BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Northern Arizona Professional Women’s Group
989 S Main St. Ste A
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Northern Arizona Market Manager for Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group, Michelle’s passion is to brighten the spotlight of your business. With 21st century integration of over-the-air local radio and internet, her customized marketing strategies create a new base of curiosity to lure customers – both near and far. Read more
Michelle works with clients in 5 distinct markets, including Verde Valley, Flagstaff, Prescott, Grand Canyon, and Lake Havasu/Parker. Radio Broadcasting is the most powerful form of word-of-mouth advertising and with over 20 years in the industry, Michelle has an impressive record in helping businesses grow! Michelle resides in charming Clarkdale with her husband and outspoken cats.
I have been a resident of Cottonwood for over 30 years and considers myself an Arizonan. I am the mother of 6 children and 3 fur babies.
I have been involved in working for municipalities since her first “real job” working for the Anaheim Library then the Anaheim Police Department Detectives Division. I moved to Cottonwood, Arizona when my children became school age and I decided I wanted to raise them in a small town environment.
I began working for the City of Cottonwood decades ago and progressed up through the ranks including positions such as Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief, then Police Chief, until my last position with the city as the Assistant to the City Manager. Along the way I obtained my EMT and Management Certificates from Yavapai College and graduated from the Verde Valley Leadership Program Class III.
Shortly before retiring from the City, I began my own home-based business, Twin Wolf Designs, as the artist/owner of fine art and unique collectibles.
I have served on countless committees and boards including the MATForce Steering Committee, and am currently serving on the Executive Board of the Verde Valley Leadership Program Class XII as the Secretary.
Along with the many boards I serve on, I am also a Cottonwood City Council Member, as I continue to have the desire to serve, and feels my intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the City is a great benefit to our citizens.
I have proudly served the Verde Valley for 15 years through Angie’s House, providing supportive housing for individuals impacted by addiction, mental illness and homelessness. I currently have 4 Recovery Homes (2 for women and 2 for men) , 6 transitional homes and 1 homeless Shelter.Read more
I am dedicated to helping people and pets in need. It makes my life complete to know I have made a difference in their lives.
I am freelance graphic designer, web developer and print services through my business Go To Business Media. As a retired Information Technology professional, I have over 30 years of experience providing business solutions through the use of technology and project management. My recent retirement from HM Solutions / Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is providing me with the opportunity be of service to others full-time. Read more
Living in the Verde Valley, I am committed to supporting local non-profit organizations and organizations that support non-profits by serving on the board of directors and providing assistance in marketing and technology. Since moving to the Verde Valley in 2007, I have had the pleasure of serving as a director for Habitat for Humanity, Verde Valley Humane Society and Steps to Recovery Homes. Other organizations to which I have devoted time to are Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Homes for Our Troops – Maynard Jordan Home, Friends of Diane Joens Campaign Committee and Steps To Recovery Homes.
DIRECTOR / PUBLIC RELATIONS
I have been writing since I could hold a pencil and reading became my favorite passion the moment I was able to pronounce the word “book.” The torn and tattered pages of my Black Beauty copy gave me the inspiration for the hundreds of horse stories I penned on paper and shoved in dresser drawers. I kept my first diary with the little gold key safely hidden from my big brother!
In my teens I began to journal, and then my world fell apart. My parents divorced, my brother enlisted in the Navy, and this is when pebbles (trials) started to pepper my path, my journey into adulthood.
I am Arizona born and raised, and the mother of 3 grown children.
I am currently the president of Northern Arizona Word Weavers, a chapter of Word Weavers International. With encouragement and direction from the likes of my mentor, Joy Gage and the Jerry Jenkins Guild, my stories have come to life. Completing my recently published “Pebbles In My Way” novel has been an “aha” moment in my life. My memoir sat in one of those dresser drawers and when a well-known agent told me, “Since you’re not an Oprah, you need to fictionalize this in order to get your testimony read,” I decided to give it a try.
I pray my stories bring a smile, a tear and a belly laugh to all who read them. Most of all, I pray they bring hope and understanding to someone in need of a Savior.
DIRECTOR / SCHOLARSHIPS
I am a Marketing and Sales associate at Larry Green Chevrolet and Hyundai of Cottonwood.
Theresa “Tara” Burnworth
I am a single mom of two, a 36-year-old and an 11-year-old. I graduated from Palomar College in San Marcos CA in 1995 with my certification in accounting and have been doing bookkeeping and income tax preparation ever since. Read more
I started my company, Taxes By T, in 1995 shortly after graduating and while I did work as an employee in various industries my goal has always been to build up my business enough that I wouldn’t need to punch a traditional time clock. I was finally able to achieve that goal in 2013 and was building the company at a nice gradual pace.
In June of 2015, I began taking classes at National Paralegal College to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies to compliment my accounting and tax business. I will achieve that goal in July 2018 with the designation of Summa Cum Laude and am considering continuing on for my Master’s Degree in Taxation.
My next favorite thing was math. I accepted the Assistant Controller position at a film distribution house which grew into Executive Assistant to the CFO. I then became the Human Resources Manager for an independent producer. I did the same job at a financial services firm, and finally became the HR Director for a film conversion studio. I was injured at that job, and laid off because of it.Read more
My husband and I then saw an opportunity, starting an Online Business Management and HR Consulting division of his marketing company.
Over the next several years I learned how clients market themselves and realized that during those 15 years in Human Resources, I already handled a core marketing issue: Internally Marketing the company to employees and potential employees.
As many of our clients are also couples, I realize that I’ve come full circle. We create strategic marketing plans, but we’re also teaching what we have and continue to learn every day, marketing strategies as well as interpersonal relations.
The moment you arrive, Sedona’s natural beauty will captivate you – like it did me. I visited Sedona and Verde Valley over Christmas vacation in 2006 and instantly fell in love with the Red Rock views and, most of all, the weather! Our family relocated in February 2007 and has enjoyed Sedona’s natural beauty, community, culture, and tranquility ever since.I am a REALTOR®, specializing in Sedona and the Verde Valley. Read more
My collaborative relationships with other agents, local business owners, and residents will help you find the home of your Dreams and your lifestyle of choice. If you’re selling your home, you’ll receive the highest quality of professional service and state-of-the-art technology to help you achieve your relocation goals. That’s my approach to being a Realtor in the Sedona – Verde Valley area.
I have been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. I began as a floral designer and balloon decorating artist, which lead to planning parties and events. I am a photographer and artist, and teach classes in the Verde Valley using unique and mindful techniques to inspire creativity.
Since moving to the area, I’ve begun hosting Woman’s JOYful Gatherings and Events, helping women to be empowered and live more JOYful lives through art, dance, music and play. I am honored to be a part of PWG and enjoy networking with the amazing women that attend.