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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.

Lee Ann Thompson

I was adopted at birth. An insignificant detail to some, but I have always seen it as the biggest gift anyone could receive! I have always felt blessed that my parents gave me a chance at a better life and it has compelled me to achieve and make the most of what was given to me. This life perspective and the amazing people I’m surrounded with have afforded me much success across my lifetime. I began playing multiple sports including soccer, softball, surfing, ice skating, hockey and soccer around age 5. Read more>>

Susan Reyes

A good camera does not a photographer make. One day my dad told me I had a knack for photography so he gave me his professional grade camera. I started to use that camera from then on and my pictures were a complete work of art. Just kidding. They were awful…so awful, that I avoided using that camera most of the time because I was afraid of failure. I learned that a good camera is only part of the equation, so I immersed myself in books, YouTube videos, tutorials, and local photographer groups. It was the first time in my life that I didn’t give up on myself because for the first time, it felt like I was doing what I was meant to do. Read more>>

Marina Leonov

At some point of my life, I had a job and a lifestyle of the Information Technology professional. Being an IT consultant had taught me a lot of great habits. One of them is a habit to check everything twice and then again. I really don’t expect my clients to care how much time I’ve spent going through their travel schedule verifying every detail, but their comments “Everything worked as a Swiss watch” to me sounds like a Nobel Prize in travel advisors category. Read more>>

Bridgette Baldwin

I’ve been a bartender for 12 years and after having my daughter, I decided to branch out on my own and offer my services to people outside of the typical bar setting. I started small, doing events for friends and family but in just a short amount of time, my business has grown to service events like weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, baby showers, and even birthday parties. I currently have a team of three employees that work every week with me, and a few others who fill in as needed. Read more>>

Bobby Kramer

I started working in the Industry at the Turf in Downtown Phoenix. I thought like many people that it’d be a job to pay the bills while I worked on my degree at ASU. The more I worked there, the more I realized how much I loved the industry. Read more>>

Kristen Cross

Throughout my youth, I spent my time drawing, playing instruments and attending concerts, but after high school, I moved from home and I went through a really rough patch in life and lost all urges to create anything. A part of me still really wanted to be surrounded by creatives, so I would go to local shows and hang around my cousin’s tattoo studio.  Read more>>

Racciah Pittman

I was born and raised in a small town near Detroit, MI called Kalamazoo. As a child I grew up in a home watching my mother do hair from our kitchen. Along with several of my other family members from both my mom and dad’s side of the family doing hair: Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and my Brother. I was always amazed and interested in whenever I would watch them all do hair. Read more>>

Rambha Singh

From a discriminated girl child against boys in India to a successful entrepreneur in the USA is a long and eventful journey of 43 years with one theme of following my heart and passion and work hard to realize your dream. Read more>>

Thomas Geare

I have a diverse background. I have a degree in music performance as a classically trained tenor, and have sung with the Phoenix Symphony Chorus. I spent the majority of my twenties working as a music therapist at behavioral health hospitals. After getting married and with a child on the way, I decided to go back to school for engineering ASU. Read more>>

Tiffany Battle

Since I was a little girl, I always use to draw or doodle on my classwork in school. I have created many themes, yearbooks, and posters through my high schools years. During high school and undergraduate school, I took art courses to gain more knowledge of artist are the world. Read more>>


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