Our Advisors



Vivian Gee is a dreamer of all things possible. She was Head of Asia at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow. She is responsible for selecting leading social entrepreneurs in Asia, and identifying opportunities for them to engage with global decision makers. Vivian has also consulted for non-profits, social enterprises, and small/medium enterprises in South Africa, India, the United States, as well as Indonesia. Vivian holds an MBA from INSEAD in addition to Bachelors and Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.


Lyn Johnson is about creating lasting and meaningful connections. She is passionate about people, hospitality (she is more excited about a pretty table than spending hours in the kitchen), and taking world-changers on trips to foreign places to volunteer their time. Over a 21-year period of time, Lyn built a team of direct sales consultants from just herself to over 2,000 women entrepreneurs.  She is co-founder of the Institute for Innovation, Integration and Impact and is currently focusing on launching a new series of Hospitality Seminars that will be held in exotic international locations. She just became a grandma and is excited to choose an EllieFunDay blankie for the baby.



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Calvina Nguyen is a lifestyle documentary photographer who has a gift for capturing the beauty in life, she can see details that are unseen by others. Her photographs capture movement and emotions that define a moment. She’s not simply capturing faces and things that are bound by the edges of a photograph, but she gives life to time that has passed. She makes EllieFunDay’s stories come alive through her award-winning photography. She has been published and recognized by many mainstream photography institutions for the work that she has contributed. Calvina holds a BA from UC Davis (go Aggies!) in Graphic Design. 




Grace Tong loves systems. Making systems smooth is her forte. As a former biology teacher, wedding consultant, Price Waterhouse Cooper Financial Consultant and home-schooling extraordinaire she brings her multi-faceted mindset to EllieFunDay. Grace holds a BS from UC Davis (go Aggies!) in Microbiology and a MA in Finance from SJSU.