Santa Rosa’s Silas Stafford says he “miraculously” found his sport at age 18. After college he pursued it instead of a career, even sleeping under a pool table one hot summer in Princeton, N.J., so he could endure endless hours of team rowing.… Read More »
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Former Santa Rosan and Montgomery High grad Sara Bei Hall on Friday will seek to qualify for the Olympics by competing in the finals of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the University of Oregon in Eugene.… Read More »
Brothers Trent and Rhys Carvolth grew up in Santa Rosa and graduated from Santa Rosa High (Trent in 2000 and Rhys in 2003). In 2009 they opened Pacific Puffs, a San Francisco bakery that offers delicious cream puffs based on a recipe that their mom perfected more than 30 years ago.… Read More »
Emily Fernandez grew up in Rohnert Park, graduated from Rancho Cotate High School in 2007; attended Sonoma State University for two years before attending the Santa Rosa Junior College. In January of 2011, she began MyCollegeDiscounts.com with partner Kacee O’Daniel. The site lists the Sonoma County restaurants, beauty shops, and other retailers that offer special discounts to college students.
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Sara Bei Hall became the first Californian to ever win four individual cross country state titles as a high school athlete. Today she is a professional athlete who is seeking ways to give back to others. Her husband, Ryan Hall, and she have created the Hall Steps Foundation. The photo from her days competing for Stanford University was taken by my colleague, Kent Porter.… Read More »
At age 26, Chris Fisher is in his second year as the play-by-play announcer for the USC Trojans men’s basketball team. Los Angeles Daily News columnist Tom Hoffarth said the Cardinal Newman High grad has a “polished, steady delivery that usually comes with years of practice.” The newsman was even more inspired by Chris’ perseverance.
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Former Montgomery grad and current Harvard College student Lauren Xie shares a little of her entrepreneurial spirt as she describes her work on a new SAT study app that was developed by her fellow students.… Read More »
Montgomery alum Seth Clayton went on to graduate from New York University, where he studied acting and physics. He now lives in Manhattan where he acts, performs and composes music, and is a founding member of Pipeline Theatre Company. … Read More »
Kathryn Anderson went from working as an attorney at a large law firm in South Bend, Indiana to doing advocacy work at the United Nations on issues affecting Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is close to completing her year of service with the Mennonite Voluntary Service and is working with World Vision International’s United Nations office.… Read More »
Alex Hodara wasn’t content to start what MSNBC called the nation’s first-ever student-run real estate company. Now 23 and a Boston University graduate, he’s got more plans for making moves Fox Business, ABC News, the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald also have told his story.… Read More »