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Who We Are 

The Rise Concept is a 501(c) Nonprofit created to serve our community and those needing help to improve their  way of life by providing a resale store for affordable shopping and further supporting the community by using profits to help at-risk youth, survivors of human trafficking, challenged veterans. 

Our MISSION is to create a community hub with volunteer resources providing useful goods and professional services offering a pathway to self-fulfillment supporting those wanting to help themselves.

We serve the North County of San Diego, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, and other surrounding communities through our resale store to make goods available and to utilize the profits as well as other monetary donations to further support people in our community. 

To support our mission we are looking for caring people like you willing to invest their time, experience, and skills.


TERRY NORWOOD, Executive Director

Industry: advocacy for military families and secondary education

Time: 30 years

Entity: National Military Family Association, Poway Unified School District

Education: Bachelor Degree, BIOLA University, Business: Organizational Leadership


TERRI HUNTER, Marketing Director

Industry: Residential Real Estate 

Time: 22 years

Entity: Broker Owner at Hunter West Realty Group

Education: DRS Board of Realtors 2005

DRE License Number: 01315181


LAUREN TABORDA, Admin Director

Industry: Construction Management (CM) and Bookkeeping

Time: CM- 10 years/ Bookkeeping- 1 year

Entity: Construction Management Association of America (CMAA); Design Build Institute of America (DBIA)

Education: Bachelor of Science, Cal Poly, SLO in Construction Management

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