Management Team

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Chuck Moore, CEO
928-368-5118 ext. 201
Chuck Moore joined the NEC team in July 2006 as the Manager of Engineering. Since March 2012, Chuck Moore has been the Chief Executive Officer of Navopache Electric Cooperative, Inc.  Mr. Moore has over 40 years of experience in the electric utility industry.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, is a Registered Professional Engineer and is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Mr. Moore has served since March 2012, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association in Arizona and presently holds the Secretary position.  Since October 2013 he has served on the Western United Electric Supply Corporation Board of Directors in Colorado representing the Arizona member cooperatives.  Mr. Moore has served on the Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange Board of Directors since February 2015 for Region 10 (Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas).

Gayle Gouker,Manager of Financial Services
928-368-5118 ext. 263
Gayle Gouker began her electric utility career at Navopache Electric Cooperative, Inc. in 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University, and is a Certified Public Accountant, with over 30 years of experience. While this experience includes a stint in public accounting, most of it has been as the leader of finance, accounting and compliance teams in the telecommunications and utility industries. The cooperative business model is by far her favorite, as savings and operating efficiencies directly benefit the cooperative’s member-owners.

Garth Turley, Manager of Engineering Services
928-368-5118 ext. 232
After 10 years with Provo City Energy Department as an Engineer, Garth took his formative experience and moved on to another municipal system in Logan City. Continuing his climb up the career ladder, next Garth landed a brand new position with a company as their Engineering Manager. There he established GIS Mapping. His next step on the ladder took him to an electric company in Hawaii, and then finally back to Arizona where he landed on yet another rung at NEC as a manager and supervisor. Still climbing, but in the same venue, four years later he moved into his current position as Manager of Engineering Services where he is responsible for engineering, purchasing and warehousing, metering and all buildings facilities in the NEC service areas.
Garth’s goals at NEC include expanding the GIS System to help all other departments, and updating the engineering specifications. With a capital construction plan in the works, new substations, breakers and the New Mexico AMI project to complete, his goal of “always improving” will be realized.

Mike Martinez, Manager of Operations
928-368-5118 ext. 227
Mike Martinez is the Manager of Operations at NEC, and a true White Mountain local, born in McNary and raised in Lakeside where he still lives and works, and will eventually retire.
With 34 ½ years at NEC, is one of the people who made it to his current position literally from the ground up. Mike began his co-op career in 1984 as a groundman. From there he moved up to apprentice lineman and in 1991 became a journeyman. Six years later he was a foreman and then five years ago he became Manager of Operations who oversees the lineman, substation crews, NEC’s fleet, dispatch, tree trimmers, underground cable locators and area office personnel.

Natalie Groeneveld, Manager of Human Resources
928-368-5118 ext. 228
Natalie “Tallie” Groeneveld is a Native Arizonan. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources from Kaplan University.  A true HR manager, Tallie sees her role primarily as two-fold: “to prepare NEC future employees for a position with the Co-op, and to assist the different departments in achieving their goals by ensuring they have the necessary staff to achieve those goals.”

Tony Lindsey, Manager of IT
928-368-5118 ext. 241

Tony Lindsay was born and raised in St. Johns, Arizona. He currently serves as a member of the St. Johns City Council where his focus is on Economic Development. Tony went to BYU and the University of Phoenix, majoring in Business Administration. In describing his primary role, Tony states, “In IT, the important thing is that we provide research and support to enable people to do their jobs in a more efficient and automated way. IT is an important part of any business today and believes that “Rapidly changing technology requires a company to keep up with all of the changes and be on ‘the cutting edge’ to stay ahead. In today’s world Information Technology is a must. With technology changing so rapidly, a company needs to have an innovator or innovators to do it.”

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