Jenna Lambert focuses on kids

Being an elementary school teacher is on the mind of one Ponderosa High School graduate and Jenna Lambert, 18, of Cameron Park, is well on her way to obtaining her goal. “I really like working with young kids,” she said. “I helped coach the Blue Oak Elementary School cross-country team and the last three summers […]

EDH Travel has the answers

Destination weddings, incorporating a wedding, a honeymoon and a family vacation have become increasingly popular. Genny Arietta, owner of El Dorado Hills Travel at 3919 Park Drive, Suite 60, in El Dorado Hills, has a lot of suggestions for couples who want to offer more to their guests than a single special day. “Sometimes couples […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Wedding Planner Feb. 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Youngest daughter takes over Bridgeport Building Supply

At age 25, Katie Borcz is in charge of the family owned Bridgeport Building Supply in Diamond Springs. Like her older brothers, Brian and Brent Mullens, and sister Robyn Borcz, Katie has worked in the business since  childhood. “When I was 10 I started coming with my dad in the summers. I would sweep floors […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Women In Business 2012 | Tagged | 1 Reply

Leslie Haaf has a special goal

It was through volunteering at her church youth group that Leslie Haaf discovered her career path. “I volunteered to work with kids with special needs. I worked at church summer camps,” said Haaf, 19, “and I found that working with children like this is one of my gifts.” Haaf graduated from Oak Ridge High School […]

Rachel Klas loves the water

Top Achiever Rachel Klas, 18, has a lot of interests, but most of them have to do with being outside and in the water. Klas, a Placerville resident who graduated from St. Francis High School in 2011, was captain of the St. Francis water polo team. “I love being in the water and was involved […]

Mountain Mail revamps, plans new initiative in 2012

One of the secrets of success, strangely enough, is learning from failure. Or, as the famous American inventor Thomas Alva Edison put it: Learning from “those things that don’t work.” Edward Whittacker purchased Mountain Mail in Placerville three years ago. He had high hopes for the local business, which was established in 1982. As a […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Secrets of Success 2011 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Orthodontist Daryl Proctor encourages early evaluation

Daryl Proctor, DDS, MS, said that 20 percent of his clients are adults, but he recommends that young people should be evaluated for orthodontic treatment before their teens. Earlier detection and correction of conditions such as “buck teeth,” “underbite” or “overbite,” crowding, misplaced or abnormally aligned teeth, can be more easily corrected before the teen […]

Edwards A-1 Appliance celebrates 25 years in the community

In 1986 Tom Stabler’s parents, who owned an appliance store in Woodland, bought Edwards A-1 Appliance store in Placerville. Tom and his wife Pam had been working in the Woodland store, and were sent to run the Placerville store. They both agree it was a good move. It’s still a family affair. Tom takes care […]