NWA Outreach Coordinator, Project Zero

Tiphanie Gurwell was born in California and moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1994. After being a stay-at-home mom and working odd jobs, Tiphanie decided to explore real estate but quickly had to shift her focus due to the birth of her “surprise” fourth baby with her husband, Jason. She volunteered at a local event for the launch of Project Zero and felt a pull on her heart to do more for waiting kids in her state. In 2016, she accepted the position of NWA Outreach Coordinator and has since become a strong advocate for waiting kids as she heads matching, awareness and fundraising events in the area. She also stays busy supporting families and the local DCFS adoption unit. Tiphanie and her husband, Jason, have been married for 23 years and attend Cross Church. They have four children: Gracie, Gavin, Gwyn and Graham.

What do you do when you are not working?
When I am not working, I spend time with my family, but when the kids are doing their thing, I like to relax and watch a show or laugh at funny animal videos on TikTok. Yes TikTok. I heard laughter is good for the soul.

Where is your happy place?
My happy place would have to be home where I can put on comfy clothes and relax, or church where I get to reflect on the week and worship God. My happy place I love to visit is the beach in Florida!

Favorite quote:
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

Favorite meal:
Definitely anything Mexican, preferably the chile rellenos from Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant

Best time of day for you:
Probably at night when I get to lay in bed and relax after a long day. With two young kids and a full-time job, I tend to run ragged starting first thing in the morning, so the time I get to stop feels nice.

Favorite song on your playlist:
“Graves Into Gardens” by Elevation Worship and Brandon Lake

What book is on your bedside table?
I actually only have the Bible when it comes to reading. I am not much of a reader but obviously have to stay connected to the word of God.

For more information on Project Zero, visit https://www.theprojectzero.org/.