Our Volunteers

The Family for Life staff includes caring volunteers who have extensive experience in working with children including: social workers, teachers, and parents - all staff members share a common philosophy and ethic that supports positive and well-balanced child and family development.

Arlene Mendoza, LVN

Arlene is our Camp Nurse. She is employed by the San Marcos CISD in the medically fragile unit at Goodnight Jr. High.

JC Wright

JC is currently a student at Texas State University. He has been a camp buddy since March of 2007. His interests are working out and working with children.

Britteny Sartor

Britteny is a Caseworker for Caring Family Network, a private foster agency in Austin. She has been volunteering for camp since March 2007.Her favorite part of camp is the Grin's after party!She retired from Family for Life in 2009 and has come out of retirement after having baby, Ian. She will be rejoining this summer!

Hugo Camacho

Hugo has volunteered at the most camps. He has been a buddy since 2005. He is an excellent artist and is our class clown. Hugo is so dedicated to the children that he drives 4 hours just to be a part of the Family for Life team!

Rose Oldja

Rose has been a family buddy since 2008. She is graduate of Texas State University.

Barrie Breed

Barrie is a Real Estate Broker and has been a buddy, a Board Member and now a Breakfast Volunteer since 2008. She is a mother of two children and enjoys reading books in the Trashy Ladies Book Club.

Leslie Saxton

Leslie is Tour Guide at Wonder World. She started Volunteering for Family for Life in 2009. She is the Administrative Assistant and has served as an auxillary staff and buddy at camp.

Juve Mendiola

Juve began volunteering with Family for Life since 2007. He works as a Juvenile probabtion Officer for Travis County and has a 3 year old son. He considers himself a F4L "Lifer".

Teresa Scott, RN

Teresa is a Board Member and a mother of 5 year Skyler Rose. She loves to be involved with creating art for camp from the portable murals to the crosses for Sights n Sounds of Christmas. She has been a camp buddy and a camp nurse. She loves to prepare meals and birthday cakes for camps as well.

Joe Rodriguez

Joe is a Board Member and serves as Public Relations Chair with various businesses in our community. He is a chef by nature and loves to cook for the campers and volunteers. He serves as a consultant to the Care Team.