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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.

Eric Meyer and Hannah Felix

I was drawn by the connection to other humans and being able to help people achieve goals they never thought possible. Now, looking back on it, connecting with others helped my own depression. Helping others made me a better person and at the time, I didn’t know it would change my life for the better. Read more>>

Lynn Dao

For the past ten years, I was a boudoir photographer empowering women through photography. During that time, I was also practicing yoga and saw how the practice positively affected my being. My body and mind felt better and over time I could see it opening me up in different ways. Read more>>

Steve Larkin

It all started in November of 2017 when a lady who owned a bridal store found me on LinkedIn to help her find a loan. My background was a financial consultant/auditor. I use to audit banks and mortgage companies for fraud. After meeting with her, I found out she was in deep debt and employees were taking money from the company. Read more>>

Eric Williams

I started photography just because I wanted to take better photos for myself at the time before I discovered the talent I had for capturing pictures of others. I began my career taking pictures at schools, taking pictures of people for their yearbook. After a few months, I decide on to continue photography on my own. I started working with models, designers, athletes and public figures. Read more>>

Brian Myers

I started Low Budget Movers is January of 2012, after working for another moving company in the valley. I saw the potential of owning a moving company and thought that I could make a few changes and offer a better service to our clients with a similar payment structure. Read more>>

Robert Garcia

The idea for Rob’s Tips for Trips, started when friends and family would ask for local trips to the places I had traveled to. I would dig up the specific note page on my phone and share all my random links, tips and tricks from locals, along with numerous bits of information collected from books and websites. Read more>>

Katarzyna Wrobel

I welcome you all with a warm smile on my face to a story …This story began over forty years ago, in Szczecin. The city that to this day is closest to my heart. My parents were expecting a boy but instead, they got a girl, me…and from that moment on my life was a bit of an uphill battle. I always went about the world my own way, not necessarily the easy way but my way nonetheless. Read more>>

Qing MA

I have got into the photography MFA program in ASU since 2017. Right now I’m working on a long-term project that has to do with Chinese pop culture and beauty culture. Since China is a country that known for its thousand-year history. It’s such a great excitement for me to explore the cultural possibilities in the future for my mother country. Read more>>

Eric Castaños

I finally decided to take my experience and apply to my own business venture and start taking clients on freelance. I really enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of taking on my own clients and have a closer connection. As well as creating my own content, projects & podcasts. Which leads me to today, back home in Yuma Arizona. Read more>>

Diana G. Muturia

I came to the US when I was 18 and studied math and mechanical engineering before I dropped out in my last year. I continued to pursue my love for technology and a passion for fashion modeling came about. I’m now the Founder of Clyn (pronounced as Clean), an app that connects small home service providers to residents in their area. Read more>>

Qingyun Zou

I was raised in a family also make teapots for a living. My dad loves his job a lot and has made many beautiful works. I learned Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (Teaching foreigners Chinese) during my undergrad. At that time, I had never thought about I will learn art in a few years later. Read more>>


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