District Admin Team

District Admin Team

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Karin Church

District Administrator

Email: Karin@KarinChurch.com

     Howdy Southwest! I am so excited to be heading into my 3rd service year as your Key Club Southwest District Administrator. I am a proud member of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos (NM). It was in Los Alamos as a sophomore in 1984 at Los Alamos High School where I first joined Key Club. My senior year I had the honor of serving as a Key Club Lt. Governor on the Key Club District Board that I am now charged with supporting. It has been a terrific circle, and I am so proud to serve alongside these amazing young people! In addition to my work as your District Administrator, I have served as a Key Club Advisor, Kiwanis Club Secretary, Club President, and Distinguished Lt. Governor. I am also honored to serve as a Director on the Kiwanis Youth Programs International Board.

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Stephanie Whittecar

Assistant District Administrator 

Email: swhittecar186@gmail.com

     Greetings Spicy Southwest Comrades!!! I'm Stephanie Whittecar, your current Assistant District Administrator, ICON Admin, and usually Sergeant at Arms! I have been involved in Kiwanis since I was...oh...about 4! I'm a third-generation Kiwanian with my grandfather proudly serving as the SWD Governor for Kiwanis in 2000 and my mother serving as Lt. Governor that same year! I have been involved in Key Club since I was in high school and have been in Kiwanis since I graduated. I moved back to Arizona in 2015 after life took me in many different directions, and I am so happy to be back home where I belong!! I have been serving on the Administrative Team since I moved back and I couldn't imagine it any other way! When Karin asked me to be her assistant 2 years ago, I had no other answer than YES!!! I am the current president for my Kiwanis Club in Lake Havasu City and plan to serve again as president before taking the office of Lt. Governor for Division 15 in 2022-23. I hope to make my home, school, and community proud and help shape the amazing District Board in every single way I can! 


Don Townsend

Arizona Administrator

Email: don.townsend4@gmail.com


     HOOAH (my favorite Army term) mighty and spicy Southwest District Key Clubbers!!  It has been my pleasure serving on the SWD Key Club Admin Team for seven years.  I am looking forward to another exciting and rewarding year.  I am a proud member of the Kiwanis Club of Sierra Vista.  I am starting my 15th year as a Kiwanis Advisor for the Buena High School Key Club.  I truly enjoy working with young people, but my greatest joy is watching them grow into outstanding young servant leaders. Being a member of SWD Key Club Admin Team has given me the opportunity to serve with the finest young leaders in the SWD.  As a 22-year Kiwanian, I have held every Kiwanis Club position.  It has been my honor to serve as the Governor of the SWD Kiwanis, including being a Distinguished Lt. Governor of Division 8. 


Krystal Claudio

Arizona Administrator

Kathi Tran

Arizona Administrator


Email: kathitran@gmail.com


     Howdy, Southwest! My name is Kathi Tran and I was born in San Jose, CA but I currently reside in Mesa, AZ. I am the middle of five children. I currently work for State Farm Insurance as an Auto Underwriter. I love sports, especially Oakland Athletics, San Jose Barracudas, and the San Jose Sharks. I joined Kiwanis in January 2004 but I have been a part of the Kiwanis Family since High School as a former Key Club member. I am currently a member of the Kiwanis Club of San Jose, Gemstone, and Special Games. I have also been involved with Kiwanis Key Leader since the start of La Honda camp in 2008. I have served in every committee role but I am best known for Registration.


Jack Erickson

Arizona Administrator


Jeff Rowe

New Mexico Administrator

Email: p.jeffrowe@gmail.com

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Betsy Hemphill

New Mexico Administrator

Email: emhemphill@gmail.com

     Hello Southwest! I am the Zone Administrator for Northern New Mexico and am proud to serve the Sangre de Cristo and Petroglyph Divisions!  I joined the Los Alamos Key Club in high school, and continued my service in the K-Family as the membership chair and then President of Circle K at Washington University in St. Louis!  My family moved back to Los Alamos, NM in 2019, and I immediately joined the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. I have joined almost every committee, serve on the Board of Directors, and am co-advisor for the Los Alamos High School Key Club. I am excited to get more involved with Key Club at the District Level.  My background is in School Psychology and I enjoy working with students from diverse backgrounds with varying levels of academic and behavioral achievements and challenges.  I am passionate about service and helping every child reach their maximum potential!

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El Paso Administrator



Jerry Waling

Contests & Awards Admin

Email: gowaling2@q.com


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