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Current Board Members

Board Members 2017

Tom Swale

Tom Swale

PRESIDENT

Together, we can make Amapas better”

Email: president@amapaspv.com

Born and raised in the Midwest, service as an Army officer in Vietnam, a successful career writing and producing series & TV movies in Hollywood, and now, adventures in Paradise…which have so far included four years as a year-round Amapas resident & ANA member, co-founder of the Amapas Security Fund, and a year of service as ANA president. Stay tuned!

Don Pickens

Don Pickens

Treasurer

My home and my business have been in Amapas for ten years. Amapas isn’t just important to me, it’s everything! Let’s make it better together.

Email: don@casacupula.com

Don lives on Callejon de la Igualdad and owns’Casa Cupula Boutique and HotelTaste Restaurantat Casa Cupula. He has lived in Vallarta full time since 2002, but owned a condo here since 1997. His educational background includes and MBA in business management and marketing. Don headed a successful neighborhood security effort last year during the rash of robberies. In 2011, Don served as a community coordinator.  He has served on the Board since 2012. Don is co-founder of www.TaxiSafePV.com which fights police corruption and promotes safety for tourists.  He is also co-founder of the PV Gay Social Media Alliance, and a former employee of Microsoft in Redmond Washington and Connectix Corp of San Mateo, CA.  He formerly resided in San Francisco.

Gene Mendoza

Gene Mendoza

Vocal (Focus: Security)

Email: genmen001@yahoo.com

Gene, a Mexican national, ownsFusion Gourmetrestaurant in lower Amapas and has managerial experience in both USA (10 years) and Mexico. His background includes an MBA, MS, MIS, marketing, PR and real estate sales.

His restaurant, Fusion Gourmet, is also an AMAPAS SPONSOR.

Javier Jimenez

Javier Jimenez

Vocal (Focus: Streets/Infrastructure)

Local Businessman, Amapas booster, and co-founder of the Pulpito Drag Derby,  which has raised $55,000 pesos for Pulpito Plaza.

Sylvia Toy

Sylvia Toy

Vocal (Focus: Membership)

Together We’re Creating A Community or Creating Community One Person. One Building At A Time

Email: membership@amapaspv.com

 Harris Spiridonidis

Harris Spiridonidis

Secretary

Michael Lindner

Michael Lindner

Vocal (Focus: Events)

Email: michaelwaynelindner@gmail.com

Michael is both a nurse and a conservatory-trained musician. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Vallarta Hospicio, a home health company, in Puerto Vallarta, that provides preventative health through end-of-life care. He and Joel moved into Amapas August of 2016 and have loved every minute of it. They reside in Las Moradas with Dusky, their adopted Padderdale Terrier.

We are blessed to have found a neighborhood which has also become our community.

As a business, we look forward to serving the people of Amapas.


Michael