Heidi grew up in Sanger and attended Fresno Pacific University. She loves spending time with her husband, Chris, of 28 years and their three kids Alexis (23) Devin (21) and Ryan (16). She is actively involved at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she serves as an Ecumenical Minister. An avid fitness buff, Heidi has run four marathons, including one in Paris. She also teaches spin at Copper River Country Club.
Melissa is mom to her son, Harrison, who is a freshman at Texas Tech and daughter, Arden, who is in 7th grade. There is nothing more important to her than spending time with family!
Patrice and her husband Steve have been married over 20 years and is very proud of the daughter of her heart, Samantha. She enjoys anything outdoors, kayaking, cycling, sailing, gardening and “glamping” in their trailer as her favorites. When Steve and Patrice aren’t outdoors they are rooting for their favorite drivers on NASCAR.
Matt and his wife Kari, have a wonderful blended family with two daughters and five sons. His current favorite hobby right now is coffee roasting and he recently launched his side business, “The Family Blend Coffee Roasters”.
Joan and her husband Marty, have been married for 31 years. When they aren’t working on the family vineyard they love to spend time at the coast!
She was part of a key team of people that created the Art of Life program. Her passion and vision for the program led the charge to develop the Art of Life Cancer Foundation as a 501(c)3 Community Benefit Organization in 2013. Her passion is to see the stories and artwork of local cancer survivors featured in the Art of Life Healing Garden at Woodward Park and in turn, to create a landmark of hope in the Central Valley. In 2018, Jenelle was recognized as Fresno’s Woman of the Year for District 2.
Jenelle loves traveling and spending time with her husband, Ryan, and two daughters, Hailey (9) and Hope (6).
CHRISTOPHER PERKINS, MD