Kimberly Guimarin is the founder and CEO of Paradise Valley-based Pop’s Coffee. “We are proud to say that our high-quality beans are responsibly sourced from fair trade, sustainable farms.” Learn about Kimberly Guimarin…
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Hometown: I am from Zeigler, Illinois. A very small town (1,200 people) in Southern Illinois.
First job: This is such a fond memory for me. It was as a hostess at my grandfather’s restaurant.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: I love being active, and I feel so lucky to live in Arizona where I can be outdoors year-round. I enjoy running, playing tennis and taking walks with my husband, Chris.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Hands down, our children. They are my everything.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: I would definitely say my biggest obstacle was myself. I needed to just getting out of my own way and moving forward.
Someone who inspires you and why: My mom inspires me so much. She is such an amazing example of unconditional love and support.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: My advice would be to never skimp on quality or customer service.
Favorite quote: “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” –Dalai Lama; “Treat people with kindness” –Harry Styles
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: People are surprised to find out that I still record and watch “General Hospital.”
What makes someone fabulous: For me the most fabulous people are the people who are genuine. People who stay true to themselves and their beliefs.
Photo credit: Timothy Fox Photography