Ken Krebbs retired from Sedona fire District in 2012; he then took the Director position over the Fire Science and Emergency Management degree programs at Yavapai College and also holds the positions of Emergency Manager, OSHA and Environmental Safety Officer for Yavapai College. Ken also works as the Logistics Chief for the Yavapai County emergency Management EOC and as a Disaster Recovery Coordinator for the Az. Dept. of Emergency Management. Ken is also the Emergency Planner for Phoenix International Raceway where he writes fire, life safety, and emergency management plans for PIR, ISC, NASCAR, and is a member of ISC’s National Severe Weather Committee. Ken is also working Emergency Management for the NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl games coming to Phoenix in 2015.
Alex Simson surely doesn’t consider himself a chef – but he loves bringing people together and making them happy – and what better way than with food! Recently retired from running the spa and salon he’s owned for nearly 20 years in Kauai, he is now married and creating family here in Sedona. With his newly-found free-time he’s gotten into gardening and cooking – from nightly dinners for family to large buffets for an endless parade of political fundraisers in this year’s election season. His cooking philosophy is simple – have fun, cook where the action is, never follow a recipe, and if all else fails, order pizza!
I feel truly privileged to be a part of this event and to have the honor to represent Golden Bone. I have a lifelong passion for both food and four legged friends. Growing up on a self-sustaining farm in Alaska, the youngest of eight children, I spent long hours in the kitchen with my mother who taught me the expression of love through food. Coming full circle in my life by taking care of the animals that take care of us, I now own and operate, with my family, Lazy Leash Ranch. We are the only Bed, Bark and Breakfast in the Verde Valley for social canines to stay while their owners can’t be with them. We offer a warm, safe alternative to the “normal” kennel environment where a loving family, well trained companions, and positive activities are provided for each guest. We pre-screen our guest to insure compatibility, and we limit the amount of patrons so that each guest has adequate care at all times. We have partnered with Golden Bone to foster and rehabilitate social dogs in need of specialized care until a new foster or permanent home can be found. We also have enjoyed the professional advice of Nadia and Angela for nutrition and the stimulating safe toys Golden bone has to offer. If you are interested in our home, please feel free to call us at 928-254-8086, or visit us on Facebook/LazyLeashRanch where photos of our daily activities are posted. Thank you.
Jennifer Yates, a native New Yorker, relocated to Sedona 15 Years ago and now calls Sedona "Home". Jennifer is Creative and Displays her Creativity through Photography and Food. Jennifer Enjoys preparing dishes that are appealing to the eye, the palate, and the Soul! She has also been involved in charities and worked with abused children in facilities in Oklahoma, NY and New Jersey. She says, “Giving back, helping people in need and offering hope has been an important and fulfilling part of my life!! It makes me feel like my life has meant something!! For me~~~ being involved in this event brings me great joy and allows me the opportunity to display my passion for food and contribute to a great cause!!”