Cailean grew up in Illinois and has lived in 5 states since 2008. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management & Organizational Leadership from Illinois College and a Master of Science from Valparaiso University. Prior to his move to Arizona, Cailean worked in college athletics as an Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Yale University, Valparaiso University and University of the Pacific. Cailean joined Renaissance Personnel Group in 2016 as the Client Services Manager. An avid soccer fan, Cailean is still actively involved in youth soccer coaching in the Valley. In his free time, he enjoys travel (30 countries visited so far!), cycling, soccer, spending time with his family Beagle (Fanny) and training for Ironman.
Kayla Wagner is from Albuquerque New Mexico, she recently moved to Arizona mid-summer of 2016 to expand her wings in a bigger city. She graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Kayla is currently working for the largest privately owned manage print solutions company, Flexprint. She is passionate about creating friendships and giving back to her community. In her free time, she enjoys networking, country dancing, aerial yoga and cooking up new recipes in the kitchen.
A Financial Planning & Analysis professional for more than 10 years, Marcelle is known for integrity, diplomacy and sincerity in all her dealings. In her tenure of her work at Bank of America, Gannett, Grand Canyon University and now Honeywell, she has first and foremost strived to be someone in whom her clientele and colleagues can put their trust and faith with skills in Financial Planning, Risk Management, Marketing Strategy, Client Relations, and Performance Management. Born and raised in the Windy City of Chicago but now a permanent resident of the valley where she enjoys all the great things Arizona and the South West has to offer. Her family and friends complete her life and she's a Festival Fanatic - from food to music to sports and just being outdoors.
An Arizona native, Kelsey holds a BA in Communications from University of California: Santa Barbara and graduated with Highest Honors along with completion of the Honors program in just three years. She now serves as Marketing Supervisor at Scottsdale-based mortgage company Homeowners Financial Group, where she guides all internal and external branding and communications. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for local charitable organizations including The Care Fund and Foundation for Blind Children, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Marketing Committee Chair
Zoe is from the Chicago-land area, she relocated to Arizona in 2016 after studying at Indiana University in chase of sunshine and employment. She works at Design Works Gaming, an online gaming casino, as their Content Marketing Specialist & Copywriter. In her free time you can find Zoe on one of Arizona’s hiking trails or traveling to different cities across the US.
Marketing Committee Member
Jade Nunes is a seasoned marketer, writer, and digital content strategist. She utilizes her skills to support business development efforts at architecture and design firm, FITCH, located in Phoenix, Arizona. Her professional marketing experience allows her to quickly and eloquently communicate with internal and external stakeholders for brands like Sprouts, Starbucks, and H&M. Prior to joining the FITCH Phoenix team, Jade lead marketing and fundraising efforts at Habitat for Humanity Tucson, and later at the nationally-syndicated radio show, The Kim Komando Show as the Digital Marketing Manager.
Marketing Committee Member
Christopher grew up in the small Danish town of Solvang, California. I earned a B.A. in Legal Studies from Berkeley, an M.B.A from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Oregon. He is currently a marketing professor at ASU where he largely teaches consumer behavior and sports marketing classes. In his free time, he enjoys participating in rec sports leagues, watching sports, and going to country concerts.
Marketing Committee Member
Kyrie was born in Tiffin, Ohio but has been a resident of Arizona since she was 4 years old. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University. Kyrie joined Silicon Valley Bank’s Vendor Risk team in July 2018 after working in compliance at a staffing company for 4 ½ years. Kyrie enjoys finding new local businesses to check out and support, traveling (with hopes to travel internationally by 2020) and watching football in hopes of a Seahawks win.
Events Committee Chair
Kitzie grew up in Illinois and moved to Arizona last year to enjoy the warm weather and all the outdoor activities this great state offers. She earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree with a minor in Diversity Studies from Lincoln College in Illinois. Kitzie worked at State Farm for 17 years in a few different positions, her last role was a Business Analyst. She enjoys networking, traveling and helping in the community. When Kitzie is not volunteering in the community you may find her out on the trails hiking, tubing, playing softball or enjoying a new restaurant.
James is originally from southern Oregon and moved to Arizona for the first time in 2009. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and Spanish. James is a Sr. Corporate Recruiter at Verra Mobility largely supporting the commercial services division. In his free time, he is an active volunteer in the community, and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, playing kickball, and going on adventures with his golden retriever Rocky.
Membership Committee Chair
Born and raised in Vietnam, Katerina emigrated to the States with her family in 2008. She earned her B.B.A. in Human Resource Management at Cleveland State University. After college, Katerina started her career at a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firm, where she recruited talents for financial firms like Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. Katerina is now a corporate Recruiter at Shamrock Foods Company, an AZ-based dairy manufacturer and foodservice distributor. Outside of work, she enjoys taking various fitness classes, hiking trails when it’s not summertime, catching Broadway musicals at Gammage, and frequenting at local coffee/food establishments on the weekends.
Joe serves on our Events Committee. Serving as President of Wealth Management Services of Integrated Financial solutions, Joe provides fee-based financial planning and wealth management to professional and closely held corporations. Joe is a sports enthusiast and avid golfer. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors with his dog Kaiser.
Community Growth Committee Chair
Brendan Alan Barrett is the founder of www.StartInPhx.com, a blog dedicated sharing best practices in sales and sales leadership. He also helps B2B sales teams get more meetings and close more sales through his brand of high-touch training, consulting, and recruiting services. Originally from Illinois, Brendan now lives with his family in Scottsdale.
Community Growth Committee Member
BRENDAN ALAN BARRETT
John is originally from Tucson and graduated from University of Arizona in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. John is currently the Director of Revenue Growth for Integrity Outsource, a HR and payroll outsourcing company serving Arizona small businesses. In his free time, John volunteers for the Sigma Chi Fraternity in alumni advisory roles, competes in triathlons, practices yoga, and adventures across Arizona and beyond with his wife, Valerie and Lucy, their highly energetic Jack Russell Terrier.