Who we are

 

Jeffrey Worthington, President and CEO

Jeffrey Worthington graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with an Associates of Arts degree in 2005. He has dedicated the last five years to enhancing history for high school classrooms by collecting oral histories of WW II veterans for a documentary. He developed a keen understanding of teenage audiences by writing and directing short productions for a high school drama team which they performed for audiences across the Southwest. 

 

Dennis Worthington M.D., Vice President

Dr. Dennis Worthington graduated from Pacific Union College in 1972 with a triple major in chemistry, biology, and religion. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1976, then served on active duty in the U. S. Army  as a physician from 1977 to 1980 at Fort Gulick in the Panama Canal Zone. He has been a practicing physician for over 35 years, 25 years of those self-employed. He is a gastroenterologist in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

 

Rhonda Vincent, Treasurer 

Rhonda Vincent is Development Director of the ENMU-Ruidoso Foundation, which acquires private, philanthropic support to assist in creating educational opportunities at Eastern New Mexico University’s branch community college in Ruidoso.  Rhonda has a desire to pass on her passion of honoring our veteran heroes to today's youth, thus, she sees the iHistory WW2 video contest as a perfect vehicle by which to reach that goal. 

 

Loretta Worthington, Secretary

Loretta Worthington graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 as a Registered Physical Therapist from Loma Linda University School of Allied Health. From 1980 through 2003 she homeschooled two children through high school. She served as secretary for his Ruidoso Gastroenterology office for 10 years. Loretta has also assisted in interviewing and collecting dozens of oral histories of World War II veterans. She is proud of her Hispanic heritage and continues to research her family genealogy as a hobby. 


Kyle Saylors, Director

Kyle Saylors recently directed the network TV prime-time series for FOX Sports & Red Bull, entitled "The Gamebreaker", with NFL guest stars, Reggie Bush and Demarcus Ware.  Other projects include, Firestone Presents: My Finish Line, an exclusive inside the Indy 500, with special guests Mario Andretti and Eric Close ("Without a Trace"). The theatrically released "Kimjongilia", which was finalist at Sundance Film Festival where it had its World Premiere, followed by over 30 major festivals, including winning "Best Film of 2010" at One World Festival.  Saylors has also worked on projects airing on: PBS, MTV, BET, NBC Sports, FOX, Family Net, Documentary Channel, Trinity Broadcasting, USA Network, screenings at US Capitol/ European Parliament. 

 

David Vixie, Director

David Vixie has taught in the class room for over 30 years and is known for his creative teaching methods. Vixie has received numerous teaching awards including the 2004 Wells Fargo Teacher of the Year award and Walt Disney’s prestigious Teacher of the Year award in 2005. He is currently an 8th-grade Humanities teacher in Paradise California. 

 

Sandra Beck, Director

Sandra Beck graduated from Northwestern University with both her undergraduate in Journalism and her graduate degree in Advertising. For the past five years she has hosted Military Mom Talk Radio a show dedicated to exploring issues, benefits, programs and interviewing experts pertaining to the specialist needs of the military family.  She also has been awarded over 20 Commander's Awards by the United States Marine Corps and has been a military contractor for over 10 years. She will bring a unique military perspective to the foundation and increase it's reach and goals through her connections.