Volunteer Spotlights

We’d like to recognize some of our volunteers for going above and beyond with their contributions at SunFest.
We thank you for ALL that you do!
Aubrey Fleming, Merchandise Committee, Committee Chair


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

My favorite experience and moment was my during my first year, my first time walking on site & watching in awe how beautifully everything gets set up. It’s a well-oiled machine & so exciting to watch from behind the scenes. The sound checks rock too!

When you’re not volunteering at SunFest, what are you doing?

I am now a stay at home mom to my beautiful baby girl Saylor! She just turned one last week.

Who has been your favorite SunFest performer?

No Doubt was my favorite performer! I even got their set list that year after they finished performing!

What summer movie release are you most excited for?

I’m looking forward to seeing Bad Moms; looks like a great “drinks & movie” kind of night out.


Ted Deret, Volunteer Headquarters Committee, Vice Chair


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment? 

I have been working with Volunteer Headquarters for many years now, and year after year, it is always a treat getting a call in January saying it’s time for our first operational meeting.  Seeing the same faces year after year, these people have become my family.  It’s like the annual family reunion, complete with matching shirts.

When you’re not volunteering at SunFest, what are you doing?

In my regular life, I’m a small business consultant helping local businesses navigate QuickBooks bookkeeping.  From set up/training to problem solving and inventory control, I have been helping the business community for 10 years.

Which artists will we find on your iTunes?

The Beatles, the Eagles, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin; mostly classic Rock.

What are your summer plans? 

Taking my wife Carmen on a three week vacation driving up and down the East Coast of the US seeing the sights we otherwise miss when we fly.


Jared Schorr, Central Inventory Committee, Committee Member


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

With so many memories over the course of 8 years, I think back to SunFest 2015. I put together a team of future police officers from my academy class to run in the SunFest TGi5K, including myself who has never ran in any sort of race. I was always the last person to finish the mile run in high school, practically crawling across the finish line.  Half of the class participated and we all finished in the top 25%, which was a big accomplishment for myself.  Of course, after we finished, I went back to volunteering and didn’t skip a beat (or pass out).  Both my dad and I are committee members for Central Inventory and being that I’m all grown up and doing bigger and better things, it’s a great way for my dad and I to, not only stay active, but also do father-son things that we don’t usually get to do throughout the year.  Love you dad!

When you’re not volunteering at SunFest, what are you doing?

I am a certified police officer patiently waiting to be sworn in.  For fun and to stay active, I am a Kitchen Lead Supervisor at Mellow Mushroom in Wellington, and most recently became part of the Ground Operations Crew with jetBlue.  I am also happily married to my beautiful wife Ashley with our 5 (4-legged) children: Lilo, Stitch, Delilah, Madeline, and Sirius. With 4 French Bulldogs and a Japanese Chin, we are constantly going to the dog park and dog lake, as well as weekly trips to the pet store with my clan of dogs.  When I have a spare moment, I’m usually at the gun range shooting at the zombie targets or watching Whose Line Is It Anyway and How to Get Away with Murder.

What 3 words best describe you? 

Trustworthy, Humorous, Argumentative (my wife’s favorite!)

What is your favorite Palm Beach County dining/watering hole?

I could name chain restaurants all day long like Cheesecake Factory, but my favorite, new concept, non-chain place to eat is Bolay in Wellington/Royal Palm Beach! I must eat there 4-5 times per week. You can create your own bowl mix-and-match bases, vegetables, proteins, toppings, and sauces.  I get the Cilantro Rice Noodles and Basmati Rice with Lemon Chicken and Cilantro Pesto.  It’s quick, it’s fantastic, and it’s healthy (or so I tell myself)!

President’s Pinnacle Award Winners

Vince Farruggia
Anna Hadley
Guillermo Ortiz
Eddie Rubano

Melinda Dixon
Brad Pyfrin
Joe Schelorke
Nancy Vidal

Frans de Calonne
Geoff Livingston
Marshall Osofsky
Cindy Reppel

Rick Duprey
Kim Frohling
Beth Kaplan
Lisa Schillig

Chris Banks
Denise O’Connor
Karen Spitzer
Donna Woody

Christian Rodriguez
Brandy Upright
Jan “J.J.” Wolfe

Pat Hoskin
Allan Patti
William J. Storey
John Wilson

Brian Edwards
Blake Kettner

Bill Bramlett
Chris Anne Ayers
Carolyn Severing

Wilson Enriquez
Jason Harris
Sam Hadley
Ivan Rosa

Michael Balme
Karen Farruggia
Patrice King
Robert Lane
Evelyn Moody

Patty Laine
Ed Shelton
Floyd Keneson
Jodi Chapin
Kelly Dobbs
Susie Macon

Brenda Balme
Louise Candea
Dennis Alicea
Deborah Duprey
Ed Holland
Harriet Leibowitz

John Tamsberg
Petey Glover
Donna Stein
Shaun Castillo
William Cruise

Ricki Freedman
Dawn Helton
Michael Weeks
Patti Hammond
Russ Ketchem
Peter Wellman
Greg Fagan
Susan Chapman

Don Laine
Robin Ramback
Dari Bowman
Gwynn Virastek
Steven Mayans
Stephania Juergen

Gene Russo
Ann Russo
Greg Rice
Dan Costello
Wil White
Patricia Gregory
Tom Dongilla
Anna Howard

Becky Foley
John Belden
Leanne Evans
Bill Walter
James Hoffman
Steve Yeckes

Jim Fuchs
Arlene Willman Muck
Mary Jacobs
Barbara Alterman
Bridgette Dei
Bob Broadway
Shirley Duffy

Amy Tolderlund
Phil Barbre
Sue Ellen Clarfeld
Colin Cassidy
Thomas Burns
Rick Sartory

Iva Grady
Terry Jonethis
Red Dunn