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Auxiliary Officers

Monica Wilson


I joined on the eligibility of my husband, Wayne Wilson, a Marine Corps Veteran. I am dedicated to our Veterans and engaging our community. My aim is to help VFW Post 1513 increase our membership and help support our comrades.

Learn more about our officers, the Veteran that makes them eligible for membership, why they joined the Auxiliary and how they support our post.

Sr. Vice President
Sandra Aguilar Aranda


My Veteran is my husband Andres. He is an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran who served for 8 years in the Marine Corps. I joined the Auxiliary to be part of a group of people who understand the life long issues Veterans can deal with when adjusting to civilian life. I support our Post and Auxiliary by overseeing our social media and web presence. I also assist the North County Veteran Stand Down (NCVSD) with social media.

Jr. Vice President 
Nicole Loutsenhizer


I joined VFW Post 1513 after volunteering at the 2019 North County Veteran Stand Down (NCVSD), which is one of the key focuses of both the Post and Auxiliary. It was such a moving experience, I wanted to be able to have a more active part in it and to give more back to our Vet community. I am lucky enough to be able to qualify for membership in the Auxiliary through my father and both of my brothers. I picked my oldest brother, Jacob Loutsenhizer, as my qualifier because it was his request that I pitch in at the Stand Down that got me started on this path. While new to the organization, I am excited to step up and get my hands dirty. My true love is data analysis, presentation, and reporting. I am eager to bring my skills in that arena into play in my role as Jr. Vice President.

Alexandra Loutsenhizer


I joined as a "Charter" (founding) member of the Auxiliary in 2017 and became Secretary/Treasurer in early 2018. I qualify for membership through my husband, Jacob, who served in the US Marine Corps from 2004 to 2010, and deployed overseas to Iraq and the Horn of Africa. I also qualify through my paternal grandfather, who served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II as a navigator aboard the B-17 Bomber. My maternal grandfather also served in World War II in the British Royal Army as a jeep/vehicle mechanic.


I joined the Auxiliary because the impact of service does not end once separation papers are signed. The war stayed with my grandfathers throughout their lives and I see how much good can be done by creating an environment where open acknowledgement, discussion, and support of our veteran's experiences and scarifies can benefit current and future generations for years to come.

Loretta Cook


My dad, US Army Sgt Henry James Shankland, served in WWII as a Civil Engineer building bridges and roads, he was at Normandy and my son US Army SPC Daniel P Cook, served with the Big Red 1 in the 299th BSB as a gunner for his commander in Iraq.

I joined the Auxiliary as they were actively involved in projects and events that make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families. I enjoy being a part of this group of doers! We don’t just talk about it, we get involved!

I love our flag, the red, white and blue; the Statue of Liberty, the monuments and memorials that honor our founding fathers, our presidents and those who serve our great nation. My passion is to honor; honor is timeless!

As Chaplain, I have a listening ear and am here to support you. I love to connect people with each other and with resources that provide additional support. I’m here with encouragement and prayer.

We’re honored to serve those who served and their families.

Sally Thomas


My Auxillary "qualifier" brother, AF Capt. Seid Waddell and my uncle, also named Seid Waddell, served together during the Vietnam War. Also, my father, two other uncles, a cousin are also Vets, as well as several great nieces and nephews; some of whom are still active duty. I searched for and found this young and growing group with a welcoming feeling and with plenty of new projects and ideas to support our Vets. I joined after volunteering for the second time at the North County Veteran Stand Down (NCVSD), which is our Commander Matt and his wife Carrie's main event.

Founding President
Carrie Foster




1st Year Trustee: Terrie Stintsman

2nd Year Trustee: Sandra Aguilar

3rd Year Trustee: 

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