• David DuRee
    David Duree
    David Duree owns Preferred Solutions a Tax Preparation service located in Dana Point, Ca. Dave has been a member of Coastmasters since soon after the club was founded in 1987. He has also served a club treasurer for many of those years. He has also given many years of dedicated service to the city of Dana Point and the Dana point Chamber of Commerce.
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  • Linda Swift
    Linda Swift
    She is currently a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Beachside serving south Orange County; Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills and surrounding communities. Formerly licensed in real estate with the state of Iowa. Linda’s first occupation was an art teacher. Concurrently licensed with the family real estate business of Swift Realty. Now teaching one drawing class a week with the Young Rembrandts program in the Capistrano Unified School District. Other activities include being a program volunteer at the Dana Point Ocean Institute, educating the public about the animals in our ocean and the respect we should have for them. Linda believes that being active in Toastmasters hones speaking skills required whether working with clients, teaching, or greeting the public.
    Linda D Swift CTM MBA REALTOR© Coldwell Banker Beachside Realtors
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    Linda Denton, Leadership Coach
    With her in-depth knowledge of developing leaders and hands-on experience leading and developing her own teams, Linda uses her skills to help a broad audience of leaders achieve their personal and professional development goals. Linda coaches leaders at all levels from senior leaders to rising stars to senior executives and small business leaders. The leaders she works with have a passion for doing great work, achieving financial success, and giving back to their communities. In additional to being a leadership coach, Linda is a skilled facilitator, and enjoys speaking and helping others develop their presentation skills.
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    Charles Warren Gruenig
    CW or Cdub is currently promoting a non-profit called Loving Hugs, Inc., an organization that distributes stuffed animals to children suffering in crisis areas around the world. The organization was begun in 2007 by Wendy Robertson Clark who learned of the tragic circumstances of children in bombing attacks in Iraq. Since then, the organization has expanded through donations and partnering with the United States Military and non-profits to send stuffed animals to children in 44 countries who are suffering from war, natural disasters or extreme poverty. A native Californian, CW was originally a teacher, then elementary school principal, and later CEO of Posh Presents Inc., dba Posh Impressions that developed, retailed and licensed craft products to a dozen companies, working directly with his wife, Dee, his wife of 43 years. Contact: Email-CW Gruenig www.lovinghugs.org
  • Tracey Fullencamp, 1st Team Real Estate, Orange County
    Tracey Fullenkamp, MBA
    Tracey is a Realtor in Orange County with First Team Real Estate. Tracey is a full-time agent that is successful at working with buyers and sellers to meet their real estate needs in challenging and complex markets. Tracey is best known for being a ‘roll up your sleeves’ type of agent and has a reputation for being trustworthy and honest. A top producer, Hall of Fame invitee and Rookie of the Year for First Team (selected amongst 1,800 agents across 60 offices). Tracey works at the #1 First Team office in Laguna Niguel.
  • James Fullenkamp
    James Fullenkamp
    As a financial advisor with Edward Jones, James brings his integrity and trustworthiness to help his clients plan and reach their financial goals. Prior to joining Edward Jones he was the founder and CEO of a profitable business in the automotive industry. He started his career at Morgan Stanley working with a team that managed over $250 million dollars under management.

James is a proud graduate of the California State Polytechnic University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mr. Fullenkamp's main area of expertise is retirement planning. He helps his clients preserve their capital, make it grow all while minimizing risk and volatility.
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    Chuck Schwartz
    Sergeant at Arms
    Chuck has a B.A. in biology with graduate studies in entomology and plant pathology. He's been in the nursery/landscape/gardening business for 36 years and is proficient in efficirnt irrigation and plant design, although his artistic ability make conveying his ideas difficult - the only things he can draw are flies and criticism. He's currently studying soils to develop his sense of humus.
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    Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW
    Leonard is an author and psychotherapist in Southern California. He is a motivational speaker and author of The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace, an Amazon Bestseller in 2009, as well as the novel, Cuckoo Forevermore, a light-hearted satire on psychotherapy. For the past 35 years he has worked both in Australia and America counseling individuals, couples and families. He was Director of the Family Therapy Program at the Marriage and Family Centre in Sydney, Australia and later served as a senior affiliate therapist with the Family Institute at Northwestern University.Throughout his life he has been committed to ongoing personal growth and believes firmly in the power of the individual to overcome adversity and transform one’s life. He utilizes the concept of the hero’s journey and works with individuals to reshape their personal lives into powerful stories of success.Leonard writes, counsels clients and conducts seminars on writing and personal/spiritual growth. He is the proud father of two adult children.
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    Dr. Bradley C. Shapero 
    He is ,a wellness doctor and chiropractor, has been serving the communities of South Orange County for over 20 years in the field of Chiropractic and Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes.  He is active in the community and specializes in all aspects of Family Health Care with an emphasis on children and anti-aging.  Outside his busy practice Dr. Shapero volunteers for the Foundations of Wellness Professionals for which he presents regular educational workshops to the community on various topics that he specializes in; among the specialties he speaks on are Anti-aging, Balancing Hormones Naturally, Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss, The Three Solutions to Health, Corporate Wellness and ADHD as well as many others. His intention is to give you up-to-date information you can use today to create a healthier tomorrow.
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    Geri Haner-Nelms
    Geri Haner-Nelms has a degree in Chemistry and is a Western Regional Sales Manager overseeing 19 states for BioTek (a medical device company) and was a Senior Sales Representative for the same company for over 10 years. Her passion is the competitiveness it takes to win a sale and to build and develop a team that will work together. Geri realizes that her participation in Toastmasters will advance and establish her communication and leadership skills.
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    Ryan Foland
    Ryan is an Orange County native who has a passion for working with people, and a love for startups. As a result of his business affiliations and entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Foland has intimate operational knowledge of small to mid-sized startup and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Foland is the Assistant Director of the new Blackstone LaunchPad program at UC Irvine. More than a resource center, the Blackstone LaunchPad is recognized by the White House's "Startup America initiative," and is a proven model responsible for creating a new generation of entrepreneurs who will be instrumental in driving future economic development and job creation here in Orange County.
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    Daniel Midson-Short
    VP Membership
    Daniel is a recently new resident of Dana Point, as he moved to the USA from Australia in 2010. He joined the Coastmasters in 2012, and soon become an active member. In November 2012, Daniel won the Founder’s District Humorous Speech contest, competing against over 200 other clubs within the Southern California. Daniel’s career is in the professional consulting and training arena. His  company presents training workshops and coaching support for dental practices across North America, the UK and Australia. Daniel’s passion for communication and education is what makes him a strong believer in the work Toastmasters does to help people improve.  He is always working to improve his own speaking skills and to help other Toastmasters improve themselves.