Gavin Badillo, Technology Implementer
Employees emerging from the Millennial generation are often stereotyped as having a lack of responsibility, poor work ethic, and sensitivity to criticism. It takes someone with dedication, patience, and a willingness to communicate to fight these assumptions with logic and humility. Bringing a passion for practical innovation and collaboration, Gavin is a showcase of why you should not judge a book by its cover.
A recent graduate from the University of California – San Diego, Gavin majored in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts (ICAM) and developed a variety of technological skills that combined technology and art in new and original ways. In particular, he loves to explore people’s visions for their personal passion projects and bring them to life.
Gavin specializes in using his talents in design, videography, web development, and programming to find unexpected solutions to roadblocks in a client’s vision. Whether it involves renovating websites to add flair to a brand or implementing new technology into the workplace, he lives to help people in any challenge they face.
When not at work Gavin loves discussing anything from philosophy to zombie mythology and trying out the newest games. He also has a passion for collecting unusual trinkets for his keychain and trying out new activities he has never experienced before.
Sawyer Hobbs, Administrative Operations Manager & Executive Trainer
Sawyer has always believed that the secret to success is equal parts flexibility, communication, collaboration, and persistence. After high school, she joined JS Ventures where she quickly moved up through the ranks eventually becoming one of the youngest General Managers at the company. No matter the role, her tireless work ethic and recipe for success has always served her well. Now, as the Executive Administrative Operations Manager for A Z Advisory Group, she takes her past experiences to empower and develop dynamic leadership teams for any business.
Originally from a large family, with a total of nine siblings, Sawyer is no stranger to being self-sufficient. As the third oldest child, Sawyer was often given a lot of responsibility at a young age, something with which she thrived. During Sawyer’s early years she and her family had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the country, and as a result, Sawyer quickly learned how to meet new people and gain their trust and respect. Nowadays, Sawyer enjoys using her skills to help businesses thrive by implementing the business owner’s vision through executive administrative management, project management, delegation, and employee development.
Sawyer loves the Cubs and has a passion for collecting anything related to giraffes. She enjoys relaxing with her dogs, traveling with friends, and taking vacations with her significant other Stratman.
Tanya Davis, Administrative Assistant
With the attention to detail and patience to organize even the most chaotic of events, Tanya Davis is consistently striving to realize clients’ vision of the perfect event. As the administrative assistant of the A Z Advisory Group, she applies her experience in handling a variety of data to support the team’s efforts in staying organized and on top of their schedule to ensure that clients are having short turnaround times on their projects.
Originally a former employee of CCPR, Tanya has had many opportunities to see in action what it takes to not only organize a rowdy crowd of people but also a wild pack of dogs in order to host successful charity drives in support of her local community. Her first trial by fire in this endeavor was when she organized CCPR’s charity fundraiser, the MidWest Dog Fest, to provide support for Kansas veterans who were in need of service dogs to help them overcome their physical limitations in day-to-day life. Her most recent one managed to attract over 1,000 participants and included activities like a photo booth, pup park obstacle course, multiple food trucks, dog talent show, mini bar, and more!
While Tanya continues to develop her expertise in event coordination she also spends time developing a plethora of additional skills to help support the A Z Advisory Group in all their endeavors. Just a few of these skills include administrative organization, employee training, QuickBooks implementation, inventory management, order processing, and high proficiency in all the tools within Microsoft Office.
When she isn’t helping to keep things organized she loves to go hunting with her husband, spending time with her pets (dogs, bearded dragons, and many fish), helping her friends with interior decoration, and training hunting dogs on how to perform at their full capacity during waterfowl season.