Truly the faces of Clovis and Curry County the Chamber Ambassadors welcome newcomers to the area, serve as greeters at many community events, attend ribbon cuttings for businesses opening in the area, help with Chamber events and provide overall support for the Clovis Chamber. The Ambassadors meet once a month to discuss these upcoming events and ways to be involved, while also coming together to brainstorm the best ways to promote the Chamber to the outside community. The group is open to Chamber members.
Name: Jean Masters
Business/Businesses/Board Membership: Cannon Air Force Base/United States Air Force – Sexual Assault Response Coordinator – Victim Advocate since 2008, Board member Hartley House since 2013. United Way Youth Task Force co-chair.
Hometown: LaSalle, Colorado. Resident of Clovis, NM for 13 years.
Degree/s and/or Special Certifications: Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. National Certified Victim Advocate and New Mexico certified Victim Advocate
The composition of your family: Married for 24 years to Rick. We have two boys Brandon and Braxton.
Interests/Hobbies: I like to all sorts of things! I like to be outside in the sun and in my pool. I love people and being around them. I like learning new things and being adventurous.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years - I honestly don’t know. Both kids will be graduated from high school. I will be close to retirement. Sky is the limit. I do want to travel more and experience the world.
Name: Janice Jones
Business/Businesses/Board Membership: Cannon Air Force Base/United States Air Force – Community Support Coordinator/Director of Resilience Programs. Board member of the Hartley House since 2013. Member of the Curry County Health Council and United Way Youth Task Force co-chair for Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Member since 2005 of the National Association of Social Workers.
Hometown: South Bend, IN
Degree/s and/or Special Certifications: Master’s degree in Social Work. Undergraduate degrees in Social Work and Psychology. Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified member of the Crisis Response Team
The composition of your family: Married to my husband, David Jones for 10 years, together for 15. We have a 5 year old named Trevor and twin two-year olds named Chloe & Connor. A fun fact is that all of my children were born on the same day and within 5 minutes of one another. The twins were born 9 weeks early and the date was definitely not planned. My family still lives in South Bend, IN with the exception of my brother who lives in Michigan.
Interests/Hobbies: I love cleaning, sports, reading, flowers/being outside, going to my family lake cottage back in Michigan and being around my family/friends. I enjoy playing volleyball, softball and anything competitive down to a ruthless game of Yahtzee 🙂
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years, my husband will be retired from the Air Force. I will have a 10 year old and two seven year olds. I hope I am still in a job that I absolutely love and have good health while being surrounded by my family and friends. That would be a perfect picture of the future for me…
Name: Raymond Mondragon
Business/Businesses/Board Membership: Eastern Plains Council of Governments
Hometown: Clovis, NM
Degree/s and/or Special Certifications: FBI National Academy Graduate-University of Virginia 1987, Arizona State University-Command College, Leadership New Mexico Graduate-2003, NADO/EDA Emerging Leaders Program Graduate-2019
The composition of your family: Married wife to my wife Kathy with two daughters and five grandchildren- Joseph Ray, Jacelyn, Jaxson, Love and Major.
Interests/Hobbies: Umpiring softball, yard work, collecting pins and police patches.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Retired and volunteering for the community.
Name: John Sharp
Business/Businesses: Plains Regional Medical Center – Trinity Lutheran Church
Hometown: Clovis, NM
Degree/s and/or Special Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University
The composition of your family: Married to Ann Sharp, she’s a teacher at Yucca Middle School and we have four kids.
Interests/Hobbies: Love to camp and fish, just being outdoors. Love to travel and “junking” and watching sitcoms.
Name: Sarah Stevens
Business/Businesses: Clovis Civic Center Catering Manager
Hometown: Clovis, NM
Degree/s and/or Special Certifications: Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, Principal Certification
The composition of your family: Just me! No spouse, no kids, no pets, no plants.
Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, reading, playing handbells, singing in the choir.
Fun fact: I have been to 44 states, 14 countries and 4 continents.
Name: Jacque Ochs
Business/Businesses: Clovis Community College-Bookstore Manager, 26 years.
Hometown: Monument, KS.
Degree/s and/or Special Certifications: BBA Business Administration/Mkt. from ENMU.
The composition of your family: Widowed, Daughter-Susan; Son in law-Shannon; 2 step grandchildren-Colton, Alliston).
Interests/Hobbies: Golf, Reading
Fun fact: Won the Clovis school bus rodeo in 1983; participated in National school bus rodeo in July, 1983-Cincinnati, OH.
Where to you see yourself in 5 years? Enjoying retirement, be healthy.
Name: Marcy Anaya
Business/Businesses: Trust Officer with The Citizens Bank of Clovis – I have been with Citizens Bank for over 45 years.
Hometown: Born and raised right here in Clovis, NM!
The composition of your family: She has been married to her High School Sweetheart, Ray, for 42 years. We have three children and six amazing grandchildren. Jessica is married to Dion and their children are Jaydon and Ashlynne. They live in Valparaiso, IN. Jason is married to Alyssa and their children are Elizabeth and Ethan. They live in Clovis. Jamie is married to RJ and their children are Korey and Derek.
Interests/Hobbies: My hobbies are loving on my Grandbabies, volunteering in my community and all things crafts. Especially knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Where to you see yourself in 5 years? In five years maybe I will have retired from banking but I will certainly still be volunteering!
Name: Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Ed.D.
Business/Businesses: LegalShield Independent Associate and Director of NM Small Business Development Center at CCC.
Degree/s and/or Special Certifications: Doctorate of Education, Master Business Administration, QuickBooks Pro Advisor, and Certified Business Advisor.
The composition of your family: Wonderful Awesome Handsome Husband Donald, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins.
Interests/Hobbies: Gardening, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Enjoying spending time with my family after retiring from one career and expanding my existing business while traveling.
Name: Kaylee Vineyard
Business/Businesses: United Way of Eastern New Mexico
Hometown: Melrose, NM
Degree/s and/or Special Certifications: Public Relations with a Minor in graphic design/communication.
The composition of your family: Jerrick Smith Mechanic at Hamilton Toyota. Riley Smith, Khloe Smith, Leigha Smith.
Interests/Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with my kids, Postcrossing, helping small business with marketing material, and watching a lot of Netflix.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself still working at United Way still helping people in the community, being more involved with the community, continuing to help small businesses with marketing, and enjoying being a mom to my kids.
Name: Mearl Thomas
Business: Retired AVP at Western Bank
Hometown: Tucumcari, NM
Family: Husband Joe Thomas, retired; daughters T’Mara Parker (Kerry) and Brandi Thomas, 2 grandsons Wyatt Parker and Payte Parker
Volunteers with the Chamber Board of Directors, Chamber Ambassador, Special Hearts Prom, and Draggin' Main Music Festival.