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SunFest Volunteer Spotlights

We’d like to recognize these volunteers for going above and beyond with their contributions at SunFest. We thank you for ALL that you do!

Patricia Tore, Co-Chair, Guest Services Committee


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

My favorite SunFest moments are when I really get to help someone who is in need. There was a boy with Down Syndrome last year who was really having a blast with the color act and it felt good to see that we had provided a safe area for him to enjoy it. His parents were so thankful.

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

When I’m not at SunFest I am an office manager for Skin A Peel Laser & Wellness Center. On top of that I also do facials and laser hair removal.

Where is your favorite WPB dine/watering hole?

I have many favorite dining areas. What I enjoy most is going to CityPlace and going to one of the great restaurants they have.

Who has been your favorite SunFest performer?

How can I pick just one favorite music act when we have so many good ones?! But I would have to say that I do like the old time rock roll, and I do remember having a blast with Styx and Billie Idol to name a few.

 Hank Moeller, Vice Chair, Transportation Committee


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

I am very fortunate to work with the great Transportation Team at SunFest.  Our jobs in transportation bring us up close to the entertainment, so it’s pretty cool.  Just seeing the excitement of the crowds, listening to the great live music and knowing that I am one of many who make this Music Festival a success gives me a good feeling. The final night of my first SunFest, I remember thinking “yeah, that was awesome…”

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

I work for NuCO2 in the Safety Department as a Risk Manager/Trainer.  My family has been in Jupiter since 1987 where we raised our two sons.  My wife and I enjoy biking at River Bend Park, throwing a Frisbee at the beach, and hanging out with friends and family.

What 3 words best describe you?

Conscientious, Easy-going, Caring

Who is your favorite sports team?

Florida State Seminoles…..#GONOLES!!!

 DeShon Allen, Committee Member, Public Relations Committee


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

Meeting Patti Labelle at SunFest is my favorite moment, but also reuniting with old and new friends on the barges and enjoying seeing artists that you probably would never get to see live throughout the week!
When you’re not volunteering at SunFest, what are you doing?

When I’m not volunteering at Sunfest I travel doing choreography for Professional Cheer Teams, judging pageants for MAO, and producing night club events.
Which artists will we find on your iTunes?

I’m old school so you will find a lot of Motown artists such as Patti Labelle, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye on my iTunes.

What is your favorite movie?

Knocked Up, I think it’s hilarious!


President’s Pinnacle Award Winners


1996 1997
Iva Grady Amy Tolderlund
Terry Jonethis Phil Barbre
Red Dunn Sue Ellen Clarfeld
Colin Cassidy
Thomas Burns


1998 1999
Jim Fuchs Becky Foley
Arlene Willman Muck John Belden
Mary Jacobs Leanne Evans
Barbara Alterman Bill Walter
Bridgette Dei James Hoffman
Bob Broadway
Shirley Duffy


2000 2001
Gene Russo Don Laine
Ann Russo Robin Ramback
Greg Rice Dari Bowman
Dan Costello Gwynn Virastek
Wil White Steven Mayans
Patricia Gregory Stephania Juergen
  Tom Dongilla
  Anna Howard


2002 2003
Ricki Freedman John Tamsberg
Dawn Helton Petey Glover
Michael Weeks Donna Stein
Patti Hammond Shaun Castillo
Russ Ketchem William Cruise
Peter Wellman
Greg Fagan
Susan Chapman


2004 2005
Brenda Balme Patty Laine
Louis Candea Ed Shelton
Dennis Alicea Floyd Keneson
Deborah Duprey Jodi Chapin
Ed Holland Kelly Dobbs
Harriet Leibowitz Susie Macon


2006 2007
Michael Balme Wilson Enriquez
Karen Farruggia Jason Harris
Patrice King Sam Hadley
Robert Lane Ivan Rosa
Evelyn Moody


2008 2009
Bill Bramlett Brian Edwards
Chris Anne Ayers Blake Kettner
Carolyn Severing


2010 2011
Pat Hoskin Christian Rodriguez
Allan Patti Brandy Upright
William J. Storey Jan “J.J.” Wolfe
  John Wilson


2012 2013
Chris Banks Rick Duprey
Denise O’Connor Kim Frohling
Karen Spitzer Beth Kaplan
Donna Woody Lisa Schillig