From The California Native Newsletter:
Our 20th Anniversary!!
By Lori Klein
Climbing Ayer’s Rock, in the heart of the Australian outback,
Lee Klein, my dad, contemplated his life thus far. Dad, an MBA, had spent
the last two decades serving as a corporate manager and college professor.
Prior to that he traveled quite a bit, first with the U.S. Navy, then
roaming around the world on his own—an adventure which included
living in the temples of India and Nepal, hitchhiking across the deserts
of Iraq and Iran, and working passage on a banana boat in the Persian
As he ascended the sandstone monolith, he began to question the “American
Dream.” Was he really happy with his career? He decided that if
you are not having fun, then you are probably doing the wrong thing.
Money is not the real measure of success—enjoying what you
are doing is. And if at the same time you can bring enjoyment to other
people, then you are truly successful.
Shortly after returning home, Dad put the corporate world and campus
behind him and founded The California Native. That was back in 1983.
Now we are celebrating our 21st year, but we never lost sight of the
goals which Dad set back in 1983—to have fun and bring enjoyment
to our clients by providing excellent service at reasonable prices. Happy
Anniversary, California Native!!