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Monica Surfaro Spigelman
Works at Tucson Cowgirl Communications
Attends life
Lives in Tucson, AZ
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One of my most favorite Sonoran Desert rides. My AAA Arizona Highroads feature!
Take a detour through southern Arizona’s backcountry to explore the Tohono O’odham Nation and the area’s mining history
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Italian Americans in the 1900s - the story of early immigrants, like my grandparents from Calabria, is not always a romantic one. 
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I know where I'll be April 18, 2015...in LA with Brett, Duyen and Leigh of course!
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As the year draws to a close, we're looking back at the exhibitions that made our jaws drop, our heads spin and our eyes eternally grateful. Behold, in no particular order, the 15 best exhibitions of 2014. 1. Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" ...
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Art Happens in Storied Congress Space Krikawa Jewelry Designs is upping the ante downtown, adding its new design studio, gallery and retail space to an already critical mass of cool on Congress The eastern end of Congress exerts a gravitational pull downtown – with a steady diet of food an
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How would you handle end-of-life issues? This needs to be more part of the general conversation of health care, so that this important topic is not always handled in crisis, or in guilt because personal wishes were never conveyed.
A few years ago I was called by the family to advocate for a man in the Emergency Department who had suffered life-threatening injuries. I agreed, although I didn't know the patient or the family.
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Today is the final day for La Fiesta de los Vaqueros -- a 90-year Tucson tradition. Enjoy our cowboy/girl heritage.
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For the Tucson graphics-minded, an event with PamSlim, via @AIGATucson +AAF Tucson gathering on Feb. 26. Storytelling and building brand +Julie Ray Creative LLC
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Smoothies, paired with hot oatmeal for winter, yes.
Brett is a communications and marketing professional who lives in New York City. He is also the bassist for the indie band Panama Wedding. Follow Brett on Instagram at @spigelbutt and listen to him embarrass himself on the streets of New York by clicking his name.
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Culture, arts and native peoples that impact our region. Thanks for building awareness Steve@BizTucson.com 
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Ajo, Arizona this weekend
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Sometimes finding community involves risk. This is a story about finding place (and folklife) in Tucson. Proud to be part of Small Answers, proud also to be part of Tucson folklife, #TucsonMeetYourself 
This week, we’re changing things up. To quote Ira Glass, we’re picking a theme and bringing you two stories on that theme. The theme: identity and place. What is it that shapes who we are? How much...
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John Koop's profile photo
Angie Wilderman's profile photo
eltaib yusaf's profile photo
Kris Bordessa's profile photo
Firaq Hassan's profile photo
Row Street's profile photo
Daniel Thorne's profile photo
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Occupation
writer, marketer, crafter, lover of sustainability, regional arts-culture-nature-architecture
Employment
  • Tucson Cowgirl Communications
    writer, marketer, crafter, lover of sustainability, regional arts-culture-nature-architecture, present
  • United Parcel Service and Keep America Beautiful
    Division Manager
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Currently
Tucson, AZ
Previously
Brooklyn, NY - New Yorker all my life. Manhattan gal and Westchester County. How the heck did I make it to the desert?
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Tagline
Tucson Writer
Introduction
I'm Monica Surfaro Spigelman, an Arizona-based writer, editor, marketer, PR professional and free lancer who also loves to sew, quilt, embroider and craft lovely eco-friendly things here in the Sonoran Desert.

I moved to the Southwest in 2005 after a successful, 25-year career in NYC-based corporate communications and nonprofit management. For United Parcel Service, I traveled internationally and produced a variety of global employee communications programs. As Communications Vice President for nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, I managed a comprehensive editorial, marketing and public relations program while supporting the development efforts of this national organization.

Here in the Southwest via Tucson Cowgirl Communications  I am a writer and editor on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, the environment and logistics, to nonprofit, fiber arts and community revitalization.  I also
blog as Tucson Cowgirl.

I look forward to putting my passion to work for you — whether that be for your business or for your interest in my crafts.
Education
  • life
    present
  • George Polk School of Journalism (LIU Brooklyn)
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Female
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Tucson Cowgirl