NEW DEPTHS, NEW HEIGHTS WITH
REALTOR COLLEEN BARLOW
Colleen Barlow will never forget that life-changing day when she thought she was simply
submerging in the ocean for her initiatory snorkeling experience, but wound up embarking
on what was an eternal lesson. From the first moment she launched her body into those
mysterious waters, she learned that with nothing ventured comes nothing gained. What began
as apprehension toward the unknown became an appetite for endless possibilities. And
as Colleen maneuvered through the warm, turquoise world, observing the schools of barracudas
and lobsters along the surface, she knew for sure that by daring to explore new depths, she could
unlock the potential of new heights.
Achieve Your Ideal Lifestyle
Where Colleen is truly looking to explore new depths is in her career as a real estate
professional. Colleen knows that making a move is a special opportunity for one to achieve their
ideal lifestyle, which is why she’s so dedicated to providing intensive service that helps her clients
understand all of their options. In addition, she also offers home staging as just one more way of
enhancing a home, and helping her clients achieve all of their goals.
And while Colleen is always game for a new adventure, she understands the value of having
a place to call your own. After all, she’s lived in your area for more than 30 years and is
strongly invested in it. This University of Maryland graduate is involved in many local charities,
including The Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has a heart for the community around her, and
her unparalleled local expertise can provide you with the insight that helps you maximize your
Explore New Depths
Buying or selling a home is an opportunity to achieve new possibilities. You deserve to work
with an agent committed to investigating all of your options and helping you reach your
goals. Colleen Barlow is dedicated to leading you to your real estate goals, and her combination
of area knowledge and forward thinking can help put you on the path to success. So call her
today, and let her help you Explore New Depths in real estate.
THE PUNISHER" INSPIRES LYNWOOD
STUDENTS TO FOLLOW DREAMS
Jon Bernthal, the lead actor in “The Punisher” television series who previously starred in “The Walking Dead”, was once a struggling high school student in the Washington D.C. area with a distaste for the classroom. But Bernthal would stumble upon a drama class that helped him discover his life’s passion.
Today, Bernthal throws himself into his acting roles and has credits that include “Daredevil”, “Baby Driver” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Bernthal shared his story of success with about 75 drama students from Firebaugh High School and Lynwood Middle School at Firebaugh.
“I was pretty closed off, and acting has really opened me up,” Bernthal said. “I’ve come to a place where I feel like strength and courage is about being open and listening to people with different points of view who maybe grew up differently than you did.”
Bernthal credits his high school acting teacher for helping to shape his life. He said he now wants to share the lessons he learned about finding your passion. He brought his message to Lynwood through a connection with local author Ryan Gattis, who has written about the community and suggested Bernthal make the visit.
Lynwood students picked Bernthal’s brain about all things personal and professional during a Q & A session in Firebaugh’s auditorium that touched on working with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. He even gave tips for auditioning.
“This was my first time ever getting to ask questions of a professional actor, so it was a real learning experience for me,” Firebaugh senior Cesar Flores said. “It was inspiring to hear about his life and know that finding what motivates you can change your life.”
Flores is an aspiring filmmaker who refines his craft through the school’s International Baccalaureate Theatre Class. Firebaugh also offers a Young Actor’s Guild after school program that allows budding actors and writers to showcase their work during monthly performances.
Lynwood Unified students in grades four through eight learn the performing arts through the Building Relationships and Inspiring Dialogue through Global Exchange (BRIDGE) Theatre Project, which teaches students to write short plays, perform and study other cultures.
“Our performing arts programs allow our students to explore their creativity and create worlds that solve problems,” Lynwood Unified Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite said. “Jon Bernthal is the perfect example of how the arts can resonate with a student and lead them down a path of success.”
Bernthal said his success can be attributed to finding his own unique path. He implored Lynwood Unified students to aggressively pursue theirs as he ended the day by posing for pictures.
“We are thankful for the time and inspiration that Jon Bernthal generously gave to our students,” Lynwood Board President Alfonso Morales said. “Our students left today’s session excited to pursue their passions and learned more about what it takes to be successful in the film industry and beyond.”