The Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library is governed by the Board of Directors, a group of dedicated community leaders who serve as volunteers.
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.
Peggy Sharp Chamberlain – Membership Chair
Peggy Sharp Chamberlain, Ph. D., a former university professor in educational technology and librarianship, has been an elementary school librarian, an educator of students becoming library professionals, and an international consultant in children’s literature. She was on the Scottsdale Library Board for six years.
Peggy has been active in the Scottsdale community since moving to Arizona in 2007. In addition to being a Scottsdale Ambassador, she is a master steward in the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy which is dedicated to protecting and promoting the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and has been active in her neighborhood association. She is most interested in preserving Scottsdale as a city that provides the services and community that people love. A library is a significant part of such a community.
Matt Edwards – Treasurer
Matt Edwards is a fifth generation native to the Phoenix metro area. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been in public accounting practice since 2005.
When Matt is not being an active father to his two children, he is volunteering his time with the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library and Executive Council Charities, as well as playing his guitar or enjoying a round of golf.
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.
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.
He also volunteers for the Museum of Science & Sustainability.
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.