Jay Evans is President and one of the original founders of the Toys for the Troops Kids, Inc. Christmas Toy Drive. Jay spent four years in the Air Force serving most of his time at McClellan AFB as a Radar Technician, but is also familiar with spending the holidays 10,000 miles away from home and family. Jay is now a tax consultant and financial advisor serving a client base in the Sacramento area. In 2006 Jay attended the 50th anniversary of some friends and their son was just back from his second tour in Iraq. Jay told the son of our toy drive and the son told him this: “We in the military are proud to serve and we fear nothing. We are the most highly trained military force in the world and are dedicated to protecting America. We fear no man, no government and no other military force. Our only fear is that our loved ones are taken care of back home. I am very pleased that you are doing what you are doing for us.” This statement is the motivating force that keeps Jay serving the drive.
Bret Daniels is Immediate Past President of Toys for the Troops’ Kids. He is an Air Force veteran and served tours in Torrejon, Spain, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is a former Councilmember and Mayor for the City of Citrus Heights. He enjoyed a 20-yr law enforcement career and 4 years with Department of Homeland Security. He has spent many Christmases over the last few years driving thousands of miles each year to deliver toys to kids of our military members who are deployed throughout California and Nevada. Bret is a Founding Member of the Toys for the Troops’ Kids toy drive.
Deb Fordyce is Secretary and currently serves as a member of the Air National Guard. She served on Active Duty with the Air Force for six years, and has since been a full-time member of the Air National Guard. Her interest in the Toys For The Troops’ Kids organization started several years back by getting involved at one of the toy collection sites. Participating in this organization presents an opportunity for her to give back to the families of her military brothers and sisters currently serving stateside and overseas.
Michael Axford is Treasurer…
Sallie Cullen is a Board Member…
Additional Steering Committe Members
- Windy Cox
- Wayne Scherffius
- Ken Heuser
- Rudy Martinez
- Cat Martinez
- Nikki Daniels
Beneficiaries of the Toy Drive Since 2003