TEDxPhoenix is a not-for-profit event and is made possible through the generous contribution of time and energy by unpaid volunteers. Listed below are members of our current volunteer team.
Tomas Carrillo / Licensee and Co-Organizer
Wardah Jamil / Co-Organizer in Crime
Wardah is an engineer, geek and global citizen. When not attending or working on TEDx events, she enjoys exploring new music, perfecting her roti canai recipe, and scorpion hunting with her dog and cat.
Safwat Saleem / Designer Extraordinaire
Susan Rubin / Planning Maven
Susan has been a volunteer since the first TEDxPhoenix in 2009. In the TED spirit of ideas worth spreading, she shares these words from Antoine de Saint-Exupery: "If you want to build a ship don't herd people together to collect wood, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." She hopes TEDx inspires you on your own journey.
Francois Besnier / Tech Guru
Aerospace engineer and consultant, Francois Besnier is a sponsor and volunteer of TEDxPhoenix since 2010. He is an avid participant and does not miss any TEDx events in the valley.
Adnan Alam / Web Ninja
Tanya Moushi / Social Butterfly
Tanya is a small business enthusiast and has over six years of marketing experience. She has a Bachelor's in Global Business and is pursuing a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies at ASU. She blogs at TWIGBIG.com spreading good ideas and positive thinking, and in her spare time digitally composes short film scores.
Mark Jamnik / Master Acquisitionist
Mark began his advertising sales career 11 years ago by representing various television stations (ESPN, TBS and Discovery). Beginning in 2011, he left his job to co-create a company called Life Balance Workshops. Mark's daily ritual includes a TED talk over breakfast, for inspiration to apply throughout his day.
Ray DelMuro / Master of Ceremonies
Ray owns Refresh Glass, a Phoenix based business that collects empty wine bottles from local restaurants and hotels, who would have otherwise thrown them away, then transforms them into glassware. His hope is to combine his passions for engineering and art with great causes and entrepreneurship.
Tyler Rives / Volunteer
Tyler is an Arizona native and finance professional with a passion for tech, stand-up and TED. Obsessed with stand-up comedy, he is a part time blogger at The Comedy Analyst. He is also an avid tea drinker, gamer and plays golf, but none of these are as big of passions as TED!
Tiffany Duening / Web Developer
Tiffany moved to Phoenix in 2005 and loves the vibrant community. She has been obsessed with watching TED talks in her free time since its inception and is so happy to be able to help out with TEDxPhoenix. Tiffany works at Meltmedia in Tempe where she does front-end web development and copywriting. In her spare time, she likes to read books, clean her apartment (yup), and go rock climbing.
Countless people have volunteered their time over the years to help make TEDxPhoenix a reality. Below is a list of all our past volunteers (in no particular order):
Sean Hayes, Sally Baker, Luanne Mattson, Jessica Kirkland, Patricia Reiter, Joseph Perez, Irene Courtney, Tia Stokes, Sue Shipman, Neda Tavassoli, Liz Allen Chodosh, Ivonne Ward, Tak Hikichi, Tyler Coleman, Richard Essig, David Wang, Chelsea Smith, Steve Shankman, Seth Anderson, Laci Lester, Alexis Javadi, Melissa Zlatow, Neel Das, Eniko Lajos, Todd Landfried, Becky Murans, Heather Kozan, Dan Shankman, Anil Kandangath, Carlin Skinner, Qa'ed Tung, Yuri Artibise, Jana L. Knapp, Robert Curry, Glenn Jimerson, Rene Gutel, Brian Shaler and Anne Watson Barber.
Join the Team
TEDxPhoenix is a not-for-profit event and is made possible through the generous contribution of time and energy by unpaid volunteers. We're always on the lookout for more volunteers who can help bring their passion and energy to the group.
If you're interested in becoming a TEDxPhoenix volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form below.