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 & son Everett, 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.

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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.


Zach Smith

Digital Design Manager
 

At Apolis, Zach is responsible for the creating and maintaining of all digital assets. Born and raised in Texas, Zach holds a BA in Humanities, and MA in Intercultural Studies and an MBA in International Economic Development. Zach enjoys biking and spending time with friends, preferably by a pool.

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Brad Otts

Corporate Sales
 

Brad Otts oversees all Corporate and Hospitality sales for Apolis. Previously, he spent almost ten years as part of the founding team at TOMS leading the US Wholesale sales team. In addition to managing his own showroom for the last 9 years, working with social & cause driven sector, he is also a partner in a technology company start up. He is a husband, dad to three kids & loves cycling, triathlons, recording music, cooking, drinking wine & mentoring other entrepreneurs. brad@apolisglobal.com


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.


Danny Quesada

Retail & Service Operations 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.

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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.


Benny Quinonez

Visual Merchandising Manager
 

Benny helps run the day to day tasks at Apolis: Common Gallery. He has years of experience in customer service and personal styling with J.Crew. Benny Grew up in Salt Lake City Utah and went to Concordia University to study history and compete in Lacrosse. Recently, Benny moved to LA and in his off time he enjoys photography, food, and music.

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Carlos Cardenas

Assistant Retail & Office Manager
 

Carlos helps the day-to-day operations at the Apolis: Common Gallery in Los Angeles' Art District. He holds a BA in international business from Cal Poly Pomona. Aside from his passion for menswear he enjoys playing soccer as well as making music.

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Spencer James

Lead Retail Stylist & Media Assitant
 

Spencer helps run the day to day operations at Apolis: Common Gallery. He recently graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Chapman University. He has 3 years experience working in retail and corporate fashion environments for companies like JCrew and St. John Knits. When he's not getting frothy in the Common Gallery, he's reading about politics and listening to music.

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Caleb McClure

Brand Associate
 

Caleb helps run the day to day operations at Apolis: Common Gallery in the Arts District. He holds a BA in Business with an emphasis in Finance from Henderson State University. He grew up in Arkansas, and lived in Dallas, TX, before moving to Los Angeles. In addition to his interest in fashion, he enjoys music, film, exploring LA, and spending time with friends and family.

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Yves Muya

Brand Associate
 

Yves helps with day-to-day operations at Apolis: Common Gallery in the Arts District. He graduated with a BA in Media and Communications at the university of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban South Africa and got a full ride scholarship to Claremont colleges. He was born in Congo and grew up in five countries including a refugee camp in Malawi. He is passionate about film and music, as well as advocating for social justice through storytelling.

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Crystal Gooding

Brand Associate
 

As a brand associate at Apolis, Crystal is in charge of providing top customer service and maintaining client communication on a day to day basis. Crystal has 5 years of experience working for different retailers including Burberry and Rag and Bone. When she is not in Apolis: Nomad Market inside Wythe Hotel she can be found in Barnes and Nobles reading books and drinking coffee.


Brenner Thomas

Communications Advisor
 

Brenner Thomas, a co-founder of The Lead PR, a communications firm, is a media insider with a talent for creating messages that differentiate and drive awareness. He has years of experience directing publicity programs for global and national consumer and fashion brand. Thomas' savvy approach is supported by a previous career in journalism. He was a staff reporter at fashion industry bibles DNR and WWD covering the apparel and retail market extensively.


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.