Who we are 

Faces of Santa Ana was founded by Brian Peterson, an artist from Miami, Florida currently working as a car designer for Kia Motors in Irvine, CA. 

Faces of Santa Ana is a passion project where we set out to befriend and paint portraits of the homeless community in Santa Ana, CA. We then sell the artwork and use proceeds to help in rehabilitating our newfound friends. The mission of Faces of Santa Ana is to locally help those in need in cities around the world while also inspiring and activating creatives and supporters of the movement. We believe that the creativity we’ve been given is meant for the outward pouring of love.

Following Jesus has led us to do His work mentioned in Matthew 25:34-40. We have found great satisfaction and learned a lot about ourselves while helping those in need. This project has also reignited our passion and purpose for the arts and continues to teach us about unconditional and sacrificial love. 





Eli is an associate at Boies Schiller Flexner and represents companies and individuals in a variety of civil and criminal matters. Before joining the firm, Eli served as a law clerk to Hon. Andrew J. Guildford of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and also to Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. During law school, Eli served both on the UCLA Law Review board and on the Moot Court Honors Program board. Eli was selected to be a member of the UCLA Moot Court Honors Program, was a finalist in the Jones Day 1L Moot Court Competition, and volunteered with the Violence Against Women Act Clinic. Eli was a four-year competitor for Stanford University’s NCAA Division 1 Men’s Gymnastics Team earning NCAA Academic All-American honors three times.



Sean Ward, a Senior Vice President for CBRE, specializes in the sale and leasing of industrial properties with a focus on consulting corporations on their global real estate strategy. Mr. Ward exclusively represents both public and private companies on portfolio wide real estate services and has current experience conducting interstate and international real estate transactions. Mr. Ward started his career in commercial real estate in 2003 after graduating with high honors from the University of California at Los Angeles. During his career he has gained valuable experience representing owners and users of industrial and office properties in many diverse markets, market conditions and transaction types. 


Joanna Curgus

Johanna, the CMO of Amusement Park Advertising Agency has been working in marketing for over 30 years. She knew her first semester of college that she wanted to work in marketing and keeps a copy of her Marketing 101 textbook in her office as a reminder of the professor who inspired and challenged her to become a successful, well-rounded marketer.


Crystal Sprague

Crystal, an Account Executive for Funraise is an innovative problem solver with over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector, she is determined to help non-profits find the best solution for their fundraising needs. In Crystal’s prior role as Executive Director of an international non-profit organization she doubled the organization’s annual revenue through fundraising efforts in just 3 years.