Nonprofit/PSA | Laina McFerren, 2017 SCV Woman of the Year
Founder and Co-Owner, Wolf Creek Brewing Company
Nominated by Child & Family Center Child & Family Center Foundation (12 years)
Board of Directors; member (12 years) • Board of Directors, Chair: 2012-2013 • Executive Committee (10 years) • Taste of the Town Co-Chair (3 years) • Taste of the Town Committee (12 years) • Taste of the Town Exhibitor (19 years) • Guardians of Hope Committee (1 year) • Kid Expo Committee (9 years) • Santa Clarita Jazz Festival Committee (3 years) • Installation Committee (10 years) • Golf Committee (5 years) • Adopt-A-Family Project (3 years) • Dancing with Our Stars Committee (2 years) • Attendee, Annenberg Foundation Alchemy leadership workshops Child & Family Center • Board of Directors (1 year) • 35th Anniversary Committee SCV American Red Cross Foundation (3 years) • Board member • Volunteer of the Year, 2002 College of the Canyons Foundation (3 years) • Board of Directors • Culinary Advisory Board, 2005-present • Patrons of the Performing Arts Committee – 2015 to present • Social Committee for Outreach United States Figure Skating Association – SCV Chapter (11 years) Mountainview School Career Day (11 Years) • Committee member Los Angeles Brewers Guild 501(c)(3) (2 years) • Member • Board secretary Others: Carousel Ranch, SRD-Straightening Reins, Circle of Hope, Betty Ferguson Foundation,Vine 2 Wine, Soroptimist International, SOAR Mardi Gras Madness race, Wine in the Pines, VIA – Connecting to Success Committee
Laina McFerren has worked countless hours volunteering in a variety of different projects for Child & Family Center. In addition, she has donated products from her business to ensure success for other nonprofit organizations. In 2016, she created “Community Pints” at her Brewery, donating a portion of the proceeds from four nights each month to a different charity each month. Taste of the Town would not be the successful and popular event without the wisdom and guidance Laina brings to the effort on an annual basis.
Laina McFerren has a degree in communications from UCLA. She met her husband, Rob, while working at the Cheesecake Factory in Marina Del Rey. The couple married and moved to the SCV in 1992, where they live with their two daughters, Mandee, now 22 and a senior at UCSB, and Gillian, 17, a junior at Valencia High School. What began as a Christmas gift to her husband, a home brew beer-making machine, led to an incredible local business, Wolf Creek Brewing Company, opened in 1997. The couple recently added a brewery to create their popular beer. Laina has combined her entrepreneurial spirit for business and her belief and efforts in volunteerism to make Santa Clarita a better place to live and work.
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