Foundation Board

Carole “Nellie” Owens


Carole Nellie Owens is a native of Arizona, born and raised in Shumway and attended college at NPC. Carole is Managing Partner of Owens Energy in Show Low.
Carole is involved in many volunteer activities including teaching food preservation classes in the community; Manager of Elections in Taylor, and for 15 years has volunteered for Elections for The Town of Taylor and Navajo County; Chairperson for The Taylor Sweet Corn Festival for 19 years and also served on The Town of Taylor’s Special Events Committee; Inspector for the Navajo County Election Board; member of the Snowflake School Board; Chaperone for The Snowflake High School Travel Club, having spearheaded over 50 fundraisers for world travel; Chair of annual fundraiser for Taylor Intermediate School and PTSO, raising funds for books and items needed at that school; worked with Special Olympics, Taylor Little League and most recently she and her husband Dennis were inducted into the Town of Taylor Hall of Fame this past Fourth of July! Carole’s family has organized benefit fundraisers and auctions (100 plus) for people with illnesses such as cancer which have typically raised between $20 to $80K; hosted foreign exchange students and served as a youth leader in her church for many years. Carole has been married for 29 years to Dennis Owens, raised 6 children and now has 6 grandchildren. Her motto is “If I see a need for something to be done, I try to make it happen – if at all possible.”

Tricia Duncan

Tricia Duncan started work for Contel (now Frontier Communications) in 1981, as an administrative assistant. Over the years she watched the world of technology change dramatically. Tricia assisted with annual budget creations, was the liaison for Human Relations, paid all the local bills, coordinated repairs to our buildings and grounds, functioned as the company’s trainer on various programs, provided support for the engineering department and tracked vehicle repairs. She gained knowledge of the inside and outside of the phone company by never saying no to an opportunity to learn and grow.

One of the greatest gifts she received during her tenure was learning customer service skills. This skill has served her in all capacities, both business and personal. She utilized these skills by helping with a program to train at risk young men with basic telephone skills, a successful program as three of the participants in this program were later hired to be full-time employees.

Tricia took on the roll of Small Business Account Executive the last two and a half years of my career with Frontier. She had the privilege of working one on one with many of our business partners/customers in the entire White Mountain serving area and was very successful in meeting my monthly goals. She attributes her success to her commitment to her customers to work to a mutual solution to their business need in an efficient, honest way.

She is actively involved in many events as a volunteer for the Summit Healthcare Gala committee for the last three years, with the Show Low Chamber of Commerce for Show Low Days and the Business Expo.

Tricia retired from Frontier after 34 years in June, 2015 and is now working as the Business Development Manager of Empire Mortgage, a new founded by Lacye Weeks. Her goal is to help maintain the business relationships and make new partnerships throughout Arizona.

Tricia has been married to Chuck Duncan for 41 years, with three children, one step-daughter and twelve wonderful grandchildren.

John Corder


John Corder is President of Corder Community Services in Show Low. Mr. Corder retired after thirty six years in law enforcement and served as Chief of Police for twenty years for the City of Show Low. He serves as the Chairman of Summit Healthcare’s Governing Board and is a liaison between the Foundation and Governing Boards.

He grew up in Iowa and attended numerous law enforcement schools, academies, as well as Northland Pioneer College. He is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police and past chair of the Show Low Chamber of Commerce Board. In the past twenty five years he has been a member of and participated in many local groups and organizations. He has been appointed by two Governors to state boards and is a past President of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police. Mr. Corder serves as the liaison between the Foundation and Governing Boards of the hospital. He enjoys volunteering his time to serve the hospital and the community. Mr. Corder’s interests include classic cars, art and music. He and his wife Janet have two grown children and five grandchildren.

Ron McArthur


Ron has more than three decades of healthcare experience. Prior to joining Summit Healthcare he held the role of Regional Vice President at Quorum Health Resources supervising thirteen hospitals in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, New Mexico and the CEO of Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales, New Mexico. He holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Arizona State University and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ron was recently elected to serce as a Board Member for AzHHA. He and his wife, Jenice, have five grown children; four boys and a daughter. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and golfing.

Nicole Edgington


In February 2000 Nicole Edgington was recruited by the CellularOne management team to serve as a Sales Manager for the company. Utilizing her customer service and marketing skills to build a network of sales venues for the company, she successfully established, trained and managed a team of approximately 20 CellularOne agents.

This led Nicole to a role as Company Trainer where she developed and implemented training programs for both outside agents and company employees. Emphasis was given to Marketing, Sales and Customer Service education.

In mid-2002, Nicole assumed the role of Sales Director, leading a team of 70 employees. It was during her tenure that CellularOne launched its landmark program to provide subsidized cellular service to a number of Indian Reservations in the Southwest. The program, called VisionOne, continues to serve as a model for reaching underserved communities.

In February of 2005, Nicole took on management of Inventory for CellularOne. This vital component of the company’s success was in need of an organized, fiscally savvy and competent individual.

In August of 2012 Nicole was promoted to Head of Marketing. Under her leadership and direction, the Marketing Department refreshed and rolled out a new brand for Cellular One, launched a new 3G/4G product, and developed an entirely new product brand called Naked Mobile.

In April of 2014 she was promoted to Commercial Director where she oversees all Commercial Sales outlets, Marketing/PR, Procurement and Distribution—and the new division called Business Solutions.

Her exposure and contributions to the marketing, sales and inventory aspects of CellularOne, make her uniquely qualified to lead effectively in multiple capacities. Over the past fifteen years Nicole has been a part of the tremendous growth and success of this very unique, regionally-focused technology company.

Nicole is the Vice Chairwoman for the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, is the Treasurer for the White Mountain Business Owners Roundtable Group and is a mother of three.

David Knox


David Knox has been a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones since 2011. David began his career as a CPA for the international accounting firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He then spent over 12 years in the banking industry with JP Morgan Chase in various accounting and finance positions, including, Controller of a state holding company, CFO for a national line of business and as a corporate bond trustee. He practiced locally as a CPA for several years before joining Edward Jones.
David serves on the board of the White Mountain Business Owners Round Table and on the board of Mountain Christian School. He was raised in Ohio, but moved to the White Mountains in 2003 to be close to the family of his wife Kimberly, a Show Low native. David and Kimberly have three children and they enjoy their horses, camping, hunting and fishing.

Allison Hephner


Allison Hephner is the Community Outreach Specialist, coordinator for Healthy Arizona Policy Initiative, Children with Special Healthcare Needs and the Accreditation for Navajo County Public Health Services District.
Her career in healthcare began in 2002 working for an outpatient physical therapy office as an aid, in 2005 she was hired by a local fire department as a first responder HAZMAT/ Firefighter/EMT, and in 2013 she began her public health career. Allison received firefighter of the year in 2006 and again in 2011. She is the host of a local TV show “Safe and Sound” which spotlights fire, police and health programs.
In 2003 she started a nonprofit which supports women empowerment by volunteering at charity events throughout Arizona. She has also served on the Salvation Army Board, White Mountain Community Garden Board and continues as a member, is the VP of White Mountain Fire and Life Safety and serves on the Hangar Dance Coalition. Allison received her Certificate of Public Managers from ASU and has participated in White Mountain Leadership and the Navajo County Leadership Programs.
When Allison is not at work she spends time with her husband Birdman and their three wonderful children. Some of her hobbies include, Harley riding, shooting, gardening, hiking and traveling.

Brian Gardanier


Brian was raised in Tempe, Arizona where he graduated from McClintock High School and Arizona State University. At Arizona State University he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accountancy and he is a registered C.P.A.. Brian has worked for Arizona Public Service (APS) for over 20 years. APS is the largest and longest-serving electric company in Arizona. They generate safe, affordable and reliable electricity for more than 1.2 million retail and residential customers. Most of his time with APS has been spent in their Corporate headquarters in Phoenix. However since 2014 he has been serving as a Division Manager with responsibilities for Navajo and Gila Counties.
Brian is a resident of Show Low, Arizona and is active in several civic organizations in the White Mountain area. He is serving on the Show Low Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Show Low Youth Foundation Board, and the Real AZ Economic Development Council for Navajo and Apache Counties.
Brian and his wife, Shelly, have 3 children. His hobbies include movies, sports and traveling. His favorite activity is spending time on the beach in San Diego with his family.

Mike Bosley


Mike Bosley moved to the White Mountain community five years ago with his girlfriend Adria Acosta from Kodiak, Alaska after many years as an Alaskan Commercial Fisherman. They moved to Arizona in 2011 and began overseeing operations of White Mountain Purified Water and Ice. They immediately fell in love with the White Mountains seeing many similarities to the small town where they lived in Alaska, minus the remoteness. A little over a year later they started construction on Show Low’s first coffee shop with a drive thru, The Pour Station. Mike has become part of the community, being seen at many events, and occasionally having the privilege to MC an event or two. He is currently also on the Pinetop Lakeside Chamber of Commerce board as well as head of the Derby Down the Deuce committee, received Business Man of the Year from the Pinetop Lakeside Chamber in 2016 and graduated from the White Mountain Leadership Program. Mike’s love for public speaking and his quick-witted humor has given him the opportunity to MC many charity events around the mountain, which include Summit Healthcare’s annual Gala, chamber events, The Arizona Elks Society Banquet, Show Low’s Spooktacular and the Christmas Tree Lighting. Mike enjoys spending time with his 2 black labs, camping, snowboarding and just about anything involving a boat and water.