Wendy Rogers

Development Director at Tempe Preparatory Academy

Wendy Rogers

Wendy Rogers

Development Director at Tempe Preparatory Academy

Biography

Wendy Rogers
Present Day: Wendy Rogers is the only candidate in the AZ-9 Republican race for Congress who meets a 14-employee payroll in a business located in the district. Fifteen years ago, she and her husband started this home inspection business out of their living room and have grown it into the most successful home inspection business in Arizona with 14 employees and their own 8-tenant, nearly-paid-for, office building in the heart of District 9. She leads daily by making critical decisions on a myriad of insurance, taxation, regulatory and employee matters . . . all attendant to owning a small business and creating jobs in spite of mounting government intrusion. Thus Wendy is the only candidate who lives in, started a business in, and regularly creates jobs in . . . District 9.

Background: Air Force Lt Col Wendy Rogers has led a life of service to her country and community. Daughter of a long line of Army officers, in 1976 Wendy was commissioned as a 5th-generation military officer into the Air Force from Michigan State University with her bachelor’s degree and then master’s degree from the University of Alabama in Social Work as a clinical social worker. She treated patients in the Air Force mental health clinic. In 1981, Wendy Rogers then became one of the first 100 women pilots in today’s Air Force by undergoing Air Force Pilot Training at Williams AFB in Arizona. Following her Pilot Training, Lt Col Wendy Rogers proceeded on to pilot worldwide airlift and humanitarian missions in the C-141 transport jet for several years. After flying C-141s full-time, Lt Col Wendy Rogers was assigned as an Air Office Commanding of cadets at the US Air Force Academy while also performing as a flight instructor in the T-41. The latter half of her 20-year Air Force career placed her overseas. While in Europe , Lt Col Rogers spent time flying Air Force C-21 Learjets and leading three different operational divisions at Headquarters US Air Forces Europe. During the fall of the Berlin Wall and efforts to improve relations with former East Bloc countries, Lt Col Wendy Rogers was deployed for 6 months downrange running the Bosnian Airlift. She finished her career with 3,000 hours jet time and numerous commendations to include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

In addition to her degrees in Social Work, Wendy holds a second master’s degree in National Security Studies (Political Science) from Cal State San Bernardino. She has been married to Hal Kunnen since 1978, who is also a retired Air Force officer – electrical engineer. They have lived in the East Valley since retiring from the military in 1996. Both their children, George and Emily graduated from public charter school Tempe Prep Academy and are merit-scholarship ASU Barrett Honors College Sun Devils. George was commissioned as an officer in the US Marine Corps in May 2009, later returning to Arizona to pursue his PhD in Electrical Engineering now at Arizona State University with sponsored research at the Flexible Display Center in radiation detection. Emily graduated in 2012 with an Barrett Honors BA in German and Honors BS in International Business/Marketing. George and his Registered Nurse spouse are the proud parents of a new baby, adding “proud grandparent” to his mother’s life of accomplishment!

Wendy and Hal home schooled George and Emily during their elementary years. As start-up entrepreneurs, for the past 15 years they have owned their own home inspection business with 14 full time employees, as well as a now-solar-powered office building on Rural Rd with 8 tenants. Wendy has been active in the local community as Development Director at Tempe Prep Academy, foster parent, and is currently a substitute teacher in the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD). If she doesn’t answer her cell phone, she is running her business, tending her grandchild, or bicycling door-to-door to meet more voters of her district. As of this writing, she has knocked on the doors of over 11,000 homes.

Wendy and Hal worship weekly and are members of Phoenix Christian Reformed Church at 24th St & Earll in the heart of District 9.

Wendy Rogers believes in the goodness of America and in the Phoenix metro area. That’s why she specifically chose to return to Phoenix 15 years after having been stationed here for Air Force Pilot Training – because of its eclectic diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. She will serve this district with her characteristic high energy, depth of experience, and devoted loyalty to her neighbors and her professional community.

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Former Electrical Engineer at United States Air Force

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Former Officer at United States Marine Corps

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Teacher at Tempe Preparatory Academy

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School Staff at Tempe Preparatory Academy

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School Staff at Tempe Preparatory Academy

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School Staff at Tempe Preparatory Academy

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School Staff at Tempe Preparatory Academy

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President at Tempe Preparatory Academy

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Former Officer at United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. Created in 1775, the Marine Corps has been a component of the United States Department of the Navy since 1834, often working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics.

Spouse
Former Electrical Engineer at United States Air Force

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible. Air and Space Superiority With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space. Global Attack Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before. Rapid Global Mobility Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility. Precision Engagement The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage. Information Superiority The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial. Agile Combat Support Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces. Core Values The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three values: Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.

Education
Master's Degree in Social Work

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. The University of Alabama family has always expected great things. After all, we are our state’s flagship university — the Capstone of higher education.

Master's Degree in National Security Studies

Come join the mighty Coyotes at California State University San Bernardino for undergraduate, graduate, certificate, extended learning, and teaching credential programs. With rolling admission deadlines, there’s no excuse for missing out on the fantastic educational experience that CSUSB provides. Financial worries shouldn’t keep you from joining the Coyote crew, either. There are many grants, loans, scholarships, veteran’s benefits, and work-study financial aid options available to eligible students. CSUSB offers many scholarships options for incoming freshmen, specific majors, and other programs. The Loan Forgiveness Program allows eligible students to take out loans toward paying for tuition and then have the loans forgiven if you teach in low-performing schools. In addition to the usual fields of study, CSUSB also offers programs such as Bioinformatics, Clinical Psychology, Education, Human Development, Geology, Kinesiology, Natural Security Studies, and Rehabilitation Counseling. When it comes to student life services, there is something for everyone, whether it is Greek life, housing, student recreation and fitness center, Coyote Radio, a women’s resource center, and much more. If you’re in need of help finding employment, the Cal State University San Bernardino career development center has career counseling, career fairs, job and internship searches, workshops for interviewing and resume writing for its students and alumni.

Bachelor's Degree

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act. Michigan State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members.

Career History
Development Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE CRITICAL REASONING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND TO EXPLORE THE CULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS THAT ARE AT THE HEART OF THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES.

Substitute Teacher
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Flight Instructor, T-41
Prior - 1996

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible. Air and Space Superiority With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space. Global Attack Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before. Rapid Global Mobility Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility. Precision Engagement The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage. Information Superiority The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial. Agile Combat Support Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces. Core Values The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three values: Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.

Political Donations Received
$250
2018
$100
2018
$250
2018
Awards & Honors
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
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