Our Board of Directors

Donald Tipton

Executive Director, Secretary

Sandra Tipton

Director, President

Teresa Shields


Friend Ships Key Staff Members

Don Tipton, Founder & Executive Director
Sondra Tipton, Director & President
Teresa Shields, Director & Missions Director
Murray Douglas, Director- Sea Hawks
Sheray Morrison, Director- Camp Ichay – Medical Missions
Ray George, Director – Food Operations West
Ray Cald0za– Food Operations West
Shay Shields, Resource Developement
D’joni (DJ) Stevens, Resource Developement
Ken Stevens, Errands & small projects
Jo Epling, Food Services
Joe Don Simmons, Mechanical Supervisor
Carla Douglas, Technical Supervisor, Webmaster, Communications
Captain Ron Tipton, Pilot
Colleen Meza, Assistant to the Directors, Ship’s Documentation
Nora Carr, Homeschool Instructor – FS Acadamey
John Fleming, Transportation
Shane Rogers, PT Instructor – Sea Hawks
Hannah Rogers, Medical Mission Coordinator
KeKe Simmons, Home Care

A Word from Our Directors

Don and Sandra Tipton share their heart and vision for Friend Ships in this short video.