB”.  The Hub is not only where all the spokes on the wheel of a bike come together, but also where people can come together into a community.

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Let's Celebrate Entrepreneurship 



the winners of the second annual level up growth competition were celebrated on june 3rd at the nevada museum of art. the evening featured internationally acclaimed speaker, sandy gallagher. 

Meet Sandy

As an esteemed attorney with a successful career in banking law, Sandy regularly handled billions of dollars in mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, and other big-ticket transactions, and was an advisor to boards and top executives of Fortune 500 firms. She epitomized success in the classic corporate mold. 

Yet an encounter with Bob Proctor set Sandy on an extraordinary new path — one that would ultimately change not only her life, but countless others. 

Through Bob’s teachings, Sandy finally understood the “why” behind her lifelong success. Without realizing it, she had spent her life practicing the very principles Bob espoused, and exemplifying their power. She knew then that her next mission in life was to teach others how to do what she had done. And she became determined to join forces with Bob in order to fulfill that mission.

Today, as the co-founder, CEO, and President of the Proctor Gallagher Institute, Sandy shares international speaking stages with Bob and works closely with him and their team of professionals to provide coaching, training, and consulting.


Small business changes the world. 

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