Lance Corporal Frank Schnitzenbaumer

Lance Corporal Frank Schnitzenbaumer

Lance Corporal
Frank Schnitzenbaumer

Whether you are a fellow volunteer or a Master Sergeant, Lance Corporal Frank Schnitzenbaumer greets everyone with a warm smile and a solid handshake. Frank has gone above and beyond for JMMF and has assisted hundreds of Marines in learning how to surf and has organized donations for much-needed equipment at Camp Pendleton. Frank has been a great mentor, a supportive friend and an exemplary member of the JMMF family for over 11-years. We are grateful for you Frank and are stoked to recognize you in this month’s Volunteer Spotlight. Thank you!

Charlotte Sabina

Charlotte Sabina

Even with an intense studies schedule and thriving music career, Charlotte finds the time to join us at more than 30 Ocean Therapy sessions a year. Her smile and surf stoke is visible. She is a dedicated surf instructor and loves to share her knowledge about about the ocean with our JMMF athletes at Camp Pendleton and Manhattan Beach. And occasionally, Charlotte will bring her guitar and play for us! We are grateful for the sunshine she brings to JMMF each week .

Arthur Jeppe

Arthur Jeppe

In honor of The Really Big Show this month, we are highlighting not only a volunteer but a true friend of Jimmy’s.  Arthur and Jimmy met in Berkeley while attending UC Berkeley. They became fast friends, lived together and traveled around the globe. Arthur’s girlfriend (now wife Lisa) was also roommates with Jimmy. Both Arthur and Lisa have a lot of admiration and love for their dear friend.

Thank you, Arthur, for showing up at Camp Pendleton and serving our Military Personnel in honor of Jimmy.
Pierce Geisendorff

Pierce Geisendorff

Pierce is finishing his Sophomore year of high school with plans to attend Cal Poly to study Engineering. He always asks how he can support our Marines in the ocean or any of us on the beach. He attends most of our Camp Pendleton session throughout the year and is able to do his service work with JMMF at each. You’ll find Pierce shredding his foamy or shortboard before every OT session, but with plenty of energy to assist our Athletes for hours afterward. We are lucky to have him!
Thank you Pierce!

Photo Cred: Timothy Reed Murphy

Meet Jonathan Rodil

Meet Jonathan Rodil

Jonathan credits his choice to become an Occupational Therapist on the JMMF Program. Jonathan has spent years volunteering with us at Camp Pendleton and Manhattan Beach. He has a contagious smile and a peaceful demeanor that puts our Athletes, Volunteers, and Staff at ease instantly. He genuinely shares his stoke for the ocean and surfing with anyone, and we’re so grateful to call this World Changer, a Family Member.

Photo by: Alex Postigo

Jessica Ripley is a certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist currently earning her MA in Psychology. She plans to utilize her skills and knowledge to start her own Group Surf Therapy for Substance Abuse Program called Waves of Recovery. At each of our Ocean Therapy sessions, Jessica is kind, considerate and dependable. She is dedicated to ensuring our athletes have a successful day in a supportive and healing environment. She unfailingly brings a smile to the ocean with her stoke for surfing and gives the most heartfelt hugs. Find Jessica at every Camp Pendleton session; she’s our ray of sunshine!