Active Club Members
Alicia Fernandez-Campfield, CC
Member
Angela Grum
Member
Ayham Kochaji
Member
Benjamin Vosika
Member
Beverly Eich, ACB,ALB
Member
Now that Bev has retired, she and Leo have plenty of time for their hobbies. Those include reading and hiking. The Grandkids keep them both busy too! When asked what Bev likes the most about DRTM she replied: “The members. They are interesting and helpful. I always learn something every time I attend and I am always entertained!”
Camille Priest
Member
I am an ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreting Student at Phoenix College, class of 2018. I was born & raised in Arizona and enjoy hiking, Crossfit, martial arts, writing, red wine, and being married to my wonderful husband, Casey. I joined Toastmasters to be challenged to become a better speaker and ultimately, a more effective interpreter.
Carol Polcyn
Member
Carol currently is just a POT (plain old Toastmaster). She has served our club as President, twice. Vice President of Eduction, twice & secretary. Carol served District 3 Toastmasters as an Corporate Marketing Chair, Area Governor, District Public Relations Officer & served on the District Conference Committee for several years. Carol enjoyed being part of Special Projects for the District which included the annual Ostrich Festival, Toastmaster Stand-Up Comedy Night, & Speak Event. Carol is currently working on her DTM.
Colleen Tighe
Vice President Public Relations
Colleen graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2013 with a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology. Colleen is currently a Residential Counselor for a non-profit in Phoenix, Arizona. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Colleen strives to learn how to build her own progressive non-profit that will better the community of adults with intellectual disabilities. She was introduced to Toastmasters by her uncle, Tom Osterday, and cousin, Gillean Barkyoumb. Colleen has always enjoyed public speaking but wants to continue strengthening her skills to become a more effective communicator. She has been a member of DRTM since August 2015.
Dan Conrad
Vice President Membership
Diana Elarde
Member
Born in Detroit, lived in CO for 30 years. Started career in education. Went into sales and sales management for the majority of work life. Moved to Phoenix area in 2011. Taught Psychology for the com colleges. Also a writer, my book: A Star in My Hand, contributing 3x author Chicken Soup. Variety of business articles and featured writer for ThriveDetroit. I speak about money, emotional intelligence and coach people in transition to use their strengths, traits and soul purpose.
Dorothy Legg, DTM
Member
I have been with DRTM since 1997 and as long as I live in the area, I will be a member. This club is energizing, educational, inspirational and entertaining. Our diverse membership is a big plus for me. I enjoy experiencing a variety of topics and perspectives each week!
Eliot Tabron
Member
Elizabeth Anne Dennis
Member
Erick Torres
Member
Erick Prospero Torres CPSM, is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Supply Management, the largest global organization dedicated to advancing the practice of procurement and supply management, where he oversees the eLearning department. Prior to joining ISM, he worked in operations management at Rolls-Royce North America. Erick holds 3 bachelor degrees (Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Computer Information Systems) from Arizona State University. His hobbies include body building, hunting, fishing, and eating cheese.
Estela Barraza
Corporal-At-Arms
Freddie Mwale, ACS,ALB
Member
Hal Key, DTM
Member
Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year-Area G4, 1996-1997 Accomplished Area Governor-Area G4, 1997-1998
IceBreaker
Member
Janet Gottshall, CC
Member
Janet Gottshall was a former member of Dobson Ranch Toastmasters and received her CTM on 8/28/2003. Janet lives in Mesa and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tempe. She works part-time and enjoys hiking & walking, gym time, movies, dancing, and, especially, travel in her leisure time.
Jason Petzke, CC,CL
Member
Jeffrey Breese, ACB
Member
Jessica Morel
Member
Jim Garrett, CC
Member
Jim Morrow
Member
Jo Sumner, ACB,CL
Member
Jo was born in the UK, spent 4 years living in South Africa and moved to Arizona in 2009. She has been married to Michael for 28 ears and they have 3 wonderful children and one precious Granddaughter. Jo joined Toastmasters in May 2012 and has held the officer role of Secretary, VP of Membership, VP of Education, President and immediate past President.Jo and Michael own and operate "The Beech Medical Group" a Health Care Solutions Business serving people in the community across the valley.
Jody Pereda
Member
Judy Moore, CC
Programmer
Julio Quintana
President
Joining Toastmasters has turned out to be a great decision for me. I have grown in so many ways and have made some great friends along the way. As current President of our club, I hope to grow my leadership skills and keep the DRTM tradition of always improving personally and as a club.
Kenny Dahill
Member
I am a young professional working in the construction industry as a Senior Project Engineer. Born and raised in the Tempe/Ahwatukee area, I love my city and am a very proud citizen of Tempe! My ultimate goal since a child has been to run a national construction organization. While already an outgoing personality, I've decided to join ToastMasters to help sharpen my public speaking and leadership goals. In my spare time I love working on projects (woodwork or house rehabs), playing music, and enjoying the last year of my twenties! Top 5 talent themes: Ideation, Strategic, W.O.O., Positivity, Futuristic.
Kristi Henry, CC,CL
Member
Lina Waddell
Member
Lisa Jones
Member
Marc Nguyen
Member
Marcella Yarter
Member
Matt Sherry
Member
I am a 27 year old ASU grad working in financial analysis and forecasting. In my profession I give presentations on financial performance and provide recommendations for how the company should proceed moving forward. Public speaking has always been something I enjoy doing and hope to refine this skill and improve upon it even more.
Meredith Oechsner
Treasurer
Michael Debroy
Member
Michael Desiderio
Member
Toastmasters is like going to the gym for your communication muscle...you can always hone it and get better. I have been very fortunate to have the experience of speaking to groups both nationally and internationally. I have found nothing better than TM to help me to constantly grow and improve.
Mike Randall, ACB
Member
I joined Grand Valley State University Toastmasters (Allendale, Michigan) in 1998. I was referred to the GVSU Toastmasters club by my wife who achieved two CTM's. I was awarded my CTM (now CC) in 1998. I moved to Arizona in 2006 and joined Dobson Ranch Toastmasters in 2007. I earned my AC-Bronze in 2009. I served as Dobson Ranch Toastmasters VP of Membership and Club President in 2011. I served as the Saguaro 2 Area Governor from July, 2012 through June, 2013. I would suggest to my fellow Toastmasters that you should not take time off from Toastmasters. You will lose a considerable amount of your public speaking skills if you do. If your job does not allow you to participate in Toastmasters at a particular time of day, find another club. There are hundreds of them in the Valley. Dobson Ranch Toastmasters has been a terrific club for me. DRTM is extremely challenging and rewarding at the same time. I do not want to belong to a club where I win the 'Best Speaker' award after every speech. Dobson Ranch Toastmasters challenges you to become the best speaker you can be because you will find yourself competing against some of the best speakers in the State of Arizona.
Nate Medina
Member
Nicolette Taylor
Member
Nicolette Taylor lives in Gilbert and works in Tempe as the Mining Sector Coordinator for an engineering and design company. She joined toastmasters to improve her speaking skills to enhance her role there in marketing, business development, and training. Nicolette has a background in technical editing and is also working on her English Masters program, hoping to someday write and teach on the side of her career in mining. Nicolette enjoys running, boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, ballet, surfing, and tennis, but most of all, she loves travelling and seeking out new adventures.
Nischal Ramineni
Member
Paul Brunoforte, DTM
Member
Paul is a Semi-Retired, Part-time Real Estate Developer. Paul's career goals are to honor and worship his wife, Debbie and to unconditionally support and love their three sons. Now that Paul is semi-retired he would like to give back to the community performing volunteer services for business associates and friends. Paul has been in Toastmasters for many decades! During those years he has served in each officer position at DRTM. He has won several speech contests too! Ask him which ones. When Paul is relaxing he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, scuba diving and developing real estate. When asked what he enjoys most about DRTM he replied, “The great motivational and educational speeches.
Paul Pastore, DTM
Member
When asked who sponsored Paul he replied: "The Catholic Church and my mentor is Ralph Smedley." Paul often times, finds himself speechless during the day. Not for lack of words but because he is praying for world peace! (Perhaps he and Brian should chat!) His goals are to communicate effectively and to lead his troops to success! Paul is an accomplished speaker. He has obtained his DTM and represented DRTM at the District 3 Humorous Speech Contest where he finished as the runner-up. Congratulations Paul! When Paul has spare time from his work and church duties he likes to read…property listings! (He likes the easy reading material!) He dines on pasta and reminds himself constantly when exercising that he has lost the "eye of the tiger" and that “Stupid is, as Stupid does!”
Pierina Ortiz, CC
Secretary
Rachelle Rodriguez
Member
Randall Lohn, CC
Member
Ray Martinusen
Member
Bachelors Degree in Physics Masters Degree in Librarianship Masters Degree in Computer Science Unix Guru Guitar Player, Ballroom Dancer Movie Buff, AZ Cardinals Fan, Dbacks Fan Occasional Poet Married to Ana Mayse. I have 2 children, 6 grand children and 5 great-grand children. 2 cats and a tortoise.
Rick Richards, CC
Vice President Education
Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer Founder/CEO of: www.AZQPools.net www.azqrvandboatstorage.com I completed my CC Manual on 1-27-2017
Russell Shahenian, CC
Member
Sofia Cordero
Member
Sunil Gupta, CC,CL
Member
Ted Pawlikowski, DTM
Member
Been a Toastmaster since October, 1971.Have been a member of 9 different Clubs in 3 Different Districts. Have held all Club Offices except Secretary. Served as Area E4 Area Governor.
Terry Lee, DTM
Member
I joined Toastmasters in April of 1986 and have attended regularly ever since. I achieved DTM in May of 1996 and again in October of 2006. I have been successful in many speech contests, and have lost my share. At the District (state) level, I won 2nd Place in the 2005 Evaluation Speech Contest and in 2007 was the State Champion for Table Topics. The best ways to improve are to attend regularly and say "yes" to assignments, offices, and projects. This attitude led me to serve terms as Area Governor, Division Governer, and District Contest Manager. I have also served as president of Dobson Ranch for two terms. I was awarded the District Governor’s Service Appreciation Award’ for 2009 – 2010. Outside of Toastmasters, I am a former California attorney and own JurDoc, LLC, providing retirement division (QDRO), legal research, legal document preparation, and mediation services. And many years (and many pounds) ago, I became a 4-time finisher of the "Ironman" Triathlon.
Todd Czaplewski, CC
Member
Todd completed the Competent Communication Manual in August 2012. Todd is a past president of DRTM.
Tom Lindsey
Member
Tom Osterday
Member
Tom joined Dobson Ranch Toastmasters in December of 2008. He initially joined because he saw this as a way to improve his public speaking skills, but has found the personal involvement with fellow Club members to be the reason to keep coming back. Tom is married and has three children. His hobbies include golf, scuba diving, fishing, skiing and hiking. He is the Global Executive for Electronics Industry Sales for the IBM Software Group. One of the cool things about this position is the opportunity to travel the world! He sees his life as a "skydive...ya gotta be willing to jump to have the experience!" His goal is to wake-up every day with a sense of gratitude for the blessings in his life and a spirit of enthusiasm for what lies ahead!
Tudor Melville, ACB,ALB
Member
New Member since March 2012
We meet at Dobson Ranch Restaurant, 2155 S. Dobson Road Phone: 480-644-2600 Friday Mornings from 6:30 AM until 8:00 AM
We are Club #4705 [Area:S1 Division: Saguaro District:3 Region: 10] of Toastmasters International. Dobson Ranch Toastmasters is an Open Toastmasters Cub.