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Tim A. Carone President/Director of Operations

Timothy A. Carone is the President and Director of The Team Carone Foundation. Mr. Carone is a well-known figure in the northwest communities having spent his entire life here. Formerly a Public Works Superintendent for the Village of Prairie Grove and most recently a Sr. Project Manager at Terra Technologies LLC. Mr. Carone is recognized as a behind-the- scenes collaborator, able to get things done in the community through collective participation. His breadth and depth of knowledge of the local community and its dynamics is a reason why Team Carone has been successful in raising funds locally and directing those funds for local use even though the Foundation leverages resources throughout the nation to fulfill its mission. Mr. Carone met his wife while both were students at Cary-Grove High School and were married in 2004.

Jennifer Cruz Director Treasurer & Secretary

Jennifer Cruz is the Director of Treasury and Secretary for this great foundation. Jennifer along with her husband Vince are raising 4 children who all attend Cary schools. Jennifer actively supports all of her children’s activities, fosters their growth and ensures they have a sense of community. Jennifer also volunteers with the CRHP ministry at Saints Peter and Paul.

Professionally, Jennifer is a Vice President of North American Client Services – Operations at Discover Financial Services where she leads a team of 100+ Professionals ensuring the team provides premier service along with continuous delivery of an always on payment network for every customer where ever, whenever, however. She has known the Carone family for over 25 years and her husband’s family has a strong and rich history with the Carone family. Making them Framily.

Bob Wagner Director of Operations

Bob is a born and raised in Cary-Grove Trojan and still lives in the area with his wife and three children. Bob is active in the Cary-Grove community sitting on the governing board of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and active in Cary youth sports.

Professionally, Bob focuses on evaluating debt and equity investments in domestic healthcare companies. Currently as a Senior Vice President at Golub Capital and previously at General Electric Capital Corp. (GE Capital). Bob has been referred to as a "college sports bigamist" enjoying split Big-10 sports allegiances, having earned a B.S. from University of Illinois in economics (go Illini!) and an M.B.A. and J.D. from University of Wisconsin (on Wisconsin!). He has known the Carone family for over 25 years and is honored and excited to be a part of the Team Carone Foundation.

Tony Colatorti Director of Operations

Hello! My name is Tony Colatorti. I am 46 years old and live in Crystal Lake IL. I have a loving wife and 3 beautiful children. I have owned and operated Cucina Bella, an Italian restaurant in Algonquin, for 13 years. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing & having a friendship with Tim Carone for almost 10 years. Throughout the years, Rick frequented my restaurant and loved our grilled calamari! When asked to cater for the Shut Down Cancer fundraiser, I was more than happy to contribute for this amazing cause. I whole heartedly feel strongly for this organization and what it does and stands for. I would like to contribute more than just the food I cater. I am honored to be a part of the Team Carone Foundation and look forward to helping create a legacy 5 years and counting, all in memory of Rick and his legacy he’s left behind.

Sarah Waylock Key Advisor to the Board, Marketing & Promotions

Sarah Waylock is the Marketing Director of the Team Carone Foundation. Growing up in Fox River Grove, and attending Cary-Grove High School. While there, she excelled in athletics and received the Player of the Year award in 2007. She pursued her love of Softball and went on to help win a national title while playing for Heatland College in Normal IL. She Graduated from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC with a major in Organizational Communications with a concentration in Journalism. After graduation Sarah got a job in Brand Management and began her career. Sarah handles everything from promotional products & Events for Team Carone Foundation to auction items for the #ShutDownCancer Music Fest. Sarah joined Team Carone Foundation in 2015 by reaching out to Rick. She now works for Discover Financial Services. She encourages everyone to help with any cause in any way they can!

Kristi Devert Board Advisor, Promotions

Kristi grew up in Northern California. She was a 3 letter varsity athlete in HS (soccer, track, basketball) She played for the US Under 16, Us Under 20 and US women's National Team. Kristi played Division 1 soccer at Santa Clara University and Pepperdine University. Graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Peppperdine. Coached and taught collegiately  at Cal Poly. Became a trainer for top athletes in So Cal working under former US Men's National Team Captain Carlos Bocanegra. That job lead to a position at Under Armour where she was in charge of Quality. Kristi is currently raising 4 kids and starting my own brand VERT.

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