Since joining PEACE in 2019, Frank has actively contributed to the Campus task force and financial committee. A long-time visitor and resident alongside Holly, he offers the board 30 years of experience from a family foundation and volunteering in Ecuador. His background includes management and engineering in the oil and gas sector in the western USA. Frank's prior roles include president of Las Marietas' vigilance committee and current membership in the Punta Mita operations committee, underlining his commitment to enhancing resident opportunities through education.
Mariette has served on the PEACE Punta de Mita Board nearly since its inception, and has interfaced with multiple committees during her tenure. She has served on fundraising committees with various non-profit organizations and focuses her philanthropic endeavors primarily on education.
Bob brings to PEACE a vast amount non-profit experience in Toronto, Canada, including: Chair Emeritus, Royal Ontario Museum Board of Governors; Trustee of The University of Guelph; Prostate Cancer Research Foundation Board; and Tarragon Theatre Board. Bob is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fraser Institute, an independent non-partisan research and educational organization based in Vancouver.
Roberto joined the PEACE Board in 2014 and has served on multiple committees. He has served on the Board of The American School in Guadalajara. He is a member of YPO/WPO, and founder of the YPO Chapter in Guadalajara. In the Punta Mita area he was one of the founders of The Punta Mita Foundation. He has participated in the Vigilance Committee of Hacienda de Mita, and was past President.
Juan Pablo (JP) Stone has been a lifelong resident of the greater Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit area. His architectural and construction company, Stone Contractors, is a preeminent builder of many of the best homes both inside and outside of the gates of Punta Mita. He has a reputation of honesty, integrity, commitment, and excellence in all he does. In addition, JP was an early on prime mover for charitable works in the area and most recently, he has supported PEACE Punta de Mita by developing concepts and volunteering the expertise of his company. JP and his wife, Celeste, reside with their beautiful family in Nuevo Vallarta, and they are also members of the Punta Mita community.
Mandy, a Certified Public Accountant by training, is former Chairperson and CEO of a large technology company in Canada where she won national acclaim. With husband and their four children, Mandy has been involved with hands-on international development, beginning more than 20 years ago with the building of a school in Kenya, and then partnered with a micro finance charity to bring loans to underprivileged entrepreneurs.
Alfredo has a long professional career in tourism projects, being General Director of DINE Punta Mita, in addition to being Director of the American School of Puerto Vallarta, which allows him to be a great support for PEACE Punta de Mita when it is necessary to work with Government at the state or local levels and not only that, thanks to his experience he manages to contribute greatly to one of our strongest service categories, education.
Jeovana's honors and recognitions include the FBI's Community Service Award, the Arizona LULAC Awards, and acknowledgement from the Mexican Consulate in Tucson, Arizona for her outstanding work in community development. Esteemed for her unwavering commitment to Latin American women and the Hispanic community, she has also received awards from the Pima County Ward 5 for her efforts in community service and economic development.
Her prior roles range from PR for the education-focused HSL Foundation and Director of Sales for Arizona Bilingual Magazine to producing news programs for TV Azteca. She served on the board of PEACE for six months before joining PEACE as Executive Director in November 2022. Jeovana continues to champion growth and development, steadfastly believing in the transformative power of education.
Omar, originally from Aguascalientes, pursued his studies in Accounting with a Finance specialty at UASLP, before building a multifaceted career. Living in Bahía de Banderas for almost 17 years, he has embraced the community wholeheartedly. His professional journey spans from working in the industry from 1994 to 2004 to launching his own business, and later moving to real estate with REMAX in Bucerías. His diverse experience includes being an operations manager for PSAV at the Four Seasons hotel and joining WILDMEX, a surf activities company, in 2012. Omar also DJed in Punta Mita from 2015. Since 2018, he has been the administrator for PEACE Punta de Mita, a role he continues to hold today.
Alexis, born and raised in Puerto Vallarta, embodies a commitment to education and cultural diversity. At 20, while pursuing law at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Alexis moved to China, starting an educational career and learning the local language. After graduating in 2018, Alexis's international experience led to managerial roles in Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, and Canada, where he also studied French. Certified in English by The Trinity College London and TOEFL, Alexis also has awards from the OEA for human rights defense, a degree in forensic psychology from UDG, and certifications in human resources management from the University of Minnesota. Joining PEACE in 2015 as an English teacher, he returned in 2021, now coordinating English and computer programs, reflecting his passion for arts, philanthropy, and languages.
Karina Orozco, the Education Coordinator at PEACE Punta de Mita, currently manages various programs such as INEA, Support for Community Schools, Scholarship, and Campeones, with her leadership in the latter dating back three years. Her strong leadership and sense of responsibility guide our community's youth towards reaching their goals. Karina honed her skills in Hotel Administration at the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City, where her passion for teaching was kindled during her social service at the Cuajimalpa Foundation A.C. Following her tenure at the Ministry of Tourism and a three-year stay in Alberta, Canada, she gained a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. It was at Vidanta Foundation where she discovered her ultimate passion: “To transcend through Education."