About Project Boon
Project Boon, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. We act as the organizing force behind a host of events every year, and while assisting the underserved is one of our primary achievements, we are also proud to:
Show people the power they have to change the lives of others and how to use this knowledge.
Offer a meaningful experience to the beneficiaries, participants, donors, and sponsors of events and create a lasting sense of community following these events.
Engage professionals, executives, and companies, demonstrating the human impact of their business contributions.
Chris Suchánek is the CEO at Firm Media, managing partner at CASKS Restaurant group and co-founder of Project Boon. He defines himself as a social entrepreneur and enjoys being connected to others. Project Boon is his opportunity to give back a little of what has been given to him and his wife, Karina Suchánek. He believes that Project Boon is a vehicle for all of us to leave a small dent in the world we live in by making life a little better for others and helping people reach their goals and achieve their dreams wherever possible. Chris’ underlying principle is that the receiver of the gift is the gift to the giver and that those at Project Boon are the ones who are blessed by the people who attend our events and receive our services.
Ana Karina Suchánek
Ana Karina Suchánek was born in Mexico in a small town south of Jalisco (Tuxpan). She had a very simple and happy childhood with her two siblings – an older brother and younger sister. She earned a degree in International Business and then moved to the United States in 1998. Becoming a General Manager a few months after she started in the restaurant industry, she became a restaurant owner in 2008. Eventually, she met the man she shares her life with and together they love to travel, read, journal and exercise in the morning.
Ana Karina is the President of Casks Restaurant Group, Hitch ‘N’ Post Catering Inc. and co-founder of Project Boon. She helped found Project Boon because is passionate about helping individuals in need and believes that everyone has an inherent desire to give back and leave their mark on society. She believes in creating value for the community through each program Project Boon supports.
Karla Duarte is the Development Coordinator at Project Boon as well as Administrative Assistant for Firm Media and Casks Restaurant Group. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Karla has a background in French language, holistic nutrition, and fitness. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, and using essential oils.
Ana Yanci Hinojosa Alvarez
Dr. Eileen Shoals
Louise Suchanek has been a realtor and entrepreneur for the past 6 years. She is a mother of 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Besides spending time with her family, Louise enjoys giving back to the community through dedicated service. As a member of the Project Boon board, she does her very best to remain flexible and meet the immediate needs of the non-profit to achieve the goals at hand. This ranges from collecting canned goods and shredding turkeys to rallying donations from friends and family. She supports Project Boon because the team is made up of people that care about others and are connected to the community in the right ways – Ways that make a true impact.
Melissa Perez is a Realtor and marketing professional with over 15 years of marketing experience, and a lifelong student in the art of communication. She was raised in the Coachella Valley and is a proud alumni of the University of California, Riverside. She enjoys researching real estate trends and housing market data to educate her buyers and sellers so they can make an informed decision. As the daughter of immigrants, and a first generation, Mexican-American, Melissa gained her passion for helping others from hearing stories of her Grandmother who would often invite travelers and homeless people into her home for a warm meal. Through her family history, Melissa learned that it is not just about feeding people, it is about giving them the confidence to hope for tomorrow. In her opinion, Project Boon is at it’s a core, a vessel of kindness, and through action, says “yes, you matter!”
Angelica is the Executive Director of the Lewis-San Antonio Healthy Communities Institute. She is a health and human services professional with over 25 years’ experience working in human services, public health, local government, and technology. She is a southern California native and is alumni from Cal Poly Pomona and Loma Linda University. Angelica enjoys bringing her skills and experience to help make a difference in the lives of young people so that they can change the world. She sits on many community boards but finds that Project Boon is special as she sees the direct results of their work in her surrounding communities. Angelica’s mother taught her that by giving back, goodness always returns to you. It’s something she continues to pass on. Angelica enjoys traveling, experiencing food, culture, and history wherever she goes. She finds it important to see how others have live, as she believes we can always learn from each other.
Our General Counsel
Brian McMahon is an attorney in the Los Angeles area who was admitted to practice law in California in July 1990. Brian has developed his law practice and employment in the areas of consumer advocacy and compensation, typically helping those who have been injured or damaged by large corporations or unfair business practices. Brian has also been engaged in various transactional engagements for small business entities and companies including LLC’s, S-corporations, family trusts and non-profits.