73 episodes

Welcome to the SGV Masterkey. A show where you will hear personal stories of triumph over failures, and how others successfully navigated the unique landscape that is the San Gabriel Valley. What makes us different? Well, just like you, we have chosen the San Gabriel Valley for our home or businesses, or both. We believe it is the people and small businesses that make this community great and we love to share their stories with you.We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at SGVmasterkey.com.

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Welcome to the SGV Masterkey. A show where you will hear personal stories of triumph over failures, and how others successfully navigated the unique landscape that is the San Gabriel Valley. What makes us different? Well, just like you, we have chosen the San Gabriel Valley for our home or businesses, or both. We believe it is the people and small businesses that make this community great and we love to share their stories with you.We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at SGVmasterkey.com.

    Phillip Ozaki - The fusion of chef and basketball

    Phillip Ozaki - The fusion of chef and basketball

    Phillip Ozaki’s culinary journey began not with utensils and ingredients in hand, but as a 16-year-old dishwasher in a Mississippi restaurant. With the freedom and trust given to him in his first job, he happily became more involved with the restaurant, picking up basic cooking skills over time before working his own station. From there, Ozaki’s passion for cooking took root and began to blossom.


    Upon moving back to California in 2007, Ozaki enrolled in culinary school and proceeded to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Management. Since then, he has worked in the culinary industry at a professional capacity for over 15 years, spanning various restaurant styles and occupying operational roles at every level. Chef Ozaki's experience includes flexing his managerial chops at Japanese BBQ giant Gyu Kaku, developing his culinary style as Head Chef at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, leading the menu creation for LA street food brand Dirt Dog, and most recently, operating as Head Chef at renowned sushi chain Katsuya. ⁠


    Phillip Ozaki’s latest venture is Roe Japanese Fusion, which officially launched in September 2021. It is an upscale dining restaurant that elevates the existing hybrid Japanese sushi & steakhouse cuisine and introduces a unique blend of exotic cocktails, whiskey and sake selections. Roe is located centrally within the tight-knit community of Sierra Madre and is adjacent to major affluent suburban cities of San Gabriel Valley. Utilizing the foundation Chef Ungrue constructed while enhancing the existing menu palette through the imagination of our own Chef Phillip Ozaki and his creative blend of flavors, ROE Japanese Fusion is driven to win the hearts of a tight-knit community and exceed the customers’ expectations.


    Website: roefusion.com


    Email: admin@roefusion.com


    Phone: 626-921-0198



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    Music 

    Podcast Intro and Outro Everyday, Jason Farnhmam, YouTube Audio Library 

    Podcast Advertisement I love you, Vibe Tracks, YouTube Audio Library 

    Sour Tennessee Red (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library 

    Dewey, Cheedham, and Howe (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library 

    Film Project Countdown.flac Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Daisy Flores - Tia Gladys social worker

    Daisy Flores - Tia Gladys social worker

    Daisy Flores is the daughter of the manager and cook at Tia Gladys Restaurant in San Gabriel. While growing up helping her father and family with the restaurant she learned a wide array of life skills, without her being entirely conscious of it. While attending college Daisy found a new appreciation for her time growing up at the restaurant with all the ups and downs. Not only can she now recognize the skills that were acquired during that time but she also sees the beauty in how she grew up.
    Though Daisy still helps her father at Tia Gladys she spends the majority of her work time doing what she went to school for, Social Work. As a school social worker she helps teachers, children, and the family get the proper resources needed to grow.
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    Music 

    Podcast Intro and Outro Everyday, Jason Farnhmam, YouTube Audio Library 

    Podcast Advertisement I love you, Vibe Tracks, YouTube Audio Library 

    Sour Tennessee Red (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library 

    Dewey, Cheedham, and Howe (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library 

    Film Project Countdown.flac Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license

    • 53 min
    Paul Le Doux - Part 2: Magic of a soccer ball

    Paul Le Doux - Part 2: Magic of a soccer ball

    Paul was born in Taos, New Mexico, and lived in Eastern Europe for two years from the age of 9. His family then moved to Dubrovnik, Croatia for a year and a half. When Paul was 19 he moved to Los Angeles with the dream of becoming an actor. After a year in the American Academy of Dramatic arts he left acting to become a youth soccer coach. At 30 years old he started his own business teaching children. Paul continues to work with children between the ages of 2 and 16. Paul has started a non-profit organization for underprivileged children. Recently he wrote and self published a children’s book titled 'The Magical Soccer Ball'
    Non-Profit: Better Today Better Tomorrow
    Email: pablitoledoux@yahoo.com

    Phone: 626-376-0684
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    Music 
    Podcast Intro and Outro Everyday, Jason Farnhmam, YouTube Audio Library 
    Podcast Advertisement I love you, Vibe Tracks, YouTube Audio Library 
    Sour Tennessee Red (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library 
    Dewey, Cheedham, and Howe (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library 
    Film Project Countdown.flac Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license

    • 50 min
    Ryan Christiansen - From gunshots to crickets in the night

    Ryan Christiansen - From gunshots to crickets in the night

    Ryan Christiansen is the Self-proclaimed Queen of Direct Response Marketing.

    She was born and raised locally in North East Los Angeles. She is the proud founder and CEO of NINE2FIVE Marketing, a Traditional Marketing Agency. If you have driven down any of the main streets in Los Angles, chances are one of the bus ads you saw, was placed by NINE2FIVE Marketing. As of August 2022, N2F’s clients are on 1/3 of the total buses throughout Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley, and the San Fernando Valley roads.

    With decades of experience, Ryan knows what it takes to run a successful campaign. From Radio to TV, Billboards, Bus ads, and even lead generation, N2F covers the bases. In a world that is constantly growing, and changing, so is Ryan. Ryan is currently expanding  NINE2FIVE’s services, to include a full digital marketing team. A full-service ad agency, providing the ultimate client experience has always been her vision and her passion.

    Ryan's daily inspiration comes from a famous American Country singer and icon, can you guess who?
    Hint: 9to5 (music note)


    Website: NINE2FIVEMARKETING.COM
    Instagram: nine2fivemarketing
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    Music
    Podcast Intro and Outro
    Everyday, Jason Farnhmam, YouTube Audio Library
    Podcast Advertisement
    I love you, Vibe Tracks, YouTube Audio Library
    Sour Tennessee Red (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library
    Dewey, Cheedham, and Howe (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library
    Film Project Countdown.flac Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Brandon Rogers - YouTuber from the law office

    Brandon Rogers - YouTuber from the law office

    Brandon Rogers is an American comedian, actor, director, and writer. He was born on August 3rd, 1988 in Hayward, California. He was fascinated by cinema and acting at a very young age and decided to become an actor around the age of nine. After completing high school, he attended college in San Francisco. Before making his way down to LA, Brandon attended many film festivals in the Bay Area. In 2006 he created his own YouTube channel which has now amassed over 6 million subscribers.
    While Brandon was growing his YouTube channel he worked for the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth (now WarmuthLaw) as their video producer. It was during those years under Scott Warmuth that Brandon found his style of video comedy and that his videos started going viral. As his channel was doing so well Brandon decided to leave the law office and become a full-time YouTuber with the support of his coworkers at the office.
    Today Brandon is not only a YouTuber but also a writer and voice actor for the animated show ‘Helluva Boss.’ In 2023 Brandon will be going on a new comedy tour featuring himself and his characters.
    Linktree: linktree.com/brandonbored
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    Music
    Podcast Intro and Outro
    Everyday, Jason Farnhmam, YouTube Audio Library
    Podcast Advertisement
    I love you, Vibe Tracks, YouTube Audio Library
    Sour Tennessee Red (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library
    Dewey, Cheedham, and Howe (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library
    Film Project Countdown.flac Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Natsumi Saeki - Feeding Ducks: a family business

    Natsumi Saeki - Feeding Ducks: a family business

    Natsumi Saeki is the owner of Ducks Restaurant located in San Gabriel. She is the daughter of founding owners of the restaurant. She went to San Gabriel High School and graduated from Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) with a Bachelor in HealthCare Administration. During her time in school she played basketball and volleyball. After college when it became apparent that her parents needed to rest from the family business, Natsumi took over for them and continues the job of serving the community the food and taste that she, and many of the neighborhood families grew up with.
    Ducks restaurant first opened their doors in May of 1995 to expand the family tradition of ‘feeding the ducks.’ Although they are famous for their Katsu-don, they do offer many traditional Japanese favorites like Tonkotsu Ramen, pork or chicken Cutlet Curry, Udon, Cold Soba, and Shrimp Tempura.

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    Music


    Podcast Intro and Outro
    Everyday, Jason Farnhmam, YouTube Audio Library


    Podcast Advertisement
    I love you, Vibe Tracks, YouTube Audio Library


    Sour Tennessee Red (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library


    Dewey, Cheedham, and Howe (Sting), John Dewey and the 41 Players, YouTube Audio Library


    Film Project Countdown.flac Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

xyt888 ,

Great project

With a storytelling approach to personal and development, both hosts take their listeners on an inspirational, motivational, and educational journey.

VivianLongWen1992 ,

True Life Stories Always Touched Me

Impressive and informative show with nice atmosphere. Listen to the interesting stories of people living in SG valley and take a deep insight of their reflections on life and career. This is my first choice for commute podcast!

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Informative

Great series showcasing individuals and their respective journeys in the San Gabriel Valley. The hosts also have real and genuine chemistry making this an enjoyable listen.