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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.

Adolpho Navarro

When I was nine years old at a family gathering, I found my father’s VHS camera laying around, so I decided to have fun with it. I rounded up my cousins, and we made a movie with it and played it on the living room television. All of the sudden the adults stopped to watch us and laughed at our movie. At that moment I realized the power of telling stories through the art of filmmaking. I was the only child growing up in a small town, so I turned to the video camera to play out my adventures with a green screen in my living room. Read more>>

Kerianne Prieto

My name is Kerianne Prieto & I have been doing what I love for the last 12+ years… Make-Up. I went to cosmetology school my senior year of high school in hopes that I could start my career early & get into the field that I have loved since I was a child as soon as possible. Read more>>

Marc Taylor

After college, I started my career as an assistant Project Manager, Superintendent and Cost estimator on a fast track federal design build program working for an Arizona based General Contractor who secured a 5 year contract to perform over 60+ design build programs at Luke Air Force Base. Read more>>

Tom Birney

A long time ago back in the 80″s the company was born. I always wanted to be in business for my self. This thing called computers were just coming out. I purchased one and was intrigued by how it could save time and money for pretty much any business. Read more>>

Christian Chambliss

I was raised in a loving family with a great support system, but early in my teen years some decisions I made took me far away from that into a life of addiction and self destruction. As a teenager I lived my life loaded, and lost ended up losing a few friends to drug overdoses. When I was 17 I myself overdose; thankfully I survived. Read more>>

Zuri Muhammad

As I was growing up my mom and dad made sure that we were learning the importance of giving back. So as I watched and learned I started asking questions about why people were on the street, why did people not have all the things they need. My family was setting an example for me, so when I started school and saw that I had friends that needed help, I would ask my mom “How can we help so and so with shoes?”. Read more>>

Kourtney Pittaway

All through college I was a studio art major. I focused in painting, ceramics and figure drawing and learned so many techniques taking sculpture, 2D design, 3D design, color theory, art history classes galore, etc. I loved all of these mediums but I didn’t feel like I was called to do any of them. Read more>>

Elyse Meyer

I started Prism Global Marketing Solutions, an inbound marketing agency, 5 years ago this coming August. Prior to founding the agency, I worked in various industries with companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 organizations all in roles focused on marketing and sales. Read more>>

Jen Butler

I’ve had an entrepreneurial spirit for as long as I can remember coupled with a strong love for HOME and that’s where my story has led to where I am today. I began my post-college career in retail merchandising and management followed by going back for a masters in elementary education and eventually a certification to teach Art. Read more>>

Laura Dunbar

My love for event planning began before I knew event planners existed. I typically begin this story by stating I am the oldest of 9 siblings. Being the oldest child always made me feel responsible for my siblings, gave me a natural position of the one who took charge, and made me a person people sought out for help and advice. Read more>>

Jesus Hurtado

We have been family owned and operated since 2014, proudly serving street tacos, Sonoran hot dogs, burritos, snacks and more. We first started cater to our friends in our small hot dog cart and through their word our business expanded and now we have a food trailer.  Read more>>


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