Cherri Pedrioli and Diana Borges
In 2017, Cherri Pedrioli and Diana Borges were the President and Vice President of the Santa Rosa Holistic Chamber of Commerce. The group had already been discussing holding a healing fair but in October 2017, when the Tubbs Fire ripped through their area overnight, the group kicked into gear. At that time, the Sonoma Complex Fires (combined Tubbs, Nuns and Pocket Fires) was the most destructive wildfire in California history, having burned portions of Sonoma and Napa counties.
Spearheaded by Cherri and Diana, the City of Santa Rosa Steele Lane Community Center was secured and within one month, the first free Sonoma Strong Healing Fair was held to assist the community with their recovery from the traumatic wildfires. The event was held on December 9, 2017, which was attended by about 450 people, including about 45 Practitioners and Doctors who generously volunteered their time to assist the community. Since then Cherri and Diana have volunteered their time to organize an annual free Healing Fair. To find out more about our Sonoma Strong Healing Fair founders click on their photographs below.