Alex Markoff has been making kids smile at the Davis Farmer’s Market for 7 years. But he doesn’t sell fruit or tamales, hot dogs, pastries or coffee of an kind. He sells fun. “What color should we make your stem, dear?” Alex is the guy I call “The Balloon Man” because every Saturday he’s like […]
Author Archive | Ann Murray Paige
Tina Rogers never thought she’d spend her life teaching dance. When she was a UC Davis student she thought Economics was her bag. But somewhere in between Freshman Orientation and what would have been graduation, a vision of her future in business stopped her cold– “I realized it was going to be board rooms and […]
Meeting Steve Inoyue is like shaking hands with sunshine. So it’s no surprise that when I ask him what inspires him each day his answer comes easily. “I like being able to help people, that’s what drives me to do what I do.”
During our interview Maureen Pon hops up to answer her cell phone. Her eyes light up at the personalized ring tone that means it’s her college aged daughter on the other end of the line. “Helloo!”
Tony Rodriguez is barely off his bike to start his lunch duty job at North Davis Elementary when the kids settling in for their chocolate milks and p-b-and j’s see him– and go wild.
The thing about Kristen Muir Heeren is she’s always turning work into fun. “Do you want to help me get some of these green sheets, Ellie?” It’s a typical afternoon at North Davis Elementary School and Heeren, the Physical Education teacher, is making things happen.