Faces of Bodega Bay
Adri Boudewyn Adri Boudewyn has a special connection with Salmon Creek. He smiles as he describes the uniquely tight-knit community filled with friendly, active and caring residents, many whom have become his best friends. Adri and his wife of 60 years, Waltrut, became Salmon Creek residents 30 years ago and share time between their coastal home and one in San Francisco.
Josh Perucchi Josh is an enthusiastic supporter of Bodega Bay's Fisherman's Festival. He first volunteered his support for Fish Fest as a student at Tomales High. Starting in 2007 he assisted with site setup as a member of the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District. In 2015 he became Vice Chair and in 2018 was proud to be named the Festival's Chairperson.
Alicia, Patty and Paul Ginochio Patty is a humanitarian whose greatest role is nourishing family and community. Her love for her family is as big as her smile. Quick to show humility by sharing credit with her husband Paul and their daughter Alicia, they are proud owners of two local businesses, Sonoma Concierge and Ginochio's Kitchen. They built the businesses with a goal to keep families together. Noticing that there are so few young people in Bodega Bay, she knew that if young people need livelihoods in Bodega Bay, she could help by creating jobs and supporting families. Her family, working alongside a second local family, serve BBQ, baked goods and pasta. Daughter Alicia is the light of the family business confidently running Ginochio's Kitchen. Patty's husband Paul built the interesting, beautiful tables with a seashore theme. He holds cooking classes at the Kitchen passing on his mother's Italian handcrafted focaccia and pasta-making skills.
Mary Cook Mary Cook is a respected Bodega Bay original, especially when it comes to the history of our Fire District. Mary moved to Bodega Bay in 1968. She worked at the Bodega Bay's Post Office for nearly 30 years. She is one of the original volunteers on the ambulance squad, founded in 1974. Called BBAR or Bodega Bay Ambulance Rescue, Mary and the other founders witnessed too many serious heart attacks and accidents to stand back when help took at least an hour to get to the Coast. They raised money, found and bought used ambulances from places like Truckee and trained in lifesaving EMT skills.
Michael and Barbara Trapani The sun shone on foggy Bodega Bay when Barb Dunning moved to the Sonoma Coast in 2010. With a friendly disposition and helpful attitude, Barb was quickly embraced by our community. After settling into Michael's cozy Carmet cottage, Barb agreed to join Michael in opening a veterinary facility. Their dream became reality when Barb saw laundromat space in Pelican Plaza available for rent. After months of work, in September 2011 she and Michael opened the Bodega Bay Veterinary Hospital (BBVH) to the good fortune of Bodega Bay pet owners and visitors to the Coast.
Fire Chief Sean Grinnell Here in Bodega Bay, residents and visitors alike are grateful and honored to have Sean Alan Grinnell as a well-qualified, dedicated Fire Chief. At the time of his appointment in 2002, the position had been filled seven times in just 10 years. He earned his current role as a certified Chief Fire Officer with many successive steps of training, experience and education including a BS degree in Fire Service Administration followed by ongoing continuing education and training.
Lira Filippini Bodega Bay smiled large on the day that Lira chose to reside here. Originally from the Sierra Foothills, that day was in 2011 when Lira discovered the rugged Sonoma Coast.
Shona Weir For more than 25 years, Shona Lee Weir's influence has been exerted for good in Bodega Bay. Hard work, affability, devotion to the community, the determination to give 100 cents for every dollar received, with close attention to every business detail has made Shona's Business Services Unlimited an underpinning of the Community's ability to be self-reliant without heading into town for business services.
Diana Bundy Just about every month of the year presents a new season in Bodega Bay. You'll find Diana among the fresh local vegetables and bakery goods at the Bodega Bay Community Center's Farmers Market, or producing Bodega Bay's Cabaret. Perhaps she is volunteering at Fish Fest, scratching the dirt in the green Community Garden, or preparing the Beachy Car Show. If you are lucky and it's time for the Salmon Creek Art Walk, you can surely find her in her wonderful stained-glass art studio. Her themed stained-glass creations are extraordinary with amazing pieces, both large and small, that compliment collector's homes.
Roadhouse Coffee - Jim Irving The proprietor of the Roadhouse Coffee, Jim Irving opens every morning at 5:30 AM, ready to serve coffee along with wisdom, an opinion and a smile. Riding the tide between non-stop holiday weekends and the doldrums of winter, Jim has more than just a coffee shop. He has a place for people to gather and relax, hear a story or two or visit with a friend.
Spud Point Crab Company The project started with a photo shoot of the crab boat, the Annabelle. The Anello family and crew (Moose & Diego) graciously granted John Hershey access to the full operation, starting with the boat at Spud Point Marina, going out to the ocean to pull the crab pots, and back to the marina to unload the crab.