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Lifestyle Letter

Hi, I’m Mindy

JUNE 2017

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t’s great to “meet” all of you. I’m so excited to be the new editor of Chandler Lifestyle magazine.

Even though I’m not from Arizona (I was born in Seoul, South Korea), I moved to Chandler when I was 4 years old so I like to consider myself a native.

PUBLISHER

Joyce Selk | Joyce.Selk@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Mindy Haskins | Mindy.Haskins@LifestylePubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Lori Florea Kelly Brace

I grew up in this town. Back when there was a Smitty’s on the southeast corner of Alma School and Warner. Back when all the teenagers went back-to-school clothes shopping at Miller’s Outpost across the street from that Smitty’s. Back when there was no Loop 101 Freeway—it was called Price Road. In high school I wasn’t allowed to drive south of Ray Road because it was all farmland and there were no streetlights.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Danielle Accovelli, Kathleen Blair, Michelle Talsma Everson, Michelle Guerrero, Alison Stanton CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Look how far we’ve come.

David Apeji, Bridgette Balmes

In the decades since, I flew the nest and left Chandler to discover the world. When I got engaged to my now-husband, it was a no-brainer to come back here and rebuild my roots. And now, we’re raising our family here. Sometimes, I take our kids to my favorite spots (I’m looking at you, Aloha Kitchen) to share with them a slice of my childhood. And while it’s fun to reminisce, it’s also a delight to discover all the neat and new spots popping up around town. I hope you’ll share with me some of the places that make it “your Chandler” by sending me an email at Mindy.Haskins@LifestylePubs.com.  It’s good to be home. 

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Locally Owned

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Hops & Vines

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

20 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Creative Finds for Every Dad

24 The Real Men of Chandler

17 Men Making Chandler Proud

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Good Times

Hamilton One-in-Four Fundraiser

Chandler Lifestyle, along with OnTrac, Ginger Monkey, d’Vine Gourmet, Local Listing Pro, Hamilton High School’s social worker Rajani Rastogi and the HOPE Committee, co-sponsored the Hamilton One-in-Four Fundraiser at a private home on April 22. The event raised money for the Hamilton Homeless Fund, which helps underprivileged students in the CUSD. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID APEJI.

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The Great Southwest Cajun Fest

Fans of crawfish, craft beer and good times gathered to celebrate the heart and soul of New Orleans paired with Arizona fusion and flavor at the Great Southwest Cajun Fest in downtown Chandler on Saturday, April 22.

Chandler Craft Spirits Festival

For the fourth year, the Chandler Craft Spirits Festival delighted those looking to sample and sip on a variety of cocktails and spirits.  Local music entertained  the crowds on April 29 in downtown Ocotillo while attendees  tasted  cocktails from a variety of  distilleries. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEVITATE. 

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Good Times

Matthew’s Crossing’s Annual Night to Fight Hunger

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank hosts its Night to Fight Hunger each April. The event is a vital part of the food bank’s ability to continue to serve record numbers of clients. Matthew’s Crossing provides emergency food boxes, holiday food boxes and weekend backpack meals. PHOTOS BY BOB BOBBER PHOTOGRAPHY.

Awardee Bourbon Jacks Bar and Grill

Awardee Church of the Epiphany

Volunteer Award Carolyn Krause

Chandler Compadres Golf Classic

The Chandler Compadres Golf Classic was held on April 21 at Talking Stick Golf Club. Beneficiaries this year includes the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley, ICAN Positive Programs for Youth, Chandler Christian Community Center, Chandler Education Foundation, Fans Across America and Arizona Brainfood. 

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Good Times

CTE Boat Races

Chandler High School hosted the First Annual CUSD Inter-High School Cardboard Boat Races at the CHS pool on April 28. Thanks to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Engineering students across CUSD for organizing and participating in this fun and educational event! PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEITH KAGEN.

Chandler Kiwanis Club Donates Accessible Swings

The Chandler Kiwanis Club raised $6,000 to have accessible swings and ramps installed at four Chandler community parks. On April 18, they held their weekly meeting at one of the parks to witness, for the first time, one of their donated swings being used. 

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Chandler Historical Society Luncheon

Nearly 200 people from across the community were in attendance at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort on April 28 to share their love and passion for keeping Chandler’s heritage alive today and tomorrow. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN FRANCIS.

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

five Dot and Dash robot kits for coding. The Dbacks also gave the school 500 tickets to the April 29 game.

HAMILTON ONE-IN-FOUR GALA RAISES MONEY FOR STUDENTS IN NEED Hamilton High’s social worker, Rajani Rastogi, along with the HOPE Committee held a Hamilton One-in-Four Fundraiser event to raise money for the homeless and underprivileged children and families within Hamilton and CUSD. A special thank you to all our sponsors: OnTrac, Ginger Monkey, d’Vine Gourmet, Local Listing

WAYMO SEEKING FAMILIES FOR PUBLIC TRIAL OF SELF-DRIVING CARS Waymo, self-driving

Waymo’s self-driving cars

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Pro and Chandler Lifestyle Magazine; the HOPE committee, especially Jill Lindquist; our principal, Ken James; and our wonderful

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hosts for the event, Jolynn and Robert Humphrey; and the many

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donors from our community who made this event a success! A spe-

launched a public trial for its auton-

cial thank you to major donors Michael Pollack, Jolynn and Robert

omous vehicles. Metro Phoenix

Humphrey, Tara and Scott Lockhart, Jill and Michael Deutsch,

residents are invited to apply to the

Kristin and Chuck Maslin, Denise McCreery, Tanya and Jason

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Dawson, Anna and Josh Martinez, Brenda and Cullen Maxey, Amy

This would make self-driving cars

and Bernard Anderson, Rupali and Shailesh Goyal, and Charissa

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and Dave Burns. For more information and ways to support this

any time to hundreds of people in exchange for feedback. Some residents in Chandler have already been using Waymo’s fleet of self-driving cars to get around. Families are giving positive feedback so far, saying Waymo’s fleet has made them feel safer, given them more time to spend with family and made commuting less stressful. Visit Waymo.com/apply.

SWIM SEASON IN FULL SWING

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EL PALACIO ANNOUNCES COOKING CLASS LINE UP Fresh off his 5th place win at the World Food Championships, Executive Chef Anthony Serrano is hosting a series of cooking classes this season. Summer sessions are on the following dates:

All six of the city’s pools and aquatic centers are now open to the pub-

June 3, queso dip and margaritas; July 1, ceviche and shrimp cocktail;

lic. Nozomi Aquatic Center opened for public swim on May 19. Desert

and August 5, tortas and salsa. All classes are $20 each and include

Oasis Aquatic Center opened on May 26. Folley Pool and the Hamilton

lunch, instruction and a drink. They begin at 10 a.m. Register by con-

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Groves Aquatic Center opened for the season in early March. Admission fees are $1 for children (2-17 years), $2.25 for adults (18-54 years) and $1.25 for seniors (55 years and older). Visit ChandlerAZ.gov/Aquatics for seasonal schedules and hours of operation.

T.A.C.O. TUESDAYS AT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE On Tuesdays, the Alamo Drafthouse Chandler will offer $5 tickets all day long for all new releases and standard repertory titles (excluding special events). They will also offer a special taco menu available only on Tuesdays. Go to Drafthouse.com/Phoenix for more information.

BASHA HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM Chandler Unified School District’s Basha High School has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Basha is one of only 1 percent of schools in the nation to be recogHamilton Aquatic Center

WEINBERG ELEMENTARY LIBRARIAN AWARDED GRANT

nized with this prestigious award in 2017. The SupportMusic Merit Award recognizes individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the SupportMusic Merit Award, Basha

Laura Thornburg, a librarian at Weinberg Elementary School, was

High School answered detailed questions about funding, gradua-

recently awarded a grant from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Over 300

tion requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facil-

schools applied for the grant and only 22 were awarded for a total of

ities, support for the music program and community music-mak-

$100,000. The grant was used to purchase 30 Makey Makey kits and

ing programs. Responses were verified with school officials and

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FATHER’S DAY FUN FACTS                       President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the third Sunday of June to be Father’s Day in 1966. Spending on Father’s Day will reach about $12.7 billion this year, with the average person spending about $115.57 on presents. Gift cards (44 percent), dinner in a restaurant (43 percent), food (28 percent) and electronics (17 percent) are the most popular gifts this year.

CHANDLER BIKE PARK AT ESPEE PARK Chandler has the first bike-only (BMX, Freestyle, Grind) public facility in the Valley, now open at Espee Park. The Chandler Bike Park is located at 450 E. Knox Rd. It is a free, non-supervised facility for use by BMX bike riders only. The park incorporates features that allow users of varying ability levels to be challenged. Summer hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. For more information, call (480) 782-2727.

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After a career in both marketing and as a business consultant, Lee Lee Wood, Bridgette Wood decided it was time to strike out on his own and try his hand in Marie Photography the barbershop market. He opened the first Men’s Ultimate Grooming (MUG) salon in 2007, and had swift success. “I always found it difficult to find a place to get my haircut,” says Wood. “I just didn’t feel that any place had it ‘just right,’ and soon found out this was because of the different types of training in the men’s industry.” To rectify this problem, Wood developed and trademarked a concept called “Barbetology,” where the skill sets of both barbering and cosmetology are combined to ensure the best men’s haircut possible. MUG offers a wide range of services, including haircuts, hot lather neck shaves, facial shaves, grey blending and eyebrow waxing.

Founders Bill, Paul and Rob O'Brien

Floyd’s 99 barbershop 2885 W. Ray Rd., Suite 2 Chandler, AZ 85224 | 480.782.5900 | FloydsBarbershop.com

When brothers Paul, Bill and Rob O’Brien opened the first Floyd’s 99 Barbershop in 1999, they had no idea of the success that would follow. Passionate about providing an unmatched experience for both clients and employees, the brothers created a one-of-a-kind barbershop founded on the principles of providing

great service and building quality relationships. It’s a concept that’s clearly worked, as employees keep coming back just as much as clients. Take Arizona District Manager Denelle Palmer, for example, who first started out as a stylist. “Armed with a supportive team, excellent training and an amazing opportunity, I moved to Arizona

to manager our Chandler shop. Within 11 months, I helped open four new locations and I’ve never looked back,” says Palmer. Although no two Floyd’s 99 locations are the same, they all offer a full menu of services for men and women, a high-energy environment and their signature rock ‘n’ CONTINUED > roll poster wall.

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With a mission to help successful men transform themselves to look, feel and perform their best, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons have reinvented the classic barbershop experience, creating an environment where men can feel comfortable getting all their grooming needs done.

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18|8 is also home to the hand-crafted hair cut, where no plastic guard attachments are used, and each cut is followed by a hot stone neck massage and hot face towel. In addition to haircuts, 18|8 also offers manicures, pedicures, facials, waxings, beard trims and more. 


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THE REAL MEN OF CHANDLER PRAISEWORTHY MEN DOING STANDOUT WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

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ith the success of our Women’s issue, it seemed to be a no-brainer to carry it forward and feature The Real Men of Chandler in the June Men’s issue. We found these guys everywhere—donating their talents, time and/or money to make a difference in our great community.  Again, nominations were solicited through the magazine, social media and word-ofmouth.  The nominating criteria remained loose because we were looking for men from a broad cross-section of our community and our Editorial Committee once again had a difficult task making the selections. All 62 nominees deserved to be in this issue, but space only allowed us to bring you 17. We had a blast with the guys at our photo shoot and would especially like to thank Porsche Chandler for being our gracious host. If you are looking for an amazing car, this should be your first stop! I hope you enjoy reading and learning more about each of these men. Some will not be a surprise, but some will.  Some are similarly motivated.  Some are extremely unique.  Some are innovative.  Some have overcome great adversity. All are amazingly selfless.  All are interesting.  All are dedicated. All are motivated to do good.  Next time you see these men around the neighborhood, I hope you say hello and thank them for caring.  They truly embody what gives Chandler our small-town feel and true sense of community. —Joyce Selk 24

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PRESIDENT, POLLACK INVESTMENTS

Often referred to as “The Plastic Surgeon of Commercial Real Estate,” Michael A. Pollack began his career in the real-estate development business in 1973. After several years of building new projects, he turned his talents to redevelopment. As a leader in real estate, he has developed and redeveloped over 10 million square feet of real-estate properties in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Texas and Nevada. With a focus on redeveloping old and antiquated retail centers throughout Chandler and neighboring communities, Pollack has brought pride back into the neighborhoods. People are often stunned when they see some of the before-andafter photographs of the many redevelopments that his company has completed. He has received more than 100 awards for his work and charitable efforts— including recognitions and acknowledgements, Governor Awards, Congressional Awards, Senatorial Awards and even Presidential Honors. Known for charitable giving, Pollack has given to numerous local organizations, including Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler Education Foundation, Chandler Service Club, Assistance League of East Valley, ICAN, Matthew’s Crossing, Fans Across America, numerous schools in the Chandler Unified School District, and is one of the largest private donors to Goodwill of Arizona. What is one of your fondest memories of a time you were giving back to the Chandler community? I’m thankful to say that during the past 25 years that I’ve been in Chandler, I have been able to give back to several local and national charities that make a positive difference in the lives of so many. Every charity I have been involved with has left me with a fond memory that upon recalling reminds me why I continue to strive to make the great city of Chandler an even better place. How do you balance work, community and a personal life? Finding a balance includes prioritizing my time so that I am able to give to each part of my life. I continue to strive to find the perfect balance between work, community and personal life; however, I can honestly say that it is a work in progress.  What is the most rewarding part of being able to give back? I have always believed that being part of a community means helping your neighbors by giving in any way you can. The most rewarding part of being able to give back is knowing that my donations help provide the resources that charities need to continue their great work in the community.  PollackInvestments.com

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A Chandler native, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny is the epitome of public service. Growing up in this small farming town when it had a population of just 10,000, he has seen Chandler grow into a major metropolitan city—in fact; it’s the fourth largest city in Arizona with a current population of more than 252,000. No one can argue that Tibshraeny’s influence during his years in public office has made major inroads that helped Chandler become the city that it is today. In 1980, Tibshraeny was a small businessman who volunteered locally as a youth sports coach and was appointed to be on the Planning and Zoning Commission. From there, he served as a city councilmember for eight years before becoming Chandler’s vice mayor in 1990. His next step in public service was becoming Chandler’s mayor from 1994 to 2002, before being elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2003, where he served for eight years. Returning to the mayor’s desk, Tibshraeny began his seventh unprecedented term. Outside of public service, the mayor’s contributions to charities, committees and boards are too numerous to mention but it is fair to say that his devotion to our community is significant in many ways. How do you balance work, community and your personal life? “Having the position as mayor is a 24/7 job so it’s almost seamless where the job ends and my personal life begins,” explains the mayor. It has become a family affair as he and his wife attend countless events, support many charities and are also very involved with their church. What are some major accomplishments you are proud of during your tenure in political office? I’ve been able to keep the small-town feeling in the downtown area as well as bring new jobs and industries to the city. It was rewarding to see the development of the Paseo Trail and canal system and the beautiful park that emerged from the old landfill. Plus, I enjoy meeting one-on-one with many wonderful citizens and hearing their stories. Describe the Chandler community in three words. Super, fantastic city.

When Alberto Esparza was young, he could see the disparity in educational opportunities and high dropout rates of minority students. It was something he couldn’t ignore. Eventually, he left his lucrative law enforcement career to follow his heart and achieve his dreams. In 1993, he founded Si Se Puede Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides programs to improve quality of life and strengthen communities. They focus on school and risk factors that are barriers to educational achievement and primarily serve low-income, predominately minority communities in Chandler and Phoenix. “I wanted to inspire others to see beyond their neighborhoods, to plant seeds of purpose and ambition in young minds, to build bridges and tear down the walls that divide communities and to use my talents and skills to improve quality of life for children, young adults and families,” says Esparza. During the SSPF infancy stage, Esparza spent his life savings to keep the programs afloat, experiencing financial hardship himself. He remembers sleeping in borrowed offices, traveling on foot from school to school and riding buses from community to community to assist with numerous social causes. He did not want to disappoint those he served. In 1998, Esparza became interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, and he spent two years developing a curriculum, long before STEM became a household word. His pioneering efforts led to the city of Chandler awarding the foundation a grant to establish a STEM program in CUSD. The program began with eight students and now serves approximately 130 students, ages 8-18, in Chandler. What is the most rewarding part of what you do? I am convinced that a career in service to others is rewarding for many reasons, but the most important would be seeing the various strides of progress and independence that children, youth and families can achieve with a hand-up. What is the next step or goal for you? To continue to make STEM available to disadvantaged communities throughout the state. Your zip code should not determine whether or not you have access to STEM opportunities or dreams of becoming an engineer.

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—KB

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—MG

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THE REAL MEN OF CHANDLER (CON TI N U ED)

TORIE BROWN

BILL RYAN

FIFTH GRADE TEACHER, ANDERSEN ELEMENTARY

OWNER/BROKER, REMAX INFINITY; CO-OWNER CHOP, LA SALA

Giving back is part of Torie Brown’s lifestyle and he has spent the last six years mentoring children. Originally from Columbia, Mo., where he worked as a police officer, Brown fell in love with Arizona when he attended ASU for his master’s degree in elementary and special education. Brown started a mentor club for fourth and fifth grade boys called “Next Generation of Gentlemen” at his school, Andersen Elementary, as a motivational club to help build integrity and distinction in boys. The boys learn simple etiquette and how to act like a gentleman. “One of the reasons I started this club is because I've always loved working with at-risk youth. With this group I have the opportunity to work with kids that may need a true role model or mentor to show them the skills that they may be lacking,” says Brown. “I want these students to hear from other positive role models in our community that may have been in their same situation at their age, but still found a way to succeed as a professional. By doing this it gives these boys hope at achieving their dreams.” “Since doing this I have noticed that the boys have more confidence,” he continues. “Their parents have also noticed a big change in the boys’ behavior and overall self-esteem.” The club has doubled in size since starting. Brown recently received the Chandler Chamber Community Award for 2017 Educator of the Year. He also coaches two youth basketball teams. What initially inspired you to take up your occupation? I never had a mentor and loved working with kids. It was when I volunteered to be a teaching assistant in junior high school that one of my teachers encouraged me to make teaching a career. What is the most rewarding part of being able to give back? Hearing the kids’ stories about giving to the homeless and how they realize that these are real people that had jobs and families before falling on bad times. Describe the Chandler community in three words. Supportive, caring, united. —KB

As a Chandler native and full-time Realtor since 1974, Bill Ryan continues his family’s legacy as he continues to contribute a great deal to the local community—both through his company and his volunteer work. Ryan is a big supporter of the REMAX Infinity Kid's Club, which holds events each year to raise money and needed items for local kids. He is also a proud supporter of RPAC, a Realtor organization that supports property rights, and his company is a contributor to the Children's Miracle Network. As a member of the Chandler Compadres and Chandler Horizon Rotary, he participates in even more charitable events annually. And if that is not enough, Ryan’s agency supports several local kids’ sports programs, including the YMCA, and also makes regular donations to PBS and local animal rescue groups. As past president of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, he has developed a well-deserved reputation as a staunch supporter of local businesses and a leader in the local real-estate industry. Ryan’s office has won numerous awards since he purchased the franchise in 2009, which is located on the corner of Ryan Road and Arizona Avenue, where his family’s farm once stood. He continues to invest in Chandler as part owner of CHOP and La Sala restaurants in downtown Ocotillo. What is one of your fondest memories of a time you were giving back? I especially enjoyed being president of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce in the early 1980s, working with other businesses and the community to help Chandler grow. What is the most rewarding part of being able to give back? The satisfaction of accomplishment is one of the most rewarding parts of giving back, as is feeling like I made a difference. What advice do you have for those thinking of getting involved in volunteering/helping their local community? Getting involved in the community is a must. Building relationships is what life is all about.

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SHAWN MAXWELL

JAMIE HOFFMAN

OWNER, ORIGAMI OWL, ROLLIN RUST GARAGE,

MANAGING PARTNER, SANTAN BREWING COMPANY

WILLING BEAUTY COMPANY

Jamie Hoffman joined SanTan Brewing Company as managing partner the year after it started and has been a prominent member of our community through his work with one of Arizona’s favorite local breweries. As the vice president of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP), Hoffman also helps to promote local business in downtown Chandler. “As a company, we donate large amounts to the Compadres, the National Rainforest Foundation, as well as many other smaller causes, most being in Chandler," Hoffman says. A supporter of causes that impact youth, Hoffman recalls that the first time he visited ICAN Chandler (a local nonprofit that provides free services for youth), he saw first-hand how the community can give back to the next generation. He also personally supports the Chandler Compadres. Hoffman says that he was inspired to work in the restaurant industry after watching fictional character Sam Malone in the TV show, Cheers. “I’ve always wanted to own my own restaurant since I started watching that show,” he says. What makes giving back so worthwhile? The most rewarding part to me is that I am able to touch other people's lives by simple acts of kindness. My favorite cause is any cause that promotes children with needs. How do you balance work, community and a personal life? My balancing act consists of mine and my wife’s Google calendars. There is also a lot of sacrifice involved and I am truly blessed to have a wife who understands that.   What advice do you have for those thinking of getting involved in giving back? I would suggest finding a cause you truly care about. It makes the work more rewarding in the end.  What is your favorite quote or saying? “Under promise, over deliver.”

Shawn Maxwell was a Phoenix firefighter for more than 11 years before he decided to follow his entrepreneurial spirit in order to have more time and flexibility for his family. Little did he know how successful that decision would be! Now, instead of saving people from flames, he helps others realize their dreams. Maxwell is a part of Origami Owl, the Chandler company he co-owns because he believed in his neighbors, a mother-daughter team named Chrissy and Bella Weems. Bella was using her babysitting money to start a company featuring customizable jewelry but needed an investor to take it to the next level. Little did they know that a conversation with their firefighter neighbor would result in a $250 million business! Five years later, The Origami Owl Family of Brands did it again by acquiring another company led by a mother-daughter team. Together they’re creating Willing Beauty Company, which will feature better-for-you skincare products. Last year, Origami Owl, donated more than $1.5 million to charities and causes. Also, Maxwell’s Rollin Rust Garage, a full-service automotive shop, is giving back locally by rebuilding and donating a 1964 C10 pickup truck to auction at the Chandler Compadres annual fundraiser in November. “I’m a firm believer that if you help others succeed, success will follow,” says Maxwell. What is the next step or goal for you?             I really want to get more connected with Chandler and use my resources to benefit the community.  How do you balance work, community and a personal life? I’m a business owner, not an operator. I have good people in charge so I don’t have to be there all the time. I always make breakfast and take my kids to school. By being a business owner, it allows me the flexibility to give back and be with my kids when I want. What’s your favorite saying/quote? “You only get 18 summers with your kids. Make them count.” OrigamiOwl.com, RollinRustGarage.com, WillingBeauty.com —MG  

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—MTE

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THE REAL MEN OF CHANDLER (CON TI N U ED)

KEVIN HARTKE

DR. THOMAS CHAMBERL AIN

VICE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHANDLER,

OWNER/FOUNDER, CHAMBERLAIN ORTHODONTICS

LEAD PASTOR OF TRINITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP,

Dr. Thomas Chamberlain believes in supporting our local schools through his practice, Chamberlain Orthodontics. If you are a teacher in the Chandler Unified School District or the Kyrene School District, he will put braces on your teeth—for FREE! He also offers free orthodontic care to all students in need in the Chandler high schools and donates $100 to the school district for every new youth orthodontic case. Chamberlain always strives to give back to the local community whenever possible. For him, being successful is about much more than having a busy practice—it also means helping others and giving of his time and services. He has combined efforts with a national orthodontic charity to give away orthodontic care to needy children. This opportunity led him to give free braces and items to ICAN and the 100 Club. His quest to give back has also led to adventures away from home. Traveling with a local charity called Hope Arising, he and other volunteers made a makeshift dental office in the small town of Dera, Ethiopia, which brought relief to hundreds of people.  What drives you to give back? Whatever I want in life, I have found that the best way to get it is to focus my energy on giving to others. If I want to boost my confidence, I look for ways to help someone else feel more confident. If I want to feel more hopeful, positive or inspired, I try to infuse that in someone else's day.  What advice do you have for those thinking of getting involved in giving back? People should choose how they would like to give back. Some may have talents to share, time to serve, money to donate or even a combination of all three. As you look outside yourself and decide to give a part of what you have been blessed with, opportunities will come to light that you may not have seen before. Those opportunities have always been there; you just needed a new mindset in order to see them.

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Vice mayor and Pastor Kevin Hartke describes his life as “all things Chandler.” Hartke has been a part of the community and given back to it in a variety of ways for more than 30 years. He says his desire to serve others started before he called Chandler home. “When I was 22, I joined a medical mission team in Southern Mexico as a medical technician during a summer break. One afternoon I diagnosed tuberculosis in a very sick young mother. That night she died from the tuberculosis,” Hartke recalls. “This experience left me sleepless and wrestling with many questions. It also awakened a deep sense of gratitude and responsibility. This experience propelled me into a life of engagement and service.” With this experience in mind, Hartke has served on the Chandler City Council and founded the nonprofit For Our CityChandler, which helps with causes ranging from finding housing for the homeless to school supply drives. Also, for more than a decade he has read weekly to kids at Galveston Elementary School. What is one of your fondest memories of a time you were giving back? I was receiving a rather large trophy on behalf of Chandler for the Battle of the Burbs on our downtown Chandler outdoor stage at the concert sponsored by radio station Mix 96.9. As I returned to my seat a young man ran up to me and said, “Do you remember me?” Before I could respond he continued, “I was homeless and stayed with I-HELP at your church. I wanted you to know that I got a job and my life is good now. Thank you!” What advice do you have for those thinking of getting involved in giving back? I believe that we are wired to help people. This is a reflection of being created in the image of God. We have been created to be creative, to serve others and to find a way to make a difference— large or small. We are remarkably blessed. TCFChandler.org, ForOurCity.org/chandler.html —MTE 28

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GRAHAM TINIUS

RYAN COMBS

POLICE OFFICER, CITY OF CHANDLER

CO-OWNER, KNOCKERBALL SCOTTSDALE/GILBERT/CHANDLER;

Officer Graham Tinius has many causes he’s passionate about—including animals, the outdoors and law enforcement. As a Chandler Police Officer, he pays special attention to those with the least ability to help themselves. “A lot of times when the police are called, people are at their lowest or their worst. We don't always get to see an immediate pay off,” Tinius says. “But if you're in it for the long game, you can definitely find the payback. I've seen some of the teenagers I once mentored, now grown, around town. Several of them have recognized me, stopped me and thanked me simply for taking the time to get to know them. Two of them in particular said that my involvement in their lives probably saved them. That's the kind of thing that officers across the country are doing, but we don't always get to hear about it.” Tinius also has a soft spot for Chandler’s four-legged residents. “While working patrol, I developed an affiliation with a local animal rescue organization,” he says. “This provided me someone to reach out to when I came across stray dogs and cats, families in need of assistance with their pets, and even a place to refer citizens to when they could no longer care for their pets. Little did I know that this would eventually lead to me meeting one of my best friends.” Tinius’ best friend? Leia, a full-bred German Shepherd that he rescued while on the job. Tinius gives back to nonprofits such as the Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse and the Chandler Law Enforcement Association. Describe the Chandler community in three words. Diverse, forward-thinking, connected. What initially inspired you to take up your occupation? Once I was an officer, it sort of came naturally to me to try to serve the unrepresented populations. To me the three populations that tend not to have a voice are juveniles, animals and opiate addicts. Throughout my career, I've made it my goal to take a special interest in these groups. —MTE

WAREHOUSE MANAGER, MCLANE FOOD SERVICE

Shortly after joining the Ocotillo Friends community group on Facebook just over a year ago, Ryan Combs was struck by how many residents of Chandler needed help and he decided to pitch in and do what he could. Whenever possible, he will reach out and offer any assistance he can—everything from feeding people who are hungry to building bikes for foster kids to raising funds for a Chandler family whose child had passed away from cancer. If someone needs time or money, Combs brings the community together to do what they can. He especially enjoys supporting Together We Rise, a nonprofit organization that helps children in foster care in the Chandler area. Between owning a business, volunteering or organizing charitable giving, Combs is inspired to give back to the Chandler community—one that supports him in everything he does. “The Ocotillo Friends members have never disappointed. They have enabled me to be successful in my business and the causes I serve beyond my imagination and I am grateful for their support,” says Combs. What is your favorite quote or saying? “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” —Mary Anne Radmacher What initially inspired you to help your local community? I always wanted to help the community, but I lacked a platform to do so. After starting my business two years ago, and then being added to Ocotillo Friends, I found my way. I tackle as many projects as I feel I have time and money for. What is one of your fondest memories of a time you were giving back? My fondest memory to date is being able to purchase a headstone for a couple that never had the money to purchase one for their daughter, who passed a few years ago. Recently, we were able to raise $1,700 in just 24 hours and the headstone is now purchased. KnockerballScottsdale.com TogetherWeRise.org

—AS

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THE REAL MEN OF CHANDLER (CON TI N U ED)

NICHOL AS POL ANDO, STEPHEN POL ANDO, MICHAEL SPANGENBERG CO-FOUNDERS OF STATE FORTY EIGHT

ANDREW MCCREERY OWNER OF D'VINE GOURMET AND DIRECTOR OF TRAINING/ SOMMELIER AT HENSLEY BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTING

Andrew McCreery is the antithesis of never being too late to take a chance on your dream. To celebrate his 50th birthday, McCreery decided to fulfill a lifelong wish to join the Scottish League of Highland Gamers, an old sport of brawn and courage where athletes throw large stones, heavy hammers, and logs for both distance and height. During his first competition in Portland, Ore., McCreery threw the 96-pound Portland Stone almost 14 feet, breaking an 11-year record held by a seasoned gamer. While participating in the Phoenix Highland Games this past winter, he qualified in two out of three events for the World Master’s Championship in Rejkavik, Iceland, this summer. Needing just one more event to lock down his world title, McCreery did so at the Prescott Highland Games a couple of weeks ago, winning the 16#, 22# and 42# record distances. Looks like he will be representing our great city in many world events just by “throwing stones in a skirt,” to quote his wife! In his day job, McCreery keeps busy as a sommelier and trainer for Hensley Beverage and owner of d’Vine Gourmet, the South Chandler store that he owns with his wife, Denise. d’Vine Gourmet was born from a love of food and wine and a desire to share the couple’s culinary creations with others. Their first endeavor was literally turning wine into jelly, which quickly sold out during their local farmer’s market debut. Now award-winning jams, mustards, candies, snacks and spices are produced right in the shop’s kitchen where customers can watch them being made. Their other specialty is a wine selection at the best prices in town and producing beautiful gift baskets featuring their products and other locally made gourmet treats. What advice do you have for those thinking of getting involved in their community or giving back? We should always support and give back to those in need. Through our business, we are committed to finding ways to collaborate and propel other local small retail businesses toward success. What is your favorite quote or saying? “A rising tide lifts all boats.” If you are not getting enough, you may not be giving enough. dVineGourmet.com

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—MG Chandler Lifestyle | June 2017

Michael Spangenberg and brothers Nicholas and Stephen Polando grew up in Chandler. They graduated from Chandler High School, watched the city evolve around them and became part of the growth when they founded State Forty Eight. “Growing up in Arizona, there was nothing here to represent our home in a positive and trendy way. Our ultimate goal is to create products for people to wear who share the same passion for Arizona as us,” says Spangenberg. Community is important to the men. When the business outgrew their homes, it was a no-brainer to stay in Chandler. The city reached out and helped them find their commercial space on Arizona Avenue. “We love living and working in this area of town,” Spangenberg says. “We believe that partnering with other city locals is important because it strengthens our community and economy right here in our hometown.” When they’re not busy working on new designs and churning out high-quality products, the men give back to the community by supporting the Arians Family Foundation, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Pat Tillman Foundation. Stephen has a passion for raising addiction awareness and goes to schools to talk with students about how addiction affected him. “The most rewarding part is knowing you can make a difference in people's lives,” he says. “Especially if you can help kids to realize their potential and not be tripped up by some of the things that tripped you up. Passing on your experience to help others shine brighter. I love the possibility of that.” Spangenberg is a board member with Chandler High’s DECA program, which prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management to start their own businesses. What is the most rewarding part of what you guys do? It’s rewarding to see our brand out in public on a regular basis. It’s a dream come true to see others love the brand as much as we do. What advice do you have for those thinking of getting involved in their community or giving back? Our advice is to be genuine about becoming involved in whatever you do. There is no better feeling than being able to give back and make a difference. What is your favorite quote or saying? “Work smarter and not harder.” StateFortyEight.com

—MG


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Being a Chandler resident naturally makes Jason Dawson want to give back. “We have experienced our community coming together on countless occasions to help and give back to those who are less fortunate,” he says. “We see our neighbors take care of one another, unite and grow. We see so much good in this community; it really fulfills our hearts and love for the area. Although there are many great communities in the Valley of the Sun, we are fortunate enough to belong to what we consider the best one! We choose to reside in Chandler because of the close community feel and incredible quality of life. We work, live and play in Chandler and we wouldn’t have it any other way!” Dawson grew up in a family that was involved in real estate investing, so it didn’t come as a surprise that he decided to make a career for himself in the industry. He and his wife, Tanya, run their own team, Local Listing Pro, at Realty Executives. His belief in supporting the residents of Chandler is very visible as he eagerly supports many underprivileged students, charities and causes, rarely saying no when asked to help. Dawson financially sponsors families so their children can play sports, and he donates gifts and meals to Chandler families during the holidays. Dawson is also supportive in helping the organization Care Fund, which pays families’ mortgages or rent during their child’s extended health crisis. His company also helps homeless families find housing How do you balance work, community and your personal life? I tell my clients that I will be there for them six days a week, but Sunday is for family. This gives me the balance I needs to focus on helping them and still have a personal life. What is your favorite quote or saying? “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” —Zig Ziglar Describe the Chandler community in three words. Comfortable, caring, unity.

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—KB

“Since becoming a Chandler resident in 2010, we have really made an effort to get involved in the community. Given the size of our Phoenix metropolitan area, it is nice to focus on the community you live in and where your children go to school. Volunteering in organizations like Rotary and ICAN bring the community closer to you and makes it feel like home,” says Troy Norris. Through his work at Arizona Bank & Trust, Norris enjoys helping local business owners achieve their goals. He feels fortunate to play a small part in the success stories of these companies by helping to expand their operations through new facilities, additional equipment, technology and hiring new employees.   “My involvement in Chandler Rotary has been incredibly rewarding. Our club has been a fixture in Chandler since 1934 and we work very hard to give back to the community in many ways,” he says. He also volunteers for ICAN, a free, family-centered youth service organization in the East Valley. He has served on their finance committee for the past five years and joined their board of directors in January 2017. “I am especially proud of the work ICAN does to equip youth to achieve personal and academic success by tackling substance abuse, gang involvement and juvenile delinquency,” he says. “The organization provides after school programs to over 200 children every day. This nonprofit is one our Chandler community is very lucky to have!” How do you balance work, community and a personal life? Make the most of every minute of every day.  With two young children and a working spouse, we have to stay on task at home and in the office. My wife and I always say our morning and evening routine is like a symphony, with one picking up where the other left off. What is your favorite quote or saying? “He who does not get fun and enjoyment out of every day needs to reorganize his life.”  —George Matthew Adams ArizBank.com

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CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

“TOURS & TREATS” AT ICAN

The Chandler Center for the Arts is offering three summer camps for

CHANDLER

ages 7-14. Each offers professional coaching in all aspects of musical

Interested

theater, including dancing, singing and acting. Camps run June 5-23,

more about ICAN: Posi-

June 26-30 and July 10-14. ChandlerCenter.org/Camp

tive Programs for Youth?

JUNE 9 - AUGUST 26

in

learning

Join our monthly “Tours & Treats” event on Thursday,

EXPOSURES: AN EXHIBITION OF TEXTILE ARTS

June 15. RSVP to Court-

CHANDLER

ney Taylor at 480.874.7575

A textile-based art exhibit presented by the Chandler Arts Commis-

or

sion and the Chandler Cultural Foundation and exhibited at both the

ICAN is nonprofit orga-

Chandler Center for the Arts and the Vision Gallery. The exhibit will

nization serving youth in

be juried by Phoenix-based textile artist Ann Morton and will feature

Chandler. ICANaz.org

artworks by members of SAQA Arizona Chapter. VisionGallery.org

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courtney@icanaz.org.

JUNE 15-18 HIGHLAND YARD VINTAGE

FREE LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP

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CHANDLER TECHSHOP, 249 E. CHICAGO ST.

Highland Yard Vintage is open four days a month. They feature the

Join an ISA-certified arborist for this presentation called “Save Your Trees

Valley’s top designers, pickers and makers, with gorgeous displays

from Monsoon Damage” and learn how to avoid common mistakes that

throughout the warehouse and a wide range of items for your home

contribute to tree failure in storms, and when and how to find a profession-

and garden. The June show is themed “Sweet Tea and Porch Swings.”

al when needed. Free class but registration required. ChandlerAZ.gov

Free parking and admission. For more information, call 480.622.0842.

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JUNE 17

CHANDLER MUSEUM AND ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA

KARZ & KOFFEE

PRESENT TRIVIA NIGHT

PRESS COFFEE CHANDLER

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CHANDLER

Karz & Koffee is a monthly gathering of car people who meet to swap

Hear about the East Valley’s baseball past, while you compete with

car stories, exchange ideas and get advice. Sometimes that advice

other trivia enthusiasts at this inaugural event. Enjoy delicious local

extends beyond the automotive world, but that’s all part of the ca-

craft drinks, amazing food and the outrageous fun that is “hipstorian”

maraderie! Gatherings happen every third Saturday of the month at

Marshall Shore. Compete with a trivia team of four or six. Reserve

Press Coffee in downtown Ocotillo.

your spot today. ChandlerMuseum.org

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JUNE 17 OUR STORIES SPEAKER SERIES: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY CHANDLER Billy Allen, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, will share how his O’odham people have endured as the world around them changed. He currently lives in Casa Grande after completing a 33-year teaching career. Our Stories is a collaborative program series of the Chandler Museum and Chandler Public Library. ChandlerMuseum.org

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JUNE 17 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY CHANDLER The experts in mystery entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in

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JUNE 24 BE WATER: MAKING ARCHITECTURE IN AN ARID REGION CHANDLER In a discussion that will cover the West’s rich water history and how a reverence for our most precious resource can shape our built environment, Brian Farling of Jones Studio Architects will explore what it means to be a desert dweller and how our region’s architecture can be more than a collection of styles. ChandlerLibrary.org

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Parting Thoughts

IRISH BANANA HAMMOCK A TWIST ON A CLASSIC COCKTAIL

ARTICLE MICHELLE GUERRERO AND THE OSTRICH PHOTOGRAPHY THE OSTRICH

A lot has changed in Chandler since it was founded in 1912. The buildings have improved and the dirt roads have been replaced. You probably won’t see many Model T-Fords buzzing around town and Arizona Avenue no longer ends at the town plaza. But one thing remains the same: You can still take dad out to downtown Chandler for a Father’s Day drink—and The Ostrich is the perfect place to enjoy a beverage and pay homage to the town’s rich history. Located directly below Crust Chandler, The Ostrich is housed in the newly renovated basement tunnels that run to the Crown Plaza San Marcos golf course clubhouse and the old railroad station. After World War I, the space was used as an ostrich feather storage facility, but now it’s decked with historical furniture and exudes ambiance. Once a watering hole for the nation’s traveling, The Ostrich is known for honoring its past by mixing up twists on classic drinks. And with renowned Phoenix beverage director Brandon Casey and his tongue-in-cheek humor at the helm, the Irish Banana Hammock fits right into The Ostrich’s approach. With the timeless combination of whiskey and sherry updated with banana liqueur and mole bitters, you’re sure to remember this drink long after the final sip.

IRISH BANANA HAMMOCK

2 oz Green Spot Irish Whiskey 1/2 oz Amontillado Sherry 1/2 oz Montenegro Amaro 1/2 oz Giffard Banane Du Bresil Liqueur 2 dashes of AZ Bitter Labs Más Mole Bitters Stir and strain into ice-filled glass. Garnished with a lemon twist and a banana chip.

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