• a thought leadership group for sedona's next generation

    Sedona XYZ is committed

    to helping Sedona to become a more

    diverse, vibrant, walkable, sustainable community

    that is an attractive option for new businesses,

    existing high-growth businesses and residents

    who want to do amazing work in the world

    while at the same time live in a place

    where quality of life is paramount.

    We will promote and grow an innovation economy

    that allows people/companies to be successful

    while maintaining balance and consciousness

    in all aspects of our

    professional and personal lives.

  • core values

    We have a diverse membership of individuals who passionately support a variety of causes.

    As a group, we are committed to:

    Diversity

    A more economically and culturally diverse Sedona.

    We support diversifying our economic base to create greater economic opportunity. We also support greater cultural diversity - racial, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and expression...you name it. We believe the quality of our personal and professional lives are enriched by businesses and people from a multitude of backgrounds.

    Sustainability

    A more walkable, sustainable city.

    We support making Sedona more walkable and sustainable. We support smart growth through innovative housing solutions, pocket neighborhoods, tactical urbanism and connected neighborhoods and sustainable tourism that serves as an example nationally and globally.

    Innovation

    An innovation economy.

    We support increasing economic diversity by supporting entrepreneurialism and innovation. Sedona offers an unparalleled quality of life for entrepreneurs and remote workers looking for a place to grow their business - with an abundance of capital, business mentors, a collaborative business community and a conscious mindset.

    Community

    An energetic, collaborative, conscious community.

    We are passionate about making a positive impact on our community. We are the collective voice of conscious professionals from generations X, Y and Z. We drive policy and programs that help build the Sedona of 2040 and beyond.

  • board of directors

    We are pretty informal at XYZ, but these folks have been the guiding force.

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    Marci Taylor

    Mantra

    Co-Founder

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    Omar Kenney

    Bay Equity Mortgage

    Co-Founder

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    Andrew Bailor

    State Farm

    Director

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    Andrea Christelle

    Sedona Philosophy Experience

    Director

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    Darin Dinsmore

    Crowdbrite/TinyCamp

    Director

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    Tiffany Nguyen

    Superhero Academy

    Director

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    Heather Titus

    Sedona Yoga Festival/Aumbase

    Director

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    Joshua Vailokitis

    Tenderheart Cookies/Synergy

    Director

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    Kathleen Ventura

    Sedona Compost

    Director

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  • FAQs

    Here are answers to questions we are often asked.

    Is there a cost to membership?

    No.

    We are a completely volunteer organization. At this time, there are no dues or membership fees. All of our events to date have been free of charge to participants, except for the cost of your own meals/refreshments.

    Is this a networking or referral group?

    Technically, no.

    We have all participated in networking and referral groups of various kinds, and we did NOT want to replicate those experiences with XYZ. However, we are very big on creating relationships and building community, so if you participate, business and personal relationships will grow organically and authentically.

    Is this a political or partisan group?

    No.

    Because we are concerned with the future of Sedona, our intention is to use our collective voice to impact policy changes/improvements in our community and region. Naturally, that involves being engaged civically and being part of the political process. We are not a PAC or other political entity, however, and we are nonpartisan. Our membership includes people with a range of political views, and we promote an active (and positive, solutions-oriented) discourse on issues of importance in Sedona.

    Can I join if I am not an entrepreneur or business owner or if I am not technically a member of Generations X, Y or Z?

    Absolutely.

    You are welcome to participate if you are an employee of a company or other organization and do not own your own business. You are also welcome to participate if you are not technically a member of Generations X, Y or Z. Our only requirements are that you are energetic, collaborative, positive and solutions-oriented. (i.e. no negativity, please.)

    What exactly do I have to DO to be a member of Sedona XYZ?

    In short, SHOW UP.

    In order to build community, we have to start by building relationships - with each other, with civic leaders, with the non profit community and others. So, come to our meetings and get-togethers. Volunteer to plan events or to show up at city council meetings or to contribute in another way that is consistent with your talents, skill sets and the issues about which you are most passionate. And if you find Sedona XYZ to be fun, positive and productive, invite friends and colleagues that are members of generations X, Y and Z and interested in co-creating the Sedona of 2040 and beyond.