Scott Brooks
Board Member

Scott Brooks is an American professional basketball coach, currently head coach of the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and a former professional basketball player. Standing at 5’11”, or 1.80 meters, Brooks played the basketball position of point guard while playing collegiately at San Joaquin Delta College and Texas Christian University, before finishing his final two years at the University of California, Irvine.[1] He was inducted into UCI’s Hall of Fame in 2001. Before joining the Washington Wizards organization, Brooks was named an assistant to P.J. Carlesimo with the Seattle SuperSonics before the 2007-08 season, and followed the team to Oklahoma City as the Thunder after that season. Brooks was named interim coach for the rest of the season but on April 22, 2009; the Thunder dropped the “interim” from Brooks’ title and named him the 15th head coach in Sonics/Thunder history. Brooks got off to one of the best starts for a rookie head coach in recent NBA history. He led the Thunder to the playoffs in his first five full seasons with the team. He was named the 2009-2010 NBA Coach of the Year after leading the Thunder to a 50-win season and the 8th seed in the Western Conference for the playoffs, a 28-win increase over the previous season. In 2012 he led the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals, where they eventually lost to the 2012 NBA Champions, the Miami Heat. On February 11, 2012, Brooks was named the Western Conference All-Star Coach for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida.  On January 29, 2014, Brooks was named the Western Conference All-Star Coach for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. Brooks finished his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2015. Brooks also spent the 2006-07 season as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings. His NBA coaching career began with the Denver Nuggets as an assistant coach under George Karl from 2003-06.  Brooks had an 11-year (1988-99) playing career in the NBA with Philadelphia, Minnesota, Houston, Dallas, New York, Cleveland and the Los Angeles Clippers. Brooks was a member of the 1993-94 NBA Champion Houston Rockets.  A native of Lathrop, California, Brooks began his collegiate career at Texas Christian University then transferred to San Joaquin Delta College for his second season before spending his final two years at UC Irvine, where he averaged 23.8 points per game as a senior. See: http://www.nba.com/wizards/


Garth DeFelice
Board Member

Garth DeFelice…is an Umpire in the National Football League. He was selected to join the NFL in 1998 after 10 seasons in the NCAA’s Western Athletic Conference where he worked the 1997 Florida Citrus Bowl and 1998 Cotton Bowl games. During his 12 years in the NFL he has worked a playoff game every year eligible and was awarded Super Bowl XL in 2006 between the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In each of the last seven seasons DeFelice has been assigned to work with a new Referee helping to break-in the league’s future officiating leaders. DeFelice is a native of San Diego, California where he began officiating Pop Warner, High School and Small College Football in 1981.


Mario Jaramillo
Operations Manager

Mario Jaramillo volunteers and participates in the daily operations of Give Back 2 God. Being involved in this great program extends the hands of God to many people who are in need.

Hope to reach as many stomachs as possible with our almonds.


John Gostomski
Board Member/Packing & Shipping

John Gostomski donates his time as Board Member to ensure that all almond donations going to recipients are packaged with care and delivered to the various location throughout the USA.

Mr. Gostomski believes his efforts for the cause of assisting in the easing of hunger pains felt by so many in the USA through Give Back 2 God will only scratch the surface to nourish the minds and bodies of so many in need across the USA so he challenges everyone who comes to & views Give Back 2 God’s web site to please join us in the fight against hunger.


Lee Kimmel

Lee Kimmel has been in the accounting business for 17 years and became a CPA in 2004.  Mr. Kimmel became partner of a very large CPA firm (Mellon, Johnson & Reardon) in 2007.  Mellon, Johnson & Reardon is considered one the top CPA firm in Southern California.  In October 2013, Mr. Kimmel started his own firm (Kimmel & Associates) and has been providing a wide array of accounting, taxation, IRS & Franchise Tax Board audits and business advisory services to clients in numerous industries.  Kimmel & Associates has maintained relationships with the successor generations of our original clients and attribute the exceptional longevity of our relationships to our commitment to our clients by providing personalized service while adhering to the highest level of ethical and professional standards.  email: LKimmelCPA@gmail.com


Mike Kooyman
Board Member

Mike Kooyman is a second generation almond farmer who has been a part of the almond industry for over 40 years. Mr. Kooyman is an entrepreneur and principle of several companies in California.  (See:http://www.madiks.com/)



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