WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2015
Sacramento Bikram Yoga
My yoga journey began in 2002 when I started to feel the repercussions of 30 years of running and began searching for ways to heal my body from years of overuse. I fell in love with Bikam HOT Yoga as I immediately felt the healing affects of working my muscles through yoga postures in a heated room. I quickly realized that Bikram HOT Yoga was giving me more energy, healing my injuries, and giving me a sense of wellbeing that no other activity had done before! We built Sacramento Bikram Yoga in 2011 with a goal to bring healing and health benefits to the Sacramento Community through yoga. Come meet Julie, take a class from our certified teachers, and discover for yourself the amazing benefits of Bikram HOT Yoga.
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6350 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento CA 95819
Brenna Meko, head wrangler since September 1997 of Team Cuvee
Loki, the emotional assistant manager
Salon Cuvee & Day Spa
I’ve been busy working on remodeling and upgrading Cuvee from the newest technology to fresh paint. But first and foremost is educating my team to remain the leading Salon and Spa in Sacramento with the newest trends and the most updated services. As always, Salon Cuvee carries superior brands like Kerastase, Goldwell/ KMS, Bumble and Bumble, Jane Iredale, Dermalogica and CosMedix, along with various fun beauty items to take care of our loyal clients as well as new clients.On the corner of 46th and H Street, you will experience a variety of businesses in addition to the salon and spa, I have leased space within my building to others from Liquidology to Natural Results, various clothing Boutiques, spray tanning and infrared sauna therapy, nails, massage and the best Xtreme lash extension professionals in Sacramento. Smiling, I look around at all those I have had the privilege of working with and the wonderful clients I have met over the years. I am looking forward to meeting many more new faces. I invite you to come and experience what Cuvee has to offer. We have it all under one roof on the corner of 46th and H Street and prettier than ever. Come in and check us out. Let us make your day at Salon Cuvee. Coming soon Opening 7 days a week.
4601 H St, Sacramento, CA 95819 • (916) 452-4600
CSL Solutions, Founder & CEO
At CSL Solutions, we believe that when an entrepreneur has a vision, builds a business and becomes so successful they have to hire their first employee, they should have their own HR superheroes to take the reins. We would never want a business owner to lose their passion for what they built and what drove them to begin their business in the first place, especially because of the difficulties of payroll, taxes, benefit insurance, workers comp and complicated labor laws. CSL’s purpose is to handle these burdens for business owners so they can thrive within their own vision and purpose. We are all about solutions. Preventing problems from occurring and resolving them when they do. For over two decades and counting, CSL has managed nearly every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. Essentially, CSL exists to make life easier for employers throughout California. It’s a beautiful thing. Providing superhero-like services since 1993.
8017 Sacramento St. Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 961.1166 • (916) 961.4499 (Fax)
CATHERINE S. ROWE
Catherine Rowe, jewelry designer and owner of OZ! Gallery of Fine Jewelry, began studying metalsmithing and gemology over thirty-five years ago. She received her BFA from the University of Illinois, and her Graduate Diamonds diploma from GIA. Open since 1992, OZ! represents the work of several local and international jewelry designers, and has been voted KCRA’s A List winner for Best Designer Jewelry. Specializing in one-of-a-kind, custom designs, Catherine also recycles old jewelry by redesigning into new heirlooms. OZ! Gallery has an extensive collection of loose gemstones and diamonds, as well as unusual strands of gems and pearls. Appointments for custom design are recommended.
OZ! GALLERY OF FINE JEWELRY
The Auburn Promenade • 853 Lincoln Way, Suite 103, Auburn CA
(530) 888-9059 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Joey Aronson is consistently ranked #1 for Placer County Luxury Home Sales. Joey set a new record high sale for Placer County on a custom home in Granite Bay at $4,725,000. Joey has achieved “Senior Executive Associate”, is a Lifetime Masters Club Member, a Luxury Portfolio International Specialist, and has received multiple awards as the # 1 top producer for Placer County. Joey is a true professional with over 20 years of experience.
The Pennisi Group
Diane Pennisi, a Coldwell Banker Premier Agent, #1 producer in Elk Grove and Laguna and ranked in the top 1 percent internationally, says, “It’s amazing what good luck you have when you work hard.” That’s why her name is listed on signage throughout the South County. Ron & Charme Williams, longtime clients, say, “She began as our real estate agent and became a trusted friend and colleague. There’s no need to contact any other realtor when you’ve got Diane!” Raised in East Sacramento and a longtime resident of Wilton, Diane has earned the title of “Your Town & Country Connection” as well as an Outstanding Lifetime Masters Member, International President’s Premier, Coldwell Banker Previews Member and Women’s Council of Realtors. She is ranked among the top ten of Coldwell Banker’s Northern California real estate agents. Diane’s team of professionals, known as The Pennisi Group, includes her assistant and office coordinator Meagen Langer, and her team of experienced agents, John Pennisi, Michael Simcock, Teresa Laine, Heather Ali, Penny Runyon & Dianne Tuosto, who are always available to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
PATRICIA SEIDE GROUP
Previews Property Specialist • Coldwell Banker
The women of the Pat Seide Group are dedicated to providing outstanding service to our growing list of clients. Pat Seide has been a consistent award winner and top producing Coldwell Banker agent in the Sacramento region for her entire 28 year career. She has put her enthusiasm, expertise and experience to work for her clients as shown by her top position in gross sales for the Sacramento area, again for the first half of this year. Over the course of her career, she has earned a reputation for integrity, service, and results. The continuing success of the Pat Seide Group is built on repeat customers and strong, positive word of mouth to others by past and current clients. The level of service and caring provided far exceeds that of most real estate groups. The group has expanded over several years by building a very professional team in the office and the field to deliver this high level of service to a growing market place. Mary Lagomarsino has been a key member and agent for the team over the past four years. She joined the team after retiring from a rewarding teaching career in elementary and performing arts education. Her knowledge of the school systems, community activities, and neighboring communities make her an asset to new and returning buyers. Mary’s organizational and adaptability skills and positive attitude make her an integral part of the team.
4370 Town Center Blvd, Suite 270, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 • 916-712-1617 • 916-941-3006 • BRE#00892540
Kim Kaplan, known to many over the years as one of Sacramento’s leading ladies in morning radio, has continued her success as Creative Director of her company Kim Kaplan Productions, which she has co-owned with her husband, George Salgado, since 2003. Through the last twelve years, KKP has evolved into a product and project management and consulting company serving a number of different clients, from product manufacturers, start-ups and entrepreneurs to TV producers and non-profit organizations. Kim has also been very successful as a crowdfunding specialist and consultant, creating and managing crowdfunding campaigns that have collectively raised over one and a half million dollars in the past three years. “Crowdfunding has evolved as a way for entrepreneurs and even established companies to obtain different objectives, from launching a product to obtaining market research,” says Kaplan. “We love these types of projects because they utilize all of the services we provide, including audio and video production and social media marketing and management.” When asked what it takes to survive as an entrepreneur, Kim replied, “I am constantly reinventing myself in order to keep up with the accelerating pace of technology and how that affects our business. It’s necessary, otherwise you are eating everybody else’s dust.”
Excel Interpreting & Translation
Koy Saephan founded Excel Interpreting & Translation in 2010. Excel is a language firm offering over one hundred and fifty languages throughout the state of California. Excel customers include law firms, medical facilities, schools, social services agencies, dental offices, and administrative courtrooms across the state of California, coming into contact with limited-English proficient individuals requiring the assistance of language interpreters and translators to facilitate communication. As the first Registered Court Interpreter for the Mien language, Koy began as a freelance interpreter in 1999. She subsequently accepted a full-time staff interpreter position working for the Sacramento County Superior Court from 2004 through January of 2012. Koy received a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed two and half years of law school before deciding to start a language company. Today, Excel has eight employees and a network of over six thousand professional interpreters and translators across the state. With its large and diverse pool of linguists, Excel can handle any interpreting or document-translating project. Consider Excel interpreters and translators as your bridge across both language and culture to reach untapped markets, locally and around the world.
1804 Tribute Road, Suite 207 • Sacramento, CA 95815
(800) 915-0638 ext. 103
Visit us at www.excelinterpreting.com
Lena Dalby/Lana Wyant
Lena Dalby and Lana Wyant of Dalby•Wyant have over 25 years combined experience representing personal injury victims in litigation matters throughout Northern California. They understand that most of their clients are new to the litigation world and strive to not only provide aggressive representation, but help guide their clients through the sometimes stressful process with understanding and compassion. Their thriving law practice is centered around skillful lawyering, open communication and personal attention to their clients’ needs. Lena and Lana are not only passionate about developing a lasting relationship with their clients, but also about the community in which they live.
1013 Galleria Blvd., Suite 275, Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 677-2144 • (916) 677-2143 (Fax)
LISA L. BRADNER–EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEY
Rose Law, APC – Working Hard For Working People™
Lisa L. Bradner spent the first half of her 17-year career representing public and private employers and large real estate developers in complex multi-party litigation in the Central Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. But her favorite case involved representing two technology salespeople whose employer fired them rather than pay out a million-dollar earned sales commission. So, after moving to the Sacramento area, she joined Rose Law, an employment law boutique firm specializing in helping workers in wrongful termination and wage disputes. “Representing employers in the past gave me valuable experience I use to represent workers now,” she says. She also feels being part of a smaller firm allows for more efficient, collaborative and creative problem-solving to obtain justice for her clients. Examples of her tenacity have been demonstrated in such cases as the mother of four who was terminated from her job when she suffered a life-threatening health crisis, a firefighter who was retaliated against for asserting his legally protected rights, and the 300 workers in a federal wage and hour class-action lawsuit whose employer misclassified them as independent contractors in order to withhold overtime pay and other benefits. “I am proud to represent hard-working people who deserve fair treatment and fair pay. It is fulfilling to help workers assert their rights and receive compensation for injustice.” If you have an employment law issue or wage dispute, contact Lisa L. Bradner at Rose Law.
11335 Gold Express Drive, Suite 135 • Gold River, CA 95670 • (916) 273-1260 • (916) 290-0148 • www.joeroselaw.com
“A lot of people ask me what’s my secret to success,” said Kim Pacini-Hauch. “My answer’s simple, I love what I do and I provide ‘white glove’ service to all of my clients.” As it turns out, this approach has served her well and has earned her the highest of industry accolades as she became #1 Top Producer in Sacramento County for 2014, #1 Agent for luxury homes sold (over $1M) for the past 12 years and has nearly a half a billion dollars in career sales. Kim is attuned to her community and involved with many local charitable organizations, which she adds, “keeps me connected and grounded to my community.”
MOLLY BROWN & TATIANA KAISER
Owners of Sun & Soil Juice Co.
Molly Brown and Tatiana Kaiser opened the doors to Sun & Soil Juice Company in Midtown Sacramento, June 2014 (19th & P street). The Mission was simple – to infuse raw organic nutrition into the community through delicious juice, smoothies, and food. As first time small business owners, there was a lot of uncertainty as to how the community would receive such a product. The response was overwhelmingly positive with an immediate demand for their certified organic concoctions. Sales have grown steadily and so has the staff. They started with 6 part time employees and now have 20 after one year. Molly & Tatiana believe this success has come in large part due to their firm commitment to high quality organic ingredients, delicious original products, and excellent customer service. Through these commitments, Sun & Soil has established a strong following in the greater Sacramento area with many regular customers who now experience the joys of eating fresh, unprocessed, creative foods more often.
Pure. Organic. Love.
1912 P Street, Sacramento CA 95811
SERENA J. KALLAS, JD, MBA
As a lifelong Sacramentan, Serena J. Kallas grew up determined on bettering herself both academically and professionally. Over time this learned perseverance and can-do attitude metamorphosed into Kallas & Co., a go-to business solutions partner that visionaries can utilize to receive the support necessary to turn their passion and vision into business excellence. As a result, she has gained much fulfillment in connecting lawyers, engineers, creatives, retailers, restaurateurs and non-profits with funds and extended workforce solutions to run and grow their mission.
KALLAS & CO.
Monroe Salon & Spa
“I love what I do and I have built a very successful team who excel in their craft,” says Jackie Sellitti, owner of Monroe Salon & Spa, which offers hair, facials and massage services. Celebrating nearly 20 years in business, Monroe Salon & Spa has been named a top- 20 salon by Sacramento magazine, a top salon on the KCRA 3 A-List and has been featured on “Good Day Sacramento” and “TLC Makeover Story. “We at Monroe Salon have a passion for our clients and pride ourselves on customer service and go above and beyond to achieve the look best suited for each individual,” says Sellitti, a Vidal Sassoon trained hair designer and Goldwell and Redken color specialist who herself has been doing hair for 30 years. She and her team have done fundraisers for the Twin Lakes Food Bank, The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, the Rotary Club of Folsom and several other charities.
707 Natoma St., Folsom
Ambitious and unconventional, Dena found her love of cars and technology thru family at a young age. She then met her husband, Patrick. In 2003, they started SteamPRO, but wanted one day to have an auto related business. With Dena having a near 2 decade career at Intel (hired at 17), and Patrick running SteamPRO, they took the leap and opened The Auto Vault in 2014, taking care of cars: classic, muscle, exotic, luxury and custom. While juggling career, businesses, and family, Dena has not lost her ambitious spirit and continues to plan for future growth.
DAVETTE FOURNIER AND SANDY FRITZ
Davette Fournier & Sandy Fritz are well-known now in the eyewear circles as the “EyeChicks.” What’s in a name? Well, when you have an unusual boutique filled with fabulous eyewear creations from around the world, run by two amazing women with an appetite for beautiful eyewear, (who just happen to be two of the coolest chicks in the business) well . . . the name speaks volumes.
Davette Fournier and Sandy Fritz are the original EyeChicks and operate the eyewear boutique located at:
2714 MARCONI AVE., SACRAMENTO