Dawn & Jon Moss, Advsiory Board Kids Club
In April 2019, they committed the next 3-5 years for Amigos to use the Kids Club. They hail from Vancouver, BC, Canada and are owners of a lovely home in La Cruz.
Dawn recently retired as Corporate Secretary for Eldorado Gold. Dawn joined Eldorado as Corporate Administrator in November 1998 and was appointed Corporate Secretary in October 2000. Dawn became Vice President, Administration in March 2009 and Executive Vice President Administration and Corporate Secretary on July 1, 2012. She has over 25 years of administration experience in the resource industry. Dawn is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Canada, the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries and is an Accredited Director.
Jon is with Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. and has worked in the property acquisition development and marketing for most of his 42 year career in real estate. Combining his skills of architectural design, development, and project management he offers a unique skill set that many of his clients draw on, as new projects are conceived and renovations are contemplated.
Carmen Tapia, Co-Founder, Kids Club
Carmen is one of the most engaging volunteers. She is a recently retired special education teacher in a bilingual school in Tucson, Arizona. Before that she taught in Hermisillo. Four years ago, you could find Carmen sitting under a tree, teaching first and second graders to read and write Spanish.
After a year’s hiatus in Tucson, Carmen is returning when school starts, to work with the struggling first and second grade students at Kids Club.
“I’m proud to be a member of an association focused on community service like Amigos de la Cruz. We all share the common goal of improving the environment and people’s lives. I’m a strong advocate of fulfilling children’s educational needs and Amigos de La Cruz make good things happen for the children in the community.”
Cindy Bouchard, Advisory Board Auctions
Cindy and her husband Chris offer their constant assistance for events. Chris is often the MC at the event and Cindy is in charge of the Auction items as well as getting the award for most ticket sales at any event. They own a local boutique hotel Villa Amor del Mar.
What began for us as a mid-life sabbatical has become a full time Mexican lifestyle.
Too young to retire, we decided the best way to celebrate our love of the area was to share our Mexico with others from around the world. During our parallel careers in Vancouver as Interior Designer (Cindy) and Project Manager (Chris) we were involved in the completion of numerous luxury hotels such as Four Seasons, Fairmont, Ritz Carlton, etc. A chance visit to La Cruz led to our purchase of a beachfront villa in need of considerable updating. It was a match (our background/the villa’s need for some serious love) made in heaven. We are gratified by the affirming reviews we have received, and we will continue to pursue excellence as your hosts.
In addition to this, we are actively involved in local community groups such as Amigos de La Cruz as well as participating in the very lively cultural scene, and other altruistic pursuits. Life is good.