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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.

Lance Greathouse

Greathouse Labs is where I inventor Lance Greathouse makes cool things that work. Whether it’s a fire-breathing robot, a mobile barbecue, remote control cooler or a custom wheelchair, his passion for creating is uniquely expressed through each finished product. Read more>>

Chelsea Litchfield

I started in the hair industry because I love art and the creative process and who doesn’t love getting their hair done! It was a way for me to be creative every day and work with people (which I LOVE). Early on, before I graduated from beauty school, I was drawn to mastering my craft and fell in love with learning and pushing myself through continued education. Read more>>

Sharon Shull

I first discovered the art of throwing pottery in college, where I learned how therapeutic it can be. Unfortunately, I was discouraged by my parents not to follow my dreams. They were convinced the only way to be successful was to obtain a college degree and told me I would fail otherwise. Read more>>

Ceiphers and Rachel Olweya

Ceiphers Clothing is an African inspired, American made brand with a cause. We use kitenge fabric (imported from Kenya) as accent pieces on every day American wear such as bow ties, shirts and dresses. Read more>>

Alexa Dearing

I started photography right out of high school at 18 years old as a hobby, shooting mostly photos of my friends, then i slowly began to take a real interest more and more into landscape photography. Read more>>

Heather Szymura

Heather’s career began in 1996 when she started working part-time for UPS while simultaneously attending college full-time. Working her way through the ranks, Heather moved into management in the Business Development department. Read more>>

Zaneta Luna

It all began at the age of four. One day, I was home running around and snuck into my older sisters bedroom to get to their colored pencils and markers. I remember dumping everything out and got to coloring on a blank page. From then on, I was obsessed with drawing. Read more>>

R. Fred Polak

I retired from Honeywell’s Avionics Group in 2004, as the Principal Training Engineer. I was responsible for developing, evaluating and conducting Avionics Systems Training classes worldwide. There are two types of classes. System Operation Classes for flight crew, and System Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting classes for maintenance personnel. Read more>>

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>>


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