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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.

Monica Medina

I graduated high school early with the ambition to become a cosmetologist. At 20 years of age, I finally became licensed and did hair for two years. Within those two years. Read more>>

Allison Bethune

The concept for my book began 30 years ago when I became a single mother six weeks before my 20th birthday. For my 21st birthday, I became a mom for the second time. When my boys were toddlers, I went back to college and received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Read more>>

Sarah Williams

I was raised in a very strict household and taught that anything less than a college degree was not acceptable. Right after graduating high school, I jumped into college and started working toward acceptance to pre-medical school at the University of Arizona. After a few years, I was finally accepted and began my semester with a lot of excitement toward my future. Read more>>

David Rink

My journey into hair wasn’t fully my own idea, I must admit. My father one day asked me what I wanted to do with my life, what my goals and passions where for my career. That was the super fun talk every early 20 something-year-old looks forward to having with their parents. Read more>>

Justin Helsley

We started as a group of friends who wanted to make ourselves unique t-shirts. With a history of years of faithfully using “928” as an online video game clan tag, we decided to name our company after the area code that spans most of our state. It started as brainstorming unintentionally. Read more>>

Annie Berube

I am the owner, baker, and decorator of CopCake Cakery. I started baking for fun while working the midnight shift as a patrol officer with the local police department. As I made cakes and experimented with flavors, co-workers began to refer me out to other officers/people who began to call and ask for “CopCake” in order to place orders. Read more>>

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