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Rita Szczotka of La Jolla applies her business savvy to charitable causes


Rita Szczotka graduated from Hoover High School in 1976. She was crowned Miss San Diego, Fairest of the Fair in 1977 and a runner up to the Miss California pageant that same year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from National University and San Diego State. After 20-plus years in the financial industry working in management positions with top-tier brokerage firms, she started her own business. She operates and is a partner with The Global Partners Group, an international marketing and distribution team for Youth Enhancement Systems.

La Jolla 10 Questions: Lynn Gorguze blends business career with community service

Lynn Gorguze

Lynn E. Gorguze is president and CEO of Cameron Holdings Corp., which acquires and operates privately held middle-market manufacturing companies. She sits on the boards of the New Children’s Museum and the La Jolla Community Foundation.

10 Questions: Kathleen Buoymaster has designs on beauty; be it homes or hearts

Kathleen Buoymaster

Interior designer Kathleen Buoymaster founded her La Jolla firm in 1985 and served as its president until 2013.

Pastor Adam Stadtmiller to lead the community at La Jolla Christian Fellowship

Pastor Adam Stadtmiller

Adam Stadtmiller has been in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years. A San Diego native, he has ministered in various denominations (The Vineyard, Calvary Chapel, Wesleyan Methodist) and para-church ministries (Christian Surfers, YoungLife) locally and abroad (Australia). He came to La Jolla Christian Fellowship from North Coast Calvary Chapel (NCCC) in Carlsbad where he served as associate pastor for nine years. He earned degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University (B.A. Religion 1993) and Azusa Pacific Graduate School of Theology (Masters Divinity 2001).

La Jolla’s Rev. Charles Norris extends his heart to live life to the fullest

Rev. Charles Norris

Rev. Charles (Chuck) Norris earned a MBA from Arizona State University, along with a B.S. in Business, Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and a Global Leadership Certificate from American International School of Management at Thunderbird. Theologically, he trained at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago Baptist Institute, Fuller Seminary, and is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Nick Yates works for vending machines with healthful snacks in schools, offices

Nick Yates

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Nick Yates earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Technology in business and marketing. He began his career working for Mojo Advertising in Sydney where he was senior media buyer for the Qantas Airlines and Toyota Motor Company accounts.

Rocket engineer Ed Hujsak of La Jolla launches several careers throughout his lifetime

Ed Hujsak

Approaching his 90th year, La Jollan and rocket engineer Edward Hujsak (he was the propulsion engineer on John Glenn’s famous orbital flight), has become an artist, sculptor, poet and builder of fine furniture, musical instruments and toys for children in need.

Eunice Williams strikes a chord with music lovers

Eunice Williams

Eunice Williams is a San Diego Community College instructor and music director for the Pacificaires, the NOTEables and the Cedar Center Chorus. Members of these choirs have performed in France and England, as well as at the Lincoln Center in New York City. They will travel to NYC again in June to perform at Carnegie Hall. In 2015, the singers will travel to Hungary to join international groups at the Europe Cantat.

‘Life is for learning’ says cardiologist John Carson upon retiring from Scripps Health in La Jolla


John C. Carson was born in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest of six. He attended Taft boarding school in western Connecticut, which he credits for instilling in him the joy of learning. Carson joined the US Army in 1945, serving as a technician in the 4th Army Area Medical Laboratory at Fort Sam Houston. Entering Yale in 1947, he graduated with an English degree in 1950.

Rebecca Fox’s goal is to inspire women to dignity, beauty, faith

Rebecca Fox

Rebecca Fox is editor and founder of the online “Eve’s Crown Magazine.” She lives and works in La Jolla. After graduating from Barnard College at Columbia University, Fox worked in public relations and finance in New York City. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 18, she struggled with mental illness and substance abuse for a number of years.

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