Kim moved to Tucson from Colorado to be near the work of some of the top cancer research in the world at Arizona Cancer Center and the University of Arizona. Aside from owning her own successful small businesses, she has 40 years of advertising and marketing background. Kim was a senior advertising executive for a popular Colorado magazine, creating several popular community leader print campaigns, along with her own cancer print campaigns. She also freelanced for The Golden Transcript Newspaper, in the same role. Kim drew her passion for marketing and advertising from her earlier days working on Madison Avenue in New York City, as a photographers agent.
Kim is a colorectal cancer survivor and advocate since 2006.
Kim is a former board member for Drive Smart Colorado.
She is a Vail Arizona Rotarian.
She likes to camp and canoe. Her favorite string instrument is the cello and aspires to learn to play someday. She would like to travel the world, all while continuing her work to help end colorectal cancer.
Laine is currently a licensed Real Estate Agent with Centra Realty. Her specialty is residential homes to purchase or sell.
Her activities have been:
- Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Past president (3 years) and Board member (current)
- Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation, President (current)
- HCW Hosted, Board member (current)
- University of Arizona LGBTQ Community Council, Past Chair, (2 years)
- Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla Staff Officer (current)
- Scuba Diving Instructor (PADI) (25 years +)
She just recently was awarded the prestigious Godat Award for leadership in the Tucson LGBT Community (2021).
Her hobbies are Scuba Diving and travel.
A native of Washington state and Marine Corps Veteran, Todd moved to Tucson from the midwest in 2018. He has a multi-faceted background with mostly government experience in fields including public affairs, land use planning, photography and more.
Todd holds a clinical master’s degree in counselling and in his most recent role was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs in support of native American Veterans.
Todd is at present retired and loves spending time with his service dog Hansen. His interests include outdoor photography, hiking, camping road trips, food/travel shows and more.
Advisory Board Member
Jim Harris is a professional photographer with more than 35 years of experience. While he enjoys every facet of photography, he specializes in high-end food photography, with more than 400 restaurants to his credit.
He is the father of three, and a United States Air Force Desert Storm veteran. In addition to his professional photography pursuits, he is also the CEO of a local optical-based tech company.
Advisory Board Member
Courtney is a Functional Trainer and Holistic Health Coach who is passionate about helping women create health and balance in their lives through in person individual and group coaching as well as virtual training and massage. Her playful approach to exercise makes achieving an active lifestyle fun, effective, and long lasting.
Sports and movement have always been a large part of Courtney’s life and upbringing, from competitive swimming on a state level all through her school years to multi-week family hiking trips. Courtney grew up in Tucson, AZ, but has spent the last 16 years on and off living in Belgium. Her passion ignited 7 years ago when she started her own business as a Holistic Health Coach. She received certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. After moving back to Belgium in 2015, she returned to school once again to expand her knowledge while continuing to work as a Health Coach. She understands the growing and evolving of this practice and has continued her education, completing post graduate certification in Functional Training, certifications as a personal trainer with distinction, sports massage therapist, and a post graduate certification in adventure education. She loves exercise and adventure sports of all kinds, including martial arts, yoga, rock climbing, cycling, and swimming. She loves to inspire others and holds a safe space of acceptance for her clients.
Courtney is also a certified KuBo Tudi Trainer, a unique martial arts from Belgium that combines Wushu (Kung Fu) and Olympic Boxing. She teaches both in person and virtual martial arts based fitness classes called Rebel Arts.
Courtney recently moved back to Tucson with her two children, Sage and Ember, in order to be closer to her family and to soak up the sunshine!
Advisory Board Member Richard H. Webb
Richard is an entrepreneur, bodybuilder, motivator, author of “Fat Burning Secrets: Efficiency in Fitness”, and founder of Web By Webb Digital Marketing. His bodybuilding competitions culminated with winning back-to-back 1st place standings in the Masters Division as well as 1st place in the light weight division on famed Muscle Beach in Venice, CA. He continues to motivate others in fitness and general health through his YouTube series titled #2MinutesToABetterYou.
He has 30+ years experience in both the fitness and software technology markets. He loves to travel and does so frequently. He lives in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife.
Richard has been a longstanding Ambassador for Butt Check inc, for more than 10 years.
We are excited to have him serve as our technical advisor for BC, as well as his continued support for our efforts to help end colorectal cancer, especially in raising awareness.
Advisory Board Member
Denise was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was one of three
women to earn a degree in wildlife biology in her graduating class
from Cornell University. Two weeks later she became the first
woman professional hired by the US Department’s Bureau of Land
Management (111M). She also has an MPA (Organizational Behavior)
from University of Southern California and a certificate in economics
Denise’s career is highlighted in two of her books:
Thoughts While Chillin, about her early life and government career &
The Year a Roof Rat Ate My Dishwasher: An Arizona Survival Guide
for Entrepreneurs-her new book deals with the business and non-
profit worlds of Arizona
Media & Communications
Denise’s forte is communications. She teaches online
communications & leadership courses for Cornell, and live sports
marketing classes for ASU. Denise has been been a part-time
journalist for 20 years, writing for the Phoenix Business journal,
Arizona Republic, Examiner.com and many other magazines &
publications. Denise helps companies with recruitment and helps
individuals and businesses with media relations.
In 2017, Denise has most recently been awarded an Outstanding
Woman in Business award and a Phoenix Award in Consulting
Services, Past awards have included: Top 100 Phoenix Leaders;
Valley’s Most Influential-Phoenix Business Journal; (First-ever)