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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.

Delia Ann Hayden

I have been teaching group fitness for five years. I am certified with AFAA for Group Fitness and also certified in Tabata Bootcamp, PiYo Live, Barre Above, Cycle and Pilates. I started playing sports when I was five years old and have always been active. My dad was a coach so the gym was my second home. This is where I found a love of sports and became active. Things changed when I went to college and gained the freshman 15, plus some. Read more>>

Daisy Sandoval

Born and raised in Mexico, I always had a passion for Mexican culture. In 2018, after traveling to Chiapas, Mexico, and seeing first hand the amazing talents of artisan men and women, the idea of La Patrona was born. Handmade leather huaraches is something you don’t see often in the U.S. and I felt I could bring something unique to Phoenix that would be loved by many. La Patrona officially launched in November 2019 at Mujeres Mercado, the largest Latina market in Arizona. Read more>>

La’Vista Jones

I started my company because my soul ached watching ambitious, passionate, and talented visionaries burn themselves out trying to do everything all on their own. Visionaries amaze me with their creativity to introduce unique ideas into the marketplace. They possess an endless source of care to nurture, grow, and develop those ideas. Moreover, visionaries yield the business acumen to map out strategies to guide the trajectory of those ideas. Read more>>

Crystal Huggins

I’ve always had a passion for baking, especially fueled by a supportive father with a sweet-tooth that was willing to eat just about any crazy concoction that I dreamt up. As any good father does, he’d tell me my recipes were great. He especially raved about my chocolate chip cookies. I officially launched The Modern Betty in 2018. Our very first product was, of course, a chocolate chip cookie. Within a few months, and lots of recipe testing, I had several flavors on the menu. Read more>>

Pete Schraufnagel

I grew up in Northern Wisconsin on the south shore of Lake Superior. My wife Kristi, dog Ruby, and I moved to Gilbert in March of 2018. Since then, we’ve grown our family to include our son, Joe. I’ve worked in multiple industries – from glass to disability insurance to agriculture – before I discovered my passion for helping people achieve their financial goals. I originally started in banking in 2015 in Madison, WI, which is what drove my desire to become a Financial Advisor. Read more>>

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