BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2020
Kathy - President
Buffett fan for over 40 years, Arizona Parrot Head Club member for 20. I've been on the AZPHC Board for many of those 20 serving terms as Member At Large, President and Vice-President. I've also been the Newsletter Editor, Website Editor, Ticket Coordinator and chaired more events than I can remember. I recently stepped down after two terms as President of Parrot Heads in Paradise, our parent organization. I guess you can say a lot of my life revolves around JB. I'm thrilled to be back on my local Board and look forward to a great year with my fellow Board and Club members. I've made some of the best friends of my life through this group and you can, too, so come join us!
Paula - Vice President
I have been a Buffett fan since college, finally becoming an official club member when I moved to AZ. I joined the AZPHC in 1996, making me one of the longest-standing active club members. I love to travel and have seen JB in venues around the country and in England and Ireland. I have also gotten the “holy grail” opportunity for Parrot Heads, meeting Jimmy before a show here in Phoenix.
After a long break, I’m reprising my role as club Vice President. I have also previously served several terms as Member-at-Large, and I was the Phins to the West Communications and Marketing Director for several years. One of the best things about Parrot Heads and the AZPHC in particular is how we combine fun with community service in nearly everything that we do. If that sounds like something you'd enjoy, please check us out!
Lori - Treasurer
I have been involved with this club since about 2008 and have enjoyed participating in many of the club activities. Some of the events I have participated in are PF Chang’s Rock & Roll Marathon, Salsa Challenge, Parrot Grande, and Fins to the West.
I joined the Board in 2016 as Member at Large and chair the Newsletter and Mini Mart. I am looking forward to the New Year of 2019 and all the exciting events to come.
Janet - Secretary
I joined AZ Parrot Head Club in 2014. My first event was the Water Station at the Rock and Roll Marathon. Since then I have attended over 20 club events including the Salsa Challenges, Packages from Home, Tour of the USO facility at the Airport, Bowling, Annual Picnic, Holiday Parties, Happy Hours and Parrot Grande.
In late 2015 I joined the Membership Committee and assisted making membership and event badges for all the 2016 members and events. I also assist with the 50/50 raffle at Club events. March of 2016 I was asked to fill an open Member at Large position on the Board and have attended all the Board of Director meeting since accepting the position. I recently volunteered to chair the collection of personal hygiene items throughout the year for different charity organizations. This way the Club will have items on hand for donation instead of collecting at the time of the event.
I was asked to fill the Secretary position in 2018 and will continue to grow and “Party with a Purpose,” actively bringing new suggestions and be of service as needed.
Catherine "Crash" - Member at Large
I was born and raised inTacoma, WA. I moved to Phoenix in 2005 and joined the AZPHC after meeting this great group of people at the Salsa Festival. I've held various positions over the years. VP, member at large, PG silent auction chair, membership and mini mart committees. I moved back to WA in 2016, and happily returned to Phoenix in June. 2021.
I'm looking forward to serving this year.
Kenny - Member at Large
I have been listening to Buffett music since 1978. I became a Parrot Head in 1984 when I went to my first Buffett Concert and haven't looked Back.
I became a Member of the Arizona Parrot Head Club in 2007 and love all the people, events, and charities we support. It would be an honor to serve on the Board
Mette - Member at Large
I’ve been a Buffett fan since college and am a recent transplant from the Orange County Parrot Head Club where I was a member since 2003 when I joined so that I could attend MOTM, which was a blast!
Over the years, I have served as Communications Director and VP of the OCPHC.
I’m thrilled to be a member-at-large this year of the AZPHC with so many amazing new phriends and hope to help the club continue to ‘party with a purpose’ into the new decade!!!
Toni - Member at Large
I have been a member of the Arizona Parrot Heads for 10 years. I had never heard of the Parrot Head Organization until my husband, Rocky, and I attended our first Jimmy Buffett Concert at Margaritaville in Glendale. In the parking lot, before the concert, we met a bunch of crazy, fun people who told us they were Parrot Heads. We knew right away we had to join this club. The best part about being in our club is the wonderful friends you make all the while raising money and volunteering for charity. You meet people who are willing to give of their time to charitable causes.
Since joining I have been on the Board several times as Member-at-Large and Treasurer. I have participated and helped at Packages from Home, Salsa and Margarita challenge for the Hemophilia Association, Mom O’Malley Poker Tournaments for Hospice of the Valley, poured beer at the Beer Fest, chaired the silent auction for Parrot Grande and hosted a Memorial Day party at our home. I attended Meeting of the Minds and Phins to the West with good friends I have met through the club.
I want to continue to help the AZPHC by continuing to raise money for Arizona Charities and volunteering at local charity events. We have a wonderful new Board and I look forward to helping us have a great new year.
Denise - Member at Large
My name is Denise Karp and I have been an AZPHC member since my husband, Larry, surprised me with a membership last Christmas. I know a year may not seem like a long time as a member, but I’ve been socializing with club members and attending AZPHC events for at least the last decade and I know many of you.
I recently moved to Peoria after living in Washington state for nearly six years. While living in Quilcene, WA I became involved in the community by becoming an EMT and volunteered with the local fire district and responded to over 1,000 calls as a volunteer. I also volunteered to help organize the community fair and took on the responsibility of running the raffle committee for 5 years, helping to raise thousands of dollars that were then donated to local non-profits to help them with their programs, including the local food bank and the dollars for scholars’ program.
I get involved in the groups that I join, not just as a member in name, but as an active participant. I’ve been involved in helping run our son’s Boy Scout Troop and continued volunteering even after he became an adult leader himself. I also helped with his Little League organization for many years. When we moved to Washington about 6 years ago I got involved and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, working on repairing and rebuilding a local home. I also got involved in the local Little League program, running the concession stand for three years, taking them from losing money in previous years to making a profit for the organization.
Now, I am getting involved with AZPHC and taking on the position of member at large to assist the board and to grow the organization in any way I can. I would like to share my fundraising knowledge, so we can work together to raise more money for our quarterly charities. I’m sure I’ll get to meet all of you, if you are also active and attend club events.
Phred Parrott - Mascot
I am the official mascot of the Arizona Parrot Head Club. I suppose you could say I have the best life, I simply travel around the world with my phriends who are parrot heads and get to visit some of the most beautiful places and listen to some amazing musicians and all the while I never have to pay for a Landshark or a boat drink! I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my adventures and that you’ll look into joining your local parrot head club and come meet me soon at a tropical beach paradise bar near you soon.