These Hornets mean business

Sac State sparked the entrepreneurial spirit in many an alumnus. Did you know these local enterprises had a Hornet at the helm?


Sleep Train Mattress Centers, Alumnus founder: Dale Carlsen ’84

Evangeline’s Costume Mansion, Alumna founder: Deborah Chausse ’79

Future Automotive Group, Alumnus founder: Steve Pleau ’69


Western Health Advantage, Alumnus founder: Garry Maisel ’80

Herzog Surgical, Alumni founders: Margi ’68 and John Herzog ’68

Blossom Ridge Home Health and Hospice, Alumni founders: Rick Lundsford MBA ’11 and John Saruwatari ’01, MBA’11

StemExpress, Alumna founder: Cate Dyer ’05

Food and Beverage:

Paragary Restaurant Group, Alumni founders: Randy Paragary and Kurt Spataro ’88

La Bou cafes, Alumnus founder: Trong Nguyen ’72

Java City, Alumnus founder: Tom Weborg ’64 F

Fiddyment Farms, Alumna founder: Dolly Fiddyment ’52

Real Estate:

Nehemiah Corp, Alumnus founder: Scott Syphax ’91

Ethan Conrad Properties, Alumnus founder: Ethan Conrad ’89


The Sacramento Observer, Alumnus founder: William Lee

Spare Time athletic clubs, Alumnus founder: Bill Campbell ’67, MBA ’70

Stage Nine Design, Alumnus founder: Troy Carlson ’95

Klick Nation, Alumnus founder: Mark Otero ’99

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