Ann's Angels AWF
Is a 501c3 Public Nonprofit all Volunteer Team That Promotes a Healthy Active Life Style for Those Who are Challenged With Physical and Mental Disabilities.
The Lake House
This is the Lake House that we call home base. We host clinics in an adaptive friendly environment on lake jessie in Winter Haven Florida.
Our Board of Directors
John Lipscomb, President
John Lipscomb (AKA Johnny Diamond) currently lives in Orlando Florida and is married to DiAnna Lipscomb for 19 years.
John runs his own business as JD Diamond Photography and was one of the founders of the Diamond Water Ski Show Team in the 90's.
He has attended elementary through college in Orlando. He also worked in warehousing for 20 years and has been self employed for over 6 years.
John started volunteering with Disabled skiing in the late nineties with UCanSki2 on a limited basis as a driver but was hooked and by the early 2000's he was attending several events with Ann and working on ways to promote the sport. Oddly, that is were the art of Photography started and his break from main stream business started. He also uses his knowledge of photography and video to promote other nonprofits in Orlando and Winter Haven.
John started promoting through social media and found that the pictures that he took made a huge impact on how the rest of the world reacted to seeing what UCanSki2 was doing in Florida. Networking and videos came next and UCanSki2 would never be the same. Fully funded and in the black for the first time as an incorporated 501c3 was developed in 2010. the team did great things for the next 5 years.
John may not be able to Water ski anymore but he has stayed involved is Towed water sports and made a huge impact on the disabled water ski community as well as the Wakeboard world and looks to do the same with Ann's Angels AWF.
Steve Meschke, Vice President
Stephen (Steve) Meschke resides in Winter Haven Florida with his wife Jonna and varying numbers of children. (Currently 5 children live at home)
Steve married Jonna Greene Meschke in 2009. Blending her 6 children with his 5 children to form a large family.
He attended grammar and High schools in NJ, NV, NE, WA, FL. And then Studied Electrical Engineering at BYU – UT and FDU – NJ
Steve is currently employed at Coca-Cola as an engineer in the world’s largest Juice plant - producing about 1MM bottles per day. Previously, he has worked in Food and Beverage, Defense systems, Equipment manufacturing, Building Material Manufacturing, and Oil and Gas refining.
Steve served as a Missionary in Montana and is currently is a volunteer in the Orlando Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (Friday evenings) and was a volunteer Leader in Boy Scouts for a number of years.
Steve loves being on the water boating, sailing and skiing. He enjoys different kinds of skiing, with barefooting being his favorite. Barefoot skiing was also the way that Steve was introduced into disabled skiing through contacts with UCANSKI2’s head recruiter Gordy Anderson.
DiAnna Lipscomb, Secretary
DiAnna lived in Sarasota Florida and attended school there until she moved to Orlando in the 90's. She is married to John Lipscomb and currently works at Consumer Portfolio Services She has worked there for 19 years.
She participated in Sailors Circus during her School years and continued as a coach and ring master after high school developing her announcing skills and leadership skills as well.
DiAnna was a team member for the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Show Ski Club in the 90's and developed skills on the sound board with the equipment and announcing shows on stage and at major events including The National Show Ski Tournament where she developed characters and technical skills to help her announcing team to become one of the best teams in the nation.
She joined UCanSki2 in the late 90's and used her boat safety skills to help the UCanSki2 program to become one of the best programs in the country. She currently lends those same skills to our participants at Ann's Angels AWF as well as becoming a fully certified safety coordinator.
DiAnna has always loved the water whether it is the sandy shores of our gulf cost or the tranquil waters of our central Florida lakes. She likes to share them with friends and family Just as her friends and family did for her when she was younger in Sarasota Florida.
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