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Love of the outdoors draws Jacques Naviaux to La Jolla and Scouting

Jacques Naviaux

Col. Jacques Naviaux II is a native Californian, a Marine Corps veteran, and a very active volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America. He was born in Monterey and moved frequently due to his father’s career as a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps until the family settled in Southern California, first in La Jolla and then in Palos Verdes. He was an active Boy Scout growing up in Troop 276 “The Mountain Men,” and he is an Eagle Scout.

Maura Walters keeps an artful eye out for local masterpieces

Maura Walters

Maura Walters is the assistant to the director (Erika Torri) at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, where she has worked since 2006. The Athenaeum, located on the corner of Wall Street and Girard Avenue, is one of only 16 membership libraries in the United States. Founded in 1899, it is one of the oldest cultural institutions in San Diego. A library dedicated to art and music, the Athenaeum presents a year-round schedule of art exhibitions, music concerts and festivals, art classes, lectures and much more.

La vie en rose for artist Judy Judy Judy


The desire to help improve the lives of women drew Judy to her profession and inspired her to begin her own La Jolla business in 1991, she said. As the owner and operator of the salon, Judy Judy Judy on Herschel Avenue, Judy was the first to bring hair-loss treatments for women to the area. She was trained in Paris at the Rene Furterer Institute and in London at Vidal Sassoon.

Las Patronas president Pat Marsch knows the value of helping hands

Pat Marsch

Pat Marsch was born in Detroit and is a graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in English, education, and radio and television. Shortly after graduation, she moved to the mountains of Colorado to ski for one season. Fourteen ski seasons later, she continued west from her adopted hometown of Breckenridge (where she taught English, owned a cookware store, met her husband Nick and had two sons) and landed in San Diego.

Kathryn Stephens’ art has heart, as she works to uplift spirits

Kathryn Stephens

Artist Kathryn Stephens’ passion for her craft has made her a driving force as director of development for “A Reason To Survive” (ARTS), a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic arts programming to youth facing major life challenges. Stephens also served as the campaign manager for the New Children’s Museum. She has crafted vibrant mosaic murals at Bird Rock Elementary, where she taught for several years.

Doreen Schonbrun shares a love of art with children in need

Doreen Schonbrun

Doreen Schonbrun received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Criticism from UC San Diego. She is passionate about using the richness of art history to teach children about world history, the arts, diversity, economics, politics and religion. Her other interests include art making, science, music, dance and theater.

Nahieli Caldwell of La Jolla holds a place in her heart for young children in need


Nahieli Caldwell, born in Mexico, said she was very young when she first witnessed the hunger of the poor and the cry for help in the eyes of innocent children. The experiences forever changed her life. In her attempt to support those in need, she became involved in many causes ranging from cuddling babies at the DIF Children’s Home in Mexico, to the rehabilitation of at-risk girls at The Girls Probation House in Virginia.

Jewish Federation offers a tribute to longtime volunteer Terri Bignell of La Jolla


Terri Bignell has been involved in nearly every aspect of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County for the past 30 years. She was the director of the Associate Women’s Division, 1986-2002, and went on to become a volunteer leader and then president of the Women’s Division, 2007-2009.

David Chase leads the La Jolla Symphony Chorus with a Hallelujah!


David Chase, Ph.D. has been choral director of the La Jolla Symphony Chorus since 1973. He also serves as a lecturer in the UC San Diego Music Department and, in 2009, retired from Palomar College where he taught music for 35 years. Under his leadership, the 130-voice chorus performs a mix of musical styles for the LJSC subscription series in Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD.

Teaching distinction puts Tracy Johnson in spotlight at UCSD in La Jolla

Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson is an associate professor of molecular biology in the UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences. She received her bachelor’s degree from UCSD, her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and was a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Considered an outstanding instructor and mentor, Johnson was recently recognized with a UCSD’s Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award for undergraduate teaching.

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