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Meet The Team


Ashley has been a volunteer with Waves of Impact in Galveston, TX since April 2013. Ashley's years of dedication to our organization and experience leading and serving various non-profit organizations, make her an asset as a foundational team member.

She has been surfing since 2011 and most frequently rides an 8'4" performance SUP.  Her favorite memory from volunteering was having the chance to surf with both of her cousins who are quadrapalegic. "Surfing and experiencing the ocean is a blessing that should be shared with everyone.  I'm grateful to have the opportunity to share my passion with our youth and veteran campers." 

Ashley Arce
Development Director

Board Of Directors


Keith Lovgren has been serving his country for almost 20 years. He began as a US Marine and served 5 years on active duty. While overseas in Japan, he and several other Marines & Sailors organized monthly sports clinics for the children at a  local orphanage. It was his first foray into organizing community events.


After his honorable discharge, he continued his service, most notably volunteering with Surfers Healing, the original creator of free surf camps for kids with special challenges. 7 years later, he co-founded Waves Of Impact with Josh Harper. 


He's proud that Waves Of Impact has spread the joy of surfing to over 4,000 kids and more than 140 wounded veterans.


Josh Harper has a long history of helping those facing exceptional challenges in their lives experience the freedom of the ocean and the thrill of riding a wave. He first saw the incredible impact the ocean can have while volunteering to surf with children with autism and other special needs. Over the years Josh has helped share his passion of surfing with thousands of kids and hundreds of wounded Veterans who wouldn’t have had the chance to ride on a surfboard without his dedication to making a difference, one wave a a time.


Tom Swanecamp

Tom has been very active in the nonprofit community for many years; he has worked with the Newport Beach Sport Museum to reach at-risk children and teens, has been a strong advocate for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, and also served on the Board of Director for Kids Cancer Connection from 1998-2002. He contributes to the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club by supplying computers and technical services to their recreation room.

In 2002, Tom was one of the first to join the Board of Directors for Miracles for Kids and continues to be an active member for the past ten years. In 2010, Tom orchestrated Stand Up Paddle and Surf Camps for Children’s Hospital Orange County patients this program allows 100 plus outpatient children, their siblings, and their parents to escape from their daily routine of trips to the hospital and treatments and enjoy a day at the beach.

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