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Chandler’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyagePhoenix is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Greater Phoenix area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out inspiring stories from Chandler and surrounding areas below.

Stephanie Geare

Beginning at a young age, my mother took me to orchestra rehearsals while she practiced her violin. Most kids have babysitters. I had a conductor and 80 musicians as my babysitter as I colored countless coloring books, took naps, or did homework, all while listening to gorgeous swells of sweet melodies. Read more>>

Oliver Madison

I started off writing in high school. I always had the goal of being the next Stan Lee or Walt Disney. I wanted to create a fictional universe. I wanted to construct all the buildings in my mind brick by brick. I wanted to create every strand of hair and backstory of my characters from scratch. Read more>>

Ronda Sanson

My fiancé Devin Lish was in industrial construction with caused him to travel constantly keeping him away for months at a time, this became a concern for both of us as this is not a healthy exaistence in a relationship. After the last separation of almost 6 months and the project wrapping up, in Virginia he decided to come back to Phoenix and persue opportunities here at home. Read more>>

Amber Master

Community has always been a huge part of The Grove and it’s mission as a church. Indeed, a key component of their Vision Statement is to Grow Together. With that in mind, when they bought land and built their church in the scenic pistachio grove, they built a coffee shop smack dab in the middle of the campus. Read more>>

Kathrine Breeden

I am obsessed with dogs! Dogs, dogs and more dogs! That’s why I’m a professional canine behavior consultant! I was born & raised in a dairy county in England – surrounded by and loving cows, horses and dogs throughout my childhood. I moved to Dallas, TX in 1999 and brought my horse with me! Read more>>

Tammy Medigovich

I learned the real estate business from my dad. He built a successful mortgage and real estate business and in 2002 I joined him as a loan officer then later obtained my real estate license. Working with my dad, I learned the ins and out of the mortgage and real estate business. Read more>>

Angela Stone

My name is Angela Stone. Approximately 21 years ago, I decided that I wanted to take care of our seniors. I truly believe that I choose this path because of all the abuse I had entailed throughput my entire life. I just couldn’t imagine harming anyone, the way that I was harmed. I Truly care about what I do and i do it with great pride and passion. Read more>>

Lakshmi Venkataramu

My name is Lakshmi Venkataramu, an engineer by profession, an artist and creator by passion! Coming from a family full of enthusiastic artists and musicians, developing an interest towards art and music came naturally to me. I spent most of my childhood watching my mom paint and dad build wood structures. Read more>>

Marnie and Jeff Brookins

My passion for glass started with a unique window I wanted created out of stained glass for our new home in 2000. I had a specific design in mind and couldn’t find anyone to create it at a cost this new homeowner could afford. My husband, always up for my challenges, decided we could do it ourselves. Read more>>

Sandra Bassett

It all started in a small white church in Detroit, Michigan. I sat next to my mother in the choir stand at every rehearsal and learned how to sing and blend my voice with those around me. I learned harmonies, song structure and how to lead songs. My mother placed me in several community choirs and theater groups, where I increased my vocal capability. Read more>>

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