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Scottsdale 12.01.2017

Scott Pfeiffer

My journey started with a summer job as a framing carpenter during my college years. Upon graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Finance, I was hired with U.S. Home as a Superintendent and eventually became a project manager. Read more>>

John Hebrank, Brandon Main and Alex Schreer

Originally founded back in 2015, Brandon Main and John Hebrank branded and created the Reelbros name as an outlet to catalog their work throughout their college years. After gaining some valuable experience working on professional sets with some of the top local clients in the valley, as well as working with well-known names such as Ferrari, Phil’s BBQ, Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale, and Modus Apparel, the two graduates from Arizona State were ready to take Reelbros to the next level. Read more>>

Ken Peters

In 2003 I was a highly paid art director at a prestigious Phoenix-based design firm with an enviable roster of high-profile clients and a docket of fun and exciting projects. It was the sort of job, with the sort of firm, every designer dreams of… but I was miserable. Read more>>

Linda and Tom Rawles

We always wanted to create a mix between a nice wine bar like Tom knew from California and a neighborhood pub like Linda knew from the Midwest, something special and even magical that offers a few hours respite away from the craziness of today’s world. Read more>>

Mark “Kid” Corona

I’m the Whitest Mexican you’ll ever meet; I guarantee it or your money back. I’m a friendly, outgoing, and sometimes short-tempered dude. On average, though, one of the coolest people you will come across. Read more>>

Mike Baum

I graduated in 2009 with an MBA (right at the height of the great recession) from Thunderbird. Companies were struggling to survive and were not hiring MBAs, so I was pretty much forced into entrepreneurship. It was a hard time in my life, but that struggle paved the way to my experimentation with entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Kathleen Gramzay

I started my massage therapy practice in 1999. After one year of doing deep tissue therapy on professional athletes and clients, my body was killing me. The pain in my back, neck, and wrists was telling me that if I didn’t find a smarter way to work I was done. Read more>>

Jean-Christophe Gros

We started visiting the USA every year since 2007. So, in 2007, we stayed in Scottsdale one night just before visiting the Grand Canyon: we definitely fell in love with the city and Arizona. So, during several years, we thought it would be great to have our restaurant here as we lead hotels/restaurants in France. Read more>>

Kurt Cretors

We have been in the Financial Planning and Investment Advisory business for nearly 20 years. As “Fee-Only” advisors our focus from day 1 was to help our clients achieve their specific financial goals. Early on we recognized the importance of the human element involved with living through transitions in life and realizing the changes that come with those transitions. Read more>>

Paul and Matt Keeler

Liberty Station an American Tavern is the latest culinary endeavor from Keeler Hospitality Group, who owns Market Street Kitchen in DC Ranch and Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops in Omaha, Nebraska. Father-Son team Paul Keeler Founder/Owner and Matt Keeler Director of Operations developed the concept and head up the operations. Read more>>

Pamela Chambers

At 34 years of age, I finally graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Three months later, I was the sole survivor of a plane crash. My fiancée died in that plane crash and I had no income. At that time, I was preparing for graduate school and was looking for work. Read more>>

Master Maui Saito

This a brief story of myself, how and when I started my training. I am one of 12 children, born and raised in Hawaii. As a child, I kept to myself. I was a quiet kid, always curious about everything. The moon, the stars, the ocean, people and when the next meal was going to show up at the table. Read more>>

Elizabeth Hale

From an early age, I had an entrepreneurial spirit. At 11, I took over the neighborhood paper route and even surveyed my customers for their preferred delivery location. At the end of my college career at St. John Fisher College, I started a regional service and wholesale distribution company. Read more>>

Kerry Berman

In my teens and early 20’s, I struggled with terrible acne. The only way that I could get it under control was by getting regular facials and using the professional product. After that, I was hooked. Skincare became my passion. Read more>>

James Wilkes

At the age of 32, I ran my first river trip on the Upper Salt River in May of 1997 at the start of my third year of commercial river guiding. The place was pure magic! Since then I have run rivers for over 20 years from Alaska to Ecuador and from California to West by God Virginia and there is nothing like it anywhere. Read more>>

Jeff Hoodzow

We’ve been in business since 2008, I’ve been with the company since 2010. We didn’t really start a TV store, so to say. We bought an open box TV online since we couldn’t find a good deal locally, and someone liked the TV more than we did, so we sold it to them. Read more>>

Richard Murian

Like most people raised in relative poverty, I didn’t realize we were poor until looking back after some economic success. Born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, we lived in an upstairs flat just three blocks from the red light district. My mother who was divorced worked in a bomb factory in St. Louis during World War II. Read more>>

Kathy Koultourides

I began my career in the early 1980’s as a business-to-business sales rep in Chicago. I sold security, fire alarm, CCTV and access control systems. I was the first female sales representative ever hired in the electronic security industry back then. I pride myself on being a trailblazer for the many women who followed. Read more>>

Katie Roberts

I worked in corporate finance and events for 10 years before El Chorro recruited me. I’ve always had a passion for event coordination and I had lived in LA doing corporate style events for years before I decided to move back to Arizona where I’m from. Read more>>

Sharon Bondourant

I have been involved in the fitness industry for most of my life. I began playing sports as a small child while growing up in Louisville, KY which is where my southern accent comes from. I went on to earn a division one field hockey scholarship to Kent State University in Ohio. Read more>>

Rebecca and Sharyn Seitz

In 2011, I was working as a marketing consultant in the Phoenix area. Mom (Sharyn) was working as a finance executive in DC and looking forward to her return to Scottsdale. I grew up in Scottsdale, and Mom always knew she would “retire” back here in Arizona. Read more>>

Ronald Bell

I started my career as a writer. I’ve been writing poetry since the age of twelve. I took a liking to it after hearing The End by the sixties rock group the Doors.I wrote throughout my life while working several odd jobs before publishing my first of eight poetry collections at the age of 35. Read more>>

Kimberly Chapman

I started doing nails as a hobby 25 years ago, 21 years professionally. I made the choice to do it after I became sober from substance abuse. I had worked in a couple of different salons between Chicago and Arizona. Read more>>

Bruce A. Lev

RG Patent Consulting was founded by Rachel Gilboy in 2009 to help inventors file and receive patents from the US Patent & Trademark Office. Rachel received a biomedical engineering degree from Arizona State University in 2006 and passed the US Patent Bar in 2007 to become a US Patent Agent. Read more>>

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