Fashion Show Store Coordinator, Secretary
Like many Heather came to Ajijic on a vacation and fell in love with the village and the people. She shares her time between here and Southampton Ontario, and while in Ajijic, devotes her time to various charities, including teaching ballet and tap to local children, and performing in various plays and musicals in the area.
Fashion Show Chair
Lupita was born in Chihauhua Mexico, but grew up in Arizona from the age of 7. She visited Ajijic in December, 2014, and fell in love with the town, where she met her husband Chuck. She loves the local social life and stays busy with Flamenco, Jazz, and Ballet lessons. She worked for years as a model in Phoenix, and was immediately asked to get involved in local fundraising fashion shows. She has a deep passion for charitable work, and joined the Board in March, 2019.
Fashion Show Silent Auction Coordinator
Having grown up in Pittsburgh, PA, I eventually settled in Denver, CO, where I lived for over 30 years, raising my two children (who are both married and parents themselves). Once I decided to make a change, moving to Mexico became an option. On July 1, 2020, I celebrated 16 years in Ajijic. Over that period of time, I have learned Spanish, albeit not fluently but pragmatically, performed in nine musicals at the Little Theater, 4 at the previous Naked Stage, either headed or volunteered to do the makeup for many productions, had a spot at the Monday Market cooking food for sale for six years, sang in Los Cantantes for many years, and volunteered for various charitable organizations, including Ninos Incapacitados, the Ranch and, School for Special Children.
Design & Advertising
Araceli was born in Montevideo, Uruguay but raised in the USA since age 10. She came to Ajijic from the San Francisco Bay Area November 2020. Araceli has worked in the fashion industry for most of her career, Levi Strauss, Macy’s and other large corporations as well as having owned her own business and taught on a University level. She fell in love with Ajijic and is freelancing from here, working with the historic Hillside Club in Berkeley. It is very important for her to give back to the community in which she resides, putting her design and bilingual skills to use helping the School for Special Children.
Jan and her long-time partner were one of those couples who came to Ajijic for a short visit and unexpectedly bought a house, as the story goes for so many. She was the Director of Government Affairs for a large state non-profit organization until she started her own lobbying business. She is recently retired. Now she is excited for new opportunities to give back to this wonderful community in Mexico. Jan loves gardening, entertaining, socializing, and dancing tango.