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
Born in Tucson, I have an affinity for both city and country living. I’m able to relate to almost anyone and find common ground upon which to build a relationship. My focus is connecting clients to their communities and the public. Although I’m able to communicate in English and Spanish, my favorite language is music. I have a garden but cultivating relationships is my true passion.
“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
Alice TempletonCommunity Relations Directoralice@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
I have been a marketing and account executive in Arizona since 1999. If I don’t know you, I probably know someone who does! As Marketing Director for Gordley Group, I create dynamic marketing plans for great businesses and organizations who understand how to connect with the diverse and unique people of Arizona. I enjoy family, food, football, fiestas and finding new places to visit. I serve on the Boards for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson and the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl.
“A community worth living in is a community worth supporting.”
Hans RheyMarketing Directorhans@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
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 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 HosackMedia & Marketing Plannerdawn@gordleygroup.com
I am involved in all aspects of the public involvement process, from public meetings to managing stakeholder questions and concerns. I’m a natural communicator who loves public speaking! I have a B.A. degree in communication from the University of Arizona and am actively involved with the alumni association. I am a proud Air Force wife and love spending time with my nieces and our two labs.
“Everything happens for a reason.”
— Marilyn Monroe
Vanessa NoonkesterPublic Involvement Coordinatorvanessa@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 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 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."