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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

1

Wilma M. Chandler

Theatre/Dance Teacher/Director, 81

4

Tiffany Cesarin

Registered Nurse, 54

7

MarNae Taylor

Theatre Teacher/Director/Actress, 57

10

Paula Berman

Coffee Specialist - Pacific Espresso, 59

13

Debby De Castro

Teacher, 60

16

Maggie Pierce

Message Therapist/Social Services, 68

19

Ethel Lewis

Retired - Social Services, 90

22

Kristin Brownstone

Coach/Writer/Actor/Strategist, 51

25

Susan McKay

Costume Designer/Teacher, 60

28

Tina Gonzalez

Pharmacy Technician, 60

31

Hallie Richmond

Realtor/Owner of a Property Management Company, 51

34

Sami Grinder

Business Owner/Cleaning Service, 54

37

Cheryl Anderson

Choral Director/Teacher, 73

40

Carol H. Turley

Community Manager, 58

43

Jennifer Borelli

Business Owner/Bookkeeper, 51

46

Maggie Paul

Poet/Writer, 65

49

Tracy Todd

Costume Designer, 54

2

Karin Babbitt

Stand-up Comic/Teacher, 65

5

Gail Root

Parent Educator, 70

8

Beth Thurman

Commissioner - City of Santa Cruz, 58

11

Sharon De Jong

Special Education, 57

14

Suzanne Pallottelli

Marketing Professional, 56

17

Patrice Vecchione

Writer/Artist/Teacher, 63

20

Sandi Meyer

Marketing Executive, 52

23

Lillian Bogovich

Actress/Retired – English Teacher, 72

26

Lori James

Sales, 59

29

Nadine Keller

Somatic Therapist/Priestess, 50

32

Catt Porter

Retired – County of Santa Cruz Human Services Dept, 71

35

Mary Jessen

Business Owner/Deerhaven Herb & Flower Farm, 62

38

Debbie Zehnder

Retired - Educator/Dancer, 71

41

Bobbe A. Martin

Retired - Psychiatric Nurse, 78

44

Ann McCormick

Bookkeeper/Actor, 53

47

Alisa Van Dissen

Real Estate Investment Property Owner/Manager, 56

50

Jana Marcus

Photographer/Author, 58

3

Liz Troshane

Ceramic Artist/Kitchen Designer, 68

6

Sheryl Loomis

Retired – Special Education Teacher, 71

9

Wendy Sakoda

Floral Designer, 65

12

Helene Simkin Jara

Writer/Actor/Director/Teacher, 73

15

Lora Lee Chapman

Sales, 55

18

Gitta Ryle

Business Woman/Public Speaker, 88

21

Ali Eppy

Actor/Writer/Retired – Psychotherapist, 76

24

Lynn Robinson

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

27

Stacy Smith

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

30

Janmarie Silvera

Small Business Owner, Childrens' Theatre Producer, 62

33

Sarah Scott

Nursing Director/Retired ER Nurse, 54

36

Caitlin Deck

Attorney, 56

39

Paula Alder

Psychotherapist, 70

42

Karen Seifert

Exec Asst. - Hi-Tech Industry, 57

45

Joan Armstrong

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

48

Jane Sinclair

Corporate Controller, 67