jaime buildjaimeJaime Collins   President / Co-founder

Jaime was born and raised in the farmlands and woods of central California where she was taught respect for others, the environment, and herself. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2007 with a degree in Science & Design with a focus in Architecture and a minor in Spanish. During the last year of of her BSD education she lived in both Spain and Argentina. This opportunity, along with previous travels and work with children helped define Everlasting Marks mission/vision. Jaime has previously worked in architecture, for a solar r&d company where she helped conceptualize a site and environmental/place-based education program, has taught junior high and high school math, and was Acting Director for Desert Willow and environmental education nonprofit. Jaime received her Masters in Non-Profit Studies from ASU in May 2010 where she focused on social entrepreneurship and service learning. Currently Jaime is putting all her skills to work as the Environmental Programs Manager for Big Sandy Rancheria and also serves on the board of the John Muir Geotourism Center.

milagros bench buildMilagros Zingoni   Treasurer 

(Maria) Milagros Zingoni has been teaching undergraduate and graduate design studios in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture since 2005. She is originally from Argentina, where she received her architecture degree and License and her degree in Habitat Design, and studied law as an extramural student. She also holds a Master degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. Milagros practiced architecture before moving to the US and she continues to work in her private practice remotely from the US. Her research work has been presented in England, Canada, India, and South Africa. Milagros is a strong advocate for giving back to the community. She is passionate about the role of design professionals in family infrastructure, she would say “if my design formation in Architecture and Planning made me have a different perception about the world, then motherhood changed my perception about the role of design”. 

janetjanet buildJanet Gonzalez    LEED AP BD+C

Janet is a Consultant for HDR, Inc., an international architectural and engineering consulting firm in Chicago, IL. Her diverse approach to the development and implementation of community planning, urban design and transportation projects recognizes the environmental, social and economic conditions that impact a region while addressing the future needs of development. Janet travels frequently to Mexico to volunteer in underdeveloped areas and communities, and recently developed an analysis of Mexico City’s existing water infrastructure and proposed strategies to plan for future increases in water consumption, infrastructure and drinking water quality improvements. In Arizona, she regularly volunteered for various non-profit organizations, participated in the program development for the Water Use it Wisely Campaign, and routinely facilitated for Spanish-speaking citizens to give them the opportunity to be a part of the decision-making process. Janet is an active member of the American Planning Association (APA), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS), Congress of the New Urbanism (CNU), and Active Transportation Alliance. 


marlies buildAshley Kenneally   Board Member

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Design and Minor in Business in 2007 from ASU, Ashley went on to earn her Master's in Architecture from ASU in 2011. Soon after graduation, she moved back to California to be closer to family. Looking to be more involved with local communities, in addition to the charitable work the firm she works for does, she has joined the Everlasting Marks board. As part of the board, she utilizes her architecture skills and experience to make a lasting, positive mark in her community and abroad, and to help teach others to do the same.