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OUR STORY

Meet the Javelinas

OUR JAVELINA HERD IS DRIVEN TO MAKE MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN THE WORLD

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 shape communities, 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

  • Josh Zaragoza
    Josh Zaragoza
    VP for Digital Strategy and Data Analytics
  • Rob DuRay
    Rob DuRay
    VP Colorado Office
  • Alana Campbell
    Alana Campbell
    Strategic Growth and Projects Manager 
  • Marisa Hoskins
    Marisa Hoskins
    Strategy and Communications Manager

  • Justin Plumb
    Justin Plumb
    Client Associate
  • Jake Kless
    Jake Kless
    Client Communications Associate
  • Sydney Kasper
    Sydney Kasper
    Marketing & Communications Intern

Javelina’s Values

Fun Kindness Equality Integrity Growth Community Support Pushing harder than ever before Ownership 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.

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Javelina Consulting LLC 1026 E Keim Dr

Phoenix AZ 85014

 

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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
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

Josh Zaragoza
VP for Digital Strategy and Data Analytics

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“Wisdom’s a gift, but you’d trade it for youth. Age is an honor, it’s still not the truth.” – Ezra Koenig

Little fact

I’m currently taking drum lessons

Values

Perseverance, empathy and innovation.

Favorite location

My family room with my phone put aside in another room

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
Adaptability

Favorite Location

Anywhere people are laughing

Alana Campbell
Strategic Growth and Projects 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
Strategy and Communications 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.

Justin Plumb
Client Associate

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.” -Albert Camus

Little fact

I used to be one of the top 25 Tetris players in Arizona.

Values

Strategy
Achievement
Trustworthiness

Favorite location

The back of the Lincoln Memorial. I used to go there, face Virginia, and read on Friday afternoons in college.

Jake Kless
Client Communications Associate

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Little Fact

I once was escorted out of the US Capitol building for going down the wrong hallway – to this day, I’m convinced there was a secret meeting happening in that hallway.

Values

Justice
Selflessness
Courage

Favorite Location

Portland Park in downtown Phoenix on a Sunday morning

Sydney Kasper
Marketing & Communications Intern

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

Little fact

I love cooking competition shows despite being terrible at cooking – I’m currently watching “Worst Cooks in America,” so at least that’s fitting!

Values

Creativity
Empathy
Happiness 

Favorite location

The front seat of the second level of the double-decker buses in London – gives an unexpectedly amazing view of the city!