River Cities United Way

Staff

 

Lyn Demaret

President & CEO
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Aside from her four-year attendance at Arizona State University obtaining her Bachelors degree in Studio Art and a Minor in business, Lyn has lived in Lake Havasu City her entire life. After college when she moved back to Lake Havasu to start a family, she was introduced into United Way in 2005 while working in the banking industry and co-owner of her own company. Working at United Way, Lyn has sat in the position of Administrative Assistant, Director of Finance, VP of Finance and Administration, and through her experience and respect of others, has been promoted in 2013 to President/CEO.

When Lyn's not at the office, you'll likely find her walking her two dogs in the desert, or playing hanging out with her loving husband, Shawn.

 


 
 

Dawn Darby

Kingman Area Manager
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Dawn was raised in Kingman and continued to live until she and her daughter moved to Wyoming in 1998. During her time in Wyoming she raised her daughter, worked full time and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She worked for Time Warner Cable and most recently was the Executive Director for their Chamber of Commerce for seven years. Volunteering was a huge part of Dawn’s life! While in Wyoming, Dawn was very involved with the community and felt it was important to give back to the community that welcomed her and her daughter with open arms. Dawn decided to relocate back to Kingman in June 2016, to be closer to family and to live in a warmer climate. She was recently hired as the Kingman Area Manager for the River Cities United Way and is very excited to be able to be a part of an organization that gives back to others and does so much to touch the lives of others. She looks forward to getting reacquainted with and serving the Kingman community!

 



 

Ashley Wood

Director of Community Impact
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Ashley was born in Lake Havasu City in the 80's and has spent all but a few months residing here. At the age of 8 she decided to get her first job shredding paper to start saving for a car. She began working in media at the age of 12 through a career fair Havasu for Youth did. She worked there for 5 years till she graduated High School, and through connections she made at work was chosen to be the secretary for the Governor's Youth Commission.

She enjoyed the helping the public and volunteered with several organizations over the years. She has been with River Cities United Way for the past nine years as the Community Impact Director, overseeing agency reporting, updating the website, writing grant request, following needs and assets for the Mohave and La Paz Counties, and assists in fundraising.

She loves a good deal and is savvy in stretching a dollar and even a penny and loves to help others do the same which is why she's perfect for heading up the "Living Thrifty, Resourceful and Empowered" seminars.



Carol Nicolaysen

Administrative/Finance
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Carol2017Born in San Louis Obispo, CA and raised Santa Barbara, CA where she lived until her late 20s before she and her husband moved in 1984 to Sacramento, CA. both for jobs, her's with California Water Resources Association (6 years), switched over to Northern California Water Association. After that she joined California Farm Water Coalition, moves over to an Association Management Company (3 years), served 14 years with National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (California), moving to Lake Havasu City in 2001 for her husband's new job, and after a year off - she joined River Cities United Way.

When Carol isn't burried in her admin and finance job here at River Cities United Way, she enjoys reading and needle point.



Robert Starkey

Director of Marketing
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Robert established residency in Lake Havasu City in November of 2004 when he and his daughter (Madison) relocated from San Diego, California. His son was then born here in Lake Havasu City. From San Diego, he brought with him his entrepreneurial skills and business entities which he started prior to his move, and has since started two other well known local community-benefit ventures. Robert has been an independent marketing mentor to different companies throughout the United States and abroad over the past 10 years. In 2012 Robert was asked to create a promotional video identifying the role River Cities United Way plays within our reach, this was his foot in the door with RCUW as "Director of Marketing" which commenced on July 2, 2013. Job responsibilities include building and maintaining social media presence, updating marketing materials, and other various marketing-type tasks.

 

 

 

The following companies are $5,000+ Corporate Cornerstone Givers, which covers administrative costs associated with operating our offices.

2015-2016 Campaign

Special Thanks to UniSource for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Mohave State Bank for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Wells Fargo for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Havasu Regional Medical Center for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way


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