George Meza is an American chef renowned for his contributions to the Hospitality industry. Driven by passion, George strives to craft healthy cuisine using ingredients sourced from farms, gardens, vineyards and fisheries in Northern California’s Redwood region. With his passion for cooking, George strives to make fresh meals using ingredients sourced from local farms, gardens, vineyards and fisheries.
He has been employed in the restaurant industry for many years. With a passion for food and an ambition to make each dish better than its previous, he strives to achieve success every single time.
Early Life and Education
George Mesa spent most of his career as an educator. He began as the principal of an elementary school in Arlington, Arizona before moving on to other positions.
He then served as superintendent for the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson, where he made a name for himself with his leadership abilities and pioneering school administration practices.
George Meza was an inspiring advocate of professional learning communities, inspiring educators and administrators around the country with his words.
He had a deep faith in God and often recited the rosary for comfort. As an affectionate husband, father, grandfather, brother and volunteer in his community, he made sure everyone felt at home.
George Mesza’s career was one of utmost complexity. He built an expansive career in social services, beginning with his Loyola Marymount University degree in Sociology.
He transitioned into mental health treatment and counseling after earning his master’s in social work from California State University, Long Beach. His bilingual skillset as well as leadership in several medical and social service organizations allowed him to make a difference for those in need.
He is now a partner in the firm’s Costa Mesa office, where his practice specializes in tax and estate planning for high-net-worth clients. Additionally, he has extensive expertise advising corporate trustees on trust taxation and administration.
Achievements and Honors
George Meza was an exemplary and esteemed public servant, an outstanding educator, mentor, counselor, as well as a steadfast and loyal friend.
He held many leadership roles within his local community. He served on the Board of Directors for a Scout Troop and as part of Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Board of Education, working to guarantee all students had equal access to education opportunities.
He graduated from the University of Houston in 1966 with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology. Following this, he joined Harris County Adult Probation Department where he served for 24 years until his retirement in 2011.
George Mesa was an inspiring husband, father and grandfather who lived life to the fullest. In his free moments he enjoyed building model cars, surfing and “hanging 10.”
George was married to Carol since 1970 and together, they raised their two sons Damian and Matthew. George was also a proud grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
On Monday, September 10, 2017, a man was shot by an officer while responding to a domestic violence call in Mesa. Police say he brandished a weapon and pointed it at them before being shot. No officers were injured while the woman who was in the vehicle is expected to make it out unscathed.
George Meza reportedly has an estimated net worth of $10 million, which includes his legal matters and sales related to his case.
Meza was found guilty of fraud in April 2013, for his involvement in several schemes that promised high returns.
He presented himself as a wealthy businessman with extensive investing expertise, but misled victims about details and risk. Furthermore, he exaggerated the size of his own investments.
In 2012, Meza met Bob Adams from Renaissance Capital and presented a program that promised an impressive 20-30% return in just a few months.
Meza sought the assistance of his friends to raise money for him. Unfortunately, two men named Thomas George and David Tomlinson lost money to Meza.