Specializes in the development of accounting and finance systems as well as the structure and execution of operational procedures, contract negotiations, administration of human resource and benefit programs, and infrastructure building. She has served in an executive capacity for over 15 years for Ground Zero Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a strategic regulatory and product development consulting firm.
Ms. Templeton's financial background includes designing and implementing the accounting systems for both OXO Chemie AG (a multinational pharmaceutical corporation) and Interleukin Genetics, Inc., formerly Medical Science Systems, Inc. (a biotechnology firm), in addition to several start-up companies. She has also developed financial auditing systems for clinical trial programs. In addition, Ms. Templeton has been involved with business plan creation and production for M&A and venture capital firms.
I created Kids Give to Kids (Kspire) from my heart because of my own experience of being brought up in foster care and a single-parent home. As a child, I didn't have the choice of the toys that I received from others. Although I was very grateful, I simply had to accept what was given.
Through working with Toys for Tots for five years, I helped collect and distribute thousands of toys and loved every moment of it. The children are always appreciative, but most did not receive what they wanted because they were not picked specifically for them by those that know them.
I feel Kids Give to Kids (Kspire) creates a more personal experience because the receiving child chooses their gift. The sharing child gives their once-loved toy knowing their gift was selected.
I feel so blessed to be where I am today. I hope to show others how easy it is to love complete strangers, not to judge or look down upon anyone, and to give with an open heart.
I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. I think part of that is because of my mother. When I was twelve years old living in Big Bear, my mother would have us make refrigerator magnets. When we were done putting them together with glue and glitter, she would drive me and my brother around town, drop us off at restaurants and businesses, and we would sell each magnet for a dollar.
When I was fifteen years old, I worked my first job for the Boys and Girls Club in Tustin, California. This was my longest job to this day; I worked there for three years. I worked at many restaurants around Orange County, from dish washer to restaurant manager.
By the time I was twenty-one years old, I was a club promoter for a premier hot spot called Hollywood Palladium, located in Los Angeles. I was the only promoter bringing up people from Orange County. I worked with this company for two years before I branched out on my own. Our production company, Indigo, was one of the largest in Orange County. Understand at this time we only had paper and pagers to promote our clubs. No cell phones, internet, Facebook, or other social media platforms. Just pure word-of-mouth marketing.
In the mid-90s, I built a coffee house in Newport Beach called Not Just Java. I was able to build and purchase all the equipment for only $30,000. Building out a 2500-square-foot building that had nothing but four walls, a roof, no bathrooms or upgraded plumbing was a challenging experience. I sold the coffee house two years later.
Then I created my first advertising company called the Entertainment Pocket Booklet. When I was running the night clubs I learned a very important lesson that I have made sure to incorporate into every business I owned - to answer two questions:
1. What does it do for me?
2. How convenient is it to use?
The Entertainment Pocket book fit into your pocket or purse, and the value in savings was based on having over 50 businesses in each booklet with free or discounted coupons. All the booklets were passed out for free through the businesses that were in the booklets, plus locations that just wanted to give something of value away. I built that business after selling the coffee house into eleven cities around Orange County. I sold that business five years later.
Over the years, I have created multiple advertising marketing companies: DryCleanerAds.com, Pizza Box ads, MultiDH.com - the first ever multi-page door hanger that opened up like an accordion, MyCityBooklet.com, TruNetworking.com, Trutextdeals.com, Adsinbag.com, and Printcomembers.com - just to name a few.
I do believe that your cell phone is your eleventh finger, and there is no better advertising platform in the world. With Kspire we will be changing the way companies advertise and market their businesses.
We are just getting started.
Welcome to our community!
I HOPE I CAN INSPIRE YOU