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Scottsdale’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 Scottsdale and surrounding areas below.

Neel Mehta

My story is one of persistence, determination, innovation, and leadership; the backbone of the American dream. After graduating from Biomedical Informatics, most of my peers took full-time jobs in corporations like Google, Amazon, and PayPal – not in health care or biomedical research. Read more>>

Brent Bond

Originally from Oklahoma, I was first introduced to printmaking as an undergrad student at Cal State Long Beach where I received a BFA in Printmaking. I landed in Arizona as a Regents’ Scholar on full scholarship to ASU. While there I received travel and research grants and was awarded the Jacob Kenneth Heller Award for Printmaking. Read more>>

Susan Potje

The Celebration of Fine Art was originally founded by my father, Tom Morrow. My husband, Jake and I thrilled to be second generation owners of something we are very passionate about. It is a place where art lovers and artists connect first hand. Visitors get to enjoy the creative process happen right before their eyes. Read more>>

Moe Kittaneh

I’ve always been interested in entrepreneurship and interested in wellness, so getting in to skincare was kind of a natural evolution for me. My first business venture was a salon, which built on my existing interest in skincare and introduced me to the personal care industry. Read more>>

Shaelyn & Jose Delgado

Once upon a time (actually, about three years ago now…), Jose and I made the life-changing decision to step away from our current jobs, Jose as a business lawyer in Phoenix and me as an analyst at a Chicago-based research firm, to step outside of our comfort zones, travel through Central and South America and reassess what was most important to us as we entered the next chapter in our life together. Read more>>

Nicole Arend

I attended school in Los Angeles for Merchandise Marketing and Visual Communications with a goal to work in the bridal gown industry but fell in love with fashion shows and how they worked! It only made sense that after college, I would start planning different events for friends which led me to plan weddings! Read more>>

Rachelle Owens

Photography as an art form has always been the one medium I could understand and appreciate. I loved being able to freeze a moment, an emotion, a face, or a place, and turn it into art. I’ve also been obsessed with weddings for what feels like forever!!! Read more>>

Savannah Heath

I spent my four years at Arizona State University studying business, specifically Economics and Supply Chain Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business. While in school, I started a job that would quickly grow into a passion of mine, despite having no relation to my studies. I began tutoring through a program called America Reads at a local Boys and Girls Club. Read more>>

Meagan Pinney and Ashley Allan

Like most great ideas, Your Jubilee started over a happy hour… a rum & coke and vodka tonic to be exact! We were both planning in the corporate world but really felt drawn to be more creative and to the personal side of events. What better way than getting into an industry that celebrates peoples love? After months of networking, connecting with local creatives, and deciding on a name we launched Your Jubilee in April of 2014. Read more>>

Susie Timm

After graduation from ASU in 2000, I became a branch manager at Chase Bank — throughout the 9 years, I worked in the banking industry I was a top salesperson, high performing manager and I ended my banking career as Community Bank President for UMB Bank (HQ in KC, MO). Read more>>

 

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