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Leadership

Christie Harper
Christie Harper
Assistant Vice President, Marketing

Christie combines a brand strategy background and Higher Ed expertise to ensure that the SAEM/AISS division’s marketing is strategic and effective. A native Californian, she loves good food and wine, and has traveled far and wide to experience both.

christieharper@email.arizona.edu

Magan Alfred
Magan Alfred
Director, Marketing Strategy and Management

Magan’s institutional knowledge contributes mightily to the team. She leads the execution of marketing strategies that advance the goals of the University and the SAEM/AISS division, with an emphasis on those that achieve enrollment goals. She’s a sports watching news junkie who’s at her happiest during college football season. And Thanksgiving.

malfred@email.arizona.edu

EVI LOVERES
EVI LOVERES
Creative Director

Evi brings a broad skill set to the team, with experience in print, TV, UI and UX design. She champions the design team, and is responsible for the division’s brand expression. When she’s not in the office, she consults with ‘esports’ (competitive gaming) companies, plays video games and sings karaoke. She can be bribed with food or adult beverages.

eloveres@email.arizona.edu

Sabre Sarnataro
Sabre Sarnataro
Director, Digital Marketing

Fascinated by the psychology behind marketing, Sabre has spent her career using analysis and strategy to develop, execute and measure marketing and communications plans, specializing in digital. When not fiendishly listening to podcasts, she is either playing a board game, trying a new restaurant or planning her next trip – perhaps to one of the 9 US states she hasn't yet been to.

sabre@email.arizona.edu

DAVID MILLER
DAVID MILLER
Director, Content Strategy & Communications

David has split his career between marketing agencies and higher-ed, using his passion for compelling copy, messaging, and strategy to guide breakthrough work at every stop. He oversees the creative content and public relations arms of the team, leveraging content channels to tell a broader UA story for numerous audiences.

dcmiller@email.arizona.edu

JANA HAYHURST
JANA HAYHURST
Director of Marketing, Arizona Online

Jana has extensive experience in a variety of sales, advertising and marketing positions in the entertainment industry. While working at MTV for 10 years, she became a self-professed expert in market research, navigating the digi-lifestyle of the Millennial generation. A Tucson native, as a child she spent several Saturdays each fall in Arizona Stadium’s “knothole” section. And maybe hugged Wilbur a few times.

janahayhurst@email.arizona.edu

MARKETING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

KAREN FLORES
KAREN FLORES
Senior Marketing Manager

Karen uses her higher education and marketing expertise to create and implement marketing plans for different audiences across multiple platforms and media. She’s our leading expert on resource-centric planning and analytics. You can count on her for the latest in digital marketing practices, Formula 1 updates, or impromptu jingles.

kflores@email.arizona.edu

KRISTIN TENNEY
KRISTIN TENNEY
Senior Marketing Manager

Kristin brings a background of marketing strategy and management to the team. Kristin is known for having no filter. She will ask you the question that makes you blush.

ktenney@email.arizona.edu

LAUREN VIDAL
LAUREN VIDAL
Marketing Manager

Lauren’s background in coordinating and executing marketing programs across the U.S. as well as internationally has shaped her into an enthusiastic collaborator. She’s an articulate communicator, passionate about interacting and uniting multiple departments with diverse backgrounds. Yogi and food aficionado, Lauren is always in search of the finest in life.

laurenvidal@email.arizona.edu

Rachelle Dilley
Administrative Associate

Rachelle provides administrative support to the team using her talents of organizing, strategizing, and project juggling. Her baked goods fuel the creative juices of the staff and they don't mind being her taste testing guinea pigs. When not at work, you can find her walking her Border Collie, working in her yard, or cheering on the Colorado Rockies.

rachelled@email.arizona.edu

CREATIVE

ANTONIO VILLAGOMEZ
ANTONIO VILLAGOMEZ
Videographer

Antonio meets the enormous pent-up demand for his medium with enthusiasm and humor. His creativity and approach to all projects make him a valuable team member. He also single-handedly keeps Chipotle in business. Even during E. coli outbreaks.

lavilla2@email.arizona.edu

JASON RYDER
JASON RYDER
Videographer

Jason brings more than 12 years of experience of producing and directing films to the team. In addition to being behind the lens, he’s got a passion for aviation and can tell you the type of airplane flying overhead just by hearing the sound it makes.

jryder1@email.arizona.edu

DANN NIEGOCKI
DANN NIEGOCKI
Associate Creative Director

Dann brings decades of experience, an active imagination, and an eye for illustration and animation to the team. He moonlights (in his dreams) as a bike cop and is quite at home outdoors. His favorite quote is “remember when being outside was normal and being inside was strange” even though he isn’t that old. Yet. JK Rowling’s Weasley family is based on his own large ginger family. Go NASA!

niegocki@email.arizona.edu

CORINNA MARIN
CORINNA MARIN
Visual Designer

Often confused for Winona Ryder, Corinna brings to the team keen graphic design and illustration skills as well as years of experience in creative marketing design. Fun Fact: She can survive only off of caffeine, Netflix and sleep. That's it. Beetle juice, beetle juice, beetle juice!

corinnamarin@email.arizona.edu

JENNY ISAACS
JENNY ISAACS
Visual Designer

With a background in advertising, book publishing and zoo concessions, Jenny is one of the marketing team's newest members. Despite having grown up in 5 different countries, Jenny has found her forever home in Tucson. She brings a fresh eye and low-light indoor plants to the office.

jennyisaacs@email.arizona.edu

CONTENT

AMANDA REYES
AMANDA REYES
Writer and Content Manager

Caffeine and a passion for storytelling fuel this copywriter, who brings experience in news writing and advertising to the team. Amanda can’t live without coffee, Netflix, or a thesaurus. She can, however, live without the Oxford comma.

amandaballard@email.arizona.edu

DILLON NAKATA
DILLON NAKATA
Marketing Analyst

Dillon’s background is in product development, project management, marketing and communications, business strategy, new business development, and marketing analytics. He is obsessed with improving the consumer experience and focuses on using research and data to develop consumer-centric solutions. When Dillon is not in the office you can assume he is traveling, hiking or on some sort of adventure.

dmnakata@email.arizona.edu

DIGITAL

Ryan Dool
Manager, Web Development & Operations

Ryan is the force behind many websites. With a background in programming and a passion for statistics Ryan speaks both developer and marketer. When not at work, you can find him racing drones or at the gym.

rldool@email.arizona.edu

Maria Cardenas Perez
Maria Cardenas Perez
Digital Marketing Specialist

Maria’s background in media planning and buying make her a well-seasoned digital marketer. A doer, she can take on any challenge. She is always putting her consumer hat on and curating the next big digital marketing campaigns. You can check out her competitive nature while tasting wines, dancing out on the town or cheering at a game with friends or family.

mec2@email.arizona.edu

TOM MCCARTHY
TOM MCCARTHY
Visual Designer

With a background in fine arts and graphic design, Tom designs marketing materials with unrelenting attention to detail and plenty of out-of-the-box ideas. A former aspiring rock star, he’s always prepared to be the office DJ and expects everyone to thoroughly enjoy his musical selections without question.

tkmccarthy@email.arizona.edu

"The Marketing team is part drill sergeant, part cheerleader and the creative dream team you get to have on speed dial."

Rachel Rivera

Director of Development, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management