Board of Directors
Arsenia Trinidad Gargoles
Arsenia Trinidad Gargoles Bio
In 1975, a Filipino Social Worker, Arsenia Trinidad Gargoles began her career. It culminated in 2001 when she was awarded the Trusteeship and Mandate from Modesto Asuncion Ancheta, bestowing a massive multi-billion dollar grant to her newly created Pineapple-Orange Foundation, Inc. These funds were spread around the world from HSBC, Barclays Bank, and several other world-class banks throughout the world, including the United States, for the express use of Humanitarian Funding through her Pineapple-Orange Foundation.
After many years of building her foundation’s Humanitarian Grant platform in the Philippines where she maintained a AAA rating with the SEC for all of the 17 years, she found it necessary to move the center of her activities into the United States. In 2016, she was welcomed with opened arms to the beautiful state of Utah. She was invited to meet with and share the goals of POFi with Senator Orrin G. Hatch, the ranking Senator from Utah.
Dennis Hatch Christen Bio
Actor/Writer/Producer Dennis Hatch Christen authored a non-fiction book, “Rape? Not Me!!” in 1974, his first. He has subsequently written several screenplays for motion pictures and television as well as two novels, “Madam, the Grass Is High” published in 2001 and “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys” (Third Edition) released in May of 2014. Both novels will be produced into feature films. Dennis is based in Los Angeles, California and is the CEO of C-It Entertainment, LLC.
Dennis was born in Lehi, Utah in 1948. After completing his term in the Army (1966-1969), Dennis headed back to Hollywood to commence his career as an actor/writer. During the long, drawn-out actor strike of 1980, Dennis was cast to do a miniseries in South Korea. He established a solid career, which lasted over 12 years and took him to over 22 countries doing film/television for KBS (Korean Broadcasting System). Dennis subsequently wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning film, SOLDIERS OF INNOCENCE.
After returning to Hollywood in 1992, Dennis co-founded an alternative domestic distribution network (Theafilm Distribution Network, Inc.) where for the first time; independent films could share the same theater complexes as the majors. In 2006 Dennis moved on to create a new and again an alternative distribution avenue for films through schools, allowing US schools to earn critically needed funds from Hollywood’s movies. This system became known as Cinema Night and The School Distribution Network; distributing movie-related books and merchandise to the students of the schools here in the United States and around the world.
Dr. Jay Laurence Call
Dr. Jay Laurence Call Bio
Dr. Call is currently working as the Chief Organizational Officer for POFi-USA since January 15, 2017.
He was born in Logan, Utah 1961 and graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. He graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1990.
Dr. Call practiced for 5 years in Palisade, Colorado before moving and practicing dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska for almost 17 years. He owned, founded, and developed dental practices in Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska during those years.
Larry now lives in Utah and is a founder and co-owner of Riverbend Sports Complex and Event Center and serves as the President of that company.
He has volunteered and served in the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years. Since 2013, he and his wife, Paula, have been on the Western Region Executive Board and served and chaired on regional and national committees.
He is also a current board member of C-It Entertainment since February 3, 2014.
Larry and Paula are proud parents of 4 kids.
Edmund C. King
Edmund C. King Bio
EDMUND C. KING has served as Chief Financial Officer and Director for Uniroyal Global Engineering Products, Inc. since February 9, 2000 and as Co-Chairman of the Board since April 29, 2015. Mr. King also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until April 2015. Until October 1, 1991, Mr. King was a partner at Ernst & Young, an international accounting and consulting firm.
Since January 1992, Mr. King has been a general partner of Trouver, an investment and financial consulting partnership. Mr. King was also a director of LTC Properties, Inc., a NYSE listed real estate investment trust until June 2015.
Mr. King is a graduate of Brigham Young University, having served on the National Advisory Council of that school’s Marriott School of Management, and has completed a Harvard University management course sponsored by Ernst & Young. Mr. King also has served as Chairman of the HFMA’s Long-Term Care Committee (Los Angeles Chapter). Mr. King was nominated to serve on Uniroyal’s Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in accounting and financial assistance to various industries.
Shawn King Bio
Shawn King, born and raised in Studio City, California until she enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1978, has an extensive and varied background in the worlds of entertainment and business, having started as a child studio vocalist in Hollywood at the tender age of three, eventually graduating to singing back-up vocals and solos for commercials, motion pictures, television and record sessions for numerous hit artists.
In the ‘80s, as an actor Shawn was a frequent guest star on many of the most popular prime time television shows, and from 1990 to 1996, she hosted USA Cable Network’s weekly television entertainment news show Hollywood Insider and co-hosted the Spectacular World of Guinness Records with David Frost.
Shawn, too, is a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur having personally developed, patented and launched the first consumer friendly hair extension product through her Luxurious Hair informercial in partnership with the American Telecast Corporation, resulting in sales of over $23,000,000 in the first quarter alone.
In 1997 Shawn married renowned television and radio broadcaster Larry King and took a hiatus from her professional life. She began recording again in 2002 with producer David Foster, and has since then released several recordings.
Shawn has performed in Las Vegas and Atlantic City opening for Don Rickles, and she and husband Larry King have performed together in concert also in Las Vegas and in various corporate events across the United States and Canada.
Shawn’s many activities include her having served as chairperson of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and sitting on the boards of Pineapple-Orange Foundation, Inc., and Ora.tv, which she conceived and partnered with telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim and Larry King.
P. Karl Engemann Bio
P. Karl Engemann is an American record industry executive, record producer and entertainment industry personal manager. Former Capitol Records Vice-president of Artist & Repertoire (1967-70), personal manager for Marie Osmond for 35 years (1974-2009), and currently personal manager for radio and television host and broadcaster Larry King for the past 10 years, (2009-2019).
Born Paul Karl Engemann in Detroit, MI on August 3, 1930. Also known as P. Karl Engemann, Paul K. Engemann and Karl Engemann. Raised in west side suburbs of Detroit, served in the U.S. Army 1951-1953. Graduated from Brigham Young University, 1958 with a B.S. degree in Marketing, elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Resides in Provo, UT and Beverly Hills, CA.
Nilofer (Neelu) Faria
Dir- Head of Int. Division
Nilofer (Neelu) Faria Bio
Neelu brings enthusiasm, dedication and drive into everything she does. With more than 25 years of Account Executive experience in the IT industry, she has proven success managing business results to ensure maximum ROI and viability.
Cear John G. Penaredondo
Cear John G. Penaredondo Bio
Dan Katzman Bio
Dan brings over 30 years of experience in various production management positions for film, broadcast and commercials. He has extensive experience as a Director, Producer, Associate Producer, 1st Assistant Director, 2nd Assistant Director and Line Producer for a variety projects ranging from small to large budget productions.
Feature film credits in these various positions include: Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, The Birthright, The Tax Collector, Wait For It, The Act, Happy Death Day, Killing Gunther, Roots, Invisible Sister, The Tank, The Bye Bye Man, Mr. Church, Burn Your Maps, I Am Michael, Maggie, Friends with Benefits, Stuart Little 2, Don’t Say A Word, Down With Love, Two Can Play That Game, Tales From The Hood, The Santa Trap, Hansel And Gretel, Brainiacs, Superfreaks, The Silencer, Raw Target, Happy Birthday, Invasion Y2K, The Specials, Grizzly Lake, Bruno, Fruit Of The Vine, Dizzyland, Free Enterprise, Crocodile Tears, Rick Rosen’s Bar, Computer Cable Network, Night Realm, Droid Gunner, No Strings Attached, Letting Go, Time Descending, and many others.
Dan has also served as a 1st Assistant Director on numerous network and cable television series including The Man Show, Manhattan, AZ, Without Pants, The Dream Team, Profiler, Pacific Blue, Sweet Valley High, Land’s End, VIP, Silk Stalkings, Renegade, Cop Files, Adrenaline Run, The Crayon Box, and numerous others.
Stephen Sobisky Bio
Stephen brings over 25 years of experience in various visual effects, 3D modeling and interactive multimedia production management positions in the entertainment and high tech industries. He has extensive experience in managing multi-million dollar projects and large creative teams in award winning CG entertainment including feature film, broadcast, commercial, multimedia, animation, and game projects.
Stephen Founded Sandman Studios Entertainment 17 years ago and has formed it into a full-service creative agency engaged in visual effects production and interactive multimedia. With the ability to deliver everything from initial concept and design to development, integration and implementation, Sandman Studios Entertainment provides high quality solutions that meet all media needs.
Stephen has worked for leading film studios, digital effects production houses, and interactive agencies as a Visual Effects Supervisor, Lighting & Effects Supervisor, 3D Modeling Producer, and VFX Project Manager, including PDI/DreamWorks, Viewpoint Datalabs and Candesa Interactive. He has completed numerous projects for top clients such as Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, General Motors, PDI, Disney, Digital Domain, Santa Barbara Studios, Rhythm & Hues, Mattel, Sony, Dream Quest Images, Paramount Pictures, and many others.
Feature film & Television projects have included: Yellowstone, iZombie, Trauma, Race To Witch Mountain, Pushing Daisies, Gentlemen Bronco’s, The Game Plan, Outlaw Trail, Forever Strong, Redemption of Sarah Kane, Passage to Zarahemla, Lovewrecked, Red Riding Hood, Shrek, Antz, Small Soldiers, Godzilla, Anaconda, Titanic, X-Files the Movie, From Dusk Til Dawn, Joe’s Apartment, Air Force One, Junior, Spawn, Batman and Robin, Batman Returns, Starship Troopers, George of the Jungle, Arrival, Independence Day, Eraser, The Tuxedo, Star Trek Insurrection, Blade, Species, Flubber, Johnny Mnemonic, The Peacemaker, Armageddon, Con Air, Face Off, The Rock, Mimic, Executive Decision, Broken Arrow, Dante’s Peak, You’ve Got Mail, True Lies, Scooby Doo 2, Mission Impossible, Mission Impossible II, Evolution, Artificial Intelligence A.I., Bagger Vance, The Mexican, and others. He also served as Project Manager for numerous video and computer games for clients including Sony, DreamWorks, Hallmark, Activision, Atari and Boss Games, and numerous others.
Larry King Bio
Dubbed “the most remarkable talk-show host on TV ever” by TV Guide and “Master of the Mike” by Time Magazine, the Emmy Award-winning Larry King hosted CNN’S Larry King Live, the first worldwide phone-in television talk show and the network’s highest rated program for over 25 years.
In December 2010, King temporarily hung up his suspenders and stepped away from his nightly program he hosted for 25 years.
In July 2012, King’s collaboration with Carlos Slim debuted the on-line Ora.tv network, with Larry King Now, a daily new and different show featuring celebrities and newsmakers from around the world.
Over the course of his historic career, Larry has done more than 50,000 interviews with newsmakers from all walks of life. With his unique, conversational approach to interviewing, he changed not only the landscape of cable television, but television news in general and became the domineering force in primetime news programming.
King’s interviews include exclusive sit-downs with every U.S. president since Gerald Ford. The famed NAFTA debate between then Vice-President Al Gore and Ross Perot in 1993 smashed cable industry ratings records and obtained the highest rating in CNN history, reaching more than 16.3 million viewers.
In 1995, King showcased his extraordinary skill in the international arena when he hosted a historic hour on the Middle East Peace Process with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
King’s award-winning jailhouse interviews include convicted murderers Sante Kimes and her son, Kenneth; Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman to be executed in Texas; and Mike Tyson.
Described as the “Muhammad Ali of the broadcast interview,” King has been inducted into five of the nation’s leading broadcasting halls of fame and is the recipient of the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism.
In September 2011, he was awarded an Emmy and a Life Time Achievement Award at the News & Documentary Emmy’s, and in May 2012, he was honored and inducted into prestigious Cable Hall of Fame.
In 1987, Larry founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which has raised over $15 million and provided life-saving cardiac procedures for more than 1500 patients and provided 100,000 heart screenings for needy children and adults. King also established a $1,000,000 journalism scholarship at George Washington University’s School of Media and Affairs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Who We Are…
Our Humanitarian Efforts is what its all about..
The Pineapple-Orange Foundation Inc. (POFi) is an organization that champions the less-fortunate by eliminating suffering and shaping a poverty-free, empowered way of life around the world. This mission is guided by the values of equity, accountability, inclusion, and respect. POFi’s efforts started 16 years ago in the Philippines and has been headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, since 2016. The Foundation provides grants to qualified organizations to improve agriculture, education, environment, health, freedom and improving the standard of living for world citizens regardless of race, gender, religion, or lifestyle.
We value life and believe in the power of human beings working together to make our world a better place.
We believe that when people have food they can unlock their creative powers and build their own lives and communities.
We believe education is the key to empowerment and allows everyone to grow and succeed in today’s world.