Santa Keith Carson President/CEO Keith Carson is a retired police officer, and his worked in public safety his entire adult life. He is now retired and has been a professional Santa portrayer since 2005. He has attended several Santa schools and workshops over the years to help him be the best Santa he can be, especially where it concerns children with special needs. Keith took over SSK when its Founder, Dan Gallagher announced his retirement.
Santa Danny Herold II Vice President Danny is a professional Santa, and has worked with children of all ages for over 17 years. He has a proven track record as a Santa with a big heart. As Santa and a Christian, he has a mission to help all children, especially those with special needs. He also has good leadership skills to support the SSK cause in a very positive manner. As VP he can step up to all handle all responsibilities and wear many hats to ensure the success of SSK.
Denise Carey-Gallagher Secretary Denise has over 30 years of management experience in corporate America and is now retired. Being part of a non-profit organization helping children with special needs now allows her to put those managerial and leadership skills to work and give back to the community. Helping children with special needs was always a gift even when growing up; therefore, SSK support meets her lifelong goal of helping others.
Maggie Terry Sponsorship Coordinator Maggie is an enthusiastic board certified behavior analyst with a passion for all people with special needs. She works as an in-home, clinic, and school based behavior analyst for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Her skill set is vital to SSK as she is able to reach out to potential sponsors and identify families that may truly need SSK support or assistance for normal and happy living. Maggie's goal is to help the community see how individuals with special needs can play an important and vital role in our society.
Val Janschutz Val Janschutz is a Vice President and Premier Banker at SunTrust Bank in Ormond Beach, Florida. Val is a graduate of Florida State University, where he received a BS in Information Science. After graduation, Val launched his career in North Florida, where he began his finance career with a fortune 500 company. Val's passion is helping people in the banking industry. Val is married, and has two awesome children, and a Chocolate lab.