Board of Directors
The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library is governed by the Board of Directors, a group of dedicated community leaders who serve as volunteers.
Tiffiny Bieret works in business development at a foodservice company with experience in marketing and project management.
She has lived in the Scottsdale area nearly all her life.
She enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her daughter and husband.
Tiffiny is a member of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bradd Brown – Secretary
Bradd Brown is a retired Architect with 30 years of experience, specializing in designing Public Libraries and Higher Education facilities. During his career he has designed libraries throughout the Midwest and has given presentations and workshops on trends in library design at State and National conferences. Seeing the impact a library can have on a community convinced him of the importance of public libraries and the role they play in vibrant communities.
Bradd and his wife, Janan relocated to Arizona in 2018 and enjoy hiking, biking, golfing, tennis, and traveling through the southwest and abroad.
Carol Damaso – Treasurer
Carol Damaso’s career in library services spanned 28 years until her retirement as the Library Director for the Scottsdale Public Library in 2014. Her experience included library services to children, library branch management and library system administrative management. She earned a BA from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN and an MALS from the University of Michigan.
Carol’s volunteer work included serving six years on the Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Board of Directors, four years as Treasurer of the AZ Library Association and seven years on the Scottsdale Leadership Board of Directors, including as President. She currently serves on the Scottsdale Leadership Advisory Council. She graduated in Scottsdale Leadership’s Class XXI. More recently, Carol chaired the Capital Campaign Committee for the Scottsdale Heritage Connection that garnered $500,000 to complete the project.
During her tenure with the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Public Library issued Carol the Hall of Fame award, and twice she received the Scottsdale City Manager’s Award for Excellence. Carol is a staunch supporter of community libraries and continues to promote their services.
Jenny Fasolino is a supply chain software professional with over 20 years’ experience in retail buying, software consulting, product design, and global operations. She is an avid library patron visiting her local library with her two sons on a weekly basis.
In addition to volunteering at her children’s school, local scouts, and soccer league, she pursues professional growth in attending various tech conferences and pursuing speaking engagements to share valuable project experiences. She believes in continuous learning, the importance of higher education, and the value of knowledge sharing as life-long pursuits.
Ashley Francis moved to Arizona in 2022. She works as a Community Relations Specialist for Kids Dental Brands.
Her specialties include managing social media accounts and public relations/marketing strategy.
She is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) and is a member of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce.
Trey Granger – President
Trey Granger has lived in the Phoenix area since 2007. His professional experience is in corporate cause marketing and public relations, partnering for-profit companies with cause-based organizations for mutually beneficial relationships.
He also brings experience in website/content development and database management.
Trey also serves on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Science & Sustainability.
Jo-Ann Mullen has always loved libraries, previously volunteering in numerous leadership library positions in Colorado. She has also developed reading guides for three publishers and worked with authors to set up conferences.
Originally from the East Coast, Jo-Ann was an Arizona winter resident for many years before moving here full time in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, playing mah jongg, and walking. She also works Spring Training games in Scottsdale.
Sheila Nazari is a writer, speaker and consultant who has always had a passion for reading and storytelling.
She has written for websites including Jobing.com and HRJobs.org, and is currently in the process of publishing her own book.
Sheila also has over 10 years experience in human resources and employee training. She is originally from North Dakota.
Douglas Sydnor, FAIA
Douglas Sydnor, FAIA, is the Founding Principal at Douglas Sydnor Architect + Associates, a Scottsdale-based architectural firm founded in 1993. He has practiced exclusively in Arizona for over 40 years, completed 225 commissions; and his architecture has received numerous design awards and published extensively.
Doug’s professional and civic involvement includes serving on over 200 boards, commissions, committees, and design charrettes. They have included the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale Library Board, Scottsdale Heritage Connection, Scottsdale Development Review Board, Scottsdale Historic Preservation Commission, and Scottsdale Leadership.
He currently chairs the Architectural Archives Committee for the Rio Salado Architecture Foundation/AIA Arizona. Doug received his Bachelor in Architecture at Arizona State University and Masters in Architecture at Harvard University.
Amanda Shetler Whitmer
Amanda Shetler Whitmer is a writer and fundraiser. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Pembroke Magazine, Bridge Eight Press, Roxane Gay’s The Audacity, and others. Her professional experience includes public policy, state government, and nonprofit work.
Born and raised in Scottsdale, Amanda spent a decade in the Midwest fighting for equitable access in education. She recently returned to Scottsdale with her wife and rescue dog. She is a proud supporter of public libraries and public schools and looks forward to helping Scottsdale be a place where all can thrive.
Zach Tudor is a healthcare administrator in Scottsdale with experience in project management, marketing, and operations. He has a passion for applying his skills to increase access to valuable public services with the goal of impacting the lives and community around him.
Zach is also a member of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce and avid participant in Phoenix sports leagues. Zach is a proud alumnus of Purdue University and the University of Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology and Master’s in Business Administration, respectively.
Mary Wilber has worked for several public libraries and she retired from the Scottsdale Public Library System where she worked as a reference librarian. She also served two terms on the Scottsdale Library Board, including one year as president. Mary has also served on library boards in Illinois and Texas.
She currently volunteers at the McClelland Library at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix. She also co-coordinates the library’s book discussion which focuses on Irish writers and Irish literature.