Erin Beckett has been serving the Flagstaff Community for over 15 years, through volunteerism and work in both the public and private sectors. As a graduate of Northern Arizona University, Erin found her passion for the outdoors throughout Northern Arizona and enjoys giving back to her community. Erin’s two beautiful daughters are what drives her mission to ensure that both women and children have the opportunity for representation and participation in outdoor activities, tournaments and competitions.
Steve has spent more than 35 successful years in radio sales and management. Throughout his journey, Steve has always had an undying dedication to compelling radio and supporting the local communities we reach. Radio has been a fulltime passion, and it’s the common thread that runs through the airwaves of his career.
As a partner in Great Circle Media, Steve and his employees are making a difference with Northern Arizona businesses. One thing is for certain…..Radio is constantly changing and if you are not willing to embrace change, you will be left behind.
Steve currently oversees sales for seven radio stations in Northern Arizona, four stations in Flagstaff and three in Prescott: (KAFF-FM, The Legend, KMGN-FM, KFSZ-FM & KTMG-FM, Arizona’s Faith Home Family Radio, KNOT-AM in Prescott).
Jeff graduated with a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York in 2004. After graduation, he worked as a Landscape Architect for the Central Park Conservancy for 3 years where he had the opportunity to work on several high profile projects in one of the nation’s premier parks. Seeking the beauty and open space of the mountain west, Jeff moved to Flagstaff in 2007. He worked for a multi-disciplinary design firm for 5 years completing projects for the City of Flagstaff, NAU and private clients. In 2012 he joined the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department as a Construction Manager. While with Parks and Recreation he managed numerous capital projects for the Department before taking a job with Coconino County Public Works Department. where he is Capital Projects Manager for Facilities. His wife Abigail is a nurse in Flagstaff and they have a wonderful 2-year-old daughter Madison. In his spare time Jeff enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and playing acoustic instruments with friends.
Melissa Carroll has been a member of the Flagstaff community for the past 22 years, during which she served on the Flagstaff Youth Orchestra and The Boy Scouts of America boards and supported the following organizations through volunteer efforts: Flagstaff Little League and Flagstaff Girls Softball League, Pickin’ in the Pines, and the Flagstaff Pro Rodeo. Beyond Melissa’s volunteer service efforts, she spends her days as Branch Manager at Alliance of Bank of Arizona. Melissa has provided relationship-based customer service to her clients in the financial industry for over 15 years. Melissa is dedicated to her employees and partners to provide the best banking experience for everyone. Melissa enjoys giving back to her community and is excited to be considered for serving on the board of the Friends of Coconino County Parks.
Nick is a graduate of Nothern Arizona University's W.A. Franke College of Business and longtime resident of Flagstaff, AZ. He holds an interdisciplinary degree in Business and Operations Management and brings professional experience that includes over 20 years of managing dynamic operations, as well as developing new and existing business. Nick has also led many creative strategy teams and projects for product design, digital print, video, and audio marketing content as well as event planning and management. As a self-professed "tech nerd", Nick loves to build on the Internet for work and play.
As a father of two young children, Nick spends much of his free time coaching or supporting flag football, baseball, basketball, and soccer teams for and with his children. Nick is also an avid gardener, gamer, and always finds a disc golf course to get out on. Nick also finds time to support a number of local nonprofit organizations like the Shadows Foundation, Flagstaff Family Food Center, and many others.
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Dave's integrity, sense of community, and business savvy have made him one of the top businessmen in Arizona. After 15 years with the US Department of Agriculture., Dave embarked on a new career as a New York Life agent in 1987. His decision to apply his business and financial skills to help others has proven to be the right one. Currently, Dave is one of the elite New York Life agents in Arizona earning a variety of titles and awards including the NAIFA Quality Award, Top Qualifier every year since 1987, and member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Residing in Flagstaff, the focus of Dave's profession is on assisting Northern Arizona residents and business owners with insurance, financial planning, and employee benefits.
Dave has served as the President of the Flagstaff Model Railroad Club, member of Friends of Coconino County Parks & Recreation, and President of the Swiss Manor Homeowners Association.
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Trace Ward comes to the Board with over 30 years of experience in the tourism/hospitality industry – working with iconic brands such as Starwood, Hilton, Experience Kissimmee and Discover Flagstaff. In addition, Trace earned his Masters in Business, with an emphasis on Leadership, with the Northern Arizona University, W.A. Franke College of Business. Currently, Trace is the Director of Discover Flagstaff, the City of Flagstaff’s convention and visitor bureau.
Trace, his husband and two mini schnauzers have lived in Flagstaff for the past seven years, as of 2022, and enjoy tennis, pickleball, being outdoors at 7,000 feet and cooking for friends. Trace has a passion for the Coconino Parks and all of the wild places in Northern Arizona.
Paul J Babbitt is principal of PB Consulting, Inc. a land use planning company. He is also a member of P2M2, LLC. a commercial real estate leasing company, as well as managing director of Spur Land and Cattle Co., a real estate investment firm. Mr. Babbitt has held local elective offices including the Flagstaff City Council, Mayor of Flagstaff and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors. He was a Democratic candidate of the U.S. House of Representatives in District One Arizona in 2004. His civic involvement has included the National Symphony Orchestra League, the Flagstaff Symphony, Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council, and Mexican Spotted Owl Recovery team, Grand Canyon Airport Authority, Flagstaff Municipal Facilities Corporation, the Guidance Center and Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.