100+ Women you must
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8757 East Bell Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Whole-health beauty lifestyle focus complements state-of-the-art aesthetic services Escape hit-and-run healthcare - join us on a journey to the best you, you can be Photograph Rt-Lt: Many dynamic women contribute to the LifeScape team including Founder & CEO Dr. Susan Wilder, Family Nurse Practitioner Valere Ziske, Laser Aesthetician Noelle Cesario, Holistic Nutritionist Kim Vitellaro-Rendler, Director of Practice Development Alicia Fortune, and Family Nurse Practitioner Luann Lavin. Dr. Laurie Pozun, Dr. Heidi Rula, Dr. William Strohman, Physicians Associate Norman Bizon and Psychologist Dr. Lisa Strohman round out our dynamic team.
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Wow! Just Wow! What an amazing start to 2018, as we present our inaugural volume of KNOW Phoenix to the community. Just a few short months ago we set out to discover the best and brightest women of the Valley. We were blown away by the excitement and received over 300 nominations! As you flip through the beautiful pages ahead, featuring some of the most dynamic entrepreneurs, leaders and philanthropists, we hope that you take notice of the diversity. Our featured women range in age from twenty-five to seventy. They come from all walks of life. They also serve in a variety of industries. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! Our mission for KNOW Phoenix is to align with women who care about empowerment and are intentional about lending a hand whenever asked. Every woman featured in this book possess those qualities. The outpouring of support for this project from both men and women alike proves that our mission is right on time. As the year of 2018 progresses, you’ll see our dynamic ladies gathering in the name of KNOW Phoenix to support so many causes dear to our hearts. This book is our gift to you. Display it proudly. If you already have a copy, share it with someone who doesn’t. And if you feel compelled to celebrate with us, we ask that you make a donation to your favorite charity in the name of one of the women featured. Whatever you do – pay it forward. Cheers to the ladies of KNOW Phoenix! We can’t wait to see what you accomplish in 2018 and beyond.
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STATISTICS ON WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
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OF WOMEN EARN MORE THAN THEIR HUSBANDS
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11.3 MILLION firms are owned by women
TABLE of CONTENTS 12 BEAUTY 18 BUSINESS 35 FASHION 41 FOOD & BEVERAGE
49 HEALTH & WELLNESS
63 HOME & LIFE 96 MEDIA 104 NON-PROFIT 107 NOTABLE
BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL WOMAN
IS A TRIBE OF OTHER SUCCESSFUL WOMEN, WHO HAVE HER BACK 2018 9
#behindthescenes From kids to dogs and men wishing they could be in the shots, we had our fair share of fun capturing the images for KNOW Phoenix. 10 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM
DESIGN & LAYOUT EMMA CATARINO
PHOTOGRAPHY JEAN LANINGA PORTRAITS HAUTE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY AZ MEDIA COMPANY
VIDEO SAN SOCIAL GROUP
PUBLIC RELATIONS & EVENTS THE PR CONCIERGE
CONTRIBUTORS DAVID HUGHES JOANN HOLLAND
PUBLISHERS SARAH BENKEN AMANDA LARSON
CONNECT: @KNOWTRIBE HELLO@THEKNOWTRIBE.COM
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COLLECTION THE KNOW TRIBE is a collection of female business owners, leaders, and philanthropists. They are makers, creators, and entrepreneurs from virtually every industry. They are women are making big strides in their careers and impacts in their communities. COLLABORATION THE KNOW TRIBE understands the need for collaboration and the value of fostering relationships. They believe firmly in supporting one another. They are intentional in their moves and authentic every step of the way. COMMUNITY Together, THE KNOW TRIBE works to create a better foundation of living. They support causes that are near to their hearts and consistently look for ways to pay it forward. MANTRA
Lift & Rise Nominations for the 2019 KNOW Phoenix Book open in June 2018. Follow Sarah and Amanda for the latest information theknowtribe.com/phoenix | INSTAGRAM
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Nestled in the heart of Central Phoenix, Boss Salon opened for business this year with the mantra of providing clients an outstanding experience, which turns guests into great friends, which keeps them coming back. Itâ€™s friendship that serves as the very foundation of this salon. Boss may be new on the scene but the team has worked together for many years, creating a unique family that drives a fun, relaxed, and authentic environment youâ€™re not likely to find elsewhere. Boss Salon (602) 603-1101
Polished by Trish (623) 209-4705
As the name implies, this collaboration allows each of these talented Phoenicians to be their own boss and thrive individually; an element that further elevates their client experience. These hair artists are proficient in a variety of hair cutting and coloring techniques, with training from all around the world. Under the umbrella of Boss Salon, you will also enjoy talents of Polished by Trish for all your nail needs and schedule waxing and lash lifts with Rachael of Boss Esthetics. Positive vibes, good hair and full service selfcare, itâ€™s easy to see why they are the boss! Boss Esthetics (602) 708-0035
Candice Drake Hopkin wears many professional hats. She is a master esthetician and makeup artist, specializing in Oncology Skincare and Corrective Makeup. Candyâ€™s esthetics career focus has been with those suffering from compromised skin such as effects from cancer treatment, diabetes and autoimmune disease. With her roots and expertise in skincare and makeup, Candy created Candice Drake Cosmetics, a mineral makeup that is custom-formulated with healthy ingredients from natural
sources; USDA organic botanicals and extracts free from harmful chemicals, toxins and fragrance. With every purchase of a Candice Drake Cosmetic product, a donation goes directly to HUGS Foundation Inc., a public charity/non-profit founded by Candy and her son, Kade Powell. The funds help provide healthy and essential products for those suffering from cancer. With the rapid success of her cosmetic line, Candy is now moving forward to complete her degree in law.
CANDICE DRAKE HOPKIN CANDICE DRAKE COSMETICS (602) 689-9821 16
BRENNA BENSON, BRONZEOLOGY All spray tans are NOT created equal. Owner of Bronzeology, Brenna Benson has been proving this to clients for over 10 years. Using only the safest, highest quality products and the most detailed airbrush system on the market, she is setting the spray tan bar higher. She uses multiple solution lines (eight colors total) and custom mixes a formula based on your natural skin tone. She is passionate about what she does and always strives to create the most comfortable and positive experience for anyone who visits her studio. Her products are free of fragrance, dry very quickly, develop into a natural sunkissed glow and fade evenly like a real tan; the formula for a PERFECT spray tan.
7045 E 3rd Ave, Scottsdale 85251
THE SPARKLE BAR, located in Old Town Scottsdale, is Arizonaâ€™s first makeup only beauty studio. This award-winning studio prides itself on experience. As the ultimate destination for all makeup & beauty needs, TSB focuses on making clients feel like their most gorgeous + confident self. Walk into TSB and youâ€™ll enjoy a professional makeup application in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. Expert makeup artists provide a wide range of services and looks that are perfect for a night out, bridal makeup parties, showers, and the perfect Fresh Face for your everyday life. By using the highest quality brands, TSB Makeup Artists create looks that are unique + individual, just like the women that wear them. Clients can choose from in-studio or on-location. Visit The Sparkle Bar and experience the luxury of leaving a little sparkle wherever you go.
4200 N. Marshall Way # 7 Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Aimee Werner founded Whish in 2007 with her husband, Jesse. Whish is a high performance, all natural skin care and body care brand with over 100 products. Whish manufactures and fulfills the entire line out of their Scottsdale, AZ corporate facility. Aimee oversees many facets of the Whish including new product development, sales strategy, supporting key customers, and all aspects of marketing for the brand.
Prior to founding Whish Aimee worked as a Distribution Channel Manager for various semiconductor companies and directly managed over $40M in sales. Prior to that she worked in Distribution as a Product Manager and Supplier Manager. She has also worked as a Salon and Day Spa Manager. Aimee has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Westminster University.
AIMEE WERNER WHISH www.whishbeauty.com
BUSINESS MICHELLE BRESNAHAN ALLIED UNIVERSAL JANITORIAL SERVICES Michelle Bresnahan didnâ€™t realize when she started working nights as a janitor to pay her way through college at the University of Michigan that she would end up Regional Vice President for a multibillion dollar company.
But Michelle is a natural born leader and by 25 she was General Manager of the janitorial company she was working for in Michigan. In 2006, she moved to Phoenix and accepted a position as an Account Executive for Service Link Commercial. Two years later she was made Executive Vice President. In 2011, Service Link was acquired by Allied Universal Janitorial Services. Michelle managed the transition
and stayed on as Regional Vice President. Michelleâ€™s hands-on experience allowed her to succeed in what has traditionally been a male dominated field. She now works to pass on her leadership experience to the next generation of women leaders. Michelle is an avid backpacker, world traveler and dog mom to two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
BEA ROCKLIN - BEASPOKEN Beatrice Rocklin (affectionately known as “Bea”) has lived in Phoenix, Arizona for over 36 years, and has 20 years of public relations, fundraising and residential/ commercial real estate investment experience. She is the Principal of “Bea Spoken” which provides exceptional services in the areas of government affairs and campaign fundraising. Bea’s professional and innovative team has supported a variety of projects including multimillion-dollar development investments, political campaign fundraising, ballot referendums and non-profit capital campaigns. Bea leverages her team’s specialties of legislative and government affairs, campaign fundraising and economic development in Arizona to provide impactful policy work at the State and Local levels of government. Bea is also strongly committed to community service, having raised millions of dollars for charities such as Heart Ball 2017 and Childhelp Drive the Dream. Bea passionately believes that philanthropic efforts result in stronger, safer and more compassionate communities!
KATE HICKMAN ALLIANCE BANK OF ARIZONA Kate Hickman has been a banker with Alliance Bank of Arizona since shortly after the banking organization first opened its doors in 2003. Currently she serves as Senior Vice President and leads the treasury management sales team. Throughout her time with Alliance Bank of Arizona, she has developed banking programs for the non-profit and political sectors, as well as Local First Arizona members. She has also been instrumental in the company’s efforts to support numerous bank customers’ philanthropic campaigns, including Friends of Public Radio Arizona’s SPOT 127 program, Local First Arizona’s Devoured Food and Wine Festival, and Silent Witness. Personally, Kate is heavily engaged in community giving. She has served on a number of boards and currently sits on boards for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, College Success Arizona and Support My Club.
(602) 952-5442 email@example.com one east washington street, ste 1400 phoenix, arizona 85004
KATHY FOSTER COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
Kathy Foster is a seasoned real estate executive driven by client service and a holistic strategy approach. With over 25 years in real estate, including managing in-house corporate real estate and tenant brokerage, Kathy brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients. For the past 10 years, Kathy has been Managing Director of Corporate Solutions at Colliers International advising a wide range of clients on their real estate needs. She received her Master’s in Commercial Real Estate with CoreNet, was honored in 2015 as a Top Woman in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal and in 2017 was awarded Commercial Real Estate Broker of the Year by the AZ Journal of Real Estate and Business. Kathy also spends time volunteering and serving on a number of non-profit boards. Kathy’s service focus and unique perspective bring a different and more comprehensive approach. Combined with her understanding of workplace strategies and corporate facilities, all roads lead to Kathy as the one to go to for any organization’s real estate needs.
2390 East Camelback Road | Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016
DESIRAE OUTCALT BILTMORE BANK Desirae Outcalt is an 18-year industry veteran who began her banking career with a local Arizona credit union. Starting out as a teller and eventually leaving the $1.9 billion institution as manager of one of its largest branches in 2006, she became Branch Operations Manager for The Biltmore Bank of Arizona. This role included treasury management, marketing and cash management responsibilities. Today, Biltmore is part of the Grandpoint Bank family, which has grown to a $3.2 billion dollar company, and Desirae serves as Vice President and Relationship Manager, supporting the deposit and lending needs of the bankâ€™s largest clients. Desirae is one of the bankâ€™s senior managers, with a depth of banking experience few people can claim. You can find Desirae in the community lecturing on topics that include cyber security or non-profit fundraising. Most days, Desirae is working to address the deposit and lending needs of companies and business owners throughout Arizona. 5055 N. 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85018 602.445.6513 firstname.lastname@example.org
Juanice Oldham is the Founder and President of Forefront Development, LLC. Forefront is a progressive general contracting company specializing in commercial construction, construction management and design-build services. Forefront provides services to a variety of sectors, ranging from hospitality and commercial development to education and nonprofit. Forefront’s mission is to provide a positive and honest experience for their clients. In conjunction with managing the operations at Forefront, Juanice places a high priority on giving back and is focused on making deep impacts in her community. A former board member for the Phoenix Community Toolbank and recent graduate of Valley Leadership’s Class 38, Juanice is passionate about women causes and is involved in many female-driven organizations across the Valley. She currently serves on the board for Arizona State University’s Advancing Women in Construction Program, Valley Leadership’s 2018 Youth Committee and is honorary chair for ValleyLife’s 2018 Legacy of Love Gala.
JUANICE OLDHAM Forefront Development 4710 E. Falcon Drive Suite 209 | Mesa, Arizona 85215 email@example.com www.forefrontdevco.com
BUSINESS MONIQUE PORRAS
Accounting and Operations.
THE KEMPINGTON GROUP
Monique stands firm in believing that relationships are the root of recruiting and finds fulfillment in helping people put a permanent stamp on their professional path. Monique is focused on building relationships with companies that understand her premise – there is significant value in getting the right people in place.
Some say recruiting is too hard. Some say it is nerve-wracking. Monique says, it’s the best way to change people’s lives! As Founder & CEO of The Kempington Group, Monique Porras’ main goal is to humanize recruiting. Through her energized and progressive practices, she successfully brings companies and candidates together from across the United States within the realms of Technology, Sales & Marketing,
10105 E Via Linda, Suite 103-318 I Scottsdale, AZ 85258
One thing is for certain, her philosophies are clear and precise: Be honest. Say it Like it Is. Always Laugh.
ASHLEY SYNDER AND LINDSAY MOELLENBERNDT The Women of the Cresa Phoenix office are multi-linguist of the real estate business. We support our clients with a Real Estate Needs Analysis, Site Selection, Lease or Purchase Negotiation, Right-Sizing,
Budgeting & Cost Tracking, Schedule Development, Design & Construction, and/ or Vendor Management. Our team is here to be a resource and someone you can turn to with any need. Cresa is the largest global real estate services provider exclusively for the tenant or buyer. What differentiates us is that our fiduciary responsibility is to you and
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 602-648-7373
your business. This singular relationship with you and your business avoids inherent conflicts of interest in the marketplace, and allows our team to negotiate the most advantageous lease or building or land purchase for you. In a historically male dominated industry, Cresa has been commitment to recruiting and retaining women and to the diversification of the workplace since 1993. 2398 E Camelback Rd, Suite 900 Phoenix, AZ 85016
GENA JOHNSON IN 2 DESIGN, LLC Born and raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Gena Johnson’s first design project was coordinating her pencil case with her dress for her first day of grade school. She went on to earn a BA in Interior Design with an emphasis on commercial design and furniture. In a career spanning over three decades, Gena has won numerous awards which are a testament to her dedication and ability to satisfy and delight clients by working closely with them from project start to finish. While keeping clients’ wants, needs and desires in mind she has designed, implemented and created functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing environments for companies ranging in size from 5 - 5,000 employees. After moving to the Valley in 2009, Gena founded IN 2 Design, LLC with a focus on healthcare and senior living. Her passion for design has transformed her clients’ facilities into environments of warmth and beauty while creating exceptional value for her clients and increasing their bottom line. www.in2designllc.com firstname.lastname@example.org 480-320-8280
TATUM LUOMA OWNER OF TLC PUBLIC RELATIONS Tatum’s notable career credits span more than 16 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications. A publicity powerhouse specializing in travel, luxury and lifestyle, she’s landed thousands of regional and national headlines for her current and former clients, the likes of which include 12 Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch and Cactus Flower Florists. But that’s only the beginning. As the exclusive Arizona partner for award-winning, international hospitality agency J Public Relations, Tatum serves as the heels-on-the-ground, get-it-done-girl for some of the Valley’s most premier hotels and resorts, including Mountain Shadows and The Camby. Smart, driven and travel-savvy, Tatum has cultivated relationships with prolific media across the country from top publications like Travel + Leisure, Departures, VOGUE, AFAR, Martha Stewart Living, Brides, Bon Appétit, Robb Report, Los Angeles Times and many more – an approach that’s proven valuable for her clients time and again.
Tatum@TLCPublicRelations.com www.TLCPublicRelations.com Instagram: @TatumLuoma
LEEAH MURRAY / MERAKI & CO Leeah Murray is passionate about guiding entrepreneurs and businesses to get clear and intentional with their digital presence. She has more than 15 years experience in the digital marketing space. Her talents lie in creating intentionally crafted, authentic and high quality brands, digital presences, graphic design and marketing strategies
that effectively communicate a brandâ€™s purpose. When done well, a digital presence can be the difference between working on the weekend, and a work-free weekend. Your business should give you life, instead of taking from it. Her goal is provide you with a digital presence that turns visitors into followers and prospects into clients. Leeah looks forward to co-creating a digital presence that supports your journey to an ideal life and business!
Nicole Myden loves connecting the dots for aligned people and brands to create optimal experiences in life and business. She’s a trusted & respected 17-year public relations industry leader from Los Angeles who recently moved to Scottsdale and launched The PR Concierge, LLC, a pr consulting agency for purpose-driven leaders and brands in the lifestyle category. Frustrated by the lack of attention she witnessed many clients experience over the years from mid to large size agencies, Nicole set out to offer something unique to a very saturated industry: one-on-one, solution oriented and simplified communications services that mirror how Nicole lives her life, with intentional movement and alignment to create impact and generate results. Her experience working with global and national brands gives locally based businesses the opportunity to reach a wider, national audience. Known as “Magic Myden” to her clients and industry peers, Nicole’s word truly is her wand. She believes authentic and longterm relationships make the world go round.
NICOLE MYDEN THE PR CONCIERGE @nicolemyden - IG
@thePRconcierge - IG
BUSINESS WANDA E. O’MALLEY, CPA, PLLC In so many ways, Wanda O’Malley’s CPA firm is not your typical accounting practice. Wanda and her staff are approachable, flexible and fun in client engagements. A hallmark of Wanda’s work is helping clients determine whether they truly are profitable, thriving and sustainable. Her personable style helps young, growing companies make decisions on solid, factual data. Wanda becomes a supportive partner in helping business owners and entrepreneurs feel secure in making key decisions that lead to greater success and growth. Most satisfying is when Wanda makes a true difference with her clients – moving the client’s business into a healthy position. Wanda O’Malley’s clients can choose the level of service needed: bookkeeping, accounting, tax preparation, or training individuals on QuickBooks®. When not helping companies take better control of their financial futures, Wanda enjoys yoga and kayaking.
7204 N. 16th Street, Suite 110 Phoenix, Arizona 85020 602-734-0012 Wanda@weocpa.com
BUSINESS JOANN HOLLAND JoAnn is the CEO of Central Phoenix Women & Women of Scottsdale, and founder of East Valley Women & North Valley Women. JoAnn manages these organizations for women who have a commitment to community, wish to enhance their leadership by connecting with like-minded women to share information, ideas, contacts and opportunities which enhance their business, social and|or community endeavors. JoAnn has worked in PR, sales & marketing, philanthropy, project management, leadership development, finance, customer service, training and
event coordination for 33+ years with companies including GM, D&B, Hyatt Hotels, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Border Trade Alliance and Wells Fargo. Community plays an important role. JoAnn has served as the co-chair of the Annual â€™16 & â€™17 Charity Development Appeal along with serving on numerous boards, served as chair or co-chair for local nonprofits over the past 8 years and very proud to have raised over $22 million for Arizona nonprofits.
TERESA YOUNG TRUEKONNECT Teresa is a Hair Extension Specialist and a modern-day woman. She is both a “Lady Boss” - a strong, diverse, steadfast woman who is on the cutting edge of business and entrepreneurship - and...”A Guardian of Tradition, Character and Support” that breeds life into home and family.
When a woman creates a company, or brand, her mindset elevates. While it’s easy for a powerful mind to continue growing one’s own ventures, it should also be considered to help engage others’ endeavors. This is what her company, TrueKonnect.com, is about — Defining today’s NEW modern-day connections is the heart of her website.
Teresa believes business is not just about getting the job done - it’s about forging true connections. That’s why she’s building TrueKonnect — an algorithm-based website that matches customers with hairstylists -- whose mission is to help you form lasting relationships through similar interests, leaving you wondering why you never thought of this yourself! SALON: Shag Hair Designs 10624 North 71st Place Scottsdale AZ 85254
FB/IG: @truekonnect email@example.com www.truekonnect.com 602.214.1866
602.615.3200 firstname.lastname@example.org charitycharms.com
KAY MCDONALD / CHARITY CHARMS Kay McDonald is a world traveler and social entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience in fashion and philanthropy. She is an industry leader in Awareness and Cause Jewelry and a highly sought after consultant to a fast-growing niche industry…Jewelry as a Force for Good. She had been coined a “fashanthropist” and is one of the mavericks of the movement that marries Fashion and Compassion. Previously her career spanned Department Store Buyer to Founder of Regalia. Kay founded Charity Charms in 2004, which creates custom charms from an organization’s logo to help them raise funds
and awareness. Her programs provide a new way for organizations to help engage with their community through wearable, meaningful charm bracelets.
Kay has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Modern Jeweler Magazine, FrontDoors Magazine, and was awarded The Business Journal’s Top 12
Her mission is “Changing the World through the Power of Charms”, and to date has created custom charm programs for over 500 organizations worldwide, helping to raise upwards of ten million dollars.
Businesswomen. Currently, Kay is writing a book about the Impact of Jewelry as a Force for Good.
CLARISSE RINGWALD, FFSM IMAGE AND PERSONAL COLOR CONSULTANT A Fashion Feng Shui Master, Clarisse guides each client to a deeper understanding of who they are through their personal energies and teaches each client how to dress to honor their wholeness. The take away is an unparalleled wardrobe addressing every aspect – mind, body, spirit. An avid Personal Color Consultant, she adds to the styling experience the client’s personalized colors. Whether by silhouette, color, fabric, texture, pattern or design, Clarisse delivers amazing results on styling made to command a presence when entering a room, being that ONE everyone has got to get to know! In addition to the Fashion Feng Shui® Consultation, the Essential Colors™ Analysis and for corporations, Work Your Element, Business Success Your Way, Clarisse provides a half or full day shopping service, gift certificates, group workshops, makeup lessons and makeup application.
602.320.2489 email@example.com clarissecolorcreations.com
WARDROBE: TBC CONSIGNMENT & STYLIST’S OWN HAIR: RACHEL MCEOWN MAKEUP: STEPHANIE NEIHEISEL OF PHOENIX MAKEUP COLLECTIVE SET DESIGN: WAYL.A. CREATIVE LOCATION: MODERN MANOR
RISA KOSTIS RISTYLE CONSULTING Risa is a seasoned wardrobe stylist, publicist and event planner with over 15 years in the fashion and beauty industries, culminated from style-centric cities such as San Francisco, New York, Boston and Phoenix. Her career began doing bi-coastal bridal hair and makeup, and has since grown into a full-scale style consulting company consisting of one-stop-shop offerings. She is an expert at achieving accessible style for private clients as well as prominent celebrities, athletes, and models. Additionally, she has joined forces with the masterminds behind local company WayL.A. Creative (What Are You Looking At) as a principal on their new creative space, WayL.A. Studios. Geared toward merging retail and design, hosting uniquely conceptualized events and producing customized projects, it’s a chance for Risa to exercise her love of the events world and meld it with her intense passion for fashion and creativity.
LATASHA CAUSEY COMMUNITY ADVOCATE AND FOUNDER OF CURLYISHFRO Latasha Causey is a Phoenix native, wife and mother of two very active young boys. As culture leader and development advocate for over 4,000 employees for a large financial services company, Latasha leads local philanthropic efforts through creating strong community outreach programs that make significant impacts across The Valley. Latasha spends time as motivational speaker for local business leaders and groups. She also serves on the Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix, Teach for America of Arizona and Childrenâ€™s Museum of Phoenix Board of Directors and is the co-chair for the Valley of the Sun United Way, Women United leadership group. Outside of giveback, Latasha is passionate about fashion and women empowerment. Her inspirational fashion blog called Curlyishfro was designed to not only provide positive vibes and outfit ideas but encourage women to be ok with their true authentic self. Latasha.Causey@yahoo.com LinkedIn â€“ Latasha Causey Instagram - @Curlyishfro Blog: www.curlyishfro.com
FASHION MABEL CORTEZ AND MARI ELENA FAGRE OWNERS Mabel Cortez and Mari Elena Fagre opened The Fabric Studio on April 2017, due to the huge need for fabric sourcing in Arizona. They have helped various clients simplify the process, by providing consulting services with a large scale of vendors. Along with this, they have extensive samples of various fabrics,
including merino products, organic cotton, silk, prints and much more. The Fabric Studio is also open to the public and provides affordable fabrics, trims and tools. Both Mabel Cortez and Mari Elena Fagre have been designers for 10 years. They understand the needs of the designer as well as the fashion industry expectations. They are passionate about exceeding their clientsâ€™ requests. Whether you like to sew as a hobby or business they can accommodate your needs.
RUBY FARIAS When something unique and outside of the box is a musthave…
and shoes to scarves and derby hats, Ruby creates one-ofa-kind pieces that will be sure to spark conversation. No matter how minimal or grandiose, Ruby’s work stands out in a crowd.
Artist and Designer, Ruby Farias’ passion for fashion and art lives strong in every piece she creates. Her mission is to provide clients with custom wearable art. From gowns
New for 2018! Be on the lookout for her new custom created textile fabric designs. These new designs can be purchased online and in boutiques across the South West.
RUBY FARIAS DESIGNS
rubyfariasdesigns.com/ 602.295.5244/ Scottsdale, AZ/ firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD & BEVERAGE
KRISTEN SHROYER ONEHOPE WINE Kristen Shroyer is the CoFounder and Vice President of National Accounts for ONEHOPE, a winery in the heart of Napa Valley with the mission to bring people together to celebrate and serve the world. Each of ONEHOPEâ€™s thoughtfullycrafted products supports a charitable cause, empowering people to do more good through everyday actions. Primarily produced in collaboration with Rob Mondavi Jr., ONEHOPE provides award-winning wine with a measurable impact. Since its launch in 2007, more than $3 million in donations have been made to help feed the hungry, provide clinical trials for cancer patients, find forever homes for shelter animals, and much more. Heavily involved in ONEHOPEâ€™s sales since day one, Kristen has helped grow ONEHOPE to be one of the top 300 wineries by volume in the US. A fourth generation Arizona native, she lives with her husband and two daughters in Scottsdale.
www.onehopewine.com Kristen@onehopewine.com Instagram @onehope
FOOD & BEVERAGE
DAWN KENNINGTON-BEJAR BENEDICT’S CATERING After spending more than 20 years planning countless events as a corporate executive - but never finding the perfect caterer - Arizona native Dawn Kennington-Bejar launched Benedict’s Catering in 2003. What began as a small business run out of a home kitchen quickly became the go-to caterer for high-end retail events. Fifteen years later Benedict’s is recognized as one of the Valley’s best corporate and private caterers. Our commitment is to provide award winning service, inviting presentation, and detailed event planning that will ensure your next event is as effortless as it is distinctive.
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ANGELA NIELSEN FOUNDER OF ROXX VODKA Angela has made Arizona her home since 1984. She began her career working in traditional print media where she managed all of the major auto manufacturers, grocery stores, department stores and their ad agencies to effectively launch print ad campaigns to the retail public. She then founded two successful businesses â€“ Mail America, a national print marketing firm which included clients GE Capital and national automotive brands such as Ford, Michelin, etc. She grew annual revenues to $20 million plus per year when she founded Nielsen Publishing, which produced an award winning design & architecture magazine, Sources and Design, distributed to nine western states. Her latest venture, ROXX Vodka, has already won gold and silver awards in international spirits competitions and the praise of industry specialists. ROXX is a premium craft vodka imported from Poland. email@example.com
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FOOD & BEVERAGE
KIRSTEN STEELE CHESTNUT FINE FOODS & PROVISIONS Chestnut Fine Foods & Provisionsâ€™ owner, Kirsten Steele is the brainchild behind the neighborhood breakfast and lunch spot. Simply known as Chestnut and located in the heart of Arcadia, this eatery has become a staple on Camelback Road and is welcomed by the likes of many. Kirsten and her team focus on using locally sourced, house made ingredients to create simple and innovative menu items. Her goal is to serve good food in a community space where all feel welcomed. Kirsten launched their dinner pop-up Asian concept, Water Chestnut, in the same building in July of 2016. This pop-up occurs three nights a week, Thursday â€“ Saturday from 5p to 9p. Once a timid novice in the restaurant world, Kirsten has honed her restaurant management skills and plans to focus on growth and development of her brand in the coming year. When not slaying at Chestnut, Kirsten in spending time with her 2 sweet babies and husband.
4350 E Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ
FOOD & BEVERAGE LIBBY LINGUA BARTER & SHAKE Originally from Pennsylvania, Libby’s mixology career began tending bar in the night club industry while attending college. Fast forward to today where Libby is currently a member of the progressive craft bar group and consulting company, Barter & Shake. Barter & Shake operates the renowned Tiki concept, Undertow, where Libby is the acting General Manager, Counter Intuitive in Old Town, and is set to open a new concept in spring 2018 in downtown Phoenix called Pobrecito. Undertow has been recognized by Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards in the “Top Ten Best New American Cocktail Bars 2017” and Critiki’s 10 Best Tiki Bars in the World 2017. Libby’s background in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing, freelance styling in fashion, floral design, and event coordination has allowed her to excel in such a niche industry. Libby has been featured in the Phoenix New Times, Modern Luxury Magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine and competes in various cocktail competitions across the valley.
3620 E. Indian School Road Phoenix AZ 85018 IG @Undertowphx www.facebook.com/DrinkUnderTow Undertowphx.com
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Samantha Capaldi is your typical 24-year-old girl with an insane passion for food and wine. After completing the Intensified Sommelier Training Program at the International Culinary Center of California, she passed her Level II certified exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers. After that she saw food and wine in a completely different way and started her own blog to share her wine journey and recipes. Shortly after, she launched her own private wine tasting and events business - Samantha Sommelier. Samantha Sommelier Wine Tastings are personally designed to be a fun and approachable way to enjoy, drink, and learn about wine all from the comfort of your own home. Samantha wants clients to feel as if she is their personal sommelier friend. She works with each clientâ€™s individual needs and tastes to best complement their ideal wine line-up.
SAMANTHA CAPALDI SAMANTHA SOMMELIER www.samanthasommelier.com
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CHRISTINA BARRUETA WRITE ON RUBEE Christina Barrueta has been a Phoenix-based food, beverage and travel writer since relocating from Boston in 2008. In 2016, she was inducted into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame as Food Writer of the Year, and is currently working on her first book. Her work can be found in publications such as Phoenix Home & Garden and WhereTraveler, and as a regular contributor for the Scottsdale Visitors Bureau and the Arizona Office of Tourism. Her website WriteOnRubee.com is a Best of Valley winner in Arizona Foothills Magazine for Favorite Food Website and Best Food Instagram, and in Phoenix Magazine for Best Food Blog. She has also appeared as a guest on Good Morning Arizona and Arizona Midday, and frequently serves as a cocktail and culinary judge for local events. Most recently, she has been nominated for Most Influential in Valley Food 2018 by Arizona Foothills Magazine.
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Courtney Bennett is the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Area Manager for Arizona and New Mexico. From sales to events, Courtney does it all, but her favorite part of the job is spreading love throughout her community. At Tito’s Handmade Vodka, love has always been at the heart of the company, making philanthropy just as important as profit. Since the day Courtney joined the family in 2013, she’s been able to give to the community on an unprecedented scale. Courtney finds daily motivation in knowing that the more Tito’s she sells, the more Tito gives. Throughout her years with the brand, using vodka as her medium, she has spearheaded programs that give back to local, national and global charities supporting a variety of causes, including the truest form of love on the planet: animals. Courtney is a Los Angeles native and received her Business Marketing degree from the University of Arizona. She resides in the Arcadia area of Phoenix with her 2 dogs, Larry Fitzgerald and Pumpkin.
LOCATION: PRADO AT THE OMNI MONTELUCIA STYLIST: RISTYLE CONSULTING JEWELRY: KENDRA SCOTT
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Sarah Quinn is the owner and medical director of Arcadia Wellness Center. It was her desire to deliver a higher level of individualized care to her patients that inspired her to launch her own wellness center. Empowering people to live fuller, healthier lives through a personalized, whole-person approach is her passion and the mission of Arcadia Wellness Center. She has over 13 years of combined experience as a registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner. Her experience working in both hospital and clinic settings gives her a broad perspective and understanding of the needs of her patients. She has extensive experience treating patients dealing with chronic pain and hormone imbalances. Cosmetic and aesthetic enhancements have also been part of her practice for over a decade.
SARAH QUINN ARCADIA WELLNESS CENTER 2701 E Camelback Road #163
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FELICIA TAGHIZADEH JD, MA, CPC ARIZONA FACIAL PLASTICS Natural beauty in 2018 is about harnessing your body’s capacity to revive and regenerate. As co-owner of Arizona Facial Plastics, Felicia Taghizadeh has a passion for creating customized treatments to ensure the most extraordinary results for each client. As a Certified Professional Coach, Felicia helps clients and her staff gain new insights so that they can be confident, engaging, and have the most positive impact on those they meet. After graduating in the top 10% from Cornell University Law School and obtaining a Master’s Degree in International Business Law from the Sorbonne, Felicia embarked on an entrepreneurial journey with her husband and opened their first plastic surgery office in New Mexico. It is Felicia’s aim at Arizona Facial Plastics to offer a full range of aesthetic treatments by highly qualified professionals, from facials to facelifts, so that each client achieves the most beautiful result.
480-296-0488 www.arizonafacialplastics.com 4602 N 16th St. Suite 301 Phoenix, AZ 85016
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DR. CHELSIE REED Dr. Chelsie is a sex therapist known for her work with Mental Orgasms (an orgasm by thought alone, without physical stimulation). She works to help all ages, sexualities, and relationship types â€“ as a registered Kink Knowledgeable Therapist- to achieve sexual fulfillment and overcome vaginismus, trauma, addictions, lack of desire, erectile dysfunction, and ANY other sexual difficulty. Dr. Chelsie can also consult with medical teams to address physical complications relating to sex (infertility, atrophy, cancer, etc.). She also specializes in Pain Management â€“ her Online Pain Management Course gives clients all over the world the tools to gain control of their pain. Dr. Chelsie is passionate about helping her clients achieve real change and gain quality of life for their days and nights. Available for in -person or online counseling. www.drchelsie.com 480-855-4009
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CAITLIN SMITH / EXHALE WELLNESS STUDIO Caitlin is an Arizona native, certified holistic nutrition coach, and personal trainer located in Central Phoenix. After years of struggling and overcoming body issues, sheâ€™s made it her mission to empower women to fall in love with themselves through real foods and strength training the same way she did. That very mission is what gave birth to her new studio, Exhale Wellness.
Located in the heart of Arcadia, Exhale was created as a space that helps women strengthen, stretch, and nourish their body in an uplifting, comfortable environment. She believes each one of those components truly makes up a balanced, loving, confident, healthy lifestyle. Exhale Wellness Studio offers boutique style personal training, yoga, meditation, holistic nutrition coaching, and monthly workshops dedicated to all things healing and wellness.
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Tiffany Vossoughi is a doctorally prepared, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a wife and mother of two children and the proud owner of House Call HealthCare. Sitting in urgent care with her son, in a waiting room full of other sick kids, she knew there had to be a better way for busy families. Tiffany is set out to change the perception of healthcare incorporating her 20 years in healthcare with her love of business to answer the need for busy lives. Tiffany believes healthcare should be simple, affordable, and convenient. She will come for a same day appointment to your home or workplace to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications for all common medical conditions in both adults and children. Not only can she run rapid diagnostics for strep throat and flu; she can also do inhome IVâ€™s for nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. She has a passion for helping people feel better.
TIFFANY VOSSOUGHI HOUSE CALL HEALTHCARE 480-508-0700
HEALTH & WELLNESS STEPHANIE SCHULL / KEGELBELL Stephanie Schull, PhD, wants to help women everywhere live the life of their dreams.
She invented Kegelbell as the worldâ€™s first weight training system of its kind to strengthen the hard-to-reach pelvic floor muscle so essential to vibrant health. She designed it to help busy modern women do a super kegel in less time with incredible results.
With a mission focused on creating things that should have always existed, Dr.Schull aims to change the game for millions of women with radically effective products that are safe, natural and get to the heart of the matter.
Unlike kegels alone, plastic balls or complicated inserts, Kegelbell allows women to easily and naturally strengthen the pelvic floor muscle for better bladder control and enhanced sexual function in a five-minute session just three times a week.
Dr. Schull, an academic researcher-turned-inventor-and-entrepreneur, created Kegelbell in response to her motherâ€™s debilitating health problems that had started with surgical approaches to pelvic floor issues.
Dr. Schull said it is emotional for her when she hears back from customers, when after just two weeks of using Kegelbell they get control of their bodies and their lives, and that makes it all worth it.
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Tanya is a type-A, travel junkie who has written three books, runs wellness workshops and created a line of products that empower women to access greater happiness in their lives. After years as an attorney, CEO in banking and SVP with the Phoenix Suns, she cracked the code being happy while trying to do it all. Today, she’s passionate about
sharing what she learned with others who aren’t willing to settle for a lackluster life. Named “40 Under 40” by the Phoenix Business Journal and one of “Twenty Women Who Will Change the Way We Live, Work and Play by the Year 2020” by Arizona Woman Magazine, she’s been featured in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone Magazine.
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DR. LISA BIENSTOCK PEDIATRIC DENTIST Dr. Bienstock is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed a competitive postdoctoral residency at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Medical Center in 2009, and will complete her Executive MBA at Arizona State University in May 2018. Dr. Bienstock served as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2015 and 2016, and is currently the Clinical Co-Chair of Pediatric Dentistry for Pacific Dental Services. She was also recently appointed to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners by Governor Ducey. She holds privileges at Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital and has a natural connection to children with special needs and medically complex patients. Dr. Bienstockâ€™s little (and sometimes big) patients love her entertaining chair side manner. Named Top Dentist by Phoenix Magazine in 2015 and 2017, Dr. Bienstock spends her free time with her family playing games, telling jokes and writing silly poems.
2217 W Happy Valley Rd #101, Phoenix, AZ 85085
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Bethany is a certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula and owner of Phoenix Family Birth, the Valley’s first full-service doula agency. Phoenix Family Birth partners with families from the first trimester of pregnancy through baby’s first birthday, with an emphasis on support in the early weeks after baby arrives. A Phoenix native and mother of three, Bethany leads a diverse team of doulas at Phoenix Family Birth, connecting every family with their perfect doula. She and her team are dedicated to adaptability; they
work within the unique dynamic and preferred parenting styles of each family to help them establish the cornerstones of thriving with a baby: Support, Solutions, and Sleep. Clients lovingly refer to their doulas as “real life Fairy Godmothers”. Whether parents need a little guidance or round the clock care, Phoenix Family Birth offers options from private consulting and classes to full-time, in-home personal support.
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VITALSHIP NATUROPATHIC FAMILY MEDICINE VitalShip owners Dr. LeTicia Qamar-Busler (Dr. Q) and Dr. Ashley Chung have been dreaming big together and making those dreams happen for over 4 years. Both graduates of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine here in Arizona, Drs. Q and Chung keep true to their naturopathic roots helping patientsâ€™ bodies heal themselves on physical, mental/ emotional, and spiritual levels. Dr. Q and Dr. Chung believe in addressing problems from the ground up and getting to the root cause of any issue. Planning and perfecting is still part of everyday life at VitalShip where they and their team of amazing women care for patients of all ages, with any conditions with great care and time spent to really understand each individual need. firstname.lastname@example.org www.vitalshipmed.com 480-526-4147 920 E. Williams Field Rd. Suite #102 Gilbert, AZ 85295
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BRIANA OWEN UPLIFT FITNESS & WELLNESS COACHING Briana has always had a passion for fitness and maintaining an active lifestyle. In 2014 she fell in love with learning about nutrition and exercise as she saw it shape her body and mind. Over the years she has tested numerous training styles and coupled them with proper nutrition and diet techniques to maximize results and performance. Uplift Fitness & Wellness Coaching was created with the goal of helping women and men achieve their fitness goals and maintain their results. Today, Briana is an online nutrition and exercise coach who uses a strategic macro approach to create customized, flexible lifestyle dieting for weight loss, metabolic rehabilitation, hormonal health, lean muscle building and performance. Briana strengthens the body and mind through her holistic approach to health education, empowerment and balance.
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MICHELLE KIM,MD VALLEY ANESTHESIOLOGY CONSULTANTS, ENVISION PHYSICIAN SERVICES Dr. Michelle Kim moved to Arizona in 2006 to join Valley Anesthesiology Consultants, Envision Physician Services. At the time, Michelle was one of two Female Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiologists in Phoenix. Working primarily at Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Michelle participated in the startup of Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Pediatric Liver Transplant program, and Pediatric Resident rotations in Anesthesia. As Graduate Medical Education Director, she organized and grew her program to become the primary and premiere anesthesia group, educating medical students 1850 N Central Ave. Suite 1600 Phoenix, AZ 85004
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from University of Arizona, Phoenix Campus, Creighton University, and Midwestern University. She serves as a mentor to medical students interested in Anesthesia and lectures at University of Arizona, School of Medicine, Phoenix Campus. Her program is involved with a variety of residencies at Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital, and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Anesthesiology. Phoenix is headed toward creation of multiple new University based residencies, which will equate to growth and retention of future doctors to meet the growing needs of our population. Dr. Michelle Kim is an entrepreneur of medical education, she is passionate about creating quality education for the growing needs of this city.
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MATIANA MITCHELL Illustrious designer, Matiana Mitchell, is co-owner of DANG! Fine, Rentals & Designs, one of the biggest boutique rental companies in Phoenix. Creating unique designs and experiences for weddings, private parties, corporate events, and fortune 500 companies.
Matiana uses her distinctive talents to transform event spaces into â€˜environmental experiencesâ€™ that bring people together and generate unforgettable memories. Unlike any others in her field she literally goes the extra mile, from Morocco to Bali, Matiana travels the globe to source one-of-a-kind rental furniture, textiles and
custom designs. A true go-getter, Matiana has designed a life she loves by seizing every opportunity that has come her way. She has embraced Phoenix and calls it home and Phoenix has embraced her by making Dang Fine one of the leading rental and design companies in the desert. Proving that if you stay adamant your hard work and passion will someday payoff.
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MABEL CORTEZ / FINANCIAL SERVICES AND LIFE INSURANCE Mabel Cortez is a retirement specialare a variety of financial solutions ist who helps you focus on the big available to you to help protect what picture! Mabel provides full service you have begun to build. The big retirement planning which includes picture also includes your friends and resources, guidance and solutions for family. She can help you protect your you to plan your retirement. Whether loved ones through a death benefit you are just starting out or enjoying or surviving spouse social security benefits. She is here to help with guidtenure, she has the tools to help you succeed. She can help you pick the ance and advice to ensure you stay on right financial product that will allow track because you deserve to have a your investment to create income that comfortable retirement. will last your entire lifetime. There
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Drena oversees growth strategy, marketing and operations and under her leadership, Lyft added over $140 million in Phoenix in the last eighteen months. During Drena’s tenure as the Southwest GM, Lyft grew over 6x in rides, drivers and passengers.
communities, women, minorities and LGBTQ. She and her team have worked with 60+ nonprofits, organized food drives, and offered financial education and literacy classes. Drena has developed programs to increase the availability and accessibility of rides partnering with Maricopa County, City of Phoenix, State of Arizona and ASU. Moreover, Drena has been the key driver of a series of partnerships with iconic brands in Arizona, such as The Phoenix Suns and Mercury, Barrett-Jackson, Phoenix Rising, etc.
Drena is adamant about engaging Lyft in the community. She propels Lyft’s mission by forging partnerships to support community initiatives and fundraise for underserved
Drena was awarded the Young Professional ATHENA, was recognized as Phoenix’s 40 Under 40 and was a Community Hero Finalist in AZ Top Tech Awards.
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HOME & LIFE Lauren K. Abramowitz was born and raised in New York and has been in Arizona since 1998. Her extensive jewelry career includes the opening of the Scottsdale and Tucson locations of Tiffany & Company. This experience included being an award-winning employee and supported with continued education at the Gemological Institute of America where she earned her Graduate Gemologist and Graduate Pearls diplomas. Lauren holds degrees from The Fashion Institute of Technology, the State University of New York and a Masters in Science from Long Island University. She completed the Certified Pearl Specialist program for the Cultured Pearl Association of America and was awarded a scholarship by the Foundation for Appraisal Education. Lauren provides mobile appraisal services which include USPAP compliant appraisal documents for insurance, estate, equitable distribution, hypothetical and donation purposes. She is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.
LAUREN ABRAMOWITZ A TO Z JEWELRY APPRAISALS 623-363-6571
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CHRISTIN DOCKERY FIRST AMERICAN TITLE
Christin Dockery is a Branch Manager and Certified Senior Escrow Officer at First American Title in Scottsdale. She received her Certified Escrow Officer designation from the Arizona State Escrow Association in 2011 and went on to obtain her senior designation in 2012. After 10 years as an Escrow Officer, Christin transitioned into the sales department where she coached real estate professionals on marketing and business development strategies. In 2017, Christin returned to the transactional side of the business as a Branch Manager. While the majority of her business is residential resale and refinance transactions, she also provides closing services for commercial and builder clients. Christin is also licensed to teach continuing education classes for real estate professionals and frequently participates in industry-focused educational conferences.
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HOME & LIFE A long time East Valley resident, Lisa is the co-founder and social media manager at East Valley Moms Blog, Director of Marketing and Client Relations at Spence, Cassidy & Associated, LLC., located in Scottsdale, and mom to 3 adorable kids. In early 2013, Lisa was looking for a way to connect with other East Valley moms. She met East Valley Moms Blog co-founder, Michelle Alexander, on the phone and the #1 online parenting resource in the East Valley was born. Lisa loves connecting moms and families of the East Valley both online and in the community through playdates, momâ€™s night out and their more than 20 localized neighborhood groups. East Valley Moms Blog also strives to connect local families with the businesses in the community. With more than 18 years of experience in financial services, Lisa joined Spence, Cassidy & Associates, LLC, a comprehensive financial service organization in early 2018. Lisa manages clients through the process of maximizing their retirement potential.
LISA GLOWACKA EAST VALLEY MOMâ€™S BLOG www.eastvalley.citymomsblog.com
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APRIL PROTHERO / GOING GREENHOUSE April Prothero is Founder and CEO of locallygrown green residential cleaning company, Going GreenHouse, LLC. April grew up in Chandler and is a proud ASU WP Carey School of Business Graduate with a B.S. in Finance. Go Devils! April and her team of hardworking men and women love to make homes shine all over the valley using natural products that are safe for your pets, family members, and our environment! If you haven’t heard of Going GreenHouse yet, check out their sparkling reputation on Facebook, Yelp, and Google!
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HOME & LIFE TRACY ANN BATTAGLIA FULLY ALIVE PHOTOGRAPHY Tracy was born and raised in the farm country of Illinois. She is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur who has fallen in love with the desert since moving to Arizona a few years ago. With a degree in fine art and photography (Illinois State University, 2006), Tracy has over a decade of experience as a full-time wedding, lifestyle, and fine art photographer. While photography is one of her greatest passions, she also loves adventures of all kinds, hiking the desert, traveling, and the ocean. She also nerds out over Harry Potter and BBC shows. Fully Alive Photography reflects Tracyâ€™s deep desire to help others find and embrace beauty, joy, and adventure in their own lives. Her unique style is a fusion of photojournalism, fashion, and fine art. She also teaches photography courses and entrepreneurship workshops at the Desert Botanical Gardens.
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Ardra Hansen is the General Manager for Hansen Mortuaries and Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. She has worked for her family for 13 years as a licensed funeral director, helping to care for others during their greatest time of need. After earning her bachelors of science in Business Management from Northern Arizona University, she began her career in
the restaurant industry. She contemplated a career change and found that the goals of Hansen Mortuary aligned with her personal mission; to serve community while helping the living by remembering their loved ones. Her most important accomplishment to date is being an empowering role model to two young daughters.
ARDRA HANSEN HANSEN MORTUARY 8314 North 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85020 6500 East Bell Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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COME HOME TO A HAPPY PUP Meet Andrea, proud owner of Happy Pup Pet Services. As a Phoenix native and University of Arizona graduate, she is honored to provide premium pet sitting services to the greater Phoenix area for pets of all kinds. Andrea started Happy Pup in 2015 to follow her true passion â€” working with animals. Her devotion to animals is evident as the owner of two dogs, Kona and Farley, and involvement with a local non-profit dog rescue as a foster, kennel crew team member, and placement team leader. Prior to launching Happy Pup, Andrea gained experience delivering exceptional service at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and The Phoenician in Scottsdale. By combining her love for animals and talents for luxury service, her mission is for each client to Come Home to a Happy Pup.
ANDREA WORTHEN Come Home to a Happy Pup 707-PUP-LUV1 (707-787-5881)
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Jean is a professional studio portrait photographer whose specialty and passion is working with women who are not photographed often and don’t have recent photos they love, women who feel un-photogenic, the mature women, and women who want a day all their own to feel pampered and their most beautiful. Her clients leave this transformative experience with a legacy of timeless, classic, elegant portraits that will be cherished forever. Many women are absent from their own life story. Jean wants to tell your story and she wants your children to have beautiful images of you when they go looking for photos of you. As a woman who struggles to see her own beauty, Jean’s private, safe studio experience is designed to create the most beautiful images you’ve ever seen of yourself with a personalized boutique experience built from skill and love, because when you see your beauty, you can accomplish great things!
JEAN LANINGA KNOW PHOTOGRAPHER www.jeanlaninga.com
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COLEY ARNOLD & LINDSEY HOLT / JUNK IN THE TRUNK VINTAGE MARKET Coley Arnold and Lindsey Holt, founders of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, share a love of all things vintage. After discussing their frustration over a lack of community and places to shop for vintage items in the greater Phoenix area, they hosted their first market in a friendâ€™s backyard in 2011 and over 600 people showed up. IG: @junkinthetrunkvintagemarket
The founders knew they were on to something and now host vintage markets across Arizona and California. With over 200 antique curators, vintage collectors and handmade artisans, their markets are sure to inspire those who attend. In 2017, they welcomed over 50,000 shoppers through their doors who share their love of all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade. Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market inspires creativity by curating spaces to embrace a vintage lifestyle.
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DARRYLEE COHEN HAUTE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY Darrylee Cohen is the President and Founder of Haute Photography & Videography. She turned her passion into a business over 10 years ago and today she runs one of the top event photography and videography companies in Arizona and Nationwide! Darrylee employs a highly experienced team of 20 professionals specializing in Corporate, Charity and Community Events. They have won numerous awards and their work has appeared in several local and national publications. They travel the world capturing hundreds of events for elite corporate clients and you will often find them shooting events at the Phoenix Art Museum, Desert Botanical Garden, Scottsdale Fashion Square and Saks Fifth Avenue. Darrylee is committed to giving back to the community and she donates her services to a non-profit organization each quarter. Some of her favorite charities are Fresh Start and St. Vincent DePaul. She canâ€™t wait to see you at your next event!
IG / FB / Twitter: @HautePhotoVideo
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JINGER RICHARDSON LEGACY GALLERY Jinger Richardson and her husband Brad are celebrating their 30th year as owners of The Legacy Gallery. Starting from humble beginnings in a small space on Main Street in downtown Scottsdale to the 17,000-square foot space they now have on the corner of Scottsdale Road and Main Street. They also have locations in Jackson, Wyoming and Bozeman, Montana. Specializing in representational paintings and sculpture in landscapes, western, still life and figurative subject matters. In 2005, they began with two other partners and started Scottsdale Art Auction, which is the largest fine art auction in the southwest. Jinger serves on the Arizona Board of CHILDHELP and the Trends Charitable Fund. She spends her summers at their Jackson Hole gallery. Located at 7178 E. Main Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251
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MISSY ANDERSON HOUSE OF ANDERSON
Missy Anderson, an Arizonan native is internationally known for her interiors and has over two decades of experience in fine art, residential and hospitality design. As the founder of House of Anderson, a design gallery located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Missy hand selects each piece and offers only the finest interior finishes, unique furnishings and accessories for residential and commercial spaces. Missy has also enjoyed collaborating with her husband Lyle Anderson, the founder of Scottsdale based The Lyle Anderson Companies, on numerous award-winning developments and luxury golf communities. Apart from her passion for aesthetics and interiors, Missy is a long-time supporter for local causes centered around women, children and domestic violence. She is a recent recipient of the Marilyn R. Seymann Award from the Arizona Foundation for Women and the Visionary Award from Florence Crittention.
3922 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale,AZ 85251
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ALLISON L. KIERMAN After spending more than a decade in “big law,” Allison L. Kierman founded Kierman Law, a womanowned small business focusing on life and estate planning. Allison concentrates her practice on guiding families through the wills, trusts, estate process, and probate litigation. Allison understands that making plans to ensure your family’s future and financial security is complicated and may involve sensitive issues. As a mother of two, Allison has the knowledge and understanding of how difficult it is to think of leaving your children with a guardian and will help you carve the best plan for ensuring your children’s future success. Allison is a natural care-taker, and will protect your family needs in a confidential, detailed, and sophisticated manner. Allison provides unique and creative solutions to difficult estate planning questions and never loses sight of the big picture.
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VICKIE GARCIA Vickie Garcia is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional. She believes in open, honest communication with clients to build lifelong relationships. As a Partner at NextBridge Wealth Advisors, Vickie’s aim is to become a trusted advisor for her clients as they face the complexities of their financial journey. Vickie holds Series 7, 6, and 66 securities licenses and life and health insurance licenses. In addition to her financial practice, Vickie is launching the Scottsdale location of the W SourceTM in February 2018. The W SourceTM is a female centric group providing quality resources for clients and connections to local professionals. Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory service offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc. NextBridge Wealth Advisors, LLC and Securities America are separate entities. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial PlannerTM and CFP® in the U.S.
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AMANDA LARSON METROS OTHER WOMAN Amanda Larson, Owner of metro’s other woman® of Phoenix has centered herself around work-life balance. A firm believer that everyone should experience freedom from chores, Amanda and her team of savvy assistants cover every last demanding detail that complicates life. From errand running, shopping, and household management to scheduling appointments and tending to laundry, metro’s other woman® shares the load, regardless of the time-suck. Amanda’s mission is to ensure that everyone is living their best life. And she doesn’t just mean clients. Amanda is a cheerleader and mentor to her staff, works closely with the management and advisory team at metro’s other woman® to develop new national practices and dedicates a big portion of her free time to fundraising for UMOM, her favorite Valley non-profit. A friend to everyone she meets, Amanda always seeks to serve and help others in their area of need.
HOME & LIFE Rachel Elise Trimble is self-described quirky and artistic licensed contractor, author, celebrity speaker and an accomplished DIY (Do It Yourself) instructor that offers classes both at her shop and via online tutorials. With an extensive background working with the construction industry, Rachel has the expertise and the know-how to get things done. When combined with her canâ€™t-shut-it-off creativity, sheâ€™s able to accept any challenge and complete tasks creatively, efficiently and professionally. Restyle Junkie specializes in painting cabinets throughout the Valley and taking new wood and giving it all the character of reclaimed wood, but without the exposure to the elements. Community involvement is just as important as a fabulous living space at Restyle Junkie. Rachel is a supporter of many local charities and organizations in Phoenix including: Valley Life, Debbie Gaby Charities, The Boys & Girls Club, the Virginia C. Piper Cancer Center and local no-kill animal shelters.
RACHEL ELISE TRIMBLE RESTYLE JUNKIE www.restylejunkie.com firstname.lastname@example.org 623-580-5222
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SHELBY LIPPINCOTT SHELBY LIPPINCOTT DÉCOR PAINT Shelby Lippincott, CEO of Shelby Lippincott Décor Paint brings color to life. Her love for painting started 23 years ago when working part-time as a painter in high school. It’s then she discovered the amazing effects a new paint finish can have. Shelby quickly embarked on growing and perfecting her art through imaginative and vibrant applications…all through the power of color! Shelby works with homeowners, designers, contractors and other artists within Arizona and beyond to provide the highest quality decorative finishes, plaster textures and general painting services. Whether her clients want something more simplistic or uber decorative, Shelby brings a fresh perspective along with creativity, imagination and enthusiasm to everyone she meets. For Shelby, painting is her passion, but it’s the quality of her work that lasts a lifetime. Known as a perfectionist, Shelby’s work has become highly regarded in her field.
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Angela Ferrari fell into the idea of her company, Shift, by working on her own transformation as a singer/ songwriter and performing artist. She hired a stylist to push her out of her comfort zones and discovered it also had a profound impact on her internal growth. After realizing there was a formula to be shared, Angela partnered with her stylist to create a process that gives you access to the best version of yourself. “It’s an energetic approach to style. We assist you in discovering and aligning with your purpose, and style you based on that frequency.” Aside from Shift, Angela went on to sign with a record label and is currently a national recording artist.
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CHRISTY MOORE SOCIAL SPIN, INC. Christy Moore is Founder & Owner of Social Spin, Inc., an Arizona-based benefit corporation transforming laundromats and providing workforce development. Through her visionary leadership, these underperforming community assets are becoming vibrant social hubs that celebrate arts, culture and community. They’re also providing opportunity youth experiences to gain employable skills. Prior to Social Spin, Christy served at the helm of numerous local, statewide and national nonprofits for two decades. Her focuses have included equipping the unemployed and underemployed, empowering victims of violence, protecting women’s reproductive rights and increasing civic engagement. Christy earned her Master of Social Work from UNLV. She is a certified Emergenetics Associate and an AEI Leadership Network Fellow. She received GPCC’s Athena Young Professional Award, ONE’s Organizational Accomplishment and Innovation Award and YWCA’s Advocacy Award. She and her husband Mitchell have been pursuing passions together for over a decade, and love being an Auntie and Uncle! email@example.com www.socialspinlaundromat.com 480-236-2318
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LISA O’CONNELL THE ORGANIZATION FAIRY Lisa O’Connell is the owner/operator of The Organization Fairy, a home and lifestyle organization business based out of the East Valley. Lisa found her passion for organization after spending years as a Realtor® and 3rd grade teacher. Lisa grew up in Alamogordo, NM, attended college at New Mexico State University, and moved to the Valley of the Sun in 2002. She has two uber amazing children- Aaron 24 and Kayelyn 7, a pretty awesome husband, and a super chill dog named Skippy Jon Jones. Lisa wakes up everyday with a smile on her face and gratitude in her heart.
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YVONNE MATEJKA REALTOR
A Paradise Valley resident for more than a decade, Yvonne Matejka brings an invaluable grasp of the Phoenix and Scottsdale market to The Agency. A savvy and experienced negotiator, she was recently nominated for Rookie of the Year in Arizona Business Journal, 40 under 40 in SAAR, winner of the Women’s Council of Realtor’s Brilliant, Beautiful & Bold Award and served on the #4 Top Performing Team by Volume at HomeSmart. A trusted adviser throughout every step of a real estate transaction, Yvonne is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals with patience, diligence, and discretion.
Born and raised just outside of Toronto, Canada, Yvonne moved to Phoenix in 1998 where she attended high school and earned her Associates Degree in Communications. Graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Yvonne spent 10 years in Los Angeles and founded her own clothing/swimwear line, before returning to Arizona in 2015 to pursue her lifelong passion for real estate and hasn’t looked back.
When she’s not serving her clients in real estate, Yvonne enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking with her dog, traveling, playing chess and hosting events. A member of the Women’s Council of Realtors, she organizes monthly fundraising events benefiting various local nonprofits and devotes her time and resources to 1MISSION, Girls Rule Foundation and Foothills Animal Rescue. She is fluent in Czech.
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HOME & LIFE Rachel’s mission at Thomas Title is to exceed expectations and build meaningful relationships with her clients as they venture through the title and escrow process. Serving both local and national clientele, Rachel stands out as a proven industry leader resulting from her exemplary business practices.
Rachel joined Thomas Title following an impressive endeavor with her family’s remodeling company, including paving the way for the company’s recognition as a Sterling Award Finalist in Scottsdale.
Most recently, Rachel herself received the 2017 Business Volunteer of the Year award for Scottsdale, as well as being a nominee for the Athena Award in the Young Professional Category for Phoenix.
Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, as well as a Master’s degree in Education from Arizona State University. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys traveling (especially to her home state of Wisconsin), cheering on her Texas Rangers and spoiling her three dogs!
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HOME & LIFE Those Girls Design will not only transform your space but your life. Owners Brittany Speltz and Sommer Stowe, believe that everyone deserves their own interior designer which is why they work with any budget. Those Girls Design was founded on creating functional, unique, stylish, and custom designs catered to your lifestyle. They specialize in custom interior design, home staging, space planning, textile and furniture selection, decorating and accessorizing, personal organization, remodels and flips and custom furniture builds. A large part of their business is getting your home sold as quickly as possible. Those Girls Design have a 90% closing rate for selling your home in 45 days or less! Let them give you that peace of mind, sell your home and design your dream space.
THOSE GIRLS DESIGN SOMMER STOWE AND BRITTANY SPELTZ (480) 862-3822
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ASHLEY HAMBLIN TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
Ashley Hamblin is the marketing coordinator with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in Scottsdale. She has been a resident of Scottsdale, Arizona for twenty years and has been with the company for two of them. Ashley and the company’s main focus is ensuring customer satisfaction and dedicating their time to non-profit organizations
and various charities throughout the valley. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® strives to implement the Grandma Rule® and enjoys moving people forward, while maintaining a 96% referral rating. With 356 U.S locations nationwide, they all offer a professionally trained and background checked staff to ensure your belongings are handled with care. Whether you’re looking for a local or longdistance relocation, this company has all the bells and whistles offering various options and pricing to make the process affordable, easy, and stress-free!
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KARI ZURN • YOUR LOAN GAL / REDSTONE MORTGAGE Former public-school teacher turned mortgage adviser, Kari goes above and beyond when it comes to working with her clients. The relationships she has developed as a part of her business with RedStone Mortgage in Arizona, have helped expand her brand YourLoanGal.com and has turned her business into an overwhelming success. Kari is committed to assisting others and knows it’s not about the number of transactions she closes each month, but rather the families she helps along the way. She offers an array of loan products and is also part of Arizona’s Heroes Home Team. This program provides real estate discounts to police officers, firefighters, military, first responders, teachers, and health care professionals alike. Her caring spirit continues in the community where she is a big proponent of local charities, and small businesses.
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HOME & LIFE Yvonne Black is an LA & Phoenix based DJ | Producer making big strides in the male dominated industry. With her exceptional taste in music, ranging from techno, deep-house to energetic progressive, sheâ€™s destined to get people dancing wherever she may perform. In addition to her unique approach to writing lyrics and singing on all original tracks, Yvonneâ€™s productions are distinct, bringing a new sound to the electronic market. She has collaborated with Joseph Christopher | Dakota West Recordings, under the name Dakota & Black (AKA: Bitter Persona). The pair have released 50+ original tracks and numerous remixes on different labels. All available on iTunes, Spotify, Beatport.com or elsewhere music is purchased. Downloadable mixes are up for grabs on her website. Yvonne has performed alongside - Paul Van Dyk, Harry Choo Choo Romero, George Acosta, Morgan Page, Nadia Ali, Eddie Halliwell, Christopher Lawrence, Starkillers, Cedric Gervais and many more.
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LIZ ILLG PUFF AND FLUFF GROOMING AND PET SITTING An enthusiastic animal lover from a small town in Iowa, Liz Illg is the Owner of Puff & Fluff Grooming and Pet Sitting. Always the inventor, Liz created an edible buffalo jerky dog bowl as a kid and called it “He Can Eat the Dish.” Channeling that entrepreneurial spirit, Liz went on to
earn her Bachelor’s in Business from Arizona State University where she started a simple pet-sitting business. That side gig has now blossomed into quite the client base with four locations in Arizona. In her organized, savvy style, Liz cares for her clients’ pets as if they’re her own and she works hard to deliver an excellent experience – from ‘shampoodles’ and ear cleanings to haircuts and ‘pawdicures’. When she’s not busy running Puff & Fluff or volunteering her time with Gabriel Angel’s, Liz can be found with her sweet little family.
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Kim Marie, from the Inside Out, has a vision to shape the world and assist people to shift into their purpose. Through the art of film, Kim intends to reach the masses through entertainment and by educating them about the world’s mysterious gifts. Kim employs her spiritual strength to teach growth from the inside out, being able to find power in even negative situations. Her deep inner reflections—prayers and meditations— provide fuel for her vision to impact many lives. Her modality of the arts— meets commerce—meets philanthropy propels her purpose-driven personal mission. About her love for the art of film, Kim replies that “there is no greater industry to touch lives, to raise awareness and support for charitable causes, and to spread a message brings light and hope.”
MEDIA ANDREA TYLER EVANS PUBLISHER FRONTDOORSMEDIA.COM Andrea is the Publisher of FrontdoorsMedia.com, where she is dedicated to celebrating the people and groups who give generously and work to build the future of our community. Frontdoors content is delivered through several platforms, including Frontdoors Magazine, The Knock newsletter and FrontdoorsTV. Andrea also serves as Principal-Event Planning for Evans Communications. She launched her event consulting business in September 2003, following a successful career as the event planner for two of the Valleyâ€™s largest nonprofit agencies. She has served as a political fundraising expert as well, with a distinguished list of clients on the local, statewide and national level. Andrea is a proud Arizona State University alumni and a graduate of Valley Leadership Institute. She volunteers with a number of nonprofit organizations that help women, children and the arts in our community. Andrea is married to Tom Evans and mom to Thomas, Ellie and their rescue kitty, Sally. email@example.com | www.frontdoorsmedia.com 4417 N. 40th Street, Suite 200 Phoenix, Arizona 85018
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KRISTY SIEFKIN / EVENING WEATHER ANCHOR - FOX 10 NEWS Kristy Siefkin is an Emmy-nominated reporter and evening weather anchor for Fox 10 News. Her unique ability to both educate and entertain has made her a favorite with valley viewers, earning her the title “Best Weather Personality” in several valley publications. When Kristy’s not busy chasing Monsoon storms, she’s chasing compelling stories; reporting on everything from medical breakthroughs to political debates to the environmental concerns. Kristy’s career in television began in San Francisco, where she worked as a video journalist and weather anchor. There she covered several national stories, including the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Prior to her career in broadcasting, Kristy was a national spokeswoman, corporate trainer, and multimedia producer for the AKC and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Kristy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University with a BA in Psychology and holds an MA in Multimedia Communications from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. When the studio lights are off, Kristy loves to volunteer with youth and animal charities, test recipes from Bon Appétit, and cheer on her Duke Blue Devils.
ILANA LOWERY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL
Ilana Lowery was named editor-in-chief of the Phoenix Business Journal in 2013. She had been editor of the paper since August 2001, and managing editor since 1999. She joined the publication as a reporter and projects editor in 1995. Prior to The Business Journal, Ilana was an editor for Independent Newspapers Inc., a community newspaper chain in Scottsdale. Before moving to the Valley in 1989, Ilana served as a reporter/editor for Pulitzer Newspapers in Chicago. She also worked as an associate producer for the NBC-TV affiliate in Chicago. Ilana serves as an associate journalism professor at Arizona State University. She also is on the executive board of Gabrielâ€™s Angels and a member of the prestigious womenâ€™s professional associations Central Phoenix Women and Charter 100. In 2015, Ilana was inducted into the Society of Professional Journalists Order of the Silver Key Society for her more than 25 years of dedication to the profession.
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Olivia Fierro is a broadcast journalist who anchors Good Morning Arizona from 6-10 am daily. An Arizonan by choice, she’s a California native who loves the opportunity to be part of Arizona viewers daily routines, starting their days off both with what they need to know, and a smile. While morning show hours are crazy – she says it is the best job in the world: different every day and always unpredictable. Olivia graduated with Bachelor of Art degrees in both History and Women’s Studies from UCLA. A natural gift for gab and
insatiable curiosity made journalism a perfect fit. Ever the student, she loves reading (and book clubbing), traveling, and practicing yoga. She embraces every opportunity to give back to the community, supporting various organizations like Dress for Success, March of Dimes, JDRF, and Chicanos Por la Causa. Olivia is blessed with more than a fulfilling career, she is happily married and mommy to the world’s cutest little boy.
OLIVIA FIERRO GOOD MORNING ARIZONA http://www.azfamily.com
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CHELSEA YOUNG As a creative writer and entrepreneur, Chelsea Young is passionate about the written word. She has been the editorin-chief of So Scottsdale! for two years, and her prior magazine publishing career includes being an editor at AAA Arizona Highroads and Where publications in Phoenix+Scottsdale, Tucson and Denver. With a master’s degree in professional writing, Chelsea truly lives in a world of words, having written two novels and a screenplay. Chelsea is also the author of the Color Everything children’s book series, with the first book – The Color of Mother – set to publish in fall 2018. With these books, she seeks to encourage and empower, bringing joy and love to young hearts everywhere. Additionally, Chelsea is the founder of Young Creative, a writing and editing company. A skilled wordsmith with a keen editor’s eye, Chelsea offers content creation services through Young Creative ranging from book editing and blogging to writing web copy and marketing collateral.
JULIE XANDER LIFESTYLE JULES FOUNDER OF LIFESTYLE JULES Julie Xander is the brainchild behind the Lifestyle Jules brand. Julie splits her time between managing her blog, based around beauty, fashion, fitness and wellness, teaching a plethora of fitness classes around the Valley and serving as a brand influencer. Julie focuses on relationship development and is committed to only working with those that fit her mission and passion in life: health, style and fun. Growing up as a self-proclaimed chubby girl who loved dance, Julie inserts fitness into a large part of her offering. You can download her free workout videos online or view them on her social channels. Julie brings energy to everything she tackles. Just watch her Facebook Lives and Instagram Videos, where she partners with local businesses to help bring more brand awareness. Contact Julie for information on product and business promotion.
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Kristina Guerrero is an internationally recognized pop culture expert having been a host and correspondent for E! News. She’s interviewed some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including George Clooney, Tom Hanks, and Julia Roberts, just to name a few. As the first Latina host for E! News, she used her platform to encourage other Latina’s to pursue their dreams no matter their circumstances. In 2016, Kristina moved to Phoenix, Arizona to host the syndicated lifestyle show The List, which airs in close to 50 markets across the country. The show covers trends in tech, fashion, food, and travel. Kristina hosts live events and is a public speaker — sharing her experience of rising from poverty to pursuing and realizing her dreams.
Her greatest joy is her 4 year old son Mateo. She’s been happily married and sharing her favorite wine Pinot Noir with her husband Gibby Cevallos for 8 years.
NON-PROFIT MICHELE SHIPITOFSKY, CFRE Michele has been a professional fundraiser for over 20 years, earning her Certified Fund Raising Executive credential in 2004. With responsibilities ranging from direct mail, grant writing, special events, and media relations, to major and planned giving, she has had the privilege to work and volunteer for a variety of nonprofit agencies. Michele has a personal passion for causes related to our youth and education.
Professionally, she serves as Chief Development Officer of Gabrielâ€™s Angels, an Arizona nonprofit that provides healing pet therapy to at-risk children to help build core behaviors like trust, empathy and confidence needed for a promising future. In her role as CDO, she is responsible for the fund development programs and external communications to support the work of Gabrielâ€™s Angels. Personally, she serves on the Board of Directors of HOBY AZ, a statewide chapter of an international youth leadership program, and is an instructor for the ASU Lodestar Nonprofit Management Institute. She is also the proud mom of a current Sun Devil.
NICOLE CUNDIFF COLLEEN’S DREAM An Arizona native, Nicole is deeply entrenched in the Valley community. She is constantly on the go working as a Realtor, licensed attorney and philanthropist, all while raising three busy children. When not selling homes, Nicole is actively involved with many different causes on both local and national levels. In 2012, Nicole cofounded Colleen’s Dream Foundation in honor of her mom’s battle with ovarian cancer. In the following five years, Colleen’s Dream granted nearly $1 million to leading ovarian cancer research institutions around the country, including Arizona’s TGen, Johns Hopkins, Duke University and the Stand Up 2 Cancer Dream Team, to name a few.
In 2017, Nicole received the Outstanding Medical Philanthropy Award by AZ Big Media in honor of her work with Colleen’s Dream. She also was one of 12 executives profiled in Executive Inc., a special issue of the Phoenix Business Journal and was a Health Care Hero nominee for the same publication. Additionally, Nicole visits Washington DC annually to advocate for continued ovarian cancer research funding. Nicole is happily married to retired NFL player, Billy Cundiff, loves working out, attending sporting events, reading, wine tasting, traveling and listening to live music.
A proud Arizona native, Amy is the founder of Support My Club, a nonprofit that supports students on their path to graduation by engaging community members to fulfill the needs of school clubs and teams. Using an online shopping model, it enables you to provide resources for extracurricular participation at all giving levels and interest areas â€“ anyone can be a philanthropist! Students then perform community service in gratitude. What started at Camelback High (the background of the photo!) in 2012 has now grown to serve 120+ schools across the state of Arizona. Amy also serves as Grant Advisor for the Kiita Foundation and the Armstrong Family Foundation, is a partner of Social Venture Partners Arizona, and a board member of Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation. Amy is an avid traveler and prefers to spend her free time exploring the world with her high school sweetheart husband Patrick and her children Emily and Taylor.
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NOTABLE Felecia Rotellini believes we are all on this earth to serve one another and to make the world a place where all can thrive. A first generation college graduate from Sheridan, Wyoming, she has lived in Phoenix since graduating from Notre Dame Law School in 1986. A servant leader, she found her calling as a trial attorney, prosecutor, financial services regulator and social justice advocate. Today, as the Director of Regulatory Compliance for DriveTime, she continues to be a consumer advocate, overseeing the companyâ€™s adherence with state and federal consumer protection laws. She is the current President of the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court and Board member and Advocacy Committee Chair for the Metropolitan Phoenix YWCA. Through these organizations, she continues to lead by empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting equal rights. When Felecia follows her passion to serve and take action, transformation of communities and people happens.
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AUDREY ALFANO / CO-OWNER OF MERCEDES-BENZ OF GILBERT Audrey Alfano, co-owner of Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert has a heart for giving back and providing great service. Having been raised in Chicago, she believes the strong Midwest work ethic, values and down to earth spirit has shaped her into the woman she is today. After college, she worked as a counselor for developmentally disabled adults and troubled juveniles. Later she managed a womenâ€™s clothing boutique while also working as a professional plus size model. Audreyâ€™s most recent venture was joining her husband in the dealership full-time when the youngest of their three children went off to college. Audrey is passionate about offering a feminine touch, in a mostly male dominated business. Because, women make up over 60% of the buying decisions in the household, Audrey strives to ensure her female clients are taken as seriously as male buyers. Aside from her family, nothing gives her more joy than knowing Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert serves its clients well.
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DEBBIE GABY / DEBBIE GABY CHARITIES Debbie brings her passion and knowledge of how to reach those in our communities who are frequently overlooked or bypassed by society. Debbie’s professional life might have been in the mattress industry with Sleep America but her heart work has been in bridging the gaps for those in need. In 2004 Sleep America Charities, now Debbie Gaby Charities, was formed and they donated their time, talent and treasures to the community.
For the past 20 years Debbie Gaby, in partnership with Dillard’s, has held 10 celebrity luncheon fashion shows where she raised money to support local charities including the Salvation Army, VALLEYLIFE and YWCA. Debbie has chaired events and capital campaigns for nonprofits throughout the greater Phoenix area. When asked how many mattresses she has donated she answered, “Tens of thousands”. Including capital campaigns, cash and mattress donations, over the past 20 years, she has raised over 50 million dollars.
NOTABLE KARA KALKBRENNER PHOENIX FIRE CHIEF Chief Kalkbrenner is one of only six female Fire Chiefs of large metropolitan fire departments in the country. Chief Kalkbrenner leads 2,000 members and oversees an operating budget of more than $300 million dollars, carefully stewarding taxpayer dollars and city resources while serving as Phoenix Fire Department’s liaison to City Hall and the City’s Law Department.
Chief Kalkbrenner has served in every operational capacity within the Department’s six divisions, including Operations (Fire and Emergency Medical Services response), Fire Prevention, Human Resources, Physical Resources, Information Technology, and Training. That experience has provided her with the insight and understanding of all aspects of the Phoenix Fire Department. She holds an Associate Degree in Fire Science from Phoenix College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Service Management from Ottawa University. She has served as adjunct instructor for the Fire Services program at Maricopa County Community Colleges.
NOTABLE JERI WILLIAMS CHIEF OF POLICE â€“ PHOENIX Phoenix Police Chief Jeri L. Williams is a 28-year law enforcement veteran. She currently leads the largest police agency in the State of Arizona, which is responsible for providing law enforcement services to the fifth largest city in the United States. She oversees a staff of nearly 4,000 employees and manages an annual operating budget in excess of $600 million. Chief Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Arizona State University and a Masterâ€™s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) and the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP).
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Influencer, Tyler Butler brings electric energy to every project she touches. Driven by her passion to impact change and to make the world a better place, she thrives most when rallying people together. Tyler believes magic is something we create, and leadership is not a position or a title, but an action and choice. Tyler’s role as a Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner has produced global effects for large corporations such as, Microsoft and GoDaddy. Additionally, her firm, 11Eleven Consulting, has continued the tradition of give-back with companies like: Universal Technical Institute, Lyft, WebPT, HRCompany Store, Xtreme Canteen and others. Tyler’s column and blog, Giving In Style, boasts a fervent following as she carefully curates, crafts and shares stories about those in the community making our world a better place. Tyler’s newest venture, Brands Taking Stands, will launch in 2018. Brands Taking Strands is a specialty bracelet line focused on social responsibility and people banding together to make virtuous causes vibrant.
TYLER BUTLER www.givinginstyle.net www.brandstakingstands.org
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LETITA FRYE AUCTIONEER Currently celebrating over 14 years in the auction business, and having raised over $400 million dollars for charity, Letitia Frye has truly earned her title as America’s foremost “Auctiontainer.” She is a beautiful, elegant, multi-talented, bilingual (English/Spanish) woman who is a big success in a field generally occupied by men. She has an innovative flair, and treats each event as a “special” performance. Today, she is found on stage with some of the most recognizable celebrities in the world including: Actor Johnny Depp, musician Alice Cooper, rocker legend Robby Krieger of The Doors, Peyton Manning and many more. After a devastating accident in which she was struck by a car while running, leading to a Traumatic Brain Injury, combined with the sudden death of the father of her children, Letitia decided to broaden her span beyond auctions in order to help more people. Ms. Frye is now a motivational speaker and author, and believes that her passion for others is the secret to success in work and life.
CAMERONE PARKER MCCULLOCH Enormously recognized in the world of high fashion and beauty, Camerone Parker McCulloch has appeared in over 350 magazines worldwide. She is a former face of Olay; has walked the runways for top designers as Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka and Giorgio Armani and has been seen on billboards worldwide for Ralph Lauren POLO. In addition to print and runway
assignments, Camerone has traveled the world as an International Emcee/Television Host. She has been a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show (Harpo Productions); Good Morning America (ABC); The Today Show (NBC); The View (ABC) and The Early Show (CBS). In September 2017 Camerone married Dr. Robert R. McCulloch and together are proud
to call Phoenix home. This dynamic duo were named “People To Watch in 2017” by SoScottsdale! Magazine. No stranger to community philanthropy – Camerone is deeply passionate to the causes that touch her heart. As a volunteer fundraiser, Camerone has helped raised millions of dollars for many southern Arizona charities.
Dr. Christine K. Wilkinson is the Senior VP and Secretary of the University; President/CEO of the ASU Alumni Association; and Managing Director, Trustees of ASU. Among her other executive roles, Dr. Wilkinson served as the student affairs vice president and the university’s interim athletic director on three separate occasions. She is a tenured faculty member in the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College. Current community engagement includes: advisory council for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Wells Fargo Bank, and boards of Valley of the Sun United Way, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, and the Arizona Educational Foundation. Dr. Wilkinson was inducted in to the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame as the first Living Legacy in education and received the Most Admired Leader Lifetime Achievement award from the Phoenix Business Journal. She has been selected Who’s Who in Business by the Arizona Republic, Tempe Business Woman of the Year by Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Valley Leadership Woman of the Year, CASE Crystal Apple Award, and additional community awards for leadership and service.
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NOTABLE Pat Bondurant, our favorite Southern Belle, lives a beautifully colorful life alongside her World Champion Race Car Driver husband, Bob Bondurant, her two grown children and two grandsons.
the Bondurant Companies. Pat enjoys a career of fast cars, racing and driving performance. She is only one of several women currently holding a high-level rank in the automotive industry.
Beginning her career at just 12 years old as a runway and television model, Pat learned early about working hard and never giving up. Determined to be known as not just another pretty face, she has always pursued male dominating careers to coincide with her life in fashion and beauty. Her most recent position â€“ President & CEO of
Pat and the Bondurant Companies are heavily involved in philanthropy. The Bondurant Companies support on average 75 charities annually, while Pat has chaired and personally raised several million dollars for CHILDHELP over the past few years.
PAT BONDURANT BONDURANT RACING SCHOOL PO Box 51980 Phoenix, AZ 85076
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