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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.

BobbiJo Asher

I had been dangerously overweight, unhealthy, depressed, and miserable for far too long. I was overeating regularly and living a very sedentary lifestyle because it hurt to even move. This inactivity and self abuse put my life at risk and it was time to do something or face the fact that I was killing myself slowly and painfully. I weighed in at 450 pounds. Read more>>

David Shane Bojarski

I was raised in a musical family. My father and older sister would work in the studio every night writing and producing songs together. My mom convinced me to join the fun. I started by learning drums with my father. I then went on to the guitar, piano and bass. Read more>>

Terrel Alexander,I

I started Body Armour Clothing Co. in 2002. I was interested in creating some faith based T-shirts and prayed about it. God 1st dropped a slogan in my spirit that would identify our brand. The slogan He gave me was, Clothing Fit For The Body of Christ. I was amazed and highly motivated about our new slogan that God had given me. Read more>>

Christine Donley

My love affair with Tucson started when I moved from the Midwest to start as a freshman at the University of Arizona. Eventually, I returned to the Midwest to be near family, but I always missed the vibrancy of the Tucson culture, that I left behind. Read more>>

Laetitia Hua

I’m Laetitia, a 20-something-year-old lawyer and criminal justice advocate who loves unicorns. I currently work with community organizations and lawmakers at the legislature to improve our prison system and humanize citizens behind bars. Read more>>

Katrina Call

I grew up knowing exactly what I wanted to be. I wanted to have a horse farm and train, breed, ride, board, etc. And then I grew up, got married, had children, and life just went in another direction. One day I received a message from a good friend telling me that my photos were so amazing. Read more>>

Viola Gant

I’ve always had a love for fitness and a passion for helping others. This first led me down the path of teaching both in early childhood education and later elementary/middle school teaching. I was living in Dallas at the time just shy of my 30th birthday when the next phase of my life began. Read more>>

Karla Wear

Growing up my mom had a recipe book that she used for baking, Carrot Cake was always my favorite cake to make with her. I think that is where my love for baking started, in the kitchen next to my mom. I wanted to be able to share that bonding experience with my own children one day. Read more>>

Kaylie and Andre LaFond

We started our real estate experience with rental property. The prospect of providing housing at an affordable price to families that couldn’t purchase a home at the time was great. The financial benefits of this were also very appreciated. The best way to build personal wealth in real estate. Read more>>

Sandamini Cooksey

Myself along with a few committed friends wanted to do something unique in Arizona. I had a vision of a spiritual center with beautiful gardens and water features so people could be in an atmosphere of peace and nature without leaving the city. Read more>>

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