About the Be Work Zone Alert Campaign

Highway construction and maintenance is one of the most dangerous jobs in California.  Our highway workers are relied upon to do more than just fix our roadways, they are counted on to come home each day. These workers have families, loved ones, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers.  The Be Work Zone Alert campaign highlights these personal relationships by featuring the real children of Caltrans workers. That’s right, all of the children featured in this campaign are the sons and daughters of Caltrans workers who put their lives at risk each day to keep Californians safe and moving on our roadways. Read on to learn more about our Caltrans kids, and their mom or dad who is their own personal highway hero.

Meet The Kids

We asked, they answered. Meet the kids of Caltrans workers who are featured in the Be Work Zone Alert safety campaign.


Avery: age 9

Dad: Stivi Junkovic, Caltrans District 3, Electrical Maintenance

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family and why?
A: Watch American ninja warrior. Because we do it together and it's fun.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your dad when he gets home from work?
A: Eat dinner!

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: Dog, because they are cute and cuddly.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Blue.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: Dance, especially hip-hop.

Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: Disneyland.

Avery
Avery

Camren: age 8

Mom: Christina Hodan, Caltrans District 12, Equipment Operator II

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family? Why?
A: Six flags Hurricane Harbor water park – It’s fun to play in the sun and get on rides with my family (we go just about every weekend in the summer for the past 4 years).

Q: What do you like to do with your mom when she gets home from work?
A: My mom picks me up everyday from daycare after work and she always gives me a big hug and lots and lots of kisses and then she’ll ask me “how was your day?”  That’s the best!

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: Monkey – because my mom calls me her monkey.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Dark blue.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: I love to play video games (Wii and 3DS).

Q: Where is your favorite place in the world?
A: Having fun with my family at LEGOLAND.

Camren
Camren

Ce’onie: age 5

Mom: Christina Hodan, Caltrans District 12, Equipment Operator II

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family? Why?
A: Camping – we all sleep in a tent trailer (I get to sleep next to mommy) at night, my dad plays movies on his projector for my brother (Camren) and I watch movies while we sit around a campfire and make s’mores.   My mom makes the best s’mores.

Q: What do you like to do with your mom when she gets home from work?
A: Snuggle on the couch and watch tv, I’m mommy’s snuggle bunny.

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: Bunny – they are really soft and have big ears.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Pink.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: Dancing.

Q: Where is your favorite place in the world?
A: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park with my family.

Ce’onie
Ce’onie

Emily: age 8

Dad: Kenny Jenkins, Caltrans District 3 Equipment Operator

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family? Why?
A: Go to the beach and get seashells.

Q: What do you like to do with your dad when he gets home from work?
A: I like to hug him when he gets home and have dinner.

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: Horses and I really want to learn how to ride a white horse.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Pink.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: Dance, I’ve been doing it since I was 3 and I’m really good at it.

Q: Where is your favorite place in the world?
A: Disneyland.

Emily
Emily

Isaiah: age 8

Dad: Greg Soria, Caltrans District 4, Maintenance Area Supervisor

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
A: Going to Tita’s (my Grandma) every Friday. Because all the cousins, aunts and uncles get together.

Q: What do you like to do with your dad when he gets home from work?
A: Work/clean the garage.

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: I like the lion because of his strength.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Red.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: Soccer.

Q: Where is your favorite place in the world?
A: Camping.

Isaiah
Isaiah

Jaxyn: age 11

Dad: Anthony Ortiz, Caltrans District 2, Transportation Engineer

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
A: My favorite thing to do with my family is play games because it's fun.

Q: What do you like to do with your dad when he gets home from work?
A: I like going to baseball games with my dad.

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: My favorite animal is a cougar because they are fast.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: My favorite color is green.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: My favorite sport is baseball.

Q: Where is your favorite place in the world?
A: My favorite place in the world is Disney World.

Jaxyn
Jaxyn

Kennedy: age 7

Dad: Anthony Ortiz, Caltrans District 2, Transportation Engineer

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
A: My favorite thing to do is to chill with us all together like in a pool.

Q: What do you like to do with your dad when he gets home from work?
A: I like to give my dad kisses when he gets home from work.

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: My favorite animal is a deer because I like its fur.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: My favorite color is light pink.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: My favorite sport is cross-country.

Q: Where is your favorite place in the world?
A: My favorite place in the world is Mexico!

Kennedy
Kennedy

Lia: age 6

Dad: Stivi Junkovic, Caltrans District 3, Electrical Maintenance

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family and why?
A: Going on a walk because we all go together.

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your dad when he gets home from work?
A: Hug him and eat spaghetti with him.

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: Bunnies and Horses, bunnies are so soft and horses are so beautiful.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Pink and Purple.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: Baseball when my daddy coaches.

Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: Capitola.

Lia
Lia

Raegan: age 6

Dad: Anthony Ortiz, Caltrans District 2, Transportation Engineer

Q: What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
A: I like to play tether ball because I usually win.

Q: What do you like to do with your dad when he gets home from work?
A: I like to hug my dad when he gets home.

Q: What is your favorite animal and why?
A: My favorite animal is a monkey because they like bananas like I do.

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: My favorite color is purple.

Q: What is your favorite sport or activity?
A: My favorite activity is playing outside.

Q: Where is your favorite place in the world?
A: My favorite place in the world is Disneyland.

Raegan
Raegan