A Girlfriend Factor “Cabana Boy” is our loving term for community-minded men who help our organization grow by lending their name and leveraging a few of their resources to create an auction package for our annual fundraising event, Club Cabana. In turn we celebrate these outstanding men of character in all of our promotion for the event and online. At the event, we will crown the Big Kahuna, the coveted title given to the man who helps us raise the most money with their auction package.
Cabana Boys 2019
Family DevelopmentEntering the new home brokerage business upon graduating from UCSB, it did not take long for Antun Barbato to establish himself as one of the industry’s top sales experts and leading Sales Managers. An expert in evaluation, Antun was able to perfect the art of bringing out the best in sales people’s personalities to meld with the systems that he developed to obtain sales success. Such success has led to the sale and closing of more than 5,000 homes. For Family Development, Antun brings this proven expertise to each community. Beyond sales, Antun has applied his skills and systems to thoroughly evaluate the financial viability of each venture taken on by the Family Development team. The proprietary systems he has developed are fast becoming the talk of the industry. Under his meticulous watch, each detail of every community can be properly evaluated and managed.
After attending Hastings Law School, in San Francisco, Nino went on to work with some of the largest law firms in the United States. In early 2003, he founded the Capobianco Law Offices, the desert’s premier business lawyers. Clients represented by the firm range from multinational companies to small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. Capobianco Law assists businesses in a variety of sophisticated corporate, transactional and litigation matters. Nino and his wonderful wife, Tiffany, have two teenage boys, Marco and Jaden, and two dogs, Tasha and Gigi. He enjoys spending his free time with family, playing tennis, traveling, and dressing up to support various charity functions throughout the season.
President, Architectural Blue Pool Design & Construction & Founder, Marquee Academy of MusicAs president and founder of Architectural Blue, Matt builds and designs extraordinary pools and his work is a testament to excellence as mirrored by some of the most beautifully designed pools in the Coachella Valley. Matt’s creative nature doesn’t end there. Raised with a rich upbringing in the Arts, Matt is also an accomplished pianist and violinist. It’s this passion and love of music, that inspired him to open the Marquee Academy of Performing Arts where students can learn music, dance and drama. Matt does everything with dedication, passion and excitement. Proof of that, after learning of his Puerto Rican heritage, he bought a coffee plantation in that country and is currently fostering the plantation back to its rich state. Additionally, Matt serves on the board of directors at The Well and has been a catalyst in the organizations growth.
Managing Director, The AgencyRich oversees the Palm Springs and Palm Desert offices of The Agency. With 15 years under his belt as a top-producing broker, he’s represented some of the desert’s most distinguished properties; the former Frank Sinatra Residence and Linea collection of Andrew Adler and Anthony Poon-designed minimalist estates in Palm Springs. Serving a wide-ranging clientele, Rich consistently demonstrates his talent for pairing clients with homes that best suit their lifestyles. His listings have been, featured in Robb Report, Mansion Global, Curbed, the Los Angeles Times, Haute Residence, Dwell and Locale. Rich was recently awarded the 2018 MVP of Greater Palm Springs by his colleagues and was also featured in Palm Springs Life Magazine’s “40 Under 40” issue, where the valley’s most innovative individuals are recognized as shaping the desert’s future.
Integral Advantage, Inc. & La Quinta CouncilpersonCouncilman Dr. Radi has served on the La Quinta City Council since 2014. For nearly three decades, his leadership in international markets led to founding his own consulting firm, serving national and global brands in developing consumer product platforms that generate over $100 million in annual revenues. Dr. Radi has received over 20 international awards for innovation excellence. As a business educator, Dr. Radi collaborates with universities that include; The Chicago School, Pepperdine, Benedictine, University of Maryland and California State University San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus. Dr. Radi serves as a faculty member in bachelors, masters and PHD programs in leadership, business strategy and integrated management. Dr. Radi is married to Charlotte, and they have one child, Maximilian age 10.
Marketing Director, Rudy's Pest Control. President (The D.R.E.A.M Foundation)Randy is a Coachella Valley native who attended Redlands University then upon graduation returned to the Coachella Valley to begin a career in hospitality with management positions at The Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott Desert Springs, and the La Quinta Resort. In 1989, Randy transitioned into sales and found it to be his passion. He quickly accelerating to sales manager of KMRJ FM, overseeing local and national accounts including an A-list of fortune 500 companies. Randy is currently Director of Marketing at Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control. He recently partnered with four of his childhood friends, to serve as President and Co-Founder in creating the D.R.E.A.M Project, a non-profit org, focused on education, recreation, and family health services. Randy is father to two amazing children, Vivianna and Nikolas and husband to his beautiful spouse, Selena.
Restaurant Owner: The Slice & MaracasJack Srebnik has been a restauranteur for 30 years, opening his first restaurant in Santa Monica, CA. He’s owned and operated 15 restaurants from Santa Monica to the Coachella Valley thus far. Jack’s entrepreneurism has been evident since his teens when he formed his own lawn business. This spirit, instilled by his father to be hard-working and family oriented has allowed Jack to give back to his community and also put family first. Jack coaches basketball, and serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert. He was also Chairman of the Board for the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and recently honored as one of “A Few Good Men” for Ronald McDonald House. Jack hopes to pass his business down to his boys, but doesn’t plan to retire. With a desire to help as many people as he can to achieve their goals, Jack’s motto is, “you’ve got to give to receive”.
General Manager, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & SpaTom has been with Marriott International for thirty years and is currently General Manager of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. It is his 5th GM assignment and he feels blessed to work with such a great team, at an iconic resort in the best location on the planet! Tom married his beautiful wife Andrea thirty-one years ago and is father to three wonderful, grown and self-sufficient children; Patrick, Shandi and Trevor. Granddaughter number one, River Lee Tabler is due to arrive in the very near future. Tom also adores his two pups Rowdie and Rosie…both totally spoiled! Hobbies are too many to list but some include; surfing, skateboarding, scuba, skiing, motor boating and rooting for the New England Patriots! #diehardpatsfan
Owner, Next Level FitnessCasey is a U.S. Marine, author, speaker, gym owner and co-founder of Fit in 42, a forty-two day full immersion focused energy educational program, designed to teach participants all the tools necessary to achieve their goals. With over twenty years under his belt, and four highly successful gyms in the Coachella Valley, Casey has set his sights on helping studio owners throughout the nation to achieve high levels of success with their clients as well as their gyms, by implementing Fit in 42 systems into their studios. Casey recently launched The Fit in 42 Life podcast, with insight and expertise in having the fit life you can achieve and deserve. Casey is married to the love of his life Teresa, and is the proud father of two wonderful children, Charlotte and Colin.
Cabana Boys 2018
Kevin Henry, Big Kahuna, Dennis Flaig, Daher Halum, Tyler McLean, Michael Meade, Walter Neil, Gopi Sangha, Jeff Tropple, Ryan Wilson
Cabana Boys 2017
Dirk Alton – Big Kahuna, Dave Ball, Brad Elliott, Brian Garris, Ghassan Kazmouz, Oscar Lua, Robert Paull, Rick Post, Mark Smith, Gerry Washak
Cabana Boys 2016
Greg Rubino – Big Kahuna, Raphael Aquirre, Wesley Ahlgren, Vincent Battaglia, Bruce Chisholm, John Patrick Dolan, BB Ingle, Chris Madain, Michael Mathews, David Nola, Roman Whittaker
Cabana Boys 2015
Skip Paige-Big Kahuna, Angelo Anastasio, Patrick Evans, Will Fuller, David Herringer, Christian Hohmann, Claudi Marfia, Shaun Murphy, Nico Nicolas, Steve Sanchez, Jonas Udcoff
Cabana Boys 2014
Alec Longmuir-Big Kahuna, Mark Anderson, Nachatter Singh Chandi, Jerry Dunn, Larry Goodwin, Harold Matzner, Bill Smith, Perry Zeigler
Cabana Boys 2013
Michael Mathews-Big Kahuna, Jerry Dunn, Larry Goodwin, Brian Harnik, Brandt Kuhn, Steve Love, Eric Rodriguez, Bill Smith, Tim Snyder, Jed Wood, Perry Zeigler
Cabana Boys 2011-2012
Michael Mathews-Big Kahuna, Jerry Dunn, Larry Goodwin, Steve Love, Richard Shaloub, Tim Snyder, John Wong, Perry Zeigler
Cabana Boys 2010
Mark Anderson-Big Kahuna, Richard Chenik, Jerry Dunn, Paul Golden, Larry Goodwin, Dennis Healey, Jim Hummer, Steve Love, Adam Ochoa, Jerry Patton, Raj Sinha, Tim Snyder, Mark Sofonio, Creek Williams, Perry Zeigler
Cabana Boys 2009
Jerry Dunn-Big Kahuna, Eddie Barkett, Richard Chenik, Walter Clark, Larry Goodwin, Dennis Healey, Richard Heckman, Tom Kleine, John Marin, Lee Morcus, Davis Sezna, Raj Sinha, Mark Sofonio, Creek Williams, Perry Zeigler