Misc.

  • Executive Profile | Dione Moser

    Somehow, I always knew I would be an entrepreneur. I thought I would own a chain of hair salons, though. Looking back, I was always different. I grew up in a small town called Round Rock, just outside of Austin, TX. I was creative, a free spirit, a tomboy, and well… a handful, to say […]

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  • Executive Profile – Leah Azevedo Finn

    Leah Azevedo Finn is the owner of La Masters of Fine Jewelry. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to the Temecula Valley in early 1988. La Masters of Fine Jewelry has three generations of jewelers in the family. It started with her grandfather, Tony Azevedo. Then the skill was passed down to her […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE – Julie Ngo

    Introduction: Julie Ngo is a dedicated State Farm Agent based in Temecula, CA, serving her community since January 2006. With over two decades of experience in the insurance industry, Julie is passionate about helping her clients navigate the complexities of insurance to safeguard their families and assets.  She cherishes her family life, being engaged to […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE – Celeste Ducharme

    Celeste motivates, mentors, encourages, and leads others by example.   As the VP Self-Storage Development, Celeste Ducharme has spent the last 36 years building businesses and managing teams within several high-profile companies such as Nordstrom, Dennis Uniform Company, and the Rancon Group. Celeste holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Since joining Rancon […]

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  • PROFILE – Corie Maue

    When Corie Maue and her husband Patrick moved to Murrieta in 2001 to be near family, they quickly tired of the commute to Orange County and decided to start their own business.  What began as Corie being an independent notary public flourished into DocPros, a nationwide loan signing service that has served the Title and […]

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  • Profile | Annette LaRocque

    What gets me up in the morning is my love for life. I am very passionate about the life I’ve been given. I’ve had a lot of love and loss in my life and don’t take one day for granite. Life is too short. I am a first-generation business owner; the valley’s one and only […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | Tara Wunderlich Metzler

    Tara Wunderlich Metzler is a dynamic force in the business community, serving as the new associate publisher and director of advertising of the prestigious Valley Business Journal. Her journey is marked by entrepreneurial spirit, community engagement, and a commitment to fostering growth and unity within the Temecula Valley. As the associate publisher/director of advertising of […]

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  • Craig Davis Executive Profile December 2023

    Kathy and I are the owners of Craig Davis Family Insurance Agency, DBA: Farmers Insurance.  We are proud to live and work here in Temecula.  We recently moved to a new office location within the same center at the Adobe Shopping Center on Jefferson and Overland in Temecula.   Stay tuned for the Open House […]

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  • Executive Profile – Angelo Catalano

    Introduction In the early years of Angelo’s life, he knew he wanted to make something great of himself. During the beginning of 2003, he had begun to imagine how he could take action and become an example of the American dream. Angelo arrived in the United States towards the end of that same year, actively […]

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  • Executive Profile Kim Joseph Cousins

    Prior to his current position, Kim was a senior manager in various positions within the Finance, Marketing and Sales divisions for Mazda North American Operations. He has held various positions in the financial management field for McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell, TDK and Bristol Industries. Kim majored in Accounting and Management Information Systems and minored in Business […]

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  • Executive Profile – Heidi Robertson

    Introduction: Heidi Robertson is the owner and CEO of Tristone Cinemas. Tristone currently has two movie theater locations, Temeku Cinemas in Temecula and Jurupa 14 Cinemas in Jurupa Valley. In 2003 Heidi brought her family of 4 children from Alberta, Canada to open Temeku Cinemas. She was able to use her 23 years of experience […]

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  • Executive Profile – Timothy Killeen

    INTRODUCTION  Temecula Valley Hospital (TVH) is proud to announce the appointment of Timothy Killeen, MD to its Governing Board of Directors as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Killeen is active in the Community and has been a practicing pulmonologist in the region for over 30 years. He is on the active medical staff at Southwest […]

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  • Executive Profile – Terry Gilmore

    Bio: In 1966 I joined the United States Army and after completing my training, I traveled to Vietnam where I was a Radio Operator in the 25th Infantry Division as a Sargent, E-5. Shortly after ending my Army career and returning home to Missouri, I started working in the automotive industry which then led me […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | Diane Strand

    Affiliations: Diane is honored to be the 1st Vice President of Southwest Economic Development Coalition, an appointed board member, by 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington for Riverside County Workforce Development, the Chair for Southwest Riverside County Workforce Committee, JDS Creative Academy’s Founder, Executive Director and Board President. In addition, JDS Inc. and JDS Creative Academy […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | Andrea Shoup

    Introduction I enjoy being a go-to expert in Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Probate, and Business Succession Planning here in the Valley. I’m proud of our team at Shoup Legal, where we embrace each family’s unique estate planning and business needs to help them plan today for peace of mind tomorrow. I’m a big believer that […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | Brian Connors

    Brian Connors has lived in Murrieta for more than 30 years. As a kid in the 70’s, he and his family would drive the old 395 from Escondido to visit Vail Lake and enjoy the water slides. Ownership of a new home for my wife (Marleen) and I became a dream of ours in 1990. […]

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  • Executive Profile – Kim Gerrish

    I was born and raised in El Cajon, just east of San Diego. My parents moved to El Cajon from Illinois following their friends with dreams of warmer weather and better opportunities. We had no family, just friends near by. I grew up camping, attending church functions, real estate events and playing till dark in […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE - Tina Gottlieb

    1. Affiliations:  I have been a Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce member since 2002, a member of the Rotary Club of Temecula since 2003, and the creator and host of Audacious since 2016. Audacious is a group of professional and business women who meet monthly. Reach out to me if you’d like to attend or […]

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  • Greg Thomas

    Greg Thomas serves as the General Manager of the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and has lived in the Valley for nearly 20 years. Thomas started his career serving in the US Marine Corp, which gave him an opportunity to live and work in places across the globe.  When his tenure with the military  was […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | James Laszko

    I became a homeowner in Temecula in 1999, purchasing my first home in the Paseo del Sol community in southern Temecula.  Over the next 2 decades, I moved from Temecula to Murrieta and then Wildomar and in 2018 we moved back to southern Temecula so that our youngest daughter could be a part of the […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | James Laszko

    James Laszko has lived in the valley for over 20 years.  Growing up in Fallbrook, James has watched Temecula grow up from a place with a single stop light to the great family friendly community it is today. I became a homeowner in Temecula in 1999, purchasing my first home in the Paseo del Sol […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | Rachel Leigh

    If you’ve yet to meet a Temecula native—now you have! My family moved to the Temecula Valley (then Rancho California) circa 1972 when the land was affordable and vast, with a small population of only 2,770 (now 114,327). Hard to believe, isn’t it? I attended Murrieta Elementary when it was K-8th and graduated from TVHS […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | Esther Phahla

    Esther Phahla has been a Temecula resident for 23 years. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: Close Personal Attention. At Esther N. Phahla, CPA, A Professional Corporation, we provide Tax planning and Tax preparation services to our clients’ diverse needs using a Close Personal Attention. Our mission is to provide Tax Planning that puts you at ease! Having enough […]

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  • EXECUTIVE PROFILE | Pat Utnehmer

    I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin with six brothers and sisters, so when I found Rancho California in 1986 I felt right at home. Being one of the first eye doctors in town made it pretty easy to stay busy right away. Dr Bob Beck was the only dentist in town and […]

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