Born and raised in Las Cruces, Braden Tidwell has seen his share of growth and development in the city he calls home. Certain things come to mind that he enjoys in Mesilla Valley, which includes the food, people and best majestic scenery in the Southwest.
He is a proud Mayfield High School graduate, playing soccer and running track as well as being involved in the Business and Fine Arts Academy. He attended New Mexico State University, studying criminal justice and computer science.
In 1999, he began his career in banking and, from 2000-03, he has received numerous customer service awards. In 2005, he joined Pioneer Bank and professionally gained more experience on engaging with the community. In 2012 and 2013, he received a two-time $1,000 Circle of Champions Walker Club fundraiser award for the March of Dimes.
After working more than a decade in the banking industry, Tidwell decided to take a different approach on how to climb the ladder of success while still making a difference. In 2013, he was hired to be an account executive in the sales and advertising department for the Las Cruces Sun-News. Beginning in 2015, he has transferred into a new position for the Las Cruces Sun-News, as a digital advertising coordinator and Daily Deal manager.
“I am happy with this blessing as with much gratitude working for the Las Cruces Sun-News team and being connected with the Las Cruces Young Professionals group,” Tidwell said. “Both have helped me in my professional growth of business learning of how our multimedia platforms and networks work for everyone.”
In his free time, he enjoys time with his family and friends.
“I am thankful for my parents, brother and my two amazing children,” Tidwell said. “I am grateful for what they have taught me about life and to make the most with the time we have on Earth.”
Since 2008, Tidwell has been an active member with the Las Cruces First Assembly of God Church, serving in different capacities, especially in the music and drama production departments. Aside from visiting the farmers and crafts markets, Tidwell also enjoys music, the outdoors, supporting the NMSU Aggies and meeting new people. His long-term goal and ambition is to travel the world and to be more involved with the Chamber.
Tidwell’s son, Tyler, and daughter, Abilyn, started at Noah’s Ark Learning Center, which started his journey on striving to become a better man. “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called,” Jeremiah 29:11; “Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow,” unknown.