Left Coast T-Shirt Company - Meet Our Staff

David Whitaker started Left Coast T-Shirt Company, his second business, in early 2003. He started his first business, an ecommerce company, in 1999 while simultaneously studying computer science and working as a programmer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. A desire to save on printed apparel for his existing company led him to begin his own screenprinting operation which eventually moved to the forefront. David sold his first business, the ecommerce company, in 2006, after simultaneously running both companies for three years. He then turned all of his focus to operating Left Coast T-Shirt Company. As with most residents of San Luis Obispo, he does whatever he can to find some time outdoors. In fact, on any given day off he may be found scuba diving, rock climbing, swimming, biking, running, or traveling.

David is also a graduate of Leadership SLO, class 17, and an active participant and volunteer at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.

Noemi Vargas joined our team as a Customer Service Assistant, but quickly worked her way up to Customer Service Supervisor and now Customer Service Manager. A Central Coast native who never wants to leave the area, Noemi graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Graphic Communication. When not working, she enjoys the beautiful SLO weather while being outdoors, hiking, taking a walk on the beach, and watching a good movie with family and friends.

 

 

 

Danielle Hoppa Born and raised in San Diego, Danielle Hoppa has been with our company since February of 2015. Before becoming a talented Customer Service Representative, Danielle enjoyed playing the trumpet throughout middle and high school. She was even a drum major her senior year of high school! She also enjoys family movie nights, baking, listening to music, and spending the holidays with her loved ones.

 

 


 

Keith Butler is one of our Customer Service Representatives and has been with the company since July 2016. Keith recently moved from Tehachapi to beautiful San Luis Obispo. He enjoys spending his free time with his two young children and wife. He loves listening to music as well as attending concerts, running, camping and generally being outdoors.

 

 

 

 

Lauren Callahan is our Boston-Native customer service representative. Although Lauren is our newest sales rep, she’s already made a big impact at Left Coast. When she’s not here she loves to practice her art, enjoy live music, and take advantage of the Central Coast trails and beaches. You will always find her wearing a smile and having a good time.

 

 

 

 


 

Jessica Whalls is our fulfillment and customer service representative. She helps oversee any retail and wholesale orders as well as provides customer service outside of our usual Left Coast customers. Outside of work, you can usually find her running around at the beach with her pup, fishing, hiking the SLO trails or studying.

 

 

 

 

 

Adrian Piña is one of our skilled graphic designer and Photographer here at Left Coast. Born and raised in Los Osos, Adrian moved to Long Beach to attend college and graduated with a 4.0 GPA as the salutatorian of his class. He has since moved back to the Central Coast and has two beautiful children. He is passionate about all things skateboarding-including skateboard art!

 

 

 

 

Evan LaForce In June of 2015, we were lucky enough to have Evan LaForce join our team as a Graphic Designer. Originally from Santa Rosa, Evan moved to beautiful San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly. He loves the outdoors, listening to music and working out. He is also an avid golfer and self-proclaimed pick-up-basketball MVP. He hopes to eventually move to the big city to pursue bigger ventures in Graphic Design, Marketing and Apparel Design.

 

 

 

Christie Greening is our screenprinting manager. With over twenty years of experience in screenprinting, she personally oversees all print production and print staff. Christie initially moved to the central coast of California for college and it was here that she discovered a passion for printing. She joined Left Coast T-Shirt Company in its youth, bringing with her hands-on experience and expertise. When not working, she is likely to be found playing volleyball. And being an avid hiker and camper, Christie loves to take advantage of the natural beauty of San Luis Obispo County.

Sam Spevack Our highly seasoned printing press operator here at Left Coast, Sam is SLO raised and Life long resident. On his free time Sam enjoys play guitar, listening to music, playing golf and time with his animals.
 

 

 

 

 


 

John Carter is an upcoming printing press operator here at Left Coast, and loves Downtown SLO. If he’s not here working diligently to make sure he is outputting high-quality prints, you can find him supporting the local downtown businesses, eating good food or at Santa Rosa Park hitting the Skate Park and shooting some hoops.
 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Rivera is one of our newest printing press operator trainees. Having worked as a production assistant for over a year, he’s catching on quickly to the responsibilities of a press operator. An avid surfer and fisherman, he’s usually spending his evenings and weekends catching waves in Pismo or fishing his favorite beaches for dinner.
 

 

 

 

 

I have relied on Left Coast T-Shirt Company's design services for years now and I am always amazed by the quality, speed, and customer service of the company. I have gone to them for every sorority t-shirt, tank top, and tote bag ordered in my 3 years at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The staff is professional and efficient and I am always pleased with the quick turnaround. I love that Left Coast is local and easy to contact, and genuinely cares about their customers. I highly recommend them!
Jackie Gragnola
Chi Omega, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo CA

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