Expert Contributors

Auto Sales & Service
Kerri Anderson
Pleasanton Automall
925-399-1348
Kerri.Anderson@hendrickauto.com
www.hendrickauto.com

The Pleasanton Automall is a luxury automotive dealership housing the Acura and Lexus dealerships located in Pleasanton, CA. In addition to our flagships, we also carry a wide selection of quality pre-owned vehicles. We pride ourselves in offering a World Class experience to all of our guests. Visit us today or contact us online to experience the Pleasanton difference.

Dentist
Dr. Larry Porteous DDS
Larry Porteous Family Dentistry
925-736-9000
www.larryporteousfamilydentistry.com

Porteous Family Dentistry- Larry Porteous DDS and Linda Porteous RDH have been serving the dental needs in the communities of Rodeo,Vallejo and Blackhawk/Danville for over 30 years.They are a full service practice, eliminating, in most cases, the need for referrals. Offering extended hours for your convenience. “Our practices are dedicated to treating and preventing dental diseases in a friendly  and relaxed atmosphere. We strive to give each person the same respect, concern and care we would expect as patients.

Education
Dorris Eaton
The Dorris-Eaton School
925-930-9000
www.dorriseaton.org

The Dorris-Eaton School serves preschool through eighth grade students and is recognized locally and nationally for its academic excellence. Strong writing, grammar, and reading classes are paired with interactive science, math and history courses. Foreign language, technology, art, music, and physical education are integral components of the program. Our experienced faculty provides the solid foundation that enables our graduates to succeed in the finest high schools and universities in the country.

Financial Advisor
Joe Morgan, CFP®, CFA
JWM Wealth Management, LLC
925-389-3889
joe@jwmwealth.com
www.jwmwealth.com

Joe Morgan is a fee-only financial advisor who acts as an educator, guide, and protector of wealth to individuals and families. He created his own firm after a successful investment career because he wanted to help people find clarity in their aspirations, resources, and risks. When he’s not showing how financial advice doesn’t have to be dictated by stuffy suited men from Wall Street, he enjoys tennis at Blackhawk Country Club and hiking the Tri-Valley area.

Insurance
Roger Fernando
Roger Fernando Insurance
925- 244-1700
roger@rogerfernando.com
www.rogerfernando.com

Roger Fernando has been a State Farm Agent for 30 years, starting his insurance agency in 1988. Roger and his team are fully licensed. We take pride in giving personal, exceptional service, in talking and listening to our clients about their insurance needs. Our mission has always been to consult with customers as their insurance needs change, protect their insurance for the risks of everyday life and help recover from the unexpected loss.

Interior Design & Decorating
Sheeja Nair
Raashi Design
925-236-0402
enquiries@RaashiDesign.com
www.RaashiDesign.com

Sheeja Nair is the founder/principal designer of award-winning Raashi Design. She specializes in creating interiors and custom homes that are thoughtfully conceived with an emphasis on elegance, comfort, functionality, and the homeowner’s personal style. Her international design work influences her approach to using color, texture and lighting in exciting, yet tasteful ways. An out-of-the-box thinker, Sheeja’s background in engineering and physics uniquely qualify her to solve challenging design issues.

Jeweler
Steve Padis
Steve Padis Jewelry
415-626-8288
info@padisjewelry.com
www.padisjewelry.com

Steve and Judy Padis own and operate Padis Jewelry, which has four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. They founded the company in 1974 and are proud to have earned a reputation as one of the finest jewelers in San Francisco, serving generations of clients for their most precious moments in life, from engagement to anniversary to milestone gifts. Padis Jewelry maintains top-tier relationships with the most sought-after designers including Tacori, Forevermark, Verragio, Breitling, Tag Heuer, and Roberto Coin. As members of the American Gem Society, Padis is among the top 5% of jewelers across the country.

Mortgages
Steve Cline
Preferred Financial
925-820-5557
SCline@PreferredFinancial.com
www.PreferredFinancial.com

Preferred Financial Group, Inc. is a local family owned business, funding over 11 Billion Dollars since 1979.  We are the pioneer of the zero cost mortgage with access to over 15 national lenders and banks to obtain the lowest possible interest rate for your residential purchase or refinance.  We listen, we educate, then perform like no one else in the industry.

Music & Fine Arts
Victoria Strochkova
San Ramon Music & Fine Art School
925-336-0181
sanramonmusic@gmail.com
www.sanramonmusic.com

Victoria Strochkova is a founder and Director of San Ramon Music and Fine Art School.
Mrs. Strochkova has more than 25 years of teaching experience; in 2008 she decided to collaborate her expertise and experience with other great teachers, which led her to idea to establish music school in San Ramon. Our school is happy to offer the highest quality music instructions and performance opportunities for students of all ages.
Mrs. Strochkova is a member of MTAC since 1998. She graduated from Kiev State Music College in 1988 and Kiev State Conservatory in 1993.

Orthodontics
Dr. Richard Anthony, DDS MS 
Blackhawk Orthodontics 
925-736-3311 
richard.anthony@blackhawkortho.com 
www.blackhawkortho.com

Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Dr. Anthony moved to Danville in 1970 with his family and attended the old Charlotte Wood Middle School and San Ramon Valley High School. Dr. Anthony attended the University of California at Berkeley and subsequently completed his dental education at the University of Southern California in 1990. Later that same year, he opened the current office location at the Blackhawk Medical Center where he practiced for over 27 years. Dr. Anthony, his wife Michele, and son Ryan live in Danville. The family can always be found up at Lake Tahoe either hiking, biking, skiing, boating, or relaxing at the beach.

Pool Service
Jon Lubrano
Atlantis Pools
925-736-0447
info@atlantispoolsdanville.com
www.atlantispoolsdanville.com

Atlantis Pools Inc. is a family owned business that has been serving Contra Costa County for over 25 years. From pool repair, maintenance needs, remodels and updates, no job is too big or small for us. We take pride in the high quality service we give to each customer.

Real Estate
Berkshire Hathaway
Linda Kralik
​925-998-​9446
lkralik@pacbell.net
www.berkshirehathawayhs.com

Linda’s love of the land began​ while growing up in Danville riding her horse through the open​ fields and trails that once crisscrossed the San Ramon Valley. Her most prized moments were​ ​early morning rides to the top of Mt. Diablo to watch the sun rise. Upon her return to the land of​ her childhood, Linda began her real estate career over 30 years ago and has achieved many​ awards and top honors in her professional field.

Tree Service
Trex Donovan
Buena Vista Tree Service
415- 531-1247
ntdonovan@yahoo.com
buenavistatree.com

Buena Vista Tree Service is committed to preserving our urban forests and environment. They recycle 100% of our green waste into a reusable landscaping product. Trex safely and efficiently handles all types of tree emergencies 24 hours a day to eliminate tree risks to people and property and significantly reduce your liability exposure.

Unique & Custom Travel Experiences
Lori McDonald
Cruise Planners
925-380-6208 
lmcdonald@cruiseplanners.com
www.McDonaldTravel.com

Lori McDonald, Travel Advisor, with Cruise Planners, wows her clients while considerately guiding their travel plans. Being passionate about helping her clients design the ultimate vacation, corporate travel, or assisting with a dream destination wedding, Lori’s expertise knows no bounds. Lori is professional, creative and detail-oriented. Each aspect of her clients’ land, sea, or river travel blueprint must be perfect.