Board of Directors
Brad Thorp, CEO/Co-Founder
Brad Thorp CEO/Co-Founder of the foundation. He has been in the health & fitness industry for 25 years and his experience in strategy, sales, business development and management experience includes successfully building and leading start-up organizations to achieve strategic objectives.
Tom Watson, Youth Leadership Director
Tom Watson -Director of Youth Leadership Council joined the Mitchell Thorp Foundation as a Founding Director in August of 2009. Currently Senior Manufacturing Engineer Daylight Solutions, graduate from University of Southern California
Jeran Fraser, Director
Jeran runs Incubate Ventures in Carlsbad and has a passion for building a startup ecosystem in North County, San Diego, as well as giving his time to charities. He is married with two children and he spends his free time surfing with his boys and camping.
Jeff Berg, Director
Jeff is the founder of Planning Center, which creates of cloud based software used by over 30,000 churches. He is a husband and father of 3 amazing children.
AnnMarie Gabaldon, Public Relations Director
Community Relations & Print Media Director- Currently AnnMarie is the Advertising Sales Director-Union Tribune Community Press. She is a graduate of University of California, Irvine. AnnMarie is instrumental in positioning the foundation in all print media advertising.
George Jackson, Director
President of World Fitness Enterprise USA Inc. Partner with Muscle Sport Productions and CFO of the Fitness People Inc.
Bridget Ayers, Social Media Director
Bridget Ayers -Digital Marketing Director Business Background at a Glance • 14 years Public Speaking, Training, Consulting • 7 years in restaurants / resort and tourism industry • 6 years in residential and construction financing • 10 years in digital marketing • 4 years in co-working, shared office space, meeting space renta
Jim Schwab, Treasure
Jim is MTF Treasurer, he currently is the National Business Development Director - QSR/Foodservice, SAP CRM Trainer/Specialist
Officers & Advisors
Beth Thorp, Executive Director/Co-Founder
Beth Thorp, Co-founder/Executive Director: She wears many hats for the foundation, business development, family intake service, event coordinator, spoke's person and much more. Previously President of Powerful Impressions and Image Management Company. Beth was a sought after corporate trainer and author. Hobbies travel, long walks with her Golden-doodle, exercising, cooking and spending time with family & friends.
Ray Pearson, Strategic Planning
VP Affiliate Sales & Marketing; Western Region at Content Management Inc.
Lee Anne Johanson, Business Advisors
Debbie Smith, Certified Public Accountant
Renie Leakakos, Esq.
Carly Dadson, Esq. Labor Relations