PLT Management Team
Steve Aldrian – President & Co-Founder
Steve Aldrian is a Delta Air Lines pilot with 21 years of flight experience based in Los Angeles, California. He is currently flying the Boeing 737-800.
Steve graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics. After graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Williams Air Force Base in Phoenix, AZ. Serving 9 years on active duty as an officer in the USAF he advanced to flight instructor in the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker. In 1999 Steve left active duty and was hired as a commercial airline pilot by Northwest Airlines which merged with Delta Air Lines in 2009.
Steve is married to Nicole and they have fraternal twin boys Tyler and Trevor. Tyler is perfectly healthy while Trevor is courageously battling Krabbe disease. Trevor is a true blessing and is the inspiration for The Peace, Love and Trevor Foundation. Steve Co-Founded The Peace, Love and Trevor Foundation in 2011 and Steve is the acting President and Chairman of the Board.
Nicole Aldrian – Vice President & Co-Founder
Nicole is Vice President and Co-Founder of Peace, Love and Trevor. Before Trevor’s diagnosis, she worked in corporate America in sales and marketing for 15 years working her way to the top of the student loan industry. She never dreamed her toughest challenge was yet to come.
Soon after her son, Trevor was diagnosed with Krabbe leukodystrophy, a rare genetic neurological disease she became an advocate for children with rare diseases and disabilities. It was then that she was first exposed to the complex medical system, private insurance and Medi-Cal, as well as the social challenges of having a disabled child. Nicole’s broad understanding of Krabbe disease has enabled her to assist newly diagnosed families as well other special needs children and families across numerous rare disease groups. Her passion is to help provide love, guidance, and support for other families challenged by Krabbe and other devastating rare diseases.
Eric Vaughn – Director
Eric Vaughn is a Senior Manager at the E & J Gallo Winery in Healdsburg, California. He leads a team that oversees Environmental Health and Safety, Quality, and Sustainability systems for Gallo Coastal Operations and Gallo Coastal Vineyards.
Eric joined Gallo in 1998 as a production Team Leader and has since held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. Before joining Gallo, Eric served eight years in the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Captain. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1990. Eric earned a Masters of Administrative Science in Information Systems from the University of Montana in 1995.
Eric is also very active in his community. He volunteers throughout the school year providing weekly math tutoring to 7th graders. During the summer the past three years, Eric has lead fundraising and team training for participants in the Best Buddies International 100 mile cycling event to support and provide experiences for intellectually handicapped individuals.
Eric and his wife Thorjia live in Santa Rosa, California with their daughter Linnea. In June 2010, they adopted Linnea as a newborn in the state of Oregon. Through the benefits of newborn screening, Linnea was diagnosed early for Congenital Hypothyroidism. Within nine days of birth, Linnea was prescribed daily medication to supplement her lack of an active thyroid. Without this timely diagnosis and medication, Linnea would have suffered mental and developmental disabilities. Today, she is very healthy and developing without issues.
Amy Zebrack – Director
Amy Zebrack graduated from California State University of Long Beach with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. She quickly threw away her acting dreams and began working for Princess Cruises, onboard, running the kids programs. She traveled the world for 10 years eventually returning home to work at restaurants and as a substitute teacher for local schools, grades K-12.
Amy married her husband, David, in 2004 and moved to Murrieta where David joined a local practice as a family physician. She had Taylor, her daughter, in 2005 and got involved with a local MOMs club holding many positions and eventually becoming President. She left the club in 2007 when she gave birth to her identical twins, Chad & Ryan.
After the birth of her twin boys she joined the Temecula Valley Mothers of Multiples (TVMOMs) for emotional support and advice. She initially served as Fundraising and Social Coordinators, and she is currently the acting President.
Amy is very excited to serve on the board of directors for Peace, Love and Trevor. She will use her “famous” fundraising skills acquired in the past 6 years to raise money to help families battling this devastating disease. She believes that together we will make a difference!
Mark Aldrian – Chief Financial Officer
Mark J. Aldrian graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1978 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He completed a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1980. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering in the State of California.
After a 31-year career with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, he retired in early 2012 to pursue other interests including his current position as the Chief Financial Officer for the Peace, Love & Trevor Foundation.
He loves his grand nephew, Trevor, very much and is so inspired by this gift from God and his foundation’s selfless mission of raising funds to assist other Krabbe families. Mark lives in Carlsbad, California with his wife, Tala.
Karen Faillace – Secretary
Karen Faillace is a pediatric audiologist at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego with over 20 years experience testing children’s hearing and fitting hearing aids. She earned a Masters Degree in Audiology from San Diego State University and a Doctorate Degree in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Karen and her husband Bob live in San Diego, California with their two children Nicholas and Allison.
Karen is “Auntie Karen” to Trevor, his twin brother Tyler and six other nieces and nephews. Karen is very passionate about children and when not working with children at the hospital she loves spending as much time as possible with her dear nephew Trevor. Auntie Karen feels so blessed to have Trevor in her life and she is very excited about serving as Secretary for the Peace, Love and Trevor Foundation. She looks forward to helping other families who are coping with Krabbe disease.