Meet the CO+HOOTS team. We don’t bite. Much.
Jenny Poon is a serial entrepreneur and founder of downtown Phoenix’s coworking space, CO+HOOTS that currently houses 200+ entrepreneurs. Her second business is eeko studio, a boutique design agency focused on fresh designs for impactful companies large and small. Her background in design and marketing led her to build a place where she could connect with like-minded folks that believe business growth comes from collaboration between different industries. She has worked over 10 years in team environments and has used her experience to organize a community that breeds inspiration and collaboration for entrepreneurs everywhere. Jenny earned azcentral.com’s top 35 Arizona entrepreneurs under 35 honors in 2009 and 2012; and Business Journal 40 under 40 honors in 2013.
Odeen Domingo is a content strategist, editor and writer. He helped his wife, Jenny Poon, found CO+HOOTS in 2010. He is also the editorial director of their second business, eeko studio. He has been in the sports media business for more than 10 years, being on staff at The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register. He created his own sports news site focused on soccer, boxing and MMA at ODFCnews.com. A serial community builder, Odeen is founder and president of La Furia Roja 1881/The Red Fury 1881, an independent Phoenix soccer supporters group of 200+ members that supports the Valley’s professional soccer club Arizona United, and runs The American Outlaws Phoenix Chapter, a supporters group for the U.S. National Soccer Teams of 210+ members locally.
Cohootinator (Operations Director)
Michelle D’souza is a work in progress. She was born and raised in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She studied architecture and recently completed her graduate design degree from the GIT program at ASU. Michelle believes that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams and that you always end up doing what you’re supposed to be doing in life – that’s how she ended up at CO+HOOTS! She enjoys helping people, making crazy to-do lists and creating cool things through design.
Being a part of the CO+HOOTS dream team continues to provide her with a gazillion opportunities to grow and be the badass person she always wanted to be! She’s appreciative of all the awesome people she gets to meet on the job, intrigued by the experiences they share, and amazed by the positive change they bring about. Never a dull day here at CO+HOOTS!
I am a project coordinator, word magician and master delegator. I graduated from the Walter Cronkite school of Journalism and Mass Communication through ASU with my Bachelor’s. It wasn’t until I interned at CO+ roughly two years ago that I realized how many ways I could channel both my love for writing and for Phoenix. I adore the idea of taking a complex idea or problem and simplifying it to the point that anyone can understand it and tackle it. World change (and maybe dominance) is the name of my game.
I am beyond grateful to be at CO+HOOTS and to come into “work” everyday surrounded by driven, passionate and perseverant problem- solvers and change- makers.
Garrett Burnett is a Junior at Arizona State University pursuing a dual honors degree in Digital Culture with a concentration in Media Processing and Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance. Garrett is interested in interactive systems engineering, new media, music composition and performance, and exploring ways that technology can be used to enact positive change on the ecological crisis.
Garrett is grateful to be with Co+Hoots and is fascinated by the collaborative fervor we have over here!
CO+HOOTS Foundation intern and program coordinator
Meg comes into her new position as an intern and interim program coordinator of the CO+HOOTS Foundation with 17 years of nonprofit experience, starting her career by answering phones and maintaing databases to eventually writing multimillion dollar grants and planning major fundraising events for organizations and theaters across the Valley. She has a husband and two “hilarious and brilliant children, as is proper” and is currently studying Health Sciences at Arizona State. Meg will be with the Foundation at least through the 2016 spring semester. She will be helping the Foundation with its small business scaling program that will begin this spring and will benefit at least 10 local small businesses. She will also assist the Foundation with public fundraising to support the organization’s programs as well as helping the Foundation refine and build out its mission and vision.