Owner, District Executive

Kyle Lopes

Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Kyle is commonly known as the “Million Dollar Student.” Kyle began working here upon graduating from Los Gatos High School with the goal of graduating debt-free from college. He broke the all-time company record for student sales in a year in 2016 and again in 2017, personally generating over $525,000 in revenue. Kyle attended Columbia University in New York City where he played ice hockey and graduated cum laude in 2020 with a degree in International Relations. He earned a record nine All-American Scholarship awards, granted to the top 50 students out of over 20,000. He placed #1 overall four times. He is the first and only student in Cutco’s 74-year history to reach the Hall of Fame before graduating with over $1,000,000 in personal sales.

After graduation, Kyle was promoted into management and opened the San Francisco/Marin County district. The team immediately broke the all-time record for summer, fall, and spring sales and became the first organization to generate over $1 million in revenue in their first 8 months open. The Precipice Ventures organization promoted two new managers in 2021 to run their own branches and generated another $1.25 million. In 2022 Kyle was promoted to take over the San Jose district for the company and led the team to their third consecutive national title. Kyle is passionate about helping to develop future leaders through the same opportunity that has given him the chance to grow into one of America’s top young professionals.

North Bay
Executive Manager

Cora LaVette

Born and raised in the North Bay, Cora loves animals and cuisine. After graduating from Rancho Cielo Drummond Culinary Academy, she pursued further education within the Culinary and Hospitality industries, earning certifications in Restaurant Management, Front House Management, and Dining Room Service. Cora was swiftly promoted into a management role after being a top performer in the Marin County office in 2022. Cora has been an integral part of the Precipice Ventures organization leading efforts in recruiting, advertising, interviewing, and development, and is one of the fastest-promoted District Managers in the company.

Cali was offered a position as the Sales and Operations Manager for ManageMed, a brokerage company based in Arkansas in January of 2016. During her time away from our company, she explored opportunities as a recruiter, in Human Resources, and as a Partner Channel Sales Representative for a Telecommunications company based in Manhattan.

Cali always enjoyed the family environment and the focus on personal growth within our company, and so in the summer of 2020 she returned to take over the lead recruiting position for Precipice Ventures. She pioneered new advertising techniques and created organizational systems that led the San Francisco team to be the first ever office to sell one million dollars in their first 8 months open. She continues to grow our organization as the Social Media Manager and Trainer for the Bay Area Division.

In January of 2021, Cali was promoted to run her own office in the Sonoma, Lake, and Mendicino County areas. She finished the year as the number 11 new District Manager in the entire company and is excited to grow, develop, and mentor her team in 2022.

Branch Manager

Téa Bishop

After graduating from El Cerrito High School, Téa accepted an athletic scholarship to play collegiate volleyball at UC Merced. She started with Precipice Ventures in February of 2021 as a Sales Representative, and quickly ascended the management ladder. Under Téa’s leadership as the Sales and Operations Manager, the San Jose Office was #1 in the company for the third year in a row in 2022. She was then promoted to run her own office in the South Bay Area in 2023. When she isn’t working, you can find Téa on the volleyball court, learning piano, and skimboarding.

Senior Branch Manager

Therese Guerzon

Therese Guerzon is a Senior Branch Manager and Field Sales Manager who believes in the power of experiencing discomfort for growth. She began her journey with Precipice Ventures in July of 2020 and now dreams of leading the #1 Branch office in the nation. She is passionate about mentoring people to break through into an abundance and growth mindset.

Her biggest accomplishments to date include winning the All-American Scholarship twice in 2022 which is awarded to the Top 25 full-time college students in the country, receiving the Sir Lancelot Leadership Award for the Summer of 2021, and sales managing the #1 District Office in the nation for 2021 generating over 1.1 million dollars in closed business.

Outside the business, Therese lives in San Francisco and attends Nursing School at Dominican University of California. Her ultimate goal is to take on a leadership role in the healthcare system. In her free time, she enjoys finding new food and cuisines in the Bay Area.

Sales Manager

Sean Tracy

After graduating from Vacaville Christian High School, Sean went on to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a Computer Engineering major. Sean started working with us as a Sales Representative in June of 2021. In his first summer, he closed $20,000 in business over 4 months. Due to his effort, Sean was promoted into management in January of 2023, and has been a key figure in leading our team to be the #1 District Office within the company in both 2021 and 2022.

Management Team

Grace Ramatici

Recruiting Manager

Eric Lopes

Assistant Manager

Gabi Peltier

Assistant Manager

Nico Cuccia

Assistant Manager

Sylvie Loh

Assistant Manager

Shane-Nicole Shepperd

Assistant Manager

Kaden Vela

Assistant Manager

Salem Vonberg

Assistant Manager

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