Board of Directors
Shauna is the Founder & President of A Million Thanks and continues to set the vision for the organization!
Michael Fleming recently retired as CEO of Parlour Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants, which he co-founded in 2000. He also does educational and motivational presentations at industry conventions and churches. He is a court certified expert witness in roller and ice skating, family fun center, and restaurants with emphasis on design and operations. Michael has had wide variety of careers including Los Angeles Police Officer, CBS Sports Analyst, owner/developer of multiple roller skating rinks and family fun centers, and as a board member of A Million Thanks since its inception. He lives in Orange, California, with his wife, Robbin, and has four children and one grandchild.
Joe grew up in Florida, Washington DC, and California. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science at UC Santa Clara and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Following law school, Joe served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen, United States District Judge. Since 2008, Joe has worked for the United States Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office, investigating and prosecuting a variety of criminal cases including fraud, public corruption, and violent crime. He is presently the Deputy Chief of the Orange County Office, where he is responsible for supervising federal prosecutions. Joe lives in Newport Beach, California.
Travis attended California State University Fresno, graduating with a degree in Agriculture Business. He is a small business entrepreneur with numerous small businesses in development. He is also an operating partner of Farrell’s restaurants in Southern California. Travis has a deep background in general operations and event planning after spending several years in the hospitality industry, most notably with the Hilton Hotel Brand. He is a member of the National FFA Alumni Association and dedicates numerous hours volunteering with high school students in the FFA organization, coaching contestants in livestock, speaking, and debate. He lives in Upland, California, with his wife Ahlieah, daughter Mackenzi, and two adopted Greyhounds, Luna and Cosmo.
Connor is a socially conscious business owner who founded his first company at the age of 12 and grew it to the point of acquisition. Connor’s area of expertise is technology and software solutions and he has custom built these solutions for companies in many industries including Financial Services, Telecommunications and Energy. Connor’s technology company, under the McCarl Holdings Inc. umbrella, operates off of referrals only and he is often sought after for how he leverages technology to build scalable, profitable businesses. Connor is well-known for his crystal clear communication style and his ability to make everyone feel as if they matter. In addition to his technology company, he also is a founder or owner of additional companies in the telecommunications sales space, oil and gas data analytics space and a boutique investment firm. Born and raised in Colorado, Connor splits his time between Southern California and Colorado and thoroughly enjoys being outdoors. Connor’s mission is to make a lasting positive difference in the world.
Justin was born and raised in Ventura, CA and has always been a leader within his community. He attended San Diego State University and received his degree in Liberal Studies and his K-8 teaching credentials. Justin’s first experience in the public spotlight came when he was on the Ventura Unified School Board as a young man. After several years of teaching, he was recruited into the beverage sales sector and has had the privilege to work at a number of well-known players in the industry. Justin currently is the Director of Military & Convenience Stores for Ballast Point Brewing and absolutely loves his role and his daily interaction with top U.S. Military leaders all around our nation and world! Family is the most important aspect of Justin’s life and he resides in San Clemente, CA with his beautiful wife Kirsten and his two amazing daughters Ellery and Emerson. Rounding out the family is his golden retriever Charley and chihuahua Coco. Justin is a proud American and his personal mission is to say thank you to every member of our Armed Forces that he meets.