All Volunteer Board of Directors
The Viva Bolivia Board of Directors is made up of five members. However, as the spouses of the members are also involved and participate in our annual meetings, we have included a picture of the couples together. The underlined name is the official board member. Feel free to contact any of our board members with questions about Viva Bolivia and/or about how you can get involved.
Kristi & Rick Calawa
|Kristi Calawa joined the Viva Bolivia Board in 2003 and serves as the Treasurer. She graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1993. After graduation she joined a Youth With A Mission (YWAM) team and served in Tonga and Samoa for six months. After returning to the US she took a position with the Shoreline School District Accounting Department where she served for seven years. Today, she devotes her full attention to raising her family.|
Nikki Cliffe joined the Viva Bolivia Board in December of 2004 and serves as our Secretary. She loves traveling, cooking and training her dog. Nikki is a graduate of LeTourneau University's Aviation Program (class of 2000) and is a licensed pilot and A&P mechanic. She was employed as a flight instructor before retiring in order to devote her full attention to raising and homeschooling her daughter. She is now working toward an Accounting degree in her spare time.
Nikki & Charlie Cliffe
Carrie & Mike Rice
Michael Rice Michael Rice joined the Viva Bolivia Board in 2003 and serves as the Vice President. He earned a BA in English from Central Washington University in 1995, and is a commercial real estate appraiser, Certified General in the states of Washington and Wisconsin. Mike lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Carrie, a former missionary kid, and their sons Derek and CJ .
Jonathan and Karin Schoenhals founded Viva Bolivia in 2002. Jonathan earned a BS in Missionary Aviation from Moody Bible Institute and an MBA from the University of Washington. Karin earned a BA in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Master of Education from the University of Washington. She is also National Board certified. Together they serve as volunteer representatives for Viva Bolivia based in Everett, Washington. Jonathan serves as the board President.
Jonathan & Karin Schoenhals
Sara & Nate Wetzel
Nate Wetzel joined the Viva Bolivia board in 2003. In the past, he worked for the Fluke Corporation and participated in short term missions with the Agros Foundation. Currently you can find him directing the QA group at Affirma Consulting, assisting his wife chasing after their four kids, and as a Cub Scout den leader, teaching impressionable young boys how to tie knots, start fires, and whittle.
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