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.




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.





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.




Jessica Whalls Is our Retail Fulfillment and Social Media Specialist. Originally from the Central Coast though she moved to the mid-west for a brief time, but came back because she missed the ocean too much and won’t dare leave it again. When not at work, she's usually running around with her pup, surfing, fishing, or taking a nice camping or surf trip out of town. She also been practicing yoga for two years and training to become a certified instructor. Her other loves include music, classic literature, and horseback riding.




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.

Dave Andrade is our "Second Dave", but more importantly, he is our skilled Embroidery Manager. His close attention to detail allows us to achieve the highest level of quality. Originally from Ventura County, and after living in different parts of the country, Dave moved to the Central Coast to work for Left Coast T-Shirt Company. On his days off he enjoys playing the guitar and bicycling for exercise.





Sam Spevack Another young upcoming 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.










Left Coast T-Shirt Company has taken care of all our screen printing needs for year’s now. They also are a valued tenant which makes it so much more important that we utilize their services. The fact that they take care of us and do superior work and have great products make the connection so much more important for us. They are always our number one choice for screen printing!
Sue Miles
Property Manager Quaglino Properties LLC, San Luis Obispo CA

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