WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Dan & Diana Braker

Hello WSHPHS community! We are the Brakers: Dan, Diana, and Caleb. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Dan is president of Breakthrough Research, a market research firm based in mid-Wilshire. Dan loves basketball, Tom Petty, and making spreadsheets for everything. Diana, a rock climber and hobby beekeeper, was born in Taiwan and raised in San Francisco. She…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Kelly and Alex Montalvo

Hello WSHPHS, we’re The Montalvos! We couldn’t be happier to be your neighbors in this wonderful community. With its beauty, Old Hollywood charm, and fabulous history, is there any better place to be in Los Angeles? We don’t think so!  Kelly and Alex are both Northern California natives (shh, don’t tell our families we like…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Jeff Rector

Meet WSHPHS New Member Spotlight Jeff Rector

Jeff Rector is an award-winning, writer, director, producer, working actor and Artistic Director for the Burbank International Film Festival. Jeff enjoys performing stand-up comedy, is an award-winning speaker with Toastmaster’s International and is a best-selling author on Amazon.His book, “I was a Playboy Rabbit and Other Adventures Through Life”, chronicles the five year period in the late…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Suzi Yoonessi

Meet WSHPHS New Member Spotlight Suzi Yoonessi

Suzi Yoonessi is an Iranian-American film director at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She lives in Larchmont Village with her two children and husband, tape artist Spencer Crossland. She wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Dear Lemon Lima and directed the Duplass Brothers film Unlovable and the Scooby Doo origins film Daphne and Velma for Warner Brothers. Yoonessi grew up in…

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Newest Members- Babies Finn & Levi!

Newest Members Babies Finn And Levi

Please welcome twin boys, Finn and Levi to the world! Everyone is happy and healthy. The new mom and dad are recently new Historical Society members Nick Risher and Daisy Hamilton Risher of South Lorraine Blvd. Finn is on right and Levi is on the left in the first pic right after birth. Congratulations to…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Daisy Hamilton & Nick Risher

Daisy Hamilton graduated from NYU with a major in film and minor in business and went on to spearhead development and film acquisitions for TriCoast Worldwide, where she has acquired over 25 packages and 85 titles. In 2018, Hamilton founded Rock Salt Releasing as a boutique production company and US distribution outfit. Hamilton has created…

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WSHPHS New Member Spotlight: Karen Weber Figgy

Passionately promote design, architecture, and interiors. PR arbiter in design both East and West. Former design director at Condé Nast House & Garden magazine, Time Inc/Southern Accents magazine. Launched PR marketing firm in 2003. Modern art and pottery collector, admire & reside in historical LA home. Interests include ethnic food, global travel, art, design, museums…

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