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RON FOMALONT, PRESIDENT

Ron graduated from Eckerd College with an honors degree in American Studies and then attended law school at USC. While there, he interned for a semester with the California Court of Appeal. After earning his law degree in 1981, Ron began practicing law in Los Angeles, handling personal injury matters, which he finds very satisfying. He opened the Law Offices of Ronald Fomalont in 1994, with a primary office in Woodland Hills and a satellite office in Century City. Ron enjoys hiking with his family in the Santa Monica Mountains, is a long-time board member of the Topanga Association for a Scenic Community, and regularly practices Tae Kwon Do in Topanga.

JULIE ROSENDO, VICE PRESIDENT

A PBS veteran in development and production, Julie Rosendo produces the 6-time Emmy winning PBS travel series, Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope. With 120+ episodes currently airing on PBS, Season 11 will be released in 2019. Travelscope focuses on cultural travel delivering experiential content to the PBS audience of upscale viewers with the interest and financial wherewithal to make their travel dreams a reality. Audience reach is guaranteed at 75 million+. Travelscope’s cross-platform approach also includes a robust website which hosts a quarterly magazine, blog, podcast as well as an engaging social media presence. In addition to her work with the Topanga Chamber of Commerce,

Julie is a member of the Topanga Watershed Committee, a board member of the Topanga Association for a Scenic Community and a past Executive Board member of Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Julie is also a member of the Television Academy and other professional organizations.

Ron Kramer

RON KRAMER, TREASURER

Ron is the president and founder of Kramer Accountancy Corporation located at Pine Tree Circle, in Topanga Canyon. Ron graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BS in Accounting in 1983. He worked in public accounting for 10 years before forming Kramer Accountancy Corporation in 1993.  Ron is also a registered investment advisor as well as an insurance agent.  Ron has helped many Topangans with tax, investment and insurance services for many years.

KRISS PERRAS, SECRETARY

Kriss Perras is a publisher, screenwriter and director. She currently owns the independent story development and film production company Ruptured Media. She is the publisher and editor of Topanga Journal, and previously Malibu Arts Journal and PCH Press (Malibu’s daily newspaper). She is a 2002 member of the prestigious American National Honor Society Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. Her photography was featured in the 2010 Artists Showcase on CMTV Channel 14 Spokane, Washington. She has published two novels in a series of three books. She previously worked for a well-known development firm in Hollywood where she learned the craft of story development, an art she enjoys and finds highly gratifying.

CRAIG PHELPS, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

1975 to 1984 Elektra Asylum Records
1984 to 1987 Realtor with Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills
1987 to 1990 Commercial real estate & Property Management
1990 to 2007 Mortgage Broker
2007 to present Insurance broker Searchlight Insurance Services

Having my business in Topanga is very rewarding, not only for the business contacts but more importantly it has allowed me to get to know the people and the values of Topanga.  It is an honor to be one of the board members of the Topanga Chamber of Commerce.

JOSEPH ROSENDO, COMMUNITY LIAISON

Joseph is a long time resident of Topanga Canyon and a former Chamber Board President. He currently works to keep the business community acquainted with important matters concerning local government and environmental concerns.

Also a travel journalist and broadcaster, Joseph  operates the multi-media organization, TRAVELSCOPE® dedicated to educating travelers about other cultures, and travel destinations. The program plays regularly on PBS and has received several Emmy awards and nominations.

MARY GUILLERMIN, DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Mary Guillermin is dedicated to the wonderful place and community that is Topanga and has served on the Board previously as membership chair and now as a director at large. She is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Pellin International Coach who came here from the UK to marry the film director, John Guillermin, when he was in his seventies. California immediately felt like home and a few years into their marriage, Mary persuaded him to move from Malibu to Topanga so she could be part of its vibrant community when she was widowed. Mary created the SunMoon Retreat Center from their home at which she hosts plays, poetry readings and musical events for Topanga locals as well as offering Pellin Coaching and Femininity Groups and Full Moon Gatherings for women.

Mary Guillermin, LMFT 52868
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Psychotherapist, Pellin Practitioner & Proprietor of the SunMoon Retreat Center
Advocate for Recovery in Mental Health & Co-President of LAGPA (Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association).

Phone: 310 422 7915
www.sunmoonretreat.com
www.thefemininityproject.com

RON FOMALONT President
Ron graduated from Eckerd College with an honors degree in American Studies and then attended law school at USC. While there, he interned for a semester with the California Court of Appeal. After earning his law degree in 1981, Ron began practicing law in Los Angeles, handling personal injury matters, which he finds very satisfying. He opened the Law Offices of Ronald Fomalont in 1994, with a primary office in Woodland Hills and a satellite office in Century City. Ron enjoys hiking with his family in the Santa Monica Mountains, is a long-time board member of the Topanga Association for a Scenic Community, and regularly practices Tae Kwon Do in Topanga.
JULIE ROSENDO Vice President
A PBS veteran in development and production, Julie Rosendo produces the 6-time Emmy winning PBS travel series, Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope. With 120+ episodes currently airing on PBS, Season 11 will be released in 2019. Travelscope focuses on cultural travel delivering experiential content to the PBS audience of upscale viewers with the interest and financial wherewithal to make their travel dreams a reality. Audience reach is guaranteed at 75 million+. Travelscope’s cross-platform approach also includes a robust website which hosts a quarterly magazine, blog, podcast as well as an engaging social media presence. In addition to her work with the Topanga Chamber of Commerce, Julie is a member of the Topanga Watershed Committee, a board member of the Topanga Association for a Scenic Community and a past Executive Board member of Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Julie is also a member of the Television Academy and other professional organizations.
RON KRAMER Treasurer
Ron is the president and founder of Kramer Accountancy Corporation located at Pine Tree Circle, in Topanga Canyon. Ron graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BS in Accounting in 1983. He worked in public accounting for 10 years before forming Kramer Accountancy Corporation in 1993. Ron is also a registered investment advisor as well as an insurance agent. Ron has helped many Topangans with tax, investment and insurance services for many years.
KRISS PERRAS Secretary
Kriss Perras is a publisher, screenwriter and director. She currently owns the independent story development and film production company Ruptured Media. She is the publisher and editor of Malibu Arts Journal and previously PCH Press (Malibu’s daily newspaper). She is a 2002 member of the prestigious American National Honor Society Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. Her photography was featured in the 2010 Artists Showcase on CMTV Channel 14 Spokane, Washington. She has published two novels in a series of three books. She previously worked for a well-known development firm in Hollywood where she learned the craft of story development, an art she enjoys and finds highly gratifying.
CRAIG PHELPS Membership Chair
1975 to 1984 Elektra Asylum Records 1984 to 1987 Realtor with Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills 1987 to 1990 Commercial real estate & Property Management 1990 to 2007 Mortgage Broker 2007 to present Insurance broker Searchlight Insurance Services Having my business in Topanga is very rewarding, not only for the business contacts but more importantly it has allowed me to get to know the people and the values of Topanga. It is an honor to be one of the board members of the Topanga Chamber of Commerce.
JOSEPH ROSENDO COMMUNITY LIAISON
Joseph is a long time resident of Topanga Canyon and a former Chamber Board President. He currently works to keep the business community acquainted with important matters concerning local government and environmental concerns. Also a travel journalist and broadcaster, Joseph operates the multi-media organization, TRAVELSCOPE® dedicated to educating travelers about other cultures, and travel destinations. The program plays regularly on PBS and has received several Emmy awards and nominations.