High Tide Global Board of Directors
Hazel Ortega is a psychologist, a vocational expert, a successful entrepreneur, and an acclaimed public speaker for her course The
Mastery of Miracles.
Born into poverty and raised with her four sisters in a one-bedroom apartment in then gritty Echo Park, L.A., Hazel grew up seeing her
parents go in and out of the justice system and identified with the local Eighteenth Street gang that ruled her block.
Hazel was a high-school dropout working in the Los Angeles court system when the judge who was her supervisor became the first of the
“Pushy Angels” she credits for inspiring her to achieve and encouraging her to complete her Associate’s degree, then her Master’s Degree.
Heidi is a multi-optioned screenwriter and has worked in the field of Wilderness Therapy as a Family Coordinator.
As a single mother of three, Heidi realizes the value of a healthy mindset and empowerment, set to remove the stigma around mental health.
ELBERT IRVING IV
A man of his hometown Los Angeles, Elbert seeks to bring the joy and stability of his family and community to people everywhere.
Though his family lived in modest circumstances in Los Angeles, his mother and father were the solid rock that led to him studying film at Cal State Los Angeles—close to home, because there was no need to leave.
He is proud of his African-American heritage and committed to sharing with all the warmth and generosity that he learned in the neighborhood where he was raised.