December 7, 2022

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

40 Below 40

The North Bay Business enterprise Journal’s 40 Under 40 celebrates younger talent in our company community. Of this year’s inductees, only one particular came from Sonoma Valley. Lauren Kershner, 32, proprietor of Goodness Gracious Catering, Songbird Parlour and Valley of the Moon Kombucha Co. in Glen Ellen, will be honored at the April 19 function.

Profession Cafe

Sponsored by Sutter Health and fitness and River Rock Casino, the Press Democrat will host a Job Cafe on Tuesday, March 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. The celebration features a possibility to hook up with regional businesses and executives, and understand a lot more about the work chances in the region. Individuals can also receive updated expert headshots, obtain personalised introductions from HR professionals and take pleasure in a espresso tasting from regional roasters. There is no price tag to show up at, but registration is needed at The celebration will take put at the coLAB at 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

First-time household prospective buyers

The Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Younger Pros will host the digital webinar “What to Be expecting When Obtaining Your To start with Property,“ which will concentration on demystifying the approach of financing and getting a household. In these a pricey area, tips can assist a purchaser get off on the appropriate observe. The discussion will be led by Real estate agent Nicola Roualdes of Vanguard Properties, and Thomas Bodell, personal loan originator for Cross Country Mortgage loan. It is set for Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m. Discover the backlink to sign on at

New Pets Lifeline boardmembers

Animals Lifeline not too long ago captivated 5 new board members to the recent leadership workforce.

Frank Espina’s professional expertise spans over 4 a long time as the founder of his own CPA firm as an audit and tax husband or wife. He retired in 2018. More than the several years, he served with the board of Relatives Service Agency, San Mateo Chamber of Commerce and Suicide Avoidance and Disaster Center. Also, for 20 decades he was a board member and CFO of Pets in Require. He has two canines, Hambone and Coco Chanel. He now serves on the Finance Committee for Pets Lifeline.

Cynthia Frank is now chair of the System Improvement Committee focused on increased community involvement. She brings over 30 several years of nonprofit working experience to the board desk, most notably for Buddies of San Francisco Animal Care & Control, the Gaucher Neighborhood Alliance and The Cultural Conservancy. She life in Sonoma with her partner Lars Asbjornsen and their beloved cat Mia (a.k.a. Creamy).

Jane Hutchinson also serves on the Plan Advancement Committee. During her qualified profession, she served as president of Cal-ISBOA, a professional association with 250 California impartial faculty small business officers. She was the founding president of the Hawaii Affiliation of Impartial College Organization Officers, and a previous member Affiliation of Business Officers in Unbiased Schools. In 2018 she retired, moved to Sonoma and married her partner, Monthly bill.

Larry Krieger gives his expertise to the Finance Committee and is co-chair of the Strategic Arranging Committee. Larry worked with The Bay Club Business, The WellBridge Enterprise and the Boston-dependent Virgin Lifecare Corporation. 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 a long time, she graced tv screens in northern and central California as an anchor and reporter. For 5 decades, she was the information anchor at KTVU in Oakland on Mornings On 2 newscast. She afterwards joined KGO-Television in San Francisco to provide as co-anchor of the station’s Market economical software. Right before Animals Lifeline, she served as government director of the Sonoma Valley Schooling Basis.

“We are so fortuitous to have specialists of this caliber joining us. Collectively, we have an incredible array of talent on our board, and I am honored to perform together with this cadre of committed animal lovers.” exclaimed Nancy King, CEO of the nonprofit animal shelter.

Initial anniversary

Sonoma Valley Family members Treatment celebrates its initially calendar year in business enterprise lately. Co-owned by Victoria Rohrer, LMFT with Kimmy Peterson, LMFT, this Broadway-based practice is hunting to increase. “We all stay right here in Sonoma and we are actively seeking for more therapists to employ to satisfy the mental well being requirements of our neighborhood. We provide mental overall health counseling to youngsters, teenagers, adults, partners and family members. We are passionate about breaking the stigma all-around psychological health and our goal is to proceed to expand accessibility to therapy expert services in the Valley,” Rohrer wrote in an email. Obtain out a lot more at

Observatory board

The Robert Ferguson Observatory introduced currently the appointment of Michael O’Shea, a 40-12 months radio management veteran, to the board of directors.

“We are so pleased to have Michael O’Shea be a part of our board,” claims Eric McHenry, present-day president of Robert Ferguson Observatory’s board of administrators. “Many folks contact the observatory the concealed gem of Sonoma County. We are self-confident that Michael will assistance us changeover this significant 25-yr old Sonoma County establishment from remaining a very best stored top secret to being in the highlight.”

O’Shea’s achievements are numerous, from becoming named Billboard Magazine’s Application Director of the 12 months two times, serving on the Countrywide Affiliation of Broadcasters Steering Committee, honored for Life time Achievement by Puget Sound Radio Broadcasters, remaining inducted into the Texas Radio Corridor-of-Fame in 2008, and awarded as a Marconi Award Winner in 2018.

O’Shea presently has comprehensive understanding of the Robert Ferguson Observatory, obtaining to start with began volunteering for the group in 2017.

Real estate agent honors

Sonoma Real estate agent Leo Merle was named an Emerald Elite Award Winner for 2021 at Superior Properties and Gardens Realty, ranking him in the top 1% for the company.

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