John was born in Coronado, CA and graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing. John started his career with Wallace, a national printing company, and quickly became one of the top sales reps in the country, specializing in Major Account Development. In 2007, Mr. Rubey Co-Founded Square Peg Packaging & Printing, a leading value added packaging and printing company, specializing in the beverage (Beer, Wine, Spirts, Soda, Coffee) markets.
In August of 2014, Square Peg Packaging and Printing was acquired by Saxco International, LLC the market leader in the distribution of rigid packaging for the liquor, wine and beer industries. John currently manages the sales for Saxco’s packaging and printing division for North America.
John and his wife Allie believe in the value of strong relationships and being connected to, and giving back to their community. John and Allie donate time to local non-profits, schools, and other non profit organizations as they actively raise their two young children Alanna, and Chase.
He currently resides in Carlsbad, CA where he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, watching live music, and traveling.
THANK YOU GUESTS, TEAM, SPONSORS & PEERS MEMBERS For The Annual PEERS Network Halloween Party that occurred on 10/29/2016.
It was an unforgettable evening of delectable foods, sensational libations and lively entertainment that will not be forgotten.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE PEERS NETWORK, a 501(c)(3) organization
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Last week, members of the PEERS Network participated in Junior Achievement's PitchFest. During this competition, high school students present to the potential investors for a chance to receive a startup capital toward their companies.
Serving San Diego and San Diego County, Junior Achievement teaches kids how to get a job, start a business, and how to manage money. Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their own economic success through financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
For more information about Junior Achievement, please visit https://www.jasandiego.org/.
This year marks the 10th anniversary for Just in Time for Foster Youth. PEERS has been a dedicated partner for JIT for two years, and in light of this anniversary we have renewed and extended our partnership into the future. Below, PEERS president Bill Malloy with JIT managing directors ahead of the JIT 10th Anniversary Celebration- get involved by clicking here!
The PEERS Network showed it’s continued support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) by taking on the 20th annual San Diego Triathlon Challenge, “the best day in triathlon.” Bill, Brian, Hany, Greg, Derek, Mitch, and Gregg were among the 750 participants in this year’s race, 200 of whom were challenged athletes. The 2012 San Diego Triathlon Challenge raised nearly $1.4 million for the Challenged Athletes Foundation to fund adaptive sports equipment, training and competition expenses for individuals with physical challenges so they can live full and active lifestyles.
We are pleased to announce that through your generosity and continued support, the 4th Annual PEERS Gala benefiting Just in Time for Foster Youth exceeded expectations again. With approximately 400 guests in attendance, we succeeded in raising more than $180,000 to assist transitioning foster youth in the San Diego community – bringing our total raised for Just in Time for Foster Youth to over $300,000. We could not have done it without your help!
These funds will enable JIT to assist hundreds of transitioning foster youth with many basic necessities including food cards, school supplies, first home basics, clothing and transportation.
On behalf of the PEERS Network we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our generous sponsors, guests, vendors, donors and volunteers. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the venue host, Mr. and Mrs. Lerach, the JIT Team and to co-chairs Dan and Jaime Feder.
Photos from the Gala can be viewed from our Facebook page, click here to see more.
Boys to Men gives boys a community of mentors and role models! Boys to Men’s school mentoring program is a community based mentoring model focused on middle school and high school boys at risk of academic failure. Every week groups of dedicated Boys to Men mentors show up at middle schools and high schools to give boys a community of mentors who listen, encourage and believe in them. This approach is drawing high praise from school principals, administrators and teachers for its documented ability to improve boy’s grades, reduce discipline issues and keep boys from dropping out of school.
When we invest in our boys, and support them at this critical time, the payback will last a lifetime!
A formal affair with live and DJ entertainment, live and silent auction items including private villas in the U.S., Canada and Europe, wellness and beauty packages, restaurants and entertainment and many more incredible items to bid on. The finest restaurants and caterers in San Diego are proving food and drinks. The Gala will be taking place on October 13, at the at the stunning La Jolla Grand Estate. More event information can be found here. Make sure not to miss this exclusive event!
Congratulations to our PEERS Network members Reed Caldwell, Chris Rutgers and Chad Ruyle who were all named to San Diego Metro Magazine’s 2011 40 Under 40 honor roll. They join previous 40 Under 40 honorees and PEERS Network members Adam Baker (’10), Trevor Callan (’07) and Malcolm Davies (’07), Hany Girgis (’06).
The PEERS Network spent a day at Father Joe’s Village in downtown San Diego learning about the organization and meeting with the members and board. Father Joe’s mission is to help our neighbors in need. They provide a “Continuum of Care” that promotes a pathway to self-sufficiency and independence. The most amazing thing about Father Joe’s organization is the amazing size and complexity of the services they provide and the real estate they own. The PEERS goal is to help this organization in the different ways that we have influence. We found out during the visit that one of the first and most immediate needs were the need for clothing for people going on job interviews. Since the meeting we have collected over $10,000 worth of clothing that the village members can use when they go on job interviews!
The PEERS Network came together with Biztown to educate kids about business and working together as a team. The McGrath Family JA BizTown is a 10,000 square foot mini-city in which kids discover how free enterprise really works. There are 19 life-size businesses, a non-profit organization and a city hall. Every day, 150 new students become business owners, make financial decisions, explore philanthropy and pay taxes.
Teachers spend four weeks teaching the The McGrath Family JA BizTown curriculum. Students learn principles like economics, good citizenship, and money management. Each business offers the students the opportunity to work as CEO, CFO, or a business specific job. Students apply for the job that interests them. Once they are assigned to a job, students spend time with the other employees in their business to develop their business operating budget, apply for a bank loan, create advertising, and develop their marketing strategies.
After the curriculum has been taught, the students come to The McGrath Family JA BizTown and become “grown-ups” for one day to put into practice all of the principles they have been learning in the classroom. At The McGrath Family JA BizTown, the students are in charge!! Students work in a life-sized interactive city that is designed to reflect San Diego in the businesses, landscape, and architecture. In front of City Hall, the mayor gives a speech reminding the citizens of the laws of The McGrath Family JA BizTown, and encouraging everyone to exercise their civic duty by voting. Students check the business break schedule to know when they are allowed to leave work, visit the bank, and become a consumer in the city.
The PEERS Network came together with the Equinox Center to raise money to ensure a healthy environment, vibrant communities and strong economy for the San Diego Region, Equinox Center researches and advances innovative solutions to balance regional growth with our finite natural resources. The black tie event was held at the historic La Valencia hotel in La Jolla, CA. Over 200 people came together with AARON CONTORER, the founder of the Equinox Center, to try to make a difference together.
Hey guys, I thought you would want to see that our Peers philanthropy efforts don't stop at the US borders. We donated some money to have some wells built for the people of Cambodia that dont have any running water. Some of these families had to walk 1-2 miles just to get water. How lucky we are.
PEERS members spent the day in Del Mar volunteering as surf instructors and mentors for 15 inner-city underprivileged youth from Outdoor Outreach.
Outdoor Outreach is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower at-risk and underprivileged youth to make positive, lasting changes in their lives through comprehensive outdoor programming. Outdoor Outreach programs support underserved youth in San Diego County who are at risk for school dropout, substance abuse, violence and unintended pregnancy. They are the only agency in San Diego and one of just a few in the country to utilize outdoor physical experiences to provide youth with the support, relationships, resources and opportunities they need to become successful adults. Since their founding in 1999, they have taken more than 5,500 youth on over 2,000 outings, including rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing, snorkeling, mountain biking and backpacking.