Joe Forte

Executive director

About Joe
Joe moved out to Tempe in 2006 to start his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University after a four year enlistment in the US Navy. After graduation in 2010, he decided to enter business focused on film and video production with a close friend from college. In 2020, Joe started a daily habit of picking up litter from his neighborhood Tempe park while walking his dog. Always wanting to start a non-profit but not knowing what the focus area should be, a light bulb went off when he realized there was no local Tempe chapter of Keep America Beautiful, the #1 community improvement organization in the US. After finding a committed group of local residents to start the non-profit with and buy-in from local Tempe government leadership, Joe officially launched Keep Tempe Beautiful in early 2021.

Favorite KTB Focus Area
Litter cleanup

Spirit Animal
Dogs since they are friendly, loyal and affectionate.

Favorite Quote
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss


Paul Quinn


About Paul
This year Paul marks his 40th year residing in Tempe. He is an alumni of Tempe Leadership Class XXXIV and is currently a board member. Paul comes with 2+ decades of Professional Staffing Solutions experience with an emphasis on Information Technology, Engineering and Finance. He has placed over 10,000 professionals in his career.

Favorite KTB Focus
Beautification of the city and parks

Spirit Animal

Favorite Quote
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
– Albert Pine


Danny McManus


About Danny
Danny is the Vice President of Keep Tempe Beautiful.


Erin Murphy


About Erin
Erin is a Ph.D. candidate in Arizona State University’s Biology and Society program. She aims to develop sustainable and equitable solutions to marine conservation challenges by bridging the gap between research, policy, and management. Her dissertation research focuses on addressing marine plastic pollution. Outside of her research, Erin is dedicated to sustainability and waste management issues in Arizona. She serves on the boards of the Arizona Science and Policy Network and the Arizona Recycling Coalition.

Favorite KTB Focus Area

Spirit Animal
Mountain goat

Favorite Quote
Most of us walk unseeing through the world, unaware alike of its beauties, its wonders and the strange and sometimes terrible intensity of the lives that are being lived around us. – Rachel Carson

Theresa Weaver


About Theresa
Theresa is the Treasurer of Keep Tempe Beautiful.


Natalie McDonald


About Natalie
A Michigan native, Natalie moved to Tempe, Arizona in 2013 to attend Arizona State University and has been enjoying the desert ever since. After graduating with concurrent degrees in Marketing and Supply Chain Management and a minor in Sustainability, she joined Dircks Moving & Logistics as their Marketing Manager. Natalie is responsible for managing all marketing initiatives and campaigns for Dircks, an agent for Mayflower Van Lines and the largest and most diversified moving company in the state of Arizona. She is a graduate of the ASU Alumni Association Leadership Institute’s inaugural class  and enjoys being involved with the Phoenix Chamber of the American Marketing Association.

In addition to serving as the Communications & Marketing Chair for Keep Tempe Beautiful, Natalie helps to guide people experiencing a crisis by using good contact techniques and empathy as a Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line, and advises future business leaders to develop their career paths and support their personal and professional growth as an Undergraduate Student Mentor to ASU W.P. Carey School of Business students.

Natalie spends her free time traveling and experiencing new places, as well as exploring her own backyard and all of the beauty Arizona has to offer. She especially enjoys discovering new hiking trails with her dog.

Favorite KTB Focus Area
Beautification of spaces, conservation and recycling

Spirit Animal

Favorite Quote
Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. – Margaret Mead

Morgan Winburn


About Morgan
Morgan is the Community Garden Chair of Keep Tempe Beautiful.


Michele Rebeor

development & fundraising chair

About Michele
Michele has successfully served Arizona’s nonprofit industry for more than 28 years as a development professional and fundraising consultant. She specializes in innovative practices that help nonprofits maximize donor engagement with meaningful, intentional, realistic, efficient and sustainable strategies. Drawn from the passion, skills and success she discovered through a decade of engaging with female investors as the director of ASU Foundation’s Women & Philanthropy program, her consulting service offers a rare expertise that guides nonprofits in recognizing and accommodating the transformative role of women as donors. She is also a regular conference presenter on the women and philanthropy topic.

Active in the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1998, Michele gives back to her profession currently serving as former chair and committee member of the Greater AZ Chapter’s Professional Mentor Program.

Michele M Rebeor Consulting, LLC is an active member of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, where Michele participates in the Women In Business Council and other Chamber opportunities. Michele also practices what she preaches as a contributing member and business sponsor of the 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun.

In addition to her volunteer board position of Fundraising & Development Chair for Keep Tempe Beautiful, Inc. she is an active volunteer for Copperheads Care – 161st Arizona Air National Guard, Ironman Arizona, AZ Adopt A Greyhound and more.

Michele is an Ironman triathlete, competitive rower and avid animal lover. She & Hoyt enjoy local and international travel as well as taking their dogs camping off the grid.

Favorite KTB Focus Area
Beautification of spaces, tree planting, urban forestry and conservation

Spirit Animal
Butterfly; I took the Spirit Animal quiz, and having it come out as a butterfly is scarily coincidental as I use the “butterfly effect” theory in my business and in various types of donor and volunteer recognition. The Butterfly Effect: “Like the flapping of butterfly wings… the smallest, seemingly insignificant action by one can influence destinies for many.”

Favorite Quote
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angelou

Mandy Kuhn

Finance Chair

About Mandy
Mandy  is the Finance Committee Chair of Keep Tempe Beautiful.

Sabra Nuel


About Sabra
In addition to serving on the Board for KTB, Sabra serves as the Vice Chair for Tempe Young Professionals. Sabra currently works at DoorDash as an Enterprise Merchant Experience Partner. In her spare time, Sabra enjoys spending time with her cat, making jewelry, and taking photographs.

Favorite KTB Focus Area
Community gardens, litter cleanup

Spirit Animal

Favorite Quote
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. – Robert Swan


Eddie Fredericks


About Eddie
Eddie  is the Strategy & Implementation Committee Chair of Keep Tempe Beautiful.

Barbara Blalock

Sustainability chair

About Barbara
Barbara was born and raised in Northern California and relocated to Phoenix in 2000. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Treasures 4 Teachers, a nonprofit organization providing free and low-cost supplies to teachers from the community’s reusable resources. Her education, experience and passion is in Early Childhood Education and Development. Her other passion has been improving the environment with a focus on creative reuse. She merged both of her passions into Treasures 4 Teachers in 2004 from her garage, where it has been going strong ever since.

Favorite KTB Focus Area
Education, sustainability especially around reuse

Spirit Animal

Favorite Quote
Teaching is the one profession that teaches all others. – Anonymous


Lauren Johnston



About Lauren
Lauren has called Tempe home for just over 25 years. She loves taking her dog out on walks around city parks and trails. Lauren comes to KTB with a background in Ecology, Education, and Project Management.

Favorite KTB Focus Area

Spirit Animal

Favorite Quote
Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge. – Patches O’Hoolihan


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