Ambassador to the World Dr. Bruce Pelkey

Ambassador to the World Dr. Bruce Pelkey

Dr. Bruce Pelkey spent his entire career in public education, positively impacting the lives of thousands of students. Anyone who has met him can attest to his gentle and generous nature, and his penchant for puns. I met Dr. Pelkey during his 13-year stretch as...
Healing Horses: Mirrors To Your Soul

Healing Horses: Mirrors To Your Soul

Rose Ashley has cultivated a partnership like no other, connecting the hearts of horses and humans for the common goal of restoration. She operates Swan Center Outreach in Castaic, a 501 (c) (3), as a way to restore the inner spirit of both man and beast. Her long...
ZIGGING & ZAGGING Toward ERGO

ZIGGING & ZAGGING Toward ERGO

Through life, people acquire different skills and areas of knowledge. Some of these are gained out of practicality, some by necessity, and others simply for amusement. Over time, some of these skills and areas of knowledge appear more useful than others, and many seem...
SCV’s Own Superwoman – Jessica Lee

SCV’s Own Superwoman – Jessica Lee

 Great thrill can come from figuring out something for the first time, at least, that’s how Jessica Lee approaches the unexpected turns her life has taken for the better. Pushing the limits of her comfort zone, Jessica has stayed consistent in her vision to help...
Taking No CHANCES – Rich Chance

Taking No CHANCES – Rich Chance

 An athlete on the prowl thinks about his next move. Training isn’t a chore, it’s just part of the day. The tight schedule between school and preparation isn’t a burden, it’s an opportunity to do better. Valencia High School wrestler, Chance Rich is leaving nothing on...
Stars Are Not Just in the Sky – Nicole Sherman

Stars Are Not Just in the Sky – Nicole Sherman

 She’s confident, driven and has known what she wanted since toddler years. Meet Nicole Moorea Sherman, or Nicci as her friends know her. “When I was 4 years-old, I went to my mom and told her I wanted to be an actress.  She smiled and said, ‘you’re funny’, then told...
Meet Jillian Shea Spaeder

Meet Jillian Shea Spaeder

 She’s the clever and mischievous prankster who plots and executes pranks on unsuspecting targets alongside her friends. At least that’s the role she plays as Bailey on the Disney XD series “Walk the Prank.” The glitz and glamour of Hollywood is all new to 14-year-old...
Melanie Hicken Uncovering Injustice

Melanie Hicken Uncovering Injustice

 Local CNN Money investigative reporter focuses on plights of the people. Sitting at her kitchen table, Melanie Hicken was hard at work from her Santa Clarita home.  Her laptop was fired up, and her phone sat face up, poised for conference calls with her writing...
Jack Storms – A Cut Above

Jack Storms – A Cut Above

Cold glass sculptor shares his quest for artistic perfection and the beauty that results. Inside the Valencia workshop of cold glass sculptor Jack Storms, there is a constant hum of something or another — a cacophony of machines spinning, drilling, grinding.  The...
Engineering The Magic of Movies

Engineering The Magic of Movies

 The road to cinematic masterpiece often presents special effects challenges – and Elia Popov is always up for the impossible. In the wide, open space of his warehouse-slash-shop in Santa Clarita, Elia Popov is pacing, head bowed and a cellphone pressed to his ear. ...

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