- Hoop Dream Studios: Jarrett Ellis Jarrett Ellis, 25, was born and raised in Riverside, CA and uses every opportunity as a way to give back to his community. From a young age, Ellis quickly learned how to make a profit. This entrepreneurial spirit was credited to his mother, who also owned her own custom basket shop. His mother taught him about eBay, where he realized there was money in this world to be made. During high school, the young entrepreneur was selling a t-shirt from his own clothing line: Xtra Kredit. From there, Ellis started to give back to his community in many ways.