Guillermo Cortes

Vice Chair
Shephard Wesnitzer

Born in Cali, Colombia, Guillermo Cortes moved back to his mother’s home state of Arizona in 1980 and to Flagstaff four years later. He is a graduate of Coconino High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from NAU in 1995. He began his career as an intern for ADOT in Flagstaff. Following graduation, he started working at Shephard-Wesnitzer, Inc. (SWI) in Sedona. In 2000, he became a partner in the firm and moved back to Flagstaff to help manage SWI’s downtown office. Guillermo is an active member in the local community including a strong supporter of NAU. In 2009, along with two partners, he opened KickStand Kafe, a local coffee shop. Guillermo enjoys mountain biking, road biking, and playing soccer. One of his favorite past times is traveling around the world with his wife, Jessica.