Real Time Employment Dashboard

The best way to help people get back on their feet is by helping them find suitable jobs that will enable their return to independent living.  

Sunbreak Ranch will have a Real Time Employment Dashboard on-site to help residents locate jobs and job training opportunities around the county.  The Dashboard will have Sunbreak representatives on hand to assist residents in their searches. 

Employers throughout the county will be encouraged to offer jobs and job training opportunities for Sunbreak’s residents via our Real Time Employment Dashboard.  The vast majority of San Diegans are people of goodwill who genuinely want to help our homeless brothers and sisters.  Offering jobs (large and small) will be a great way to help.

Founders Team

George Mullen (Principal of — native San Diegan

Brian Caster (CEO of A-1 Self Storage) — native San Diegan

Bill Walton (NBA legend and Hall-of-Famer) — native San Diegan

Richard Bailey (Mayor of Coronado) — native San Diegan

Rick Sweeney (retired business owner) — native San Diegan

Ester Araujo (concerned citizen) — near-native San Diegan

Tom Sudberry (Chairman of Sudberry Properties) — 56 year San Diegan

Jack McGrory (CEO of La Jolla MJ Management LLC and City Manager for City of San Diego, 1991 – 1997) — 49 year San Diegan

Larry Turner (2024 San Diego Mayoral Candidate + San Diego Police Officer + Lt. Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, retired) – native Californian

Laura Lothian (Vice Mayor + Councilmember, City of La Mesa, 2021 – Present) — 25 year San Diegan

Robert Brewer (U.S. Attorney for Southern District of California, retired) — 44 year San Diegan

Kevin Faulconer (Mayor, City of San Diego, 2014 – 2020) – 38 year San Diegan

David Lundin (President of Love Balboa Park, Inc.) — 67 year San Diegan

San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) — Established in 1953

Robert Rauch (local hotel owner) — 34 year San Diegan

Colonel Patrick J. Gough (U.S. Marine Corps, retired + CEO of Poseidon Consulting) — 42 year San Diegan

California Restaurant Association — San Diego Chapter

Ric & Michele Davy (CEO of Davy Architecture) — 44 year San Diegans

Jim Desmond (Supervisor of San Diego County District 5) — 40 year San Diegan

Rebecca Jones (Mayor of San Marcos) — native San Diegan

Joel Anderson (Supervisor of San Diego County District 2) — 45 year San Diegan

East Village Doer’s — Downtown San Diego

Steve Cohen (Mass Media Executive) — 20 year San Diegan

Dee Snow Lang (Real Estate Development) — 47 year San Diegan

Terrence R. Caster (Founder of The Caster Group) — 55 year San Diegan

Lisa Damiani (President of Damiani Law Group) — 38 year San Diegan

Casey Gwinn (San Diego City Attorney, 1996-2004) — 37 year San Diegan

Ryan Keim (Deputy Mayor of City of Oceanside) — native San Diegan

David Ferguson (Goldman Ferguson Partners LLC, retired) — 48 year San Diegan

Joan Wojcik (Former President of East Village Residents Group, EVRG) — 28 year San Diegan

Mike Furby (President of Marathon Construction Corp + Lakeside Land Company) — native San Diegan

Jeff Bradley (Sudberry Properties) — 56 year San Diegan

Mary Pappas (Owner of Athens Market Taverna) — 62 year San Diegan

Phil Monroe (Captain, U.S. Navy, retired and Coronado City Councilperson, 2000 – 2008) — 35 year San Diegan

Cathy Kenton (Business & Property Owner, CPG member) — 54 year San Diegan

Bill Protzmann (Founder of Music Care, Inc.) — 13 year San Diegan

Susan Lankford (Founder of Humane Exposures) — 39 year San Diegan

Eric Nemoseck (Founder of SD CAN DO, representing 36 downtown HOA’s) — 20 year San Diegan

Phil Jelsma (Partner at CGS3 plus Adjunct Professor at USD School of Law) — 37 year San Diegan

Ted Hillock (Land Broker) — 51 year San Diegan

Cindy & Martin Blair (Owners of Kansas City Barbecue / Top Gun Bar) — 40 year San Diegans

Donald Daley Jr. (President of California Commercial Asphalt, LLC) — native San Diegan (4th generation)

Wayne Strickland (Captain of Coronado Fire Dept, retired) — 60 year San Diegan

Steve Andrade (Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of A.O. Reed & Co.) — native San Diegan

Buck Bennett (small business operator) — 45 year San Diegan

Robert Semmer (retired attorney) — 40 year San Diegan

Ben Wood (Managing Director, C3 Risk and Insurance) — native San Diegan

Jonathan Benet (C3 Risk and Insurance) — native San Diegan

Flori & Sam Williams (Business Owners) — native / near native San Diegans

Rudy Ramirez (Chula Vista city councilman emeritus) — native San Diegan

Tom Verburgt (retired tech entrepreneur / real estate investor) — 10 year San Diegan

Lynn & Peter Hamilton (real estate broker / retired business owner) — 43 year San Diegans

Mike Lewis (retired business owner) — 30 year San Diegan

Peter Shenas (Principal of Ariston Services Group, LLC) — native San Diegan

Bob Link (Community Group Executive) — 25 year San Diegan

Scott Aurich (Broker Associate of Pacific / Sotheby’s International Realty) — 36 year San Diegan

Bill Bidermann (President of BK Associates) — 17 year San Diegan

Pauline Lim-Endresen (Business Owner) — 21 year San Diegan

Chuck Abdelnour (San Diego City Clerk Emeritus, 1977 – 2005) — 68 year San Diegan

Dan Quirk (Del Mar City Council Member) — 14 year San Diegan

Spread the Message via Email

The key to successfully TAKE BACK SAN DIEGO is by spreading the message.  Doing so is easy, free, and quick to accomplish:

The email addresses for our elected leaders, media, and such are listed below.  Feel free to copy and paste their addresses into your individual email, and then draft a paragraph or two using your own words. 

Sample Email


Subject: Sunbreak Ranch is the Answer

Dear Mayor Gloria,

Sunbreak Ranch is the answer to solving the homeless humanitarian crisis that is ravaging our streets, canyons and public parks, and also making life and business difficult for all of us.

Are you speedily pursuing the implementation of Sunbreak Ranch?  If so, when will it happen?  If not, why not?  And what is your alternative plan that is better?


Jane Sample

Email Addresses for Our Elected Leaders, Media and Such

Please copy, paste, and email as you see appropriate.

Rick Sweeney

Richard Sweeney

Richard Sweeney is a retired business owner, native San Diegan and resident of La Mesa, California.  He has lived in the Severin Grossmont Hills community since 1988 with his wife, Patricia, and their two children.  With an extensive graphics background, combined with a passion for history and writing, creating La Mesa’s Severin Grossmont Hills and Vicinity book brought an appreciation for the place he calls home and neighbors he calls friends.

Real Time Shelter Dashboard

At present, there is not a real-time dashboard displaying the number of total beds available by bed type and location, with easily accessible contact information.  One of the first steps to meaningfully address the homelessness issue is to create a real-time dashboard. This will enable the county to serve as a clearinghouse that individual cities can contract with to connect homeless individuals with available resources.

According to the most recently reported Point-In-Time count of 2022, of the nearly 18,000 beds available in San Diego county for various shelter programs, supportive housing and permanent housing, occupancy ranged approximately from 70% – 85%.  This means that on any given night, roughly 2,700 – 5,400 beds go unoccupied.  This while our streets and canyons are teeming with tents and people suffering.

A real-time dashboard at Sunbreak Ranch would assist homeless outreach teams connect homeless individuals with the available resources in real-time.  

Source: data under 2022 year