After four years of working at the intersection of experiential education, cultural immersion, and service learning, my partner and I moved here in 2019, and Tucson has quickly become ‘home.’ Building community and serving others have always been at the core of who I am, and I'm thrilled to bring these passions to the La Suprema community. Things I’m enthusiastic about: homemade tortillas, my home state of Ohio, art/creativity, playing in nature, pizza, and dancing.
ASHLEY LA RUSSA
Supporting the growth of organizations and community leaders that foster equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives is my mission at Roux Events. As an Eventpreneur, I strategically plan how to serve the community as a whole. My most recent project is creating an accessible list of Black businesses in Arizona through Blax Friday - an online app, website and supporting events in June 2020. I love my husband, my turtle and mimosas.
Growing up I was the ringleader in repurposing refrigerator boxes into our neighborhood clubhouse. Creating a special community at La Suprema helping entrepreneurs and innovators do their best work feels like coming home. When I’m not at La Suprema, I spend time helping clients create great businesses and better lives. I love to cook, ride my bicycle and spend time with my husband – on the golf course or watching the Arizona sunsets with a glass of wine.
Building teams and community and empowering people are inspiring for me. As a kid who loved organized sports and later coached young people, I witnessed the transformation of the ‘I’ to the ‘We’ and have a keen sense of responsibility to recreate this value in my life’s work. To meet people where they are in their journey and help them achieve their best – whatever their aspiration may be – team, group, community or individual.