Cosmetic Surgery Medical Center
Where advanced training and beautiful results meet.

2200 Sunrise Blvd., Ste. 250, Gold River • (916) 851-8400

Accent EstheticsSM provides full-service cosmetic surgery for patients’ facial and body enhancement in an elegant, professional environment. Surgical procedures are done in the on-site AAAHC-accredited surgery center, performed by Jon G. Finkler, M.D., who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and recently the President of the California Society of Plastic Surgery. The center’s full-time esthetician, Alison Carole, provides complimentary pre- and post-operative skin care for facial surgery patients. She also coordinates its physician-supervised clinical skin-care program, designed for those discriminating individuals who desire to improve their apprearance. In addition, the highly trained staff provides Endermologie®, an FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for reducing the appearance of cellulite. “We feel that these services greatly enhance the benefits of cosmetic procedures. We are very proud of our friendly, professional staff, who are dedicated to our motto: ‘We Put the Accent on You.’”

Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern CaliforniaLASER & SKIN SURGERY CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

3835 J St., Sacramento • (916) 456-0400

Dr. Suzanne Kilmer, an internationally recognized dermatologic laser surgeon and past president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, founded the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California over 10 years ago. One of the world’s leading laser research facilities with over 25 lasers, her center has conducted groundbreaking clinical trials on resurfacing lasers for wrinkles and scars as well as hair, tattoo, vascular and pigmented lesion lasers. The Laser Center also specializes in skin cancer and reconstructive surgery, including MOHS. Even the recent craze for lunchtime laser rejuvenation stems from her center’s research. Although known by her peers as a premier scientist, Dr. Kilmer and her team of board-certified dermatologists are most appreciated in our community for their outstanding clinical skills. These laser experts use their vast fund of knowledge, surgical skills and unsurpassed array of lasers to best treat patients’ individual needs. Other services offered include Botox, fillers, sclerotherapy, tumescent liposuction and a full complement of esthetic services. For a listing of clinical trials, a professional consultation or to attend a free on-site seminar, call the center or visit us online at www.skinlasers.com.

S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center


1111 Exposition Blvd., Bldg. 700
Sacramento • (916) 736-1911

Laura Assante Johnston, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology
Judy Hanson, M.S., Audiologist

For more than twenty years, Dr. Laura Assante Johnston and Judy Hanson, M.S. have been helping Sacramento area residents hear better.  They provide audiological examinations, hearing rehabilitation and top quality hearing aids to infants, teenagers and adults. Dr. Laura Johnston, Director of S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center, and Judy Hanson, audiologist at S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center use their education, experience and expertise to recommend the best remediation to hearing impaired individuals of all ages.  Offices also available in Carmichael, Folsom and Roseville

Brenda Holloway-Donegan, Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker Realtor, GRI, CRS • (916) 719-8683 • rebrenda@hotmail.com

Once Brenda Holloway-Donegan sets a goal for herself, she simply will not quit until she’s exhausted every last possible solution. She will work tirelessly to find creative solutions to her clients’ sale or purchase goals. Whether it’s participating in a 100-mile bike race, taking care of her family or working in her career, this is one woman who simply doesn’t give up. Give her a call today to schedule a private consultation.

Neighborworks Homeownership Center

Sacramento Region
2400 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento • (916) 452-5356 ext. 216

When seeking a new home, buyers want affordable loans, quality education, and a supportive partner. Find all of these at NeighborWorks® Home Ownership Center Sacramento Region, a not-for-profit dedicated to successful homeownership and stronger communities. NeighborWorks® Sacramento also offers a full spectrum of workshops and programs to prevent foreclosure and improve the safety of existing homes. NeighborWorks® Sacramento believes that residents empowered with quality education and training become solid homeowners—the backbone of thriving communities. It also works with government agencies to develop quality, affordable housing and improve neighborhood safety. NeighborWorks® Sacramento offers post-purchase advice as well: home maintenance and repair, financial management and budgeting skills, insurance guidance, community involvement, refinancing education, and early intervention programs to prevent delinquencies or default. To learn more about homeownership or decide whether it’s right for you, attend one of NeighborWorks® Sacramento’s free orientation workshops.

Anne Jensen-Higbe, Higbe Consult Group

Anne Jensen-Higbe
2740 Fulton Avenue # 101-9, Sacramento
Main: (916) 481-2777 • Cell: (916) 531-7474

Anne Jensen-Higbe leads the Higbe Consult Group as the advisor for her business clientele. Higbe Consult Group consists of attorneys who emphasize in Wills, Living Trust and Probate. Additional legal services are provided for Bankruptcy Chapters 7, 11, 13 and Reorganization: personal, small business, casinos commercial, hotel/motels, marinas/resorts, medical and restaurants. The Sacramento Bankruptcy legal team is well represented statewide including parts of Nevada. The attorneys are compassionate with aggressive and successful representations. Anne says, “Bankruptcy can happen to anyone” and her clients should remain without guilt or shame. Anne recommends that every family and business owner have a financial plan to avoid Probate and death taxes. The Higbe Consult Group is community-minded and exceeds 55 years combined experience; taking pride in providing exemplary service to a multi-cultural community. Interpreter available upon request. To schedule your free initial consultation, call Anne directly; weekend and evening appointments available. Anne recently became a Mobile ‘Accommodation Signer’ and Notary Public and a Certified Loan Signer. To learn more about Anne and the Higbe Consult Group go to www.higbeconsultgroup.com.

Sacramento Convention Center & Classique Catering

1400 J Street, Sacramento
(916) 808-5291

1100 14th Street, Sacramento
(916) 446-1215

This year marks the 35th Anniversary celebration of the Sacramento Convention Center and we are looking forward to the next 35 years with eager anticipation! The Sacramento Convention Center Complex includes the beautifully maintained Community Center Theater, and newly restored and renovated Memorial Auditorium. Millions of customers have enjoyed attending a wide range of events over the years. We continue to be a premiere venue option for meetings, conventions, theater productions, wedding receptions, concerts and entertainment. The Convention Center and Classique Catering are a winning combination. We have enjoyed an exclusive catering partnership over the years and have provided unparalleled customer service and award-winning cuisine for our clients. Classique Catering has been voted “Best Sacramento Caterer” in the Region for the past 11 years by the readers of Sacramento Magazine. We’ll make sure your event is a major success. Visit us at www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com or at www.classiquecatering.com.

Real Estate Masters

9295 E. Stockton Blvd. Suite 20, Elk Grove
(916) 686-5300

Real Estate Masters attributes its success over the past 30 years to having the distinct privilege of matching buyers with properties and sellers with successful closings. The office is rich in skilled, professional, and seasoned agents, all of whom have made Real Estate Masters a leader in the Elk Grove and Sacramento real estate communities. Two of Real Estate Masters’ top producers and most tenacious agents, Diane Johnson and Christie Fee, had the unique opportunity to purchase the company in January of 2008. They are following in the successful footsteps of its previous owner and have enjoyed the ability to grow and take the company to the next level. “It’s a pleasure to work with such knowledgeable and compassionate agents as well as such an experienced staff,” raves Diane, “and we have had the honor of having several new agents join our team.” Diane and Christie are looking forward to seeing what this exciting and ever-changing market has in store for their company. “There are so many opportunities to present to our clients in this housing market. Putting people and properties together is truly an amazing and wonderful process,” shares Christie, “and no two transactions are ever the same.” Christie’s and Diane’s backgrounds differ greatly and compliment one another tremendously. Agents with a multitude of backgrounds from the building industry to title and property management to commercial real estate industries bring a wealth of knowledge to this amazing group of Realtors. So whether you’re looking for a small home in town or a large ranch home on property, you can feel confident knowing that Real Estate Masters has the ability to manage your transactions professionally and efficiently.

Ridge Assisted Living

3950 Annadale Lane, Sacramento • (916) 489-6906
Lic. 347003117

At Ridge Assisted Living, owner Michele Hardy and her management team, Brian Leonard, Lisa Asher and Carrie Frank work tirelessly to provide the best care for their residents along with Brownie, their very own certified pet therapist. These professionals’ love and devotion for the elderly is evident in the care they provide. Lisa and Carrie manage the beautifully appointed AppleRidge facility on Annadale Lane while Brian manages the historic IvyRidge location downtown on 23rd Street. Enjoy a fabulous lunch prepared by Executive Chef Cory Lazaldi.

Mail & More

Mary Cabranes Slater
5050 Laguna Blvd., Ste. 112, Elk Grove • (916) 684-MAIL

“Just leave it. I’ll take care of it for you.” is the refrain heard regularly since Mary Cabranes Slater opened Mail & More in the Elk Grove and Laguna communities nearly 20 years ago. Cabranes Slater runs this neighborhood postal center with a keen eye towards outstanding customer service. They also support a number of charities, including the Elk Grove Food Bank and several school and sports programs. Mail & More offers a complete range of products and services, such as mailbox rentals, copies, packing and shipping supplies, notary, fingerprinting, free resume faxing, printing services and passport photos. They are also an authorized shipping outlet for USPS, UPS, FedEx and international packages.

Tres Chic Boutique

Susan Tiesing
Celebrating 15 years in Midtown
2228 J Street, Sacramento

Spirited, proud, and fiercely independent, fashion enthusiast Susan Tiesing celebrates each side of her diverse life with the same trademark flair of midtown’s Très Chic Boutique. While specializing in prom dresses, her eclectic boutique offers a complete array of fashions ranging from the flamboyant to the sexy and glamorous. No other shop offers a better selection for its size. A Native American woman, Tiesing is passionate about the healing power of native herbs, and the gift animals offer to make all lives better. “I love it when people save animals, and animals save people.”

Short Sales by 4

Short Sales by 4
Judy Hawkins • 916-955-2198 • DRE#00639007
DeeDee Riley • 916-225-2719 • DRE#01499004
Colleen Todd • 916-719-8653 • DRE#01850154
Sharon Scheidegger • 916-719-3137 • DRE#01011730
3900 Park Dr., Ste. 100, El Dorado Hills

The Short Sales by 4 Team, was started by Judy, DeeDee, Sharon, and Colleen, so they could reach out to the community by providing a source of knowledge and options during these economically-challenged times. Statistics show that 7 out of 10 homeowners that have gone through foreclosure, never reached out for help. Foreclosure can be highly damaging to one’s credit history and can make it very difficult to get a home loan in the future. The team has a lot to offer with 54 collective years of real estate and banking experience along with various real estate and short sales certifications.

A Place to Call Home

Karen Elena Hart, M.D.
5340 Elvas Ave., Ste. 100 • (916) 736-2225

Karen Elena Hart, M.D., a board-certified family physician who completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, provides comprehensive health care in a warm, relaxing environment, and describes her practice, “A Place to Call Home,” as a “medical home and day spa.” Dr. Hart envisioned this practice model she says “thinking of myself and what I would like to experience as a patient” when going to a doctor’s office. Dr. Hart’s appointments are extended—30min or longer­—allowing what she describes as time to listen to her patients and carefully address each concern, so that her patients receive the care they need and want. Her practice includes the full scope of primary care: internal medicine, geriatrics, women’s health, gynecology, and men’s health, etc. Spa services include facials, skin care, massage therapy, reflexology, relaxation therapy, heat therapy, and aromatherapy.

Porter Scott

Nancy Sheehan & Jennifer Duggan
350 University Ave., Ste. 200
(916) 929-1481

The two most senior women at Porter Scott, Sacramento’s largest litigation firm, provide powerful legal representation to a wide variety of Northern California clients.  Nancy Sheehan defended her first sexual harassment case before a jury more than 20 years ago. Since then she has become one of the most experienced employment trial attorneys in the state, handling cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.  She was recently named one of the top 50 women attorneys in Northern California.  Nancy became a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1999, an organization that includes the nation’s best trial attorneys, and is the President of its Sacramento Valley Chapter this year.  Jennifer Duggan has spent her career at Porter Scott and became a firm shareholder in 2002.  Her practice focuses on business, unfair business practices/trade secret, real estate and employment litigation.  The firm benefits from her active role in management, including attorney hiring, professional development and marketing. She serves as an adjunct professor at Pacific McGeorge and volunteers in the Sacramento community, most recently serving on Sacramento’s No Glass Ceiling Task Force and the Bar Association’s Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee. She also enjoys devoting time to her children’s school in Arden Park.

Sacramento Magazine

Becki Philpott, Advertising Coordinator – Ext. 3031
Carla Shults, Advertising Manager – Ext. 3038
Jamie Gooch, Classified Advertising Manager – Ext. 3037
Julie Lautsch, Advertising Manager – Ext. 3033
Rebecca Connor, Advertising Manager – Ext. 3034
706 56th Street, Ste. 210
Sacramento • (916) 452-6200

Sacramento Magazine delivers award-winning editorial, first-class design, professional production and beautiful photography. Together, they offer the perfect venue to enhance your business’ image and build brand awareness. For 34 years, Sacramento Magazine has provided advertisers quality impressions and long-term exposure to its premier readership. The publications peerless profile in the community and its satisfied advertisers are attributed to an experienced team and an established product. Becki Philpott (10 yrs.), Carla Shults (9 yrs.), Jamie Gooch (4 yrs.), Rebecca Connor (9 yrs.), and the newest member of the team, Julie Lautsch, are happy to contribute to an organization that has provided more than three decades of quality service.