B.A. Public Relations & Spanish, Grand Valley State University
Tiffany comes to ELLA with 18 years of marketing experience, during which she has helped businesses reach new audiences through digital media. Her interest in ELLA stems from a respect for and curiosity in international cultures and travel. She credits this interest to her high school experience in West Michigan, where she was among the most diverse student population in the region. Sitting in the cafeteria on any given day, over 17 languages were spoken. The daily exposure to so many cultures at a young age defined her world view, inspiring her to travel the world and learn another language. She majored in Spanish and studied in Spain her senior year, where she lived with a family who didn’t speak English. Tiffany also taught for Junior Achievement in a Spanish-immersion school.
Tiffany headed west to Arizona with her husband in 2003, and resides in Ahwatukee with their two sons, ages 9 and 13. Their most recent family vacation was to a remote village in Costa Rica, where they stayed in an open-air treehouse among the howler monkeys. One of Tiffany’s priorities as a mother is to instill empathy in her children, so that they may appreciate and respect people from all walks of life.