Our Staff

Our Staff


 

Ken & Debbie Wanovich - President & Vice President

Ken and Debbie make their home in Sarasota, Florida, but their hearts are with the people of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Ken is a professional musician performing as a solo guitarist and vocalist in Florida as well as Isla Mujeres. Debbie is a retired special education teacher, but plays an essential role to their business together as the manager, roadie, and venue host at all of Ken's performances. They both enjoy fitness training, walking, playing golf, picnics at the beach, and any time spent together with friends and family in Minnesota, Florida, and on the island of Isla Mujeres. Ken is also the Executive Director of Keys 4 Life, Inc.

Belinda Dorau Meier - Director & Treasurer

Belinda Meier joined the Keys 4 Life Board of Directors in August 2014 as the Treasurer.  Belinda is a CPA and has an extensive finance, accounting and internal audit background having held various positions with Nash Finch Company, Prime Therapeutics, Best Buy, Target Corporation and Arthur Andersen.   She is currently the Corporate Controller for ConvergeOne.   Belinda and her husband Tim live in Forest Lake, Minnesota. 

Tammy Porto

Tammy Moen - Director & Secretary

Tammy lives in Rosemount, MN with her husband Greg and has three grown children. As a retired special education teacher, she has a passion for spending time with her children and grandchildren. Tammy has had the pleasure of going to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, and also Haiti several times. Isla Mujeres is not only a captivating, beautiful island, but it has many poor residents who have overflowing, sharing hearts. After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, God kept whispering to her to go to Haiti. She answered that call, and her heart has been forever changed. "I have received much more than I give. Going to Isla and Haiti fills me up!" Jesus said to the people, "I am the light  of the world. If you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness because you will have the light that leads to life." (John 8:12. )

Rick & Kim Firkus - Directors

Rick is a property manager and Kim is an ophthalmology assistant, but the work they love is helping with Keys 4 Life projects in the United States and in Mexico.  Having been to the island several times, they love the simplicity of life, and the beautiful people and friends they have met through working on many projects in Guadalupana. They currently live in St. Paul, MN.

Robb Sals - Director

Robb is a Transformational Health Coach, and enjoys helping others overcome the emotional component of poor eating habits, pain, and poor health in general.  Robb and wife Sally spend the majority of their time living on the island of Isla Mujeres, enjoying the tropical island paradise. Robb enjoys studying Spanish (and most everything else) and playing tennis. Sally loves to paint, cook, and write poetry.  Both Robb and Sally have a heart for the people of Isla Mujeres, especially their dear friends living in Guadalupana. They play an indispensable role in implementing the delivery of resources for Keys 4 Life to those needing support on the island of Isla Mujeres.

Lisa Godfrey - Director

"My first trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, was in March 2015.  Like so many of you, I fell in love with the island and the people.  It touched my heart so much that I planned a return trip later that year and brought helmets for the toddlers riding on their family scooters.  Soon, I was making several trips each year bring school supplies, clothes, helmets, etc. for the island children and the families I loved." Wanting to help even more, Lisa began to participate in several Keys 4 Life projects in the schools and in the community, and in 2021 she was invited to join the Keys 4 Life Board of Directors. Wanting to spend more time on the island, Lisa has now purchased a small condo on the Caribbean side and is the proud owner of “Casita Turquesa.” www.Facebook.com/CasitaTurquesaIsla 

Lisa currently works in Northeast Alabama managing a piping/plumbing supply business and lives in Peachtree City, Georgia with her husband Greg.  She returns to the island as much as possible (3-4 times/year). Lisa looks forward to retiring soon and spending even more time on her“Little Island of Paradise.”


Aaron Greene & Maria Delgado - Directors

Aaron and Maria joined our Keys for Life Board of Directors in 2022. They have their own real estate business in Austin, Texas, and enjoy helping people make their dream of owning a new home possible. Maria was born in northern Mexico and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Aaron and Maria serve as greeters at their local church and each has the heart of a servant. They like to serve with joy wherever there is a need, and have served on several mission trips to Mexico with their church. One of their favorite Bible verses is found in Colossians 3:23 which says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

Aaron & Maria spend the majority of the year in Austin, Texas with their two rescue dogs from the streets of Isla Mujeres. They also love to travel and have recently adventured to Belize, Costa Rica, Laguna Bacalar, and Merida, in addition to spending winters at their apartment in Isla Mujeres.

Jesus Daniel Juan Trejo - "Dany" - Project Manager

Dany and his wife Cinthia have twin 17-year-old daughters. As a family, they sell fruit cups and other healthy treats in the neighborhood, run a breakfast program for students at Julio Sauri Elementary School, and coordinate a food distribution program for those in need. Dany once had a comfortable job working as a diesel mechanic on the boats in Isla Mujeres. A valve he was working on ruptured, spraying hot diesel fuel directly into his eyes, causing severe damage to his eyesight.  Additionally, Dany's house in Guadalupana was one of many that caught fire and burned to the ground when a neighbor's candle tipped over and the entire block went up in flames. In a short period of time, Dany lost both his sight and his home. Nevertheless, Dany's spirit has been unwavering! With help from Keys 4 Life he has a rebuilt his house, has developed a passion to help others, and with God's help, is a catalyst for hope and encouragement to his neighbors. He continues to be a source of inspiration to everyone in Guadalupana!