Congratulations to Denise Hovland, who grew up in La Cañada and today lives in Montrose, for her recent nomination as Volunteer of the Year at the Pasadena Court Self-Help center.
Denise gave up a career to stay at home to raise her son and assist her husband with his own business. While raising her son she went back to school and obtained a degree in psychology and then obtained a certification as a paralegal. I know it is hard to reenter the workforce after so many years. I am proud of her.
Her extra little effort to help someone out has made a world of difference to them. I want to thank her for the time and dedication she has devoted to helping others in need of assistance at the courthouse.