Meet our incomparably fabulous Youth staff here at SunServe!
Mandi Hawke is the Director of Youth Services!
A bit about Mandi:
Hometown: Boynton Beach, Florida
Birthday: July 16th
Favorite Restaurant in Florida: Tokyo Sushi off 17th Street Causeway
Favorite Movies: Mrs. Doubtfire, Birdcage, Anything Disney
Favorite Historical Figures: Everyone who fights for social justice!
Hobbies: Painting (Acrylic), Hanging out with my family
Most listened to CD’s, songs or MP3’s: Tanghetto & Gotan Project are my top favs right now!
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anything with a beach and peace and quiet
Favorite Book: The Four Agreements
Richard Forbes is one of our Youth Life Coach/Case Managers!
A bit about Richard:
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica
Birthday: July 16th
Favorite Restaurants in Florida: Huang’s Chinese Restaurant, Aunt I’s Jamaican Restaurant, LA Granja
Favorite Movies: Lion King, Hairspray, James Cameron’s Avatar
Favorite Historical Figures: Maya Angelou, William Shakespeare
Hobbies: Swimming, Performing Arts (singing, acting, Dancing, acting) Camping And Meditating.
Most listened to CD’s, songs or MP3’s: Chandelier (Sia), Rather be, Artist Lindsay Sterling
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Sobourney Barnes is one of our Youth Life Coach/Case Managers!
A bit about Sobourney:
Hometown: Miramar, Florida
Birthday: September 11th
Favorite Restaurants in Florida: Upper Deck Sports Bar and Duffy’s
Favorite Movies: Doomsday, Hocus Pocus, Carmen Jones, Island in the Sun, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, Frozen, Maleficent
Favorite Historical Figures: Mae West, Walt Disney and Madame C.J. Walker
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Eating Food, Playing Basketball, Spending time with Family and Friends, Trying new Recipes, Boxing
Most listened to CD’s: Wicked (Original Broadway Cast) Soundtrack, The Best of Aerosmith, My assorted CD mixes
Favorite Vacation Spot: Nassau, Bahamas
Favorite Book: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Deception Point, Digital Fortress, Inferno, and The Lost Symbol all written by Dan Brown
Tori Bertran is our Lead Youth Life Coach/Case Manager!
A bit about Tori:
Hometown: Miami, FL
Favorite Restaurant in Florida: Anywhere that sells decent oysters by the dozen. Extra points if it’s by the ocean and I can throw the shells back from whence they came.
Favorite Movies: I Love sci fi and musicals and anime, so I have a LOT.
Favorite Historical Figures: Anyone who stood up against oppression, from Malcolm, to Frederick, to Audre, to bell, to Sylvia, to Martin, to John, to Abraham, to Ulysses, to Edmund, etc
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, knitting, camping, comics, and video games
Most listened to CD’s, songs or MP3’s: Katie Perry is my JAM, and before that I went through a very real Regina Spektor phase.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Nice, France
Favorite Book: I LOVED Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle.
Audra Mets is one of our Youth Therapists!
Maria Mejia is our Lead Youth Youth Therapist!
A bit about Maria:
Hometown: Pereira, Colombia
Birthday: August 25th
Favorite Restaurant in Florida: I love anything Italian, Japanese or Greek. I am a foodie, so picking just one is impossible. Each one is amazing in its own way.
Favorite Movies: I love psychological thrillers (no surprise there), but recently I am in love with INSIDE OUT.
Favorite Historical Figures: Everyone that has stood their ground to fight for human rights and equality should be remembered and honored.
Hobbies: Yoga, sleeping and spending time with family and friends.
Most listened to CD’s, songs or MP3’s:Sappy Spanish Love Music. I am a romantic at heart.
Favorite Vacation Spot: My home country… Colombia. Nothing like going back home.
Favorite Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Tameka Thomas is one of our Youth Life Coach/Case Managers!
A bit about Tameka:
Hometown: Boston, MA
Birthday: June 19th
Favorite Restaurant in Florida: Jasmine’s, La Bamba
Favorite Movies: Fight Club, A League of Their Own, Hard Candy, Maria Full of Grace
Favorite Historical Figures: Gandhi, Nelson Mandela
Hobbies: Theatre, video games, arts & crafts
Most listened to CD’s, songs or MP3’s: Anything, wide variety of musical tastes, love Journey, Garth Brooks, Aretha Franklin, and Britney Spears!
Favorite Vacation Spot: My home country… London
Favorite Book: A million little pieces
Marlana Staats is one of our Youth Therapists!
A bit about Marlana:
Hometown: Middleport, Ohio
Birthday: October 25
Favorite Restaurant in Florida: Chipotle
Favorite Movies: Anything with Will Ferrell. I love comedies.
Favorite Historical Figures: Currently I would have to say Barack Obama, if I could call him a “historical figure”.
Hobbies: I love the beach and anything beach related. I would also include music, movies and spending tie with friends as hobbies.
Most listened to CD’s, songs or MP3’s: Beyonce’s Lemonade has been in my CD player since it came out, before that Florence and the Machine’s Ceremonials.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach!
Favorite Book: I’m guilty of not reading enough books. I prefer to watch the movie!
Nick Meade is one of our Youth Life Coach/Case Managers!
A bit about Nick:
A bit about Nick!
Hometown: Cooper City, FL
Birthday: July 20, 1992
Favorite Restaurants in Florida: TeeJay, NY Grilled Cheese, and Sanaa
Favorite Movies: Princess Bride
Hobbies: Running, art, learning new languages, exploring cultures through food J
Most listened to CD’s: Hamilton Soundtrack
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere historical, old towns
Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
If you have any questions or comments for the staff, you can email them!
Mandi Hawke: email@example.com
Richard Forbes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sobourney Barnes: email@example.com
Tori Bertran: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audra Mets: email@example.com
Maria Mejia: mmejia@SunServe.org
Tameka Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marlana Staats: email@example.com