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Isabella Perry is a member of Class Nine at Sunburst Youth Academy on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Her family lives in Altadena. She will be a senior in high school in the Fall.

Bonnie Wiedel
Bonnie Wiedel was born and raised in Southern California. She goes to college at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is studying biology. She is earning college credit while working at the Orange County Breeze Newspaper as an intern.l

The publisher of Orange County Breeze — a shadowy figure that few can honestly claim to have spoken with.

Chelsi Wilson

This author is used when OC Breeze publishes news releases from other organizations.

Dean Grose
Dean Grose is a resident and former Mayor of Los Alamitos.



Kathi McNally

Born and raised in Orange County, I have a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California. I grew up on Star Trek, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Saturday morning PBS reruns of Doctor Who. I am also a proud volunteer with my local police department.


Lily Ramirez
Lily is a full-time bilingual professional residential real estate agent. She represents sellers and buyers in South Los Angeles County and North Orange County: condo, town home, single-family and units up to four. She works before, during and after each and every transaction. Her goal is to keep in constant communication every step of the way so that her clients can make an educated decision. She would like for you to contact her when you know of someone who is thinking about selling or buying residential real estate. She will be happy to follow-up with first class service.

Loreen Berlin
Loreen Berlin
Loreen is a professional reporter, photographer, journalist and newspaper columnist based in Orange County. Her experience ranges from newspaper and magazine articles to radio broadcasting, acting and voice-overs. Her newspaper reporter days began back in 1990 with theater reviews and feature articles for the Star News in Pasadena and the Orange County News, which at that time covered Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster. Later, when the Orange County News purchased the Buena Park Independent, Loreen's duties expanded and in 1997 she was assigned to attend and write articles about Buena Park City Council and School Board Meetings. She also wrote feature articles about many other Buena Park activities – keeping her hand on the pulse of the Buena Park Community. Some of Loreen’s other interests include tatting (an ancient lost art of lace-making); gardening; and spending time with her son and his family. She also recently joined and performs with a Hand Chime group from Fullerton. Something many may not know about Loreen is that she has been shooting for sport since she was 8 years old and has been recognized for her shooting skills (Outdoors for Women Magazine 2001), where she was honored for third place in the AA Ladies Handgun Classic. So she is a "good shot" in more ways than one! Loreen Berlin may be reached at


Margene Walz
Margene Walz
Margene Walz is an Athletic and Academic Counselor for Quest College Counseling located in Los Alamitos. For more information call 562-280-0460.


Robin Itzler
Robin Marlena Itzler has worked in some facet of marketing, communications or training throughout her career. Recognized for her marketing expertise, Robin is theMarketing Maven for the “Orange County Breeze,” where her columns intertwine marketing and politics. She also authors the Pet Tails feature in the monthly “Breeze” print edition and Market My Words in Pet Sitters International's "World" magazine. As a training coordinator and public speaker, Robin is involved with a variety of projects – facilitating public speaking, writing and generational differences workshops. She and her husband own Royal Care Pet Sitting, which has been serving pet owners since 1998. Their love for animals began as humane shelter volunteers where for nearly 20 years they walked and bathed rescued dogs. A former NASD licensed securities representative, Robin once served as president of the Animal Assistance League of Orange County In 2011, she founded Motivate Your Something. Along with her autobiography, Life Is an Open Seating, Robin promotes her belief that everyone has at least one challenge in life that makes getting to the starting line harder. What is Robin's something? She is legally deaf.

Ryan McLaughlin
Ryan McLaughlin is a financial advisor with Edward Jones at 3532 Howard Ave, Suite 103, in Los Alamitos. His telephone number is 562-493-2623.

Sean Payne
Sean Payne
Sean Payne, AAMS®, CFP® is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor. He can be reached at 562-596-3722.

Shelley Henderson is a reformed computer and networking geek turned freelance writer. Now she only fixes her own networks and computers. That leaves time for writing, and writing and more writing. And editing the Orange County Breeze. Shelley most enjoys visiting and finding out about local businesses to write business profiles that allow our communities to learn more about their local businesses and the people who own and run them. If you own or manage a business in our coverage area and would like to invite Shelley to write a business profile, let us know.

Surfwriter Girls
Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel are Surfwriter Girls. Sunny grew up in Los Alamitos, CA., and loves Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. An environmentalist from an early age, she researched the ecology of the Newport Estuary for a high school Marine Biology class. A Communications graduate from CSU, Fullerton, who has been a sports reporter in the U.S. and Europe, Sunny enjoys putting her PR and journalism skills to use for the Surfrider Foundation. Patti grew up in Culver City, CA., near MGM Studios and camped and sailed on Catalina Island. With graduate degrees in film/Television and Business from UCLA and CSU, Long Beach, she’s worked in the entertainment industry. Patti writes business and fiction books with her husband Greg – How to Start, Run and Stay in Business and adventure/thriller Kona Heat. She teaches Management and Marketing at Cypress College and is a Surfrider Foundation volunteer.

Trevor Gerdes
Trevor Gerdes
Trevor, a senior journalism student at Biola University in La Mirada, is working at Orange County Breeze as an intern through May 2015. His responsibility is covering everything about the City of La Palma. He is much taller than his photo.

Valerie Burstein
Valerie Burstein is a graduate of Los Alamitos High School who has lived in the area since 1992. She co-founded Pups and Pals, a non-profit pet rescue organization.