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 Manager. A Central Coast native with a love for cinnamon rolls, Noemi graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Graphic Communication. When not working, she enjoys the sunny weather while spending time outdoors hiking, taking a stroll on the beach or camping 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 Office Supervisor, 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.




Kristen is a customer service rep here at Left Coast and our resident dog treat provider. She is a Chico State graduate who moved to the area in 2019 for a change of scenery. When she’s not at work you can find her out enjoying a cupcake or petting every dog she comes into contact with. Did we mention that she loves dogs?





Adrian Piña is our skilled graphic designers and Photographers 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!




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.





Lauren Callahan is our Boston-Native production assistant. Although Lauren is our newest production assistant, 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.




The San Luis Obispo Symphony was absolutely thrilled to have Left Coast T-Shirt Company be a sponsor for our Pops by the Sea 2011. Not only were we beautifully attired in our t-shirts, our guests were also clamoring for shirts and we were able to sell them. The orchestra loved having the shirts, as did our staff and volunteers, and it made the entire day so festive to see everyone so colorful. Left Coast T-Shirt Company was fabulous to work with and dependable. We recommend them to everyone who asks!
Leslie A. McKinley
Director of Resource Development San Luis Obispo Symphony, San Luis Obispo CA

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