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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.

Peter Hernandez

I started doing photography in 2013 as a hobby after taking photography classes in college. From there, it progressed into a side job. My wife and I have often talked about starting our own business but in 2019, we decided to take the plunge and actually start the business. Re is for Regina and Pete is for Peter. That is how RePete Photography got its name. Read more>>

Gabe Kubanda

I’m an alt-pop singer-songwriter, small business owner and non-profit organizer, and my new song “Let’s Ride” just debuted this week! I grew up in a musical household, played drums in the high school band, choir in church, but never really knew what it took, or where to look to have an actual “paying” livelihood doing something involving music. I’d been in a bunch of dead-end bands, learned a lot, took music business courses at UCLA EXT, and wanted to make my own stamp on the musical landscape. Read more>>

Josephyne Hudman

I’m Josephyne Hudman, I’m 21 years old and currently own Josephyne Marie’s. Josephyne Marie’s started when I began to do some soul searching and with being bullied in my school years, it made me more passionate to help others. I also genuinely love to give & when I found esthetics, I immediately fell in love with the career. I knew it was for me. I put my motivation and passion behind making others feel confident and built Josephyne Marie’s after graduating esthetician school. Read more>>

Scott Vaughn

Scott P. ‘Doc’ Vaughn is an illustrator and writer living in the Phoenix area since 1990, hailing originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was raised with an encouraged imagination. He has tuned those imaginings into zines (M&V), websites, webcomics (such as Warbirds of Mars), print comics, and novels, as well as hundreds of personal and freelance illustrations. He has shown at local galleries and venues and has been published online and in select books and periodicals. Read more>>

Carlos Vazquez

My parents used to work a lot growing up and I was often left to watch my younger siblings, which gave me a lot of time alone. I remember the first time I picked up a pencil to intentionally try to draw, I was 13 years old with a stack of lowrider and motocross magazines. Both of which depicted people with tattoos and cars with art. For some reason looking through these magazines, it inspired me to try and replicate the things I saw. Read more>>

Marc and Sandra Hacker

For years we have been intrigued by the food truck industry and the variety of food they offer. Seeing these hard-working people getting out there, serving the public, working fun events and, making business connections. We thought how can we, who still work full-time corporate jobs, make this work for us? Something that we can grow our small business on our own time in our own way. Read more>>

Daniel “Dano” Hitchcock

My musical journey started early in my life. I was surrounded by music because of my father. A phenomenal blues rock guitar player with great taste in music. From church band to weekend gigs, my first job was a roadie. With no gigs on the weekend, Saturday’s he would crank up the record player and shred on his Fender American Strat. Read more>>

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