From Front Cover to College!


From Front Cover to College!
By Abigail Power

One of our favorite covers of all time featured two of my favorite kids in Modesto – Sofia Johnson and Thomas Damrell! Thomas and Sofia graced the front cover of July’s issue in 2013 when they were only 9 and 10 years old sharing a massive sundae and celebrating the classic Modestocana of summer in downtown. Sofia went to Downey High School and graduated in 2021 (long-time author of the All Ages View!) and Thomas went to Modesto High and just graduated just this year. Sofia attends Cal Poly studying Environmental Science and Thomas is off to Arizona State University intending to study journalism. We get to catch up with them over the summer at MoBand each year and love seeing where our not-so-young ModestoView stars are headed! Thank you for being gracious models almost 10 years ago and we can’t wait to see where you go next! You both are amazing!

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.