A wife and mother of two toddlers, Melanie works with her family-owned business, Chicken in a Barrel, teaches math at a local private school, and is highly involved in her church fellowship. Her kind, generous nature and love for Jesus shine through in every area of her life.
Jon is a serial entrepreneur and experienced businessman. He was the founder and former CEO of Altegris, a financial services firm. Jon sold Altegris in 2010 to a Fortune 500 company. Jon is considered a thought leader in the investment world and frequently quoted in news (CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal). He was awarded the 2012 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in San Diego. Jon is the founder and Chief Visionary Officer for Natural High; an award winning non-profit which serves over 20,000 teachers and 8 million youth in the USA. He is married to Kathliene and they have two children. He enjoys surfing, traveling and many adventures.
Dean is a rare surfer from West Virginia. Having served in Student Ministries in various capacities for over a decade he has spent the last 17 years serving with Christian Surfers United States (CSUS) with his final years as National Director. He now serves as Ministry Catalyst on staff with Sonlife Ministries (an org offering training and resources for leaders to makes disciples as Jesus did.
Rick is a surfer, writer, and cartoonist, and serves as one of the pastors at Kauai Christian Fellowship. Much of his ministry over the years has been focused on youth. A long time friend of the Hamilton family, Rick co-authored Bethany’s book Soul Surfer as well as four novels in the Soul Surfer Series.
Brenda is a close Hamilton family friend, an Entrepreneur who founded two companies, International Aquatic Trades and Hotline Wetsuits both operating today. A Pro surfer in the 70’s and 80’s in 1981 was ranked 3rd in the world, she won several prestigious events including the World Cup at Sunset Beach, Hawaii in 1978.
The Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation. Lauren partners with FOB in
our annual Beautifully Flawed retreats and girls conferences.