FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sonshine Haven – Founder and Chief Executive Officer. 1991 – Present
Founded in 1991, this organization offers underprivileged children on-campus after school bible classes and several off-campus outreach programs. Classes are open to all students. The program structure, management of 131 volunteers, staff management and business management are my responsibility along with the Board of Directors. Lessons taught from the Bible emphasize moral and ethical values, how to treat all people with respect and how to love and support one another. The Sonshine Haven currently operates in 40+ schools with the commitment of 131 ethnically diverse club teachers. We currently serve over 2,300 children in the community and our classes correspond with the schedule of the school year. Our on-campus program started at one school and continues to expand throughout the city each year. Club kids are also supported with our off-campus outreach programs to teach them that they can have a successful and productive life. Our other programs include Life Skills, Summer Camp and Cinderella/Cinderfella Day. We also provide holiday meals to our club families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our outreach to the moms of our club children includes a free monthly event with food and fellowship. The Sonshine Haven is open Monday – Friday and all families and their children are welcome in our programs.
The Haven has 4 employees part-time. We have numerous volunteers that support the administrative functions. Our diverse Board of Directors meets quarterly to discuss fund raising and program needs.
Haircut Store – Co-Founder 1974 – Present
Founded in 1974 with husband Mike Rothman, our 15 salons are located in the Southern California region. Our stores offer cutting edge styling and hair coloring techniques to the general public. Quality, courtesy, integrity, service and friendliness. The Haircut Store is guided by these principles in every relationship – customer, employees and the community. We are very proud of our reputation in the community for consistent, quality performance and for making our salons an asset to the beauty of the neighborhoods we serve. The Haircut Store believes that each customer deserves an exceptional haircut at a fair price.
2005 – Winner of the Channel 10 Leadership Award
2008 – Cambridge Who’s Who
2015 Bridgebuilders Award for Faith and Leadership
1969 – Married Michael Rothman and raised four children, Shelby, Travis, Todd and Lindsay
1965 – Monte Vista High School (Honors), President of Girls League, Commissioner of Girls Activities, Speech President, Sweet Heart Queen
1968 – Westmont College, Santa Barbara, English and Speech Major (Full Scholarship)
1966– Bay Vista Beauty College (Full Scholarship)