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

Kelvin Miller
Lifetouch Inc.

James Minichello
AASA, The School Superintendents Association

Alexandria, Va. – April 15, 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 Participant photographs may be viewed and downloaded at, password: ltmm2012, select “2014.”

Learn more about the upcoming Memory Mission at




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


Andrew Faulds, Cilento Photography, Lifetouch, Scottsdale


Ramon C. Cusi, North Davis Elementary School, Davis


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


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


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


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


Jim Holifield, New Prairie Middle School, New Carlisle


Denise Sultz, National PTA, Overland Park


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


Fue Xiong, Lifetouch Preschool Portraits, Stoneham


Kellye Wilson, Lifetouch National School Studios, Byron Center


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


Mary Kleekamp, Geggie Elementary School, Eureka


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


Deanna Dobbins, Stillwater Middle School, Stillwater


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


South Dakota
Brian Prow, Lifetouch National School Studios, Brookings


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


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


Rich Appel, Chilton Middle School, Chilton



Amy Bouwman, Steffie Woima Elementary School, Sylvan Lake


Alexis Marshall, Lifetouch Canada, Winnipeg


Natasha Boudreau, Académie catholique Ange-Gabriel, Brockville


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