Elizabeth is a professional writer whose columns and feature articles have appeared regularly in the Central Coast publications for the past 30 years. A fourth-generation Gilroyan, Elizabeth is descended from the pioneer Chesbro family. Her volume, Images of America: Carmel Valley, was published by Arcadia Press in January 2010.
Life in Gilroy
Sam is a past president of the Gilroy Garlic Festival and a demonstration chef. He's an amazing cook—he published a book called Any Bozzo Can Cook with Gene Sakahara. Together they are known as the SakaBozzo twins separated at birth. He and his wife of 47 years, Judy, have two sons and three grandchildren who also live in Gilroy.
Dan is a local artist whose early works were more of Realism. He now enjoys an Impressionistic style. He lives in Morgan Hill with his life partner, Kim.
It's Your Swing
Don has been the PGA General Manager of Gilroy Golf Course since 1985. He is a former winner of the Bill Stausbaugh award given by the PGA of America for excellence in education. He was named the 2014 Gilroy Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, was born and raised in Gilroy and still lives here with Mia, his wife of 33 years.
Matthew has been involved with community theater for over 35 years. He is currently a designer’s assistant for Brotin Design, a founding member of a local film production company, Oscar Dante Motion, and is still heavily involved with local theater.
Karen La Corte
Karen is an etiquette and manners expert trained and certified by the Emily Post Institute in Vermont. She has been teaching etiquette and manners to children and adults for over thirty years. She is also a certified image and fashion consultant. Karen is happy to answer any personal etiquette or image questions you may have by emailing her at email@example.com.
The Relationship Game
Vicki has lived and worked in the South County area as a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 35 years. She and her husband George raised two beautiful daughters with the help of the village here. Her education includes a M.Div. degree from Fuller Seminary and a M.A. in Marriage, Family Counseling from Santa Clara University. You can contact her at 408-848-8793 or visit her website at vickiminerva.com.
Morgan Hill Historical
Michael has lived and worked in this area most of his life. He is active in the Morgan Hill Historical Society, and has authored books on local history with Ian L. Sanders, including More Views of Morgan Hill and A Hundred Years of Gilroy Hit Springs, 1860-1960.
Freelance Writer & Marketing Representative
Bev Stenehjem is a local wine enthusiast, author and freelance writer focused on the wineries of Santa Clara Valley. Bev wrote “The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley,” a historical photo book published by Arcadia Publishing in 2015. Bev conducts occasional wine and food pairing events at the local wineries and through Gavilan College Community Education. She is passionate about shining a light on the world-class wines of the Santa Clara Valley and the people behind them. firstname.lastname@example.org