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Readers’ Choice Award Winners: People and Places of Folsom and El Dorado Hills

Jun 28, 2016 04:26PM, Published by David Norby, Categories: In Print, Community




Style readers voted, and the results are in! Check out the list of top people and places—from medical professionals and fitness experts to bartenders, wineries and more—that our region has to offer. Maybe you’ll find your favorites, or discover new local gems to check out.


AND THE WINNERS ARE...


Favorite Chef

1. Frank Visconti at Visconti's Ristorante

2. Brian Butler at Land Ocean New American Grill

3. Steven Long at Le Charenton

A very close #4: Russell Okubo at Aji Japanese Bistro


Favorite Bartender

1. Tista Visconti at Visconti’s Ristorante

2. Rob Newhouse at Fat’s Asia Bistro

3. Luke Adair at Chops Steakhouse


Favorite Museum

1. Crocker Art Museum

2. California State Railroad Museum

3. Folsom History Museum


Favorite Dance Instructor

1. Deirdre Hawkins at Hawkins School of Performing Arts

2. Kelly Leighton at Leighton Dance Project

3. Kelley Saia at Hawkins School of Performing Arts


 

Favorite Waitperson

1. Cathy Visconti Trifiro at Visconti’s Ristorante

2. Matthew Warren at Land Ocean New American Grill

3. Tony Panetta at Visconti’s Ristorante


 

Favorite Winery

1. Helwig Winery - Plymouth, CA

2. Boeger Winery

3. Lava Cap Winery


Favorite Martial Arts Instructor

1. Karen Bowman at Bowman Martial Arts

2. Ka’ren Minasian at Robinson’s Taekwondo

3. Jeremy Sipes at Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts

A very close #4: Gary Merlo at West Coast Martial Arts


Favorite Yoga Instructor

1. Nick Clark at Spotted Dog Yoga

2. TIE: Gena Foreman at Leap Yoga AND Donna Rixmann at Yoga Peace

3. Diana Vitantonio at Radiant Yoga


Favorite Pilates Instructor

1. Suzanne Cardenas at California Family Fitness

2. Mary Heller at Broadstone Racquet Club

3. Mickey Riley at Broadstone Racquet Club


Favorite Acupuncturist

1. Karen Pan, PhD, LAc

2. Wendy Stedeford, MSAOM, LAc

3. Emiko Okabe, LAc, Dipl.O.M. 


 Photo courtesy of Redhawk Casino

Favorite Casino

1. Red Hawk Casino

2. Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort

3. Thunder Valley Casino Resort


 

Favorite Personal Trainer

1. Kelli Poindexter at Broadstone Racquet Club

2. Suzanne Cardenas at California Family Fitness

3. Lysandra Williams at Orangetheory Fitness Folsom


 

Favorite Veterinarian

1. Brad Cahoon, DVM at Veterinary Healing Center of Folsom and El Dorado Hills

2. Jennifer Sweet, DVM at Blue Ravine Animal Hospital

3. David Barnes, DVM at Goldorado Animal Hospital


 

Favorite Eye Doctor

1. Jennifer Wademan, OD

2. Robert Hoffman, OD

3. Shawn Palmer, OD

A very close #4: Thomas Jonas, OD


 Favorite Mental Health Professional

1. Therese Sorrentino LMFT

2. Kay Williams, LMFT

3. Jennifer Jacobs, PhD

Favorite Chiropractor

1. Jandy Collins, DC at Broadstone Chiropractic

2. TIE: Drs. Race and Sara Irby at Cascade Chiropractic

3. Steven Long, DC at Town Center Chiropractic


Favorite Physical Therapist

1. Kristen Glidewell at Foothill Physical Therapy

2. Dave Thomas at El Dorado Physical Therapy

3. Mike Beretta at Beretta Physical Therapy


Favorite General Practitioner

1. Kristin Burke, MD

2. Mimi Sato-Re, MD

3. Christopher Olson, MD


Favorite Doctor

1. Robert DeBruin, MD

2. Michele Raithel, ND

3. Randy West, DO, FAAFP


Favorite Dermatologist

1. David No, MD, PhD

2. Patti Satterfield, MD

3. Elyn Bowers, MD


 Favorite Pediatric Dentist

1. Cindy Weideman, DDS

2. Monica Tavallaei, DDS

3. Victoria Sullivan, DDS


Favorite Pharmacist

1. TIE: Masoud Rashidi, Pharm.D at Innovative Compounding Pharmacy AND Pete Hagens, Pharm.D at Bel Air Pharmacy Broadstone Marketplace

2. Moises Perez, Pharm.D at Folsom Medical Pharmacy

3. Thuy Bui at Walgreens on East Bidwell


 

Favorite Hair Stylist

1. Ana Carrasco at Maribou Spa Salon

2. Marcella Key at Brockway Hair Design

3. Sherri Herman at Fusion Salon


Favorite Plastic Surgeon

1. Kenneth T. Sumida, MD

2. David Kaufman, MD, FACS

3. Reginald Rice Jr., MD


Favorite Doctor for Cosmetic Procedures

1. Kenneth T. Sumida, MD

2. Celia Remy, MD, PC

3. David Kaufman, MD, FACS


Favorite Pediatrician 

1. Peter L. O’Malley, MD

2. Wayne Wolfrey, MD

3. Nicole Shorrock, MD


Favorite Dentist

1. George Chen DDS

2. Wayne K. Tsutsuse, DDS

3. Jonah Tabrizi, DDS

A very close #4: Sean Roth, DDS


Favorite Orthodontist

1. Mark H. Holt, DDS, MS

2. J. Patrick Dunbar, DDS

3. Paolo Poidmore, DDS, MSD


Favorite Oral Surgeon

1. Gregory G. Olsen, DDS

2. TIE: Donald R. Liberty, DDS AND Voltaire Sambajon, DDS

3. Kurt Thompson, DDS


Favorite Teacher

1. Jean Cavanaugh at Folsom High School

2. Susan Sturdy-Posner at Folsom High School

3. Judy Holbrook at Silva Valley Elementary School


 

Favorite Civic Leader

1. Joe Gagliardi

2. Robert Goss

3. Evert Palmer


 

Favorite Local Band/Musician

1. Dave Russell Band

2. Have Mercy Band

3. Criminal Rock

A very close #4: Heat of Damage


Favorite Spiritual Leader

1. Brad Franklin at Lakeside Church

2. Kent Carlson at Oak Hills Church

3. Msgr.James Kidder at Holy Trinity Parish


Favorite Local Businessperson

1. Doug Scalzi at Keller Williams Commercial

2. Gloria Wright at Palladio at Broadstone

3. Terry McNeil at T.D. McNeil Insurance Services


Favorite Local Athlete

1. Dusty Baker

2. Suzanne Cardenas

3. Kevin Lucas


Favorite Annual Event

1. Fourth of July at El Dorado Hills Town Center

2. Folsom Pro Rodeo

3. Folsom LIVE


Favorite Local Artist

1. Lisa Magruder

2. Kirk Miller

3. Jenny Williams


Favorite Place to Volunteer

1. Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

2. Harris Center for the Arts

3. Snowline Hospice


Favorite Athletic Coach

1. Kris Richardson at Folsom High School

2. Patrick Gallagher at Oak Ridge High School

3. Eric Cavaliere at Oak Ridge High School


Favorite Barber

1. Barber Jon at Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop

2. Tom Ward at Tom’s Barber Stylist

3. Al Patton at Folsom Barbering Co.


Favorite Facialist

1. Katherine Evers at The Aesthetics Corner

2. Priscilla Howard at Pure Glow Spa

3. Manisha Hotpei at Desi Threading & More


Favorite Art Gallery

1. Sutter Street Artists

2. The Gallery at 48 Natoma

3. American Visions Art Gallery


Favorite Accountant

1. Christopher Thomas, CPA at Thomas and Associates

2. Darla Colson, CPA, MST at Gilbert & Associates

3. Lynn Talbot Jr., CPA, CVA


 

Favorite Real Estate Agent

1. Connie Barnes

2. TIE: Scott Ostrode AND John Leonardi

3. Sherri Patterson


 Favorite Massage Therapist

1. Kevin Gleave at Healing Sensation Massage Therapy

2. Jennifer Rivera at Massage Envy

3. Cynthia Adkins at Maribou Spa Salon


Favorite Attorney

1. Terri A. Smith at Law Offices of Terri A. Smith

2. Joseph Hoffman at Hoffman and Hoffman

3. Robert C. Bowman Jr. at Law Offices of Bowman and Associates


 

Favorite Makeup Artist

1. Monica Fisher at Le Spa Day Spa

2. Stacey Sacco at Scene Cosmetics

3. Beela Shaikh at Henna Moods


 

Favorite Farmers’ Market

1. Historic Folsom Farmers’ Market

2. El Dorado County Certified Farmers’ Market at El Dorado Hills Town Center

3. Foothill Farmers’ Market at the Palladio at Broadstone


Favorite Mall/Shopping Center

1. Palladio at Broadstone

2. Folsom Premium Outlets

3. Historic Folsom/Sutter Street


Favorite Wedding Officiant

1. Rev. Jeri Murphy

2. Terri A. Smith

3. Rev. Prima Diva


Photos by Dante Fontana and David Norby
To see more readers’ favorites from the region, visit stylemg.com.

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