Kayla Newnam is a Phoenix-based mural artist. After kicking off a mural tour locally at Desert Ridge Marketplace this summer, Newnam strives to paint a mural in each state for the next three years.
Phoenix native Trevor Halpern is the founder of Halpern Residential at North&Co., a “tight-knit real estate group” based in the Valley. Halpern is a graduate of ASU’s College of Law and his business is based on 99 percent referrals, making him a unique find in this real estate market.
Allan Draper is a local entrepreneur, attorney and co-founder of proof.pest control, which operates in seven states. In 2020, Draper launched “The Business Growth Pod” to offer business owners advice on a variety of topics.
Specializing in natural results and always looking to elevate the Aesthetics industry, Morgan Renfro is the co-founder of Scottsdale’s Lumen + Bevel Aesthetics. “We love to treat through education,” she says.
As the saying goes, not all heroes wear capes. That is especially true for teachers. Especially during an unprecedented year of virtual and hybrid learning, these Arizona educators are standouts when it comes to ensuring that their students have the brightest futures possible.
Latoya Beverly is the CEO and founder of Vo Signature Spa in Tempe. “Our med spa is unique in the sense of providing expertise in treating skin types 4 to 6 (a very neglected population of skincare), and we pride ourselves in also educating and bringing awareness to gut health through our non-invasive cosmetic procedures and resources designed to provide our patients with optimal health.”
Marissa Abdo is the co-founder of Lumen + Bevel Aesthetics, a medical aesthetics facial injectable practice specializing in Botox and dermal fillers. “The one-of-a-kind aesthetic practice in Scottsdale offers clients a collaborative experience using non-surgical facial sculpting and contouring techniques to enhance and preserve everyone’s natural beauty.”
Chef Matt Jordan is a culinary talent who has competed in eight Food Network series and counting. The Scottsdale resident, who was an executive chef by the age of 24, has also been an on-air expert for a variety of programming.
Arizona native Mark Bonnett is the CEO of Scottsdale-based CorePath Wealth Partners. “We empower those who want to take their financial situation to the next level,” he says.
Thanks to a number of local food bloggers and culinary aficionados, some of Arizona’s best hidden gems are finally getting their moment in the sun. For a more authentic glimpse of Arizona’s ever-evolving food scene, here are some of the most fabulous foodies and influencers to follow.