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Windsor Community column by Lorene and Gayle

Meet Lorene Romero and Gayle Walz

Aug 1, 2018
by Tina Castelli

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By Tina Castelli

I have been writing this article about what’s happening in Windsor since April of 2014. It has been a pleasure featuring our Community heroes and reporting on all the fabulous events in Windsor including events that happen at the heart of the community on the. Life has become busy for me and I am excited to report my good friends Lorene Romero and Gayle Walz will be taking over for me and sharing all the fabulous things happening in our favorite town Windsor, California in future “What’s up Windsor?” columns.

Lorene is one of the biggest advocates for Windsor and many of its non-profit groups, making her the perfect person to share what is happening in Windsor. She is a member of the Windsor Grange and a Board member of thePeople4Parks Foundation, the group that produces the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove. Lorene Romero, just recently was announced as the Interim President/CEO of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce. She has been on the Chamber Board since 2006 and has held many jobs including Board Chair and Ambassador Chair. She has her Masters in Clinical Psychology and she knows and loves people. Lorene is an active Sonoma County CTA (Certified Tourism Ambassador), and past CTA of the Year. If there is an event in Sonoma County that needs volunteers, Lorene is there.

Gayle Walz joins Lorene in many of her volunteer ventures. Gayle is a detail oriented, hard-working nurse for Sutter Hospital who came to Windsor over 40 years ago. Both have a great sense of humor, Lorene says, “Gayle is the wordsmith who will be adding the big words and correcting my grammar.” They met in 1993 and Lorene joined Gayle in Windsor 2 years later. Lorene soon after started her own travel and events business called, Sharp Tongued Consulting. She was tired of commuting as a software techy for Broderbund in San Francisco. Since coming to Windsor Lorene and Gayle have embraced the community. They are regulars at many of the local restaurants and know most of the Windsor business owners by name. You can see Lorene at the Chamber beer booth at Summer Nights concerts and on almost every Sunday at the Farmers Market serving Mimosas or talking about organ donation (…but that’s another column.) I am going to miss seeing you, the public, on the streets and talking about the column. I am going to miss the emails and calls with ideas for the column. It has been a blast writing for Vesta and the Sonoma County Gazette. Thank You! I am proud and excited to introduce Lorene Romero and Gayle Walz as your new columnist for “What’s Up Windsor?” Tina Castelli, out.

Hello everyone, Gayle and I are honored to be asked to take over the What’s Up in Windsor column. We have such admiration for Tina Castelli, and trying to fill her shoes is no easy task. We promise that it will be in trustworthy hands.

Tina has lived in Sonoma County her entire life and as the perfect example of a homegrown gal. Her heart and soul is in everything she does which is one of the reasons the What’s Up in Windsor is such an awesome column.

Never fear, Tina will still be easy to find now that her stint is a Sonoma County Gazette contributor is over. She can always be found at the Thursday night Farmers markets 5-8 pm, Thursday night concerts August 16 through September 6 townofwindsor.com/342/Summer-Nights-on-the-Green or each Sunday morning from 10-1 at the Windsor Certified Farmers Market windsorfarmersmarket.com/calendar/, from April until December 9.

In the spirit of transition, Gayle and I will work hard to continue bring to readers all the news and events of Windsor. We have both lived here for over 25 years and the people in this town are like family to us. Let us show off our favorite town.

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