President – Stephanie Wu email@example.com
Stephanie was born in Hawaii and raised in Taiwan. She received her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology at University of California, San Diego. She spent many years in academia and the biotechnology industry where she focused on stem cell replacement therapy. In her free time, she enjoys going on scenic hike with her maltipoo Chili, practicing Vinyasa yoga, and cooking mama Wu’s Taiwanese dishes. In addition, she is committed to winning this season’s trivia tournament with her fellow TAPpers.
Treasurer – Jimmy Chen
Jimmy works as a mortgage real estate professional in San Diego. He has been in San Diego since middle school in the Carmel Valley Area. He enjoys outdoor activities such as basketball and tennis. He graduated from UCSD in Management Science, and has worked in the financial industry for over 5 years. He has been living in San Diego for over 10 years and is really familiar with the San Diego Area.
Eric W. Ching is an attorney that practices real estate law and business law. Mr. Ching started his career vastly different than other attorneys. Since graduating and passing the bar, Mr. Ching has worked as an associate litigation associate handling various real estate litigation matters. Even before reaching his six month of practicing law, Mr. Ching was selected to second-chair a complex real estate trial in Los Angeles representing and defending a multinational escrow/title company against a multimillion dollar lawsuit. After a hung jury, this case eventually settled for a favorable amount for the client.
Since then, Mr. Ching has handled two complex arbitrations: one representing a multimillion dollar real estate investment and management company. The other representing an international business company dispute which resulted in a $4.85 million settlement.
So far in Mr. Ching’s career, Mr. Ching has negotiated and settled several lawsuits for a total of more than $500 million. Mr. Ching currently represents small business and real estate investors on various transactional issues. He works with many small private real estate landlords on landlord-tenant issues.
Mr. Ching is an active member of San Diego’s community. He is a board member of Taiwanese American Professionals of San Diego; a board member of San Diego Chinese Attorney’s Association; and a member of the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Ching actively participates in the local community by hosting informational seminars on real estate investment, landlord-tenant law, and business law.
Membership Chair – Roger Ku
Roger is a Marketing Programs Manager at Hewlett-Packard where he manages marketing campaigns for commercial printers in the U.S. market. Prior to HP, Roger worked in supply chain management at Intel where he did product planning for their Solid State Drive business. He received his B.S. in Managerial Economics from UC Davis and his MBA from UC Irvine’s Merage School of Business. Originally from Sacramento, Roger loves to travel, try new restaurants, and root for his hometown Sacramento Kings.