• Our Team

    An always expanding family.

    Will Tate

    Co-Founder

    Will Tate is originally from Oceanside, California and has been a part of Pancakes since 2014. He assumed the role as the Operations Coordinator, heading the program, at the start of Summer 2016. Will has had a heart for those in need since his youth, but took action in high school when he started following Jesus. Will believes that the work Pancakes does, brings hope to the those that have lost hope; in his own words, “It is church on the streets.” He believes that if Jesus were walking this earth, he would be with those that are the most marginalized in our community. Will was the 2017-18 student body president at the University of San Diego and loves sharing the connections he has made with people and helping people discover the gifts and talents that people bring to the world.

    Amory Fratoni

    Lead Operations Supervisor​

    Originally from a small town in MA, Amory attended the University of San Diego where she received her degree in Communication Studies and Management in 2015. She currently pursues a career in the healthcare staffing industry. Her love for SUH began in May 2017 and ignited a passion in her for going out into the world and doing God’s work. Taking on a leadership role within the group, her desire for helping those in need remains at the front of her focus.

    Alex Ramirez

    Supervisor and Photographer

    Alex has been apart of Pancakes since March 2018. He is currently attending the University of San Diego and assists with Supervising and is in charge of PSUH's photography and media accounts as well as the website. Alex is currently majoring in Electrical Engineering and Physics and pursues photography as a side business. His favorite part about Pancakes is seeing all the smiles that we provide each Saturday.

    Norah Beglane

    Volunteer

    Norah was born and raised in Hastings on Hudson, New York but has been living and going to school in San Diego for over three years. She is currently majoring in International Relations and minoring in Peacebuilding and Social Innovation at University of San Diego with hopes to go to graduate school in the future. She got involved with Pancakes in spring of 2017 and has been hooked ever since. She is passionate about reducing the negative stigma society often has of people experiencing homelessness and believes in the importance of using her privilege to help those in need.

    Veronica Rice

    Volunteer

    Veronica is from Santa Barbara, CA and has been volunteering with Pancakes since March 2018. She is very concerned with humanitarian causes and thus is currently double majoring in Ethnic Studies and International Relations at the University of San Diego. Veronica believes Pancakes is an effective way to try and combat some of the economic inequality and systematic disadvantages that give rise to San Diego’s large homeless population.

    Rachel Tumlos

    Volunteer

    Rachel was born and raised in the west suburbs of Chicago and made her way to Southern California where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theology at the University of San Diego. From first serving with the pancake ministry in 2013, Rachel eventually became an active team member by the summer of 2017 post-graduation. Rachel has worked with local churches and communities and desires to see a unified Church that prioritizes selfless service, holistic health, radical compassion, and ultimately embodying Christ’s love.

    Rachel Truong

    Website Developer

    Rachel hails from Valencia, California and has been involved with Pancakes: Serving Up Hope since March 2018. She primarily handles website and graphic design for the organization. She is currently attending medical school. Her favorite part about working with Pancakes is the community we build and the stories we share.