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People that “Echo” are individuals within Santa Cruz County that work diligently to improve our community. These individuals are selected for their exceptional community service.

People that “Echo”-Juan Espinoza

Dedicated to helping students meet their goals

Juan Andres Espinoza was born in Mesa, Arizona and raised in Nogales, Arizona. Growing up on a border town allowed him to be part of both the American and Mexican cultures. Andres earned his Associate’s Degree in Social Work from the Cochise College Santa Cruz Center in 2012 and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Family Studies at ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Judy Mendoza

People who "echo" in Santa Cruz County

Judith Mendoza Jimenez was recently promoted to NUSD Director of Special Services after having served as NHS principal since March 2011.  Born and raised in Nogales, Sonora, until immigrating to Nogales when she was in fourth grade, Mrs. Jimenez finished her education in local schools, mastering English and a love of learning. After graduating from NHS, she earned a degree ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Judge Kimberly Corsaro

People that "echo"

Judge Kimberly Corsaro recently celebrated her 22nd anniversary working within the judicial system. Judge Corsaro is a full-time Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore. She is appointed to her position each year by the Presiding Judge of the Santa Cruz County Superior Court approved by the SCC Board of Supervisors. The approval is then sent to the Supreme Court for approval, ... Read More »

Cochise College selects a local Nogales Native-Gabriel Galindo

Cochise hires a local Nogales Native

Recently Border Eco had featured a piece on Sue Neilsen’s retirement. Many people awaited the announcement of the new Cochise College- Santa Cruz Center director. We are pleased to announce the position has been offered to a local native of Nogales. Gabriel Galindo. Mr. Galindo has extensive experience working in the field of education.  He was born, and raised in ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Margie Fish

Judge Corsaro, Juvenile Court Judge; Margie Fish, CASA Coordinator; and Diane Culin, Court Administrator.

Margie Fish is the Coordinator for CASA of Santa Cruz County. Her roles is to recruit volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in courts in Santa Cruz County. She has been working in this position for over 9 years. Volunteers come from all aspects of life with no specific educational or professional background. Her role is to train, screen ... Read More »

People that “Echo” Arthur Espinoza

Helping to feed families across the county

Arthur Espinoza is not new to the field of community service. He has been working in the field for over 12 years. Mr. Espinoza has been working for 7 years at the Nogales Community Food Bank as the executive director. The Nogales Community Food Bank is dedicated to keeping families in need within Santa Cruz County nourished. The food bank ... Read More »

People that “Echo” Edith Garcia Estrella

Edith Garcia Estrella

A community partner and employee of the General Consulate of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona was recognized by Mano Amiga for her exceptional community work. Edith Garcia Estrella works within the department of protection. She is a native and resident of Nogales Sonora, Mexico. She has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from the Technological Institute of Nogales. Her role entails working ... Read More »

People that “Echo” Les Caid Fire Chief of the Year

Fire Chief of the year

On Tuesday March 24, 2015, Rio Rico Fire District Chief Les Caid was awarded the distinction of being the Arizona Fire Chief’s Association (AFCA), Fire Chief of the Year at the annual AFCA Conference held in Glendale. AFCA President Chief Mary Cameli of Mesa Fire and Medical said, “Each year the Association selects a Fire Chief of the Year and ... Read More »

People That “Echo” Margarita Elias- Helping Families in Santa Cruz County

Child & Family Resources Margarita Elias

For this month’s editorial our choice for the April Magazine on People That Echo in our community is Margarita Elias. Margarita Elias  works in a private, community-based non-profit agency as the director of Healthy Families Arizona at Child & Family Resources, Inc. Healthy Families Arizona is a program that serves families facing  challenges, teaching parents how to be the most ... Read More »

“Changing the Community Through Experience”- People That Echo Judge Mary Helen Maynard Maley

"Changing the Community Through Experience"- People That Echo

For our March editorial we are featuring a leader who has played a very important role within our community. Judge Mary Helen Maynard Maley who works for the Santa Cruz County Justice Court. She has served for 21 years as a judge, and it the presiding Judge of the Justice Court. Judge Maley arbitrates disputes, advises counsel, jury, litigants, and ... Read More »

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