District Board 2019-2020

District Board 2019-2020

 Executive Board 


Catalina Division

Cienega High School

Class of 2021

Hey Southbest! My name is Ella Erickson and I am so excited to be the governor of the spiciest district! Among other things I am an avid vegetable connoisseur, a musician, a triathlete, and a Junior at Cienega High School. This year we will be partnering with Thorn to combat child sex-trafficking, our goal is $15,000 and if we reach it I will dye my hair blue at DCON! I also would like to focus on building relations between the Kiwanis Family branches and Key Club. Feel free to reach out anytime, whether you need a question answered or an impromptu joke…I’m always here!

Email: swdkeyclubgovernor@gmail.com

District Governor

Ella Erickson


Sangre de Cristo Division

West Las Vegas High School

Class of 2020

Howdy Southwest! My name is David Lopez Amaya, from Las Vegas, New Mexico, so que pasa amigos? (Yes, I can speak Spanish) My day typically consists of School and Key Club, how does yours? Speaking of, I’m currently a Senior at West Las Vegas High School, and I’m on my way to be the Salutatorian of my Class. I also participate in MESA, Student Council (President), and of course Key Club. I have been in Key Club for 3 years, going from a regular member to Lt. Governor to District Sec/Treas. My goals for this year as your Sec/Treas are to increase organization in the way our District shares and stores information, as well as upkeeping an accurate budget that is well-organized and flawless. If ya’ll ever need anything, don’t ever be afraid to contact me. Stay spicy partner!

Email: swdkcsectreas@gmail.com

District Secretary Treasurer

David Lopez Amaya


Mohave Division

Bulletin Editor's Statement:

It was a true honor to have been in the presence of the future Southwest District Governor. Throughout the week, the 2019-2020 district board was at ease to know that we have someone like Will to continue the legacy of the grand Southwest! Will's enthusiasm and energy boosted the morale of all the board members. To conclude, the board and myself are happy to honor Will Whittecar with the first ever Honorary Key Club board member!


Eric Sommala

Southwest District Bulletin Editor

Honorary Key Club board member

Will Whittecar


Sandia Mountain Division

Rio Rancho High School

Class of 2021

Hello Southwest! My name is Eric Sommala and I am your 2019-2020 Southwest Bulletin Editor! Let me tell y’all about myself, I have served on my home Key Club’s executive board for two years now. Alongside being apart of Key Club, I am a part of my student government, a city urban forestry committee, and other clubs within my school. Now folks, throughout my term, I will plan to boost our  district’s impact through social media. I plan to promote your club’s successes, inter-club communication programs, and highlight your activities and members. It is my absolute priority to make sure that your hard work and dedication is appreciated and well-known throughout the spicy Southwest!

Email: thekeytothesouthwest@gmail.com

District Bulletin Editor

Eric Sommala


Lookout Mountain Division

North High School

Class of 2020

Hello spicy southwest! My name is Bridget Martinez and I’m your DCON chair for 2019-2020. I am ecstatic to be returning to the district board to serve! My main goal as District Convention chair is to create new fun and engaging workshops to differ from past DCONs. Though I’m not very sporty I like to try out different forms of art from ceramics to fashion. I am a avid council member for my school’s choir and a member of the science club. I am very excited to put all my idea out there and to serve all of you! 

Email: swdistrictconventionchair@gmail.com

District Convention Chair

Bridget Martinez Catano


Sangre de Cristo Division

Los Alamos High School

Class of 2021

Hello, spicy Southwest! My name is Andrew Watson, a junior at Los Alamos High School, and I’m excited to be serving as this year’s K-Family Chair. I have been involved in Kiwanis since elementary school, and this is my third year in Key Club. In addition to Key Club, I am a varsity swimmer, math tutor, chess player, and NHS member. I also work at a local pool and the Los Alamos nature center. My goals for this year include increasing communication between Key Clubs and other Kiwanis organizations by working with lieutenant governors to create a district directory and assisting in chartering new clubs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Email: swdkfamilyrelationschair@gmail.com

Kiwanis Family Chair

Andrew Watson


Cactus High School

Class of 2021

How’s it going Southwest? My name is Johnico Dennison. I have taken up photography and drawing as my main hobbies, but I also occasionally play the piano (I’m still practicing). Currently I am a junior in highschool and I have been a part of Key Club for a year and I am looking forward to being the Lt. Governor of the Black Canyon division. My goal this year for my division is to reach out to the community to help give back to itself. I believe that if we involve the community; we can do much more than we currently can. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Email: blackcanyonswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Johnico Dennison

Black Canyon Lieutenant Governor


Sabino High School

Class of 2020

Hello Southwest! My name is Hannah McNamara and I am your 2019-2020 Catalina Division Lieutenant Governor. I am a senior at Sabino High School. I’m involved in soccer, tennis, National Honor Society, and of course, Key Club. I have served as Key Club Treasurer and Key Club President in the past. I’ve had so much fun serving the community with my club and I plan to continue doing so during my term as LtG. 

As LtG I want to connect the clubs in the Catalina division through a service project. I hope to be a source of support for clubs and act as a resource for anything they need assistance with. I will be a passionate leader for the Catalina Division Key Clubs. I plan to be enthusiastic and organized throughout my time as LtG. I want to increase membership in all the Catalina Division Key Clubs and make 2019 the best year yet! Thank you for choosing me as your 2019 LtG. 

Email: catalinaswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Hannah McNamara

Catalina Lieutenant Governor


Roswell High School

Class of 2020

Hello everyone, I'm Kilee Ridge, your Southwest Caverns District Lieutenant Gov. Outside of Key Club you could find me helping out at the nursing home visiting my grandpa, or babysitting kids (especially my niece and nephews). In my free time I enjoy going out and spending time with my friends and family, especially when that consists of staying in and watching a good movie! I also like to sleep, shop, or go on a nice hike or outdoor trip. My goals for my district this year is to get the clubs throughout my district more involved with each other. I would like to see more involvement within some clubs and I think that all the clubs maybe coming together would boost up activity. I also hope to re-start 1 or 2 of the clubs in my district that have faded out.

Email: cavernsswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Kilee Ridge

Caverns Lieutenant Governor


Silver High School

Class of 2021

Howdy! I’m Amber Bednorz, Copper Division LtG. A few facts about me, I like to paint, hike, and listen to music. Outside of Key Club, I spend most of my time hanging out with my friends and participating in extracurriculars like band and National History Day. For my term I plan to focus on communication and creating stronger bonds between clubs and members. I also want to encourage more division wide and club service projects. And most importantly, HAVE FUN! I’m excited to see what this year has in store! :)

Email: copperswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Amber Bednorz

Copper Lieutenant Governor


Paradise Honors High School

Class of 2020

What’s poppin Southwest! My name is Livia Calugaru and I am so proud to serve you as the LTG for the Estrella Division. I am currently a senior at Paradise Honors High School(go panthers!) and I may have a slight addiction to Dr.Pepper. Whenever I’m not doing service you can always find me at the nearby pool competing or teaching kids how to swim! My goals for this year are to increase the social media presence and the amount of division wide service projects for the Estrella Division. Feel free to contact me if you need anything at all or would like any information regarding Southwest or Estrella events.  Stay spicy y’all!

Email: estrellaswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Livia Calugaru

Estrella Lieutenant Governor


North High School

Class of 2021

Hello my name is Ashley, I am Lieutenant Governor for the Lookout Mountain division. I joined Key Club to be more involved with my community and help others. I decided to run for Lieutenant Governor because I felt as if I could bring new ideas to Key Club and try out new things including events. My goals for my division is to bring all 13 schools together and go out and participate in events together. I aspire to organize a food truck and give it out to people in need. Moreover, one of my favorite hobbies is to go hiking in the mornings. Furthermore, I would also like for my division to have more communication within themselves. Additionally, I would also like to acquire active members who are willing to help Key Club and lead our clubs. In conclusion, these are a few goals I have set for my division and I am hoping I will fulfill my district's desires.

Email: lookoutmtnswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Ashley Barboza

Lookout Mountain Lieutenant Governor


Payson High School

Class of 2021

Hey there southwest, my name is Abby Gladden and I am so excited to be able to serve you this year. Outside of Key Club, I am a junior and enjoy many things. Those things consist of playing many instruments including the trumpet and drums. I also love hiking, swimming, being outside,and spending time with my family. This year, I strive to improve the Mogollon Rim  Division. I would love to get most of the schools to attend a district wide event, such as Fall Rally and DCON. I also would love to do a service project with each school to help better the Mogollon Rim division. Please don’t be scared to reach out to me through any form of communication, I don’t bite. Thank you southwest! 

Email: mogollonrimswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Abby Gladden

Mogollon Rim Lieutenant Governor


Lake Havasu High School

Class of 2020

Hello, my name is Derek Wirachowsky and I am the 2019-2020 Mohave Division LTG. I am extremely passionate in the things I do, I love volunteering for Key Club, running for my track and cross country teams, bowling with my friends, and hiking through the mountains. I am also a music fan and I’m hoping that by the end of this year, I’ll be able to add playing guitar to that list. Some goals I have for my division include creating better communication between myself and my clubs, forging a stronger connection between my clubs, and possibly expanding the division by chartering a new club. I look forward to working with my division and the rest of the Southwest District to make this an excellent year of service.

Email: mohaveswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Derek Wirachowsky

Mohave Lieutenant Governor


Vista Grande High School

Class of 2022

Hello Spicy Southwest Key clubbers,
My name is Nuriah Perea and I am your Lieutenant Governor of the Papago Division for the 2019-2020 year. I am 15 years old and attend Vista Grande High School. Some of my hobbies include reading, going to the gym, and participating in numerous clubs. I love music, writing, drawing, and traveling. My goals for my division are to have stronger communication using all platforms including social media and to increase membership throughout all of my current clubs. I really enjoy Key Club and look forward to the year to come! 

Email: papagoswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Nuriah Perea

Papago Lieutenant Governor


Farmington High School

Class of 2020

Hello Southwest! I hope you all are having a great day.
My name is Tracie Luther, a senior at Farmington High School. I have been a Key Club member for 3 years and am so excited to be your new Petroglyph Lieutenant Governor 2019-2020. Not only have I been a Key Clubber for all 3 years but was also a member of the Dine Club and participated in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters. My goal is to have all members be involved, open communication, and getting our job done. As Key Club members we are here to serve our community, to encourage our clubs to work together, and bring new members on board. My hobbies include hiking, playing with my dogs, camping, and recently joined a book club. I love taking pictures and would like to become a photographer. I can’t wait to see what this year brings us.

Email: petroglyphswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Tracie Luther

Petroglyph Lieutenant Governor


Mission Early College High School

Class of 2020

Hello Southwest District! My name is Valerie Grisanti and I am super excited to help serve on the district board for the 2019-2020 year. Somethings about myself are that I am very passionate about service and have been involved in Key Club for 3 years going on to the 4th . I was the previous vice-president for my school's key club and it has taught me a lot. Now as Lieutenant Governor, I want to better our division so that we can become more unified and provide service to our community. Besides being in Key Club, I am also involved in many other organizations such as BPA, HOSA, NHS, and NTHS.

Email: riograndeswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Valerie Grisanti

Rio Grande Lieutenant Governor


Buena High School

Class of 2020

Hey Southwest! My name is Mayah Taylor, and I’m your San Pedro Division Lieutenant Governor. I’m a senior at Buena High School and have been a member of Key Club for two years. Last year, I had the wonderful opportunity to be president of my home club, and I cannot wait to continue my Key Club journey as a LTG. In addition to Key Club, I’m also a member of NHS and HOSA. Most of my free time goes to watching too much TV, but I also enjoy reading, going to Target, and travelling. My goals for this year include connecting clubs within my division so we can grow as a whole. I also want to establish myself as an open resource, so we can all make this the best year possible. I’m so excited to be working with everyone this year! Stay spicy!

Email: sanpedroswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Mayah Taylor

San Pedro Lieutenant Governor


La Cueva High School

Class of 2022

Hey Southwest! My name is Moby Chiu and I am your Lieutenant Governor for the Sandia Mountain Division in the Southwest District for the year 2019-2020. I am a sophomore at La Cueva High School and I enjoy learning about mathematics, science, and history. During my free time, I enjoy playing chess, tennis, swimming, biking, and cooking with my family. My goals as Lt. Governor are to increase communication and bonding between each club within my division. It is an honor to be able to work alongside the 2019-2020 district board as I continue my journey of servitude. I look forward to meeting you in the near future!

Email: sandiamtnswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Moby Chiu

Sandia Mountain Lieutenant Governor


Los Alamos High School

Class of 2021

Hi, Southwest! I’m Shena Han, the Sangre de Cristo LTG, and I’m super excited to be working with you all this year. I want to improve communication, membership, and participation in Key Club by working closely with my club presidents to organize divisional meetings, service events, and recruitment drives. One of my major goals is ensuring that members of my division have lots of face-to-face interaction and really get the opportunity to bond with each other. I also want to charter a new club within my division. Outside of Key Club, I enjoy reading, art, and music. I am a member of my school’s Speech and Debate team, NHS, and Model UN, among other things. Feel free to reach out to me and stay spicy!

Email: sangedecristoswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Shena Han

Sangre de Cristo Lieutenant Governor


Tempe High School

Class of 2022

Hello Spicy Southwest! I am Cinthia Bernal and I have the opportunity of serving as Lieutenant Governor for 2019-2020 of the South Mountain division. I am a part of the Mariachi De Tempe and I really enjoy playing it. It has really shown me a part of my culture that I haven't really touched on. In the mariachi, I play vihuela, which is a very interesting instrument on its own and I sometimes sing whether its as chorus or as the main voice. During this year, I plan on improving student engagement with Key Club. I plan on improving student engagement by showing them how service can impact them in a good way. I know we can achieve these goals by working together! Don't hesitate on contacting me if you need any questions or concerns answered, thank you! 

Email: southmtnswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Cinthia Bernal

South Mounta Lieutenant Governor


ASU Prep Polytechnic High School

Class of 2020

Hey Southwest Crew!  My name is Rudy Romero, and I'm happy to announce myself as the new Lieutenant Governor for the Superstition Division!  I'm a born-and-raised Arizona native who goes to ASU Prep Polytechnic High School.  I've been a member of Key Club since my freshman year, and throughout high school I  have also been involved in NHS, wrestling, robotics, student council, and a club unique to my school called Cultural Diversity Club.  In my free time, you'll probably find me watching movies and TV, playing games, or hanging at the mall with friends.  I'm a huge music fan, and I listen to it on practically every car ride and whenever I'm doing work.  As Lieutenant Governor, I hope I can increase communication between all the clubs and provide resources to clubs to make it easier to plan community service projects and such.

Email: superstitionswdkeyclub@gmail.com

Thomas Romero

Superstition Lieutenant Governor


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