By Gina Redican
I am truly excited to be able to work with such a smart, creative, and hardworking group of individuals, each with a different passion to bring to our table. I had a chance to interview the board members, and got to know not only them, but a few of THEIR friends and neighbors that they thought we should all meet as well.
Gina Redican, President; She spent her downtime during the pandemic in the garage with her dad building custom kitchen cabinets for her parents’ ADU. A family from the neighborhood she wishes everyone knew are the Kuper-Wilsons. “Denise and Paula own a law firm in Bixby Knolls, and from the moment I met them I knew I had a forever friend. They are incredibly supportive, and probably some of the funniest people I have ever met. Their daughter Roxy is so smart and beautiful and has a tremendous sense of humour just like her moms'.”
Julie Folcik, Vice President; Julie has worked most of her professional career in local city government (15 years were with the City of Long Beach) and is currently a Realtor with Keller Williams Coastal Properties (DRE#02029825), where she enjoys sharing the city with those looking to call Long Beach home. Julie graciously volunteers to deliver our beautiful newsletter.
Alex Saldana, Treasurer; Alex and his wife Gaby have lived in Belmont Heights for more than 16 years. These childhood sweethearts attended CSULB and later decided to make Long Beach their permanent home. He envisions his participation on the board as one way that he can do his part to make sure that decisions made by the City are good for our neighborhood