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Inspiring Stories from Glendale

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 Glendale and surrounding areas below.

Jennifer Stalnaker

I’m Jennifer and I am the owner and creator of Lola the Eclectic. Lola is all about offering unique, individually crafted items. As the artist behind my creations, I go out of my way to ensure my pieces have a certain quality and character. Read more>>

Rebekah de la Fontaine

When I was a young teenager I got into special effects makeup and in order to showcase my skills, I would take photos on my flip phone. As I grew older, my mother gifted me a small and cheap point and shoot camera to take better quality photos of my makeup. Read more>>

Carla Reeves

This journey began for me when I left Corporate America to have my first child. After becoming a mom, it became my mission to figure out how to be a happy, thriving mom so that I could model for my children what it meant to live a fulfilling life AND to invent a lifestyle that allowed us to build the family life we envisioned while leaving a positive impact in the world. Read more>>

Joe Montella

I stumbled into magic by way of the theater. It all started when I was working for an entertainment agency. A magician that they had hired to perform at a show quit the job, leaving them with shows for the upcoming weekend that nobody was able to perform. In the next moments, they looked at me, handed me a bag of magic tricks, and said “guess what you are doing this weekend?” Read more>>

Linda Cobb

I originally owned one of the largest cleaning and disaster restoration companies in Southeastern Michigan. In 1995 I moved to Arizona and started publishing a newsletter about cleaning. At one point I was doing about 70 talk radio shows a month. Read more>>

Jacob Jester

My wife and I along with a team of about 30 people, started Compel Church in the Northwest Valley in 2014. It’s been a remarkable journey so far! For the 13 years leading up to that, I was a traveling speaker. I would travel and speak in churches, at youth conferences, and at summer camps throughout the year. Read more>>

Aleena Valdez

When I was 10 years old, I had already setup a small lemonade stand that I would setup every now and then and I wasn’t serious about it. A couple months later, my dad told me that other kids in my neighborhood had setup a lemonade stand too. Read more>>

Katie Western and Meghan McAnally

We both attended Grand Canyon University. Meghan has a business background and owns and operates her own Landscaping company, Terra Sole Outdoor Designs in Prescott, Arizona. Katie has a background in marketing, promotions, advertising and public relations. Read more>>

Diana Martin

After my divorce in 2011, I was left with different emotions and I was searching for something to help me find my confidence again. I never thought I would find it in something as seemingly insignificant as a spray tan. I went to a tanning salon and got a booth spray tan. Read more>>

Jamie Munoz

My name is Jamie Munoz, I am a pink-haired, tattooed, Phoenix native, entrepreneur and Disney lover! I also enjoy and happen to be pretty good at project management, organization, business coaching and assistance…the devil is in the details! Read more>>


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