Raised in Mesa, Arizona, Stacy Gramazio graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Media Arts. After spending a decade in Los Angeles working in television production, she and her family moved to her home state of Arizona in the new area of San Tan Valley over twelve years ago.
Upon her return, Stacy taught for the Florence Unified School District and Central Arizona College. She joined the Florence Copper team in 2012 and has led the communications and public affairs staff through the permitting and public review process.
She is the current chairman of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, the past-president of the Greater San Tan Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Central Regional Council for Arizona Forward. In 2015 and 2016, she was recognized by Central Arizona College for Exemplary Leadership in Pinal County.
In her spare time, Stacy is busy raising two active boys with her husband Chris and is a PTA volunteer at her sons' schools.
Position: Vice President/Treasurer
Lorri Rodriguez, a native Arizonan, was born in Florence and grew up in Eastern Pinal County. She has a B.A. in Business from Northern Arizona University.
Lorri has over 20 years' experience in a variety of fields, with over 15 specifically in office administration. She joined Florence Copper in 2011 and now is the project's Coordinator of Human Resources and Accounting. Her responsibilities include managing the daily functions of the site office; providing guidance and support for management and staff; and coordinating all Human Resources, Finance, Accounts Payable, and IT needs.
In her free time, she can be found reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.
After graduating from Miami University of Ohio with a B.A. in Anthropology, Mikel Smothermon moved into the area of Florence in 2007. Mikel continued his career in the restaurant business until 2012 when he turned to a new path as a contractor working with the Florence Copper.
In 2018 Mikel joined the Florence Copper environmental team. Mikel acts as a support member to the Environmental Response Team as well as technical support in the current Process Test Facility and its associated wellfield. Mikel uses his background to coordinate the NHPA Section 106 process and its compliance. He also serves as a member of the site tour team.
In his spare time, Mikel raises his three children with his wife Beckie and leads an active social group of tabletop and board game enthusiasts.
Position: Board Member
Kim Ehlebracht is the proud owner of Bucks 4 Style, a successful resale and retail clothing store located in the Silver King Hotel on Historic Main Street in Florence. Bucks 4 Style has been open for business over four years. Kim originally opened the store on Butte Ave., but quickly realized it was too small for her needs. She later moved to the old Cody and Co. building on Main Street, but finally landed in at the Silver King in 2016 and has ample space to serve her customers.
Kim moved to Florence in 2003 with her husband and son. She and her family chose Florence because they could purchase a large amount of land and had access to horse riding and competitive rodeo events. Prior to opening Bucks 4 Style, Kim worked for the Florence Police Department as a 911 dispatcher and for the Pinal County Attorney's Office, but she always dreamed of owning her own business.
Kim is a member of the Florence Chamber of Commerce. She always says that she loves living in Florence because it's a safe community and the residents care about each other. She enjoys meeting residents and tourists at her shop and she strives to keep her customers smiling.
|Dolores "Dodi" Freeman|
Position: Board Member
Dolores "Dodi" Freeman is a longstanding and respected member of the Florence community, and is a 5th generation native to the area. Originally a member of the Florence Copper community affairs team as the project's Senior Community Affairs Advisor, Dodi retired in 2015 to enjoy time with her grandchildren. Prior to her time at Florence Copper, Dodi had a career that spanned over 25 years with the Pinal County Federal Credit Union.
Dodi has held numerous seats on varying local boards, including the Florence Greater Chamber of Commerce, the Florence Rotary Club, the Town of Florence Library Board, and the Pinal County Health Department. Currently, she is serving on the Pinal County IDA Board. Her vast knowledge of Florence and its history makes her a valuable addition to the Florence Copper Community Foundation.