Who We Are

Professional volunteers living in San Diego who aim to create a collaborative spirit among the Brazilian community, assist the professional and personal development and growth of Brazilian immigrants, and promote Brazilian culture in the United States.

Mission

Our mission is to support projects focused on promoting Brazilian culture, encourage entrepreneurship and connection among members of the Brazilian community in Southern California, and offer free services that benefit the professional and personal growth of Brazilian immigrants in Southern California.

Vision

To be the main meeting place and support point for Brazilians and enthusiasts of our culture in Southern California.

Administrative Council

Jamile Storck | Chair

Born in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, Jamile has a degree in International Relations and has been selling and investing in real estate in San Diego and other states for 11 years. She is the founder of the Portal Brazil USA and a founding partner of a business solutions and digital marketing company.

Elaine Bertolo | Vice Chair

Paulista, graduated in Business Administration from FAAP in São Paulo. She has worked since the age of 17 in the graphic industry in Brazil as a graphic designer and marketing director. She came with her family to San Diego in 2016 and today she owns Minuteman Press Kearny Mesa, an American franchise for printing, marketing and promotional products.

Ana Tramontina | Secretary

Born in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Ana has an MBA degree and over 10 years of experience in Project and Business Management. She moved to San Diego in 2019 and since then has been working on projects to support the Brazilian community. She is currently a Business Administrator in a project management company and a partner at Grow Business Solutions.

Horacio (Toco) Coutinho | Director of Communications​

Toco is an architect of stories, both their own and collective. Business Consultant, Personal Development Mentor, Project Manager, Writer and Chef. Among the demonstrations of recognition of his work, he received an honor from the UN for his developed Social Projects, the Top Marketing Award from ADVB and the Columnists Brasil Award for Advertising. He studied Architecture and Urbanism, and Advertising. He also has an MBA in Marketing, a postgraduate degree in Political Sociology and certifications in Project Management, and The Science of Hapiness. He moved to San Diego in 2018 where he transformed his pace of life and continues to work to build projects, promote communities and connect people.

Ale Sanches | Treasure

Brazilian, born in São Paulo, Ale has a degree in Business Administration and a postgraduate degree in Controllership. The secretary has experience in banking and customer service. She has lived in San Diego, California for 21 years. Mother of 3, she volunteers at schools and runs a group for Spanish-speaking families. Today, she is the founder of an events company, organizes venues, and is a partner in a marketing and business solutions company.