Give Clean Water Board
Darrel Larson - Founder/Chairman of the Board
Darrel Larson is the Founder/Chairman of the Board for Give Clean Water. He also serves as the Outreach pastor at Newbreak in San Diego, California, a church of over 3,000. Newbreak is a leader in global missions projects supporting work in over 60 countries. Prior to working at Newbreak, Darrel served for 8 years as the Country Director for Mexico with Amor Ministries, a non-profit house building organization that mobilizes 25,000 volunteers to build 1,200 houses per year in Mexico. While at Amor, Darrel served on the appropriate technologies team researching clean water filters, solar powered lighting, and composting toilets.
“Water born diseases are the number one killer in the world. I’m excited to be a part of changing the world through the gift of clean drinking water. Come change the world with us!”
Amanda L. Mineer - Director/Treasurer
As a licensed attorney, I worked for a number of years as the Founder and President of the Legal Center for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs, Inc., a law firm dedicated to assisting small businesses in creating, building and developing their businesses. During this time I also served on a number of non-profit organization boards including acting Chairwoman of the Women’s Business Center of California and the San Diego Regional Revolving Loan Fund.
“I’m blessed and honored to be a part of the Give Clean Water organization and a part of changing the world one family, one filter at a time.”
Sumner Tison - Director/Secretary
Sumner obtained a Bachelor and Master in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. “I wanted to have a job where I could help others. So I worked in the blood fractionation industry from 1986 to 2002.” In 2002, Sumner began work at IDEC Pharmaceuticals and was part of team that constructed $400 million biotech manufacturing facility in Oceanside, which has been purchased by Genentech. Sumner continues to work for Genentech and as manager of Plant Engineering. “One of the more interesting parts of my job is the production of Water for Injection- water that meets the government requirement for purity so that it can be injected into the human body.” Sumner lives in San Diego with his wife of eighteen years, Deborah, and their five children.
“I have always liked water and methods for making it pure. So when I heard about the “Give Clean Water Project” I wanted to be a part of it. I’m excited to help others get clean water and use my past experiences and background.”
Dan Lamborn - Director
Dan Lamborn serves as a Superior Court Judge in San Diego. He graduated from UC Davis in 1979 and from University of San Diego in 1982. After working in a judicial clerkship for a year he joined the Office of the District Attorney, County of San Diego, in 1983. He served in the capacity of Chief Deputy District Attorney having worked for the office for 25 years. He has served over the last 15 years with charitable organizations, having gone to seven countries to conduct a variety of work from medical assistance to construction.
“I am involved in GCW to bring clean water, health, and encouragement to the people of our world.”
Brett Toerien - Director
Brett was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing his college education in Electrical Engineering, he started his own company Mr. Alarm where he handled all facets of the small firm’s security business. 6 years later Brett immigrated to the United States and settled down in San Diego. Brett worked for QUALCOMM until he started his own technology business, Axiom xCell, where he serves as President and CEO. Brett has been actively involved in volunteer charity work for more than a decade; serving on multiple boards and leading teams of volunteers on various programs throughout the world.
“I want to be able to look back at my life and see so much more than the work I do to pay my bills. Serving others through volunteering is incredibly rewarding and satisfying to me.”
Larry J. Bradley - Director
Larry Bradley served in the United States Coast Guard for 4 years including serving on the U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER DALLAS, during the Vietnam War in 69′ & 70′. Larry graduated from National University in 83′ with Bachelors in Business Administration. In 1984 he became a co-owner of Signtech Electrical Advertising helping to grow the company from 5 employees to 105. Larry sold his half of the business and retired in the fall of 2007. “It was a fun, challenging career in which I was greatly blessed in so many ways. In my retirement it is my desire to give back through serving and giving.” Larry is 60 years old and resides in San Diego with his wife of 24 years, Celia. They have two children Ty, 21 and Torrie, 19.
“I enjoy serving as an active Give Clean Water Board Member. GCW is a commitment to providing clean water, a basic need that so many people throughout the world lack. I enjoy doing this type of outreach for people regardless of their race or creed. For me what is most important is that in providing for such a basic need it opens the door for me to share my faith in Jesus Christ.”
Andy Lovsted - Director
Andy Lovsted is an active volunteer in his community and beyond. His activities over the past 10 years include building homes in Mexico, volunteering with local charities in Mississippi immediately following Hurricane Katrina and coaching recreational youth sports. He is excited to leverage over 15 years of global sales and marketing experience to guide marketing strategy and support fundraising efforts. Andy is graduate of San Diego State University and resides in San Diego, CA with his wife Heather and 3 kids: Bruce, Lydia and Joshua.
“No one should suffer and die from lack of clean water and the statistics specifically regarding children under 5 are overwhelming*. I’m honored to serve Give Clean Water, working with the team to drive awareness to this global issue and bring clean drinking water to the world.”
*An estimated 4,100 children under the age of five die each day from diarrhea globally. Estimated with data from Diarhhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done. UNICEF, WHO 2009