2013 N Factor Nominees Announced!

The nomination period is now closed, but we have received some great nominations. Each category will have just one winner, but we believe that all the nominees have that “special something” that really makes our community a great place to live and work. During the event, we will celebrate and recognize all the nominees and announce the winners (as selected by a panel of community leaders and business owners). Make sure to attend the event to find out who wins the award in each category!

Below are those exemplary community members, volunteers and leaders who have been nominated by their fellow community members, for their service in the following categories:

Distinguished Community Business Partner
Four Points Sheraton (Bobby Gosal)
The Natomas Buzz (Brandy Boyd)
Children’s Choice Dental
Hair Phases International (Daena Biondi)
It’s a Grind Coffee(Monica Rodriguez & Victor Villegas)
Walmart (Franklin Jackson & Amelia Mclear)
River City Comics & Games (Joseph Scheib)
Lewis Group of Companies
Paladin Security (Matt Carroll)

Distinguished Community Service
Annette Boyd (Community Member/Kokomo Park Ambassador)
Beth Mahony (Community Member/Friends of the North Natomas Regional Park/North Natomas Community Park Ambassador)
Beth Southorn (Lifesteps)
Brandy Boyd (The Natomas Buzz)
Dennis Spear (N Magazine)
Diane Ramsdell (Community Member/Friends of the North Natomas Regional Park/Sons of Italy Board Member)
Glenn Sayers (Pastor with Natomas Crossroads Church/Live Well Natomas)
Harsimar Singh (North Natomas Library Circulation Manager)
Isabel Gatdula (Regency Park Elementary Student)
Jules Tran (River Oaks Community Association Past President)
Karen Thomas (Friends of the North Natomas Library)
Keith Sharward (Community Member/Witter Ranch Community Association Founding Board Member/Natomas Crime & Safety Leadership Team)
Michelle Acosta (Tendercare Preschool)
Nick Avdis (Valley View Acres President)
Norm Leong (Sacramento Police Department, Lieutenant)
Rosemarie Ruggieri (District 1 Parks Commissioner/Friends of the North Natomas Regional Park)
Tristan Godt (Natomas Park Masters Association President)
Vina Guzman (Community Member/Inderkum PTSA)

Outstanding Teen Service
Alaysia Brown (NP3 High School Student, Senior)
Ashley Yang (Inderkum High School Student, Senior/Parks Leadership Academy for Youth Coordinator)
Martin Rubalcava (Inderkum High School Student, Sophmore/Parks Leadership Academy for Youth)
Yaseen Gamal (Natomas Middle School Student)
Zachary Mullins (Inderkum High School Student, Senior/District 1 Youth Advisory Committee Student Coordinator)

Outstanding Service To Youth
Christine Golino (Heron School PTSA Treasurer)
Corey Crenshaw  (Camp Fit Rock, Natomas)
Geri Ayoade (Natomas Park Elementary Teacher/Atrium Court After-School Services Provider)
Joe Julio (Pack 402 North Natomas Boy Scouts)
Julie Torres  (Natomas STAR Academy Teacher)
Kristen Rocha (Natomas Teachers Association President)
Patricia Adams (Natomas Parents Alliance Founder/Inderkum High School Black Student Union/Former Natomas Junior Nighthawks President)
Richard Sanders (Natomas Fast Pitch Girls Softball)
Sandra Crenshaw (Westlake Charter School Teacher)

Couldn’t Have Done It Without You
Chris Evans (Natomas Unified School District Superintendent)
John Parrinello (District 1 Planning Commissioner/Heritage Park Neighborhood Watch Captain)
Molly Fling (Natomas Police & Community Resource Center Volunteer Manager)
Nanette Davis (Early Childhood Learning Center)
North Natomas Little League Board of Directors

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