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The board members of BCP:

 Phil Bennett



Originally from UK, Phil has traveled extensively and lived in many different countries - and doesn't want to move anywhere else from Boquete.
Trained as an engineer in broadcast TV, Phil has been involved in many types of A/V presentations, theatrical and musical productions and for the past 4 years has been involved with BCP productions as well as the Tuesday Talks (Now Community Chats)





Jan Thompson

Jan With her U.S. roots in Texas, Jan chose the ideal climate of Boquete in March of 2016 to pursue an affordable place to retire with a thriving expat community.   She recognized the BCP immediately as the heart of the community and an important resource for meeting other residents and obtaining information needed to settle in her new found home.

 After having spent 30+ years as a managed healthcare contract negotiator, she was looking for a volunteer opportunity that she could be passionate about.  Jan explains, "I remember how important the BCP was for my transition to my unfamiliar home.   BCP provided opportunities to meet and learn from other expats and many wonderful community events that made moving here so much easier.  I am grateful to those that came before me that started the BCP and I am honored to be a part of continuing that legacy."
 Jan accepted responsibility in March 2017 of BCP membership and volunteers as well as the coordination of  community volunteers that provide U.S. mail service via expats traveling back to the U.S.  In addition to being a board member of the BCP, Jan also volunteers at Boquete Health and Hospice, Boquete Handicap Foundation and supports other vital organizations in the community.


 Louise Orr



A resident of Boquete since 2008, Louise Orr has been involved with the community since she arrived. As the Chair of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete, the local food charity, she has led a team of volunteers in an efficient effort to address the needs of the most needy community members for years. With the BCP, Louise found a new and fun life on stage with multiple performances, and support for the Membership Committee. It is with pleasure that Louise joins the BCP Board of Directors as it moves into a new chapter of the community.  





Patrick Allen Reynolds



After 40 plus years in the entertainment/ film industry, the decision was made to escape the Hollywood rat race and come to this small mountain in Panama and live the good life.
In the 5 years we’ve been here, I created the Boquete Video Festival and the Olde Timey Radio Show, which became the Good Timey Music Revue, and participated in stage productions including The Play That Goes Wrong and The Red Plaid Shirt
Currently, I’m president of Boquete Photografia photo club.
We’re not here to retire, we’re here to rewire!




Daniel Gallagher



Daniel is a veteran who served in the US Marine Corps.
Afterwards he sarted a second career in therapy with the State of Massachussetts.
He has degrees in reality therapy, Child Psychology, Suicide prevention and Family Therapy, and is coming up on his fifth year in Boquete. He has been happily married to his wife Sara for 24 years.




Shirley Maffitt




From England to Canada to four different locations in the US I finally ended up in Boquete fifteen and a half years ago. when BCP was just starting.
I immediately joined the group working mostly backstage until somebody talked me into auditioning. That was all it took. I was hooked.
I have appeared in many productions over the years. Variety shows, one act plays and full plays - Comedy and drama.
Looking forward to getting "back on the boards"  in the not too distant future.




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