BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019

Mailing address:
Northern Arizona Professional Women’s Group
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989 S Main St. Ste A
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
(928) 351-7746
Email Address: info@pwgaz.org
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Application for Board Membership

 

PRESIDENT

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Kyla Allen
kyla.allen@pwgaz.org

(928) 300-0299

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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.

VICE PRESIDENT

 

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Marilyn Huffman
marilyn.huffman@pwgaz.org 

(928) 772-3410

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Marilyn Huffman is the Regional Director for the Yavapai County Campus of Better Business Bureau serving Pacific Southwest. In her role, Marilyn serves as the face of BBB and key liaison to the Northern Arizona communities in Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai counties. She provides valuable resources to the community through educational presentations, strategic partnerships and local initiatives.

Prior to her current position, Marilyn was part of the business relations team at BBB, sharing the benefits of accreditation and before taking on that role, she helped consumers and businesses address ethical issues as a dispute resolution consultant.

A Phoenix native, Marilyn currently resides in Prescott. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, singing, hiking, and traveling.

SECRETARY

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Angela Lozano
angela.lozano@pwgaz.org

(928) 301-2169

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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.
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.

TREASURER

TaraTheresa “Tara” Burnworth
tara.burnworth@pwgaz.org

(760) 613-4635

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.

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.

DIRECTOR 

 

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Alice Klies
alice.klies@pwgaz.org

(928) 300-9700

kliesbusinessI am Arizona born and raised. A mother of 3 grown children I am currently a Cottonwood resident.

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

sharynyuloffSharyn Yuloff
sharyn.yuloff@pwgaz.org

(800) 705-4265

Yuloff Creative Marketing Solutions`I grew up hearing “do what you love.” At first, that was teaching. I spent 5 years teaching Severely Emotionally Disturbed children, and what I loved to do quickly turned into a nightmare.

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.

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.

DIRECTOR

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Joyce Gonzalez
joyce.gonzalez@pwgaz.org

(928)221-0932

I am originally from New Jersey, born and raised there. In 1993, I packed up the kids and moved to the sunny state of Arizona.  I lived in the Mayer area for about 8 years and moved to the Verde Valley in 2002.  I love the diversity of Arizona and its every changing landscape and seasons by just driving an hour north…south…east or west…Can never be bored.

I have 3 grown daughters and going on my 5th grandchild this coming year. I have owned my own salon in Old Town Cottonwood before changing careers and getting into Real Estate almost 3 years ago.  I really enjoy meeting new people and helping them learn about the Verde Valley and Sedona areas.

DIRECTOR

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Marcia Shanahan
marcia.shanahan@pwgaz.org

(402) 618-7149 Mobile
(402) 602-3443 Office

My husband and I relocated from Nebraska to Clarkdale in November 2017.  I am a full-time work-from-home employee for First National Bank of Omaha, the largest family owned bank in the country.  We fell in love with the Verde Valley after vacationing here for over 20 years and feel very at home.  I have over 30 years experience in the banking industry and have served on many boards and committees during my career to give back to my local community.   In addition to serving as a Board member for PWG, I have been elected as a Church Council member for Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Clarkdale.  PWG provides an opportunity to network with other professional women in our area and support local women through our scholarship program.


DIRECTOR

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Glo
glo@pwgaz.org

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My life is a synchronous orchestration!  In 2013, I relocated to beautiful, breathtaking Sedona.  I follow my highest excitement by fostering kittens and sick cats.   As a videographer, I create short YouTube videos honoring Pet Holidays as well as promoting the adoption of shelter pets.  Koda, my canine companion, continuously reminds me of the fact ‘Life is FUN’.

I’ve achieved a Master of Education, a B.S. in Business Management, and a A. S. in Inforamtion Technology.  Educating the public on various topics is one of my many passions.  Creating Pet Holiday events is pure joy for me.  For two consecutive years, I was an award winning Pet Talk Radio Show Hostess. My photo was on the cover of Austin Pets Directory and I was center fold for Nestle Purina’s Rally to Rescue magazine.  I’ve been featured in Ujima magazine, Sedona Monthly magazine, numerous Red Rock newspaper articles, Morning Scramble television show, and Ruiz’s Adventure television show.

My eBooks and Sedona tours allow me to share fun loving experiences.  Please remember :: You are a magnificent individual who does good things.

PAST PRESIDENT

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Michelle Dubé
michelle.dubé@pwgaz.org

(928) 300-6886

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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. 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.