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Tonia Farman, Founder & Executive Director

Tonia FarmanTonia had a vision for Athletes 4 Cancer while going through her brother’s experience with Leukemia. When Scott passed away in June 2007, Tonia's efforts as an advocate for cancer prevention and support took off. She now devotes her time to coming up with innovative & life-empowering programs that focus on cancer survivorship. 

She was one of three national recipients of SELF Magazine's annual Women Doing Good Award for her work with Athletes 4 Cancer. She is an avid athlete herself, but would prefer to share life-changing outdoor experiences with others.

Molly Maher (aka "Kiko"), Camp Koru Counselor

Molly MaherMolly Maher aka " KIKO" reluctantly Camp Koru #2 pretty broken and beat up recovering from breast cancer in 2010. While external scars had healed the internal ones were wide open. By the time she left Camp Koru, she had shifted from cancer victim to survivor.

Kiko has found the A4C "Ohana " to be an amazing resource for advice, guidance, support and serious laughter. "My goal for every camper is to find strength through trial. If I can get out on that water, anyone can!!! "  Trust and be trust worthy.  On the mainland you can find her sharing her love of music and yoga through teaching and performing. 

Michael Stolfi (aka "Triton"), Camp Koru Counselor

Tritan

Tritan is a two-time attendee of Camp Koru - both our snow and surf camps. He learned to snowboard at our snow camp on Mt. Hood, going from zero to hero in about two days. 

Resilience, strength, and love...  At Camp Koru, Triton finds himself among amazing human beings that radiate these life attributes. "Surrounding myself with these people has both made me a better man and has helped me grow in my life after a cancer diagnosis." Triton contributes to camp inspired to leave the world a better place for his daughter, Cora.

Rachael Sutliff (aka "Little Eagle"), Camp Koru Counselor

Little Eagle

A survivor of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, Little Eagle first discovered A4C in 2012 after attending Camp Koru Surf.  While at camp, Little Eagle discovered a new love for surfing and an even bigger love for Camp Koru.  Wanting to experience more of what we had to offer, Little Eagle headed to Snow camp in 2013 and learned that she loves being arround supportive survivors.  When not with A4C, Little Eagle resides in Philadelphia where she works as a hospice chaplain, providing spiritual and emotional support to patients and families and trying to spread joy wherever she goes.
 

Mark Whitehead (aka "Ahi"), Camp Head Chef

Mark is better known as just "Ahi" to every Camp Koru participant who has experienced his incredible gift of making amazing food. Ahi may not have known before that he had the gift of healing and bringing people together through food -- now it's what he's known for at Camp Koru. 

An Oregon native and diehard Oregon Ducks fan, Ahi takes about four weeks off from his busy catering business every year to volunteer as our camp chef. His generosity and enthusiasm for food is contagious -- it inspires healthy balanced living, community, and love for good food! 
 

Matt Scott, Fundraising & Donor Engagement

Matt ScottMatt brings awareness to the issues that matter most to A4C. Since graduating from Loyola Marymount University, he's dedicated his professional life to helping nonprofits raise awareness and money online.

A portland transplant, Matt loves craft coffee, the rain and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Deeply moved by his interactions with A4C's ambassadors, he's passionate about helping young survivors overcome their fears of life after cancer. If you sign up to support A4C as a fundraiser or donor, you'll likely be hearing about how awesome you are from Matt. You're awesome too, Matt!

Bobbi Snethen, Social Media

Bobbi SnethenBobbi supports our social media strategy at A4C. As a product of the Midwest, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied journalism and strategic communication. Following a stint as a freelance reporter, she served as a public relations professional in the nonprofit sector for the last decade working to enhance community service through storytelling and online engagement.

She proudly supports A4C's mission, local farmers, and the Green Bay Packers.

 

Amazing Talents

Photo & Video Staff: These talented individuals bring the camps and events to life long after they are over in beautiful imagery and videos. Their stunning photography and storytelling helps us communicate the magic that happens and we could not do it without them.

Richard Hallman

Tamar Melen

Tracy Kraft Leboe

Skip Armstrong

Chris Aguilar

Kris Ostness

Key Volunteers:

Alina Aaron: Alina is a Logistics Wizard, orchestrating plans, people and details for our biggest fundraiser, Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, from behind a curtain. Well, maybe just from behind a laptop, but we rarely see her, so she might as well be the Wizard! 

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