Jenise Keller – Executive Concierge Administrator.
Jenise is a Northern California girl with a love of all things travel and helping people. She has recently become our in-house Transaction Coordinator and Communications and Marketing assistant. She earned a degree in Communications Studies from California State University, Sacramento. While at Sac State she took lead in countless class projects. Her favorite project was developing and implementing a campaign to inform Sac State stakeholders of the newly instituted ticketing system for Sac State graduations. Along with her 100-Watt smile and upbeat personality, Jenise brings communications, marketing, and social media expertise with her to the team.
When she is not working she loves to travel, binge watch shows on Netflix, and discover new things to do in the Sacramento Region.
Welcome aboard, Jenise!
It might be a bit late to plant some of these gorgeous trees, but in Honor of fall, here are 5 trees that will claim center stage each Autumn.
1) Japanese Maple – (Maroon to Orange) – these slow-growing beauties reach 15 to 25 feet tall and are great planted alone or in groups. Songbirds, squirrels and chipmunks love these seeds.
2) Vine Maple – (Yellow, Orange, Red) – the unusual arching/twisting branches provide year-round interest and curb appear to your home. These 15 foot trees are good for urban gardens and large containers; usually pest and disease free.
3) Winterthur – (Maroon to Red-Purple) – the Winterthur is a versatile 6 to 10 foot tree; good as an accent, foundation, border, or street-side planting
4) Paper Birch – (Bright Yellow) – these gigantic 50-70 foot tall birch trees grow vibrant yellow leaves in the autumn. When young, stems appear dark red then turn creamy white on mature trunks. Fun fact, you can also tap the trunk in spring for sap you can make into beer, syrup and vinegar.
5) Sugar Maple – (Red, Orange, Gold) – similar to the Paper Birch, the Sugar Maple can reach incredible heights of 60 to 75 feet. These tall beautiful trees are long living and provide shade from its dense crown.
The “Tribute in Light” memorial is in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
The two towers of light are composed of two banks of high wattage spotlights that point straight up from a lot next to Ground Zero. This photo was taken from Liberty State Park, N.J., Sept. 11, the five-year anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Denise Gould)
Gearing up for Labor Day weekend and have zero plans?
Check out the local events below!
GOLD RUSH DAYS — SACRAMENTO
Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4, 2017
Step back in time with Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento, an annual festival that transforms the 28-acre historic district into a scene from the 1850s. You’ll mingle with costumed performers portraying historical figures, personalities and everyday townspeople, bringing history to life in a tangible way. Visit Tent City, a recreation of town life including saloons, a gambling tent, doctors, etc. You can also go gold panning, travel through Artisan Alley, and hear live music from old-timey musicians performing on multiple stages. This will be a unique and authentic experience you won’t want to miss this Labor Day weekend!
SACRAMENTO GREEK FESTIVAL – SACRAMENTO
Friday, September 1, 2017 – Sunday, September 3, 2017
The 53rd annual Sacramento Greek Festival is back with the culture, food, and traditions of Greece and Greek Americans. Volunteers will serve authentic and homemade Mediterranean food at this village-style and family-friendly festival experience.
CHALK IT UP! — SACRAMENTO
Saturday, September 2, 2017 – Monday, September 4, 2017
Chalk It Up! is an annual art and music festival that has brought color to the streets of Sacramento’s Fremont Park each Labor Day weekend since 1992. Throughout the festival, you’ll find gorgeous and innovative chalk murals created by artists and sponsored by various businesses. Your attendance to this weekend-long festival supports the charitable organization created to benefit children’s art education programs as they foster a sense of community through art.