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Phoenix’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 Phoenix and surrounding areas below.

Theron Wall

I love music. All of it. I love listening to it, playing it, singing it, writing it, making it, recording it, talking about it, reading about it, even promoting it. Hopefully, with my own music, what people hear and see is honestly, vulnerability, and creativity. I do my best to be open and take risks when I write and perform. Read more>>

Martez Cornelius

I always wanted to be a star, an actor to be exact. I fell in love with black cinema and all it had to offer, I just knew I could relate and I loved that feeling. I always knew I’d put myself in position to make an impact on the culture and make things we can relate to on educational level. Read more>>

Milan Maxey

My journey as an artist began early on around the age of ten. I started off writing poetry which helped me ease my way into love songs and r&b. By the time I made it to middle school, our class began receiving a lot of assignments centered around writing and even included some poetry. Read more>>

Cecily Maurae

I am where I am today because I’m passionate about showing the little girl inside me, along with the rest of the world, that we are multifaceted beings. It’s okay to be passionate about social justice AND love slaying the runway or have an amazing photo shoot and simultaneously have a bad mental health day. Read more>>

Jeanie Neubauer

I learned early never be a victim in life, regardless of all the forces pushing against you and you have no power over, you can always find a solid if small place to stand. The only thing in life we control in our selves, our outlook, and our behavior. If you have a vision and keep focused, you can accomplish a lot. Read more>>

Dara Rodger

I believe we are different because we change our menu weekly. We have a chefs counter where people can watch the chefs in the completely open kitchen and talk with us. Not only does the diner get to experience something new but the kitchen staff gets instant gratification when they can speak to and watch the diner enjoy a dish. Read more>>

Candace Green

Being that I am the only one that runs my business, something I get overbooked, which is a blessing, but sometimes I have to turn down some orders. Honestly, I don’t think running a business is ever a constant smooth road, but a smooth road with a few speed bumps here and there. Read more>>

Brandi Datcher

She’s Got It Errand & Concierge is truly a God-given vision that has spiraled into something beyond amazing. In January 2018, my family and I moved to the N. Phoenix area. This was one of many moves we have made with my husband’s employer and it proved to be the toughest. Read more>>

Nikki Madden

I am the CEO & Founder of a nonprofit organization called Lali’s Foundation For Families In A Crisis. We are dedicated to providing assistance for families with kids under 18. We are here to provide emotional support, resourceful information, counseling, and assistance to families in our programs. Read more>>

Jacqueline Walker

Believe it or not, no one starts out looking “fit.” It has to be achieved and maintained. As a matter of fact, I used to be so out of shape.  I hated how I looked and felt. I started my fitness journey about seven years ago. When I first started going to the gym, I had no idea what I was doing. Read more>>

Nancy Hill

My friend and I had always been interested in typography and paper. She had taken a 5-hr Letterpress class and so we decided to buy a small tabletop press. Instead, I went on to Craig’s List and we bought out an old print shop in Apache Junction. We reworked her garage in Auwahukee and started learning how to print. Read more>>

Jeff & Jen Herbert

Superstition Meadery was founded by Jeff and Jennifer Herbert in 2012, and they have gone from producing 300 gallons of mead and cider in their first year to over 29,000 in 2017. Mead or Honey Wine is defined as an alcoholic beverage where the majority of the alcohol in the product is derived from honey. Read more>>

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