As The LIME Foundation continues to grow and evolve, so does our team! Our Founder, Letitia Hanke, has a special announcement:
“I am so excited to announce the new President of The LIME Foundation, Marco Guerra. Marco is ready to lead us on our journey and he shares the same deep passion that I have for LIME. There are exciting times in store for LIME in the next couple of months and I can’t think of a better person to lead. Please welcome Marco Guerra!”
– Letitia Hanke, Founder/Executive Director
“When not volunteering my time to the LIME Foundation, I serve as the Branch Manager in the Santa Rosa, CA office for RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation. Business development, coaching, loan origination and production are among my chief responsibilities. With 32 years of mortgage lending experience, I have seen numerous market cycles and utilize this experience to help my friends, clients and referral partners navigate today’s mortgage market opportunities.
As the saying goes ‘knowledge is power,’ I believe in empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions for themselves and their families – thereby helping them maximize their own aspirations and achieve more – a shared belief with the LIME Foundation.
I studied at the University of California, Davis and reside in wonderful Sonoma County California with my wife and family. My favorite ways to relax are cooking for friends and family, and traveling to see all the beauty and culture this world provides. These are pastimes that I attribute to my amazing parents. As the son of a full-time working mother and a Korean War veteran father, I grew up with a reverence and a calling for service to others. This dogma was further honed through my 12 years of parochial school. To ‘love your neighbor as yourself’ and ‘assisting those less fortunate’ are always in the forefront of all that I do.
This is why I was so impressed with Letitia Hanke and the mission of the LIME Foundation. From my first discussion with Letitia 5 years ago, I have been an ardent supporter of the programs and the LIME Foundation team. One of our first fund raisers was to convert a client appreciation event into a Chili Cook-Off, in order to help bring awareness and funds to the Foundation’s valuable programs. The event gained popularity each year and was so much fun to host. From that point, my advocacy for the LIME Foundation continued to grow and I was enthusiastic to join the Board of Directors approximately 3 years ago.
While serving on the Board of Directors, I have seen first-hand the level of commitment and dedication to our youth by everyone involved. From such a small core team many lives have been forever changed – Young adults have started careers and inspired others in their families and communities to do the same; Elderly adults have learned how to better care for themselves nutritionally and new skills to maintain their physical and mental health; and, those with self-esteem issues, or have been bullied, have found an outlet to express themselves through the arts.
For these reasons, and many more, that I am honored and humbled to have been elected to serve as the 2022-2024 Lime Foundation Board President. I do not take this stewardship lightly. I look forward to continuing the strong tradition set forth previously of compassionately listening to diverse points of view, pulling from shared experiences, and challenging paradigms while at the same time bringing others together to collectively achieve more. Those tenets have served the LIME Foundation well. I strive to do the same.
‘Live well by doing good; treat others with integrity and respect; love with all of your heart; and have fun along the way.'”
– Marco Guerra, President