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The Pelican Company's Investing Partners
Steele Platt
Steele is the founder of The Yard House Restaurants, LLC and former CEO of the company. He has previously been recognized for his efforts and commitment to the success of Yard House. In return, he was awarded the coveted 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award as well and was named the recipient of the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year from the Orange County Business Journal. 
Since selling the restuarant in 2012, Steel has applied his entrepreneurial skills from the resturant industry to the real estate acquisitions industry. 
Dale Christian
Dale begam his journey in the field of Structural Engineering while still in high school. He was chosen from a field of candidates in his school's "Work Experience Apprentice Program" in 1965 to work for a major Structural Engineering firn in Riverside, cA. He continuously worked for that firm until forming his own company in 1980. A graduate from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, he is a licensed California Civil Engineer dating back to 1977 and 1984 respectively. 
Throughout the history of the firm, Mr. Christian has perosnally designed and overseen every conceivable type of structure imaginable, each with his unique vision and approach. Reinforced by the highest caliber of experienced Structural Engineers, Professional Engineers, Draftspersona and Support staff, he eagerly anticipates the challenges in the future of the Structural Engineering Discipline.
Jason Barschi
Jason co-developed an app-based startup that focuses on creating an exchange network for vacation homes and unused hotel rooms. His background includes creative roles at both Morgans Hotel Group and Starwood Hotels & Resorts as well as consulting work for a Chinese based hotel group. 
Jason received an M.B.A. from The University of Southern California focused on Entrepreneurship. He travels extensively throughout the world and is passionate about film, music, and the hospitality industry.
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