Board of Directors

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President – Krista Wilson

Krista Wilson is President of The Colon Club’s Board of Directors and a HUGE colorectal cancer advocate. You may know her by her blue tutu that she wears and carries with her everywhere she goes! While previously working at a colorectal surgeon’s office, Krista put into operation the company’s passion to educate the community, as well as primary care physicians, about colorectal cancer. Her colon-related creativity is unmatched, and she is known throughout the community as “Colon Girl.” Krista consistently delivers new creative educational projects such as the Captain Colon cartoon series, “Wipe Out Colorectal Cancer” toilet paper, “Flush Out” Cancer & Other Diseases, and the in between innings game, Pluck the Polyp, at her local Frontier Baseball team, The Otters. Krista has assisted with the Colondar Photo shoot since 2007 and she lives in Evansville, Indiana, with her three daughters, two dogs, a miniature pig (that is now 85 lbs.) and a bunny!

 

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Marty Andrews

Marty was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer in May of 2009 at the age of 33. Shortly after his diagnoses he learned of the Colon Club and finally felt like he was not alone. Seeing all the other people under 50 and reading their stores brought hope and a desire to fight his battle.  He vowed to himself that if he won his battle he would apply to be in the Colondar. Marty made good on his promise and applied to be in the 2014 Colondar. He was selected and featured as Mr. July.  The experience the Colon Club provided Marty was a sense of feeling “normal” again. Marty says that he can never repay the Colon Club for what they have given to him.  He feels very passionate about supporting the organization and giving someone else the same opportunity he feels so blessed to have received. In his professional life Marty has had a longstanding career in retail and is a Director of Loss Prevention and Risk Management. He is originally from the Seattle area but relocated to Southern California in 2002 where he still resides today.

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Treasurer – Chris Wills

Chris found The Colon Club’s website and the Colon Talk message board in the summer of 2009, shortly after his wife, Staci, was diagnosed with Stage III rectal cancer at age 32. Since her diagnosis, he’s been an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness and education, and he and Staci (Miss October in the 2012 Colondar) are active participants in the Get Your Rear in Gear series of 5K races. In his “day job,” Chris manages software and infrastructure projects for a large bank. He serves as The Colon Club’s treasurer and helps Sergei and others with the website when needed. Chris lives in Berlin Center, Ohio with Staci and their three children – Madeleine, Connor, and Murphy.

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