Stan Oken, 2016 Leon S. Peters Award Winner

Discusses his upbringing and early loss of his mother, working at a summer camp and being inspired by it and playing baseball in college.  He talks about working as a coach and teacher before going into a partnership to open Riverway Ranch Camp, a children’s summer camp.  He later bought Wonder Valley Ranch and raised his children in the business.  He talks about surviving the MGM Grand fire in Las Vegas and how it affected him and how it inspired him to partner with the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation to bring child burn victims to the ranch.  He discusses the two books he’s written as well as serving on the Chamber of Commerce, the advisory board of the Fresno Grizzlies and with the San Joaquin Political Academy.

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