Officer Roster – June through December 2013
Josh Carroll, President
John was born and raised in Boston. He is currently completing his doctorate in clinical psychology where he will continue to work in Sport and Organizational Psychology. He loves being president of Del Rey because he “Enjoys bringing people together and challenging the group to get better through communication.”
Tanya was born in Russia. In 2012 she received her Master’s degree in Biology from USC and now enjoys teaching General Biology at the Loyola Marymount University. She favorite speech topics are about Neurobiology, Psychology and Philosophy. She likes to spend time with her little daughter Victoria; her favorite activities are surfing, snowboarding and yoga. Tanya joined Del Rey Toastmasters in August 2012 initially attracted the club’s friendly atmosphere and individual members attitudes and only later on she discovered the benefits of Toastmaster club for the improvement of her communication and leadership skills.
Life has taken Tom many directions. He has been a graphic designer, writer, owned and operated a pottery studio, bartended, traveled the world buying beautiful things with someone else’s money, and taught art and math to kindergartener students. Tom plans to parlay his experience in Del Rey Toastmasters into a career as a professional speaker, inspiring others to identify, chase and realize their dreams.
Tom’s thoughts on Del Rey Toastmasters? “I have become a complete & total geek because Thursday night at Del Rey Toastmasters has become my favorite night of the week! And I don’t even care! These people rock!”
Kate Gill, Treasurer
Kate was born in Russia and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Art History, she went to Santa Monica College to complete an A.A. degree in Accounting and Business Administration. She currently works as a staff accountant for a wealth management firm/family office in Beverly Hills. Kate’s hobbies include hiking, reading, attending art museums, shopping, and rollerblading on the beach. Kate joined Toastmasters in February 2012 to improve her communication skills and to become a more confident speaker. She hopes her public speaking skills from Toastmasters will help her excel in the business world.
Dan is a lawyer practicing in the areas of toxic torts, civil rights and business litigation. He decided to join Toastmasters to improve his oral advocacy skills and ability to speak extemporaneously in front of judges and juries. Upon visiting Del Rey as a guest, he was immediately impressed by the overall skill level and professionalism of its members and knew that joining this club would push him to become a better speaker. His hobbies include travel, speaking other languages, surfing, skiing and hiking.
Thao Truong is a digital marketing manager and is studying to become a yoga teacher. She is a recent transplant to Los Angeles, originally from Minnesota. She loves being part of the toastmasters’ community. For her, it has been a wonderful opportunity to meet so many new friends while polishing her communication and presentation skills.
Charles A. Moorehead, Sergeant at Arms