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KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero – Jim Backer

KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero - Jim Backer

Jim Backer of JSB Development has helped develop the Santa Clarita Valley into what it is today, but it’s what he does when he’s not making sure foundations are poured that makes him the latest KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero. Backer was born in California but moved backed to his mother’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, when he was 2 years ...

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Joyce Carson KHTS Mercedes-Benz Of Valencia Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

Joyce Carson KHTS Mercedes-Benz Of Valencia Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

Joyce Carson is this week’s KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero, proudly presented by Mercedes-Benz of Valencia. Joyce Carson, Santa Clarita’s 2001 Woman of the Year, has been living in the Santa Clarita Valley for more than 40 years and taught 32 years in our local Sulphur Springs School District. Now retired, she continues to stay actively involved in the Santa Clarita community. ...

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DaAnne Smith Of Single Mothers Outreach Named Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

DaAnne Smith Of Single Mothers Outreach Named Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

DaAnne Smith, Executive Director for Single Mothers Outreach Santa Clarita helps single parents and their children by providing, hope, support and resources so families can become self-sustaining. She is this week’s Santa Clarita Unsung Hero presented by Mercedes Benz of Valencia. Smith has done her best to learn as much as she can. In fact she tried to learn as much ...

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Arif Halaby Of Total Financial Solutions, Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

Arif Halaby Of Total Financial Solutions, Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

Arif Halaby, President and CEO of Total Financial Solutions, Inc., helps people manage their money, get out of debt and plan for their retirement. However, it is what he does when he is not keeping people’s money safe that makes him the latest KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero, proudly presented by Mercedes-Benz of Valencia. Hard working from an early age ...

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Whitening Lightning CEO Keeping Smiles Bright In Santa Clarita

Whitening Lightning CEO Keeping Smiles Bright In Santa Clarita

Jen Gerard, president and CEO of Whitening Lightning, does her best to keep the people in the Santa Clarita Valley smiling but it’s what she does when she not making people’s pearly whites shine that makes her the latest KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero, proudly presented by Mercedes-Benz of Valencia. Santa Clarita Resident Since 1979 Gerard moved to the Santa ...

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Gary Choppé Of Family Promise Is A KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

Gary Choppé Of Family Promise Is A KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

    By Stephen K. Peeples Gary Choppé, board vice president of the nonprofit Family Promise of the Santa Clarita Valley and vice chairman of the Santa Clarita Arts Commission, is carrying on his educator parents’ tradition of community service above-and-beyond. That’s why Choppé is the latest KHTS Santa Clarita Unsung Hero, proudly presented by Mercedes-Benz of Valencia. Over the ...

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Vocal Anti-Drug Advocate Krissy McAfee Is A Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

Vocal Anti-Drug Advocate Krissy McAfee Is A Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

        Santa Clarita Mom on a Mission Against Drug Abuse Since Son’s Heroin Overdose in 2010 By Stephen K. Peeples As an inspiration to young people at risk, young drug addicts in recovery, and their parents, Krissy McAfee is KHTS’s latest Santa Clarita Unsung Hero presented by Mercedes-Benz of Valencia. The Santa Clarita mother of two surviving ...

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Santa Clarita Unsung Hero Amber Raskin Dreamed Of Making A Difference

Santa Clarita Unsung Hero Amber Raskin Dreamed Of Making A Difference

Ex-Showbiz “Arranger” and Santa Clarita Valley Mom Co-Founded SCVi Charter School to Provide All SCV K-12 Students a Leadership-Based Alternative to Traditional Schools By Stephen K. Peeples When SCVi Charter School co-founder Amber Raskin first looked into fresh alternatives to traditional public schools or homeschooling for her own children, she thought beyond her own family. She figured other Santa Clarita ...

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Margo Hudson, Single Mothers Volunteer, Is A Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

Margo Hudson, Single Mothers Volunteer, Is A Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

  Former Owner of Famed Margo Boutique Now Leads the Volunteers who Run Closet on Main, Single Mothers Outreach’s Clothing Resale Store in Newhall As longtime owner of the upscale Margo clothing boutique in Newhall, Margo Hudson gained lots of experience in running a stylish retail store. After closing shop, Hudson came out of retirement a few years ago to ...

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Veterans Advocate Micaela Bensko of RAW Is A Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

Veterans Advocate Micaela Bensko of RAW Is A Santa Clarita Unsung Hero

  Valencia Photographer and Mom Carries on her Work on Behalf of the Rebuilding America’s Veterans Nonprofit, Despite Personal Health Battle By Stephen K. Peeples As vice president and media relations director of Rebuilding America’s Warriors, formerly the Iraq Star Foundation, Micaela Bensko has been helping military veterans scarred in combat get free reconstructive or plastic surgery since 2007. The ...

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