Bill earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, plus a M.S. in Reliability Engineering from the University of Arizona, and worked for 35 years with several companies. Tucson is a special place for his family, as his wife can trace her roots back six generations in the Tucson area. With WMG, Bill sees an opportunity to help rebuild Tucson as a place where you know and help your neighbor. He volunteers teaching middle school students about engineering by having them design water harvesting systems and enjoys backpacking, swimming and cycling.
Joan is a self-employed microfinance specialist, and holds an MSc Degree in International Management from the American University in Washington, D.C. She has been helping organizations in developing countries to provide financial services to low-income people for over 20 years. She has worked for international NGOs such as CARE and Catholic Relief Services, as well as for international donors such as the US Agency for International Development and the World Bank. Joan participated in one of Watershed Management Group’s first apprenticeship programs, and is an active member of the WMG co-op.
Jennifer Mills is a native Arizonan who has a great appreciation for the vibrant and diverse place where she grew up. Working as a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, she has been assisting clients with their financial and investment decisions since 1994. Jennifer was introduced to Watershed Management Group by a like minded client and friend, Marguerite Fisher. Although she is still learning about the history and vision of WMG she is excited to be involved in an organization that embodies so many of the values that are near and dear to her heart. In her spare time, she is an enthusiastic rather than accomplished gardener who also enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, walks with her two Jack Russell Terriers, and watching sunsets with friends and family.
Georgia is Director of Fellowships and Community Engagement at The University of Arizona Graduate College. She manages the UA Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows and UA Wildcat Corps programs that have placed 300 students and grads in non-profit service across Arizona. She has a MS degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin, and was a city planner and consultant in Columbus, Ohio for 18 years before moving to Tucson in 1992. She is interested in non-profit management, community development and sustainability issues.
Andrea is a former investment analyst and current Adjunct Lecturer at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, instilling a love of financial statements in current MBA candidates. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago in Finance. Since moving to Tucson from the east coast, Andrea has volunteered her time consulting with various local non-profits on optimizing their financial strategy to achieve their growth goals and mission.
Mark has had a long zoo career as a senior level manager who has overseen staff and contractors in the installation of new exhibits. He has had total responsibility for the landscape of three major US Zoos. At the Phoenix Zoo, Mark became a leader in their design process. He also acted as an intermediary between internal design teams, staff, volunteers, administration and outside contractors. Recently Mark expanded his knowledge of design and planning by completing a master’s degree in landscape architecture at the University of Arizona. During that same period, he worked part-time for the Drachman Institute and completed a graduate certificate in geographic information systems. Mark is driven by a need for meaningful experiences, a passion for his chosen professions, and a strong desire to keep learning.
Jennifer is a GIS Project Manager for the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and an Adjunct Lecturer for the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. She has a background in physical sciences and natural resources, with Master’s degrees in Watershed Management and GIS, and holds WMG’s certification in Water Harvesting Design. A Tucsonan since 1998, Jennifer enjoys road trips and camping, dabbling in various crafts and dance styles, and glomming onto any dog that will let her pet it because she loves dogs but doesn’t have one of her own.