Join me as we celebrate the beauty, strength, and wisdom of women over 50. 

Here is the first group of women to join the project this year - read their thoughts on aging

and see them in both formal portraits and fun outtakes.
As the year goes on, we will continue to share the images and words of more amazing women,

culminating in a gallery-style exhibition in 2021.

the women

the 2020 count begins...

 


click an image to visit their gallery

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1

Wilma Chandler

Theatre/Dance Teacher/Director, 81

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2

Karin Babbitt

Stand-up Comic/Teacher, 65

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3

Liz Troshane

Ceramic Artist/Kitchen Designer, 68

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4

Tiffany Cesarin

Registered Nurse, 54

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5

Gail Root

Parent Educator, 70

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6

Sheryl Loomis

Retired – Special Education Teacher, 71

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7

MarNae Taylor

Theatre Teacher/Director/Actress, 57

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8

Beth Thurman

Commissioner - City of Santa Cruz, 58

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9

Wendy Sakoda

Floral Designer, 65

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10

Paula Berman

Coffee Specialist - Pacific Espresso, 59

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11

Sharon De Jong

Special Education, 57

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12

Helene Simkin Jara

Writer/Actor/Director/Teacher, 73

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13

Debby De castro

Teacher, 60

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14

Suzanne Pallottelli

Marketing Professional, 56

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15

Lora Lee Chapman

Sales, 55

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16

Maggie Pierce

Message Therapist/Social Services, 68

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17

Patrice Vecchione

Writer/Artist/Teacher, 63

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18

Gitta Ryle

Business Woman/Public Speaker, 88

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19

Ethel Lewis

Retired - Social Services, 90

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20

Sandi Meyer

Marketing Executive, 52

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21

Ali Eppy

Actor/Writer/Retired – Psychotherapist, 76

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22

Kristin Brownstone

Coach/Writer/Actor/Strategist, 51

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23

Lillian Bogovich

Actress/Retired – English Teacher, 72

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24

Lynn Robinson

Nonprofit Executive Director, professional gardener, past Mayor of Santa Cruz, 65

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25

Susan McKay

Costume Designer/Teacher, 60

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26

Lori James

Sales, 59

27

Stacy Smith

Retired – Admin Assistant/Legal Secretary/Retail Therapist, 62

30

Janmarie Silvera

Small Business Owner, Childrens' Theatre Producer, 62

31

Hallie Richmond

Realtor/ Owner of a Property Management Company, 51

32

Catt Porter

Retired – County of Santa Cruz Human Services Dept, 71

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34

Sami grinder

Business Owner/Cleaning Service, 54

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35

Mary Jessen

 Business Owner/Deerhaven Herb & Flower Farm, 62

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36

Caitlin Deck

Attorney, 56

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37

Cheryl Anderson

Choral Director/Teacher, 73

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38

Debbie Zehnder

Retired - Educator, Dancer, 71

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39

Paula Alder

Psychotherapist, 70

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40

Carol H. Turley

Community Manager, 58

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41

Bobbe A. Martin

Retired - Psychiatric Nurse, 78

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42

Karen Seifert

Exec Asst. - Hi-Tech Industry, 57

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44

Ann McCormick

Bookkeeper/Actor, 53

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45

Joan Armstong

CMA for OB/GYN Women’s Health Care, 68

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46

Maggie Paul

Poet/Writer, 65

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47

Alisa Van Dissen

Real Estate Investment Property Owner/Manager, 56

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48

Jane Sinclair

Corporate Controller, 67

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49

Tracy Todd

Costume Designer, 54

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50

Jana Marcus

Photographer/Author, 58

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