Cherie: Two years ago the unemployment rate in Sonoma County, and Mendocino County California, was only 5.6% and now it is slightly over 10%.
The best way to get a job anywhere is through a reference. Do you know someone there that can refer you name and or give your resume to some employer you wish to work for?
If not go there and get to know the local people by attending some of their community functions and make some friends before moving there. http://www.discoverourtown.com/CA/Gualala/Relocation-3625.html
Gualala is an art friendly and also a toursit community with obviously water attraction and river rafting:
Check out Trip Advisor and go to some of the tourist attractions and talk to the employees.
If you are looking for any entry level job and don't have specific skills get your American Red Cross, First Aid Certificate and your American Red Cross CPR certificate. You can get these each in one day and it will give help you if you are looking to get a job at one of the water tourist attractions.