Ashton Volunteer Pool Board Bios
Sandy Strazza- President & Swim Team Chair
Sandy lives in Spencerville with her husband Steve, daughter Lorna and son Steven. Originally from Northern NJ, Sandy moved to the area after attending college in Washington, DC. Steve, originally from Towson, moved to the area after attending University of Maryland. The Strazzas have been members of Ashton Pool going on 9 years and the kids have been swimming for the Gators since joining.
Sandy’s favorite things at Ashton Pool are the friends the family has made over the years, the fun environment poolside and the beautiful setting to cool off on a hot summer day.
She joined the pool board 3 years ago as Secretary and Swim Team Representative and is now the President of the Board.
Tamer Issa- Vice President & Marketing Chair
Tamer lives in Ashton, MD with his wife Cheryl Issa, sons Jacob (14) and Ben (11), their dog Sylvie, and their cat Zoolander (Zoo). His family moved to Ashton in 2015. They have been members of the Ashton Pool since 2018. Tamer is self-employed as a physical therapist. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, golfing, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.
His top 3 things he loves about the Ashton Pool: the people, the privacy, and that it’s a great place to unwind on a summer afternoon.
Tamer has been on the board for 2 years and is Vice-President and Marketing Chair for 2021.
Jane Bornhorst- Secretary
Jane lives in Silver Spring near Cloverly with her husband Rick, son Hunter (9) and daughter Lena (7). She and her family have been members of the pool since 2017. They moved to Maryland from Northern Virginia in 2010. Originally, Jane and her husband are from Ohio. Jane is a preschool teacher and freelance writer. She enjoys reading, movies, walking, podcasts, and napping with her cat, Oscar.
She loves that the pool keeps her kids busy and provides fun times outside. She also enjoys running into friends at the pool and helping to plan social events.
Jane has been part of the volunteer pool board for one year and is the Secretary.
Melissa Popham- Treasurer
Marcia Munoz- Membership Chair
Marcia lives in Ashton with her husband Shawn, and three children. The Munoz family have been members of Ashton Pool since 2017. Marcia is a preschool special education teacher for MCPS. She enjoys exercising and hanging out with friends and family. She likes Ashton Pool because it is laid back and gives a beautiful landscape for her to hang out with friends. This is Marcia’s 5th year on the board at Ashton Pool. Marcia is the membership chair.
Deborah Stenger- Communications Chair
Deborah lives in Ashton with her husband and 3 kids, ALL teenagers! Deborah and her family have been members of the pool since 2009. Deborah loves the calm and nostalgic atmosphere of the Ashton pool and the kids love the snack bar, swim team, and hanging with friends. You can catch Deborah chatting with friends and members, drinking a Starbucks, or crocheting a baby blanket. Deborah has been on the board for several years and is currently Communications Chair.
Kim Zelo- Fundraising & Social Chair
Kim lives in Brinklow with her husband Ian and 4 kids - Marina (13), Ronan (10), and identical twins Isla and Sylvia (8). They moved to the area all the way from Seattle in the summer of 2017 and became members of the pool in 2018. Kim is a substitute teacher and PTA President at Sherwood ES. She enjoys gardening, reading, cooking and any adventure that gets her outdoors.
She chose Ashton because of its friendly, casual and welcoming atmosphere and loves knowing her family has a home away from home all summer.
Kim joined the board 2 years ago and enjoys planning activities, fundraising and assisting with the swim team.
Chris Hager - Member at Large
Ruth Vadlamani - Member at Large
Maureen Fox - Member at Large