Surprise Sundancers Board of Directors

President               Jay Hicks

Vice President       Randy Jackson

Treasurer                Paul Moehring

Secretary                 Jennifer Williams

Jay Hicks

Jay Hicks

Managing principal for Dig Studio's Phoenix office, has more than 34 years of experience in planning and landscape architecture for both the private and public sectors. His experience encompasses a wide range of project types and scales from 42-mile long desert river master plans to downtown urban spaces, both locally and internationally, including projects throughout the Middle East, Israel and China. Born and raised on a farm in the Ozarks, his work ethic was formed early in life, graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Landscape Architecture, he migrated west sinking deep roots into the Desert Southwest. His leadership skills were honed as the managing principal of EDAW/AECOM's Phoenix office and recognized for his community leadership having chaired Urban Land Institute's Reality Check Program, Chair (2011) and current Board Member of Arizona Forward, current Board Member of the Phoenix Community Alliance, and his favorite service to his community as an Eagle Scout Advisor.
Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson has lived and worked in the West Valley since 1991. He has more than 35 years of experience in technology and photography . In 1999 Jackson moved to Surprise and has worked in government, healthcare and technology as the region experienced one of the largest residential growth booms in the country. He retired from the City of Surprise in 2011 as their first Chief Information Officer (CIO) and IT Director.

S. Paul Moehring

Paul Moehring grew up in Minnesota but has spent half of his life in Arizona. After graduating from Moorhead State in Minnesota, work opportunities brought him to Phoenix. He spent 28 years in the insurance and financial services industry with the last 24 being in coaching, sales management, and business development. He was most passionate about coaching, so he decided to chase his dream of becoming a Business Growth Coach to help entrepreneurs and business leaders drive growth of revenue, bottom-line profits, and better work life balance. In 2020 he founded Reaching New Heights Coaching and also became the best-selling author of the book “Get Squared”. As a keynote speaker, Paul is always excited to work with groups both large and small. In addition, his desire and commitment to give back in support of communities and those in need is built into his brand, the core values of his business, and his belief that serving others is a responsibility for all of us. Paul is new to the Surprise Sundancers and he’s looking forward to the opportunity to serve and make a difference.



Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams is originally from Ohio and landed in Surprise, Arizona in 1997. She is an active Sundancer, this year celebrating her 16th season as a Ticket Taker. This gives her the opportunity to volunteer and contribute to great causes for the youth of the Northwest Valley as well as meet people from all over who are making memories with friends and families while bonding over baseball. Additionally, she has spent the last 25 years in various healthcare leadership roles. Currently, she manages a team across seven states as the Director of Integrations-Mergers & Acquisitions for Optum. She has completed the Disney Healthcare Leadership Institute and Achieving Clinical Excellence (ACE) Lean for Leaders certification, both which have provided her the opportunity to mentor and train teams on providing excellence in patient care and customer service. One of her passions is to support the company's mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University and is currently working on her MBA at Southern New Hampshire University.
Bill Pupo

Bill Pupo

Bill Pupo has over 30 years in city management including City Manager of Spokane, Wash., Surprise and Chino Valley, AZ. He is currently Adjunct Faculty at Rio Salado College in Public and Business Administration and is a consultant to private business, government and community events. He has an MBA from Gonzaga University and an Undergraduate degree from Washington State University.
Volunteer work:
• Fighter Country Partnership
• Blue Blazer Squadron and BBS Life Reserves
• Yes For Dysart Political Action Committee Chair in Support of the Dysart Override
Board member and volunteer for the:
• Dysart Education Foundation
• Surprise Sundancers
• AZ Cactus League
• Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce Board member
• Participated in the organization of the Blue Blazer Squadron founding committee

Joe Holcombe

Joe has been a part of the Arizona family since 1981. His initial attraction to Arizona was education. He moved here to attend Arizona State University and quickly decided this was home. Currently, Joe has been a teammate of Chasse Building Team for almost 10 years and has specialized in K12 construction for his entire career. Joe has been working with and supporting the K12 education community for over 3 decades. Joe is an active fundraiser for K12 and is a member on multiple education foundation boards including Agua Fria Education Foundation, West MEC Alliance, Mesa Public Schools Foundation and Scottsdale Unified School District Foundation. Joe has a deep appreciation and commitment to education. Joe served four years as a school board member for West MEC, a Career and Technical Education school district serving the west and north valley. He served as an Honorary Commander and is currently serving as a Blue Blazer for Fighter Country Partnership serving Luke Air Force Base. Joe has 5 children and 9 grandchildren and has been married for more than 37 years.
Jim Triggs

Jim Triggs

As President and CEO for the national non-profit Money Management International (MMI), Jim Triggs leads MMI's national core operations. Since joining the organization almost 22-years ago, Jim has worked tirelessly to increase the accessibility and efficiency of MMI’s core counseling programs for consumers, leveraging emerging technology and proven best practices to reach more consumers in need of help with their finances in more places than ever before.
As part of his responsibilities as President and CEO, Jim leads the executive team and multiple counseling, customer service, and employee training teams, spanning local branch offices and major call centers all across the United States.
In addition to Jim’s volunteer work on the Sundancers Board, he has served on the Board Directors for Soul Sanctuary in the Desert, a nonprofit shelter focused on supporting women and children in need, and was a non-profit agency coach as part of Jerry Colangelo’s Collaboration for a New Century.
Tom O'Neil

Tom O'Neil

Tom combines strong credentials in the design and management of projects with more than 30 years of leadership experience. Tom’s legacy in educational facility design is a list of firsts for Arizona. Design team member for a new District when Sedona succeeded from Flagstaff Unified. Comprehensive district wide master plan transforming the grade configurations for 32 schools with Washington Elementary.
Diana Teter

Diana Teter

Diana has been a Surprise resident for two years, is one of our newest Board Directors and is committed to pursuing the Surprise Sundancers mission. Her passion for supporting the community, especially the youth of the community, stems from her experience as a mother and a high school student mentor. She strives to enable all young adults to pursue higher education. Over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and a degree in Healthcare Administration & Business Management, has provided Diana with opportunities to take part in many communities as a founder, developer, participant and leader.

Todd Hornback

Todd Hornback

Chief Advancement Officer - DMB Community Life, Inc.
Todd Hornback is a visionary leader who specializes in growing purposeful and productive communities. Whether in local neighborhoods or executive board rooms, Todd engages people in meaningful leadership roles that result in successful and sustainable enterprises.He is a Partner and Chief Advancement Officer for DMB Community Life, a company dedicated to creating special places where people lead richer, more fulfilling lives.

Tucker Smith

Tucker Smith is a Wealth Strategist at Charles Schwab.  Smith has been a long-time Surprise Sundancers Board member. He is a former Vice-Mayor and City Councillor for the City of Surprise, and  earned a Bachelor of Arts degree form Ottawa University.
Mike Hawkins

Mike Hawkins

Michael Hawkins is a long time resident of the City of Surprise, having moved to the city in 2004. Originally from Kentucky, Michael has been an Arizona resident since 1989. During that time, Michael has been a staunch supporter and advocate of education, having served as a teacher and administrator for 33 years. Michael is the former principal of Shadow Ridge High School where he served as the planning principal and principal for 12 years helping to prepare students to be contributing members of society. Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from ASU and his Masters in Education Leadership from NAU. Semi-retired, he currently works for West-MEC as an Ass’t Campus Administrator over Adult Education at the Southwest Campus in Buckeye.  Michael is a proud husband and father. He is also a veteran having served in the U.S. Army where he was honorably discharged after his enlistment.

Herman Orcutt

Herman Orcutt is the legendary co-founder of the architectural firm  Orcutt | Winslow. The firm began more than four decades ago with two Arizona State University graduates eager to take on the architectural field with new and innovative design solutions. Along with the philosophies that a building must give back more than it takes and that behind every well-designed building is an architect who took the time to thoroughly understand the client’s needs, Herman Orcutt and Paul Winslow began building client-focused design teams that could offer personal service during each stage of the architectural process.
This progressive approach to service has allowed them a reputation of being one of Architectural Record’s Best Managed Firms, and a history of being one of the Valley’s leading architectural firms, Arizona’s American Institute of Architects Firm of the Year, and AIA Western Mountain Regional Architectural Firm of the Year.
Bill Adams

Bill Adams

Bill Adams is currently serving his third four-year term on the Governing Board of the Washington Elementary School District. He has served as president in 2017 and 2018 and three terms as vice president (2009-2010, 2014, 2015). Mr. Adams is the owner of Ryan Austin and Associates, a full-service insurance agency and has a working relationship with Valley Schools Management Group, both specializing in employee benefits.

Arlene Q. Santos

Arlene Santos has lived in the West Valley since 2005 and is one of our newest members but comes with more than 15 years of operational leadership in healthcare. She is a global project manager overseeing projects in the US, Europe, Australia and Brazil. Her areas of expertise lie in change management, learning and development, startups and Agile methodology. She’s a John Maxwell certified coach, mentor and trainer and has served as a girls high school coach for Christ Church of the Valley since 2019. She also served on the Board for Arizona’s First Things First in 2013 and is an alumni of Leadership West Class XX. Best class ever!

Tamara Jamison

As the Director of Public Safety and Municipal Business Strategy for CORE Construction, Tamara manages client relationships throughout the Western United States. She provides guidance and oversight on CORE’s public safety and municipal projects, and her ability to develop and maintain relationships has proven invaluable in the public and private sectors. Tamara spent her early career as an entrepreneur and small-business owner and parlayed that into a thriving consulting career. She has always been passionate about helping plan events and raise funds for local nonprofits and other organizations. Throughout her life, Tamara has been deeply connected to public safety and education, dating back to childhood where her grandfather was a Fire Captain and continuing with her father’s life work as an educator and school superintendent. Tamara strives to create an environment that will inspire and connect people to unify the community.