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Gilbert’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 Gilbert and surrounding areas below.

Dixye Wilson

This business was started to fulfill a personal desire to serve others and assist with creating a mobile experience that provides relief and relaxation to the soles of your feet. On my journey to find a way to relieve stress and relaxation for myself, I found that there are so many health benefits to foot soaking, foot massages and essential oils. This journey has been so rewarding for me. It is so heartwarming to see that the services I provide give my clients a form of relaxation. Read more>>

Justin Mercer

I joined real estate almost a year ago and had a different look and out of the box way to brand myself. I get judged on a daily basis and I wanted to change the stigma on tattooed people in a professional industry. I got some backlash when I first started, which eventually led to the news doing a story on me. I’m almost a year in and am now in the top 1% of Realtors and will close off the year with numbers that far exceed the average agent’s first year. I can go on forever with what I have experienced/accomplished in this year. Read more>>

Derrek Trinosky, Anthony Jones and Zackary Reed

RideClutch originally started as a pure motorcycle apparel company, when one day, Founder Derrek Trinosky saw another company giving a caraway and thought “Why can’t I do that with a Motorcycle?” It took years of hard work to get the concept off the ground, but we had a serious competitive advantage early on: Ride Clutch had Derrek’s social media following and experience. Between his savvy understanding of social media, patience, and hardwork, Derrek was able to carefully navigate the ever-changing social media landscape. Over the next three years, RideClutch would grow and evolve to become a leader in the sportbike giveaway space. Read more>>

Ronda Alcorn

We’re Moving Forward! is a 501c3 non-profit organization (ID# 47-2199053) founded by three women whose own lives were dramatically impacted by a traumatic brain injury of a family member. Since 2009 we have been organizing social events and activities ranging from a simple trip to the movies to a three-day adventure out of town. In October of 2014, we formally became a nonprofit to continue offering this very important avenue for growth, allow us to reach more families and provide a wider range of group activities. The organization is structured in such a way as to try to involve the entire group in the planning, funding, and execution of activities and events, further providing the stepping stones for our participants to initiate and become involved in the rebuilding of their own social lives while fostering new and ongoing personal relationships. Read more>>

Eileen Pieczonka

Not even in my wildest dreams, would I ever think of being a children’s book author. Writing is just not my forte. I hope you will find this read enjoyable, maybe even a bit goose-bumpy, or ultimately inspiring! My story is about destiny; my inspiration for writing; pets changing lives; and literacy awareness. “An individual who does not challenge him/herself, struggles to flourish to their highest potential.” It took a karmic dog named Jamie for me to realize I was that individual. Through her experiences, I learned to challenge myself with every opportunity that comes along. Read more>>

Vickie Aigner and Sophie Aigner

Definitely! I think to tell you how Alive, Fit & Free has come about is to tell you a little bit about where I come from, so here goes. I have been a passionate health advocate my whole life, adopting a natural lifestyle at a young age and healing myself naturally from cervical cancer at the age of 25. After being widowed at the age of 47 with 5 kids still at home, I turned my passion into a career as a health and wellness professional. I became an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and have worked over the last 15 years with various senior residence facilities, corporations, and individuals as a Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Coach, and Nutritional Coach. Read more>>

Iysha Wedderburn

Iysha C. Wedderburn Master Esthetician. Owner and Founder of Sparkle N Sparkle Skincare. She is Tri licensed in Arizona, New Jersey and New York state. Her home base is Chandler, Arizona where her business is located specializes in corrective skincare, skin coaching and full body waxing, During the Pandemic Iysha provided complementary Virtual Consultations to help assist her clients and followers to still feel confident and educated about their skin during uncertain times. Iysha was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and always had a passion to inspire and help others with their self -esteem. Iysha volunteers her time speaking on panels to others especially the youth about the importance of skincare that it’s not a luxury but a part of our health. Our company motto is “We bring out the inner shine that you have always had within”. Read more>>

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