familiar faces

Adamovich loves working at the school, taking photos in spare time

EL DORADO HILLS CA - Ron Adamovich is a groundskeeper at Silva Valley Elementary School where you can either find him on a mowing tractor, dressed up in a red suit with a white bea ...

Fire department employee enjoys Gold Rush history, playing piano

Sandy Sanders can often be found doing whatever needs to be done at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, where she’s been for seven years as an administrative assistant. Sanders ...

Former teacher battling arthritis turns cycling passion into business

Erin Gorrell and her husband Wilson own and operate Folsom Bike as well as Town Center Bike & Tri. Erin has competed in triathlons and endurance rides. For one of her rides, benef ...

Former Miss California turns to volunteerism, interior design

Dianne Drisko was Miss California in 1972 and is still involved in the Miss America Organization. She and her husband Richard moved to El Dorado Hills in 1998 with their family fro ...

El Dorado Hills author turns to cycling for exercise

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Carolyn Newcomer is an El Dorado Hills mother, author, interior designer, biker and more. She’s the author of the Barf’s Books, a series of children’s b ...

Dessert maker combines big-city training with hometown tastes

A Cameron Park baker and dessert maker, trained in New York, now calls this region home. Musarrat Afshan started her own business in 2008. She’s also a familiar face at area Farm ...

Personal chef provides at-home or at-business meals

Nicole Craine, of El Dorado Hills, and her partner Megan Poppert, of River Pines in Amador County, have been running their catering business, Bleu Rosemary Personal Chef and Specia ...

Wife, mom, aerobics instructor offers unique fashion boutique in El Dorado Hills

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Longtime aerobics instructor Tami Springs is also a wife, and mother of 12-year-old twins, Blake and Rachel. After getting her degree in organizational commu ...

Love of all things international is her passion

Julie Brown matches host families with students from around the world, who visit the United States over the summer for about three weeks, as part of EF Educational Homestay Program ...

Having eight kids doesn't slow down this family in El Dorado Hills

It takes a super mom to raise a mega family. With eight kids, Brenda Collette has to be organized. At one point in her life, when she had five kids in soccer, her schedule began at ...