Corey Asbill was born in Artesia, NM and graduated high school from Cloudcroft. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from NMSU in 2002. He has been working in the renewable energy industry for the past 15 years. Thirteen of those years, he has been at the solar energy research center on the campus of NMSU and two years with SunPower by Positive Energy Solar. He retains a passion for renewable energy system deployment and sustainable development adoption and practice.
Board Secretary: Heather Hume
LuLu’s Elements for Living
A New Mexico Native-Born in Portales, Heather grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism / Advertising. She has worked in the retail industry since she was 16 years old and came to Las Cruces via Dallas,Texas to take over the Dillard’s store as the general manager. She had the great opportunity to buy LuLu and does all the buying, merchandising and marketing. She is now a vocal advocate for small/local business in Las Cruces and is passionate about animal rights and rescue.
Board Treasurer: Drew Marketto
Dental Associates, PA
Drew Marketto is a dentist in Las Cruces. His family has a long standing tradition of health care in the Mesilla Valley. His grandfather, Don Marketto Jr., has been a Las Cruces OBGYN for the past 31 years, and began his practice when Telshor Boulevard was a dirt road. His father, Don Marketto III, doctor of osteopathic medicine, has practiced anesthesia here since 1994 and continues his practice at MountainView Regional Medical Center.
Drew Marketto attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for his undergraduate and doctorate education. He joined Dr. David A. Sudimack and Dr. Phillip E. Born, Jr. at Dental Associates, PA, 2205 S. Solano Drive, in August of 2017. Drew also joins his wife, Jené, a dental hygienist, who has been working at Dental Associates, PA for the past year.
Board Member: Leah Messina
Immediate Past President
Leah Messina is the CEO of Sinuate Media, a digital marketing and publicity firm she founded in 2006. She has led extensive promotions for product launches, ecommerce businesses, entertainment, professional services, and educational institutions. She has helped launch several startups and currently serves as an Enterprise Advisor at The Arrowhead Center at NMSU. Leah holds a BA in Professional Writing & Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a MS in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University. A New York native, she has been a Las Cruces resident since 2010.
Board Member: Cassandra Lockwood
Safe Haven Thrift Store
Cassandra Lockwood attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI and graduated with her BFA in 1999. During graduate school at NMSU, she studied how cultural identity informs contemporary art on the US/Mexico Border receiving her MA in History in 2003.
Presently, Cassandra manages the thrift store for Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary, the only no-kill Sanctuary for cats and dogs in southern New Mexico.
Board Member: Tessa Stuve
Bio coming soon
Board Member: Candice Butler
Leave It Local Las Cruces
Bio coming soon
Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce Staff
Chief Executive Officer: Carrie Hamblen