In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month Cox is spotlighting Valley residents making a difference in their community by sharing their stories.
His love for mariachi began in his youth, and soon Flores was performing on the internal stage at the 2000 Olympics in Australia. As musical director at Rosie’s House Music Academy for Children, he is guided by his goal of teaching the history of mariachi, along with the traditions of the Mexican culture passed down from generation to generation.
For over 25 years in banking, entrepreneurship, academics, and now nonprofit, Esparza has always championed equality for women, girls, and people of color. Today she serves the community as CEO at YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix, working to eliminate racism and empower women.
An Arizona native raised in the heart of downtown Chandler and an ASU graduate, the Chandler City Council member is deeply connected to the community he serves. Serving on the city’s Community Safety, Neighborhoods and Technology subcommittees, Encinas is firmly committed to enhancing safety and innovation in his city.
A dedicated member of Cox’s sales and customer care team, Leyva’s impact goes beyond working with customers. A recent graduate of Valle Del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership program, she is also a dedicated volunteer in the community. Leyva can be found putting together STEM kits for the Boys and Girls Club kids or building Emergency Food Kits for those in need alongside her fellow Cox employees who contribute more than 50,000 hours each year to local nonprofits.