Santa Dan Gallagher President/Founder Dan Gallagher worked in various managerial positions with corporate America for over 17 years. He is now retired and has been a professional real bearded Santa since 2009. He has attended several Santa schools and workshops over the years to help him be the best Santa he can be, especially towards children with special needs. SSK is truly a mission of the heart as he received and answered his calling to work closely with Children with Special Needs. He contributes all income made from appearing as a Santa to his Special Needs Non Profit organization, SSK, that he created and organized. As a christian, he knows the importance for all children to feel loved, special, needed, and cared for.
Santa Danny Herold II Vice President Danny is a professional real bearded 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 is able and willing to step up to all responsibilities and wear many hats (not just a Santa hat!) 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. He holds multiple licenses pertaining to investment and retirement planning. After graduation, Val launched his career in North Florida, where he began his finance career with a fortune 500 company as a Credit Manager. After a few years Val left the banking industry to become a partner for a start-up company specializing in the energy sector. Four years after that the firm completed a successful sale. It was this event that led Val back to his passion of helping people in the banking industry. Val is married to his beautiful wife Traci and has two awesome children Hannah, Hunter and can’t forget his loyal friend Georgia the Chocolate lab.