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 was at the solar energy research center on the campus of NMSU, two years with SunPower by Positive Energy Solar, and now he is the co-founder of Organ Mountain Solar and Electric. He retains a passion for renewable energy system deployment and sustainable development adoption and practice.
Board Secretary: Tessa Abeyta Stuve
Tessa is a New Mexican small business owner and community advocate. Raised in Los Alamos, Tessa earned a Bachelors in Arts in Government from NMSU, becoming a 1st generation college graduate. Tessa serves as the secretary for the Board of Directors of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce. Tessa served on the church council at Peace Lutheran, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Border Servant Corps. Since 2016, Tessa has been an active member of the Polka Dot Powerhouse, a professional networking group for women in local business.
Tessa and her husband Todd are proud parents to twin boys Luca and Elliot, and daughter Persephone whom they welcomed through domestic adoption in New Mexico. Tessa works very hard to instill a family motto in her children , “Be a good human, and make the world a better place”. Tessa is a proud Las Crucen, and looking forward to working with others in building a sustainable and welcoming city.
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: Isabella Pedicone
Ms. Isabella Pedicone is the Marketing Manager for Sinuate Media, a full-service marketing and digital communications agency in Mesilla, NM. Born and raised in Las Cruces, Ms. Pedicone is an NMSU graduate and has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Marketing. She was in marketing for a leading,
international metal-frame pool and inflatables manufacturing and distribution company based in Long Beach, CA. Later, she worked in product development for DirecTV Headquarters in El Segundo, CA, rolling out new products in Latin America. At Sinuate Media, Ms. Pedicone is committed to helping clients grow their digital footprint and
increase their sales by leveraging technology and marketing analytics.
Board Member: Cassandra Lockwood
ACTion Programs for Animals
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 is coordinating sales for the Second Chance Thrift Store for ACTion Programs for Animals.
Board Member: Daniel Wilczak
Optimum Health & Rehab, LLC
Board Member: Maria Goley
Maria was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. Her passionate love for the Southwest and her drive to help her community grow led her to an exciting 3 years in Digital Media Marketing. She serves Las Cruces small business owners as a Digital Media Marketing Consultant and teaches Yoga & Mindfulness to local children and families.
Emeritus 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.