Green Fund Committee
Yazhmin Dozal, Co-Chair
Yazhmin is a senior Environmental Science major with an emphasis in Management, a minor in Biology, and a certificate in Wildlife and Ecology management. By having worked on research projects on Hairy Woodpecker foraging behavior and pond ecology with macroinvertebrates, she understands the drive and determination it takes to work on the management of resources and species. Being driven by her roots in a small agricultural town, she has had a passion for wildlife and ecology conservation.. Having seen the need for regulation, sustainability, and policies in small towns, she realizes that there needs to be strong leadership in sustainable and eco-friendly development. In the future, she hopes to work with a conservation-based organization on projects that will help manage environmental conservation and anthropogenic development.
Alanna Goodell, Secretary
Alanna is a junior at NAU majoring in environmental engineering and minoring in chemistry. Her love for the environment began in high school when she took an environmental science course and started getting involved with more clubs and volunteering opportunities focused around helping the environment. During her time at NAU, Alanna has been involved in small research projects that focus on creating a sustainable campus and ensuring that current implementations are not degrading to the environment. In the future Alanna wants to be able to create new technologies that benefit the environment as well as spread awareness for important environmental issues. In her free time, Alanna enjoys hiking, dancing, hanging out with her friends, and taking care of plants.
Paige Strickland, Co-Chair
Paige is a Junior at NAU pursuing a B.A. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Paige developed a deep love for nature and wildlife from camping and hiking since she was a kid! She is most passionate about preserving and protecting our natural systems and teaching others about leading sustainable lifestyles. Paige spends much of her time involved in all things sustainability on campus and in the community and is constantly seeking to expand her horizons on the subject. She is the co-founder of Thrift Jacks, a club on campus that advocates for the reuse and donation of items by students, for students! She hopes to make sustainability more widely accessible to NAU students and help foster the culture of sustainability on campus with the help of the Green Fund and other environmental groups. In the future, she hopes to be either an environmental consultant or working for an environmental advocacy organization.
Emily Hackett, Public Relations
Emily is a freshman at NAU pursuing a double major in Spanish and Environmental & Sustainability Studies. Being raised in the scenic Santa Cruz mountains of California, her passion for the environment has always run deep. She has had a great opportunity to work in her high school’s aquaponic greenhouse for two years, providing the school and community with fresh produce. After her time at NAU, she hopes to bring sustainable practices to mainstream agriculture businesses in California. In addition to Spanish and sustainability, Emily enjoys traveling, learning, going to NAU sporting events, and spending time at the beaches in her hometown.
Andrew Nettels, Treasurer
Andrew is a junior majoring in Business, and is also pre-law. A proud Eagle Scout, Andrew first
developed his passion for the outdoors during his time in Scouts. Raised in Los Angeles, Andrew decided to attend Northern Arizona University for a change of scenery, and to experience the many outdoor opportunities Flagstaff has to offer. When he is not busy studying, Andrew can be found hiking or skiing. During his time at Northern Arizona University, Andrew has worked for ASNAU, the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management, has been a member of the Business Leadership Program, has served as the Treasurer and Vice President of Theta Chi Fraternity, and is also the current Vice President of the Inter Fraternity Council. Throughout the remainder of his time at Northern Arizona University, Andrew is looking forward to learning more about business, law, and sustainability.
Colton Barbaro, Data Analyst
Colton is a senior at NAU majoring in Computer Science. Clean air is something Colton cares considerably about as being able to breathe in clean air while spending time outdoors is critical for the continued enjoyment of them as well as the sustainability of the environment as a whole. Having grown up in Phoenix, he has always been fond of hiking the various summits around the area, most frequently Camelback, and the longest being the Grand Canyon. Outside of hiking, he also enjoys distance running, video gaming, and messing around with computer programs.
Agnes Drogi, Faculty Advisor
Agnes is a professor of practice in the Construction Management program in the College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS), as of Fall 2017. Prior to that, she was the director of Planning, Design and Construction at NAU, and championed sustainability across campus, contributing actively to the design and construction of (11) LEED Certified (Silver, Gold and Platinum) buildings on NAU campus. She has 27 years of project management experience, handling planning, design and construction of large commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects using multiple delivery methods (Design/Build, CMAR, JOC, Hard Bid). She successfully managed multi-million-dollar construction projects, with accurate budget and schedule forecasts.
She encourages her students to think about how, as construction managers, they will be in ideal leadership positions to help reduce the impact our build environment has on the natural environment.
Agnes has been living in Flagstaff since 2004, when she came up as a General Contractor’s project manager from Phoenix to manage the construction of the College of Business on NAU Campus.
She loves her new job as a teacher, engaging with students while keeping her connections with professionals in the construction industry.
In her spare time, you are most likely to find her riding the local mountain biking trails, skiing, trail running, having fun with her family and friends.
Chad Stiller, Staff Advisor
Joshua Spear, Staff Advisor
Joshua Spear is currently employed at Northern Arizona University in the role of Senior Project Management and oversees multiple construction projects from conception to completion. In this role he has helped NAU achieve many honors including the USGBC Heavy Metals award two years in a row 2014 and 2015. This is an award for LEED projects that have gone over and above expectation of facility performance and aesthetics.
Andrew Iacona, Staff & Green Fund Business Manager
Andrew is a senior project manager in the Facility Services department and has been actively involved in the operations of the Office of Sustainability since 2018. He served on the Green Fund as a facilities advisor from 2016-2018. He recently completed his master’s degree at NAU in Organizational Leadership. Andrew has built and managed numerous LEED Certified buildings on campus and is a current LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design & Construction. He has 17 years of project management experience, handling planning, design, and construction of higher education projects using a wide array of green building practices.
Andrew has been living in Flagstaff since 2004, when he transplanted here from Florida to explore and enjoy the wonders of the southwest. He is passionate about the outdoor environment and enjoys deep immersion in the backcountry. In his spare time, you are most likely to find him out hiking, camping, or biking with his family and friends.
Past Committee Members Accordion Closed
|Founder: Kevin Ordean|
|Founder: Jane Stewart|
|Founder: Emily Champie|
|Founder: Justine Hecht|
|Founder: Ayo Owolabi|
|Founder: Jacob Parchinski|
|Founder: Megan Stalheim|
|Founder: Ian Montanye-Mcree|
|NAU 2010 President: John Haeger|
|Chair Emily Anderson||2010-2011|
|Chair Melody Hartke||2011-2012|
|Caryn Massey||Fall, 2011|
|Chair Caryn Massy||2012-2014|
|Chair David Miller||2014-2015|
|Cheyanne Mumphrey||Spring, 2015|
|Chair Jessica Lazor||2015-2017|
|John "Jack" Meyer||2015-2017|
|Chair Emerald McCormick||2016-2018|
|Joshua "Josh" Nobis||2016-2017|
|Faculty and Staff||Name||Year|
|Facility Services||Andrew Iacona||2017-2019|
|Facility Services||Avi Henn||2014-2016|
|Office of Sus||Ellen Vaughan||2013-2018|
|Facility Services||Nick Koressel||2013-2014|
|Office of Sus||Brian McClaren||2010-2013|
|Facility Services||Lindsay Wagner||2010-2013|
|Office of Sus||Heather Farley||2010-2011|
|Admin Rep||Eva Putzova||2010-2012|