Our Team

Shea Parton

Brand Director/CEO (Partner)

Shea Parton has run the day-to-day operations of the business in downtown Los Angeles since Apolis became a full-time project in 2007. He controls the master schedule and designates internal roles. Shea also oversees advocacy projects, the journal and key brand relationships. He holds a BA in business with a concentration in entrepreneurial finance from Point Loma University. Shea enjoys spending time with his wife Mary, reading, cycling and surfing.



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Raan Parton

Creative Director (Partner)

Raan oversees all branding and creative strategy for Apolis. He also takes care of product development with regard to design, fabric sourcing, and fit. Raan holds a BA in organizational communications from Point Loma University. Raan enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsay, cycling and surfing.



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Shea Foley

COO (Partner)

Starting out in the family construction business, Shea Foley carried over the unmatchable work ethic he learned from his dad to set a standard of excellence for Apolis. He is the backbone of the brand, managing production and operations. He holds a BA in business with a concentration in entrepreneurial finance from Point Loma University. Shea enjoys spending time with his wife, Brooke, playing soccer, and surfing. (Learn More)

Jeremy Davis

VP Global Sales

Jeremy oversees our global wholesale program. Previously, he spent ten years managing his own showroom and eight years building the boutique division of New Balance with J.Crew, Nordstrom, Barneys, and many other large scale retailers. Outside of being a husband to his wife and a dad to three boys, he and his family love hitting the gym.

Daniel Curran

Design and Marketing Manager

Daniel is responsible for communicating the brand's story and maintaining the design aesthetic across multiple channels (web, product, film, and retail). He oversees all marketing campaigns, print design, and technical product development. He lives in a quiet Silver Lake neighborhood with his wife, Mercedes, taking enjoyment in the stories to be discovered through reading, music, traveling, and friends.

Stephen Tims

Operations Manager

Stephen moved to Los Angeles after earning a BS in the biological sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. At Apolis, Stephen works alongside the production team, managing the daily operations of wholesale distribution and ecommerce logistics. His interests include backpacking, food, and music.

Maricel Loyola

Accounting Manager

Maricel manages the accounting for the Apolis team. She keeps the finances organized and handles the bookkeeping. Her work experience spans from operations at Tiffany & Co. to production and finance for apparel brands such as Joie and Forever 21. Raised in scenic San Francisco, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, new culinary experiences, and conversations over coffee.

Marc Kohlbry

Logistics Manager

Marc assists in the day to day operations alongside the production and logistics team.

Ricky Chan

Creative Adviser

Ricky assists us with creative advising in developing our marketing initiatives for our ecommerce website. Ricky and his wife, Carrie, are a Los Angeles-based creative duo known as Object-Matter, currently residing in Mount Washington.(Learn More)

Danny Quesada

Service Manager

Danny manages the day to day operations at Apolis: Common Gallery. He has years of experience with companies such as Original Penguin and J. Crew, specializing in visual merchandising and sales. He has a passion for menswear and an eye for detail. Earlier this year he moved to Pasadena with his wife Katie. He enjoys running, drumming, and music.

Milton Smith

Brand Associate

Milton assists with sales and merchandising at Apolis: Common Gallery. Born and raised near Los Angeles, Milton is a senior at the University of San Francisco where he studies U.S. history with a focus on cultural history. His mission at the Common Gallery is to provide people with the best possible experience of the Apolis brand. Milton enjoys traveling, photography, soccer, and spending time with friends.

Jonah Blossom

Website Architect

Jonah makes the Apolis online presence work, taking the brand vision and making it a reality. He writes the code and maintains the servers powering the website and online store and keeps everyone up-to-date on all the intricacies of internet technologies. Jonah studied both engineering and design and rides his vintage road bike to work every day.

Chris Blough

Advocacy Manger

After studying Political Science at the University of Mary Washington in his home state of Virginia, Chris moved to LA to pursue a master’s degree in urban planning. At Apolis, Chris’ goal is to apply his knowledge of policy and development in ways that best serve the brand’s commitment to building communities. Outside of Apolis, Chris enjoys spending his time exploring LA or playing video games.

Tu Pham

Art Director (Partner)

Born and raised in Da Nang, Vietnam; Tu's family moved to Florida in 1975, shortly after the war. She studied at both the University of Central Florida and the University of California Santa Barbara, taking classes in communications and photography where she eventually discovered her true passion for design. She received her BA in Art Studio with a focus on photography. (Learn More)

Scott M B Gustafson

Architectural Designer

Scott is the Principal of MAISON ORION, a multi-faceted design studio based in Los Angeles, CA, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University. While primarily engaged in the design of buildings, his focus is rather on questions of life and what qualities make for a graceful and uplifting habitat for human beings. Scott designed the Apolis: Common Gallery in the Arts District of Los Angeles.