Terence grew up everywhere and liked to make things. He discovered photography as a medium with endless creative possibilities and studied the craft at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. “Now I try to figure out how to balance shooting ads and magazine work in between storytimes with my children and matching piles of socks that are endless,” says Terence, who photographed this month’s feature on young professionals, which involved a day-long studio shoot. “I wouldn’t choose any other man’s life over the one I live or any other career — each experience is part of the process.” For more, visit www.terenceduffy.com.
Over the past 30 years, Randall Selland has opened multiple
restaurants of different styles, all with an inclusive, folksy
VestLife, founded by a special needs attorney, enables
parents of children with developmental disabilities to
organize, manage and instantly access their child’s key
disability information via one secure web app.
The lack of access to learning opportunities and resources in our communities has become more apparent as our economy continues to experience uncertainty. Unfortunately, these issues have been long-standing, but organizations like SchoolsFirst FCU are taking an active role in improving access to educational programs. An example of this is SchoolsFirst FCU’s grant recipient, City Year.
Northern California School of the Arts provides holistic and professional theater arts training programs, supporting young artists from diverse communities to create, express and participate in theater arts educational opportunities.
The term “professionals” often elicits thoughts of college graduates, and not necessarily the skilled tradespeople providing essential services that ensure our daily lives run smoothly.
Dr. Jaydeep Balakrishnan is the optimal interim dean of Sacramento State’s College of Business as he takes over after Dr. William Cordeiro’s recent retirement. Balakrishnan will work to ensure the College’s continued operations while supporting faculty and staff to ensure student success and timely graduation.
Founded in 1901, the National Electrical Contractors Association has delivered resources to its members to help them make better business decisions, provide excellent customer service, and take advantage of innovative technology for more than 100 years.
Breast milk has antibiotic-like health benefits? It sure does. Matrubials, a startup out of UC Davis, is developing products that use breast milk components to treat bacterial infections.
Lawson Mechanical Contractors is celebrating 75 years in business, having earned great respect and success in the construction industry.
With Vite Ramen, co-founder and CEO Tim Zheng set out
to create a nutritious instant food product. He also
manufactured it ethically and designed the recipe to be faithful
to classic Japanese ramen styles.
Dustin Vicari is executive vice president for Elevate Sports
Ventures and holds a dual role as Sacramento Republic FC’s chief
As director of Stockton’s Office of Performance and Data Analytics, Regan puts the vast amount of city data to work to improve equity and quality of life for the citizens of the city.
As founder and CEO of Eco-Alpha Environmental and
Engineering Services, Melanie Okoro is focused on being
a leader in her field. Her business
streamlines environmental permitting processes and maintains
electrical systems for large companies in the Capital
Before most people had fully realized the gravity of COVID-19,
Kevin McAllister, executive director of Meals on Wheels, was
already stocking up on supplies for the program. His preparedness
Law manages a team of faculty and entrepreneurs-in-residence who create programming designed to make innovation and entrepreneurship more accessible for people from all of the Capital Region’s diverse communities.
Based in El Dorado Hills, Neural Lab has developed touchless technology that turns hand and body motions into commands for devices like keyboards, mice, touchscreens, games and TV controllers.
With a background in communications, an approachable demeanor and a passion for equity and education, Latoya Jackson-Lainez has found her calling as director of diversity, EEO and Title IX for Sierra College.
As Habitat for Humanity’s chief development officer,
Laine Himmelmann values the power of storytelling and hope
in equal measure. She manages fundraising and the
organization’s volunteer program, on top of public relations,
communication, marketing and media relations.
Attorney Corey Day has used his expertise in California alcohol
law to guide bars and restaurants through the many restrictions
and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mechanical Engineer Brand Dahl is driven by his passion for
mentoring students in the “unlimited growth” of the manufacturing
As executive director of HomeAid Sacramento, Amber Celmer is dedicated to empowering people experiencing homelessness.
The former sheriff reflects on 31 years in law enforcement
and his current radio talk show.
Davis-based June Care is an online platform that connects parents who need child care with host parents who can provide it.
Established in Auburn in 1984, JK Architecture Engineering (JKAE) is an award-winning design firm offering architecture, civil engineering and structural engineering services from offices in Auburn, San Jose, Tahoe City and Reno.
Celebrating 100 years in business, Nacht & Lewis Architects, Incorporated has long been part of the fabric of Sacramento and the surrounding communities. It has created landmarks, shaped the skyline and established itself as part of the city’s history.
Joe Karapetyan and Garib Karapetyan share a last name, though they’re not related. But most importantly, they share a vision.
The State of California’s Master Plan for Aging states that by 2030, demand for residential care and housing will double. According to the Department of Human Services, at least 70 percent of the population over age 65 will require some type of post-acute care, including assisted living and skilled nursing or rehab services.
Jim Williams and Jack Paddon launched their architectural firm Williams + Paddon in Roseville in 1981, and though it was a time of recession, they persevered and built tremendous success that endures 40 years later.
Elk Grove-based EyeRate is a social platform designed to recognize and reward employees for their product knowledge and customer service, helping them earn more of what their labor is worth.
Gilbert CPAs occupies the special realm of philanthropy where the business and nonprofit communities intersect.
Currently serving more than 3,000 meals daily to Sacramento’s seniors, local nonprofit Meals on Wheels by ACC (MoW) has seen a sharp increase in the need for their services during the pandemic.
Davis-based VasoBio has created a medical device that could improve the quality of life for people with kidney diseases.
United Building Maintenance, Inc. welcomes new partner and chief operating officer Brian Baltzley. This full-service commercial janitorial company is also celebrating its 20th anniversary with unprecedented growth.
PODCAST: Listen in on our conversation with three of our 2022 Women in Leadership honorees on the ways women are shaping the future of the Capital Region.
As executive director of Nevada County Arts Council, Eliza
Tudor is committed to improving community well-being
through arts programs across creative, public, business
and nonprofit sectors.
As president and owner of a large aerospace company, Sonia Susac
appreciates each step of machinery and craft behind its
ambitious NASA projects.
Gloria Salazar is preparing to ride off into the sunset as she
retires from a robust career in public
From art curation to marketing strategy, Melissa LuVisi is
invested in the power of creativity. Since joining tab32 as
CSO, she’s taken an interest in women’s influence in the
Amber Hoiska is breaking the glass ceiling of the male-dominated
roofing industry, and she wants more women to seize
the opportunities with her.
Sarah Hemly is the president of Hemly Cider, an
award-winning cider company that uses fruit from one of the
oldest family-run orchards in the Capital Region.
As director of the California Department of Cannabis Control, Nicole Elliot leads 400 employees through what is essentially a testing ground for future legislation. She describes her regulatory work in the new industry as “a massive social experiment.”
From the corporate world to the nonprofit, entrepreneurship to mayorship, Krista Bernasconi is fueled by her passion for public service.
Estella Atekwana surmounted language barriers, family pressures and more on her journey to become a pioneer of biogeophysics and dean of UC Davis’s largest college.
Lora Anguay’s commitment to her work as SMUD’s chief zero carbon officer comes from her natural alignment with the company’s mission and community-centric values.
The GNP Capital Partners owner shares what she’s learned about pivoting in business, juggling multiple leadership roles and uplifting the next generation of women entrepreneurs.
Fairfield-based FarmX enables farmers to sell directly to grocery chains and restaurants via its e-commerce platform.
April Andre and her team at The Collective are experts in furnishing commercial office space and work closely with the architect and design community to achieve clients’ workspace goals. Formerly known as VCO, The Collective’s new name and logo were created after acquiring Office Source and SCI Interiors.
Dr. Anita Chandrasena may not have intended to work in hospital administration when she began her medical career in 2002, but she is grateful for the mentors who recognized her abilities and invested in her professional growth. “This allowed me to pursue different opportunities, which has led to a career I find so fulfilling and rewarding,” Chandrasena says.
Founded in 2004, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts offers imaging, medical assistant and nursing programs that provide students seeking careers in health care with professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practical experiences.