2020 PETS Instructors

PP RAY Bushell

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

Ray is a member of the Arcadia Rotary Club, District 5300. Served as President in 1997-98. Ray has worked with the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee for over 20 years raising awareness for Rotary on a global scale. He was Chair for the 2008 parade. Ray has served on non-profit boards and fundraising councils including Red Cross and Methodist Hospital. Ray owns and operates RBI Systems, currently focused on helping organizations with marketing and fundraising. The firms focus is on better communications to increase market share and fundraising potential. He lives in Glendale California with his wife, Barbara and their two chocolate labs. Between them they have two grown children. Ray and Barbra are Paul Harris Fellows.
Michael Boyer

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

Michael Boyer has been working in Technology and Digital Marketing for 22 years.  He is the Chief Operating Officer of Digital West, Inc., a company providing digital products and services to thousands of business across the country.

Michael has Rotary in his blood, a fourth generation Rotarian. Michael’s Great Grand Father, Luther Hodges was Rotary International President in 1967-68.  Michael’s Father is Past District Governor in District 5010, his mother is Past President of the Rotary Club of Wasilla and his wife is Past President of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach/Five Cities.

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach-Five Cites, 2001-Present

Positions Held: President, President-Elect, Treasurer (3 years), Club Service Director (2 years), Public Relations Chair (8 years), Vocational Service Director, International Service Director, Club Foundation Vice President & Club Foundation President.

Current Position: President’s Advisor

Rotary District 5240 Staff, 2002-Present

Positions Held: Website Chair (3 years), Public Relations Chair (3 years), Club Service Director, Communications Committee (3 years), Membership Advisor, SOCAL PETS Instructor (5 years – Public Image, #WeAreRotary, Social Media), SOCAL PETS Facilitator (4 years – Promote Rotary, Your Members, Your Leadership, Club Management). Current Position: Membership Chair, District Conference Promotion Committee

Rotary Zone 25/26 Board of Advisors, 2015-Present

Positions Held: Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Keynote Speaker AZ PETS, AZ PETS Instructor (Rotary Club Central), Speaker at Zone Institute 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Current Position: Rotary Public Image Coordinator

Both the San Luis Obispo Tribune and the Pacific Coast Business Times recognized Michael with their “Top 20 Under 40” Award for his professional excellence and profound commitment to the Community.

Michael lives in Arroyo Grande, CA with my wife and son.
PDG Steve Lingenbrink

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

Steve Lingenbrink served as Rotary International District Governor (D5030) in 2012-13. Previously he served as the President of the Bellevue Breakfast Club (2005-06), Assistant District Governor (2006-08), Executive District Governor (2008-09). While Steve was serving as District Trainer in 2009, he was selected as the District Governor Designate. More recently Steve has been appointed an Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zone 25 (2013-15), and currently serves as the Zone 25/26 Membership Chair. On the Education side, Steve serves on the faculty for GNATS/GETS, Rotary Institute (Z25/26) and the 2017 International Assembly.  In April of 2016, Steve served as the District 5030 Council on Legislation Representative in Chicago. Steve is frequently featured as a presenter and keynote speaker in all 23 districts. He and his wife Terri, along with their grown children Sarah-Grace (21) and Rachel (20), have both led and served on many international projects all over the world, including an NID in Ethiopia, water projects in Kenya and Guatemala, Computers for the World in Antigua-Barbuda and medical dental clinics in Romania and Russia. Steve is an attorney with 35 years of experience.  He has his own law firm, and his wife Terri is the HR Director/Bookkeeper for the firm. (www.lingenbrink.com). When not serving Rotary International, Steve and Terri love to travel, collect wine, and ride his Harley Davidson. Terri was a member of the Seattle 4 Rotary Club, and now enjoys the job of Education Chair for Zone 25/26 Partners Program supporting GNATS and GETS partners. Steve and Terri are Major Donors, Bequest and Paul Harris Society Members.
PDG Wade Namura

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

Wade has attended 12 consecutive PETS and is a charter member (2002) of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning. He served as the District Governor in 2011-2012. He is a Level 2 Bequest Society member, Major Donor and recipient of the Rotary International “Service Above Self” Award. Wade has been on 31 international trips for Rotary, including an NID to India, where he has a special passion, having had polio as a child. Wade serves/served as a GNATS Instructor, Zone Trainer, Zone Institute Marketing and Registration Manager, Zone Training Cadre Administrative Chair, Rotary Foundation Cadre for Water and Sanitation, and Community and Economic Development in English and Spanish speaking countries, 2015-2017 Rotary International Director Nominating Committee, Rotary International President’s Representative for Presidents Tanaka and Burton, the 2013-2014 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Chair, 2016 Rotary International Council on Legislation delegate, and the 2017 So. Cal/Nevada PETS Chair
PDG Randy Brooks

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

Randy is a Past District Governor (2012-13) Rotary D-5500, a past president and member of the Rotary Club of Marana, AZ. He was the Rotary Regional Assistant Coordinator, Chair of the Arizona Tri-District PETS committee (2016), served as the District Vice Governor (2015-18). Randy is president of the Rotary District 5500 Foundation (2017-2018) and  a board member of The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (2016-19). He is on the steering committee for the newly named Southwest PETS (2017-2020) and is an Assistant Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinator Zone 26, (2017-2020). He has attended a Rotary Peace Conference in Paris, and the Rotary Day at the United Nations. Randy attends Zone Institutes and Rotary conventions. He has worked  on many community and international projects and a facilitator and graduate on the Rotary Leadership Institute. Randy is a graduate of the Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy and a facilitator with the Visioning” process in Arizona. He’s also is a facilitator for the Rotary Leadership Institute. He Randy is a major donor, Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society member. Randy is Vice President  of the International Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (1997-2018).
PDG Cozette Vargari

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

Cozette Vergari is a member of the State Bar of California and is also admitted to practice law before the United States District Federal Court for the Central District of California. Cozette established her own law firm in 1996 in the areas of Family Law and Trust and Estates.

In September 1995, Cozette joined the Rotary Club of Westchester (Los Angeles). She has served in numerous positions at the club, district and zone levels, including chairing the opening night event for the 2008 RI Convention in Los Angeles, staring Natalie Cole at L.A. Live. She currently serves as District Governor for RI District 5280.

Cozette also serves on the Board of Directors for 1736 Family Crisis Center and the U.S. Selective Service System, while developing the RI District 5280 Human Trafficking Initiative.

Cozette and her husband Richard Moon met in Rotary and have a blended family of four children, two daughters-in-law, two grandchildren, with another due in March.
PDG Luciano deSylva

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

Jeff La Fortenza

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

PP Michael Soden

Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: TBA

Michael first joined Rotary in 2003 by invitation and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Green Valley, Henderson Nevada,  He is a two time President.   First time was in Central Virginia, District 7600, Brandermill (Midlothian), 2008-2009. The second time was for his current club Green Valley, District 5300, 2013-2014. During his year as President of Green Valley, the club was named the #1 medium size club in District 5300, received the RI Presidential Citation with Distinction and the club became a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club. Michael was honored in receiving Rotarian of the year by his respective clubs on three separate occasions.

Michael currently serves as one of the Assistant RPICs for Zone 26,  District Communication Officer (DCO) for District 7600 and District 5300. Is the District 5300 Grants chair 2017-2020. He has been serving on the SWR PETS committee since 2015 as committee chair for the Website/Social Media/USummit Event App.

Additionally Michael is a Paul Harris Fellow +7.

Young Professionals Panel

Tori Hettinger
PDG Cozette Vergari
Panel Member
Jeff Kim
Panel Member
Mehrnoush Yazdanyar
Panel Member
Erin Cueto
Panel Member