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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.

Sadie Northway-Smith

I started Sucrose in January 2019, because I wanted to see more attention brought to my city and it’s youth artists! Since then, I’ve had tons of fun getting to work with everyone. Read more>>

Jasmine Ramsey

My name is Jasmine. I am 23 years old and the Owner and Executive Chef of Jazz It Up Soul Food. We are currently a private-home based business looking to expand into a food truck. Cooking has always been a passion of mine… No, more like a forever LOVE of mine. Read more>>

Adrian Ramirez

I’d considered myself an athlete for most of my life up until a few years ago. I’d played sports since I could remember and followed that passion through college. Like most other athletes, I had dreams of playing professionally. After dealing with a few season-ending surgeries and going through the mental exhaustion of the rehab process. Read more>>

Jessica Nauman

I have been passionate about working with small businesses for almost a decade. I started a long time ago working for Oregano”s as a server when they only had 6 locations. Since then I have worked for local coffee & tea shops, I work at Gilbert Farmers Market every Saturday for almost 4 years selling a Majestic Garlic Hummus. Read more>>

Lee Cates, Brian Rambo and Cody Johnston

Our co-founder team is a great one-two-three punch of celebrity notoriety and savvy business sense. Brian Rambo, American Ninja Warrior star, 1st place holder in L.A. Qualifiers, with his day in Tempe, Arizona has 11 years of the business ownership experience. Read more>>

Mel Rhoden

I went to life coaching school in Tempe, then turned around and started a career coaching business. I had a background in HR and decided I’d rather deal with people professional like rather than their personal life. But then as I began to take on clients. Read more>>

Hod Rabino

Started as a freelance writer for Harnett’s Sports Arizona Magazine covering ASU football and basketball in 2000, the person who hired me also had a website corresponding to the ASU football coverage of that magazine. Once he wished to get out of the website publishing business. Read more>>

Isabella Ribaudo

For as long as I can remember, baking and decorating has been a passion of mine and a big contribution to my life. I used to watch the Food Network and dream of creating desserts for a living that would inspire others. Read more>>

Eugene Brown Jr.

“I started just in my bedroom playing with the internet.” I’ve always been fascinated with non-traditional and unorthodox ways of making a living For myself so naturally, as a kid, I always knew that I would be own boss and have my own business. Read more>>

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