Lifetouch Memory Mission Participants Return From School-Building Trip to the Dominican Republic


Alexandria, Va. – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In late January, volunteers embarked on a Lifetouch Memory Mission® trip to help build a vocational school in the Dominican Republic. The school was built for the children in the small, mountainous village of Constanza. Lifetouch, the leading provider of school and family photography, organized the trip and invited school administrators, principals, educators and members of the PTA from throughout the North America to work alongside Lifetouch volunteers and Dominican nationals to build the school.

Lifetouch Memory Mission participants are available for interviews to share their experiences. A list of the volunteers by state is included at the end of this release.

The attached volunteer directory contains biographies and contact information for each participant. Additional information about the trip, including a newly released video recap and photographs, is available at www.lifetouchmemorymission.com. Participant photographs may be viewed and downloaded at www.memorymission.smugmug.com, password: ltmm2012, select “2014.”

Learn more about the upcoming Memory Mission at lifetouchmemorymission.com.

LIFETOUCH MEMORY MISSION PARTICIPANTS BY STATE

Alaska
Mario Gatto, Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School, Eielson Air Force Base

Arizona
Andrew Faulds, Cilento Photography, Lifetouch, Scottsdale

California
Ramon C. Cusi, North Davis Elementary School, Davis

Connecticut
Pat Cosentino, Ed.D., Regional School District 12, Washington

Florida
Mary Cameron, Bessey Creek Elementary School, Palm City
Brian Hubler, Lifetouch National School Studios, Tampa
Geri Johnson, Lifetouch National School Studios, West Palm Beach
Jennifer McCann, Lifetouch Portrait Studios, Boynton Beach

Georgia
Otha Thornton Jr., National PTA, Richmond Hill
David Vinson, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, Duluth
Sasha Vinson, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, Duluth

Illinois
Mozella Brown, Thornton Fractional South High School, Lansing
Beth Formea, Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits, Springfield
Sharlet Giltner, Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits, Brookport

Indiana
Jim Holifield, New Prairie Middle School, New Carlisle

Kansas
Denise Sultz, National PTA, Overland Park

Kentucky
Beth Mather, T.K. Stone Middle School, Elizabethtown

Massachusetts
Fue Xiong, Lifetouch Preschool Portraits, Stoneham

Michigan
Kellye Wilson, Lifetouch National School Studios, Byron Center

Minnesota
Steven Geis, Ed.D., North Trail Elementary School, Farmington
Jan Miller Haeg, Lifetouch National School Studios,
Edina Donnie Koshiol, Lifetouch Inc.
Eden Prairie Andrew Mullin, Lifetouch National School Studios, Wayzata
Lela M. Olson, Ph.D., Highland Elementary School, Crookston Nancy Pray-Howard, Lifetouch National School Studios, Eden Prairie Scott Sundquist, Lifetouch Services Inc., Eden Prairie Steve Wallschlaeger, Lifetouch National School Studios, Eden Prairie

Missouri
Mary Kleekamp, Geggie Elementary School, Eureka

Nevada
Keith Boone, E.C. Best Elementary School, Fallon

New Hampshire
Amanda Lecaroz, Pelham School District, Pelham

New Jersey
Fidelia Sturdivant, Wahlstrom Early Childhood Academy, East Orange

North Dakota
Kjiesta Gorney, Ben Franklin Elementary School, Grand Forks

North Carolina
Colby Steffenhagen, Lifetouch National School Studios, Charlotte

Oklahoma
Deanna Dobbins, Stillwater Middle School, Stillwater

Rhode Island
Michael J. Hobin, Coventry High School, Coventry

South Dakota
Brian Prow, Lifetouch National School Studios, Brookings

Texas
Pam Peter, Kerrville ISD Early Childhood Center, Kerrville
Barbara-Jane Paris, National Association of Secondary School Principals, San Marcos

Virginia
Susan K. Danielson, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Woodbridge
Denny Dearden, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Alexandria
Paula Dearden, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, Alexandria
Gayle A. Hines, Providence Middle School, North Chesterfield
Melissa Nehrbass, National PTA, Newport News
Barbara-Jane Paris, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston
Otha Thornton Jr., National PTA, Alexandria

Wisconsin
Rich Appel, Chilton Middle School, Chilton

CANADA

Alberta
Amy Bouwman, Steffie Woima Elementary School, Sylvan Lake

Manitoba
Alexis Marshall, Lifetouch Canada, Winnipeg

Ontario
Natasha Boudreau, Académie catholique Ange-Gabriel, Brockville

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