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Meet Sonya Stauffer, Hillcrest Business Association's new executive director

San Diego Uptown News Editor Hutton Marshall sat down with incoming Hillcrest Business Association Executive Director Sonya Stauffer, who was appointed just three weeks ago. Stauffer, a Seattle native, spent more than three decades raising her children—now 30 and 32—in Cedar City, Utah, prior to arriving in San Diego in Spring of last year.

In the small, wide-windowed HBA office located on Fifth Ave. just south of University Ave. she discussed her first three weeks on the job, her vision for the association, and what she’s seen so far in the community.

“It’s been really good learning all over what I did several years ago,” Stauffer said about her brief period on the job thus far. “It’s been about 14 years of economic development working for Cedar City, [Utah], then working for myself all those years, and now going back and working in this sector. It’s been a fun change.”

Stauffer, a Seattle native who transitioned to real estate in ’95 after working in economic development for Cedar City, said working to ensure the continued success of established Hillcrest festivities was a big focus starting out.

Read the full story on SDGLN media partner San Diego Uptown News HERE.