Staff

Keith Cupp

Keith Cupp

Keith Cupp is president and head coach at Gazelles International, and is located in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. He has over 20 years “in the trenches” operating experience as a business leader in the high technology, real estate, aerospace and transportation industries. He served on two executive management teams whose companies were awarded “Fastest Growth Companies” recognition in the state of Washington.

View Keith’s Certified Coach bio page for more details.

Amy Chia-Torrez

Amy Chia-Torrez

Business Development – Amy@gicoaches.com or (877) 217-2253 ext. 700

Amy recently joined the Gazelles International team as Dir. of Business Development. With over 20 years of business development experience, Amy focuses on building relationships and forming collaborative strategic partnerships with global organizations across multiple industries and market sectors, including IT, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail and Healthcare.

Her experiences also includes strategic planning, sales and service, financial planning, project management and process improvement. 

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and having earned an MBA in Global Management, Amy has the intercultural competencies to build trust, navigate transition, achieve goals and get desired results working across global cultures. 

Nicole Davis

Nicole Davis

Brand Strategy / MarketingNicole@gicoaches.com or (877) 217-2253 ext. 703

Nicole Davis joined Gazelles International in January 2015 as the Director of Marketing and is the passionate “Keeper of the Brand.” Possessing more than 20 years of marketing experience, Nicole brings deep expertise in the areas of digital and integrated marketing, brand strategy, community engagement and development, event design, value proposition positioning, partnership development, creative direction, user experience and 360 design.

Having led marketing departments within Fortune 500 companies and small businesses – Nicole has developed award-winning national programs, marketing strategies and holistic user experiences. She is committed to producing tangible increases in profitability while enhancing and championing Gazelles International’s brand. Nicole has broad industry knowledge including the hospitality, technology and social sectors.

Education:
Cornell University (MM / School of Hotel & Restaurant Management)
Brandeis University (BA)
Art Institute of Chicago (Graduate work; Interior Architecture)

Maureen Chan-Hefflin

Maureen Chan-Hefflin

IP / International MarketingMaureen@gazelles.com or (877) 217-2253 ext. 705

Maureen Chan-Hefflin serves Gazelles International as a key point of contact with regard to developing IP, tools and internationalization. She brings over 20 years of corporate marketing communication experience, broadly integrated across a wide range of audiences and cultures in the domestic and global markets. She serves as an adjunct instructor in Clark College’s Business Technology department, and she is also active on the American West Vancouver Chinese School board.

Born and raised in Singapore, Maureen came to the United States for her tertiary education where she received her bachelor of arts in communications at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She also holds a master’s degree in public affairs.

Cindy Kraft

Cindy Kraft

Operations / ITCindy@GICoaches.com or 877.217.2253 ext.701

As Gazelles International operations manager, Cindy Kraft leads and executes numerous Gazelles International programs, in addition to overseeing a multitude of business, technology and operational initiatives. As a computer programmer and systems administrator, Cindy has 24 years experience dealing with all types of data involved in the business process. Spreadsheets, databases, websites and marketing materials keep her multi-tasking skills in great shape.

Cindy has a degree in business computer systems from the University of Portland.

Debbie Trimble

Debbie Trimble

Bookkeeping / EventsDebbie@gazelles.com or (360) 921-5014

Debbie Trimble joined Gazelles International in 2012 and runs point on all things accounting and bookkeeping. Additionally, Debbie oversees execution of a variety of events, including Summits and trainings. Debbie is responsible for the on-boarding of new coaches and supports the Gazelles International team by handling a myriad of other administrative tasks. Debbie has over 40 years of experience in the administrative office environment, and she is an invaluable member of the Gazelles team. Debbie achieved her business certificate at Columbia Basin.

Ashley Dongen

Ashley Dongen

Coach / Client Liasion – Ashley@gazelles.com or (877) 217-2253 ext. 702

Ashley brings a passion for sales processes and a refined understanding of the nexus between end-users clients and coaches. Her knowledge of the communications industry – combined with strategic and operational management experience – enables her to channel Gazelles International’s growth opportunities, benefiting coaches and corporate clients, alike. Ashley’s media sales experience and digital fluidity further empowers her to connect Gazelles International stakeholders across all three screens + traditional channels. Consumer behavior and engagement, competitor analysis, program optimization, and reach are among a few of Ashley’s favorite things.

Kristina Falkner

Kristina Falkner

Marketing Coordination / Oral Panels – Kristina@gicoaches.com or (877) 217-2253 ext. 706

Currently serving as a Digital Marketing Coordinator for Gazelles International, Kristina brings digital savvy, technological acumen and precision orientation to all things marketing. Her knowledge of CRM platforms and growing HTML skillset makes her a valuable contributor to marketing program development. Additionally, Kristina acts as the point-person for new coaches as they navigate Gazelles International’s renown Certification process, which culminates in a comprehensive Oral Panel exam.

Education: Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration from Concordia University.