About District 33
Who We Are
District 33, or “D33” is a District of Toastmasters International and includes a large part of central California (See the Map Below). The district has seven divisions lettered A through G. The clubs in each Division are grouped into Areas, each containing 4-6 clubs. The district’s mission is to build new clubs, and support all clubs in achieving excellence. There are approximately 150 clubs within District 33, and more than 5,000 members.
The district is lead by the District Director, Joseph Skoda, DTM, and his core team including the Program Quality Director Clarisse Kresser, DTM, and the Club Growth Director Debbie Allmon, DTM, as well as many others, working to accomplish the district mission and developing leaders one at a time.
District Executive Leadership
The following are members of the District Executive Committee. The District Council consists of the District Executive Committee, as well as all the Presidents and Vice Presidents Education of all member clubs.
|District Director||Joseph Skoda, DTM|
|Program Quality Director||Clarisse Kresser, DTM|
|Club Growth Director||Debbie Allmon, DTM|
|Administration Manager||Vanneca Phelps, DTM|
|Finance Manager||Patrick Chandler, DTM|
|Public Relations Manager||Eric Browning, CC, CL, DL4|
|Logistics Manager||Dennis Ham, DTM||Non-Voting|
|Parliamentarian||Katy Porter, DTM, PDD||Non-Voting|
|Immediate Past District Director||Flora Turner, DTM||Non-Voting|
|Webmaster||Eric Browning, CC, CL, DL4||Non-Voting|
|Division Directors||See Table Below|
|Area Directors||See Tables Under each Division|
|Division A Director||Greg Crawley, DTM|
|Division B Director||Paul Kistler, PM1|
|Division C Director||Tan Pham, CC, CL, IP4, DL1|
|Division D Director||Chris DeCollibus, DTM|
|Division E Director||Elizabeth Gould Morse, ACB, CL|
|Division F Director||Chris Hempleman, DTM|
|Division G Director||Greg Mauro, EC3|
Division & Area Directors
Divisions are geographic (see map), and are further divided into Areas lead by an Area Director. Areas may or may not have geographic boundaries. Each area contains four to six clubs.
Division A is lead by Division Director Greg Crawley and is geographically centered on the Mojave Desert, Owens Valley, and southern central valley of California. It includes all of Kern, and Inyo Counties, as well as the desert portion of northern Los Angeles County.
|Area A1 Director||James Minyard, ACS, ALB|
|Area A2 Director||Suzanne Gysler, ACS, CL|
|Area A3 Director||Corey Cofield, DTM|
|Area A4 Director||Steve Menke, ACG, ALB|
|Area A5 Director||Shelli Shealey, CC, CL|
|Area A6 Director||Carolyn Moore|
Division B is lead by Division Director Paul Kistler. Division B covers the North and Western portions of Ventura County, and includes the cities of Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Ventura, and Ojai.
|Area B1 Director||Caroline Doll, ACG, CL|
|Area B2 Director||Sergio Vargas, ACB, CL|
|Area B3 Director||Maria Robles, DL1|
|Area B4 Director||Virginia Norris, EC5|
|Area B5 Director||Anna Sehati, EC4|
Division C is lead by Division Director Tan Pham. Division C covers the Southeastern portion of Ventura County, and includes the cities of Simi Valley, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, and part of Westlake Village.
|Area C1 Director||Nico Martin, IP2|
|Area C2 Director||Julia Bach, DTM|
|Area C3 Director||James Riske, PM4|
|Area C4 Director||William “Chip” Stark, MS1|
|Area C5 Director||Mark Frankcom, CC|
Division D is lead by Division Director Chris DeCollibus. Division D blankets the central coast of California and includes all of San Luis Obispo County and the north-western part of Santa Barbara County. Cities include Lompoc, Santa Maria, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, and Paso Robles.
|Area D1 Director||Lisa Marrone, DTM|
|Area D2 Director||Donna Chandler, ACG, ALS|
|Area D3 Director||Jose Legaspi Ledezma, EC3|
Division E is lead by Division Director Elizabeth Gould Morse. Division E is centered on the south-eastern corner of Santa Barbara County and includes the cities of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Goletta.
|Area E1 Director||Grace Hartell, CC|
|Area E2 Director||Anna Romero, IP1|
|Area E3 Director||Esron Gates, IP5|
Division F is lead by Division Director Chris Hempleman. Division F is the northernmost in the District and includes the counties of Merced, Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus, as well as the northern tip of the east portion of Fresno County. Notable cities include Merced, Mariposa, Sonora, Modesto, Atwater, Turlock, and Oakdale.
|Area F1 Director||Ramika Lawson, DL2|
|Area F2 Director||Jackie Alford, DTM|
|Area F3 Director||Ladi Asgill, EC1|
|Area F4 Director||Gary Miller, IP5|
Division G is lead by Division Director Greg Mauro. Division G includes the northern part of the central valley, spanning all of Tulare and Kings County, and most of Fresno County. Major cities include Porterville, Hanford, Visalia, Fresno, and Clovis.
|Area G1 Director||Anthony Olivo, DL5|
|Area G2 Director||Robert Croeni, ACB, ALB|
|Area G3 Director||Sara Tolmachoff, ACB|
|Area G4 Director||Kevin Lopez, DL3|