Meet the Board

Dick Jantzer ’63

Co-Founder

Dick hails from Erie, PA. At Penn State he majored in Business Administration and works as a Real Estate Broker & Property Manager. He’s helped many Penn Staters in O.C. buy a house. The birth of his son in Bellefonte and his fraternity brothers are his PSU best memories. Dick joined the Board to give back to Penn State, 4 wonderful years of his life. He always tries to instill and cultivate a passion in our alumni for all things Penn State. Dick is an OCCPSAA Founding Father.

Timothy Davis ’68

Co-Founder

Timothy, who lives in Fountain Valley, CA, graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He worked as a government civilian for the Air Force Space System Superiority Directorate on a program to perform “FAA” in space.  He very much misses Creamery Ice Cream, walking the beautiful campus, and being in his hometown of Boalsburg, PA.  Tim was a founding father of the OC chapter and has been a board member since.  “One of my first duties was to help start our scholarship program as well as serving as secretary for several years.”  What he likes most is attending TV football game parties when he’s able. 

David Wolfe ’94

President

David was an English major. Born and raised in California, he now lives in Santa Ana and works in Sales – Transportation & Logistics. He misses Creamery Ice Cream, Dance Marathon, Canning Trips, Lion Ambassadors, and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. David joined the Board to learn how the Internet works (still not sure). He enjoys college fairs, speaking to students and is very proud of our Scholarship Program. “Penn State to me is much more than just football games.” He hopes to bring younger, more recent grads into the chapter.

Carol Kacer ’07

Co-Vice President

Carol graduated Sec. Ed with an English Communication teaching option. She is from Allentown. She is a Regional Manager for a multifamily property management company. Carol misses the seasons at Penn State, especially fall, and walking from her downtown apartment to the beautiful campus. She joined the Board to play a bigger role in PSU SoCal events and outreach. “I love that we continue to help past, present, and future Penn Staters connect for networking opportunities as well as lasting friendships. I continue to encourage involvement in chapter activities beyond the football season”.

Michele Trasport-Gonzalez ’79

Co-Vice President

Michele graduated Penn State with a Marketing degree and is from Aliquippa, PA. She is employed at ADP holding various leadership positions within the Operations organization. Her best Penn State memories are the friendships that continue today. “Becoming a member of the Orange County Chapter and being part of the Board has been very rewarding! We are committed to keeping our memories at Penn State forever in our hearts while having fun and making a difference.
From watching games together, participating in holiday and other events, giving back to our communities, and helping our young future Penn State students….WE ARE, PENN STATE!”

Bob Hunter ’58

Treasurer

Bob was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, PA. He graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA where he met his future wife, Barbara, who grew up in Manhasset (Long Island) NY. Bob was awarded a Graduate Assistantship at PSU where he earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Chemistry at PSU in 1958. Bob, Barbara and their 3 kids worked their way across the country from New Jersey to Michigan to Orange County. Bob is a retired CEO/COO of Nutrilite, a division of the Amway Corporation. He joined the Chapter for fellowship with Penn Staters and hopes to improve the Chapter as treasurer.

Camille Mesite ’81

Secretary

Camille, an Advertising major, hails from Shavertown. She misses walking around the beautiful campus, football games, late night grilled stickies at the diner and being with the friends she met her first term. Camille is the chapter’s social butterfly. She joined the Board to help our local chapter and to meet more PA/PSU people in SoCal. “I hope to make the chapter better by planning more social events for Penn Staters to get together”. Click here to contact Camille directly.

Brian Snyder ’02

Athletics Chair

Brian, born and raised in Orange County, attended PSU Altoona & University Park campuses majoring in Communications. He is married to the beautiful Nichole Snyder, and is a huge fan of sports & social gatherings. His job is Plumbing Sales. What he misses most about PSU is having the time of his life. He joined the Board to meet and hang out with fellow PSU alums and would like to see more younger alums be actively involved. Someday he hopes the chapter will buy a round at all Football viewing parties. If you want to reach him directly, feel free to email him at brian.snyder99@hotmail.com.

Judy Donina Wolfe ’70

College Fair Coordinator

Judy hails from the Monongahela Valley and majored in French. She’s served on the Board since the early nineties in every position except Treasurer because she has no idea how to balance a checkbook. Judy has been a travel agent for 40 years; her chapter wish is for a group trip to Italy. Along with her sister, Pat ’66 and son, David ’94, she is convincing her 3 grandsons to go to PSU. She treasures the friendships she has with her Gamma Phi Beta sisters.

Sanford “Sandy” Bennett ’52

Board Member

Sandy graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He currently lives in Irvine with his lovely wife, Sally. Although retired from sales and marketing, he uses his professional skills to help fundraise for the chapter every football Saturday. He’s been on the board for many years and is our chapter’s resident schmoozer. Sandy stays active by playing golf and socializing.

Sarah Donaldson ’07

 

Communications Chair

Sarah, from Hollidaysburg, moved to Newport Beach in 2009. She now lives and works as a Business Analyst for BIC Consumer Products in CT. At PSU she was a member of PCT Business Fraternity and an active participant of THON. Moraling was one of her favorite memories plus countless football games (that she still attends as often as possible.) When Sarah first arrived in CA, she attended our TV parties to meet people. Those new friends quickly turned into her “PSU family”. Her desire to help with other events lead her to joining the board shortly after her first game. “Being a part of the scholarship process and recruiting at local OC high schools allowed me to give back and share stories about the school that made me who I am today. Although 3000 miles away, I stay connected by helping to maintain the website and send out e-blasts for the OC chapter that I love and miss”!

Jacob Hauptman ’16

Website Manager

Jacob is a Southern California native, born and raised right here in Orange County. He graduated in 2016 with a degree in Supply Chain & Information Systems. He currently works for Toyota North America in their Sales and Marketing division. He misses cheering on the Nittany Lions in Beaver Stadium – and Pokey Sticks, he misses those too. He joined the board to engage more recent grads and get them more involved with the alumni association. If you are interested in getting involved please don’t hesitate to reach out to him! Click here to contact Jacob directly.