40 Under 40, Career Cafe, accolades and home buying webinar

40 Under 40

The North Bay Organization Journal’s 40 Beneath 40 celebrates youthful expertise in our business enterprise neighborhood. Of this year’s inductees, only a single came from Sonoma Valley. Lauren Kershner, 32, operator of Goodness Gracious Catering, Songbird Parlour and Valley of the Moon Kombucha Co. in Glen Ellen, will be honored at the April 19 event.

Career Cafe

Sponsored by Sutter Health and River Rock On line casino, the Press Democrat will host a Job Cafe on Tuesday, March 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. The celebration presents a opportunity to hook up with area employers and executives, and understand far more about the task prospects in the region. Members can also acquire current professional headshots, obtain personalized introductions from HR experts and enjoy a coffee tasting from nearby roasters. There is no price to show up at, but registration is essential at eventbrite.com/e/profession-cafe-tickets-265527990367. The function will take spot at the coLAB at 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

Initially-time property customers

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Youthful Gurus will host the digital webinar “What to Expect When Buying Your Initially Residence,“ which will focus on demystifying the process of financing and buying a property. In this sort of a highly-priced space, ideas can enable a buyer get off on the right monitor. The discussion will be led by Real estate agent Nicola Roualdes of Vanguard Properties, and Thomas Bodell, loan originator for Cross Region Home loan. It is established for Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Come across the connection to indicator on at sonomachamber.org.

New Pets Lifeline boardmembers

Pets Lifeline not long ago attracted five new board customers to the current leadership crew.

Frank Espina’s qualified experience spans above four a long time as the founder of his have CPA firm as an audit and tax associate. He retired in 2018. Over the decades, he served with the board of Household Company Agency, San Mateo Chamber of Commerce and Suicide Prevention and Disaster Middle. Also, for 20 decades he was a board member and CFO of Pets in Need to have. He has two pet dogs, Hambone and Coco Chanel. He now serves on the Finance Committee for Pets Lifeline.

Cynthia Frank is now chair of the Program Enhancement Committee focused on bigger local community involvement. She brings more than 30 several years of nonprofit working experience to the board table, most notably for Close friends of San Francisco Animal Care & Command, the Gaucher Neighborhood Alliance and The Cultural Conservancy. She lives in Sonoma with her husband Lars Asbjornsen and their beloved cat Mia (a.k.a. Creamy).

Jane Hutchinson also serves on the Plan Growth Committee. In the course of her specialist profession, she served as president of Cal-ISBOA, a professional affiliation with 250 California independent school small business officers. She was the founding president of the Hawaii Affiliation of Impartial University Organization Officers, and a previous member Association of Business Officers in Impartial Faculties. In 2018 she retired, moved to Sonoma and married her husband, Bill.

Larry Krieger gives his knowledge to the Finance Committee and is co-chair of the Strategic Arranging Committee. Larry labored with The Bay Club Corporation, The WellBridge Company and the Boston-based mostly Virgin Lifecare Organization. He also serves on the board of the Sonoma Valley Boys & Ladies Club, and was their 2017 Sweetheart. He life in Sonoma with his wife Virginia and has two Pets Lifeline rescues: Baxter and Lulu.

Laura Zimmerman serves on the Application Enhancement Committee. For 20 several years, she graced tv screens in northern and central California as an anchor and reporter. For five decades, she was the news anchor at KTVU in Oakland on Mornings On 2 newscast. She later joined KGO-Tv set in San Francisco to serve as co-anchor of the station’s Market economical system. Just before Pets Lifeline, she served as govt director of the Sonoma Valley Training Basis.

“We are so lucky to have gurus of this caliber signing up for us. Collectively, we have an amazing array of expertise on our board, and I am honored to get the job done along with this cadre of dedicated animal lovers.” exclaimed Nancy King, CEO of the nonprofit animal shelter.

1st anniversary

Sonoma Valley Family members Remedy celebrates its first year in small business lately. Co-owned by Victoria Rohrer, LMFT with Kimmy Peterson, LMFT, this Broadway-centered practice is searching to expand. “We all reside right here in Sonoma and we are actively hunting for a lot more therapists to use to satisfy the psychological health needs of our group. We supply mental overall health counseling to young ones, teenagers, older people, partners and households. We are passionate about breaking the stigma all-around psychological wellness and our target is to carry on to extend access to remedy solutions in the Valley,” Rohrer wrote in an email. Come across out more at SonomaValleyFamilyTherapy.com.

Observatory board

The Robert Ferguson Observatory announced these days the appointment of Michael O’Shea, a 40-12 months radio management veteran, to the board of administrators.

“We are so happy to have Michael O’Shea be part of our board,” states Eric McHenry, existing president of Robert Ferguson Observatory’s board of directors. “Many people today phone the observatory the concealed gem of Sonoma County. We are self-confident that Michael will aid us transition this essential 25-calendar year previous Sonoma County establishment from becoming a greatest held secret to staying in the spotlight.”

O’Shea’s achievements are quite a few, from being named Billboard Magazine’s Program Director of the Calendar year two times, serving on the National Affiliation of Broadcasters Steering Committee, honored for Life time Achievement by Puget Seem Radio Broadcasters, becoming inducted into the Texas Radio Corridor-of-Fame in 2008, and awarded as a Marconi Award Winner in 2018.

O’Shea presently has substantial information of the Robert Ferguson Observatory, acquiring very first started out volunteering for the business in 2017.

Realtor honors

Sonoma Real estate agent Leo Merle was named an Emerald Elite Award Winner for 2021 at Better Households and Gardens Realty, position him in the major 1% for the business.

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