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OUR STORY

Meet the Javelinas

OUR JAVELINA HERD IS FULL OF THE BEST TALENT IN PHOENIX

As a company, we advance equality and human dignity through social, political and economic change. When we level the playing field with our clients—even by an inch—millions of lives can be touched and improved.  We’re hard-working, driven to win, and passionate about progress. Take a gander at our own stories and the places we like to share them.

Photo Credit: Jesse Rieser, courtesy of The McKinley Club

  • Catherine Alonzo
    Catherine Alonzo
    CEO and Founding Partner
  • Bill Scheel
    Bill Scheel
    Founding Partner
  • David Waid
    David Waid
    Founding Partner
  • Rob DuRay
    Rob DuRay
    VP Colorado Office
  • Lynda Cannon
    Lynda Cannon
    Director of Finance
  • Alana Campbell
    Alana Campbell
    Operations Manager
  • Marisa Hoskins
    Marisa Hoskins
    Client Manager
  • Ariel Reyes
    Ariel Reyes
    Client Manager
  • Rachel King
    Rachel King
    Political Client Associate
  • Michelle Thomas
    Michelle Thomas
    Associate

Javelina’s Values

Fun Kindness Equality Integrity Teaching and Learning Community Doing things differently Pushing harder than ever before
Working together and with accountability Diversity

Javelinas in Action

Javelina Partner David Waid Brings Inspired Branding and Marketing to the Team
Javelina Associate Michael Romero Brings the Prop 206 Brand to Life
Javelina Associate Michelle Thomas Developing Branding and Marketing Strategy
Javelina Associate Paloma Ibanez Brings AWEE Brand to Life
Javelina Associate Ariel Reyes in Group Branding and Marketing Session
If Not Now Online Campaign Course from Javelina

Learn How to Get Elected

Start your campaign for elected office today by enrolling in If Not Now, an online campaign training for those who want to change the world through public policy.

If Not Now Online Campaign Course from Javelina

Learn How to Get Elected

Start your campaign for elected office today be enrolling in If Not Now, an online campaign training for those who want to change the world through public policy.

If Not Now Online Campaign Course from Javelina

Learn How to Get Elected

Start your campaign for elected office today be enrolling in If Not Now, an online campaign training for those who want to change the world through public policy.

 

Across every platform. On every issue. Make Javelina part of your team.

 

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800 N. 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Map to Javelina's Office in Downtown Phoenix

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Catherine Alonzo
CEO and Founding Partner

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

Little Fact

Discovering the secret, lesser-known language and etiquette differences between the UK and the US usually involve moments of great embarrassment for me.

Values

Kindness
Equality
Teaching and learning

Favorite Location

Bridle path — Running keeps me centered. No matter where I am in the world, as long as I can run, I can feel at home.

Bill Scheel
Founding Partner

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“Mind precedes all mental states… If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows her like her never-departed shadow.” -Buddha

Little Fact

My favorite yoga poses are Warrior II and Child’s Pose.

Values

Community
Doing things differently
Diversity

Favorite Location

My downtown Phoenix home — I’ve lived here for 23 years and it represents my personality and my community.

David Waid
Founding Partner

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“It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation: Yes, we can.” —Barack Obama

Little Fact

MCA of the Beastie Boys said he credited me for the band moving from punk rock to hip hop.

Values

Compassion
Hard work
Pursuit of creativity

Favorite Location

The Orchard Phoenix

Rob DuRay
VP Colorado Office

“Life is far too important to be taken seriously.” —Unknown

Little Fact

I own a bar in the mountains of Colorado

Values

Kindness
Willingness to learn
Self-assuredness

Favorite Location

Anywhere people are laughing

Lynda Cannon
Director of Finance

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

Little Fact

My dog adopted me…he literally picked me from within a crowd of hundreds.

Values

Awareness
Exploration
Originality

Favorite Location

My own back yard; it is always where I am most connected with the earth, myself and those I love.

Alana Campbell
Operations Manager

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” -Tina Fey

Little Fact

I’m 59 inches tall.

Values

Adventure
Dedication
Joy

Favorite Location

National Mall in DC

Marisa Hoskins
Client Manager

“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential — for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible..” —Kierkegaard

Little Fact

At my house, churros are a complete food group.

Values

Authenticity
Simplicity
Integrity

Favorite Location

Any mountain preserve or hiking trail just before the sun sets. The harsh desert landscape sparkling in gradient shades of pink, purple, and gold is spectacular — a daily work of art.

Ariel Reyes
Client Manager

“Glass always wins.” —My ER Doctor

Little Fact

I taught myself how to whistle in two weeks.

Values

Pay it forward
Learning
Resourcefulness

Favorite Location

Dog parks on a busy morning

Rachel King
Political Client Associate

“Wherever you go, there you are.” —Unknown

Little Fact

I have an identical twin sister.

Values

Discipline
Inclusivity
Kindness

Favorite Location

At the summit of Camelback Mountain, because the view is worth the hike.

Michelle Thomas
Associate

“Doing the right thing takes courage and strength. At least that’s what I’ve heard.” —Blair Waldorf

Little Fact

Pizza and politics are my favorite pastimes.

Values

Growth
Empathy
Efficiency

Favorite Location

Dark Hall Coffee