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.
Marcy Friedman is one of the greater Sacramento region’s
best-known and most personally beloved philanthropists, as well
as a genuine influencer.
For athletes, consistency can lead to greatness. Performance data can help get them there. The sports technology startup Core Impact offers a targeted solution through its patent-pending wearable technology.
Amanda King, the leadership coach on the Foreman’s Development and Leadership Training NECA team is encouraged and inspired by NECA’s efforts to support women and make them feel valued.
“Architecture is a team sport that depends on collaboration and diverse viewpoints, including those of women,” says Beth Young, principal and Sacramento office director of HGA. “I’ve seen the industry’s landscape change, with more women hired and more women promoted to leadership positions, and HGA is at the leading edge of that evolution.”
It takes about five years for a cocoa tree to grow and start producing cocoa beans. But Alan Perlstein, who spent the last 20 years in cellular agriculture and pharmaceuticals, had an idea: Why not bypass the tree and just grow the bean?
The SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, known as MOSAC, opened to the public in November 2021 and now celebrates its one-year anniversary.
Since 2010, Meals on Wheels by ACC (MoW) has provided millions of nutritious meals to seniors aged 60 years or better throughout Sacramento County. As we emerge from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, MoW is reopening sites and making exciting changes.
Dave Roughton serves as CEO for SAFE Credit Union and as an executive committee board member for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC), where he is instrumental to both organizations’ success.
The end of this year marks Bank of Marin’s first full year in the Greater Sacramento region. Its leaders credit the bank’s success to the continued support of its clients, dedication of its hard-working teams, and the bank’s commitment to the local community.
Gregg Lukenbill has a lifelong, nearly unconditional love
for the city he helped build. Get to know the former Sacramento
Kings owner and his new project to revive a legendary bar.
EV Life was created to help make the cost of an electric vehicle
equal to or less than a car that runs on gas. The startup’s
founder and co-CEO explains how his business works with potential
EV buyers in three phases.
Vivek Ranadivé sometimes draws the ire of fans and media
criticism for perceived meddling in his team, which hasn’t made
the playoffs in 16 years. But there’s another side to his
story, his work as a leader of one of the highest-valued
businesses in the area and the potential impact he continues to
have on Sacramento.
Rex Moore Group, Inc., a Top 50 electrical contractor, is celebrating 100 years in business. Founded in 1922, the firm today has locations in Sacramento, Fresno, Atascadero and Reno and serves all of California, Nevada and beyond, with a vision of expanding nationally.
The Zuckerman family started a farming empire on a Stockton
island. Over 100 years later, they’ve branched out to several new
businesses but have stayed true to the crops that started it
The Sobon family, owners of Sobon Estate and Shenandoah
Vineyards, are continuing a 166-year legacy of winemaking in
Amador County. Their land has been a vineyard since
1856, making it one of the oldest in the state.
Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Vacaville-based
dried fruit company Mariani Packing Co. focuses on healthy living
— not just for its consumers, but also for its
Founded in 1914, Elliott Homes has successfully weathered the
cyclical building market to emerge as an industry leader.
ACES Waste Services’ roots are in San Francisco, where the
co-owners’ ancestor started a waste collection company called the
Scavengers Protective Association. Today, the Amador County-based
company gives back to the community.
With her Davis-based startup, CEO Liz Tang wants to remedy the
problem of people with medical conditions not having immediate
access to the medical devices that may save their lives.
With a creative vision, architect Maria Ogrydziak has lent her skill and talent to Paul’s Place, an innovative project tackling one of today’s biggest humanitarian crises — homelessness. “I knew that architecture could help make great strides toward a solution to homelessness in the city of Davis,” she says.
Dignity Health’s Mercy Hospital of Folsom is dedicated to delivering compassionate, patient-centered care and is an avid supporter of the local community.
Elite Service Experts, Inc. specializes in plumbing, lighting, electrical, landscaping and general maintenance services with five classifications under their California Contractors License.
Shriner’s Childrens is committed to offering unique, patient-centered care for children around the world. Since opening their first hospital in 1922, the nonprofit has provided specialty medical care for children and their families regardless of insurance status or the ability to pay.
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.