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Bill Crowder

Bill Crowder

Board President

Bill moved to Ajijic in May, 2017 after retiring as a manager in Organization Development and Training. He has been very active throughout his life dedicating himself to volunteer work with innumerable non-profit organizations that focused on helping and developing children of all ages. He joined the Board in September, 2018 and became President in March, 2019. The motto that he lives by, by Winston Churchill, has always been, “I make a living by what I get, I make a life by what I give!”
Heather Hunter

Heather Hunter

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.

Lupita Campbell

Lupita Campbell

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.

Connie Pecsar

Connie Pecsar

Fashion Show Silent Auction Coordinator

Connie and her husband Jeff moved to Ajijic from Napa, California after over 15 years of visits. She spent over 30 years as a international corporate banker. After retirement she worked part time in a Sonoma Valley winery and volunteerd at Guide Dogs for the Blind US headquatrters in San Rafael, California. Having a special needs child in her extended family, she was delighted to join the Board in January, 2019.
Helena Feldstein

Helena Feldstein

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.
Ian Lambert

Ian Lambert

Treasurer

Ian first came to Ajijic in 2009, and purchased his home in Chula Vista in 2012. Elected to the School for Special Children Board tin 2016, he has served as Treasurer since 2018. Ian was also a Director and Treasurer of Colonos Chula Vista Fraccionamiento from 2015 to 2019. Ian brings to the Board a wealth of corporate management experience, having been for many years CEO of a publicly-traded Canadian mining exploration company. Ian is keenly interested in improving the Charity’s profile, enhancing the management, administration, and control of the various fundraising events, expanding the volunteer base, and ultimately increasing funding available for the School. All of this will contribute to the goal of providing improved programs and facilities for the Children.
Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez

School Liaison

Carlos was born in Mexico City and attended Military School during his high school years. He graduated from UNAM where he received an Engineering Degree. He worked in many large corporations early on in his career and eventually opened his own water treatment and purification systems business in San Diego and in the Cabo San Lucas areas. One of his pastimes, which he enjoys very much, has been remodeling and flipping properties. He retired over four years ago when he moved to Ajijic.