Our Team

Arturo Echarte

Arturo Echarte

Founder & Executive Director

Arturo, a Cuban American, was the only one of five brothers born in the United States. Shortly after Castro arrived, Arturo's family left Cuba and came to Miami. Being raised in South Florida provided a wonderful multicultural musical backdrop. After graduating from college in 1984, Arturo started a successful Marketing/Printing company (www.surfpci.com). As the company grew it provided freedom to devote to studying and practicing guitar. In 2007, as a way to give back to the community, Arturo founded Acoustic for a Change. AFAC took off from the start and has assisted multitudes of Charity and Fundraising events. AFAC has also placed musical instruments from local communities in California and Florida to his familys' home country of Cuba. Arturo currently spends part of the year with his family in California and part in Florida focusing on the ministry of Acoustic for a Change.
pcisurfer@aol.com | Reviews | YouTube | 321-544-4949

 

Susan Echarte

Susan Echarte

Event Coordinador & President

Susan, a South Jersey girl, moved to Florida in the 80’s. She met Arturo on a blind date and they have been partners ever since. Having run several travel agencies and the travel department for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Susan developed and honed in on her event planning skills. Being the more organized of the two, Susan, then brought her skills to the family's growing business. As the business grew, Susan focused on giving back to the local community. She has organized events from large Non-Profits to Surf Events. She now brings her skills and talents to Acoustic for A Change. Susan and Arturo have been blessed with two beautiful daughters and a wonderful son in law.
secharte@aol.com | 321.544.4950

 

Chase Wagner

Chase Wagner

Advisory Board Member

Position: Worship Director, Southeastern University
Birth City/State: Newport Beach, CA
My favorite restaurant: Datz in Tampa
On repeat on my iPod: M. Ward, Kings of Leon, U2
My current reading material: Mark Batterson
"On the weekends I….." (hobbies): Date my wife, travel, drink coffee, write music
A Bucket List item I want to accomplish in the next 5 years: Send SEU Worship and their songs around the world
Most likely to make me scream: (I.e. Spiders) Math
Favorite Vacation spot: Charleston, SC
My hidden talent: Picking out a nice shirt to wear in the morning
seu.edu | facebook.com/seuworship | twitter.com/SEU_Worship | twitter.com/chasejwagner

 

Paige Wagner

Paige Elizabeth Wagner

Charity/Non-Profit Consultant

Paige’s insights help Acoustic For a Change discover unique and fiscally responsible charities to support. Having attended Biola University near Los Angeles and now Southeastern University in Florida she understands the needs of this nations underprivileged. Dream occupation: local and global outreach coordinator Hobbies: Creative projects, designing my house, being with my husband and family, eating bizarre foods. seu.edu | twitter.com/paigejwagner

 

Joyce Wilden

Joyce Wilden

Advisory Board Member

Joyce Wilden established Buzz Biz Public Relations in 2008. A summa cum laude graduate of Rollins College, she has two decades of experience in Public Relations and has specialized in marketing and advertising for the real estate and home building industry. Joyce has facilitated many high profile media events, ABC Extreme Makeover, Bob Vila Show, Discovery Channel, Wall Street Journal and many others. BuzzBizPR.com | info@buzzbizpr.com | 321.426.5833

 

Edward Sine

Edward Sine

Advisory Board Member

Edward Sine grew up in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia exploring the woods and streams of the Appalachians. It is this love of nature that heavily influenced the development of his own style of art and design. He also began playing music at a very young age, playing professionally for many years. After graduating magna cum laude in architecture and engineering, he moved to Florida to pursue a career in architecture which developed into the specialty of marketing, concept design and illustration for architectural design firms, working on projects throughout the world. In 2007, Ed founded Red Creek Design Co. which provides marketing, design, illustraton, and web design services to all types of businesses and organizations. He is the developer of the Acoustic For A Change website. RedCreekDesign.com | twitter.com/EdSine

 

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