a universal scale, Linda is very active in the Susan G. Komen Foundation. As a
two-time breast cancer survivor, she is a large advocate for awareness and
seeking support for both victims and family members alike. She marked her fifth
year cancer free in 2009. She will continue to promote and sponsor awareness,
while assisting our Valley events, like October’s Race for the Cure, with her
remarkable outlook on life!
David Van Gelder/CFO - David has owned his
owned business since he was 19 years old when he partnered with his father to
service Valley residents at a local garage. Many years have since passed and
now he is the founder and owner of VG & Associates, ALPHA’s parent company,
since 1985. What started as a small business quickly grew into a successful
indoor environmental company. Over the past 25 years, David has worked with
multiple government agencies and Valley businesses and homeowners to restore
and maintain their indoor health and has received over 30 certifications.
Upon starting ALPHA,
David also received his certification from AACM as Certified Arizona
Association Manager. He is dedicated to the financial health of not just ALPHA,
but of their communities as well. He consistently brings financial awareness to
each association’s manager and board of directors. Additionally, he strives to
work with homeowners to educate them about the purpose of an association and
the importance of timely payment of assessments.
For the past decade
David has worked with our Valley youth and their parents through schools,
churches and local neighborhood businesses educating them on the safety,
camaraderie, and competition of racing. Drag racing is a favorite pastime of
David’s, and many years ago he wanted to share his knowledge and passion for
the sport with children, having two young daughters of his own at the time.
What started as an educational series for career day at his daughters’ school,
swiftly turned into a safety lecture about vehicles, off-road vehicles,
bicycles and even pogo sticks! His daughter is now 21, yet he still is invited
back every year for this exciting and informative lecture (he brings the
dragster for show too)!