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My daughter and I moved to Sierra Madre in 2011 and what a gem we found in this city!  I am currently a manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and also serve on the board for the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, Sierra Madre Civic Club and volunteer at Holy Family Church.  My daughter was a 2020 Rose Princess for the Sierra Madre Float.  It is an honor to be a part of the Sierra Madre Community Foundation and to help preserve the many traditions in Sierra Madre.

Meet Vicky Ryan (Board Member since 2021)

October 13, 2022

Why do you serve on the board of the SMCF?

The SMCF provides a great opportunity to support so many other organizations in town.  I was so happy to join such a wonderful organization that provides to the small-town feel of Sierra Madre..


Where else do you volunteer?

Sierra Madre Civic Club; Friends of the Sierra Madre Library; Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Commission; Holy Family Church – South Pasadena.


What’s your profession? 

Launch Approval Engineering Manager for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory 


What attracted you to Sierra Madre?

Small-town feel and the sense of community and involvement that I wanted for my daughter. 


How long have you lived in Sierra Madre?

12 years


What’s your favorite aspect of the town?

I love the ability to just walk around town and being so close to nature and the mountains.  I love the sense of community in the different activities from the 4th of July, Wistaria, Halloween and the Winter Village! And I really do have the best neighbors 


What’s your favorite local restaurant and why?  

Lucky Baldwins.  I just love their steak fries! 


What’s your favorite local store and why?

Savor the Flavor.  The have the best gifts and you can buy Sierra Madre inspired gifts (which I send pretty regularly to my college daughter).

Anything else to add?

I play soccer on Saturdays.

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