Sarah Wendel has a way with words

With a knack to write and a love to read, Sarah Wendel, 18, a graduate of Golden Sierra High School, is well on her way to a degree in English as she attends UC Davis. “The English department at Golden Sierra was fantastic,” she said. “I really felt like English was what I was good […]

Sarah Peterson listens to her heart

Sarah Peterson doesn’t get uncomfortable talking about a topic that makes others squirm. The 18-year-old El Dorado High School graduate has confidence that she can make a difference in the lives of women who’ve suffered unimaginable horrors. The Seattle Pacific University student is studying psychology and hopes to launch into a career helping women pulled […]

A flair for floral design

“The more details and pictures a bride shares with the floral designer, the better the designer can define the bride’s personal style and make sure the floral arrangements match her style and maximize her budget,” said Dawn Roberti, owner of Natural Flair Floral Design. Wedding colors, the design of bride and bridesmaid dresses, linens, photographs […]

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

Connie Barnes Real Estate rises to No. 1

Since 1990 Connie Barnes has had a successful career selling real estate, but it wasn’t until the economic crisis hit in 2008 that it became apparent that the business she loved was about to be turned upside down — her job was about to become much more challenging. Barnes, 51, started 2009 by partnering with […]

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

Mary Muse guides clients through difficult transitions

Family law attorney Mary Muse has clear advice for her clients. “I tell my clients ‘Don’t waste your time,” she said. “It’s time you can’t get back.” For 32 years the El Dorado Hills lawyer has advocated on behalf of clients going through difficult changes — divorces, separations, child custody and support issues. She’s seen […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Women In Business 2012 | Tagged | Leave a reply

Megan Christopher learns from little ones

Volunteering is how Megan Christopher found her calling. “I have a real passion for children. I believe as I teach them, they also teach me.” Eighteen-year-old Christopher graduated from El Dorado High School and now attends California State University, San Jose. She is majoring in liberal studies with the goal of becoming an elementary school […]

Forester Pub and Grill carries on Camino restaurant tradition

Business success, as in real estate, is often determined by: location, location, location. But what do you do when circumstances in your community change dramatically? You fall back on two secrets of success: focusing on what you do well and perseverance. That is what the owners at the Forester Pub and Grill did two years […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Secrets of Success 2011 | Tagged | 4 Replies