Tucson-native, Jade Nunes, is a skilled wordsmith and editor serving as Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s CommunicationsSpecialist. She brings an innate knowledge of media relations and a strong voice to the nonprofit’s storytelling efforts. Her skills and expertise are supported by a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Arizona.
While attending the U of A, Jade served as a news reporter for The Daily Wildcat, covered local arts and events with Zocalo Magazine and worked alongside veteran journalists as a features apprentice at The Arizona Daily Star.
She also spent Summer 2013 covering environmental issues in Costa Rica, where she explored how native people continue to live off the land amidst severe poverty and foreign industrial impact.
In the spring of 2014, Jade was noted for her writing skills, work ethic, and tenacity. She was awarded the B.P. Campbell Junior of the Year distinction through the U of A School of Journalism.
Jade went on to study at New Jersey City University while enrolled at the U of A as part of the National Student Exchange. There, she pursued a number of internships before accepting an opportunity as a research intern with the Upstart Business Journal in Manhattan. She helped profile small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country in preparation for the inaugural Upstart 100 Awards.
Jade graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona with a BA in Journalism and a Humanities-Thematic minor with an emphasis in Intercultural Studies. She now assists TYP by serving on the Marketing Committee and is also an active member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Southern Arizona.
With applied experience in optimizing government affairs for social service sectors, JP has the ability to operationalize an abstract vision with an orientation for detail. JP deploys his expertise founding, leading and strategically re-visioning communities and companies. He shows enthusiasm for intercultural exchange and global relations while promoting grassroots involvement through political advocacy. JP is interested in lean business mechanics. He thrives in the space where government, technology, and medicine intersect.
He is currently working to launch a company that connects patients and physicians using a mobile platform to bring back the house call. His vision is global commercialization and implementation of cutting edge systems in health care delivery. He has volunteered countless hours for non-profit organizations, leading fundraising endeavors and strategic planning. He works in the political industry using cloud-based technology to drive successful congressional and county-wide political campaigns in Arizona. He has worked on several executive councils implementing technology as a tool to shorten distances between people and ideologies.
He currently sits on the executive board of Equality Arizona where he helps with statewide development and policy.
Josiah Hood grew up in Nebraska and earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015. Shortly after graduation, he moved to Tucson. Even though he traded the Great Plains for desert and mountains, he feels right at home.
Josiah is a Portfolio Management Assistant with BMO Private Bank, where he assists in providing customized investment management and advisory solutions for high net worth individuals, families, and organizations, as part of an overall personal wealth management strategy. Each client’s story is unique. He enjoys interacting with clients and getting a better understanding of their respective situations.
With Tucson Young Professionals, Josiah is a dedicated Board Member and Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee. He’s excited about the TYP Mentorship Program – a new opportunity for members – and always values hearing and interacting with Tucson influencers at CEO Roundtable.
Outside of work and studying for CFA exams, Josiah can be found traveling, staying active, and dancing salsa. Tucson is something special. Josiah looks to continue building relationships and making a positive impact within the community.
Chris was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Arizona since 1998. Somewhat new to Tucson Chris is responsible to help build relationships and expand the sales efforts in the market. Chris graduated with a degree in graphic design which has never been used professionally as he started his career in sales and has never looked back.
Chris has been working as an account manager in the audio-visual and technology industry for 10+ years and has managed many high profile enterprise accounts. Chris’s experience in managing projects spans a variety of verticals including corporate, education, government and large entertainment venues. As a Senior Account Manager, Chris’s primary goal is to fully understand the client’s needs and apply his industry knowledge and prior experience to assist in building quality systems that are both functional and economical.
Outside of work Chris is the head cook for an award winning competition BBQ team. Loves to play golf, camp, fish, travel, etc… Pretty much anything outdoors. Being a big foodie Chris is always looking for new restaurants to explore.
“I’m really happy to be so welcomed into the Tucson market. It’s been a great start for me here and I’m looking forward to meeting more great people and building relationships in the industry.”
Commercial Business Development,
Digital Video Networks, LLC
Sandra Canett was born in Tucson, Arizona but lived most of her life in various US cities and Mexico. She is a proud Wildcat having graduated this past May from the University of Arizona with a BA in Communication and a minor in Spanish. Shortly after graduating, Sandra was hired by Dodier & Co., a full-service creative marketing agency with a unique focus on the shopping center industry. As Social Media Coordinator, she manages bilingual communications with followers and comes up with creative ways to grow and engage Dodier & Co,’s shopping mall clients across the United States. Additionally, Sandra holds a communications internship with COSHARE: The National Coworking Association and is Sub-Committee Chair for Tucson Young Professional’s CEO Roundtable events. On her free time she travels, strives to catch ‘em all on POKÉMON GO and shares her refined interest in food and beverages as fatucson on Instagram.
Emma Muriel was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in Arizona most of her life. An avid traveler, she frequents the east coast and the Caribbean to see family and friends frequently. She is a proud Wildcat alumna and graduated this past May from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Communication and minor in Leadership Studies and Practice. Emma is currently working as the Website & eMarketing Coordinator for Vantage West Credit Union. In this position she manages SEO, web content development and special marketing campaign projects. She also serves on the National Public Relations Special Committee for Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated, based out of Union, New Jersey. In addition she serves as the Area Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for the sorority’s local chapters in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, assisting both undergraduate and alumna chapters with recruiting and retaining membership. Emma is passionate about connecting others and building meaning professional relationships. In her free time, she hikes local trails in Tucson, travels, frequents Disneyland and enjoys playing on her Gamecube at home with friends. Emma is now gearing up to begin her Masters in Educational Leadership with a focus in Community College and Higher Education at Northern Arizona University. Emma also currently serves on the Professional Development Committee for TYP and assists in hosting the monthly CEO Roundtable. Catch Emma on Twitter @emmamuriel
Danielle Duarte specializes in connecting Tucson employers with quality job seekers as Area Manager at Nesco Resources.
Danielle has been a dedicated TYP Board Member since she joined the organization in 2008. She was the founder of the Alliance Committee, and has also served on the Executive Committee as Secretary. She has created, organized or otherwise been an instrumental part of the following TYP Events: #thisistucson, Frist Fridays, Alliance Committee events, New Year’s Eve Galas, as well as ignite520. In addition to this, she is also involved in many other local organizations: Tucson Professional Recruiters (founder), Workforce Investment Board, PEERS, JTED, and YMCA.
Danielle received her BS in MIS in 2003 from Eller College of Management which has been ranked in the Top 5 by U.S. News since the inception of such rankings, one of only three programs in the U.S. with such a distinction. She has more than 11 years of experience in IT and Engineering recruitment for the staffing industry placing over 1,000 IT and Engineering professionals in the Tucson Community including: Software/Hardware Engineers, C/ C++ / JAVA/ SQL Programmers, Network Administrators, Database Administrators, IT Managers, Optical/Electrical/Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineers, Web Application Developers, Web & Graphic Designers, Electromechanical Technicians, Chemists, Laboratory Technicians, SAP Developers, SAN Testers, SAN Engineers and Technical Writers for short/long term contracts and direct hire positions.
After eight years of service on the TYP Board of Directors, Danielle will transition to Board of Director’s Advisory Committee, offering her knowledge, experience and insights to future board members.
A Message from Tucson Young Professionals – Danielle, it is difficult to properly thank someone for so many years and countless hours of leadership, dedication, community service to the TYP Board of Directors. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for the organization. TYP is fortunate to have members like you who embrace our mission of promoting, attracting and retaining young professionals in our community, and commit to positively shaping the economic development of the city we love! Thank you, Danielle!
Erin McEldowney moved to Tucson in 2009 and continues to stay and enjoy this family friendly community with her three young children. She realized shortly after arriving just how many opportunities there were to build a network of business professionals and friends. She grew up between Phoenix and Montana but says that Tucson makes her feel “at home,” though she does miss the Montana fishing. Erin says that having a ‘more than’ full time career, being a mom to three, and attending philanthropic/networking functions is sometimes a challenge, but with a pot of coffee a day (or three) she manages to always find more to take on!
In her spare time (what little she has) she enjoys being with her family and friends. Outdoor activities are some of her most sought after escapes. Anything from hiking the serene Catalina Mountains with her three beautiful children trucking behind, to hunting the treacherous Montana mountain ranges with Grandpa are on the menu of enjoyable activities! She grew up a “Mountain Woman” so growing a beard and camping out comes natural to her (she says hopefully she won’t grow a beard for another 20 years or so.) Aside from the outdoors, she enjoys yoga, a good happy hour, and countless hours of Audible on her commutes.