KNOW Phoenix 2020

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Launched in 2017, The KNOW Book + Tribe began as a way to bring more attention to dynamic women doing remarkable things in the Phoenix metro. We knew there were an outstanding number of women impacting the community and making big strides in their industries. Our goal was to get those women out from behind their computer screens and into the public eye. Thus, we created the KNOW Book, a carefully curated publication that would feature vision-led women in a glamorous and authentic style. As the momentum grew and we recognized the need for more, we launched our Tribe around the women featured

in our KNOW Book. Our mix & mingles soon ensued and we witnessed incredible things happening. We saw our women doing business with each other, creating friendships, supporting each other, collaborating on projects together, and so much more. What started as a fun project to spotlight women, has turned into a full-blown movement. The KNOW Book + Tribe has expanded beyond its birthplace of Phoenix, Arizona; its aim is to launch in every major city across the United States and Canada.

Sarah Benken FOUNDER AND VISIONARY

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CONTRIBUTORS Meet the superstar women who bring you 2020 KNOW Phoenix! After countless hours of searching through DESIGN & LAYOUT: EMMA CATARINO DESIGNS

rolodexes, meeting and connecting with so many multifaceted women; 2020 KNOW Phoenix is here! As you flip through the pages, notice the amazingly talented women

PHOTOGRAPHY: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAITS MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY SHALIMAR STUDIOS SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

who are from all backgrounds, walks of life, and levels of experience. They are the leading ladies of Phoenix who are making their marks through community service, entrepreneurial efforts, and networking opportunities. These women are disrupting the norms within their industries!

EVENT PLANNING: BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS

Big thanks to Michelle Cheverie and Monique Porras for all of their efforts and contributions to 2020 KNOW Phoenix!

AMBASSADOR: NICOLE JOHNSON RACHEL TARMAN SARA MAYER

MONIQUE PORRAS AND MICHELLE CHEVERIE CONTRIBUTORS: MICHELLE CHEVERIE MONIQUE PORRAS PUBLISHER: SARAH BENKEN CONNECT: @KNOWTRIBE @KNOWTRIBECOMMUNITY SUBSCRIBE: WWW.THEKNOWTRIBE.COM 4 THEKNOWTRIBE.COM


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COLLECTION We are a collection of highly successful, authentically driven women.

COLLABORATION We collaborate to support one another & build clout that inspires & motivates the advancement for all women.

COMMUNITY We support our local & global communities by actively searching for ways to pay it forward.

MANTRA

Lift & Rise Nominations for the 2021 KNOW Phoenix open June 2020. Follow KNOW Publications for the latest information. www.theknowtribe.com @knowtribe @knowtribecommunity

table of contents 10 BEAUTY 12 BUSINESS 63 FASHION 68 FOOD & BEVERAGE 75 HEALTH & WELLNESS 84 HOME & LIFE 103 NON-PROFIT 119 NOTABLE

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societe JOIN A TRIBE OF WOMEN COMMITTED TO LEVELING UP IN BUSINESS Societe is a complement to the KNOW Book + Tribe, where women work together to grow their businesses. Open to any businesswoman anywhere! Join today!

THREE WAYS TO GROW:

rise

Our digital community of like-minded businesswomen filled with tips and trainings, collaboration from members and perks to grow your business. Perfect for the businesswoman looking for connections and digital downloads.

elevate

A 3-month long program built for Rise members. This is for female business owners in growth mode who are ready to work in a small group setting and dive deeper on attainable goals related to Sales, Marketing, and Finance.

A CLASS OF LIKE-MINDED BUSINESSWOMEN WHO ARE COMMITTED TO LEVELING UP KNOW Societe is a global community of high-level women ready to engage and grow with you. We help tons of women just like you get the education & results needed to take their business to the next level. Our digital platform makes it easy to stay connected and accountable while receiving access to trainings, hacks, and industry leaders.

propel

A 6-month long program for graduates of the Elevate Program. Propel is for those ready to commit with greater focus on expansion and accountability. This program ends with an in-person retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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1. To align you with motivated women. 2. Provide access to female industry leaders who will educate and inspire. 3. An opportunity for lasting bonds and true connections.

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We snapped hundreds of photos to prepare the KNOW Phoenix Book...and we had a whole lotta fun doing it!

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AMBASSADOR

KNOW AMBASSADORS We are bold, dynamic, passionate, business women and community leaders. As Ambassadors we are individually unique, yet collectively driven to support and empower women. We are a champion for the community and the women shaping it. Each of us has had a Tribe of women in our corner every step of the way. We are thrilled to have been on this journey with the 2020 KNOW featurees. 2020 KNOW FEATUREES We are thrilled to KNOW and honor you! The KNOW Book + Tribe is about celebrating you. Collectively you are CEO’s, non-profit leaders, media experts, business leaders, athletes, and most importantly women we are proud to KNOW. You KNOW when women lift each other, we rise together. Our hope for you is you engage with the Tribe, meet as many women as possible, support each other when it is needed the most, and never let a woman in the Tribe go it alone. You are the future of KNOW. Welcome to the sisterhood! KNOW READERS Our hope for our readers is that you will be inspired and encouraged. We hope you see yourself in qualities of the Tribe members and aspire to emulate the women. We hope you want to meet and connect with the women in the Book. They want to hear from you!

Rachel Sara Nicole “There is no force more powerful than a women determined to rise” Bosa Sebele

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As impactful women focused on building community in the valley, the ladies of the KNOW Phoenix Tribe have committed themselves to advancing four local, womensupporting-women, non-profits 501(c)(3) for the next year.

2020-21 PARTNERS: YWCA METROPOLITAN PHOENIX

LOVE SOCIETY www.wearelovesociety.com

www.ywcaaz.org

JENNIFER COOPER

DEBBIE ESPARZA

MISSION: The Love Society mission is to spread love by rallying the community, especially youth, and build partnerships that give back and lift the spirits of the peopel who need it most.

MISSION: YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

AMANDA HOPE RAINBOW ANGELS

SOCIETY ST. VINCENT DE PAUL [WISH] www.stvincentdepaul.net

www.amandahope.org

ANDY ROMLEY

LORRAINE TALLMAN

MISSION: Women in Service and Hope (WISH) unite to take action and make change through giving, volunteering and exerting their influence and power to make change through service.

MISSION: Bring dignity and comfort into the harsh world of childhood cancer and other threatening diseases

We look forward to helping these local charities raise funds, awareness, and provide support to the women they care for. Thank you to our advisory team: Juanice Oldham, Monique Porras, and Andrea Evans for helping to develop the KNOW Cares initiatives.

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WOMENof IMPACT

NICOLE WITTE, MAED

SHANNON MCBRIDE

Chandler Unified School District, Teacher

Executive Director/Founder of 19NORTH

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Nicole is one of the most impactful woman in our community shaping our youth through education and her passion for teaching! Nicole takes the learning outside the walls of the classroom by engaging community members and veterans to work collaboratively with her students to foster a mutual connection and respect. Her students get real life applications to lessons and are encouraged to be their unique self each and everyday.

Shannon is a mover and a shaker. When her community was disrupted by the expansion on the light rail, she took action and a non-profit, 19North, was formed! Led by Shannon, it’s a community collaborating with neighborhoods, schools, churches, businesses, nonprofits, local government, and law enforcement so that every business thrives, every student succeeds, and every neighborhood is safe. 2020 11


BEAUTY

SAMANTHA LINDSAY & LAUREN WOHLIN S&L TRENDS Known as the Hair Styling Duo, Samantha & Lauren, the Co-Founders of S&L Trends started an on location hair traveling company when they saw there was a need for more teamwork in the beauty industry. Dividing their time between the salon, weddings, education, and editorials, Samantha & Lauren are very well-versed in all things hair. With five years of experience in the hair industry, Samantha & Lauren have had an immense amount of success in the short time since founding S&L Trends in 2018. Their work has been featured in multiple magazines, brand campaigns, weddings, fashion week and on the everyday woman. S&L Trends believes that everyone should be able to have a great hair day everyday, and that’s where their passion for education & hair come together. Samantha & Lauren are ambassadors for Aiir Professional, a hair product line where they educate & share their knowledge as Hair Creatives. PHOTO CREDIT: STEPHANIE HEYMANN - @STEPHANIE.HEYMANN.PHOTOGRAPHY STYLED BY: LINDSEY PHILP & LESLIE PHILP - @STYLE.TWIINS

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AMY ROSS DRYBAR AZ

Amy Ross knows a thing about great hair! She is the Arizona Franchise Owner for Drybar. Her first location was in 2011 and now she has grown the market to 5 locations throughout the Valley. She has three locations in Scottsdale, one in Phoenix and one in GIlbert. Amy lives by the number one core value at Drybar, “It’s the experience”. She feels this way with every client as well as her 150 employees. Amy has always loved beauty! Prior to Drybar, Amy was an Executive with a major cosmetic company for 15 years. However it was on a trip to Los Angeles where Amy discovered Drybar and she knew she had to get involved! Amy is pretty much a native moving to Arizona in middle school. Amy spent several adult years in California before returning to Arizona in 2005. Amy currently lives in Scottsdale with her husband, son and dogs.

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Lauren Murphy, a trailblazer and thought leader among women, has spent the last seven years breaking new ground and bucking the techgender-gap trend. She has been at the helm of dynamic, industryleading companies with a focus on banking, digital payment solutions and blockchain compliance. Her talent for nurturing connections and coming up with novel solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems makes her a linchpin to be reckoned with. She currently serves as the Cofounder and President of Alt Thirty Six, a revolutionary company offering compliant digital payment solutions for the cannabis industry. Beyond her badassery, she’s always approached her professional and personal life with a big heart, having volunteered at Rockstar Canine Rescue & Sanctuary, a unique recovery facility that cares for dogs who have suffered from abuse and neglect. She’s thrilled to be joining the KNOW Tribe in lifting female captains of industry and rising with them.

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LAUREN MURPHY Alt Thirty Six lauren.murphy@alt36.com

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JULIE TRUJILLO ELLER COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Julie Trujillo is the Phoenix based, External Relations Director for the University of Arizona, Eller College of Management. She focuses on corporate, alumni, and community relations within the greater Phoenix area to develop strategic partnerships and engagement for the college. A first-generation college graduate, Julie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University. Her passion for education has resulted in a rewarding career spanning over 24 year in higher education including student services, development, career services, alumni and community relations. An Arizona native, she hopes to make a meaningful impact on Arizona, recently participating in Valley Leadership Accelerate 2019 and has served as a board member for the Girls Rule Foundation, a Phoenix based non-profit that focuses on developing, mentoring and educating teen girls because #GirlsChangeTheWorld Julie’s greatest love and inspiration are her husband and their 13 year-old twins.

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jtrujillo@email.arizona.edu

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BUSINESS JENNIFER SCHRENK & JESSICA MURPHY / ASTUTE HOOT Teachers turned entrepreneurs, Jennifer Schrenk and Jessica Murphy, founded Astute Hoot: Tools for the Wise Teacher because their students deserved more. Frustrated by a lack of effective resources, they created a cast of engaging animal characters and accompanying tools that teach critical early childhood skills. Used in classrooms worldwide, these unique animal characters bring the strategies to life, helping the most reluctant students blossom into motivated, enthusiastic learners. All students, especially those with special needs, make tremendous

gains in academics and confidence. Jennifer and Jessica present at local and international conferences and have been featured in various news outlets. Their resources were published by a leading educational catalog. Currently, they are developing a TV series proposal geared toward Pre-K learners with an emphasis on social-emotional concepts. They are excited to partner with a producer and media channel to expand their reach. Helping students and teachers is their passion!

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SUZIE EYRICH BMO PRIVATE BANK

Suzie is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with BMO Private Bank and has been working in financial services for 14 years. She has a passion for working with entrepreneurs, helping them solve for the financial complexities of managing a growing business, creating a plan to pursue a new passion, or transitioning a family business to the next generation. She has also served as a speaker for her organization’s Women and Wealth educational series. In addition to educating her clients, she works closely with Junior Achievement through her Board and Committee service, to support their efforts in educating youth in the Valley on what it takes to succeed in school, work and life. She also serves as a member of the Financial Planning Association’s NexGen committee, WestMarc Quality of Life committee and Pibbles and FamBam Dog Rescue. Suzie has been in the Valley for 25 years, is an ASU grad, avid runner, and loves quality time with her pups and family.

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suzie.eyrich@bmo.com

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KERI SCOTT & ALEXANDRA LOYE / COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL KERI SCOTT -

ALEXANDRA LOYE -

Keri Scott possesses 10 years of experience in commercial real estate during which she has closed deals totaling $55 million. As a Vice President with Colliers International, she specializes in project leasing, building sales and tenant representation for industrial and office properties. Keri represents more than 1 MSF of properties as well as numerous high-profile national and local tenants. Keri ensures clients’ interests are her priority. She promotes a collaborative environment between landlords and tenants and has leveraged her extensive experience in site selection, market research, valuation and financial analysis. Keri is the mother of two boys and one girl and is adept at successfully balancing the family/work dynamic.

As a Senior Vice President at Colliers International Alexandra Loye specializes in healthcare commercial real estate including the leasing and sales of medical office buildings, surgery centers, behavioral health, and seniors housing facilities (skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care and independent living facilities). Through market awareness, time-sensitive project management, aggressive and strategic negotiating tactics, prompt communication, and listening to her client’s needs and goals, Alexandra assists clients in achieving commercial real estate success and maximizing their returns. As a working mom, Alexandra recognizes the importance of work/life balance and enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, working out and traveling.

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BOHTE C RE AT IVE

PAULA BOHTE / BOHTE CREATIVE, LLC Bohte Creative simplifies complicated messages while delivering accessible, impactful, and affordable creative. Collaborating with a network of experts, Bohte Creative produces high-quality print and digital materials that help clients exceed their marketing communication goals. Paula Bohte has more than 25 years of experience as the owner of Bohte Creative. She effectively facilitates all aspects of client relationships and the studio which includes art direction,

consulting, concept and design, project management, budget allocation, overall leadership and continuous communication with team members and vendors. Paula also has extensive experience delivering accessible design and documents compliant with federal accessibility standards. Her company serves clients in government, medical technology, healthcare, financial, manufacturing, and professional services.

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BUSINESS KATIE THOMAS DIAMOND J ACCOUTING

Katie Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the founder of Diamond J Accounting, a leading financial consulting firm that supports servicebased businesses as their Virtual Chief Financial Officer. Known for her strategic mindset that quickly spots relevant patterns and issues, Katie thrives on the professional challenge of identifying and solving problems. She especially loves working with business executives to design effective accounting and operational processes, and she equips companies to attain the success and growth they desire. Katie has served companies of all sizes throughout her 14 year career, but especially loves working with passionate entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level and empowering business owners with knowledge to make informed decisions. Katie has also served on various boards for local and national nonprofit organizations and enjoys SUP, reading, and hanging out with her husband and young daughter.

PHOTO CREDIT: SHALIMAR STUDIOS

@diamondjaccounting

katie@diamondjaccounting.com

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LIBBY PRIDEAUX DESERT PRIDE NATURAL SALES As the founder and owner of Desert Pride Natural Sales, an independent brand management firm in the explosive natural product industry, Libby specializes in working with brands that offer consumer packaged goods for a healthy lifestyle. Libby’s career path started in retail almost 20 years ago at a health food store where she quickly developed an obsession with health and wellness! Her passion for the products and sharing them with others became too strong to be constrained by one small venue. So, after a few short years, she became partner in a local brokerage managing several national brands. From that point and onward, she built one solid business relationship after another, and, through a combination of hard work, enthusiasm and creativity, she became sole owner of Desert Pride Natural Sales, her own boutique brokerage specializing in all facets of brand management! Today, Libby has a dedicated team supporting her business and working to build brands in all stages; whether they are nationally known, reputable local brands or startup brands needing help getting their launch in the health and wellness industry. Libby and her team work to bring brands and products to market, increase distribution points & brand awareness, grow sales and they also provide marketing and event support – it’s a one stop shop for those that want an honest, motivated and experienced team to help push their brand to retail outlets, spas, fitness centers, restaurants, gaming facilities, hospitality, medical institutions and more! Libby’s magnetic business presence exudes passion and enthusiasm, inviting a deep desire to connect with her and make one’s own financial dreams & goals become reality. Visit her on Instagram or you can reach out via email to get to know and work with Libby & Desert Pride!

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@libbyprideaux

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Michelle Cheverie, has been serving Commercial Real Estate Clients in the Valley for over 14 years. Michelle recently acquired her Broker’s license and is currently the Associate Broker for Diversified Partners. Michelle’s approach is to always remember the ‘golden rule’ when dealing with clients and considers customer service to be highest priority. Personable and knowledgeable, she has experience in retail leasing and purchasing, investment properties and development projects. Prior to real estate, Michelle led a national sales and marketing team, working with several Fortune 500 companies. She has experience in international business, conducting trainings and sales presentations abroad. Being raised in the hospitality industry from an early age, she learned the true value of diligent work and the importance of nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit. Personally, Michelle finds enjoyment in volunteering and her involvement with different charities including, the Phoenix Suns Charites 88. A great passion of hers is travelling the world, experiencing other cultures.

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MICHELLE CHEVERIE Diversified Partners michelle@dpcre.com

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GINGER CLAYTON ELONTEC

As the CEO of Elontec, formed in 1997, she is passionate about helping others move forward. This pertains to her business and to people in general. Elontec is the leading provider of commercial furniture, moving and technology solutions. Elontec’s success and unique business model have been recognized locally and nationally, receiving awards such as The ASU, WP Carey, Spirit of Enterprise Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership; The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce: IMPACT Awards for Community Involvement and was an Athena Award Finalist; INC500, Business Journal: Top 25 Women In Business, Most Admired CEOs and Tech Titan awards; Foothills Magazine Most Influential Woman of the Valley. Ginger has an Elon-Serve team at Elontec that is very involved in the community. She takes immense joy and responsibility in serving and founded the Diaper Bank of Central AZ in 2013 with the mission to provide one million diapers annually to local families. PHOTO CREDIT: SHALIMAR STUDIOS

602.759.5500

elontec.com

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ANDREA L. MARCONI FENNEMORE CRAIG As an experienced litigator in Fennemore Craig’s business litigation group, Andrea has an unparalleled track record of success, advising a diverse group of clients, including small and mid-sized businesses and entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, in legal matters within Arizona and throughout the country. Andrea has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer, Top 25 Arizona Women Lawyer, and Top 100 Lawyer by AZ Business Magazine. A born fighter and a student of the art and science of disagreements, opposing counsel knows that Andrea is not afraid to go to trial to defend her clients. But, by understanding her clients’ businesses inside and out – and applying creative approaches to dispute resolution – she often can resolve cases, avoiding costly and lengthy skirmishes in the courthouse. Andrea is also deeply committed to her community. She chairs the Arizona Humane Society’s Board of Directors, and works with Suns Charities 88 raising funds for charities serving children and families throughout Arizona.

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BRANDY LAWSON FIERYFX

Brandy is a business advisor and founder of FieryFX, a boutique consulting agency. Her mission is to maximize your impact and success by teaching you to make the right digital decisions. Brandy’s “zone of genius” is connecting business goals with marketing & technology. Her superpower is analogies. Sure, it’s not as impressive as teleportation, but it does help you grasp new concepts faster than a speeding bullet. In addition to working with clients at FieryFX, she is also a mentor for other marketing agencies working to grow their businesses. Brandy is a wife, mom, native Montanan, a board member for the NAWBO Phoenix chapter, loves ridiculous shoes, captains her boat on Lake Pleasant, and never misses an episode of Jeopardy. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

brandy@fieryfx.com

fieryfx.com

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NICOLE M. GOODWIN GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP

The Phoenix office is led by litigator Nicole M. Goodwin, Phoenix Business Journal’s ‘40 under 40’ awardee, Private Sector ATHENA Award Finalist, one of AZ Business magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business,” and a AZ Capitol Times Women Achievers of Arizona inaugural honoree. As managing shareholder, Nicole oversees the Phoenix office, providing strategic and dynamic leadership for the firm’s growth opportunities in the Phoenix marketplace. Additionally, Nicole models positive impact in the community by serving as Board Chair for the Southwest Autism Resource & Research Center (SARRC), volunteering as a Judge Pro Tempore and Family Court Advisor, and serving as an adjunct professor at ASU’s law school.

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Juanice Oldham is the founder and CEO of Forefront Development, LLC. As CEO, she oversees all functions of the business including construction operations, strategic planning, sales and marketing, human resources, finance and negotiations. Forefront specializes in ground up commercial construction, construction management and development for some of Arizona’s highest profile companies; providing building services to a variety of sectors including hospitality, education, faith-based organizations and large commercial development. It is Forefront’s mission to create a strong and vibrant community, built on integrity, honesty and professionalism at every stage of the construction process. In conjunction with managing her business, Juanice places a high priority on giving back to her community. A Valley Leadership Alumni and founding member of KNOW Cares, she focuses on supporting local grassroots organizations that impact women and youth. This Arizona native enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, gardening and spending time with her husband Arthur and rescue dog Penny.

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JUANICE OLDHAM Forefront Development 4710 East Falson Dr., Suite 209, Mesa

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DR. SHARON LAMM-HARTMAN Dr. Sharon is CEO of Inside-Out Learning (IOL), an award-winning leadership, team and organizational development consulting company. With 25+ years of experience, a Doctorate from Columbia University, and a Masters from Cornell, Dr. Sharon designs transformative learning programs that identify & change behaviors in leaders and organizations so they can achieve exceptional results. Sharon was also co-founder of Central Phoenix Women. IOL has delivered over 2500 global training programs for Fortune 500 (including Boeing, Virgin & GE) and mid to small size companies. They

create lasting change by incorporating Intensity, Frequency, & Duration into all of their Programs, including: Coaching, Authentic Presence & Presentation Skills, Team Development Off-sites, & Culture Change programs. IOL has helped their clients get promoted, win billions in new business, and improve employee retention and team dynamics. IOL is a member of the Women’s President’s Organization, WBENC and is WOSB certified. IOL has been featured in The New York Times, MORE magazine, and Oprah’s, ‘O’ magazine. Inside-Out Learning has distilled the transformative power of their 5-star in-person “Authentic Presence and Presentation Skills” program to a

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digital training format, anticipating the publication of Dr. Sharon’s book, The Authenticity Code™: Your Presence + Your Audience + Your Presentation = YOUR SUCCESS! Individuals and leaders will soon have access to this formula for success online at their convenience and can take advantage of the same impactful material that has benefited tens of thousands of Executives across the globe. Go to www.insideoutlearning. com/tac to download a free exercise that will begin Unlocking Your Authenticity Code™. This exercise will reveal your authentic leadership calling which is your most powerful way of adding value by expressing your unique gifts and talents.


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KIESHA MCFADDEN – THE MORTGAGE CHICK GENEVA FINANCIAL LLC Kiesha’s passion in life has always been to help others. As a mortgage professional since 2003. Kiesha has been a been a member of the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals since 2014, and worked her way up to Central Chapter President in 2017. Through those years Kiesha earned National Association of Mortgage Broker’s right to bear the Lending Integrity Seal of Approval. This seal could not be bought; it had to be earned, she pledged to uphold high standards for ethics, integrity, professionalism and knowledge in the mortgage industry. In 2017 Kiesha ran for Woman of the Year and raised nearly $40k and was awarded “The Community Involvement Award”. In 2018 she joined Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club. By 2019 she was the “Top Fundraiser” an elected VP of Charities. Today Kiesha spends her time being a mother, closing loans, volunteering, writing for Frontdoors Magazine and eating cheeseburgers. Yes, cheeseburgers are her life.

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Kelley Durham is a caring, compassionate, and dedicated attorney focusing on serious and catastrophic personal injury law. She and her legal team help people who have been seriously injured or who have had a family member killed in a motor vehicle collision, animal mauling, slip and fall, or trucking collision. K Durham Law is a firm that believes each person’s injuries and experience are unique and treats each client as an individual. After Attorney Durham and her team develop an approach based on the individual’s needs, clients are kept up to date on the progress of their case and informed about what to expect throughout the process. Each client is treated with the respect and attention they deserve, and when they call into the office, Kelley and her legal team always know the client by name. Attorney Durham is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Supreme Court of Arizona, U.S. District Court of Arizona, and U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

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KELLEY DURHAM K Durham Law, PLLC 480.820.9090

kd@kndlegal.com

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MONIQUE PORRAS THE KEMPINGTON GROUP, LLC

Monique is the Founder of The Kempington Group, an energized, progressive, national scope executive recruiting firm. Her enthusiastic nature and fearless mindset helped her create one of the strongest networks in Arizona and deep relationships across the US. Her goal is to change the recruiting “game” and humanize recruiting again! Monique and her team are in the business of bringing people together for a long-term commitment. This means raising the level of respect and quality conversations on both the candidate and client side. Through the power of the candidate and company’s story, the recruiting process and the match has been game-changing. Monique has been working tirelessly to bring the power of the story to the forefront of the recruiting process. With recognition in multiple publications and magazines, Monique looks to be a positive and diverse female influence for her peers and community.

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BENAH PARKER, PH.D. LEVEL 42 CONSULTING Working with entrepreneurs and leaders from national non-profits and Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon, Wells Fargo, and UnitedHealthcare, Dr. Parker is known for helping her clients move the needle on desired outcomes. Whether the goal is organizational transformation, professional growth, or personal development, Benah integrates applied psychology to help you achieve your goals. As a cancer survivor, she provides first-hand knowledge and expertise in helping leaders and teams develop resiliency in times of complex change. Dr. Parker coaches her clients on staying balanced when dealing with unknowns. She guides leaders to focus on their vision and goals rather than going sideways during periods of uncertainty. Benah embraces an intentional, mindful approach to executive and career coaching, business consulting, and life transformation. With authenticity and a passion for impacting the greater good, she facilitates change and provides solutions that lead to improved creativity, productivity, and fulfillment.

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level42consulting.com

benah@level42consulting

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MARY M. HOLMAN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE BANKING NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA

Mary’s family moved to Arizona when she was two years old. Growing up in Scottsdale when the city was small and quaint gave her a sense of community. This community feel is exactly how she works with her team and colleagues. As Director of the Private Bank her goal is to create a culture of respect where every person feels valued, empowered and appreciated. A leader and mentor, Mary is passionate about teamwork while sharing her knowledge to enhance professional development and collaboration. In addition, Mary has demonstrated a strong sense of community service, which is reflected in her volunteer work over the past 30 years. She currently serves on the Steering Committee for Gabriel’s Angels and as a Board member for Esperanca. Additionally, Mary leads the bank’s Women’s Financial Group which promotes professional development and networking. Mary and her husband love spending time with family and friends and traveling!

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mary.holman@nbarizona.com

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Kelly Kussman is the Senior Director of Production Management and Sourcing at PetSmart and has more than 15 years of experience in diverse environments within the retail industry. Kelly is passionate about building, whether it be new teams, processes or businesses. She also has a keen ability to see opportunities that streamline processes, allowing companies to achieve a better bottom line. She is always seeking out new challenges and driving to exceed an organization’s goals. Kelly enjoys mentoring women of all ages and stages in their careers and is working towards her master’s degree at Arizona State University. Kelly currently volunteers at Saving Paws Rescue. She began volunteering five years ago to learn more about German shepherds. She quickly fell in love with the rescue’s mission to save the lives of homeless dogs that other rescues won’t due to illness, age or other issues.

PHOTO CREDIT:SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

KELLY KUSSMAN PetSmart kussmankelly@gmail.com

Kelly Ward Kussman

@kaward27

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JENNA L. BIANCAVILLA, CCPS, ELA NMLS: 424448 FOUNDER AND WEALTH ADVISOR - PEARL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT BRANCH MANAGER AND MORTGAGE SPECIALIST - GENEVA FINANCIAL EXPERIENCED With over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Jenna Biancavilla personifies expertise in comprehensive retirement, real estate, and investment planning. She provides her clients with a winning blueprint for planning and achieving their financial goals. Using an array of sophisticated investment, financial planning, and lending solutions, her clients experience what it means to have a trusted advisor who truly understands the complexities of wealth management. WORKING WITH UNIQUE AND COMPLEX CLIENTS In 2016, Jenna founded Pearl Capital Management, a comprehensive and family-focused wealth management firm. To offer more solutions for her clients, she is also the branch manager of Geneva Financial’s Arcadia Branch, a home loan company with a strong emphasis on a customized human experience and exemplary service. OFFERING SOPHISTICATED SOLUTIONS Jenna and her firms offer a full-service wealth management experience that goes far beyond the typical financial advisor’s single-perspective approach. By offering a truly comprehensive analysis of her clients’ entire financial portfolio, Jenna’s approach creates all-inclusive solutions that are custom-tailored to each client. PASSION Jenna is not only passionate about solving complex wealth challenges and offering strategies for her clients, she also dedicates her time, energy and resources to incredible causes and the local community. Her ardent support and participation in Phoenix Children’s Hospital, AZ Humane Society and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society enable these organizations to thrive and help even more people. “Wealth is more than just having money, it’s living abundantly and ensuring you are leveraging your wealth to live your best life.” - Jenna Biancavilla

602.446.6394 info@thepearlcapital.com thepearlcapital.com

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ALI COLEY PIONEER TITLE AGENCY, INC.

As the self-proclaimed Empress of Escrow (aka Branch Manager - Sr. Escrow Officer) you will find Ali Coley ruling her destiny and closing your escrows at the Scottsdale Raintree location of Pioneer Title Agency. Working in the title and escrow industry for over 18 years has afforded her an invaluable amount of experience in her field. She and her Team take very seriously their focus on providing expert level service to Consumer, Realtor and Lender clients alike. Her most valuable asset is cultivating relationships built on trust and respect with a personable approach. This, compiled with a natural ability to host and instinctually anticipate the needs of others, has proven to be a successful recipe in building and maintaining a loyal book of business. When not working, Ali enjoys exploring the Valley’s many culinary options, whipping up delicious bites at home and loving on her fur babies, Dutch and Stella. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

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ali.coley@ptaaz.com

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Valley entrepreneur Kimberly Guimarin is the Founder and CEO of Pop’s Coffee, a company with a philanthropic twist and a commitment to active duty military, where for every bag of coffee sold, a bag is donated to our troops. Leveraging the popularity of the multi-billion dollar coffee industry to support not only the protectors of America but other non-profits, Pop’s Coffee is a company that lives by its values. Kimberly proudly combines her love of community with her devotion to the boardroom through Pop’s coffee and her other non-profit endeavors. She enjoys focusing on fitness and competing in fitness and bikini competitions where she has been showcased in Natural Bikini Magazine. Kimberly is married to Chris and mother to Savoya and Milan, when she’s not changing the world, she is with them at their home in Paradise Valley. PHOTO CREDIT: MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY

KIMBERLY GUIMARIN Pop’s Coffee kimberly@popscoffee.net

@popscoffeellc

popscoffee.net

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ELYSE FLYNN MEYER PRISM GLOBAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS Elyse Flynn Meyer is the President and Founder of Prism Global Marketing Solutions, an awardwinning inbound marketing agency and HubSpot Platinum Partner. With extensive experience in strategic digital marketing, marketing technology, and sales alignment, her innovative approaches deliver tangible client results. Elyse has a Bachelor of Science from The University of Arizona in Marketing and International Business. She has also completed Executive Education programs at Cornell University, Pepperdine University, and Thunderbird School of Global Management. Elyse has recently written a book, Mastering Inbound Marketing: Your Complete Guide to Building a Results-Driven Inbound Strategy. She has also coauthored a personal branding and professional development book, Brand YOU, Brand NEW. Elyse serves on the advisory board of the Arizona Animal Welfare League and is an active member of the American Marketing Association and the Arizona Technology Association. Outside of her career, you can find Elyse spending time with family, cycling, and dancing. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT LOCATION CREDIT: HERA HUB

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ALEXANDRIA “ALI” DIONNE PUBLIC POLICY PARTNERS Alexandria “Ali” Dionne is a Phoenix based Public Affairs Consultant with a background in sales. She specializes in communicating with clients, legislators, public officials and staff at all levels to develop strategic relationships that ensure success in the political process. She spends her time at the State Capitol advocating on behalf of her clients in a variety of areas including economic development, technology and education, just to name a few. When she is not at the Capitol, she is constantly trying to find ways to give back to her community. Her drive to make the world a better place has always pushed her to look at every situation with a silver lining and ask, “what is this teaching you?” Ali has worked with the American Cancer Society, currently serves as a member of Suns Charities 88 and is always looking for more ways to get involved.

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alexandriadionne

602.441.5761

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JENNIFER SWIER RDS ELECTRIC INC.

Born and raised in Glendale, Arizona, Jennifer Swier attended Arizona State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Global Business. She has since put that knowledge to good use as VP of Operations, at RDS Electric. Jennifer is 2nd generation and successor. She has worked her way up, starting as a part time receptionist and now celebrates 24 years. RDS specializes in ground up electrical construction as well as servicing commercial and industrial clients. Jennifer believes long term relationships, continued education and quality workmanship are at the heart of their growing company. Leadership and business development are a huge passion for her, along with mentoring other business owners in these areas. Jennifer regularly volunteers in her community with several organizations including women’s homes, Feed my Starving Children and her local church. When she’s not working, she loves traveling, boating, enjoying family time and her 2 children.

jenny@rdselectric.com rdselectric.com 623.937.0003 PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

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MEAGAN RADIGAN THE RADIGAN GROUP

Meagan is the Co-Founder and Senior PR Executive at The Radigan Group, a PR and Consulting firm where she thrives in her area of expertise for all things luxury including race cars, yachts, jets, resorts and managing the public images of high net worth individuals. Born in Nashville, Tennessee and having lived in multiple areas around the world, Meagan will always call Arizona home. Being a beauty queen in the past opened Meagan’s eyes to many facets within the realm of philanthropy. While balancing all aspects of work and life, Meagan continues to devote much of her time giving back to her favorite charities and she will continue to serve as the Communications Chair for the St. Jude committee here in Arizona for 2020.

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meagan@radigangroup.com

480.313.4144

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Stephanie Riel is the founder, CEO and “RielDeal” behind RielDeal Marketing, a Scottsdale-based boutique marketing firm. She has more than a decade of digital marketing, branding and public relations experience and has worked with brands across a variety of industries including technology, ecommerce, health and wellness, real estate, retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG). Stephanie’s diverse background enables her to partner with small to mid-sized businesses across the United States to align sales, marketing and public relations efforts that get results. From developing data-driven marketing campaigns and email marketing strategies to sales CRM automation, brand positioning, paid advertising — and much more — Stephanie and the RielDeal Marketing team have helped clients across industries meet and exceed their marketing and business goals. In her personal time, Stephanie spoils her two fur babies, Hops and Teddy (@RielDogs), and enjoys travel, highintensity fitness classes, wellness, champagne and simple skinny margaritas. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT LOCATION CREDIT: - HERA HUB

STEPHANIE RIEL RielDeal Marketing hello@rieldealmarketing.com

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@rieldealmarketing


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Sara Mayer, owner and creator of Sara Mayer Consulting is your go-to expert on organizing your hectic days, weeks, and months into manageable, and functional chunks of work. Through her work as a champion for multiple philanthropies in Arizona and her commitment to building the capacity of the community, Sara has personally mastered maximizing every minute of every day to ensure she meets the expectations set before her. Upon her mastery, she began consulting and speaking locally and nationally with others in similar positions. Sara’s clients gain tools to help them close their laptops at the end of each day knowing they accomplished everything on their task list. Sara has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Community Service Award. She is a founding member of the Joyride Society, serves on the Association of Junior League International Governance Committee, and most importantly, a licensed foster parent to two teen daughters and a strong advocate for foster youth.

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SARA MAYER Sara Mayer Consulting sara.mayer@saramayer.com

saramayer.com

@saramayerconsulting

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TIFFANY SHARP SHARP CONSTRUCTION

Tiffany Sharp is the Founder and Principal of Sharp Construction, LLC, a commercial general contractor in the Southwest region. Tiffany is ecstatic to begin her third year in business this 2020 with growth beyond Arizona’s borders into the Telluride and Montrose Colorado areas. Aside from her focus on Sharp Construction and its growth, Tiffany is also Co-Chair of Golf Fore Charity – an annual fundraising event in partnership and support of two incredible organizations near and dear to her heart, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital & St. Vincent De Paul. In her efforts to continue to endorse women empowerment, Tiffany is partnering with ASU’s Ira A Fulton School of Engineering to sponsor two annual women’s scholarships for support and growth of women in construction and engineering. Above all else, Tiffany is a wife and mother of two amazing kids. Family is firmly her first priority. She wouldn’t have been able to accomplish everything she has without their love and unwavering support.

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SHAYNE NEUWIRTH SHAYNE R. NEUWIRTH CPA, PLLC

Shayne Neuwirth is the Principal of Shayne R.Neuwirth CPA PLLC, a woman owned and operated CPA firm in Scottsdale, Arizona which serviced more than 1100 clients in 2019. Shayne R. Neuwirth CPA, PLLC provides tax, accounting, and consulting services to both individual and business clients. Her firm was established in 2011 to create an atmosphere where clients receive individualized attention and exceptional service. After 9 years, Shayne remains passionate about the same beliefs while continuing to expand her firm. In 2019, and again in 2020, Shayne R. Neuwirth CPA, PLLC was ranked #1 by Ranking Arizona for CPA firms of 3 CPAs or less. Shayne received her post-baccalaureate in Accountancy from Arizona State University and her undergraduate degree in Marketing from The University of Arizona, where she met her husband Scott. Shayne is also a mother to 18-month-old twins Addison and David and their 3-year-old Goldendoodle, Hank.

shayne@srncpa.com 480.393.0755 srncpa.com PHOTO CREDIT: SHALIMAR STUDIOS

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ALEXIS KRISAY AND MELISSA DIGIANFILIPPO / SERENDIPIT CONSULTING In 2008 Alexis Krisay and Melissa DiGianfilippo opened

they do for clients. The marketing mavens now oversee a team

Serendipit Consulting, a full-service marketing and PR agency.

of over 25 employees and recently purchased their own 7,000

America was in the midst of The Great Recession. Sure, it

square foot office building in Phoenix to house the growing firm.

seemed like a crazy time to launch a new business, but they had both worked for large marketing and PR agencies in the past

Known for her out-of-the-box thinking and contributions of fresh ideas, Alexis, president of marketing, has helped dozens

and instinctively knew that there was a way to make clients and employees happier. Both women shared a clear, persistent vision on how to do the agency thing different and how to

of clients in the residential and commercial real estate, lifestyle, spa and wellness, and health and fitness industries effectively identify market opportunities and pair them with strategic and

do it better… so, that’s exactly what they did. Operating on Serendipit’s core values, Melissa and Alexis did it differently and they got results which kept the word spreading and the referrals pouring in. Their hard worked paid off and made Serendipit one of the leading marketing and PR agencies in the Valley.

impactful, results-driven marketing solutions. Melissa, president of PR, has helped clients achieve millions of dollars in positive press coverage across international, national and local media outlets. Both Krisay and DiGianfilippo are also active members of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Arizona Chapter, and in a

Today, Serendipit works with a variety of well-known local

stroke of serendipity, the firm was named the 2019 Agency

and national brands. Serendipit stands out from other agencies

of the Year by the Phoenix PRSA (Public Relations Society of

because there is no cookie-cutter approach to anything that

America) chapter.

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GENEVIEVE VEGA SLALOM Genevieve Vega is an Organizational Effectiveness Consultant for Slalom Phoenix, a consulting firm whose “love your future” motto focuses on its employees and clients, earning their recognition as a Phoenix Business Journal “Best Place to Work”. Passionate about helping organizations manage change to achieve their most audacious goals, Genevieve brings enthusiasm, creativity, and tenacity to her clients. From creating new capabilities to enabling major technology transformation, Genevieve thrives when she’s working with people, problem-solving, and ideating. In the community, Genevieve has volunteered in the valley for 20 years serving on the Boards of Tempe Community Council, Suns 88, and as a founding Board member of Believe I Can Academy. Serving the underserved has been a driving force in Genevieve’s life. It inspired her to become active in local and national politics to affect change and advocate for vulnerable populations and women’s rights at the policy level.

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TERI CRENSHAW CHIEF POWERBRAND™ STRATEGIST, SHEEO MEDIA LLC

Teri’s company, SheEO Media, helps female business visionaries have a powerful voice in the marketplace. As an Entrepreneur for over 20 years, and StoryBrand Certified Guide, Teri knows that brand positioning, compelling messaging and consistent delivery are the essential foundation to successfully market any business. Utilizing her PowerBrand™ strategy and the SB7 Framework, she helps the phenomenal women she works with have the success and influence they deserve in the marketplace. Teri has helped local, national, and international lifestyle companies and influencers successfully launch and scale their PowerBrands™.

sheeomedia.com teri@sheeomedia.com @tericrenshaw PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT LOCATION CREDIT: THE CAMBY

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JAMIE HILT, BS, MSM, SPHR SOUTHWEST FOODSERVICE EXCELLENCE

Jamie loves to bring people together for a common goal and firmly believes in the power of “people make it possible”. Since joining SFE, she has implemented an entire HR department, put needed compliance process into place, and introduced a strategic succession planning process to position SFE for success as its growth continues to accelerate. She prides herself on her emotional intelligence, her customer service, her action-oriented approach, and her ability to strategically partner with leaders across the country to make the impossible become possible. When Jamie is not solving the world’s problems (or at least SFEs), she is active in her community and you can probably find her attending a sporting event or catching up on episodes of The Walking Dead. In addition to her being a strong business and community leader, Jamie is also a dedicated wife and mom of two girls.

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KAYLA MONIQUE’ MUDGE VAN TUYL COMPANIES

By taking the winding road, Kayla has found her way to Arizona and has embraced her position as in-house counsel. She is able to infuse her passion of impacting the community with the excellence she brings to the table in providing valuable legal counsel. She grew up with one foot in America’s Heartland and the other in the waves of Hawaii. It’s perhaps this background that molded her strong work ethic that is matched only by her spirit of Aloha. She is the recipient of the FAWL Leader in the Law Award for making significant impacts in her community through legal and volunteer service. She served on the board for CFAWL and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation. Kayla’s compass is set due north. She has traveled her journey by leaving the world better than she finds it by bringing inspiration and enthusiasm wherever she goes and with whatever she does.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

kaylamudge

@liveluvaloha

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TAYLOR AXELSON WHITE BRICK PRODUCTIONS

Taylor is the owner of White Brick Productions, a social media agency working with women owned businesses or companies that have female focused products and services. Her team encourages women to build bold brands and make big moves while staying true to themselves. Taylor brings the excitement back to social media with her high energy and love for helping ladies hit their goals online. She always has her phone in her hand, ready to capture the next snapshot to support the women in her life. Taylor sits on the Communications Committee for the Arizona Foundation for Women, and volunteers her time with One-n-Ten and Fresh Start Women. When she’s not rocking her work hat, she sets hip-hop choreography competition routines for local dance teams and shares her latest nail designs with her polish obsessed Instagram community going by the alias They Call Me Good Nails.

whitebrickproductions.com taylor@whitebrickproductions.com @taylor.axelson PHOTO CREDIT: MARION RHOADS PHOTOGRAPHY

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MELANIE HERSCHORN VIP DIGITAL CONTENT

Melanie Herschorn is a digital content creator on a mission: to empower female entrepreneurs by helping them conquer their digital marketing challenges and giving them more time to focus on what they do best. Melanie has extensive knowledge about starting a business from scratch, curating the best digital content for any niche, and she has the writing skills necessary to help grow businesses online. A small business owner herself for seven years, Melanie understands the entrepreneurial journey and that it truly takes a village. She has also worked as a print, radio and TV journalist and as a PR specialist in Hollywood. Melanie has won numerous journalism awards and received her Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. She also loves to provide free marketing help in her private Facebook group VIP Digital Marketing Tips.

323.510.6455 melanie@vipdigitalcontent.com vipdigitalcontent.com

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Sintra is an influential leader, whose career is reflective of her values – strengthening communities through sustainable relationships. As the President and CEO for WESTMARC, she is focused on growing the West Valley’s economic vitality within the 15 communities she represents. During her 20-year career, she served as Deputy City Manager and Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the City of Surprise. She was the chief negotiator for commercial and residential development projects, and handled key policy issues for the City of Surprise. She then took her experience statewide, serving as the Assistant Division Director for the Arizona Department of Transportation - where she focused on building and sustaining relationships with Arizona’s government and business leaders statewide. In 2019, Sintra was recognized by Estrella Mountain Community College as their 2019 Education Hero, and BMO Bank’s Women Who Lead. In 2016, she was recognized by Arizona Business Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

SINTRA HOFFMAN SANDSTROM WESTMARC 623.435.0431

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shoffman@westmarc.org

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BUSINESS Nicole brings a passion and unwavering commitment to assisting businesses in the community soar to new growth levels. She is dedicated to creating meaningful connections to help those around her lift and rise! Nicole is the Corporate Risk & Broking Market Leader of Arizona for Willis Towers Watson.Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is in the business of managing people, risk and capital to propel leading businesses forward. Nicole’s commitment to her community has included serving as Board Member for Make-A-Wish Arizona, University of Arizona Alumni Board Member, Eller Ambassador, Arizona Builders Alliance LDF graduate, and Room Mom and Baseball Team Mom. The Phoenix community is at the heart of everything that Nicole does and her dedication to enhancing the growth of the local market is what differentiates her in the insurance field and makes her an ideal woman to connect with in the Valley Business Community.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

NICOLE JOHNSON Willis Towers Watson nicole.p.johnson@willistowerswatson.com

@npryde43

nicolepjohnson

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ON the RISE KAREN HEWITT Blossom to Success blossomtosuccess.com

... Women to Watch

ERICA GALLO Bright Event Rentals bright.com

TAYLOR GLADDEN & MIRANDA BROWITT Canapé & Co. canapeandco.com

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KIM FISHER Diva Over Fifty divaoverfifty.com

ARABAH WOODBERRY JPMorgan Chase & Co. linkedin.com/in/arabahwoodberry

ASHTEN FIZER DJAsh10 ash10music.com

LETICIA G. ARCIGA Leticia G. Arciga Photography tyvin@hotmail.com

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JESSICA WENGER MCPHAUL Naked Rebellion Heywood & Ringo nakedrebellion.com heywoodandringo.com

RANDI GRAVES Wellness Event Consultant for Female Fitness Instructors/Wellness Professionals randigraves.com

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KALIE LINDMARK Philadelphia Insurance Companies phly.com

SIMONA TODOROVA therazkazi.com


SARA MARIA MCGRAW-ABDALLA The Landlord Liaisons LLC thelandlordliaisons.com

JESSICA BUSHONG & ERICA STORCK threeONE & Company threeonecompany.com

JOHNI CESARIO Uncovering Flora uncoveringflora.com/

APRYL THATCH We Power PHX wepowerphx.com

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BUSINESS DR. PAMELA WILLIAMSON WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE COUNCIL Dr. Pamela Williamson’s 25 years of senior leadership experience ranges from the CEO of a business consulting firm to V.P of a National Behavioral Health Organization. Dr. Williamson has owned several successful businesses that she has sold and now she serves as the President/ CEO of the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West. In this role, Dr. Williamson facilitates mutually beneficial procurement opportunities for WBEs and corporations locally and nationally. Dr. Williamson also provides corporations with education on developing supplier diversity programs to promote the value of doing business with women. Dr. Williamson has received several awards, some of which include, The TNVOC Partner of the Year, The Phoenix Business Journal Diversity Champion, The SRP All-Star Luminary Award and the Minority Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently named one of the top 30 Champions of Diversity. She has been featured in multiple magazines and has published books on the topic of diversity.

PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

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Direct line: 480.240.9470

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FASHION

CATHERINE GOCHOCO MCKOWN A FASHION FIEND

Raised in the valley of the sun, Catherine holds an enduring love for the Greater Phoenix area. After studying biology at Arizona State University, her husband’s career took her to Houston for 7 years. There Catherine started A Fashion Fiend to document her west coast style and trends. Her blog quickly gained the attention of many local shops and boutiques. In 2015, Catherine was featured in the magazine Marie Claire as the Blogger to Watch. Since moving back to Arizona, Catherine has resumed her passion for Arizona fashion and currently serves as a freelance wardrobe consultant. Catherine’s calling for improving her community also lead her into the world of real estate. Catherine dedicates herself to introducing her clients to their dream homes. Her commitment to cultivating relationships among diverse communities extends beyond her work in fashion and real estate. She is also a prominent teen advocate and volunteers for the Junior League of Phoenix. Catherine is a devoted mother and wife and loves to travel.

catherine@afashionfiend.com @afashionfiend afashionfiend.com PHOTO CREDIT: MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY

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MELIS COHEN MELIS ACCESSORIES From a very young age, Melis has been designing from whatever creatively speaks to her. Seven years ago, after experiencing some personal challenges, Melis began a new path of positivity. Seeing her life through new eyes allowed her to grow and design authentically creating her newest line, ENERGIE. She believes, that if you can begin each day with positivity and are kind to yourself and others, you begin a new path of happiness and healing that is contagious to those around you. She has established partnerships with both national and international luxury resorts and spas. Her unique brand of jewelry and accessories is hand designed with intention to help heal the mind, body and spirit using color therapy and vibrational energy. These eco-friendly accessories, created with positive healing energy and messages, allows her to share this journey in hopes of creating new change and positive thinking. Positive ENERGIE is Contagious!

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FASHION KATE BIRCHLER / MACERICH SHOPPING CENTERS & FASHION OUTLETS

A Scottsdale resident for 20-plus years, Kate is dedicated to the growth and vitality of the community through her promotion of Scottsdale as the ultimate travel destination. As the Assistant Vice President of Tourism for Macerich Shopping Centers & Fashion Outlets, Kate specializes in a variety of initiatives dedicated to driving national and international visitors to choose the best US shopping destinations, especially Scottsdale Fashion Square. Whether it’s working alongside industry travel professionals, negotiating partnerships with Valley resorts or chairing key tourism leadership groups - both nationally and within Scottsdale - Kate loves sharing Scottsdale Fashion Square’s unique story and vision with the rest of the world.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

kate.birchler@macerich.com

@shoptravelgirl

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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE / AFI MAITA, LISA MOORE , ANGELA ZDRALE, SABRINA NIKEL Afiniki Maita, or Afi as she’s known at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix, has worked at Saks for eight years and is currently the Contemporary Brand Ambassador. Born in West Africa and raised in North London, Afi now calls Scottsdale home with her husband. She also creates style videos on Instagram to inspire her followers and clients, and uses her platform to discuss living with her chronic condition of Type 1 Diabetes. Lisa Moore is the Brand Ambassador and Manager for CHANEL Beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix. She has over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, specializing in personal makeup lessons and wardrobe styling for all occasions. Lisa has cultivated a loyal following of clients over the years, and she loves to empower women to celebrate their natural beauty and feel confident in their own skin. Angela Zdrale is the Marketing Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix. Phoenix Native and ASU Alum, Angela joined Saks in 2016 after working for over a decade in Retail Sales and Management. Angela oversees client development and experiences, public relations, in-store events, and her favorite part of her job, community involvement. When she is not producing or attending events, you can find Angela spending time at home with her husband and their daughter. Sabrina Nikel is the Vice President/General Manager for Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix. Sabrina joined Saks in 2016 with over 29 years of executive leadership experience in a variety of industries. She spent the first 14 years of her career as an attorney and partner in corporate litigation in Canada, before moving to the United States with her family. Over the next 10 years, Sabrina was a charitable organizer for philanthropic organizations and eventually transitioned into her retail career.

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lisamoore.makeupartist@gmail.com


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angela_zdrale@s5a.com

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FOOD & BEVERAGE

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY STYLING BY ERIN JOHNSTON @EGOLIFESTYLES

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Meet the dynamic event managers behind award-winning Chef/Partner Matt Carter’s The Mission and Fat Ox, who whip up everything from casual-yet-spectacular cocktail receptions, to full-restaurant buyouts with bespoke menus and décor. SONIA SORENSEN

TAMMY CARLIN

TAMARA THOMSON

THE MISSION OLD TOWN

THE MISSION KIERLAND

FAT OX

Having owned and managed multiple

Tamara specializes in white-gloveservice event planning and management to ensure every event is as unique and memorable as this award-winning finedining destination. As a former corporate trainer for a large restaurant group, she brings those same sky-high standards to Fat Ox’s events program. “It’s exciting to create special experiences to wow guests,” Tamara says. “For example, my favorite baseball team has a secret entrance to their stadium’s VIP club, so we created a special entrance when we hosted their event at Fat Ox,.”

A veteran of the restaurant industry since age 12 when she worked alongside her Dad in their family food retail businesses, Sonia helped open and curate the private events program at the original The Mission in Old Town Scottsdale. Like any successful manager, Sonia is quick to share the credit with her talented team and takes delight in a successful event. “I love the teamwork behind the scenes with the chef and servers to coordinate an amazing program. After all of the planning and logistics is done, I love seeing the joy on people’s faces during and after a great dinner.”

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restaurants in the Valley, Tammy is now staging memorable events for clients at The Mission at Kierland Commons. “It’s rewarding to see all your hard work behind the scenes come together when your guests have an exceptional experience and are able to make a lasting memory that is their topic of conversation for months from just one wonderful evening.”

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MICHELA RICCI THE EARLY BIRD PHX

Michela Ricci has been called the human version of an iced coffee, so it is fitting that she runs a mobile beverage business. Michela, a Phoenix native, launched The Early Bird PHX in 2018. Driven by the idea of entrepreneurship and a passion for people, Michela figured what better way to fulfill her purpose than by providing excellent service, quality local coffee, and a friendly face to help others start their day. The Early Bird PHX is available for catering private events and parties. If you’re craving a little more than coffee, the new Night Owl side of Michela’s brand offers fully customizable beverage bar services for late night gatherings. With her trailer in tow, Michela’s mission includes creating exceptional experiences as well as tasty drinks. She takes great pride in serving her hometown community & feels grateful to be able to do so.

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PAM GIANNONATTI FRY’S FOOD STORES, A DIVISION OF KROGER

Fry’s Food Stores is beloved in Arizona, not only for their food but for their community engagement. This is a result of Pam Giannonatti’s commitment to the company’s purpose to Feed the Human Spirit. Managing Corporate Affairs, Pam directs resources to nonprofit organizations and community programs tied to Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan. She also maintains Fry’s reputation through media and government relations and oversees internal communications for more than 20,000 associates. Pam is an active community leader and avid volunteer, serving on the board of directors or advisory councils of many nonprofits. She also is a proud Valley Leadership alumna and remains involved with the organization. Her involvement and leadership have led to many awards for both herself and Fry’s. While all very important, her true pride and joy and most important role in life is caring for and being with her family.

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Jaime Boyachek and husband Jim own Healthy Habit Health Foods. Jaime is a Registered Nurse and Functional Nutrition Practitioner focused on helping people find the root cause of their health issues. She is also the owner of Organic Excellence, a natural and organic health products company. Jaime is a writer, speaker and education enthusiast. She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and loves sharing her knowledge with people. You can often hear her on the Healthy Habit Radio Show. At Healthy Habit you will find personalized care and over 18,000 products to help you with your health. You can also find the Healthy Habit Medical Center, a vision of hers that opened in July 2019.

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Jaime is also a mom to 3 beautiful Colombian kids that she and her husband adopted. Her other passions are medical mission trips, traveling, hiking, serving with her church community and reading.

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KRISTEN SHROYER CO-FOUNDER, EVP PARTNERSHIPS ONEHOPE WINE

Rooted in purpose and making an impact with every bottle sold, ONEHOPE is a Napa Valley winery founded on the simple idea that giving back is good business. The company’s one hope is to bring together a community that makes the world better through memorable wine and experiences. Together with their inspiring Cause Entrepreneurs, ONEHOPE has donated over $5M to causes around the world. Through ONEHOPE’s private in-home tastings and wine club, the company is democratizing the Napa Valley wine tasting experience – and empowering consumers to support the causes that matter most to them through wine. Kristen co-founded ONEHOPE in 2007 and serves as the Executive Vice President of Partnerships, overseeing the company’s relationships with global accounts and non-profits. Kristen lives in her hometown of Scottsdale with her husband and two young daughters. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT LOCATION CREDIT: THE SAGUARO SCOTTSDALE

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REBECCA DEVANEY OWNER, SCOTTSDALE SOMM SCHOOL Scottsdale Somm School is Arizona’s program provider for London based Wine & Spirit Education Trust certifications. WSET was established in 1969 and has grown to become the global industry leader in beverage education. Rebecca’s passion for furthering others’ careers is shared through educational opportunities offered at the Scottsdale Somm School. Having earned an esteemed sommelier designation, Rebecca’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge led to additional credentials including, Certified Spirits Specialist, WSET Diploma Spirits Unit, French Wine Scholar, NYU Fine Wine Appraisal, Certified Sherry Wine Specialist, and the Ethanol Technology Institute. Rebecca’s 20 years of experience in the industry includes owning and operating bars, serving as a liquor lobbyist, and working as a Time Warner F&B journalist. Rebecca has traveled to many wine and spirits regions, enjoying Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal. She resides in Scottsdale with her son, Vinny the Italian greyhound and an eclectic Euro-centric wine collection.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS FELICIA TAGHIZADEH ARIZONA FACIAL PLASTICS

Felicia Taghizadeh is the co-owner of Arizona Facial Plastics. She loves the variety and joy of helping each client achieve glowing skin that showcases their most vibrant self. A fifteen-year veteran of the aesthetics industry, Felicia and her team evaluate and integrate the most proven technologies to rejuvenate and improve skin tone, enhance volume, and make your skin healthy and resilient. They are always on the search for new treatments to add to their toolbox. As a certified professional coach, Felicia brings a deep ability to listen and guide people to their most ideal solutions in life and beauty. She treasures the gift of teaching her 3 kids to navigate life with grace and kindness.

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480.447.9860

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HEALTH & WELLNESS DR. LAURA HEATH, DPM, AACFAS ASSOCIATED PODIATRISTS, PC

Dr. Laura Heath is a Foot and Ankle surgeon practicing in central Phoenix at Associated Podiatrists, PC. She focuses on minimally invasive bunion surgery and reconstructive surgery. Her goal is to restore feet to their proper function and alleviate pain, while leaving the most cosmetically pleasing appearance. She was named a “Top Doc” for 2019. She has completed advanced training in total ankle replacement and ankle arthroscopy.

Dr. Heath is originally from Iowa and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa followed by her medical degree at Des Moines University. Her love of sunshine and warm weather brought her to Arizona for her residency at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and then found her permanent home in Phoenix. Outside of work she volunteers for her sorority as a collegiate advisor. She also stays busy with a husband, 18 month old daughter and two dogs.

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Holly Essler is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and founder of Empowering You Therapy. Holly provides in-person and online individual therapy services for adults and adolescents ages 13+. She treats those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, career stress, and the many challenges that life can bring throughout stages of our lives. She specializes in an ‘Empowering Approach,’ recognizing skills and strengths within her clients and builds upon those to help reach their goals. Holly also uses a Cognitive Behavioral Approach that helps to identify negative thinking patterns and works with you to understand those patterns and replace them with more positive emotional responses and behaviors. Holly believes that ‘it’s okay, to not be okay’ and is fully committed to ending the stigma that therapy is a last resort. You deserve it and owe it to yourself to gain back control of your life and live to your fullest potential. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

HOLLY ESSLER, LCSW Empowering You Therapy LLC 480.442.9089

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MOLLY STOCKLEY / VICE PRESIDENT, HOSPITAL GROWTH / CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA Molly is motivated by a desire to ensure no person has to suffer as her dear friend Kristi did in her battle with cancer. Molly felt helpless as she stood by her friend during her fight, watching the grueling treatments and at just 28 years old, the devastating loss of Kristi’s life. In that moment, Molly rededicated her life to a new purpose - cancer education and prevention. While Molly was excelling in her 18-year career in broadcast media, she knew she could do more to honor her friend and help others. In 2008, she made the courageous leap from sports and media to Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Phoenix. 11 years later, Molly is Vice President of Hospital Growth. This executive-level position sits on the 9-member Leadership Team. She establishes marketing and outreach strategies, where she leads the department’s six subcategories of the marketing arena for a 13-state region. She executes with purpose to provide high quality cancer care, through raising awareness about CTCA, with Kristi engrained in her heart.

From chairing events to volunteering on boards, Molly’s philanthropic leadership is at her core: Phoenix Heart Ball, Trends Charitable Fund, Roman Catholic Diocese, Assistance In Healthcare, Phoenix Symphony, American Cancer Society, Phoenix Children’s Hospital to Charter 100 member. Molly’s impact on the community has been awarded: 2018 Women of Achievement, 2016 Outstanding Women In Business, 2016 Trendsetter, 2016 WV Woman of the Year, 2015 Most Influential Women In AZ and 2011 Forty Under 40. She holds a MSHC from Boston University and a BA/Mass Communications from Oklahoma City University. She is married to Bob and together have two sons, Jackson and Jacob. Molly is a shining example of the qualities a leader must possess to excel, but it is her dedication to the community that makes her irreplaceable.

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8 time fitness cover model including Oxygen magazine, Muscle and Fitness Hers and Flex magazine. During her competing days she placed top 4 in the word at the Figure International and the Olympia. She opened up her first gym at 22 years old and over the years has built and ran her gyms until 2 years ago when she sold Fit Method to create more free time in her life. She has had stints on reality TV, local and national TV and with her most recent reality TV experience on Fit To Fat To Fit that aired on Lifetime where she had to gain and lose weight for her sister who lost over 80 lbs in the process. Today, she has created a corporate wellness company that helps business’s and their employees virtually all around the country as well as the host of her podcast, Diet Dropout.

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Julie Espinoza is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Coach. She is the Co-founder of Psychotherapy Innovations, a group practice of 10 clinicians, whose mission is to bring a holistic approach to counseling while serving the mental health needs of the greater community. She has been practicing for over 17 years and her specialties include the treatment of relationship/sexual issues, impulsivity/compulsivity, mood disorders, trauma, and grief. Julie has served as adjunct faculty teaching counseling skills to graduate students, conducted workshops in Arizona teaching specialized therapies, and has served as supervisor/faculty in post graduate counseling training programs. In addition to managing her practice, Julie was also recruited to participate in Uber’s health and wellness initiative, providing clinical services to corporate employees at their Phoenix headquarters. She is passionate about ending the stigma of therapy and mental illness, while making therapeutic services more accessible to all.

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JULIE ESPINOZA Psychotherapy Innovations 602.777.6156

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KELLY SNAILUM REMEDY PILATES & BARRE

Kelly Snailum, a Pilates & Barre Master Teacher Trainer, opened Remedy Pilates & Barre in 2008 after a lifetime passion for movement. Remedy is a boutique fitness studio with two locations in Scottsdale and Arcadia that guarantees certified teachers, fun, creative small group classes, transformative results and the best community of members in the Valley. If you’re looking for a workout beyond the typical, Remedy is the place. Movement is more than just exercise for Kelly. It comes in all degrees of difficulty and requires a compassionate teacher on the giving end. Kelly’s understanding for others not only led her to teaching but also fueled her desire to train teachers. Becoming a Master Teacher Trainer in 2010 allowed her to share the gift of compassion and education about a revolutionary form of fitness. Kelly has trained over 100 Pilates Teachers in the Valley and continues to focus on building a community of givers in the Pilates and fitness community.

480.699.8160 Scottsdale & Arcadia @remedypb hello@remedypilates.com PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

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KELLY NELSON RK CLINICAL SOLUTIONS, LLC

Kelly Nelson is the CEO and owner of RK Clinical Solutions, a clinical diagnostic medical laboratory. Her goal is to provide clinicians with the necessary tools and scientific resources to make a positive impact on healthcare. After being in education for a decade, Kelly began her medical sales career selling various pharmaceutical drugs and laboratory services in the Southwest Region and in 2015 she opened her own laboratory. During her 5 years in business, she has elevated the company to include services in multiple states and is accredited by CLIA, COLA and The Joint Commission. In her free time, Kelly enjoys playing with her labrador puppy (Coupe), spending time with her family and friends, attending charity events, traveling and wine. Kelly mentors and coaches young women promoting and encouraging them to pursue their business goals and dreams. PHOTO CREDIT: SHALIMAR STUDIOS

480.275.2446

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YVONNE MATEJKA REALTOR THE AGENCY

Yvonne Matejka brings an invaluable grasp of the Phoenix market to The Agency. A savvy and experienced negotiator, she was nominated twice for Rookie of the Year in Arizona Business Journal, winner of SAAR’s 40 under 40, winner of the Humanitarian of the Year Award and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Women’s Council of Realtors. 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. When she’s not serving her clients in real estate, Yvonne enjoys spending time with her dog Disko, Djing/ producing music and organizing fundraisers. She hosts monthly charity events benefiting various local non-profits and devotes her time and resources to Foothills Animal Rescue, Habitat for Humanity and Women’s Council of Realtors to name a few. She is fluent in Czech and a member of Scottsdale Leadership Class XXXIV.

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DEIDRE AND VANESSA KRYSTEK AMERICAN TITLE SERVICE AGENCY

Within the title and escrow industry, the mother-daughter team of Deidre and Vanessa Krystek are leaders in their field. Their focus of exemplary and personalized service for both clients and referral partners has led to the team working with thousands of satisfied homeowners as they achieve the dream of homeownership. Both are active in the real estate realm, as well as championing for causes within the community such as Valley of the Sun Active 20/30, Women’s Council of Realtors, Child Crisis, and Agents Helping Agents (AHA). Deidre’s experience in the industry in the past 30 years has led her to fully understand all facets of real estate. Vanessa followed in her mom’s footsteps after graduating from Arizona State and was recently highlighted as the 2018 and 2019 Title Representative of the Year for Arizona.

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CANYON SKY REALTY JESSICA NOBLE CANYON SKY REALTY

Jessica is an Arizona native, graduating from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and has a long career in real estate. She began her career in 1996 working in title and escrow for 12 1/2 years as an escrow officer, before getting her license in 2008. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her business and is dedicated to her industry. She continues to be an activist in Real Estate by serving on the Realtors of Arizona Political Action Committee (RAPAC) for Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR), currently serves on the board at Arizona Association of Realtors, was a graduate of Leadership Academy Class 22 through SAAR and served as the President of the Women’s Council of Realtors Scottsdale in 2018. In her “spare” time she and her husband love to hike the Superstition Mountains and travel the U.S.

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MALLORY DACHENHAUSEN, REALTORÂŽ, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRS ELPIS REAL ESTATE BOUTIQUE

Mallory Dachenhausen is a Residential REALTOR ÂŽ, who has been in the real estate industry for nearly a decade. After graduating from the Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona, Mallory jumped into the world of real estate, where she leverages her excellent communication, organization and negotiation skills to help her clients. Mallory understands that the real estate industry is constantly evolving so she is a strong proponent of staying educated and informed, which is why she has taken the time to earn some of the most prestigious real estate designations. Mallory prides herself on making every home buying and selling experience as seamless as can be with the help of strong relationships that she has developed with industry partners. Her goal is to earn clients for life including continually providing them value even after having delivered their new home keys or putting up a sold sign.

mallory@elpisrealestate.com mallorydach.com 480.286.8787

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HOME & LIFE A native of Hong Kong, Jen Stone is the owner of Feng Shui by Jen®, an international Feng Shui consultant, teacher, author, magazine publisher, and representative of the Raymond Lo School of Feng Shui and Destiny. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious “Accredited Feng Shui Master” title by the International Feng Shui Association, the first ever in North America. She is also the author of The First Guidebook for Feng Shui Enthusiasts, and has appeared on numerous prints and TV interviews. Known for her refreshing, dynamic, honest, and no-nonsense approach, Jen is reviving authentic Feng Shui by teaching the key components of the Eastern tradition and debunking popular western myths. Jen is making a difference in people’s lives by making Classical Feng Shui more accessible in the west. In 2018, she founded a nonprofit, the International Feng Shui Association USA Chapter, in an effort to promote and elevate Classical Feng Shui.

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JEN SCRIVNER GOODMANS INTERIOR STRUCTURES Jen Scrivner is the Chief Operating Officer for Goodmans Interior Structures, a benefit corporation with a purpose to change our community. Jen began her career at Goodmans in 1997 as a customer service representative and worked her way up through the organization until becoming COO in 2016. Jen serves on the Board of Directors for Goodmans’ nonprofit, Rooted in Good. Jen also serves as a Regional Council Member for First Things First, Vice-Chair for Valley of the Sun United Way’s Women United Steering Committee, General Manager for Suns Charities 88, Education Impact Maker for Valley Leadership and she is a member of ASU Leadership Institute Class 2. Jen has previously served as a volunteer with SEED SPOT, Xavier College Preparatory and Free Arts. Jen has a BS in Economics from Millikin University and an MBA from Arizona State University. Jen is married to David Scrivner and has one child, Ashley Scrivner. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

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HOME & LIFE KARIANNE MUNSTEDT / KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT Karianne is an artist and nurturer, fiercely motivated by using her talents to make women feel confident, empowered, and whole. As a child and young adult, Karianne had very low self-esteem; she countered this by attempting to be perfect, but never took the time to understand who she really was. She continued down a path of perfection that led to many endeavors that weren’t right for her. Karianne started a journey to get to know her real self in her 30s. On her spiritual journey, she connected back to the thing that brought her joy as a child…photography…and discovered an innate talent to capture a woman’s true inner beauty. Through her own transformative portrait experience, Karianne gained the confidence and self-love she was lacking. She now provides that experience to other women to help them love themselves in portraits. #realisthenewperfect Personally, Karianne is a wife, stepmother, mommy, and doggy momma.

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HOME & LIFE LESLIE LEHR / LESLIE LEHR LIVING Leslie Lehr is a professional organizer and lifestyle expert with a passion for inspiring an organized life. Her enthusiasm for living life with less is compelling. Leslie is known for creating stylish and functional everyday solutions with personality. Leslie Lehr Living, a business dedicated to refined organized style. Leslie shares her fresh approach to organized lifestyle through her blog and social media channels. As a lifestyle expert, Leslie shares values of living organized on Your Life Arizona channel 3, The List TV channel 10, and My Home Group TV. “When we eliminate clutter, we honor our home by creating a sanctuary that radiates pride, serenity, joy, and comfort.” Leslie Lehr Leslie is active in her community and honored to be a member of the Desert Foundation Auxiliary and The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center. Leslie is mom to Brooke, 14, and wife to Todd Lehr.

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MARION RHOADES MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY

After a career in sales and marketing, Marion decided to make her passion her profession. She fell in love with photography when she picked up her first film SLR camera and after many years of learning about and practicing her art as a passion project, she decided it was time to open her own studio. Marion loves photographing people and specializes in photographing the people and events of the Greater Phoenix area. Her favorite part about being a photographer is being able to be a part of the special moments in the lives of the people in her community and helping them preserve their memories of those moments. Marion is an active member of the community and volunteers for several nonprofit organizations in the valley.

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MELISSA MAE MELISSA MAE INTERIOR DESIGN AND CONTEMPORARY ART Melissa Mae is a multi-award winning and published luxury interior designer and contemporary artist. Her breadth of talent and experience in interior design, art, architecture and construction are a rare and soughtafter combination. She is deeply rooted in design, coming from a family of builders and artists. Her unrivaled ability to design innovative solutions and customized details coupled with her comprehensive understanding of construction set her apart. Creating extraordinary homes and custom art for her clients is her passion. Melissa is a visionary and can see the potential in any space and project. She is always on the cutting edge of style and welcomes opportunities to infuse one of a kind details making her projects memorable. Melissa’s projects contain a certain je ne sais quoi. She is renowned for her ability to listen to her clients and meticulously curate an environment they love, resulting in their dream home. PHOTO CREDIT: SHALIMAR STUDIOS

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Sarah’s been a photographer for over 13 years. She specializes in personal branding imagery and helping businesses get personal by showing who they are, what they do, and why they do it through powerful imagery. Sarah believes that good businesses educate their clients and should illustrate as well. She offers photography branding packages & 1 min brand story videos to clients. Residing in Litchfield Park, Arizona and frequently travels to the SF Bay Area, Southern CA, and Chicago for shoots.

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Yasmin Tajik is a portrait and documentary photographer, and FAA certified drone pilot who is based in Arizona. Her humanitarian and documentary work covers issues on social causes and civil rights including stories on refugee resettlement, asylum seekers, sex-trafficking, and international stories such as gender equality in Iceland and the rise of Islam in Cuba. She has been featured in outlets such as Nat Geo Wild, Las Vegas Review Journal and Huffington Post. She also specializes in branding photography for local businesses under her retail studio, Shalimar Studios. She is the Brand Ambassador Director for Women Who Drone, has earned a B.A. in Biology and an MBA and is fluent in Urdu.

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JERI MCGWIN SONORAN CLASSIC BUILDERS

Jeri McGwin, co-owner of Sonoran Classic Builders, loves working with clients on their home projects, whether it’s building a new home, or reimagining their existing one, and her attention to detail is second to none. Jeri and her team have years of experience in home construction, which ensures a truly collaborative process where each client participates in the design, their ideas are fine-tuned, and their dreams become reality. Consistent hard work, focus and an unwavering commitment to excellence has paid off – Sonoran Classic Builders has been named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s list of top Custom Builders and Remodelers, and has won Best of Houzz. A stellar work ethic is in full view for Jeri’s three daughters. She believes in lifting others up and empowering by example and deed. Making time to give back to the community, she also volunteers her time to several local charities.

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ROSEANN HIGGINS SPIESTM – SINGLE PROFESSIONAL INTRODUCTIONS (FOR THE) ESPECIALLY SELECTIVETM “You go to the beat of a different drummer!” Roseann Higgins’ Navy Commander told her. Her path to entrepreneurship includes Plaza III Modeling School, 16 years Naval Service, a Congressional Internship, the Inaugural Committee for President Bush and a Political Science Degree at George Washington University. In 1994, Roseann opened SPIES™, Arizona’s most award-winning, resultsdriven, elite matchmaking service. The only romance headhunter™ in the country, she finds that one-in-a-million girl to fall in love with Phoenix and Scottsdale’s most eligible, handsome, single male doctors, attorneys, CEOs, celebrities+. Per The Arizona Republic, Roseann Higgins is “one of the best connected women in the Valley.” Attending up to five events a day, she’s hand-selected insanely perfect matches from 80,000 people she’s met. Introducing hundreds of blissful relationships, her marriages have <4% divorce rate! Winner, Best Matchmaker 2019, AZ Foothills Magazine. Founder/CEO, Matchmaking A Difference Foundation. Impact: $270,000. Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Club FB page Founder and hiker. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

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JESSICA FLOM TOPGOLF

Jessica Flom is the Director of Sales for Topgolf Scottsdale, the venue that offers fun for everyone! Jessica began her career in food, beverage, and hospitality over ten years ago in her home state, Minnesota, but has resided in Arizona for over seven years. She is charged with leading a team of ten devoted Event Sales Associates and is incredibly blessed to be a part of an industry-leading company. Topgolf’s local and global presence allows her the opportunity to interact with guests from all over the world, which is one of her favorite perks of the job. Jessica strives to bring a smile to your face, no matter what the occasion. Her desire to build relationships with every person she meets is what drives her success. Jessica encourages others to use their edgy spirit in every opportunity, and to not be afraid to step outside of their comfort zone.

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RACHEL TARMAN & BEATRICE HERVOL / V.I.P. MORTGAGE, INC. From first-time home buyers to experienced ones, the Bates Team is an industry leader when it comes to financing residential purchases. Under the leadership of Austin Bates, the 2019 Loan Officer of the Year in Arizona, Beatrice Hervol and Rachel Tarman seek to educate their clients and help build the businesses of their referral partners. Beatrice comes to the Bates Team from the role of a new build sales agent with over 16 years of experience. Growing up in foster care, Beatrice’s passion is helping families find stability through

homeownership. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, as well as mentoring children in the foster care system. Rachel also has a strong real estate background with experience in construction and title and escrow. A KNOW Book Ambassador for Phoenix and Milwaukee, when Rachel has a rare moment of free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering, and spending time with her rescue dog, Olive.

Rachel Tarman – Business Development, NMLS ID 1833575, AZ: 1000943 | Beatrice Hervol – Loan Officer/Mortgage Banker, NMLS ID 1776204, AZ: 0951047 | V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. does Business in Accordance with Federal Fair Lending Laws, NMLS ID 145502. AZ: Mortgage Banker License No. BK-0909074. Equal Housing Lender. 9221 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.

rtarman@vipmtginc.com

480.495.6690

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MARTHA PICCIAO WHIZ KIDZ PRESCHOOL

Martha Picciao is the Founder and CEO of Whiz Kidz Preschools. After teaching at the local school district, she decided to start Whiz Kidz as a home preschool. It is now a multi-center operation in the valley. Martha is passionate about serving families and laying early learning foundations through the combined efforts of teaching and entrepreneurship. Now, she seeks to mentor and empower other early childhood education leaders to make an impact in their schools and communities through workshops, speaking engagements and consulting under the brand name, Ms. Martha P. She has become a leader in her field, by representing and advocating for families and educators. Martha is an Arizona State University alumni, wife and proud mom to her 3 boys. She has a heart for her community and encouraging growth and personal development particularly for minority women and enjoys serving on the board of A New Leaf.

whizkidzpreschool.com @whizkidzpreschool Whiz Kidz Preschool PHOTO CREDIT: MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY

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NATALIE EHMKA A speaker, corporate trainer, and sought-after energy coach to leaders all over the globe, Natalie Ehmka consults with businesses, executives, and influencers of this generation and the next, to strengthen their energy and positive impact on the world. In addition to being a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and CEO of With Heart Communications, Inc., she has been a nationally-known motivational speaker and leadership trainer for the past 15 years. Natalie specializes in taking the world of energy, human behavior, spirituality, and the factors that influence change, and applying them to everyday life and business in a practical, tangible way. When she’s not coaching, you can catch her as host of The Worldchanger Podcast, where she shares tips and info to help us all magnify our impact and leave each other better, every day.

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HOME & LIFE KARI ZURN YOUR LOAN GAL ACADEMY MORTGAGE Kari Zurn is a Senior Loan Officer with Academy Mortgage, and has been in the real estate and mortgage industry for eight years. Former public school teacher of 16 years, she holds a Master’s Degree in Education as a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Northern Arizona University, and uses her background in education to apply a hand holding approach to her business acumen. Her relationships in the industry and community have helped her expand her brand YourLoanGal.com, and has turned her business into an overwhelming success. Kari is committed to helping others, and loves seeing families achieve their dream of homeownership. From the first time home buyer, to the seasoned investor, she is there to walk you through the process every step of the way. Kari also offers a program which gives discounts to police officers, firefighters, first responders, educators, health care professionals, and military, active or retired. Her caring spirit continues into the community where she is a huge proponent of small businesses, and heavily involved in local charities and giving back. © KARI ZURN – SENIOR LOAN OFFICER, NMLS 941783; LO STATE LIC: AZ LO0923400, CA #CA-DBO941783; CORP STATE LIC: AZ BK-0904081, CA 4170013; CORP NMLS 3113; EQUAL HOUSING LENDER; LICENSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT UNDER THE CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDING ACT. 1750 E NORTHROP BLVD, STE 230, CHANDLER, AZ 85286

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Just the facts: Fact #1: Cancer doesn’t end when treatment does … strange words coming from a woman who was declared free of disease eight years ago. But after treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Judy Pearson discovered it will forever be a part of her life story. Fact #2: There is treasure in all of life’s wreckage, and we all owe a payback to humanity. Combining those unwavering beliefs, this award-winning writer and public speaker founded the non-profit A 2nd Act. The organization raises awareness for cancer survivorship, and guides women survivors of all cancers toward finding the purpose in their experience. By helping others, those survivors are healing themselves. Fact #3: Judy’s enthusiasm for her 2nd Act has driven her to bring this message to thousands, via books, workshops and live storytelling events. And it’s garnered her numerous awards, including being named one of Chicago’s most inspirational women. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

JUDY PEARSON A 2nd Act a2ndact.org

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CATHY BROWN / JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PHOENIX FOUNDATION As the daughter of a single mom, anthropologist, and mountain climber, Cathy was surrounded by conversations about identity and community. These experiences laid the foundation for her love of travel, people, and the communities we call home. After completing her undergraduate degree in Justice at ASU, Cathy combined her love of travel and community building and moved to El Salvador as a Peace Corps volunteer. Cathy calls her experience in El Salvador a defining experience. “Living without electricity is hard,” she says. “Burying children who die of fecal dysentery due to lack of infrastructure is life changing.” Cathy returned to Arizona and began work with Tribes as a Director at First Things First, a state agency dedicated to ensuring all children enter kindergarten healthy and ready. In this role Cathy became involved in nonprofits such as the Junior League of Phoenix, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, and was awarded the Eddie Basha Excellence Award, Hope Award, and was one of 3 finalists for an Athena Award in 2015. In 2018 Cathy graduated from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and changed lanes, becoming the CFO of Paloma Ready Mix- which Cathy owns with her husband, Loren. Cathy believes economic development supports all people and this new position gave her the opportunity to help her community in a new way. In 2019 Cathy added, president of the Junior League of Phoenix Foundation to her plate. “It’s exciting, our board is filled with intelligent and powerful women who are passionate about building a strong community. Leading the Foundation has been a journey of listening and supporting the board to innovate while focusing on growing the endowment.” In 2020 Cathy looks forward to international travel with her young children and launching some new ideas and companies. foundationjlp.org 104 WWW.THEKNOWTRIBE.COM WWW.KNOWPUBLICATIONS.COM


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TARYN LOPEZ NORLEY THE ALS ASSOCIATION ARIZONA CHAPTER

“Your job is our hope” is a statement made by a person living with ALS, that motivates Taryn Lopez Norley in her role as the President & CEO of The ALS Association Arizona Chapter. The goal of the ALS Association Arizona Chapter is to provide programs to help improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with this terminal disease. Over the past eight years, Taryn has doubled the size of the budget, doubled the amount of staff and tripled the size of the board of directors. The Children’s Program and the Living with ALS program have been nationally recognized with awards for innovation. She teaches a class on board governance and the role of the CEO at the ASU Lodestar Center and has been a nominee for the Athena Award in the Public Sector Category. She is a wife, mother of the cutest three year old boy, and enjoys running. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

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LORRAINE TALLMAN AMANDA HOPE RAINBOW ANGELS Lorraine is the driving force behind Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels. Her personal experience in the pediatric cancer treatment world, sparked her lifelong devotion to advocacy and support for children with cancer and their families. She is committed to fulfilling Amanda’s last wish to provide dignity and comfort to every Oncology and Hematology patient through the gift of their very own Comfycozy. She is a member of the Steering Committee for the Arizona Childhood Cancer Coalition. She serves on the Family Advisory Council and the Memorial Service Grievance Committee at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She also teaches the ‘Family Centered Care’ class to their new healthcare professionals. She is a sought after speaker for Mother’s Grace, MASK magazine, the Child Life Specialist Association, and many other organizations. Lorraine was awarded the Phoenix Business Journal’s Healthcare Heroes Innovator Award in 2018. She also shared Amanda’s experience with BD, formerly C.R. Bard to inspire the AllPoints Port Access System Port Stabilizer.

PHOTO CREDIT: MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY

amandahope.org

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EMILY SETLOCK & JACKIE BOSS ARIZONA CANCER FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN

They help kids with cancer. Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children provides support directly to families who have a child with cancer. Since 2013, ACFC has provided assistance to over 700 families through their various programs including: Financial Assistance, Cancer Concierge, Sunshine Packs, K9 visits, & End of Life Support. Founder, Chrisie Funari, channeled the pain and loss of losing her daughter Ava at age 5 to Neuroblastoma into helping other children and families going through the same battle. With the help of generous community donors, staff and volunteers this has become a reality. Jackie Boss, Program Director, and Emily Setlock, Community Relations Director are dedicated to bringing ACFC’s vision to life. Jackie works directly with the families and social workers. Emily works directly with the generous donors. Together they are changing our community one smile at a time.

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COURTNEY BILLINGSLEY & JESSICA UNGER THE ARIZONA PET PROJECT

Courtney Billingsley and Jessica Unger are the dynamic duo behind the fundraising and development efforts of The Arizona Pet Project, a local nonprofit focused on keeping pets with their families. The organization’s unique approach and revolutionary programs are focused on improving (and saving) the lives of both people and pets in our community. Jessica is a fourth-generation native who has worked in the animal welfare industry for the last ten years. She serves as The Arizona Pet Project’s Communication & Development Specialist and has been an integral part of growing their social media following as well as individual and monthly donor programs. Courtney moved to the Valley two years ago from Austin, Texas. She has an extensive background in nonprofit fundraising with organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club and The ALS Association. Courtney joined the team earlier this year as the Special Events Coordinator.

PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

courtney@azpetproject.org

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NON-PROFIT ALISON RAPPING / AROUET FOUNDATION

Alison Rapping, CEO of Arouet Foundation, has an impressive background as a nonprofit and community development executive and will use her skills to grow Arouet’s network, build strategic partnerships and collaborations, design new programs, fundraise and spotlight the organization’s contributions to the community. Most recently Alison Rapping was the Principal of Rapping & Associates, a consultancy focused on creating effective and well-resourced nonprofits, NGO’s and community collaborations. Previously, Rapping worked extensively in the nonprofit, philanthropic and community development sectors, including as the Executive Director of Valley Leadership (Phoenix), VisionQuest 20/20 (national) and Co-CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. She led Hands on Greater Phoenix (formerly Make A Difference) for 12 years where she grew the agency from start-up to a vibrant community action organization.

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Laura has served as CEO and President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona since 2012. She has spent her entire professional career in the nonprofit sector and is passionate about making our community better, especially in the lives of children. In her role at BBBSAZ, Laura works tirelessly, along with her amazing team, to make the agency as impactful as possible for the 1500+ kids and volunteers that they serve. She is a collaborator and realizes that organizations partnering together can truly make the greatest impact. She currently serves as Chair for the Large Agency Alliance for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which includes the forty largest BBBSAZ agencies across the country. Laura has always been very involved in the community and sits on several committees and boards including Charter 100, Valley Leadership’s Child Wellbeing Task Force, Dr. Crow’s Community Council at ASU, and SEED’s for Autism.

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LAURA CAPELLO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona 4745 North 7th St., Suite 210, Phoenix

602.264.9254

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A New York native and recent Maryland transplant, Wendy Cohen is passionate about mentoring, volunteering and doing good in the community. As the Executive Director of Experience Matters, she has been able to combine these passions with her nonprofit management experience to help the organization meet its mission of connecting the skills and talent of individuals, age 50+, with social benefit organizations to enhance their capacity to solve community problems. Wendy knows firsthand what it feels like to repurpose her skillset and lead an organization with a strong social mission. Prior to coming to Experience Matters, Wendy served as a Vice President at the American Gastroenterological Association where she focused on health policy and practice issues, strategic planning, consensus building and business development. Wendy enjoys hiking in the beautiful surroundings in and near Phoenix, volunteering and spending time with her family.

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LAUREN DANIELS HAPPILY EVER AFTER LEAGUE

Lauren Daniels is the founder of the nonprofit organization, the Happily Ever After League(HEAL). In 2004, Lauren was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35 and the youngest of her three children was only one year in age at that time. Lauren took a negative situation and turned it into a positive by starting this nonprofit to offer financial support to mothers diagnosed with cancer, living with at least one dependent child in the home. A HEALing House was also established by Lauren in 2007 to be of ongoing support and outreach to the moms and their families and also includes a food pantry.

happilyeverafterleague@yahoo.com happilyeverafterleague.org 480.275.0613 PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

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HOLLIE COSTELLO MAKE-A-WISHÂŽ ARIZONA

When considering what it means to have a wish come true, Hollie Costello can not only define it, but lives it. As the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Make-A-WishÂŽ Arizona, the founding chapter of the 501(c)(3) international wish granting organization, Hollie works with wish kids and their families statewide to share stories of transformation, strength, hope and joy to best capture the true power of a wish. Her work, like wishes, is truly life changing. Starting her career in news with a BS in Journalism from the University of Arizona, Hollie transitioned to marketing after moving to Tempe. Off hours, Hollie has served as a member and Board President for both the International Association of Business Communicators Phoenix and Tempe Leadership. She also is a graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy. She lives her wish every day: to have a full life of adventure and good works, with amazing friends and family around for love and support.

hcostello@arizona.wish.org arizona.wish.org 602.343.9434 PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

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JENNIFER CARAWAY THE JOY BUS

As the Founder & Executive Director of both The Joy Bus and The Joy Bus Diner, Jennifer Caraway is a Valley entrepreneur dedicated to building a hybrid organization that is both commercial and yet non-profit, all while supporting the people in our community in need. Jennifer has leveraged her deep knowledge of the food industry to establish The Joy Bus Diner, a breakfast and lunch hotspot that funds her established non-profit The Joy Bus program, which delivers gourmet meals, friendly conversation and education programs free of charge to homebound cancer patients. The community has taken notice with such accolades as ‘Best Food for a Good Cause’ Phx New Times, ‘Best of 2015 Movers and Shakers’ PHX Magazine and ‘Honoree of the 100 Award’ Mass General Cancer Center, 2018 H.O.P.E. Award Recipient, ONE Annual Non Profits Director of the Year-Innovation Award and Food Network Chopped Champion to name a few.. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

thejoybusdiner.com

602.595.5884

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CINDY BROWN RIGHT NOW IS YOUR TOMORROW

Following a 30 year career in education, Cindy Brown founded Right Now is Your Tomorrow, to empower parents to help their children develop fully and confidently to pursue their unique passions. Cindy’s methods teach parents to be their child’s lifelong coach from a place of prevention and love. As a mother of two and having the privilege to work with thousands of children and their families across 3 valley school districts, Cindy embraces the importance of supporting parents. She understands parents want their children to be able to navigate life choices and become independent thinkers. Cindy is a strong advocate for children and families through her dedication to local nonprofits, such as Girls on the Run, Junior Achievement, and The Junior League of Phoenix. Cindy was nominated for MASK Magazine’s Mom’s Making a Difference Award and was a speaker at the 2019 Powerhouse Women Event.

rightnowisyourtomorrow.com rightnowfamilycoach@gmail.com @cindy_rightnow PHOTO CREDIT: MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY

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NON-PROFIT Central & Northern Arizona

1985-2020

KAREN THOMAS RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ARIZONA A native of Brooklyn, NY Karen Thomas is passionate about philanthropy and issues effecting children and youth. As a mother of two small children, Karen has made it her life’s mission to help transform the landscape of Arizona and National nonprofits, raising more than $50 million to serve these vulnerable populations. Professionally Karen is an active nonprofit leader having served at Make-A-Wish, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Childhelp and Yellowstone Forever. Karen recently joined Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona as the Chief Development and Marketing Officer. Volunteering is an integral part of Karen’s life. She served as the Vice-Chair of the City of Glendale’s Community Development Advisory Council and volunteers with a variety of organizations including The Junior League of Phoenix and Experience Matters and was also a Big Sister for more than 5 years. Currently she is a Leader with Girl Scout Troop 6404. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

karen@rmhccnaz.org

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Debbie Esparza serves as CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. Debbie brings a diverse leadership perspective with her experience in banking, consulting, entrepreneurship, academia, and more than 15 years in non-profit executive leadership. Debbie’s personal commitment to YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women began over 20 years ago as a donor, volunteer, and national board member. Debbie is compelled to get up and do the work of the YWCA until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way she does: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and MBA from USC. She is currently active with The Latina Giving Circle and serves on the boards of Valley Leadership and the North American Same-Sex Partner Dance Association. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys competitive ballroom dancing. She and her dance partner are trailblazers in gender-neutral dancing and lead switching.

Metropolitan Phoenix

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DEBBIE ESPARZA YWCA 602.258.0990

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debbie.esparza@ywcaaz.org

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KATE GALLEGO MAYOR OF PHOENIX

Mayor Kate Gallego has spent her career working to find solutions to complex problems. Prior to being elected as Mayor, she served for five years as the City Councilwoman for District 8, a large district covering much of South Phoenix. Her record of proven results includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix’s citywide transportation plan through 2050 and working to ensure equal pay for equal work. In March 2019, Mayor Gallego became the second elected female Mayor in Phoenix history and the youngest bigcity Mayor in the United States. Prior to being elected Mayor to the city that she loves, Mayor Gallego worked on Strategic Planning and Economic Development for the utility company, Salt River Project. Mayor Gallego graduated from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. PHOTO CREDIT: KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

602.262.7111

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BRITTNEY GRINER PHOENIX MERCURY

While her big performances on the court have captivated Phoenix fans and the entire women’s basketball world, it’s her heart off the court that makes Brittney Griner one of a kind. Since being drafted by the Mercury with the first overall pick in 2013, Griner has amassed six WNBA All-Star appearances, a WNBA-record 12 dunks, the 2014 WNBA Championship, two WNBA scoring titles, and the 2016 Olympic gold medal with Team USA. But it’s her desire to be an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community— whether volunteering time and money or appearing on magazine covers to speak about her experience—that separates her. Plus, her annual Heart & Sole Shoe Drive, in which she personally collects and delivers donated shoes to Phoenix homeless. BG’s generous heart has led to her being recognized with the WNBA Community Assist Award on several occasions, but more importantly it is working to change the Phoenix community.

201 East Jefferson St., Phoenix @brittneygriner @brittneyyevettegriner PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

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NOTABLE KELSEY CAMPBELL OLYMPIC WRESTLER

It began as a high school dare. 18 years later, Kelsey Campbell is an Olympian, training and competing full time for Team USA. A multi-sport high school athlete, Kelsey also pursued her passion for music. But her path changed when wrestlers dared her to “last two weeks” on the team. After becoming a two-time All-American that first year, she had a new dream: Olympic Champion. She’s the first female to wrestle for Arizona State University and the third to win back-to-back U.S. Olympic Trials. She’s a 9x National Team member. Kelsey volunteers in youth wrestling and for the Arizona Humane Society. She’s also co-producing and recording an EP, with performances lined up in 2020. She earned the regional title of Ms. Arizona, and will participate in the 2020 Majestic International Pageant. Kelsey is grateful for her journey because of the opportunities created for women on and off the mat.

Iamkelseycampbell.com @worldchanger_usa @kelseycampbellwrestling2012

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NOTABLE

JULIE GIESE PHOENIX RACEWAY

Julie Giese serves as President of Phoenix Raceway, overseeing the promotion and operation of the facility which recently underwent a $178M modernization. Giese previously was the Managing Director of Business Operations for ISC Design & Development, leading the coordination between 13 race tracks, internal departments and the Design & Development team on significant capital investment and redevelopment projects. Joining ISC in 2001, Giese has taken on roles with increasing responsibility, from Director of Public Relations at Watkins Glen International to Vice President of Marketing at Daytona International Speedway. Giese played a leading role in the $400M DAYTONA Rising project, managing the marketing and branding of the redevelopment as well as the opening of the all-new Speedway. In 2019, Giese was recognized as a Forbes Women in Sports to Watch, Sports Business Journal Game Changer, AZ Business Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona and is also a 2019 Cynopsis Top Woman in Sports recipient.

PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

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jgiese@phoenixraceway.com

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NOTABLE

Stephanie Lovingood is a Senior Activation Manager with the Phoenix Suns/Phoenix Mercury. Originally from Peoria, IL, Stephanie relocated to Arizona in 2014 to transition her career from the WNBA to the NBA post her professional basketball career in Europe. Currently, she has the pleasure of working alongside brands such as Coca-Cola, Southwest Airlines, Ticketmaster and more to leverage meaningful partnerships that connects the Suns audience by building and enhancing brand awareness and shared brand values. Stephanie will receive her PhD in 2020. Her view of Education is that of a reformist as she has a particular interest in the improvement of minorities in poverty and women of color in sports. She would like to affect policy in the future. She is passionate about giving back to the community and heavily involved in volunteering at local charities and foundations such as Feed My Starving Children, St. Mary’s Foodbank & more. PHOTO CREDIT: SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

STEPHANIE LOVINGOOD Phoenix Suns slovingood@suns.com

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ANN MEYERS DRYSDALE PHOENIX MERCURY & PHOENIX SUNS Enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame and a basketball pioneer, Ann Meyers Drysdale (‘AMD’) serves as Vice President and Broadcaster for the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. Prior to her current role, she served as the Mercury GM, constructing Championship teams in 2007 and 2009. ‘AMD’ became the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship from UCLA, where she led the Bruins to a National Championship in 1978. A member of 15 Hall of Fames, she was a starter on the 1976 Olympic Team, was the first and only woman to have a try out in the NBA as a free agent, and was the #1 pick of the WBL, where she won MVP. She has received numerous awards in her illustrious career in both broadcasting and basketball. In 1986, Annie married the late Baseball, and Dodger, great Don Drysdale. Prior to his passing in 1993, they had 3 children: Son’s Don Jr and Darren and daughter Drew.

PHOTO CREDIT: MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY

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@annmeyers

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NOTABLE Dr. Shukla is the co-founder of Vincere Cancer Center. She is a Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist in private practice in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area for the past nine years. She completed her Radiation Oncology training at Baylor College of Medicine. She went on to complete highly specialized training at University of Heidelberg in Germany, in Proton and Heavy Ion therapy. In partnership with the City of Phoenix, Dr. Shukla and Colleagues have developed the most progressive and comprehensive cancer screening program for Firefighters in the country. She continues to be an advocate for Firefighters by serving on a Senate Ad Hoc committee on Minimizing Contaminant Risk and Exposure for First Responders. She is also working with Dr. Deepak Chopra to develop yoga and meditation programs for cancer patients and Firefighters.

PHOTO CREDIT: SHALIMAR STUDIOS

DR. VERSHALE SHUKLA Vincere Cancer Center 480.306.5390

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Amy Ross

BEAUTY

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ALT THIRTY SIX

Lauren Murphy

BUSINESS

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ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DIRECTOR EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Julie Trujillo

BUSINESS

13

ASTUTE HOOT

Jessica Murphy & Jennifer Zoglman

BUSINESS

14

BMO PRIVATE BANK

Suzie Eyrich

BUSINESS

15

BOHTE CREATIVE LLC

Paula Bohte

BUSINESS

18

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

Keri Scott & Alexandra Loye

BUSINESS

16-17

DESERT PRIDE NATURAL SALES

Libby Edwards Prideaux

BUSINESS

20-21

DIAMOND J ACCOUNTING

Katie Thomas

BUSINESS

19

DIVERSIFIED PARTNERS

Michelle Cheverie

BUSINESS

22

ELONTEC

Ginger Clayton

BUSINESS

23

FIERYFX

Brandy Lawson

BUSINESS

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FENNEMORE CRAIG, P.C.

Andrea Marconi

BUSINESS

24

FOREFRONT DEVELOPMENT

Juanice Oldham

BUSINESS

27

GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP

Nicole M. Goodwin

BUSINESS

26

GENEVA FINANCIAL LLC

Kiesha McFadden

BUSINESS

30

INSIDE OUT LEARNING

Sharon Lamm-Hartman

BUSINESS

28-29

K DURHAM LAW, PLLC

Kelley Durham

BUSINESS

31

THE KEMPINGTON GROUP, LLC

Monique Porras

BUSINESS

32

LEVEL42 CONSULTING

Benah Parker

BUSINESS

33

NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA

Mary M. Holman

BUSINESS

34

PEARL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Jenna L. Biancavilla

BUSINESS

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PETSMART

Kelly Kussman Ward

BUSINESS

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PIONEER TITLE AGENCY, INC.

Ali Coley

BUSINESS

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POP'S COFFEE

Kimberly Guimarin

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PRISM GLOBAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS

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40

PUBLIC POLICY PARTNERS

Ali Dionne

BUSINESS

41

THE RADIGAN GROUP

Meagan Radigan

BUSINESS

43

RDS ELECTRIC

Jennifer Swier

BUSINESS

42

RIELDEAL MARKETING

Stephanie Riel

BUSINESS

44

SARA MAYER CONSULTING

Sara Mayer

BUSINESS

45

SHAYNE R. NEUWIRTH CPA, PLLC

Shayne Neuwirth

BUSINESS

47

SHARP CONSTRUCTION

Tiffany Sharp

BUSINESS

46

SHEEO MEDIA

Teri Crenshaw

BUSINESS

51

SERENDIPIT CONSULTING

Melissa DiGianfilippo & Alexis Krisay

BUSINESS

48-49

SOUTHWEST FOODSERVICE EXCELLENCE

Jamie Hilt

BUSINESS

52

SLALOM

Genevieve Vega

BUSINESS

50

VAN TUYL COMPANIES

Kayla Mudge

BUSINESS

53

VIP DIGITAL CONTENT

Melanie Herschorn

BUSINESS

55

WHITE BRICK PRODUCTIONS

Taylor Axelson

BUSINESS

54

WESTMARC

Sintra Hoffman

BUSINESS

56

WILLIS TOWERS WATSON

Nicole Johnson

BUSINESS

57

WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE COUNCIL

Dr. Pamela S. Williamson

BUSINESS

62

MEACERICH SHOPPING CENTERS

Kate Birchler

FASHION

65

A FASHION FIEND

Catherine Gochoco McKown

FASHION

63

SAKS FIFTH AVE

Angela Zdrale, Afi Maita, Lisa Moore, Sabrina Nikel

FASHION

66-67

MELIS ACCESSORIES

Melis Cohen

FASHION

64

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Sonia Sorensen, Tamara Thomson, Tammy Carlin

FOOD & BEVERAGE

68-69

THE EARLY BIRD PHX

Michela Ricci

FOOD & BEVERAGE

70

FRY'S FOOD STORE

Pam Giannonatti

FOOD & BEVERAGE

71

HEALTHY HABIT HEALTH FOODS

Jaime Boyachek

FOOD & BEVERAGE

72

SCOTTSDALE SOMM SCHOOL

Rebecca DeVaney

FOOD & BEVERAGE

74

ONE HOPE WINES

Kristen Shroyer

FOOD & BEVERAGE

73

ARIZONA FACIAL PLASTICS

Felicia Taghizadeh

HEALTH & WELLNESS

75

ASSOCIATED PODIATRISTS, P.C.

Dr. Laura Heath

HEALTH & WELLNESS

76

EMPOWERING YOU THERAPY

Holly Essler

HEALTH & WELLNESS

77

CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA

Molly Stockley

HEALTH & WELLNESS

78-79

FELICIA ROMERO

Felicia Romero

HEALTH & WELLNESS

80

PSYCHOTHERAPY INNOVATIONS

Julie Espinosa

HEALTH & WELLNESS

81

REMEDY PILATES & BARRE

Kelly Snailum

HEALTH & WELLNESS

82

RK CLINICAL SOLUTIONS, LLC

Kelly Nelson

HEALTH & WELLNESS

83

THE AGENCY

Yvonne Matjeka

HOME & LIFE

84

AMERICAN TITLE SERVICE AGENCY

Vanessa & Deidre Krystek

HOME & LIFE

85

CANYON SKY REALTY

Jessica Noble

HOME & LIFE

86

ELPIS REAL ESTATE BOUTIQUE

Mallory Dachenhausen

HOME & LIFE

87

FENG SHUI BY JEN®

Jen Stone

HOME & LIFE

88

GOODMANS INTERIOR STRUCTURES

Jen Scrivner

HOME & LIFE

89

KARIANNE MUNSTEDT PORTRAIT

Karianne Munstedt

HOME & LIFE

90

LESLIE LEHR LIVING

Leslie Lehr

HOME & LIFE

91

MARION RHOADES PHOTOGRAPHY

Marion Rhoades

HOME & LIFE

92

MELISSA MAE INTERIOR DESIGN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

Melissa Paddock

HOME & LIFE

93

SARAH HOAG PHOTOGRAPHY

Sarah Hoag

HOME & LIFE

94

SHALIMAR STUDIOS

Yasmin Tajik

HOME & LIFE

95

SONORAN CLASS BUILDERS

Jeri McGwin

HOME & LIFE

96

SPIES

Roseann Higgins

HOME & LIFE

97

TOP GOLF

Jessica Flom

HOME & LIFE

98

VIP MORTGAGE

Rachel Tarman & Beatrice Hervol

HOME & LIFE

99

WHIZ KIDZ PRESCHOOL

Martha Picciao

HOME & LIFE

100

WITH HEART COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Natalie Ehmka

HOME & LIFE

101

YOUR LOAN GAL, ACADEMY MORTGAGE

Kari Zurn

HOME & LIFE

102

A 2ND ACT

Judy Pearson

NON-PROFIT

103

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PHOENIX FOUNDATION

Cathy Brown

NON-PROFIT

104-105

ALS AZ

Taryn Lopez Norley

NON-PROFIT

106

AMANDA HOPE RAINBOW ANGELS

Lorraine Tallman

NON-PROFIT

107

ARIZONA CANCER FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN

Emily Setlock & Jackie Boss

NON-PROFIT

108

THE ARIZONA PET PROJECT

Courtney Billingsley & Jessica Unger

NON-PROFIT

109

AROUET FOUNDATION

Alison Rapping

NON-PROFIT

110

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL ARIZONA

Laura Capello

NON-PROFIT

111

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Wendy Cohen

NON-PROFIT

112

HAPPILY EVER AFTER LEAGUE

Lauren Daniels

NON-PROFIT

113

MAKE A WISH AZ

Hollie Costello

NON-PROFIT

114

THE JOY BUS

Jennifer Caraway

NON-PROFIT

115

RIGHT NOW IS YOUR TOMORROW

Cindy Brown

NON-PROFIT

116

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

Karen Thomas

NON-PROFIT

117

YWCA

Debbie Esparza

NON-PROFIT

118

MAYOR OF PHOENIX

Kate Gallego

NOTABLE

119

PHOENIX MERCURY

Brittney Griner

NOTABLE

120

OLYMPIAN

Kelsey Campbell

NOTABLE

121

PHOENIX RACEWAY

Julie Giese

NOTABLE

122

PHOENIX SUNS

Stephanie Lovingood

NOTABLE

123

PHOENIX SUNS & MERCURY

Ann Meyers Drysdale

NOTABLE

124

VINCERE CANCER CENTER

Dr. Vershale Shukla

NOTABLE

125

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KNOW Phoenix is an annual publication that features dynamic women throughout the Valley in virtually every industry. Every woman featured in KNOW Phoenix has been vetted through peer-review. Because our mission is to showcase the best and brightest, the only way one can claim their slot is through nomination from someone in the KNOW book. The women featured are a compilation of proven leaders, high producers, and rising stars. Those published in KNOW Phoenix are also considered trendsetters, influencers, and women to watch. KNOW Phoenix is published annually and distributed to affluent decision makers through social and networking events and partnering businesses. While deemed the new who’s who, KNOW Phoenix also delivers readers a vetted list of local female-run businesses. Simply open the KNOW Book and find the next local woman-led business you can support with goods and services you need now!

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