The Leadership Team of the BumbleBee Foundation
The Leadership Team of the BumbleBee Foundation
Jason Donatini serves as the BumbleBee Foundation’s President and is also the Co-Founder. After graduation Jason began studying political science but left to pursue a career in the HVAC industry while simultaneously completing hiscertification in an apprentice training program. Jason is currently the Vice President for Vision Mechanical Services.
The BumbleBee foundation was born of Jason’s vision as he and his wife were so moved by the outpouring of love and support from friends, family and community when their son Jarren was diagnosed with liver cancer. In part of his role in the foundation Jason has a fervent desire to support fathers of pediatric cancer children. He is a passionate Christian and a devoted husband and father who enjoys cooking, golf, and traveling.
Co-Founder Heather serves as BumbleBee’s Executive Director, aka Queen Bee. She is a Liberal Studies graduate from Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to BumbleBee, she worked as an Executive Assistant for many years at a Graduate University of Medical Sciences before quitting to be a stay at home mom with the arrival of first son, Jarren. After Jarren’s passing, Heather and her husband Jason created the BumbleBee Foundation to assist other families on their cancer journey.
Heather is grateful to have the opportunity to run the foundation’s day-to-day operations and enjoys being able to share love and hope with cancer kids that become a part of her “family.” Heather is still a very involved stay-at-home mom to two more blessings that bring much love and grace. She is as passionate about her faith in Christ as she is about her family and BumbleBee.
Jade Molina is BumbleBee Foundation’s Vice President. He has over twenty years experience as a small business owner, professional strength coach, private fitness consultant, and motivational speaker. Today, Jade is actively involved in youth education, coaching and organizational leadership.
He is a highly sought after speaker, performance coach, and professional consultant in the fields of entrepreneurship, health, fitness, and human performance.
Curtis Scheetz is the founder and owner of Total Environmental Management, Inc., a leader in the HVAC industry. After obtaining his AS in Heating, Ventilation and Cooling from Cypress College, Mr. Scheetz entered his profession on the ground floor, working in a stock room and later as a Controls Application Engineer. Mr. Scheetz’s passion for his industry combined with an astute ability to think outside the box led him to found TEM in 1985 as a way to provide emergency and temporary HVAC services lacking in the industry at that time. Today the company has the largest inventory of any HVAC rental company on the West Coast.
Mr. Scheetz is passionate about community service and fund raising. He currently volunteers for The Millers Children and Women’s Hospital of Long Beach and also Serving People in Need (SPIN) – an organization that helps homeless individuals in Orange County. He an advocate for Cypress College, his alma mater, where he helps fundraise and promote the school’s stellar HVAC program. He is also a regular blood and platelet donor and now a proud Board Member of the Bumble Bee Foundation.
Mr. Scheetz has been married to his lovely and beautiful wife, Jill, an Interior Designer, for 42 years and is the proud father of a son, Curtis and daughter Natalie both of whom live with their families in the Southern California area.
Mike Hale came to BumbleBee after serving for five years as an Executive Board member for a charity foundation that raised money for kids with cancer and other terminal illnesses. During his tenure he created and managed events, volunteers, and worked to raise funds for projects aimed at supporting the children. In 2017, the charity decided they had accomplished their goals and it was time to help other charities meet theirs and that’s when he found BumbleBee. Mike was thrilled to find another nonprofit that shared in similar aspirations and goals.
Mike has a passion for charity and enjoys working with philanthropic individuals and organizations who are looking to contribute to their communities. He also passionate about sports and played baseball and football from a early age to semi-professional. Mike coached girls softball getting and his teams made championships several times in 6 years. Additionally, he’s exploring a new hobby in acting and will be featured as a detective in an upcoming film, “Trade”.
Amy grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Thousand Oaks to attend college at California Lutheran University. She earned her BA in Liberal Arts, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Masters in Educational Administration. She spent 17 years in public education as a teacher and administrator. Having had pediatric cancer kiddos as an educator, she continues to pursue her passion for kids with BumbleBee as the Vice President of of Operations and is affectionately known as the “BEEkeeper.”
Amy and her husband Robert recently married in May 2019 and together they enjoy golfing, going to Disneyland, and adventures with their pup, Sammy.
Christopher M. Dukes was born on July 19 in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Omaha Bryan High school and got his degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1994. He moved to Los Angeles in February 1995 and got his SAG card on an HBO movie of the month starring Tom Berenger soon thereafter. Christopher later branched out in the late 90’s and early 2000s into the stunt world. He performed in a number of live shows, television and films as a stunt performer
More recently, Christopher is known for his work on Mission Save Her (2016), Fresh Off the Boat (2017) and Between Us (2012). Christopher is also a successful financial planner with over 500 clients across the LA area.