People normally know me as… A nonprofit philanthropy executive committed to advancing the work and value of Central Valley organizations. But what they don’t know is that I… I am committed to CrossFit trainings, Spartan obstacles course racing, and a paleo lifestyle. This has helped me build balance in my
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… Warehouse Operations Manager for Second Harvest Food Bank BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT… I am Worship Leader and Choir Director at Revival Center Pentecostal Church in Modesto, where I sing. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… I was very young, probably
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… A graphic designer, artist, truth-teller, spiritual seeker, and highly intuitive person. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT… I love to play with fire! I’m a flow artist and fire spinner. The term “flow arts” refers to a movement-based art form that integrates dance and
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… I’m a CPA by trade. I’m a Principal at Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, a Modesto accounting firm. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… I also roast and sell coffee as a hobby and side business. I call it “Bean Counter Coffee Roasters.” I GOT STARTED WITH
People normally know me as a hairdresser and owner of Pierre’s Hair Studio in Modesto. What they don’t know is that I have also been a professional musician for 40 years. I’ve traveled around the world, playing drums in Japan, New Zealand, and Europe with most famous Persian and Assyrian musicians.
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… I’m a Child Care Specialist at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… I enjoy baking and creating unique cake designs. My family and friends challenge me with new ideas constantly. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… I’m a tree worker. I’ve been self-employed ever since late 2007, when I got my contractor’s license and started DCO Tree Care. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… Make chainsaw wood carvings of bears. I’ve done other stuff, but everybody likes the bears.
I was in grad school 15 years ago at Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Mountain View, CA. At the time, I was looking for a physical activity at night that was challenging and wouldn’t interfere with studying. I’ve watched Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the past and was fascinated by BJJ. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant.
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… The CEO of Advancing Vibrant Communities (AVC). BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I HAVE… A career as a ventriloquist, stage performer and magician. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… I was six years old. I fell in love with the Winchell
If you spotted a piece of Birch: Handcrafted Wearables jewelry on the street, you’d probably think that the wearer had purchased it at a high-end store like Anthropologie. In reality, the business is a one-woman operation run out of a Turlock home – but looking at the quality and style