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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!


Nick Pasken, Co-Chair, Alcohol/Beer/Wine (ABW) Committee


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

I have been very fortunate to work with an outstanding group of folks on our Beer/Rum/Wine Committee. Together, we help coordinate non-profit organizations that staff beverage locations throughout the event. Without the support of such dedicated volunteers, much of what we do would not be possible. My favorite moments are when I see our patrons enjoying all that SunFest and the West Palm Beach waterfront have to offer – it is an experience that cannot be matched! Ultimately, the most rewarding part of volunteering for SunFest is knowing that we are helping support deserving organizations and causes within our community.

When not volunteering at SunFest, What are you doing?

I work for AT&T Network Operations as a national staff manager responsible for network, process, and quality management – constantly working towards delivering an effortless customer experience. Outside of work, me and my fiancee’, Meghan, are planning our wedding for this coming July! We enjoy many outdoor activities such as kayaking, bike riding, hiking and playing tennis and we are actively involved with the faithful community at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Stuart, FL.

What is your favorite WPB dine/watering hole?

When we’re in the area, we enjoy going to Rocco’s Tacos.

Who is your favorite sports team?

Florida Gators – It’s GREAT to be a Florida Gator!


Suzanne Miller, Vice Chair, Finance Committee


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment? 

I love the Arts and Craft Vendors, great talent!

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

Spending time with family and friends!

What 3 words best describe you?


Who has been your favorite SunFest performer?

Kid Rock


Maruchy Lachance, Committee Member, TGi5K Committee


What has been your favorite SunFest experience/moment?

This is hard, as I’ve enjoyed every single year tremendously, but I have to say my favorite moment was the pride of seeing my brother-in-law’s band, Pee Wee Lewis and the Hues open for Toad the Wet Sprocket.

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

My husband and I are avid runners so we spend a lot of time hitting the asphalt or attending local races. Professionally, I do freelance copywriting and social media for several companies and celebrities.

Which artists will we find on your iTunes?

I’m a bit eclectic so you’ll find… Pitbull, Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Nine Inch Nails, Collective Soul, and The Wallflowers.

What is your favorite movie?

I have a long list of favorites but one that always sticks out in my mind for many reasons is The Big Chill.

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


Frans de Calonne
Geoff Livingston
Marshall Osofsky
Cindy Reppel