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.
CO+HOOTS Foundation Vice President
Odeen Domingo is a content strategist, editor and writer. He helped his wife, Jenny Poon, found CO+HOOTS in 2010 and is the content strategist of their second business, eeko studio. He is also owner/operator of their third business FreshWordsMarket.com, an online shop full of modern, motivational art prints for the home and office. 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. Odeen has a keen eye for detail and a quick wit for copy. He has led the messaging for some of the strongest local and national brands. He constantly adapts with the ever-changing digital landscape and has mastered social media and other online multimedia platforms. He helped found two other nonprofits in Phoenix and has done community service work abroad in Haiti and Catania, Italy.
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.
Lauren graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. She then journeyed into Retail Management and learned the corporate world of business for the next 8 years. From managing day to day operations and product flow to setting up visual merchandising, she has experienced an abundance of avenues in the retail space. Lauren also has a heart for giving back. She spent several weeks in the orphanages of Port-au-Prince, Haiti helping with food distribution following the 2010 earthquakes. Her latest philanthropy project comes through Big Brother Big Sister of Central Arizona, where she has become a mentor to a lucky adolescent girl.
Lauren could not be more ecstatic to be a part of the CO+HOOTS team and for the exciting things to come at this creative work space
Maria Zorn is an energetic problem-solver who loves turning innovative ideas into reality. She has a background in entrepreneurship, commercial production and community organizing for nonprofits. She has filled various leadership roles, from working at a startup tech business in New York to organizing sustainable service projects in rural, indigent communities in Haiti, Southeast Asia and Africa. Her ability to effectively execute a plan earned her a feature as a young entrepreneur to watch on BusinessCollective.com. As Community Manager, Maria’s goal is to further impart Co+Hoot’s message of collaboration, connectedness and creativity to Phoenix’s entrepreneurial community, and contribute to our city’s recognition as a hub for innovation and small biz.