Directors

Lindsey Micelli, Auction Director

Lindsey Kaczmarski serves as Auction Director for Caddies 4 Cure where she manages the auction team: overseeing procurement, packaging, the online directory, onsite execution and event follow-up.  She prides herself on her ability to stay organized and her attention to detail.  Lindsey began volunteering for the organization in 2008 as Assistant to the V.P. of Operations and Marketing to gain experience in event planning.  She was so inspired by the work of Caddies 4 Cure that she decided to stay on to continue supporting northwest charities even while living in the Midwest.

 

Lindsey currently works as a preschool teacher, incorporating curriculum and managing a classroom of 12 four- to five-year-olds in preparation for kindergarten.  She is on-track to obtain her Masters in Elementary Education in 2014.  Prior to working in childcare, Lindsey interned in Publishing in New York City in 2006 and studied culture and history abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2008.  Throughout college, she worked in catering at the Metrodome for the Minnesota Vikings, Gophers and Twins’ season ticket holders.

 

Lindsey enjoys traveling, both domestically and internationally.  She has visited 11 European cities and 25 U.S. states.  After three years in Portland, Lindsey has recently moved back to MN to be closer to her family.  She is anxiously anticipating purchasing and remodeling her first home, completing her education and finalizing a documentary focused on her family.

 

Lindsey holds a BA in Communications and Design from the University of Minnesota.

 

Volunteer Committee members:

Alexis Miller

Trang Hamm

 

 

Kim Hensley, Auction Director

Kim Hensley serves as Auction Director for Caddies 4 Cure where she is in charge of coordinating and arranging the silent auction at A Night to Chip In. She has been volunteering for Caddies 4 Cure since 2009 and says she starting volunteering to “give back of my skills and talent, support an amazing cause that gives back locally and to support my friends.”

 

Kim is an owner of a business consulting firm and has two daughters, Marin and Addie. She holds a doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Montana. In her free time she enjoys her children’s activities, working out, skiing, wine and fun adventures.

 

 

Joseph DuChene, Director of Finance

Joseph DuChene serves as Director of Finance and is also the proud father of Caddies 4 Cure founder, Ryan DuChene.  He has assisted in fundraising efforts since 2002 and has volunteered in his current role for the past three years.  His responsibilities include yearly record maintenance; overseeing incoming and outgoing funds; writing checks and assisting in document preparation for fundraising, insurance, tax and all other required government documents.

 

Joseph remains actively involved in community volunteer programs, serving as former president of Education Plus (an Idaho non-profit), United Way organizer, Red Cross volunteer, Scout leader and baseball and basketball coach.

 

In his spare time, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife, Arlynn, and grandchildren Kaden and Landon.  He also takes advantage of the beauty and offerings of the Pacific Northwest, enjoying photography, playing golf and tennis and sipping Oregon wines.

 

 

Craig Havlinek, Wines & Spirits Director

Craig Havlinek began working for Caddies 4 Cure in 2009, shortly after meeting Joseph DuChene while working as a wine distributor.  He soon became actively involved in helping secure wine donations for Caddies 4 Cure.  Recently, he was appointed Director of Wine & Spirits and is now responsible for gathering all beverage donations for the organization’s annual event.

 

Craig’s wife, Angela, was diagnosed with MS in August 2011 – two years after he started volunteering for Caddies 4 Cure.  The organization hit closer to home.  His wife is doing well, undergoing treatment through OHSU, and Craig continues to be impressed by the efforts and success of Caddies 4 Cure noting, “This is a charity like no other and is 100 percent volunteer-driven.”

 

Craig has been in the wine industry for seven years, working as a Regional Manager for Del Rio Vineyards and also working for Young’s Market in Portland.  Prior to the wine industry, Craig worked 12 combined years in grocery retail and ended in a management position.

 

Craig enjoys camping, fly fishing, wine education and skiing.  He has been happily married to his wife since 2007 and they reside in the Portland area.

 

Craig’s educational background is in Business Management and Computer Science.

 

 

Devon Smith, Creative Director

Devon Smith serves as Creative Director for Caddies 4 Cure and is responsible for all graphic communication including the organization’s logo, website and marketing collateral.  He has been a supporter of Caddies 4 Cure since the first event at Langdon Farms and managed the organization’s rebrand six years ago.  He has been a Board member since 2005.

Devon has an extensive background in design, marketing and branding, spanning small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations.  He currently works as a graphic designer for Beyond Words Publishing where he specializes in print, packaging and promotional design.  Prior his current job, Devon spent eleven years in sports marketing for companies such as Nike.

Devon enjoys landscape photography, which he often combines with other outdoor pursuits including hiking and kayaking.  He finds the natural beauty of Oregon – particularly the Oregon coast, Mt. Hood, Silver Falls State Park and Smith Rock – provides ample opportunity to further explore new interpretations of “classic” photo shots.  He also enjoys travel and music – and knows a vast amount about pop culture, earning him the title “King of Useless Knowledge” by his friends.

Devon holds a BS in Design from the Art Institute of Portland and a BS in Marketing from University of Oregon.

 

 

Jeff Fossati, Junior Caddies Director

 

 

Meghan Schemmel, Auction Director

Meghan has been volunteering with Caddies 4 Cure since 2014, working on the online and event auction responsibilities and other operations. She started volunteering with Caddies as an intern. “I was looking for an internship with a small group and contribute to a good cause. I was so lucky to find Caddies.”

 

She graduated from the University of Portland with a degree in Operations Management and Spanish and currently works at Blount International doing Global project and Operations support. In her free time she enjoys cooking, skiing, hiking, Spanish, and watching documentaries.

 

 

Rachel Boucher, Director of Web and Social Media

Rachel executed the redesign of the website and keeps it updated throughout the year. She also creates content for Caddies 4 Cure’s social media platforms to cultivated social media presence. She entered her role in the Fall of 2015.

 

Rachel first got involved with Caddies 4 Cure when she received a scholarship in 2010. She has first hand experience in what Caddies does for the individuals it helps and wanted to get involved to do her part.

 

Rachel works as a Jr. Project Manager for Gallagher Designs in NW Portland.

 

Rachel was bit by the travel bug after spending two terms studying abroad in Florence, Italy and travels as much as she can. She spends her time hiking, skiing and pretty much enjoys any outdoor activity. She also is a soccer and basketball coach for Special Olympics Oregon.

 

Rachel recently graduated from Oregon State University where she received her B.S. in Marketing and a Visual Arts minor.

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