Benefits of Being an Ambassador
Ambassador Deborah Bottomley ~ 2018 Ambassador of the Year
Business Information: Property and casualty insurance brokers, specializing in farm, business, home, and auto insurance.
Personal Information: Enjoys golf, reading, puzzles, and gardening
"I only wish I had taken the time to join the Chamber sooner. I have met the most amazing people and have formed great relationships with other business owners. The best part is all the people I can now call my friends."
Ambassador Mireya Banuelos, MPH, CHES
Fallbrook Regional Health District is a government entity under the Local Health Care District Law (Statutes 1945, Chapter 932; Health and Safety Code, Division 23, Sections 32000 et seq., of the State of California). The District serves residents of the Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow and De Luz areas of northern San Diego County. Created by residents for residents, Healthcare Districts throughout California provide vital services for the community members who create and oversee them. As the most responsive form of local government, Healthcare Districts are established, operated, and controlled by local voters who understand each community’s concerns and ensure that each District is effectively meeting their local health care needs.
"I have been working in the Village of Fallbrook for the past couple of years and I have seen how integral the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is to this community and how wonderful their events are. I look forward to being an Ambassador and learning even more about the Village and building relationships with other Chamber members and community residents."
Personal Interests: "Spending time with family, traveling, enjoying good food and wine al fresco, arts, gardening, reading and taking care of my two fur babies.”
Ambassador Dianna Branche
Ambassador Ronne Branson
Ronne has been a very active member of the Chamber for over 30 years, and we are honored to have her support.
Ambassador Jerry Burke, Jr.
Business Information: Buying and selling of real estate.
Ambassador Maryann Collings
Serving as an Ambassador has also opened the doors for serving and leadership opportunities. I would say that, without the Chamber, I would not have had this amazing opportunity to grow and get to know so many businesses and incredible people in our wonderful community.”
Personal Interests: family, fitness, travel, community activities and service – do more than what you get paid for – gratitude!
Ambassador Abby Elston
Residential real estate specialist.
Personal Interests: Travel, hiking, volunteer work, gardening, watching football, eating out, trying things I haven’t done before.
This Chamber is an energetic and very involved group in our community. They host a large variety of events and are always at the ready to help local businesses.
Ambassador Liduvina Favela
Honorary Mayor 2018-2019
“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 Theresa Geracitano
Foundation for Senior Care is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), charitable organization providing services to the seniors and disabled adults in the Fallbrook, Bonsall, Rainbow, DeLuz and Temecula areas. Our core programs are transportation (care van), Adult Day Care, Care Advocates and Senior computer classes.
"I am active with the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce and enjoy getting connected to Fallbrook, meeting interesting people and supporting local businesses."
Personal Interests: family, cooking, gardening, sailing and hiking.
Ambassador Maritza H. Gonzalez
At Primerica, we educate families to become properly protected, debt free and financially independent.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, reading, watching foreign films, helping people succeed with their goals and making new friends.
I am starting my second year with the Fallbrook Chamber and I am very happy I joined! I have made new friends and have been exposed to different ways of doing business. The staff is wonderful in helping me with my needs.
Ambassador Sandy Goodman
Business Information: Laser Light Images offers over 400,000 items on which to share your logo, as well as being able to create that one of a kind gift for someone special. At Laser Light Images and LLI Personalized Gifts, you will receive the very best in quality, price and service. It has been our pleasure to serve the people of Fallbrook since 1996, as well as clients all over the world!
"I have been a member of the Fallbrook Chamber since 1996. During that time, there have been many changes and lots of growth. The most important thing that I have seen is how the Chamber has come to help its members! Besides the many marketing aspects the Chamber provides, there are networking opportunities just about every day of the year! The old saying “You get out what you put into it” has never been truer than during my time as a member of the Fallbrook Chamber."
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and family. Also, helping others, whether it is through my church, the Fallbrook Chamber, helping to create the Fallbrook Dog Park, or just answering the need of a friend. I also love music and singing, and in my spare time playing with my Husky “fur babies!”
Ambassador Carole Hodges
Ambassador Darren Key
Ambassador Miriam Key
“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
2013 Ambassador of the Year
“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 Susannah Levicki
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 Marianne Nolte
Business Information: Changing dreams into goals with a plan – the steps you take today can dramatically affect your future.
"The Fallbrook Chamber builds a sense of community for members."
Personal Interests: church, watersports, horses, gardening and reading.
Ambassador Mike Perdue
TrustMyTrust was created to help people plan for the future. Wills, Trusts and other Estate Planning documents are complicated legal instruments that have powerful and far reaching effects. They are not to be done lightly without the aid of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. We want to make these things simpler and easier for you. We don’t expect you to know what documents you need or want and we’re not here to “sell” you something you don’t need or don’t want. We are here to explain your options and let you choose what is best for you and your family and then lend our 30+ years of experience to help you do it right.
Personal Interests: Sailing, family, gardening, travel
I am SO impressed with the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. The staff are professional, knowledgeable, helpful and kind. They really do their best to make sure the members get the most from their membership. Through my membership I have had opportunities to learn, grow my business and give my time to help others. I value my membership and the good people there I have come to know as friends.
Ambassador Carlos Perez
Business Information:We provide non-medical home care to seniors in our community. We assist with showers, baths, medical transportation, and general home care. We help our clients stay home and remain independent.
"It has been a great experience to be part of the Chamber. It provides me the opportunity to be connected to the community. It is a way to be in touch and to serve.!"
"My personal interests include hiking and reading."
Ambassador Leo Romero
2015 Ambassador of the Year
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 Julia Routh
“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 Allen Sargent
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
Ambassador Marc Sigmon
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 Phyllis Sweeney
Citizen of the Year 2015
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 Elaine Tedrick
WealthBridge Advisors is centered on our clients. We've created a firm of disciplined service processes and an environment of dedicated, knowledgeable professionals who are focused on our clients' financial future.
The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce is a wonderful treat in my life. After raising my two children and living in Fallbrook for over 25 years, it has been so fun to meet so many wonderful people in this town that I may not have had the chance to. There is always something happening with the Chamber - from SunUppers to SunDowners, Wine and A Bite, Avocado Festival, Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings to Wine Down Wednesdays, even ladies night out. I am always greeted with smiling faces when going to the office. I enjoy being an Ambassador for this friendly village. Thanks for including me in all of it.
Ambassador Michelle Verdugo
Personal Interests: Michelle loves nature, all things healthy, and enjoys an active lifestyle--her favorite activities are running, hiking, learning – reading and yoga.
Ambassador Marie Wade
Serving the local community since 1984 and now two generations, George Plumbing, Heating and Air is the premier provider of all plumbing or HVAC needs for your home or business.
I am a mother of two young boys, a member of the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club and can also often be found in the dugout of the Fallbrook Youth Baseball Fields supporting my son’s love of the game. I enjoy being active in the community and getting into nature with my family on camping trips whenever the opportunity arises.
Being an active member of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has positively impacted my business connections with the community and has added more fun to my work life by networking and hosting various SunDowners. I have a huge appreciation for the Chamber for the way they point consumers to local businesses and help our Friendly Village remain a destination location!