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Community Leaders – Dale & Diane Tinline

By Rob Ray Brazell

Dale and Diane have been Fran Nixon’s, R2W Missions Operations Manager (MOM’s) extraordinary neighbors for decades.  Diane is a property manager who introduced us to Peter Cornell’s daughter, Amy, last year who in turn helped us demonstrate the R2W House concept in Florida.  Diane has also helped MOM with an array of chores over the years — one heck of a friend.

Dale is a Marine in the Blue Angels (retired) and a former logistics expert in the home renovation industry.

He frequently mowed MOM’s lawn and trimmer her trees (not just one or two!), and completed several home improvements for her out of the kindness of his heart.  He’s kept a watchful eye over MOM’s property for a long time and connected her electricity to their power generator after Hurricane Charley devastated the entire community.  MOM could not have survived in the sweltering heat otherwise.  Like Don Ellis and Karen Bordner in Colorado, Dale and Diane renew my faith in humanity.  As my father would say (WWII Marine), “They’re a rare breed,” and I am deeply grateful.

Good neighbors = community leaders.

Dale and Diane Tinline

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Community Leaders – Karen Bordner & Don Ellis

For decades, Karen and Don have made time in their busy schedules to pick up and forward the mail, water plants, and care for my home when I was traveling.  They have also conducted multiple home repairs for me over the decades, and cared for me when I was too ill to take care of myself.  Even after they moved several miles away.  Over the decades, they have also given a loving home to several elderly dogs including greyhounds rescued from racing tracks.  Hearts of gold!

Don was an award winning radio personality who broadcast nationwide for years.  Karen was a highly successful marketing executive for years — you should see their wall of Platinum records!  Today, they own and operate KD Residential Investments, Inc.

Karen served on R2W Board of Directors.  She is also a Life Member of the Board of Directors, Colorado State University Alumni Association, and has served as R2W’s principal Point Of Contact with multiple organizations.  Both Don and Karen advise R2W about R2W House (R2W Village) and our Service Learning Internships program for Home Restoration.  Soul restoration.

More than once, my father said, “They are a rare breed”. Karen and Don renew my faith in humanity.  They make me aware of how wonderful our community is and I am deeply grateful.

Good neighbors = community leaders.

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Dale and Diane Tinline

Community Leaders – Good Neighbors

By Rob Ray Brazell

Good neighbors are community leaders. I am grateful for those who have demonstrated so much loving support over the decades. Thank you!

Dale & Diane Tinline 
Port Charlotte, Florida

Dale and Diane Tinline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Bordner & Don Ellis 
Boulder, Colorado.