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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.

Elizabeth Hughart

I moved to Queen Creek from Seattle in September 2018. I was pregnant with my 3rd baby and wanted to connect with other moms in the area. I had previously been the Stroller Strides manager in Seattle and knew FIT4MOM was the perfect place for me to go. Read more>>

Jess Holmes

After quitting a local digital marketing agency due to HR refusing to allow me to go on maternity leave, I decided I was tired of being underpaid and under-appreciated. Though digital marketing is male-dominated, I decided to quit and started working as a freelancer from home. Read more>>

Alisha Peterson

Hi! I’m Alisha Peterson. I am an Arizona native and became a Registered Nurse in 2011. At first, I worked in an area of nursing that wasn’t where my heart was, but an opportunity opened up and I made my way to Labor and Delivery. Read more>>

Dalton England

To be honest, the more I try to tell my story, the more I realize I’m still figuring it out. I played baseball my whole life up to the division 1 level, graduated with a degree in psychology, and just over a year ago, took a leap of faith and quit a job I wasn’t happy at to try and build something for myself.  Read more>>

Wilman Vergara

I moved to Arizona from Miami, FL to attend Arizona State University in 2008 as a first generation college attendee, the change was quite difficult at first having been raised in South Florida for most of my life. The youngest of three from a family of Colombian immigrants. Read more>>

Robert Gagnon

I met my wife Sara In 2011, where she was an ICU supervisor, and I was an airline pilot. We had a conversation on having our bar someday, then it became “how about our brewery”? We then started home brewing in September 2011, and in April 2012. Read more>>

Crys Melton

I became a doula after my son was born. That lead me down a path to becoming both a childbirth educator and a placenta encapsulator. Along the way, I started learning about donor breast milk and the benefits it has. There is tremendous need but very little education or resources. Read more>>

David Johnson

The business started back in late 2014. The original idea of the business came up doing church and was just an idea. After a few months and a lot of trial and error the final machine was made and is still used today with a lot more upgrades. Read more>>

Rick Vesci

Terry and I moved to Pine Arizona in 2013 from San Diego California. We purchased a 6-acre parcel which is part of a gated community in Pine known as Portal IV. Our property is the final phase of the community which the original developer had intended for the building of townhomes. Read more>>

Michelle Trejo

I was born and raised in the Aloha State of Hawai’i and couldn’t miss it more. I am from a small town on the windward side of O’ahu called Kane’ohe. I had the great fortune of being raised in this beautiful town and by an incredible and hardworking mom who also was a skilled cook and baker. Read more>>

Laura Pettit

I was a ballet dancer growing up and thankfully learned the importance of taking care of my body well early on. In high school, I started paying attention to how my body felt when I ate certain foods, got enough or too little sleep, and exercised at ballet. Read more>>

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