October 24, 2013
Willis Allen Real Estate’s Sean Caddell helps nonprofit Ocean Discovery Institute Raise $275,000 at Annual Gala
Supervisor Dave Roberts tours Hospice of the North Coast’s Pacifica House in-patient residence
Willis Allen Real Estate’s Sean Caddell recently helped San Diego nonprofit Ocean Discovery Institute raise more than $275,000 at its annual Bubble Up! Gala. Caddell serves as Ocean Discovery’s Chair of Board of Directors. The gala celebrates the institute’s students and supporters and raises money to fund programs that benefit more than 6,000 local youth. Ocean Discovery Institute aims to engage, inspire and educate young people from urban and diverse backgrounds through science-based exploration of the ocean and nature, preparing them to be tomorrow’s scientific and environmental leaders. The gala featured special guests former Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters, Interim Mayer
San Diego County District 3 Supervisor Dave Roberts recently enjoyed a hands-on tour of Hospice of the North Coast’s (HNC’s) new Pacifica House, a sixbedroom, in-patient hospice residence located in Carlsbad and serving all of North County. Upon attaining state licensure later this fall, Pacifica House will welcome its first residents. It is the first such freestanding facility in the North Coastal region. Supervisor Roberts was accompanied by Mary Jane Boyd, a longtime Solana Beach friend, supporter and campaign co-manager. Boyd served as HNC’s Volunteer Director from 1985-98. She coordinated what was then a fledgling program that, by attracting and training patient care volunteers, en-
Coastal Premier Properties welcomes agent Nicole Christians Coastal Premier Properties is happy to welcome agent Nicole Christians to their office. A San Diego native, Nicole had spent time virtually all over the county before settling her own family in North County. “The fact that Nicole lives in the neighborhoods she works in, gives her clients that insider’s advantage,” says co-owner Amy Green. Nicole works to ensure her clients get the best possible deal, whether buying or selling. “Nicole’s passionate about making sure you are getting the home and lifestyle your deserve,” adds co-owner Susan Mey-
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Todd Gloria, local surf legend Rob Machado, Superintendent Cindy Marten and several San Diego Unified School District Board Members. “I am honored to be a part of this organization that is educating and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow,” says Caddell, who served on the Ocean Discovery board for three years before becoming chair. “It was particularly rewarding to see Ocean Discovery Institute’s graduating college students interacting with the professionals in the industries in which they aspire to work.” Willis Allen’s Del Mar Branch Manager Judith Bradley says Caddell’s commitment to nonprofit work is a hallmark of the Willis Allen brand. “Each of our agents contributes to the community in their own unique way,” says Bradley. “It’s been that way since the company was founded nearly a century ago, and thanks to the continued commitment of caring agents like Sean, it is a tradition that continues to set us apart.” To learn more about Realtor Sean Caddell visit www.oceanranches.com. Visit www.willisallen.com.
HNC Development Don Beaumarchais, longtime HNC volunteer Mary Jane Boyd, HNC Executive Director Nerice Kaufman; Supervisor Dave Roberts and HNC Board Chair Bobbie Hoder at Pacifica House. abled people to stay in their home during their final days of life. She and other key HNC “Friends and Founders” will be feted at a Nov. 17 brunch. Boyd states, “Dave loved Pacifica House and is so pleased to have such a beautiful Hospice facility in North County.”
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Practice launches Toy Drive to celebrate name change The offices of Drs. William D. Rawlings, Crystal Angelopoulos, Christopher Hydo and Natalie Miller announced recently that they’ve rebranded their practice as Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to emphasize their goal of bringing out the best possible smile for every patient. A significant milestone for a practice that’s been serving North County Coastal communities for over 30 years, Great Smiles is celebrating its new identity by hosting a toy drive aimed at bringing great smiles to the faces of ill children at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Patients, their families and the public are encouraged to deliver new, unwrapped toys during business hours to Great Smiles’ locations in Solana Beach off of Loma Santa Fe Drive or in their Encinitas office on Garden View Road. The toy drive will run until Monday, Dec. 2 with Great Smiles delivering the toys to Rady Children’s Hospital by Dec. 6. For each toy dropped off, donators will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Target gift card. The winner will be randomly drawn on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and contacted directly, as well as announced on Great Smiles’ Facebook and Twitter pages. For a complete donation wish list, contact Great Smiles at (858) 755-4223. Addresses for toy drop off locations are: 530 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite H, Solana Beach, 92075; 1200 Garden View Road, Suite 102, Encinitas, 92024. Visit www.GreatSmiles.org.
RECORD continued from page B1 boat racing at an early age, following his mentor and uncle, Roger Hook, to numerous circuit and offshore races. Alongside his uncle, Hook co-piloted and competed in his first race, the Dawlish 100, in 1974. “It’s the old challenge of man against machine, but it’s a bigger challenge of man competing with Mother Nature,” Hook said. “The ocean is the strongest force out there.” The longtime Del Mar resident moved to the beach city in 1984, where he established Dataskill, a data analytics and software engineering firm with former Del Mar Mayor Dave Druker. He became CEO of SilverHook Powerboats, a company he co-founded with Michael Silfverberg in late 2010.
“At some point, I’d like to come back and break the record in a SilverHook, our own brand. That’s the plan,” said Hook, who holds dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States. “I think I could knock quite a bit of time off that time.” In the meantime, Hook has several races planned, including races in Italy and Key West, Fla. Although he’s frequently racing around the world, Hook said he is always happy to come home to his wife, Janet Wilson, his 25-year-old daughter, Jessica, and Del Mar. “I’ve traveled all over, and I’ve discovered that there is no better place to live than in Del Mar,” Hook said. “I love it here.” For more information, visit www.nigelhook.com and www.silverhook.com.
YOUTH continued from page B1 by 2015. To help achieve this goal, the organization held its 13th annual gala on Oct. 19 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Nearly 400 people raised almost $500,000 at last year’s event to support local and national Natural High programs. “My goal is to turn kids around and get them focused on their natural high, not on drugs,” said Sundt, who noted his natural highs are family, business and surfing. “We’re trying to create a cultural norm so when kids are in a peer pressure situation where they’re being encouraged to do some stupid stuff, they say, ‘I’m on a natural high,’ and every kid there knows what that means and it’s a cool thing.” For more information about Natural High, visit naturalhigh.org.
Published on Oct 25, 2013