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Community service is a top priority for La Jollan Rochelle Bold

Rochelle Bold

Rochelle Bold serves as board chair of Voices for Children, a $5 million organization that transforms the lives of San Diego’s foster children by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). She also serves on the board of the La Jolla Community Foundation and as a trustee for The Gillispie School.

Linda Janon of La Jolla works to assist those dealing with mental illness

Linda Janon

Linda Janon was born in New York City with a passion for art and dance. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology with a major in design. As an illustrator she worked with the San Diego Opera and Applause magazine. However, it was her role as a mother that ultimately changed the trajectory of her life.

Steve Haskins is La Jolla’s new Town Council president

Steve Haskin

Steve Haskins was born and raised in La Jolla. He attended Bird Rock Elementary and Stella Maris Academy and graduated from La Jolla High in 1977. As a 16-year-old, he joined the La Jolla Town Council’s Land Use Committee to become the youngest person ever elected as a trustee of the Town Council. Steve graduated from UCSD in 1985, attended French School in Antibes, France, and went on to obtain his law degree from UC Hastings in San Francisco in 1989. He has worked as a real estate and business attorney for the past 25 years.

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.

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