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Maricopa’s Rising Stars

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 Maricopa and surrounding areas below.

Andy Lockridge

In 1986, I resigned from the church I was pastoring because I felt God was calling me to go into business on my own. I knew that I wanted to be able to set my own schedule and make decent money so that I could travel and do ministry whenever I wanted. I had an idea of what I might do for work, so for two years, I tried all of my ideas and got nowhere. At the end of two years, I was deeply in debt and out of ideas. Read more>>

Haley L. Hallock, Paula K. Dieck

Haley Lee Hallock, Personal Development Coach, CCH, PSYCH-K. Haley has been facilitating and fostering individuals and couples (Couples Recovery Resources/Analysis) in areas of personal development, emotional growth and stabilized relationships as long as she can remember. Her devotion to humanity is illustrated through her unconditional love and desire to uncover the truth for each specific life she encounters. Read more>>

Alyssa Hall

I remember getting a Nikon camera for my 11th birthday and never put it down! I was always interested in being creative whether through drawing, computers, or music but my personality was very shy. I didn’t know how to communicate or express this. I figured out that I could express how I felt and who I was by being behind a camera. Read more>>

Crystal Brennan

My story begins as a child I was very creative and curious. But I also struggled with what most people know or call”night terrors” I at a young age started to experience “sleep paralysis” and very vivid dreams. I believe my parents thought that is what it was. But some of the ones, I remember seemed almost to real. Read more>>

Michael Rosenkrantz

From March 2009-August 2016, I lived in India and Nepal. In India, I was a VSO volunteer with the National Trust, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. We worked with 900 non-profit agencies working in the field of developmental disabilities throughout India. Read more>>

Chauntaye Fayson

I started doing hair when I was around 11 years old. I began making a profit around the age of 14. Back in MI, I was known for my “growing hands” and this is actually how I managed to get most of my clientele. At this time, my company name was Conveniently Beautiful Styles, because I was a traveling stylist. Read more>>


Dr. Cheryl Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton began her healthcare career over 35 years ago. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University; worked in the health and fitness industry; owned a nutritional counseling business; taught collegiate nutrition, health and wellness courses; and raised four children before attending the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine to become a naturopathic medical doctor with a concentration in women’s health. Read more>>

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