Rick Cantaniero is a Future Leaders of America Alumni (1985), an educator, writer and filmmaker. Mr. Castaniero is the former Executive Director of the Center for Racial Education at UC Berkeley. He earned a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley, an Educational Specialist degree from California Lutheran University and a Masters in Fine Arts from UCLA in Filmmaking.
Former Mayor and Councilmember for the city of Ventura 1990-1999 Jack Tingstrom will be three weeks shy of his 79th birthday when he steps out onto the dance floor for CAREGIVERS at this year's Oxnard Salsa Festival.
Mike Barber is another contestant who founded the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon as a children’s Christmas fundraiser. It's mission is to provide all who participants with a fun, healthy and safe running event while supporting and showcasing the local communities.
Lissa Coffey is a lifestyle & relationship often sought-after guest expert who has appears frequently on television on such shows as The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Fox News Network and contributes to many national publications with her insightful and compassionate approach to modern-day issues.
As the President and Chief Executive Officer for Conejo Awards, located in Thousand Oaks, a position Tammie Helmuth has held since she and her husband purchased the business in 2005, which recently became the first business to be certified as a Thousand Oaks Green Business.
Community leaders danced for the greater good during the ‘2013 Dancing with our Community Stars Dance Contest and Charity Fundraiser’ during the 20th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival.
Veteran talk radio host Maria Sanchez is now part of the LA Talk Radio team as the host of her own live radio program, The Maria Sanchez Show. The show reports oncurrent events in Ventura County and the Conejo Valley; highlighting the local news as well as delving into the latest state, national and world issues.Maria also covers the topics of lifestyle trends, health & wellness, family & parenting tips and information, relationships, household finance resources, community events and human interest stories, to name a few. Guest appearances as well as a stable of news correspondents are brought in when their field of expertise is relevant to the news.
Studio Sauvageau is much more than a boutique, it is the heart and soul of owner and designer, River Sauvageau. After 23 years of making exquisite handbags, River reflects on the journey that led her to become one of Ojai’s most unique designers.
A stay-at-home mom turned healthcare provider shares inspiration for realizing your dreams later than you expected!
When Corine Riedell was just 21 years old she was already a stay at home mother of 3. She had completed high school early through independent study and had quickly moved into the adult responsibilities that come along with child rearing, namely putting other’s needs before your own. But putting her children’s upbringing first didn’t mean putting off her own career goals and personal aspirations. Her peers were off at college or enjoying the freedom of being an adult with the lack of responsibilities living at “home” provides. Even though Corine didn’t have either luxury she also didn’t feel she was missing out on anything that couldn’t’ wait. She tucked her dreams away for later and enjoyed her kids while they were young.