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Tempe’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 Tempe and surrounding areas below.

Anjane King

I have always been a singer/musician since I was a little girl. I would perform at school and honestly whenever I got the chance. Randomly at like 8 or 9, I just decided to stop singing, so much so, that if anyone would ask me if I know how to sing, I would tell them no completely. In 2019, I was planning a promotional video and was trying to find the perfect background music, and randomly decided to create my own, that I can say is the first time I decided to make music and sing again. A small gesture but it definitely changed me and for the better. Read more>>

Mariah Chavez

Having a creative outlet has always been extremely important to me. When I was younger, I enjoyed everything from painting to singing, but when I found photography an entirely new world opened up to me. I would just take photos of my friends and family for fun, the occasional landscape photo thrown in there. As someone who was never very comfortable in their own skin it made me feel really good to see the beauty in other things and people. Read more>>

Josh Hsu and Max Fisco

Max and I are former student-athletes, injured due to poor training and guidance from physical health professionals such as personal trainers and physical therapists. Max had both his shoulders dislocated on more than one occasion and I suffered a spinal disc herniation and left shoulder dislocation. Like most people after an injury, we wanted to get back to our A-Game in most cost-effective and fastest path to recovery. Read more>>

Ruby Sandoval

Growing up, I remember being the girl with the camera. Field trips, vacations, parties. I was always taking pictures. After planning my own wedding, I knew I wanted to be part of the wedding industry. My wedding photographers made me realize that photography is such a massive part of a wedding day! I felt it was my calling. I started investing in my education and in professional gear and six years later, here I am! Capturing love stories and providing a one-way ticket to a moment in time. Read more>>

Summer Roth

I graduated from ASU in 2012 with a B.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Art History. I started my career as an intern at MIM (The Musical Instrument Museum) as a marketing coordinator. With amazing leadership and professional mentors, I flourished and continued to gain experience across all aspects of marketing from traditional media buying to web development and digital media. Read more>>

Joshua Hemmerling

Started in high school working at a bicycle shop in Michigan selling & servicing modern and vintage high-end bicycles. During this I had become friends with a co-worker and his father owned a small vintage European specialty shop and I would go to work there often on the side. There is where I was introduced into the European car market. I had worked on anything from older Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Opel, Triumph, Lancia, Jaguar to Porsche and more. Read more>>

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