Who We Are

All About Us

Founders Bill Sparks and Sarah Garfield established Los Angelitos in 2008 after noticing the disparity between the "haves" and "have nots" within the community when their own children were young.  Their goal has been to reduce the cost of existing youth programs for low-income children in Encinitas so that, regardless of economics, all children can participate in healthy after school activities.

Gabriela "Gaby" Beas

Gabriela "Gaby" Beas has been an integral part of Los Angelitos since 2011.  After graduating from Long Beach State University in 1998, she began working with the San Dieguito Union School District.  Over the last 10 years, she has been SD North County's Migrant Service Aid.  She is also a board member of the Mexican-American Guidance Educational Association (MAGEA).
Gaby Beas

Josh Devall

Josh Devall began with Los Angelitos in 2009 as an assistant soccer coach.  He has helped in registering kids to attend YMCA summer camps and swim programs, and assisted with Los Angelitos's After-School literacy program at Paul Ecke Elementary School.
Josh Devall

Janisse Quinones

Janisse joined Los Angelitos de Encinitas in 2012 after reading an article in the local magazine "92024".  She had been looking for an opportunity to help her community and fell in love with this organization.  Janisse was a past president to Los Angelitos and now supports the organization from afar (NE area).  She is a strong advocate on diversity and inclusion topics in both her civilian and military careers.   She is committed to motivating our future generations in STEM careers and the pursue of higher education.

Janisse is the proud mom of Adriana and Ansel Martinez.
Janisse Martinez


Sarah Garfield

Co-Founder of Los Angelitos, Sarah focuses her efforts on grant writing, working as a liaison with local public schools and community outreach.  Outside her work with Los Angelitos Sarah is a potter and enjoys reading, cooking, being outdoors, travel and any time spent with her husband Bill and two children David and Ella.
Sarah Garfield






Bill Sparks

Being bilingual is a part of the job for Bill who is a First Vice President of Merrill Lynch / Bank of America.  Bill’s clients are all residents of Mexico who have invested in the United States with Bill’s help for the last 29 years.  This bilateral connection has led to Bill’s relationship with the Encinitas Rotary Club where he currently serves as Chair of the “Friends of 4100”, a regional Rotary committed charged with improving relations between these two countries.  Bill and his wife Sarah co-founded Los Angelitos as a way to further serve all members of their community, especially its youth.  Bill and Sarah live in Leucadia with their son and daughter.


John Earnhart

Living in Europe during his formative years, John gained an appreciation for soccer and the cultural connections it makes.   John expressed his passion for the game as a youth soccer coach for many years.  Off the field, John has spent countless hours in the last decade providing hands on assistance to the students of Capri Elementary School in Encinitas.  A passion for soccer and education brought John to Los Angelitos de Encinitas, Inc. where he now serves as President.  John is a Program Manager at Qualcomm.   He lives in Leucadia with his wife and two sons.
John Earnhart

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