Chamber Ambassadors are goodwill representatives!

They strengthen the Chamber’s relationship to its Members, the business community and the community at large. Because all Ambassadors are active Members of the Chamber, they provide an important Member-to-Member link, understanding and responding to Member needs as only another Member can.

Ambassadors encourage Members to become involved and help them to learn more about Chamber programs and initiatives. Ambassadors take new Members under their wing, foster communication between the Chamber staff and Members and generally act as the eyes and ears of the Chamber in the community. Ambassadors also represent the Chamber at networking events, business meetings and other functions.


  • Serve as an accredited representative of the Chamber to strengthen its relationship with its members
  • Communicate the Chamber mission and goals to its members and prospective members
  • Serve as hosts, emcees, greeters at Chamber events/functions (Business Breakfasts, Chamber Mixers, Ribbon Cuttings and Special Events.)
  • Enhance the growth of a lasting and loyal base of members
  • Advocate Chamber recruitment and retention of members
  • Perform the highest level of hospitality for all Chamber events/functions
  • Provide for continuous self-evaluation and renewal of the Ambassadors Committee itself
  • Help to increase attendance at Chamber events
Jen Miles -Tech 4 Life & Simple Email Strategies
Jen Miles -Tech 4 Life & Simple Email Strategies Ambassador Committee Chair
As a resident of Cave Creek, I have been involved with our business community, one way or another, for over 9 years. What I learned was that there was a need for assistance in Social Media and Email Marketing. Learning this led me to start my business – Simple Email Strategies.

I LOVE working with small businesses to successfully grow by using Social Media and Email Marketing. At minimum each business should be on one Social Media platform and send out an email once a month to their contacts. This is where I can help. I can assist as little or as much as needed to help you meet your goals. I want to make Social Media and Email Marketing SIMPLE for small businesses. Keep it SIMPLE… Keep it HONEST… Keep it YOU!

Dale Samar, Realty Executives
Dale Samar, Realty Executives Ambassador Co chair
As a life member of the PGA, Dale has spent 30 years assisting golfers and club members with the highest level of service within Arizona golf communities including SunRidge Canyon in Fountain Hills, Sedona Golf Resort and Rancho Mañana in Cave Creek.

He was involved in the team that developed/operated StoneRidge Golf Course in Prescott Valley from raw land to continuing operations and also assisted in opening/purchasing other golf properties including the former Sanctuary Golf Course (now McDowell Mountain Golf Club) as well as SunRidge Canyon Golf Club among others. Responsibilities included marketing these properties diligently and creatively throughout the process providing them with a strong foundation from which to have long-term success.

His 30 years within golf included just 3 employers due to his loyalty and character with an exceptional work ethic. His most recent golf position was as General Manager for Rancho Mañana in Cave Creek for 15 years with responsibilities that included managing and/or leasing more than 40,000 square feet of commercial space.

These years of experience have provided Dale with the knowledge necessary to properly market Arizona homes for sellers to generate the highest possible price. With a team of professionals including his very talented interior designer wife, Michelle, your home will look incredible for the photo shoots that are necessary to sell homes quickly in today’s market. Michelle has completed hundreds of projects over the past 20 years for homeowners within the gated communities of Anthem Country Club, Terravita Country Club, Desert Mountain Golf Club, the Boulders and many more throughout Anthem, Cave Creek, Carefree and Scottsdale. “In fact, I would call her my “secret weapon” for prepping homes for sale as many of her updated homes have sold for prices in the high six figures to more than $1,000,000.” added Dale.

Stephanie Maloney-Premier Documents
Stephanie Maloney-Premier DocumentsAmbassador Steering Committee
Stephanie Maloney has been here from Iowa for 24 years. She has two sons, Michael III & Joseph, three dogs and her husband and business partner Michael Maloney, Jr. Now that her children are older, she has more time to get involved in the community helping others and promoting her family business Premier Documents. She provides education on the subject of Estate Planning, Estate Settlement & Asset Protection. Through the educational process, one can decide what documents are right for their family. Do you need a Will, Revocable Living Trust, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will, Nomination of Guardian? Did you start a business? Need to establish an LLC, Corporation or FLP? At Premier, the documents are custom for YOUR family. Our process is thorough and catered to you and YOUR agenda…not ours. We offer successor education for the generation coming after you as well. One of my her goals is to get the message out that Estate Planning isn’t just for the more mature people in our lives…it’s for all adults ages 18 until death. You don’t need a large estate to need planning. Estate Planning is about having control over your personal & financial decision making, when you can’t do it due to death or incapacitation. She does her best to make an uncomfortable subject, comfortable.
Debra Jastrow-Tatum Insurance
Debra Jastrow-Tatum InsuranceAmbassador Steering Committee
I have over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry. I represent more than 40 different carriers and specialize in business and commercial lines but do write my fair share of home and auto policies. I was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2007. In 2013 I earned my Associate in Insurance Services designation as well. I got married in August 2016 to the most wonderful man I know, even though he likes the Green Bay Packers. I myself am a diehard Bears and Cardinals fan. I enjoy camping, traveling the world, eating new foods and spending time with my family. My goal as your agent is to provide you with what you need and to educate so you can make an informed decision about your policy.

John McCombs- AZ Perfect Comfort
John McCombs- AZ Perfect Comfort Ambassador Steering Committee
After a successful career in the Army National Guard and Supply Chain Management, my Wife Robin & I now run a commercial and residential heating, cooling, and indoor air quality company under the name of AZ Perfect Comfort.
Darrell Doepke, REALTOR® Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Darrell Doepke, REALTOR® Berkshire Hathaway Home ServicesAmbassador
I’m a full-time REALTOR® who lives and works up here. I’ve had successful careers in sales, marketing, journalism and small business ownership. The skill set I developed over the years is ideal for real estate as I help sellers and buyers navigate critical real estate transactions.

I believe in getting involved in my community. You’ll find me volunteering and supporting numerous non-profits. In the corporate world there is a time-management mantra that says,”If I can’t change the outcome, I’m not getting involved.” While I see the validity in that, I also see the flip-side which is, “If I can change the outcome, I’m getting involved.” As I grow older and wiser, I try to live by that philosophy.

Susie Dymok - Foothills Caring Corps
Susie Dymok - Foothills Caring CorpsAmbassador
Susie is a 10+ year veteran volunteer here at the Chamber, and enjoys sharing her appreciation and knowledge of our wonderful community. She’s involved in a number of our local non-profits, and is a proud member of the Board of Directors at the Foothills Caring Corps.
Paul Cocuzza - Quail Run Behavioral Health
Paul Cocuzza - Quail Run Behavioral HealthAmbassador
Paul is a connector, having found success in a number of diverse business development and sales roles over a 36-year career. He has a solid reputation for knowledge and integrity, earning a role as a trusted advisor. Paul is actively involved in volunteering and giving back to the community.
Terry Finnegan -Loan Officer - Finance of America & Finn's Finest Cookies
Terry Finnegan -Loan Officer - Finance of America & Finn's Finest CookiesAmbassador
Terry grew up in the metro New York area and graduated from Columbia University as a Mechanical Engineer. Now, with over 15 years in the lending field, her math and problem solving skills enable her to work with and educate clients in all aspects of the mortgage lending process.

Terry is a proud mom of two grown daughters. Locally, she is active with the Columbia University Alumni group and the Chamber. When time permits, Terry enjoys photography, travelling and playing bridge.

Margie Hans-Discovery Map
Margie Hans-Discovery MapAmbassador
Margie joined the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce after purchasing a franchise with Discovery Map International in 2015. She moved to our area in 2007 from the Northeast. A nurse by profession, Margie has worked in medical devices for years, a job that has required her to travel all over the country from her home base in Carefree.

Since acquiring the Discovery Map for Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale, she has enjoyed more community involvement and promoting our patch of paradise as a fun travel destination. Margie loves welcoming new local businesses with her map and then helping them to grow by gaining exposure for them. With her experience in working with others through both the medical profession and her fun detailed maps of the area, Margie brings both knowledge and enthusiasm to the Chamber.

She’s an outgoing gal and her Discovery Map is updated annually, so do say hello at the next Chamber event. Promotion, promotion, promotion counts as much as location, location, location.

Phillip Henn - Hunt Distinctive Properties
Phillip Henn - Hunt Distinctive PropertiesAmbassador
Philip Henn has been a top-producing broker for over 20 years in NYC and now is firmly planted in the Scottsdale, Cave Creek & Carefree areas working with the Fulton-Rizzo Team at Hunt Distinctive Properties ERA. Philip represents buyers and sellers alike and he has considerable experience selling new developments, along with helping domestic and foreign real estate investors achieve their unique goals. Our office is located at Rancho Manana in Cave Creek. We service all of our clients valley wide yet focus on Carefree, Cave Creek and North Scottsdale. We know the broader picture of these areas and also the desired neighborhoods including Rancho Manana, The Boulders, Tatum Ranch, Dove Valley Ranch, Sentinel Rock, Terravita, Winfield Canyon Ridge and Desert Mountain to name just a few of the subdivisions in our areas of expertise. Philip works closely with Thomas Fulton and MariaElena Rizzo who have over 35 years’ worth of local real estate experience, not only in buying and selling homes for our customers, but also for selling and buying land, commercial properties and real estate development. The Fulton-Rizzo Team has incredible networking capabilities and we are open seven days a week for all our clients. The Hunt Distinctive Properties tagline is “WE ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU,” and we are! If you are not in town we will arrange to work with our clients via Zoom, Skype or Facetime. An extra benefit for sellers who hire the Fulton-Rizzo Team to sell their property is that our office is located on prime real estate at Rancho Manana where we have people coming from all over the country to visit Ranch Manana and the Tonto Bar & Grill. They are coming in from out of town and easily fall in love with the surrounding area and they stop by our office to see what is available for sale. That’s not only an incredible advantage to our clients who are selling, but it’s so convenient for people who wish to move here. Philip is set apart by his tremendous focus, versatility, and willingness to go the extra mile. Whatever the task, he consistently demonstrates a sterling work ethic, crystal-clear communication and rigorous follow-up. This high level of service continues to result in an ongoing stream of repeat and referral business. Clients genuinely appreciate his laser focus when it comes to patiently listening to their needs, staying abreast of market fluctuations, and acting tenaciously when the time is right. Prior to real estate, Philip worked on the business side of the restaurant industry for many years. In addition to being a licensed New York Real Estate Associate Broker and REBNY member, he holds the prestigious NYRS, LEED-Certified and CNE designations. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, hiking, biking, cooking and international travel. Philip and his wife Lauren love the Carefree and Cave Creek communities and happily volunteer for local charities.
Bob Hesselgesser-City Sun Times
Bob Hesselgesser-City Sun Times Ambassador
Bob Hesselgesser was born in Montana and raised in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. He spent 3 years in the US Army, stationed in Germany, then attended college back in Montana.

He always worked in a professional career of Sales and Marketing and is currently the sales rep for the City Sun Times. Bob came to Arizona after winning a trip to the Super Bowl through the Colorado lottery! He has lived in Arizona full time since 2000.

He is a member of the Moose, Eagles, American Legion Post and Kiwanis. He is a past president of the Jaycees.

Mario Licciardi - Coldwell Banker Realty
Mario Licciardi - Coldwell Banker RealtyAmbassador
Mario Licciardi is associated with the Scottsdale/Carefree office of Coldwell Banker Realty as an affiliate agent. He comes to the office with more than 30 years of real estate experience. “I decided to affiliate with Coldwell Banker because I love its tradition of excellence and strong presence in the industry, but most of all, I really enjoyed the energy our branch manager Sandi Hess has, and I look forward to many years of success with her as our leader,” said Licciardi. Prior to affiliating with Coldwell Banker Realty, he was an agent with Keller Williams. He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. Active in his community, he is presently an ambassador for the Cave Creek-Carefree Chamber of Commerce, director of activities for the Cave Creek-Carefree Italian American Club, trustee for the Arizona American Italian American Club and member of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce. About Coldwell Banker Realty Arizona: Coldwell Banker Realty in Arizona, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates 22 offices with approximately 1,465 independent agents throughout Arizona. Coldwell Banker Realty is part of Realogy Brokerage Group, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information about Mario please visit
David Murphy - NVENT Marketing
David Murphy - NVENT MarketingAmbassador
When David Murphy first moved to Phoenix in 1994, he fell in love with the Valley’s culture and the spirit of small business owners here. So after a few more years in global executive marketing roles helping big companies like Hewlett Packard, David shifted gears to help small and medium businesses grow. He founded a full-service marketing company called Nvent Marketing to help businesses build awareness and demand using both traditional and digital marketing strategies.

In his spare time, David and his wife like to hike, bike, and explore Cave Creek, Carefree, and the rest of Arizona. David is a member of the Rotary Club of Anthem and volunteers his talents to numerous non profit organizations.

MariaElena Rizzo - Realtor Fulton Rizzo Team HUNT Distinctive Properties ERA
MariaElena Rizzo - Realtor Fulton Rizzo Team HUNT Distinctive Properties ERA Ambassador
Hailing from the Hudson Valley area of upstate New York, MariaElena has been living in the Carefree and Cave Creek area for 14.5 years.
She has two children who graduated from our local school district who went on to college at UofA.
The Fulton Rizzo Team & HUNT Distinctive Properties ERA have their roots in real estate and their hearts in the community. With our office located in a Rancho Manana building that housed a 1940’s dude ranch, we enjoy more walk-in traffic than any other realty business in the area. This is a huge benefit to sellers who use the Fulton-Rizzo team. As MariaElena reveals, “Every day we have people from all over the country coming to the Rancho Manana Golf Course or Tonto Bar & Grill. They are coming in from out of town, they fall in love with the area, and they stop in our office to see what’s available for sale. That’s not only an incredible advantage to our clients who are selling, but it’s so convenient for people who wish to move here.”
We are your source for professional real estate services in Cave Creek, Carefree & North Scottsdale With great experience as Cave Creek Realtors and servicing all areas in northern Maricopa County, the Fulton-Rizzo Team will help both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. We have extensive knowledge of the Cave Creek, Carefree & North Scottsdale communities, and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home buying or home selling experience a pleasant and successful one.
The Fulton-Rizzo team represents evenly both buyers and sellers in residential and commercial transactions, everything from condos to million-dollar homes. No matter your budget, you’ll get a thorough, professional and accurate representation.
Evelyn Johnson-Life Long Member
Evelyn Johnson-Life Long MemberAmbassador
Mick Ennis
Mick EnnisIn Memoriam - 1942-2016
Mick Ennis had a distinguished 20-year career with the New York Fire Department (FDNY) before moving to Arizona in 1997, when he joined the Foothills Sentinel newspaper as associate editor. Mick was no stranger to community involvement. He was a member of Knights of Columbus (52 years), Kiwanis (34 years) and graciously volunteered for the Thunderbird Fine Art and Wine Festival every weekend and attended every Chamber mixer and business breakfast since 1997! Mick was honored by the Chamber in 2011 as Volunteer of Year.

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