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Chamber Ambassadors

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors serve as the organization’s customer service liaison. Ambassadors create goodwill, promote member retention and act as intermediaries between the business community and the Chamber of Commerce staff.
Members are eligible to become Ambassadors after a full year of membership and renewal for the second year is completed.
Ambassadors help members get the most out of their membership.

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Ambassador Committee

The Ambassador Committee is composed of Chamber Members who want to become more involved in the Chamber activities and assist the Chamber in attracting and retaining members and keep their business in the forefront of the community and the membership.

Benefits of Being an Ambassador

· Increased business visibility through Chamber activities.
· Increased knowledge of all Chamber activities
· Increased opportunities to develop business for your company
· Increased awareness of important issues facing the community


Ambassador Leo Romero ~ 2015 Ambassador of the Year

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864 Tumbleweed Lane
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 638-1732
Hours of Operation: 24/7
As a Fallbrook/Bonsall based realtor, I am always available to help sell or purchase a home in Paradise! I feel every home, to me, is a work of art and we feature a gallery of homes for the next buyer.
Leo also serves on the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Personal Interests: I am also a sculptor and do commission work. My medium is mostly clay, metal and some bronze.


Ambassador Allison Abbott

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Personal Interests: Pre-hospital medicine; nationally certified Paramedic; Community service – coaching cheerleading & mentoring youth; traveling the United States.
"I enjoyed assisting the Chamber of Commerce staff at a local golf event so I decided to become an Ambassador (to become more involved with the Chamber) and learn more about the services the Chamber provides as well as learn more about my own community!"

Ambassador Ronne Branson

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Ronne has been a very active member of the Chamber for over 30 years, and we are honored to have her support.
Ambassador of the Year for 2011


Ambassador Sandra Buckingham

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115 . Main Avenue
Fallbrook, CA  92028
(760) 845-6602
Offering yoga, chair yoga and gentle yoga to adults, seniors and children.
“My experience with the Chamber has been uplifting, encouraging and engaged! A wonderful and welcoming support system with innovative and inclusive ideas to help nurture the businesses and nonprofits in Fallbrook.”
Personal Interests: Hiking, dancing, cats, dogs, nature, conservancy, wildlife, nutrition, vegetarian cooking, reading, meditation, spiritual growth, travel, shopping, decorating, gourmet food and wine.

Ambassador Jerry Burke, Jr.

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P.O. Box 1231,
Bonsall, CA 92003
(619) 302-5471
Business Information:  Buying and selling of real estate.
"My experience with the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has been kind, friendly, helpful and sincere!"
Personal Interests:  Running, biking, swimming, bowling and triathlons.

Ambassador Maryann Collings

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(619) 244-6126
We offer customized nutrition plans for all ages and support with wellness profiles, fit camps, community fit challenges and positive guidance. Herbalife is cellular nutrition focusing on health, energy, longevity, fitness, target nutrition, anti-aging and support of immune health.
“This is my second year in the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce and I absolutely love the support and events this Chamber offers our community..”
Personal Interests: family, fitness, travel, community activities and service – do more than what you get paid for – gratitude!

Ambassador Pierre Domercq

Ambassador Jeniene Domercq

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2755 Jefferson Street,
Carlsbad, CA 92018-1988 
(760) 434-3330
Hours of Operation: M-F: 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“At Burke & Domercq, we practice exclusively family law.”
Personal Interests: “Family, gardening, reading, cooking, kayaking, fishing, dogtraining, raising parrots and getting more involved in the community to make it an even better place.”
521 E. Elder Street, Suite 102,
Fallbrook, CA 92028 
(760) 728-5728
Hours of Operation: M-F: 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.
“Inland Eye Specialists offers comprehensive opthamology,
optometry and oculoplastic surgery. We have a great optical department as well with highly trained opticians and a wonderful selection of eye glasses.”
Jeniene also serves on the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Personal Interests: “Family, crocheting, sewing, getting fit, getting to know people and be more involved in the community to be able to help others in any way I can.”

Ambassador Liduvina Favela

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584 Industrial Way,
Fallbrook, CA 92028 
(760) 451-0639
Hours of Operation: M-F: 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.; SAT: 8:30 – 12:00 p.m.
“Ace Party Rental is a company for all your personal party needs, including weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties and all year-round holidays! Our goal is to ensure that all our customers are happy with their events. Being a part of the Chamber has definitely made my business grow.”
Personal Interests: “First of all, my family and the satisfaction of my Customers!”

Ambassador John Figueroa

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10450 Pacific Center Court
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 901-4013
Hours of operation: M-F: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Business Information:  Time Warner Business Class provides video, phone, and internet products to small, medium and large business. Coax and fiber optic.
"I have found my participating in the Fallbrook Chamber professionally and personally rewarding. There is a sincere sense of community commitment in Fallbrook. I enjoy how active the Fallbrook Chamber is in promoting local business and business owners!"
Personal Interests:  Sports - golf as my pastime! Also dining, reading biographies, volunteering for children's charities, giving back to the community and support of hispanic organizations.

Ambassador Kathleen Gillis

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Fallbrook, CA  92028
“I serve clients purchasing or selling residential properties in North County of San Diego, specifically Fallbrook, Vista, Escondido, San Marcos and Oceanside. I work hard to prepare clients for the selling or purchasing process so there are very few surprises. My goal is for the client to understand the transactional process and feel in control. Another goal is to listen carefully to the client’s needs and wants in order to give them the best possible service. I want them to come away from their experience with me and say, “Kathleen under promised and over delivered”…I work hard and smart for YOU!
“The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has been wonderful! I enjoy the energy, enthusiasm and care that the staff and Board of Directors extend toward small business owners. The Chamber provides so many opportunities for Fallbrook businesses to network with one another and collaborate with other community Chambers. Seminars are offered to business owners to learn new business related skills. The Chamber supports events that drive visitors to Fallbrook and increase our exposure to not only the San Diego area, but to the region.”
Personal Interests: “I love to spend time with my family, hiking the trails around San Diego County, participating in volunteer organizations, traveling, and planning remodeling projects for our home and garden.”

Ambassador Carole Hodges

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1120 E. Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(310) 471-5219

Ambassador Darren Key

Ambassador Miriam Key

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478 Rosvall Drive
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 645-0228 (hm office)
(713) 302-3103 (Darren, mobile)
(713) 302-4230 (Miriam, mobile)
Hours of operation: 24/7
“We offer health and wellness product solutions for weight loss, energy and performance, and healthy aging. This triple-faceted approach ensures that our top-of-the-line products are sure to please all, and can easily be tailored to fit any goal. Our product solutions are the highest quality, always natural, with no-compromise ingredients.
We decided last year to make a change in our home-based business that would enable us to be at home, and joined the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce in November 2014.  We are already stunned at the progress we’ve made in our business, just by being affiliated with the wonderful individuals at the Chamber office.
We have the privilege of working with other business leaders, as well as a steadfast Chamber office that has a true commitment to advancing our community.  They promote local business like no other! May this serve as an example for all those who doubt the power of simply putting yourself out there.”
Personal Interests:  Arts & culture, fashion, travel; being of service/helping those in need; supporting local community.

Ambassador Anne Klentz

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(760) 451-3452
“I have been a Chamber member for a couple of years, trying to help
and contribute to the success of businesses in Fallbrook.”
Personal Interests: “Support all members – 3 generations in town.”
Ambassador of the Year for 2013


Ambassador Susannah Levicki

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Fallbrook, CA 92028
(951) 691-2048
Hours of operation: Monday-Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Business Information:  Capitis Real Estate provides more than just a service. We go beyond what an average real estate agent does. That's what makes us noticeably different, noticeably better. With 10+ years in residential real estate, I provide a full-service real estate experience with my buyers and sellers.
"I am a new member with the Fallbrook Chamber, but I do have experience with the Eagle Idaho Chamber of Commerce, volunteering for events and committees, helping the community while selling real estate there. I look forward to doing the same here in Fallbrook!"
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family, especially my 5-year-old son Liam. Volunteering, music, arts, keeping fit, gardening and fun activities too. .


Ambassador Adam Nogueira

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116 W. College St., Unit C
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 451-6318
Hours: 24/7
Business website:
Kim Steel & Associates is a local real estate team that provides a top quality service to the public and to real estate investors. Residential, commercial, land and development.
Personal Interests: "I enjoy spending time with family and friends. The outdoors has always been a passion of mine - hiking, fishing, beach and exercising."


Ambassador Julia Routh

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1091 S. Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA  92028
760-451-9087 • 760-723-1178
“As a Private Client Banker at Chase, I get to know you and provide you with personal access to premium banking solutions to help manage your unique banking needs. Your goals become our goals. Feel confident about your future; retire on your terms."
“Sandra Saenz and I recently joined the Chamber, and it has been so invigorating, meeting all the different people in our community. We love seeing the new and current businesses thrive and helping wherever we can. I look forward to more Fallbrook involvement.”
Personal Interests: "Spending time with family and friends, exploring Fallbrook with my four dogs, kids and husband. I also enjoy weekend getaways at the river,a nd any festival or street fair with different foods and craft drinks."


Ambassador Sandra Saenz

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1091 S. Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA  92028
“As a Business Specialist at Chase, our goal is simple - to earn your business and your trust. We hope to build a lifelong relationship with you by giving you all the support your need, so that you can do what you love - run your business. As your dedicated Business Specialist, I help clients manage their finances so they can focus on what they do best: building their business."
“Since Julia Routh and I joined the Chamber, we have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the members and attending the events. We love Fallbrook's sense of community and togetherness.”
Personal Interests: "Family, friends, music, art, concerts, food and wine, museums, poetry and movies."


Ambassador Marcos Sanchez

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746 S. Main Avenue
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 230-8401
Hours of operation: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Business Information:  We are one of the largest growing real estate brokerage firms in the San Diego area. We sell all forms of properties - residential, multiple-family and commercial.
"My experience with the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is relatively new. I am a new member, but anxious to start supporting my community."
Personal interests: Remodeling homes, vacationing abroad and community involvement.


Ambassador Allen Sargent

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111 S. Main Avenue, Suite B
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 500-0075
Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm
Business website:
Business Information: " I specialize in no-cost mortgage loans within California.  I am also a singer/songwriter and guitarist, specializing in love songs, dinner music and contemporary Christian music."
"I have lived in Fallbrook over 20 years and enjoy shopping locally. Here, we have relationships where businesses know your name and treat you like a friend, a neighbor and as extended family!"

Ambassador Paul Schumann

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1120 E. Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(310) 471-5219

Ambassador Marc Sigmon

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Licensed Insurance Agent
(760) 639-9772
Hours of operation: By appointment
"I cannot possibly express my appreciation for the wonderful experience since joining the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. From Lila, Jackie, Linda, and the other wonderful staff, they provide small businesses with the information and guidance that has truly been proven to be effective to fellow members. There has not been a single occasion that I brought a question or concern to them that wasn’t addressed with even more urgency and timeliness than I had at the time. The top-notch professionalism and dedication the chamber has to its members and the community brings people together toward a clear, defined cause of making Fallbrook reach its potential."
Personal Interests: I have an extensive background in suicide prevention and intervention. I also was a CPR instructor while in the Navy with the American Heart Association. I have always had an ingrained desire to help others. My personal time is spent with my dog of 13 years and the wonderful neighbors here in Fallbrook. I have resided in Fallbrook since 2008 and have fallen in love with the community. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! .

Ambassador Chet Smith

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116 W. College Avenue
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Hours of Operation: M-F: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
U.S. Marine veteran who provides residential, land, commercial and income property services for buyer and seller. Free in-depth property valuation and consultations on homes. Work with distressed properties, renovations, probate situations, estate liquidations and inventory, property clean-up, contractor repairs and moving coordination assistance.
Personal Interests: Anything outdoors (beach, swimming, kayaking, hiking, etc.), helping people with personal interests and community involvement. I am eager to learn and inquire about everything that Fallbrook has to offer!


Ambassador Phyllis Sweeney

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 Citizen of the Year 2015
120 S. Main Street
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 731-3037
Hours of Operation: M-F 10 am - 8 pm
A Life Personality Coach and Certified Grief Instructor, specializing also in crises trauma and senior transition.
Phyllis also serves on the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Awards: Channel 10 Leadership Award 2002, Ambassador of the Year 2007, Soroptimist Distinguished Woman of the Year 2008, Chamber Small Business of the Year 2009, and Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2015.
Personal Interests: Reading, walking, and watching old movies
"I have served as a Chamber Ambassador for 14 years. For a period of time, I served as Chairperson of the Ambassadors. It has been, and is, a wonderful opportunity to be connected with the business builder in our community - the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. As an Ambassador, it is an opportunity to communicate with businesses about the benefits of belonging to the Chamber, and the community as a whole. A really fun experience."


Ambassador Kathy Tomacelli

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(760) 782-8888
Hours of operation: 24/7
Business website:
Business Information: Right at Home is a nationwide leader in the in-home care industry.  We are dedicated to improving quality of life by providing trained, bonded/insured caregivers for people who need assistance to maintain their independence – wherever they call home.  Services include companionship/homemaking, physical assistance, hygiene care, wellness. Other specific care:  Alzheimer’s/dementia; stroke recovery; cancer recovery; heart disease; hospice/palliative support.
"I was introduced to the Chamber in 2014. I’ve been active and have found the Chamber incredibly instrumental in bringing the businesses of Fallbrook and surrounding communities together and being so supportive and active.  Everyone in the Chamber has been so friendly and welcoming – there is a great sense of genuine kindness and community."
Personal interests: gardening, reading, long walks/hikes, travel


Ambassador Michelle Verdugo

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(760) 607-6911
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday

Michelle Verdugo specializes in holistic nutrition, chronic disease prevention, and promoting a simple approach to creating and living a healthy lifestyle. She is certified as a Clinical Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, and is a Health Educator and Inspirational Leader. Michelle, as a member of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce and the Fallbrook Wellness Directory, is dedicated to helping community members take control of their lives. 

In her private practice, One Body Health and Wellness, Michelle coaches individuals of all ages who seek wellness and healing for various health challenges and/or medical conditions. She strives to educate, empower, and inspire participants to make life-lasting changes that go beyond temporary "fixes."  Michelle develops customized nutrition and lifestyle change workshops for local and nationwide community organizations.

To learn more about Michelle's approach on health, and to receive her weekly e-newsletter rich with healthy recipes, inspirations, and more – visit:

Personal Interests: Michelle loves nature, all things healthy, and enjoys an active lifestyle--her favorite activities are running, hiking, learning – reading and yoga.
"Being an active member of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has been a great experience for me on many levels both professionally and personally!  I am grateful to be a part of the FCC – a professional group providing great opportunities that have given me opportunities to serve my community while having fun, learning and growing my business!"

Community Events

Friday, March 31, 2017, 8am - 2pm
Friday, March 31, 2017, 6 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8 am - 4:30 pm
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Chamber Events

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Friday, March 31, 2017, 12 - 1:30 pm
Monday, April 3, 2017, 9:30 am
Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 pm