Barbara Peters is the owner of Galeria Vallarta and author of "About Living Your Dream," an informative monthly Puerto Vallarta email newsletter. Since Barbara came to Puerto Vallarta in 1988 she has been very active in the Vallarta art and cultural scene. She was one of the founding members of the Old Town Merchants Association and the driving force behind the Old Town Art Walks; has served on the board of directors for the Puerto Vallarta Chamber of Commerce; and was recently appointed to the new Board for Preservation and Rescue of the Historic Downtown Center. As a prominent member of the community and an active member of several charitable organizations, including the International Friendship Club, Barbara utilizes her inside knowledge of local news and events to write articles for BanderasNews and other local publications.
Ray Dion is another new addition to the BanderasNews Team. The owner of Promovision de Vallarta, a local video production company, Ray brings over 20 years of experience in video technology and production to BanderasNews. Before moving to Puerto Vallarta, Ray worked for Sony Canada Broadcast in the Industrial division for 10 years and as a Producer for 20 years. He now uses these skills, state-of-the-art digital cameras, and professional equipment to produce corporate promotions as well as event, incentive group, wedding, and souvenir videos. Keep watching BanderasNews for online video coverage of all the major events and happenings around town. [ one of the leading and most respected agencies in Puerto Vallarta; how is that for a change of careers! Besides helping his clients find their dream property in PV while serving and protecting their best interests, Mike also enjoys writing informative real estate columns for and other local English language publications, mentoring other real estate professionals, and spending time with his family.
Born in Glen Ridge New Jersey, Sue lived in River Forest Illinois long enough to attend high school. She then moved westward to Iowa where she met her husband, Harold. They lived in Des Moines for almost ten years before moving south to Hewitt Texas, where she worked for the M&M/Mars candy company, serving on the taste panel among other tasks. When asked why she and Harold decided to retire to Mexico, Sue answers "for the adventure." An avid bicyclist, Sue is adjusting to riding on cobblestones and has traded in her skinny-tire bike for a more sensible road bike. Sue is currently working hard to improve her Spanish, which is useful when visiting the out-of-the-way places she loves to discover. She loves to explore places that are just off the beaten path, and plans to share her adventures with readers so they can get a better sense of the variety of activities available here in the Banderas Bay area.
Harold, originally from Philadelphia PA, and his wife Sue moved from Des Moines Iowa to Texas in 1984. They lived in Hewitt, a suburb of Waco, for 22 years, where Harold helped start the community library, served on the planning and zoning commission, volunteer fire department, railroad depot restoration committee, and the Recycling and Beautification committee, where he helped establish the city’s curbside recycling program. Harold and Sue were also members of the organizing committee of the Waco Wild West Century Bike Ride, a popular charity bicycle riding event held annually in Waco. After retiring from the US Postal Service in 2004, they decided to move to Puerto Vallarta. They recently sold their house in Texas and plan to live year-round in their Bucerias 天津彩票官方开奖, where they will spend their time staying involved in community service and exploring the beautiful coastline and mountains in the region.
Kathy Taylor is a world traveler, sailor, writer, and cook. She has lived and worked in the Arctic for CBC Radio Northern Service, and been editor of Churchill's weekly Taiga Times. For 11 years she was Captain Kate of High Boats Café fame in Vancouver, a diner on the docks, and then spent 5 years as owner/chef of Wild Thyme Catering. She has spent the past three years sailing the Pacific Northwest and the Mediterranean, writing about sailboats and her experiences, as well as editing Currents, Bluewater Cruising's monthly magazine Over the years, Kathy has been a frequent visitor to Mexico, always making a stop in Puerto Vallarta. "It is a magnet that draws me back over and over. This time it looks like I will stay for a while."
Gary R. Beck
Gary R. Beck first visited Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in February, 1979 and knew immediately that this was a special spiritual place where he would have many wonderful experiences over the years. Educated in horticulture, his livelihood turned to the restaurant business, working as a food server and wine buyer for 20 years in San Francisco, CA. Now cooking, dining out, creating recipes and exploring new tastes are hobbies that bring never-ending pleasures. Exploring Puerto Vallarta's rich array of eateries is exhilarating. He contributes regularly to Zagat surveys and has had recipes published in Sunset Magazine and local Bay Area newspapers while maintaining worldwide contacts on African violet culture, hybridizing, exhibiting, judging and photographing. Recently, his restaurant reviews and work have been published in Puerto Vallarta Bay Area newspapers and magazines and now his PV restaurant guide is available online at .
Polly G. Vicars
Since retiring to Vallarta in 1988, Polly and Hubert (a.k.a. "Husband") have been volunteering with the International Friendship Club, The Holt English School, and The America-Mexico Foundation, Inc. (Becas Vallarta, A.C.) After writing "Tales of Retirement in Paradise: Life in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico," she and Husband donated the book sale proceeds to the America-Mexico Foundation, a scholarship foundation that is their passion. Having found a way to spread their joy, as well as a way to help young Vallartenses get an education, Polly began her second book, "More Tales of Retirement in Puerto Vallarta and Around the World." Proceeds from the sale of "More Tales..." also go to the scholarship fund, and can be bought from Amazon.com. Today, Polly continues to entertain and delight readers with tales of the great life they have found in Puerto Vallarta by writing articles for BanderasNews and other local publications. [.
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