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Inspiring Stories from Peoria

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 Peoria and surrounding areas below.

Krista Moreland

I found myself sitting in the bathtub Six months after delivering my 3rd baby wondering how am I ever going to feel like me again? I had been a two-sport college athlete. I had always been lean, fast, strong and very competitive. However, what I could see sitting in that tub didn’t resemble even a glimmer of who I once was. I was broken, lost, defeated and the guilt was excruciating. Read more>>

Andi Stanfield

I started quilting when my mother opened a fabric and yarn store. I was working there twice a week and figured I should learn the crafts. Within two years, I purchased a longarm sewing machine and began teaching quilt classes. Quilting is a huge industry, and it can be hard to get noticed. But I have made some amazing friendships, and everyone is really supportive. Read more>>

Jaimi Morgan

Back in 2003, when my children were very young, myself and fellow members of our local Moms Club would travel down to the Southeast Valley to a freezer meal kitchen. It was a brand new concept to the commercial market, and we loved the convenience of it. Having a freezer full of ready to thaw-and-cook dinner type meals was one less thing we had to worry about while being stay-at-home moms. Read more>>

Jason Prentice

I was nine years old when I began becoming interested in learning about entrepreneurship and by that time already had the tinkering traits of an earlier inventor. I created all sorts of things through my youth and started a few small businesses so that I didn’t need to work the traditional retail jobs to get through high school and college. Read more>>

 

Sarah Moffa

Baking wasn’t anything more than an occasionally hobby until six years ago when I was in Target (Because all good stories start with “So there I was, in Target..”). Finding myself a section that was 100% not where I needed to be, I found a book on cake pops. And I mean, who doesn’t go into Target for one thing and come out with something and come out with other things that you totally did not need. That day it was me. Read more>>

Leslie Campa

I have been making and selling my one-a-of-kind fairy crowns to raise money and also have a GoFundMe set up. I do hope to have a non-profit one day too, to remind everyone that no matter what they go through, they still have their wings. I have a vision that this book will go nationwide and touch millions of hearts for years to come, it just takes a little faith. Read more>>

Drew Desmond

I was also noticed by the Prescott Western Heritage Foundation and began writing an article under their banner for a local bi-monthly magazine. It wasn’t long before I was taking their board meeting minutes and they elected me Secretary. The Prescott Western Heritage Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes the history and western heritage of Prescott and Yavapai County. Read more>>

Hannah Allen

I bought my first DSLR camera and it all went up from there! I started my business and began to really love photographing people and their special moments. I love getting to know people and talking with complete strangers. I love being able to capture who people truly are and who they truly love. Read more>>

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