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

Here are the women of the inaugural project of 2020 - read their thoughts on aging

and see them in both formal portraits and fun outtakes.

The Women of 2020

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1

Wilma M. Chandler

Theatre/Dance Teacher/Director, 81

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4

Tiffany Cesarin

Registered Nurse, 54

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7

MarNae Taylor

Theatre Teacher/Director/Actress, 57

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10

Paula Berman

Coffee Specialist - Pacific Espresso, 59

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13

Debby De Castro

Teacher, 60

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16

Maggie Pierce

Message Therapist/Social Services, 68

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19

Ethel Lewis

Retired - Social Services, 90

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22

Kristin Brownstone

Coach/Writer/Actor/Strategist, 51

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25

Susan McKay

Costume Designer/Teacher, 60

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28

Tina Gonzalez

Pharmacy Technician, 60

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31

Hallie Richmond

Realtor/Owner of a Property Management Company, 51

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34

Sami Grinder

Business Owner/Cleaning Service, 54

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37

Cheryl Anderson

Choral Director/Teacher, 73

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40

Carol H. Turley

Community Manager, 58

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43

Jennifer Borelli

Business Owner/Bookkeeper, 51

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46

Maggie Paul

Poet/Writer, 65

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49

Tracy Todd

Costume Designer, 54

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2

Karin Babbitt

Stand-up Comic/Teacher, 65

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5

Gail Root

Parent Educator, 70

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8

Beth Thurman

Commissioner - City of Santa Cruz, 58

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11

Sharon De Jong

Special Education, 57

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14

Suzanne Pallottelli

Marketing Professional, 56

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17

Patrice Vecchione

Writer/Artist/Teacher, 63

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20

Sandi Meyer

Marketing Executive, 52

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23

Lillian Bogovich

Actress/Retired – English Teacher, 72

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26

Lori James

Sales, 59

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29

Nadine Keller

Somatic Therapist/Priestess, 50

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32

Catt Porter

Retired – County of Santa Cruz Human Services Dept, 71

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35

Mary Jessen

Business Owner/Deerhaven Herb & Flower Farm, 62

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38

Debbie Zehnder

Retired - Educator/Dancer, 71

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41

Bobbe A. Martin

Retired - Psychiatric Nurse, 78

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44

Ann McCormick

Bookkeeper/Actor, 53

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47

Alisa Van Dissen

Real Estate Investment Property Owner/Manager, 56

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50

Jana Marcus

Photographer/Author, 58

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3

Liz Troshane

Ceramic Artist/Kitchen Designer, 68

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6

Sheryl Loomis

Retired – Special Education Teacher, 71

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9

Wendy Sakoda

Floral Designer, 65

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12

Helene Simkin Jara

Writer/Actor/Director/Teacher, 73

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15

Lora Lee Chapman

Sales, 55

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18

Gitta Ryle

Business Woman/Public Speaker, 88

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21

Ali Eppy

Actor/Writer/Retired – Psychotherapist, 76

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24

Lynn Robinson

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

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27

Stacy Smith

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

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30

Janmarie Silvera

Small Business Owner, Childrens' Theatre Producer, 62

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33

Sarah Scott

Nursing Director/Retired ER Nurse, 54

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36

Caitlin Deck

Attorney, 56

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39

Paula Alder

Psychotherapist, 70

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42

Karen Seifert

Exec Asst. - Hi-Tech Industry, 57

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45

Joan Armstrong

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

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48

Jane Sinclair

Corporate Controller, 67