Soon Hagerty launched The Good Bowl based on her belief that business can and should be a force for good, coupled with her desire to introduce a growing global cuisine - Vietnamese - to the community. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, her family left as refugees, emigrated to the U.S. when she was five and all became U.S. citizens. She found success in PR and marketing, launching her first agency at 30. The Good Bowl is her way of “thanking the U.S.” for taking her family in and giving them the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. She is a foodie, avid student of brands, budding philanthropist, terrible skier, and shopaholic.