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Keri Morrison

Keri Morrison

President

Keri is a Palm Beach County native and the president of the Live Like Jake Foundation. She is married to her husband of 13 years Roarke Morrison and the mother of 3 beautiful children, Jake, Julia and Josie.  When she is not working for the Foundation she is enjoying every minute she can with her family doing all the fun things Palm Beach County has to offer. Keri’s children especially love to swim so they spend a lot of time in the water.

Keri has been a licensed real estate agent for over 15 years specializing in New Home Sales for the first 8 years where she was awarded with the 2006 Gold Coast Builders Association Sales Person of the Year award and 2006 Excel Awards Sales Person of the Year. Until recently she also worked remotely as a Back Office Assistant for a New York based investment firm for 9 years.

Roarke Morrison

Roarke Morrison

Director

Roake has been living in Palm Beach County since he was three years old. He attended the Benjamin School from preschool to the eighth grade and graduated from Cardinal Newman High School. When he was a child he became a competitive swimmer and then joined a surf team for Island Water Sports. He was nationally ranked in tennis when he was a junior in high school. He was also ranked in the top three tennis players in Florida. He attended the University of South Florida on a full tennis scholarship. His favorite hobbies are fishing, golfing, and spending time with his wife Keri and daughters Julia and Josie. Roarke is currently the president of R.K. Morrison and P.O.M. Performance Coatings as well as a director of the Live Like Jake Foundation.

Janis Evans

Janis Evans

Director

Janis was a high school Mathematics teacher at Palm Beach Gardens High School for twenty-eight years.  She was also head of the Math Department for about eight years.  She received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.  She was hired by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Florida as a computer-programmer following graduation from college.

She has three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.  She retired from teaching five years ago and now keeps busy with her grandchildren, substituting in local high schools, and helping with the Live Like Jake Foundation.

Aimee Burroughs

Aimee Burroughs

Director

Aimee started her journey in Palm Beach County when she attended Palm Beach Atlantic University after growing up in Maine.  She graduated From Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Communications. Years spent residing in Palm Beach County has afforded Aimee the opportunity to become a trusted authority in Palm Beach real estate, and an invaluable resource to buyers and sellers alike.  She is partnered up with Sutter and Nugent Real Estate.

Aimee is an active member of the Live Like Jake Foundation, chairing their annual 5K run/walk in May and all other functions LLJ holds.  Aimee is a devoted wife to her husband Patrick, who is a Palm Beach County Firefighter and a mother of three beautiful children.

Heather Laughlin

Heather Laughlin

Director

Heather worked in the legal field as a paralegal and in the real estate and title industry for over 15 years before becoming the managing member of HRL Enterprises, LLC.  She is, first and foremost, a wife and a mother to three beautiful children as well as an advocate for many important political and social causes.  Her passion for God and helping others is what drives her every day.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Live Lake Jake Foundation.  She also serves as the Treasurer for the Susan G. Komen Foundation South Florida Chapter and on the Advisory Council for the Place of Hope

Cathy Schmidt

Cathy Schmidt

Director

Cathy was born and raised in New Jersey but over 20 years ago made Palm Beach Gardens her permanent residence. She keeps herself extremely busy with pulling the community together to raise awareness for drowning prevention and has been a part of the Live Like Jake Committee since 2013 and is also a full time Loan Partner with Inlet Mortgage.

Aside from her dedicated professional career she enjoys raising her two little girls and being a wife to her husband of 10 years. When she is not busy with work, family or the Foundation you can find her cheering on her favorite football team the Indianapolis Colts.

Stacy Van Santen

Stacy Van Santen

Director

Stacy resides in North Palm Beach with her husband and three children.  After having her first child, she decided to enroll her in ISR Self-Rescue swim lessons.  She immediately witnessed the value of this program and became an instructor in 2008.  Prior to teaching the ISR swim lessons, she earned an A.S. degree in veterinary technology as well as a B.S. degree in interior design.  She also has an OUPV captain’s license.  She joined forces with the Live Like Jake Foundation in order to further her mission of preventing childhood drownings.