Familiar Faces

Familiar Faces: Former hog-calling champ singing different tune in El Dorado Hills

Connie Backers can remember as far back as 2 years old singing “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” and then singing in glee club in high school. She has fond ...

Familiar Faces: Tennis pro was once ball boy for Jimmy Connors

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Rich Klingensmith, one of the area’s tennis professionals has been teaching tennis since the age of 14. He began instructing tiny tots at the Del Norte ...

Familiar Faces: Former London resident enjoying entrepreneurial life in El Dorado Hills

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Owner of Relish Burger and 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills, Richard Righton has his hands full. Although he sold the popular Bidwell Street Bistro nearly thr ...

Familiar Faces: Vietnam veteran puts effort into El Dorado Hills memorial park

John Cordova has been changed irreversibly by war. “Any combat veteran,” said Cordova, “who has had trigger time and has been asked to do something that’s ...

Familiar Faces: El Dorado Hills cancer survivor went from sewing wedding dresses to kneading dough

As early as 3:30 every morning, the aroma of freshly baked pastries and breads and coffee wafts through the air at the Bakerie & Latte Chateau Arme on Francisco Drive in El Dor ...

Familiar Faces: Fashion designer calls El Dorado Hills home

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - New York, Paris and London may be known as the fashion capitals of the world, but Caren Templet, a fashion designer living in El Dorado Hills, wants to add Sa ...

Familiar Faces: Inspiration for new book struck writer like bolt of lightning

Local writer Sherry Joyce is thrilled that her debut novel, eight years in the making, is published this month. The plot of “The Dordogne Deception” includes an attract ...

Familiar Faces: Former ‘Guiding Light’ actress turns to local productions

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Ingrid Laurentiis-Wilson is the founder of One Way Productions. The company started in 1993 out of Los Angeles as a theater school for children, but is now ma ...

Familiar Faces: Retiree takes aim at fitness through archery

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Tom Grube has been the president of the El Dorado Hills Bowman’s Club for five years. The Bowman’s Club is an archery club that teaches classes at ...

Familiar Faces: Mother of four stays busy volunteering in El Dorado Hills region

EL DORADO HILLS, CA- Between managing her family of four children, fundraising, volunteering for Girl Scouts, schools, sports, and her church, Angela Nicholson keeps herself busy. ...

Costume designer continues to tap into passion for dance

By Menka Belgal Telegraph Correspondent Christine Martorana keeps herself very busy with two jobs, both in the performing arts. With El Dorado Musical Theatre, where she’s ...

Familiar Faces: Ancient practices meet modern technology in El Dorado Hills

Michael Guess has had his own orthodontics and acupuncture practice in the El Dorado Hills area since 1989 and been in El Dorado Hills since 1966. On the side, he develops homeopat ...

Familiar Faces: Sutters turns woodworking hobby into business

A passion begins somewhere and for Glenn Sutter it began when his wife Julie bought him a lathe five years ago to make the smoke stacks for the trains that are on his wooden advent ...

Familiar Faces: Face painter, balloon artist a regular at festivals

Judi Peterson, also known as PonyTails, calls herself a professional “Smile Maker” and has been for the past 10 years. If you take a look at her website (allpartyart.co ...

Former singer turns to political consulting

Stephanie McGann-Jantzen is a political consultant who was born and raised in Sacramento and now resides in El Dorado Hills. She lived in Irvine for about six years while her fathe ...