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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.

Campbell Faulkner

Campbell’s Crew Cares was founded in October of 2017 after Campbell’s Make a Wish. Campbell was 11 years old. His wish was to go to Wrigley Field in Chicago to go see his best friend Kyle play baseball. On the flight home, he asked to create a charity, so he could help people in need because so many kinds and wonderful people had helped him. On October 3rd, his wish became a reality as we became our very own 501c3 charity and later that year. Read more>>

Kandice Foster

Art has always been a part of my family. My father was a painter and that is where my love for artistry began. Since I was starting to enjoy makeup application in my early 20s, my father taught me to look at my face as a blank canvas, where I could add color, highlight, contrast, and dimension to anywhere to really create anything that I want to. With that concept in my mind, my creativity for creating makeup looks blossomed. Read more>>

Djemilah Birnie

The beginning of my entrepreneurial journey started when I was just 17 years old. I built and grew a children’s clothing brand completely online, primarily on social media using free relationship building tactics. During this process, I learned the fundamentals of growing a business by harnessing the power of the internet. It wasn’t until five years later that I started to build what has become my current agency, Midnightsun Media. I started just doing freelance digital marketing for local businesses. Read more>>

Katarina Kearns

When I was a sophomore in high school, I took a digital photography class not knowing anything about photography. After taking lots of photos and gaining an interest in photography, as well as receiving praise from my classmates and teacher, I decided to continue taking photos for fun on my own time. I have loved photography and capturing moments ever since! The rest is history. Read more>>

John Werking

In high school, I had a real connection to music like no other. Sure, we all really connect to music in high school, going through our teenage years, but my connection was extremely different. During my sophomore year, I applied for a trade school in Tempe called Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. After graduating high school, I attended the trade school and began my journey into music in anyway I could. Read more>>

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