Board Members | Volunteers

2017 U.S. Board Members

President:              Terry Challis

Vice President:       Charles Roach    

Treasurer:              Lindy Watts

Secretary:              Sherree Christman


Members at Large:  

Bob Doiel, Michael Gregory, Maris Kalmbach, Kristian Vizcaino, and Teresa Woods.


2017 MEXICO Board MemberS

President:              Terry Challis

Treasurer:              Lindy Watts

Secretary:              Charles Roach



Bob Doiel, Maris Kalmbach, Kristian Vizcaino, and Teresa Woods.

2017-2018 Winter Volunteers


We are a volunteer organization and volunteer help is essential to making a difference. Following is a list of Castaway Kids volunteers for the 2017-2018 winter season. 


We sincerely apologize if we have overlooked putting your name on the list and ask that you contact us to make sure we don't forget it forever.  Click here to tell us if you or someone you know was overlooked.


We wish to thank . . .


Beach Party Musicians and Crew

Alta Sol


Athletic Club Latin Dancers

Azteca de Acero

Club Jerry Dancers

Eric Holland

Esperanza Azteca Sonora Brass and Percussion Ensembles

Ken Kingsley 

Los Country Boys

Manuelito y sus Guerreros

MariaElena Amaya and the Gypsy Dancers

Michelle Pietroforte Duvall and her Kids Dance Troupes

Nat Yet

Neil Duvall

Omar Arriaga and the Gypsy Fish Reunion

Sam Rainwater

Sector 7G

Susan King

The Dudes


Beach Party Parking Lot Volunteers

Adrian Zatarain

Alma Peña 

Carlos Manriquez

Carolina Matty

Dayanara Castillo

Fernanda Gastelum

Francisco Rodriguez

Jairo Perez

Joel Ruiz

Jose Carlos Sanchez

Joselyn Paulina

Karina Matty


Marco Sanchez

Mario Arriaga 

Nubia Moreno

Oriana Ruiz 

Osvaldo Castro

Rosa Rodriguez

Susan Pinto

Teodoro Quintero

Thelma Sanchez


Beach Party 50/50 raffle

Candye Sauer

Carolynn Kelly

Fannie Mackey

Lindy Watts


Beach Party Silent Auction

Angie Bonten

Dena Dority

Dorsey Grover

Eva Recinto

Greg Gibson

Jan Clark

Janet Shephard

Kristy Jones


Nancy Gregory

Raquel Kellicut

Sherree Christman

Tim Dority


Beach Party Merchandise Tent

Karen Hueston

Lin Dancker

Nancy Gregory


Beach Party Photography

Darwin Park


Beach Party Ticket Sales

Barb Powell

Bob Doiel

Charles Roach

Libby Petrie

Teresa Woods


Adelante Estudiante School Reps

Elisa Gaxiola

Julia Cordero

Kristian Vizcaino 

Marisol Guerrero Martinez

Monica Lepe

Scarlett Pavia

Steve Locklear

Sue Ferhle

Teresa Woods

Veronica Sandoval


Thrift Store

Ann Cote

Bliss Cochran

Bob Doiel

Briana Ponce Bernal

Carol Cisneros

Carol Slegers

Charles Roach

Chuck Kerr

Deb Hawkins-Stewart

Eva Recentio

Jackie Painter

Joan Folkers

Karen Hueston

Karma Lee Jordan


Lin Dancker

Lindy Watts

Mark Slegers

Mary Kay Kersting

Nancy Gregory

Roseanne Lee

Sherree Christman

Sophia Ponce Bernal


Steve Locklair

Sue Gibson

Susan Anderson

Teresa Woods

Terry Challis

Trisha Eddy-Wright


Boat Sales

Art Lewis

Charles Roach


Construction Projects & Community Education Center

Bev Trover

Carlos Sanchez Zurita

Charles Roach

Chuck Trover

Fabian Sanchez Zurita 

Kay Doiel

Lindy Watts

Maribel Perea Santillanes

Reyna Caraveo


Board Members

Bob Doiel

Charles Roach    

Kristian Vizcaino

Lindy Watts

Maris Kalmbach

Michael Gregory

Sherree Christman

Teresa Woods

Terry Challis

Electronic Media

Bliss Cochrane

Charles Roach

Jeff Woods

Lindy Watts

Teresa Woods

Terry Challis




Allison Poutiatine

Juan Cordero

Keith A. Trimels

Seaside Realty

Soggy Peso Beach Bar

Board Members

Terry Challis

Terry  graduated from Flagstaff High School, then went on to secretarial and court reporter schools.  She worked as legal secretary and court reporter most of her working life.  She has always loved to travel and experience different cultures and she and her husband started taking “sabbaticals” in Mexico via RV, made several 6-month-long trips to the Yucatan Peninsula, and learned to love the Mexican people and their more laid-back approach to life.  Terry has long felt that education, whether formal university-style or vocational, is the way out of poverty and she was one of the founders of the student sponsorship program, Adelante Estudiante.  She has no children of her own, but feels she now has a connection with hundreds of Mexican kids who have been part of this program.  In April, 2016, Terry became a citizen of Mexico and now enjoys dual citizenship.

Sherree Christman

Sherree is CK Secretary and volunteer.  She has a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Management from Northern Arizona University.  She and her sister, Kristiea Jones (retired career Marine Gunnery Sergeant), co-sponsor through Adelante Estudiante, Cielo Landa, a straight 10 student.  Cielo will finish Prepa this term and is hoping to go on to University,

Bob Doiel

I have an associate degree in Mechanical Engineering.   Retired after 34 years with Colorado Springs Utilities.  I worked in the water treatment area and supervised operation and maintenance of several treatment plants including specialized treatments for a 200 megawatt power plant.  My last assignment was to oversee construction and startup of a 60 million gallon water treatment plant.

Michael Gregory​

Mike is a retired marketing and project management professional focused on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to the telecom, electric, gas, water and E911 industries.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University, majoring in Business Economics.  He serves on the Castaway Kids U.S. Board as a Member At Large and assists in CK Thrift Store and other CK activities.

Maris Kalmbach

My name is Maris Kalmbach, in 1999, my husband (Larry) and I were on a caravan and stopped in San Carlos.  Needless to say we got the bug and bought property and built a home here.  In 2001, before Castaway Kids were formed we got to know and worked with Mark Mulligan.  Hence the journey with this great group.  I have a bachelors degree in Occupational therapy and a Masters in Health Administration.  Why do volunteer work? I have a servants heart and in my walk with Jesus it pleases Him. 

Charles Roach

Charles retired from Banking in 2010 after having spent over 35 years in personal, commercial, corporate and project finance.  During this time, he worked in South African, Canadian and US Banks and lived in various countries.  For the last six years he has resided year round in San Carlos.  Charles is also the head of Castaway Kids “special projects” which involves construction, boat donations, and whatever else comes up.   Charles is enthusiastic about the work that Castaway Kids does and finds it very rewarding and enriching.

Kristian Vizcaino

I started as a volunteer with Castaway Kids in November of 2012, it has been a wonderful experience!! One of the best in my life.

I was born in Guaymas and when Castaway Kids needed someone bilingual Terry contacted me, with by boys Santiago and Emilio (9 and 7 years old) going to school in the mornings I had the time to be part of this amazing group of people that volunteer to help others!!


I am the student coordinator and I have incredible experiences dealing directly with the students of "Adelante Estudiante" and their sponsors.  Thanks to that I have the opportunity of witnessing angels helping young boys and girls continue their studies to be able to have a better future.

Lindy Watts

Lindy retired from the City of Nanaimo, BC in 2010 after working in Accounting Services and Financial Systems for many years.  She originally grew up in Saskatoon, but also lived in Toronto, Bonaire, Nanaimo and Gabriola Island.  She feels very fortunate to have been able to take a long road trip after retiring and discovering San Carlos at the end of the rainbow.  She started volunteering with Castaway Kids in 2011 and loves every minute of it! 

Teresa Woods

Teresa is retired wildlife biologist and a full-time resident of San Carlos.  She has a Bachelors of Science in Forestry and a Masters Degree in Public Policy.  Teresa helps with the Castaway Kids website, Adelante Estudiante, and the Thrift Store.  She has been on the board since 2016.  Teresa and her husband co-sponsor a Prepa student along with a couple of their friends.

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