On June 20, we honor the giver of the best piggyback rides, the top pancake flipper in the house and simply the coolest dude ever: Dad. In honor of Father’s Day, meet five Valley dads and learn their advice for new papas, their greatest joys and challenges, and how they plan to spend their big day.
Dr. Tiffany Avery is the clinical director of Modern Acupuncture, which seeks to remove all of the barriers that prevent people from seeking acupuncture for their healthcare routine. Dr. Avery counts the U.S. Air Force as her first job and is an avid outdoorswoman.
Katie Mollica is the co-owner of Anato-Me, a strength and conditioning gym in Arcadia. Mollica says it is “a space where people come to challenge themselves physically, learn how to perform exercises that drive results, nourish their bodies and become fundamentally stronger than they were before.”
Juliana Blazuk is the founder and owner of HUSTLE House, a new virtual on-demand fitness and wellness studio offering online workouts and wellness classes from Arizona instructors. Blazuk, who is also a certified yoga instructor, moved to Arizona in 2019 with plans to open an indoor running studio, eventually pivoting to a virtual studio.
Scottsdale’s R.J. Napolitano is the co-founder of Zebra, a multi-purpose, electric bike company designed to provide affordable and clean transportation for everyone. Zebra is expanding in Metro Phoenix, providing zippy, eco-conscious transportation in Old Town Scottsdale, Downtown Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix and Arcadia.
Stage-four lung cancer warrior Danielle Williams is a media consultant, the owner of Diva Strong Media and creator of Community Link AZ on YouTube, in which she highlight nonprofits and the positive contributions they are making in our community. “I am a former broadcast journalist with a passion for volunteering in the community and helping nonprofits acquire media exposure.”
Michelle Anderson is a licensed cosmetologist and owner of Michelle and Hair in Tempe, which helps Black women achieve top hair care with tailored products including hair extensions, specialized beauty routines and specific styles. “I provide luxury services and products that make women feel good and look even better.”
With Mother’s Day just around the corner on May 9, it’s time to celebrate the leading ladies in our lives. Meet six Arizona moms and their children, and find out their favorite ways to spend family time, mothers who they look up to and ever-important advice for new mamas.
Krista Kutac is the founder and owner of UGlow Aesthetics, a medspa in Old Town Scottsdale. UGlow Aesthetics is the exclusive provider in Arizona of the JetPeel Infusion Facial system as well as the VKMD chemical peels and Dermodality skincare solutions.
Ryan Read of Arizona-based Thrive Specialized Training is not only a fitness trainer and online coach but also a successful podcast host and a fitness-product creator. “My goal is to reach people on a personal level and help them be better people and find their passion.”