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.
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.
Capital Region researchers, veterinarians and advocates are
finding innovative ways to rehabilitate wildlife burned by
California’s raging wildfires.
Tech company Yolo Robotics aims to melt and reshape space debris into useful products while remaining in orbit.
Davis-based tech company Expert IEP developed an app to help parents of neurodivergent students optimize their academic, behavioral, occupational and speech goals.
In the new world, how supervisors work with their remote teams will be essential to business success, management experts and employers say.
HGA, an interdisciplinary design firm with offices nationwide, provides architectural design and all disciplines of engineering. In Sacramento and throughout Northern California, the firm offers architecture, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, plumbing engineering and interior design.
Founded in 2005, DesCor Builders provides full-service preconstruction, general contracting and construction management services at a competitive cost throughout Northern California. A leader in many industry categories, one of the main ways DesCor differentiates themselves is with superior preconstruction services.
Over the past 33 years, Admail West has dedicated itself to delivering state-of-the-art print, data processing, direct mail and fulfillment services to a national list of clientele. In 1989, Kathy Pescetti and her business partner and mother, Joyce Riffel, took ownership of the company of seven employees.
INN>CHRG is developing an app that allows any private property (residential, business, etc.) with electricity to potentially become a charging location.
Royal Electric has something to celebrate — 50 years of successful business! Over the past five decades, the company has become the leading firm for complex, full-service electric and underground contracting on tight schedules. Public agencies, contractors and developers across the Central and Western U.S. rely on their comprehensive pre-planning process and specialized, experienced team.
Gilbert CPAs welcomes a new leader as Bobbie Hales steps into the role of CEO on Jan. 1, 2022. The appointment of Hales is the fulfillment of the firm’s succession planning for leadership. David Ljung, CEO for the past six years, will continue as a firm shareholder until his retirement in a couple of years.
As United Way California Capital Region nears its 100th anniversary of making community change happen, the organization has welcomed a new visionary leader. Dr. Dawnté Early joined the organization as president and CEO in November 2021 after serving as chief of research and evaluation for the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.
This holiday season, Meals on Wheels by ACC (MoW) is delivering some much-needed cheer to the region’s seniors. The Sacramento-based nonprofit works tirelessly to help seniors stay in their homes and communities by providing nutritious meals, social contact and safety-net services.
Sacramento’s future rests in its up-and-coming youth — which is exactly where Future Foundation of Sacramento is investing its efforts, time and donations to accomplish.
Every body has a type. But clothing stores typically focus on sizes, which does a disservice to both retailers and customers, says Amy Wister, cofounder and CEO of RevShopp.
Running a family business for multiple generations can be tricky, but several local companies have found a way.
With 16 marathons and many more half marathons under her belt, Rebecca Fabisch Miller knows a thing or two about going the distance for her commercial and corporate clients.
“Why can you read reviews on what restaurant to eat at or hotel to stay at or what vacuum to buy, but when it comes to the largest financial purchase of your life, there’s nowhere to go?” says Tim Hyer, cofounder and CEO of Trusty.
The Johnson Group, one of the nation’s leading and most highly respected Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) recruiting firms, is celebrating 15 years in business. The firm serves AEC companies nationwide and has experienced exponential growth.
How much would you pay to never have to step foot in the Department of Motor Vehicles again?
Milk may do the body good, as the 1980s campaign stated, but Fengru Lin, cofounder and CEO of TurtleTree, believes milk production without cows could do the planet even better.
Kyle Wakamiya is director of strategic planning and analysis at West Sacramento-based Origin Materials, which makes environmentally friendly bioplastics.
Sadie St. Lawrence is the founder and CEO of Women in Data, an international nonprofit organization with 47 chapters in 17 countries.
A two-word motto, which is more like a mantra, guides the career and personal code of Kevin Rooney, chief deputy district attorney for San Joaquin County: “Do justice.”
Janelle Meyers Ullrich is the vice president of marketing at Adventist Health, a faith-based nonprofit health care provider with a corporate office in Roseville.
Dr. Lenora Lee, an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and Roseville for the past seven years, has made the most of working through the coronavirus pandemic.
Giuliano Kornberg, who graduated from Stanford University with a master’s degree in music, science and technology in 2016, is the chief revenue and development officer of Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera.
Melissa Granville, principal at Capitol Impact, has pointed all her professional efforts toward making a positive social impact in her community.
Dina Gentry is the communications director for the El Dorado County Office of Education, a role that impacts thousands of students and families across 15 school districts.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death in May 2020, Crystaline Combs stepped into an unexpected role outside of her regular “day job” as vice president and consumer and business banking administrative manager at the U.S. Bank Sacramento Main Branch.
Juliana Almanza is chief of staff of the West Sacramento-based construction trade association Associated General Contractors of California.
Gerardo Aceves and Amit Dhugga are CEO and president of Platinum Express, a Yuba City-based company with a fleet of 100 trucks.
BCD Bioscience wants to help adults benefit from essential carbohydrates that naturally occur in breast milk.
The region’s health care facilities are beginning what may be a lengthy convalescence when it comes to jobs.
Summer heat in Sacramento can be stressful — especially for air conditioning units in office buildings.
The Folsom-based startup Foodom launched in March 2020 to bring experienced cooks into the homes of busy families.
As COVID-19 vaccines roll out worldwide, InVixa is working on a new delivery method for a cholesterol-lowering drug to treat respiratory inflammation caused by the coronavirus.
Betty Yee is the second woman in California’s history to serve as state controller.
Lorie Symon is the president of the El Dorado Hills-based aerospace manufacturer Aerometals, which specializes in prolonging the lives of older aircraft for companies like Boeing.
Lydia Ramirez, senior vice president and chief operations officer at Five Star Bank, is the Sacramento region’s highest-ranking Latina in the banking field.
The Capital Region depends on water resources engineers like Mary Paasch, principal engineer and vice president of Stantec.
PODCAST: Listen in on our conversation with three of our 2021 Women in Leadership honorees on the ways women are shaping the future of the Capital Region.
Carol J. Ornelas is CEO of Stockton-based Visionary Home Builders of California, a nonprofit that develops low-income housing and owns 26 affordable apartment properties.