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20 Under 40 winner: Alexa McDade

Alexa McDade and her dog Radar.

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

Alexa McDade and her dog Radar.

The Daily Courier lists its inaugural 20 Under 40 winners today, for which readers honored 20 area entrepreneurs, managers, business owners and professionals younger than 40.

With “faith and a little bit of luck,” Alexa McDade has wound up as the Membership and Marketing Director for Prescott Golf & Country Club.

“Ken Byers (of Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group) is really the person who introduced me to the right people and got me started as a public relations and promotions director out of college … incredibly intelligent and kindhearted person,” McDade said.

Most recently, the owners of Prescott Golf & Country Club, Jeff and Jessica Hall, brought her on their team and have introduced her to the golf industry.

Alexa at a glance

Membership and Marketing Director for Prescott Golf & Country Club

Age: 34

Education: BS in Marketing/Event Management from California State University, Chico.

Family: Husband, Jason McDade. Both have family in Prescott and Phoenix area.

Interests: Yoga and hiking. Currently healing from Achilles tendon surgery.

Business address: 1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd., Dewey

Phone number: 928-379-3636

Website: PrescottGolf.net

In addition to her role at the club, she co-owns Defensible Space, LLC, with her husband, Jason — a wildland firefighter for the Prescott National Forest.

Their joint business specializes in creating wildfire-defensible space for commercial and residential properties in and around the Quad-Cities.

“I grew up on the golf course with my grandparents who moved to Prescott from Minnesota in the 1970s and I have always wanted to get into the industry in a professional capacity,” McDade said. “Golf itself is an amazing sport.”

In addition to working full time and running their business on the side, McDade volunteers an average of 250 to 300 hours per year.

She was also a 2011 recipient of the Prescott Area Young Professionals Visionary Award.