We are chefs, gardeners, dog lovers, mothers and fathers. Music aficionados, exercise lovers, trailblazers. We are artists – collaborators and communicators. Innovators and strategists. We solve problems and bring big ideas to life.
As president and founder of the firm, I provide oversight for all strategic services and advise on how best to utilize our resources to achieve our clients’ goals. I have 40 years of experience in communications and marketing, ranging from large international efforts to projects that connect just a few key stakeholders and individually resolve sensitive issues. My family and nine-year-old granddaughter keep life lively and joyful.
“Make it work.”
— Tim Gunn
After more than 20 years in the newspaper business, I found a new direction in public service. Working in a Tucson City Council office taught me how gratifying it is to dedicate time and energy to helping improve my community. Seven years as a senior community relations officer with the Arizona Department of Transportation introduced me to both transportation and the public involvement process - and solidified for me the importance of developing and maintaining relationships to accomplish good things. I am thrilled my path has led me to Gordley Group. I look forward to continuing my efforts to build better communities along with our great team and our partners throughout the region.
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it’s not open.”– Frank Zappa
C.T. RevereCommunity Relations Directorct@gordleygroup.com
I have more than 20 years of experience in design, marketing communications and branding - from global brands to local, nonprofit and public-sector clients. I oversee visual communications at Gordley and am directly involved in all aspects of each creative project. I lived all over the U.S. before moving to Tucson. My husband and I have three beautiful girls, and in my spare time I love teaching art to children.
“I base my fashion taste on what doesn’t itch.”
— Gilda Radner
Jennifer LaHue-SmithCreative Directorjennifer@gordleygroup.com
As accounting director, my focus is on accuracy and clarity, keeping track of each project’s progress and budget. This information helps our clients make informed decisions. I have a B.S. degree in math and an associate degree in small business. I am married and have two wonderful sons, a lovely daughter-in-law and two beautiful grandchildren. My passion is making a difference in the lives of people around me.
“‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
Sulochana KonurOperations Directorsulochana@gordleygroup.com
I have over 14 years of experience working with clients from startups and non-profits to major corporations. I pride myself on developing projects from concept to production and not being afraid to try new things. I have lived in Tucson since I was very young. I have an amazing little girl and baby boy. If I am not working, I am hanging with the fam or on a soccer field.
“Old enough to know better. Young enough to pretend.”
— Matt Pryor
Richie BrevaireArt Directorrichie@gordleygroup.com
I research, plan and buy media; ensure advertising materials are delivered on time; and monitor media campaigns for effectiveness. I support the creative team, lending my left-brain skills to their right-brain talents. I have a business degree with an emphasis in marketing. My husband and I have three wonderful boys. When I’m not at work or with the family I enjoy quilting and am addicted to shopping on amazon.com.
"Whoever is happy will make others happy too."
— Anne Frank
Dawn HosackCreative and Media Department Managerdawn@gordleygroup.com
After 16-plus years in the transportation industry, I am excited to be part of the Gordley Group. My experience in managing multiple projects and working with stakeholders through all phases of highway construction has led me to this new path in my career. In addition to spending time with my two wonderful sons and two loyal mutts, I enjoy anything outdoors and searching for the best next meal!
“I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use being anything else.”
– Winston Churchill
Jessica De La OssaPublic Involvement Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
With over five years of event planning experience, I ensure that public meetings are planned and executed efficiently. I support the public involvement team with all aspects of the process, from beginning to end. I have worked in the non-profit sector for the majority of my professional career which has given me a true sense of what it means to help other people. After growing up in South Texas, I spent the next eight years living in Oklahoma City. My husband and I recently moved to Tucson to take advantage of the outdoor activities and beautiful scenery Arizona has to offer. On the weekend, you will find me spending time with my family and crazy dog. I love shopping, hiking, going to the zoo and trying out new restaurants.
“There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.”–Sophia Amoruso
Stephanie StanleyPublic Involvement Plannerstephanie@gordleygroup.com
I’ve been in the field of graphic design and marketing since 2008. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to tackle projects that have pushed me to be a strong, well-rounded and organized designer. I love that my day is never the same. I can start my day with developing an ad for a magazine, later move to a web layout, do a photoshoot, knockout a few Spanish translations with my teammates and tackle all the small emergencies in-between. I’m a huge boxing fan and a lucky guy who has an amazing wife and family that puts up with my boxing obsession and join me when the fights are on.
Edgar MendozaGraphic Designeredgar@gordleygroup.com
Most of my professional career has been in public service. While in college, I was an intern for former Congressman Ron Barber. My main responsibility was responding to calls and documenting constituent opinions and their challenges in working with federal agencies. Although I didn’t always see the resolution, I was glad to play a role in our government giving people the opportunity to express their views and seek help. After graduating from Northern Arizona University, I joined AmeriCorps, which placed me at the Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED) for one year. Since then, I worked for a local non-profit where I was able to help and interact with awesome volunteers every day. I am a Tucson native and love our beautiful scenery, weather, and Wildcats.
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” –Rick Warren
Alexa SchwalbachPublic Involvement Coordinatoralexa@gordleygroup.com
I organize my day to accommodate the needs of our clients and staff. I’m generally the first point of contact for the public and clients. I also manage the firm’s daily calendar and meeting schedules to make sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently. As accounting assistant, I help process monthly invoices and manage accounts payable transactions. I’m raising my niece, which can be challenging, but is very rewarding.
“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance.”
— Oprah Winfrey
Chanie TeagueAdministrative Coordinator/Accounting Assistantchanie@gordleygroup.com
I ensure that all elements of the public outreach process are well planned and executed. I love the diversity of work, from sitting at my computer tracking and analyzing public comments in our database, to travelling anywhere from Apache Junction to Douglas to stage public meetings. My husband is an artist. Our two boys grew up in Tucson and attended the University of Arizona, so we are all dedicated Wildcat fans.
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.”
— Helen Keller
Lori LantzPublic Involvement Specialistlori@gordleygroup.com
I have worked as a Community Relations Assistant at Gordley for the past two summers, and it has been a wonderful opportunity to develop as a professional. While assisting with numerous projects at the firm, I’ve gained firsthand experience utilizing successful business practices. I’m a reverse snowbird: I come to Arizona for the summer, then go north to chilly Burlington, VT when school is in session. Currently, I’m studying to earn a B.S. in professional writing, with a specialization in publishing.
“Writing is like riding a bike. Once you gain momentum, the hills are easier. Editing, however, requires a motor and some horsepower.”
— Gina McKnight
Shayna TakeCommunity Relations Assistantshayna@gordleygroup.com
I thoroughly enjoy the writing I do for Gordley, from news releases and ads, to website copy and proposals, and I am one of those strange people who actually likes proofreading. I moved to Tucson a few years ago to be near my two daughters and their families. I dote on my granddaughter, read a ton, do some creative writing and enjoy my dog, who is a little punk.
"Life is short, but it's wide."