Osceola County Sheriff Foundation, Inc. has applied to be a public 501 (c) (3) organization formed to bring together charitable donors, community leaders and non profit organizations in support of, and to encourage, non-tax based philanthropic efforts for the benefit of Osceola County Sheriff's Office Deputies, employees and their families and innovations in crime fighting. All with the goal of enhancing Sheriff's Office services and to enhance the quality of life by reducing crime and the fear of crime throughout Osceola County.
THANK YOU TO OUR DEDICATED LEADERS
Our Board Members
Paul Owen, ChairmanServed as Osceola County Commissioner from 2000-2008.
James Dicks, PresidentJames Dicks is the President & CEO of DIX Developments.
Lisa Owen, Treasurer
A licensed real estate agent with La Rosa Realty - Commercial
Scott Prewitt, SecretaryScott Prewitt is Real Estate Broker with over 30 years
of experience in real estate sales and development. Scott’s family has been involved in developing real estate in Osceola County, FL since the mid 1970’s. His father was one of the original brokers working alongside Bob Kingsland in assembling the parcels to develop Disney World.
As Vice President of DIX Developments, LLC, Scott is currently managing a 1000 acre land portfolio worth more than 54 million dollars. The portfolio includes the Vive on Eola, a 13 story, 144 unit studio apartment building in downtown Orlando, FL, Roan Bridge, a 1224 unit mixed use project in St Cloud, FL, Crystal Ridge a 900 unit residential project in Lacanto, FL, Southern Pines, a 160 unit residential project in Brooksville, FL, and a 900 unit residential project in the Black Diamond Ranch community in Hernando County.
Scott has been married for 32 years to his wife Lisa and has two children. Scott is an Elder at Wekiva Presbyterian Church in Longwood Florida, he is also an Honorary Sheriff’s Deputy in both Seminole and Osceola counties for his service on their county sheriff foundations, and he is a recipient of the Seven Seals Award presented by the Department of Defense for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America in the Nation Guard and Reserve.
Robert C. KingslandRobert is a lifelong resident of Central Florida,
John Arie Sr.Founder and President Fun Spot America Theme Parks
Jay LeonardOver 30+ years of experience in all aspects of hotel operation for
Matthew MeyersMatthew Meyers is the Executive Vice President of Star Island
He has been a guest speaker at the American Resort Development Association World Conference, the Direct Booking Summit, and HOA Insights seminars. An ARDA World Award finalist, Mr. Meyers has been published in numerous hospitality magazines such as Resort Trades and the Vacation Industry Review. After being pre-selected into the prestigious Yale Directed Studies Program with only 100 other freshman students, Matthew received his B.A. from Yale University as a double major in Economics and Philosophy.
After Yale, Matthew continued his education at Harvard University where he earned a Master’s degree. After graduation, he worked several years in Hollywood for an Oscar winning producer before moving to Kissimmee in 2014. Matt currently supports the Kiwanis Club of Homestead-South Dade, New Hope for Kids, and the David Posnack JCC at the Baer Family Early Childhood Learning Center at Temple Bat Yam in Fort Lauderdale benefiting early childhood, camp and programs for those with developmental disabilities.
When he isn’t in the office, Matthew lives in Lake Nona’s Laureate Park with his beautiful wife Cassandra and his two dogs Teddy Roosevelt and Leto.
R. C. Crotty, Jr.CEO for Hallmark Pool and Spa World. In 1980 relocated to
Tom FranklinTom Franklin, Sr. Serves on Osceola County’s
Pastor Edwin RamirezPastor Edwin Ramirez-Beltran was born in the city of Manati
Dusty CalderonDusty was part of the brokerage team who recently sold the Green Island Ranch
Dusty has been trailing cattle on a horse and working on ranches since he was old enough to sit on the saddle. As a 6th-generation Floridian, one of the Partin pioneering family in Osceola County, Dusty has a lifetime of solid networking throughout Florida. He went to college at McNeese State University on a bull riding scholarship and was 3rd in the southern region intercollegiate ranks in Bull riding for 2 years running.
Dusty is a member of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Silver Spurs Riding Club, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and National Audubon Society. He is a lifetime member of American Bucking Bull, Inc. (ABBI) and a Professional Bull Riders (PBR) stock contractor. Additionally, Dusty is a founding board member for the Harmony Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer League, and a past member of Osceola County Lakes Advisory Committee.
Dusty enjoys spending time with his family like his Cowboy ancestors. It’s in his blood to be working cows & breaking colts, rodeoing, hunting, and fishing. Dusty and his wife, Lucrecia, have been married since 1994 and have three children and a granddaughter. They attend City of Life church in Kissimmee, Florida.
Dusty Calderon is a Senior Advisor at SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate Oct 2019 - Present
Rocking DC Land & Cattle Rocking DC Land & Cattle Jan 2011 - Present
Bob GeeslinBob Geeslin is the current Director of Security Walt Disney
Future Board MemberMore to follow
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Our Advisory Board
SHERIFF MARCOS R. LOPEZSheriff Marcos Lopez became Sheriff of Osceola County on January 5, 2021.
Chief Deputy John A. HaydelHe has served with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office for over 32 years.
Don Prewitt, Chair EmeritusEducation: University of Miami Business Experience: 45 Years Land Development
Joe NunziataJoe Nunziata is the Co-CEO of FBC Mortgage, LLC. Joe served as CEO and President
Terry HadleyMr. Hadley is a graduate of the University of Florida Law School,
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Osceola County Sheriff Foundation, Inc. is a public 501 (c) (3) organization and formed to bring together charitable donors, community leaders and non profit organizations in support of, and to encourage, non-tax based philanthropic efforts for the benefit of Osceola County Sheriff's Office Deputies, employees and their families and innovations in crime fighting. All with the goal of enhancing Sheriff's Office services and to enhance the quality of life by reducing crime and the fear of crime throughout Osceola County.