The Scottsdale Experience

A contemporary portrait of the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, paired with the companies, organizations, and families that have made the city great.

A contemporary portrait of the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, paired with the companies, organizations, and families that have made the city great.


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Photography by Matt Young<br />

Written by Terrance Thornton<br />

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Photography by Matt Young<br />

Written by Terrance Thornton<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> <strong>Experience</strong><br />

photographer: Matt Young<br />

writer: Terrance Thornton<br />

managing editor: Daphne Fletcher<br />

HPNbooks<br />

chairman and chief executive officer: Jean-Claude Tenday<br />

publisher and chief creative officer: Bernard O’Connor<br />

president and chief revenue officer: Ron Lammert<br />

project managers: Janeane Britt, Henry Hintermeister<br />

administration: Kristin G. Williamson<br />

book sales: Joe Neely<br />

production: Colin Hart, Evelyn Hart,<br />

Craig Mitchell, Chris Sturdevant


Legacy Sponsors.....................................................................................4<br />

Preface....................................................................................................5<br />

Introduction ............................................................................................7<br />

Chapter One - <strong>The</strong> Economy...................................................................8<br />

Chapter Two - Our Heritage .................................................................28<br />

Chapter Three - Our Landscape ...........................................................48<br />

Chapter Four - Our People ...................................................................70<br />

Chapter Five - Our Diversity .................................................................90<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Partners................................................................................94<br />

<strong>The</strong> Marketplace ..................................................................................96<br />

Quality Of Life ...................................................................................112<br />

Building A Greater <strong>Scottsdale</strong> ............................................................144<br />

Sponsors.............................................................................................164<br />

About the Photographer.....................................................................165<br />

About the Writer.................................................................................165<br />




Through their generous support, the following companies helped make this project possible.<br />


14850 North <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Road<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Arizona 85254<br />

480-525-7940<br />

www.modulusglobal.com<br />


10585 North 100th Street<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Arizona 85258<br />

480-860-2022 • Fax 480-860-8264<br />

www.scottsdaleranch.org<br />




<strong>The</strong>re is no place on planet Earth exemplifying an idea better than <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Arizona as its people and culture embody the moniker,<br />

“<strong>The</strong> West’s Most Western Town.” From rural lands to cosmopolitan dwellings, the heritage of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> harkens to the ideal of both the<br />

swagger of the American cowboy and perseverance of early American pioneers. <strong>The</strong> modern feel to a rustic existence fueled by the sweat<br />

equity of men and women who were going to do it their own way is a belief system you will find common here in <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and the<br />

American southwest. <strong>The</strong> spirit of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and its people have created a special place in the Sonoran Desert. And, as the community<br />

embraces the 21st Century with respect to its western heritage—<strong>Scottsdale</strong> is a city doing it right.<br />

That can-do attitude has lured many of the great minds of modern society to Arizona with <strong>Scottsdale</strong> being no exception—most notably<br />

the famed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin West in north <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is widely regarded as an architectural masterpiece, a<br />

training ground for up-and-coming architects and a tourist attraction that sees more than 100,000 visitors a year. Architectural aficionados<br />

consider Taliesin West one of Mr. Wright’s masterworks from his Second Golden Age (1936-1959) because it incorporates many of his<br />

architectural principles: the use of natural light; integration of the structures into the landscape; use of local materials; merged indoor/outdoor<br />

spaces; and open interior spaces.<br />

<strong>The</strong> people of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, too, have figuratively and literally shaped the land of the community by agreeing to tax themselves to create<br />

the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which many say is a prime example of the widely felt passion for natural preservation the community<br />

holds dear. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> McDowell Sonoran Preserve encompasses 30,000 acres of land within municipal boundaries, which makes it<br />

one of the largest urban preserves in North America. <strong>The</strong> story of modern-day <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is one shaped by big ideas, and there is no better<br />

example than the preserve. <strong>The</strong> land itself is managed, maintained and protected through a partnership between the city and the McDowell<br />

Sonoran Conservancy—an independent nonprofit organization made up of community stewards who work to promote and protect the<br />

precious acreage.<br />

<strong>The</strong> ideals of stewardship and volunteerism are beliefs engrained in the collective consciousness of the people of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> as<br />

the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, many locals contend, laid the tracks of a spirit of philanthropy still thriving today. In the late<br />

1960s the Fowler McCormick family donated 100 acres of land to the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> requiring a park be created to be open to the general<br />

public and free for all to enjoy. In 1971, Guy Stillman, chartered the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Railroad & Mechanical Society as part of the operational<br />

agreement with the municipality establishing what is affectionately known today as the “Railroad Park.” <strong>The</strong> original purpose of the society<br />

was to provide technical expertise to the McCormick Railroad Park. Later that year, Mr. Stillman began to move his Paradise & Pacific<br />



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steam railroad to the park, officials at the<br />

Railroad Park say, donating two narrow gauge<br />

5/12 scale locomotives.<br />

No civic organization speaks to the spirit of<br />

volunteerism and the spirit of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> itself<br />

better than the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Charros. <strong>The</strong><br />

Charros, loosely translated in the singular tense<br />

as “gentleman cowboy,” are a group of local<br />

leaders who for more than 50 years have been<br />

in the constant pursuit of improving the lives<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> residents while preserving<br />

the community’s ties to its western heritage.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Charros have a rich history<br />

of supporting education through programs<br />

based within the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Unified School<br />

District as well as education and youth<br />

programs delivered through community-based<br />

nonprofits. Through the establishment of <strong>The</strong><br />

Charro Foundation, the philanthropic outfit<br />

has given back more than $16 million to the<br />

community through scholarship programs<br />

made possible through its partnership with<br />

hosting the San Francisco Giants during Spring<br />

Training in Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

From the Railroad Park to Indian Bend<br />

Wash and the world-renowned <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arts<br />

District to luxurious resort offerings, <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

has evolved into a modern-day oasis in the<br />

Sonoran Desert. <strong>The</strong> cache of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> carries<br />

a billion-dollar tourism brand cultivated<br />

by <strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. A public-private<br />

partnership between the municipality and its<br />

tourism brand—<strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong>—bears<br />

significant fruit as a recent economic analysis<br />

shows for every dollar invested in <strong>Experience</strong><br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> the return on that investment<br />

directly generates $67 in visitor spending and<br />

$3 in local tax revenue. Those revenues help<br />

shape new attractions like Western Spirit: <strong>The</strong><br />

Museum of the West in Old Town or the latest<br />

Public Art installation.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> <strong>Experience</strong> is like no other…<br />




By Rachel Sacco, President and CEO of <strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

For those of us fortunate enough to have the time and means to visit destinations around the<br />

globe, we experience new cultures, new foods and new traditions. And for those who travel to<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, they see glimpses of the world within 185 square miles.<br />

Within the city limits and within our neighboring communities, visitors stay at Andalusian and<br />

Cuban-inspired resorts, sample tequilas and mezcals from Mexico, try globally-inspired cuisines,<br />

and marvel at artwork and installations from international artists.<br />

But they also have experiences that are distinctly Southwest, distinctly Arizona and distinctly<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. <strong>The</strong>y witness the beauty of the Sonoran Desert on the trails of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve<br />

and see it through the eyes of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West. <strong>The</strong>y indulge in spa treatments that<br />

incorporate ingredients indigenous to the desert. <strong>The</strong>y tee off on golf courses surrounded by towering<br />

cacti and ancient boulders.<br />

All of this can be enjoyed in <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

thanks to one of the area’s oldest industries—<br />

tourism and hospitality. With its 330 days of<br />

sunshine and a healing climate, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has<br />

attracted visitors from the far corners of the<br />

world for more than a century.<br />

It all began when Salt River Valley residents<br />

invited Army Chaplain Winfield Scott to visit<br />

and help promote the area. Upon visiting, he<br />

purchased one acre in what is now <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

As <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s acreage increased, it became a<br />

hub for wellness. And in the 1890s, the first<br />

rooms were rented at the Oasis Villa.<br />

Since that time, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has welcomed<br />

guests at Ingleside Inn, Jokake Inn, Hotel<br />

Valley Ho, Safari Hotel, Four Seasons Resort<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> at Troon North, <strong>The</strong> Saguaro, and<br />

so many, many more.<br />

As the industry has grown, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has<br />

introduced world-class events and attractions,<br />

from the Parada del Sol and spring training<br />

baseball in the 1950s to Western Spirit: <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s<br />

Museum of the West in 2015. Museums, art<br />

galleries, restaurants, wine tasting rooms,<br />

breweries, golf courses, and boutiques have<br />

opened their doors in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, offering new<br />

amenities and opportunities for visitors to enjoy.<br />

Today, <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s diverse and robust tourism<br />

industry welcomes more than 9 million visitors<br />

each year. <strong>The</strong>se visitors spend millions as they<br />

book rooms at our hotels and resorts, dine at our<br />

restaurants, and tour our community. During their<br />

trips, they experience the world. <strong>The</strong>y experience<br />

Arizona. And they experience <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

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Below: President and CEO of <strong>Experience</strong><br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Rachel Sacco.<br />







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Opposite page, top: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Forward<br />

event presented by the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Chamber<br />

of Commerce was moderated by David<br />

Bentler as Nick Cardinale, Dennis Robbins,<br />

Andy Markham and Carter Unger offered<br />

insights into the growing diversification of<br />

the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> economy.<br />

Opposite page, bottom: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Mayor,<br />

W. J. “Jim” Lane.<br />

Modern <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has an economy based on a thriving tourism cache that is world-renowned:<br />

travel experts estimate the brand annually draws nearly nine million visitors commanding an<br />

economic impact of $3.7 billion. But the modern draw of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>—perhaps the foundation for<br />

the billon-dollar brand established today—was originally found in the community’s dedication to<br />

fine art. Today, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arts is a pillar among other fine-art destinations in the American southwest.<br />

For more than 30 years, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arts—an advisory and management services production led<br />

by a board of trustees—has provided administrative expertise for all public art offerings within the<br />

municipality. Those municipal cultural facilities and efforts are:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Center for the Performing Arts;<br />

• Various <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Public Art installations; and<br />

• <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Museum of Contemporary Art.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Cultural Council, which now operates as <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arts, was established in 1987<br />

as a 501(c)3 nonprofit management company that has evolved into an umbrella organization with<br />

three operating divisions charged with promoting and cultivating local visual and performing arts.<br />

Far and away, tourism continues to be the fuel for the local economy, but city leaders continue to<br />

strive to redefine and diversify its local economy through the establishment of the Cure Corridor.<br />



“We have evolved into a more modern city<br />

with more modern objectives with regard for<br />

opportunities for a generational workforce and<br />

developing and providing those kinds of<br />

amenities that are reflective of a lifestyle for a<br />

new generation,” said <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Mayor W.J.<br />

“Jim” Lane in early summer 2018. “But still<br />

have a place and community of other options.<br />

We have a little bit of something for everyone.<br />

We want to make sure we give an opportunity<br />

for our kids to grow and thrive the same way<br />

we did.”<br />

Mayor Lane, having been a resident of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> for 45 years and elected leader for<br />

14 of those, says as the local economy grows<br />

new perspectives emerge. He came to<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> from New Jersey in 1973 to take a<br />

position with an international CPA firm. He<br />

has served four years on the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> City<br />

Council beginning in June 2004, and began his<br />

first term as mayor in January 2009. He was<br />

re-elected to the mayor’s office in 2012 and<br />

began his third term in January 2017.<br />

<strong>The</strong> city’s Economic Development<br />

Department, a key ingredient of the continued<br />

growth of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> economy, reports<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> is home to more than 25,000<br />

businesses with nearly 20 percent of Arizona<br />

corporate headquarters calling the city home.<br />

And, city leaders continue to believe in<br />



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Above: Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center<br />

presented by Honor Health at 10460 N.<br />

92nd Street is a testament to the growing<br />

bio-life science industry as healthcare and<br />

bio-life science jobs increased 18 percent<br />

from 2012-2017 in the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Below: Top bio-life science firms in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> include the Virginia Piper<br />

Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, Orion<br />

Health, the Honor Health Research<br />

Institute, Matrix Medical, Epifinder<br />

and Brain State Technologies.<br />

addition to corporate digs, the continued<br />

establishment of the local bio-life science field<br />

will continue to blossom as the 21st Century<br />

unfolds. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> healthcare and bio-life<br />

science jobs increased 18 percent from 2012-<br />

2017 compared to 15.9 percent in neighboring<br />

Phoenix and 10.7 percent nationally. Top biolife<br />

science firms in <strong>Scottsdale</strong> include the<br />

Virginia Piper Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic,<br />

Orion Health, the Honor Health Research<br />

Institute, Matrix Medical, Epifinder and Brain<br />

State Technologies.<br />

Economic development experts say one out<br />

of every seven bio-life science jobs in the Valley<br />

of the Sun are based in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, stretching<br />

from SkySong, the ASU <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Innovation<br />

Center, to the Honor Health research and<br />

medical facilities along with the worldrenowned<br />

excellence of the Mayo Clinic. In all,<br />

the Cure Corridor employs more than 20,000<br />

people and pumps $2.5 billion directly into<br />

the city’s economy. More importantly, they are<br />

developing new technologies with the ultimate<br />

goal of changing lives for the better.<br />



<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce,<br />

which is led by President and CEO Mark<br />

Stanton, is leading the charge in telling the story<br />

of the modern <strong>Scottsdale</strong> economy. Home to<br />

many established and larger corporations,<br />

Chamber officials are telling the story of both<br />

success for entrepreneurship and small business<br />

success as the backbone of the local economy.<br />

Formerly, the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Area Chamber of<br />

Commerce advocates for:<br />

• Quality development and redevelopment<br />

• A business-friendly environment<br />

• High capacity transportation<br />

• Economic and job growth<br />

• Community improvements<br />

• Enhancements to quality of life<br />

“One of the most dynamic aspects of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> is diversity. Diversity in the types of<br />

businesses that operate in our community, we<br />

have entrepreneurial-start-up companies,<br />

we have bio-tech companies, we have Fortune<br />

60 companies and everything in-between<br />

representing healthcare, professional services,<br />

financial services and import and exports,” Mr.<br />

Stanton said in summer 2018. “That is one of<br />

the surprising aspects of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> that people<br />

may not be aware of, that degree of industry is<br />

supporting a very strong and growing<br />

workforce, which is creating an element of<br />

economic development that is on a trend of<br />

positive growth.”<br />

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Left President and CEO of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Chamber of Commerce, Mark Stanton.<br />

Below: New Business popping up in the city.<br />

Sunwest Bank Ribbon Cutting presented by<br />

the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce.<br />



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Right: Casitas amongst the majestic<br />

landscape of the Sonoran Desert is where<br />

you will find <strong>The</strong> Boulders Resort, 34631 N.<br />

Tom Darlington Drive, in north <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Bottom, left and right: <strong>The</strong> Boulders Resort<br />

offers curated trailheads meant for both the<br />

adventuress visitor and those looking for<br />

some serious R&R.<br />



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Left: Held annually at WestWorld of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, the spectacle that is Barrett-<br />

Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car<br />

Auction, offers residents and visitors alike a<br />

chance at capturing the American spirit one<br />

engine rev at a time.<br />

Below: Arabian Horses galloping around the<br />

dirt track in the Tony Nelssen Equestrian<br />

Center at Westworld of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, 16601<br />

N. Pima Road.<br />

For nearly 40 years, the positive economic<br />

growth experienced in <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has been<br />

the product of efforts originally envisioned as<br />

the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Convention & Visitor’s Bureau<br />

but now realized as <strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Emboldened through Proposition 200,<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> City Council annually provides<br />

nearly $10 million in funding to <strong>Experience</strong><br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> to promote local tourism helping to<br />

subsidize local events, research and tourismrelated<br />

capital projects. Keynote events offered<br />

in <strong>Scottsdale</strong> include international draws like:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction;<br />

• <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arabian Horse Show;<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Waste-Management Phoenix Open—<br />

<strong>The</strong> Greatest Show on Grass; and<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Bentley Polo <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Championships:<br />

Horses & Horsepower.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> voters in 2010 voted to increase the<br />

transient occupancy tax, which is also referred to<br />

as “bed tax,” from 3 to 5 percent with 50 percent<br />

of those dollars earmarked for tourism<br />

marketing. Tourism and municipal officials agree<br />



the return on the taxpayer investment to<br />

<strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is one of the strongest.<br />

Analysis from Longwoods International and<br />

Tourism Economics show every dollar invested<br />

in <strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> directly generates $67<br />

in visitor spending and $3 in local tax revenue.<br />

<strong>The</strong> direct impact—both in reality and virtual<br />

reality—of marketing efforts in calendar year<br />

2017 created $341.2 million in traditional<br />

advertising impressions while digital efforts<br />

created $110.7 million in online impressions.<br />

To the envy of visitor bureaus around the<br />

country, <strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> CEO Rachel<br />

Sacco has taken the tourism draw in <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

from sleepy art town with western heritage to<br />

international draw defining the modern<br />

experience available in the Sonoran Desert.<br />

Originally founded in 1987, <strong>Experience</strong><br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>—a 501(c)6 nonprofit, private<br />

company—was originally defined as the<br />

tourism arm of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Area Chamber<br />

of Commerce, the entity became a standalone<br />

organization in 2001.<br />



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Opposite page, top: Exceeding expectations<br />

and shattering perceptions of how to market<br />

one of the most prestigious spectacles<br />

anywhere on planet Earth the annual<br />

Bentley <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Polo Championships:<br />

Horses & Horsepower comes to WestWorld<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> every November.<br />

Opposite page, bottom: <strong>The</strong> Waste<br />

Management Phoenix Open is one of the<br />

most highly-attended golf tournament in the<br />

world and has been named PGA TOUR<br />

“Tournament of the Year" three of the last<br />

five years. In 2017, the tournament broke<br />

three attendance records, including a PGA<br />

Tour record 618,365 fans for the week.<br />

Top and bottom: Hotel guests and locals<br />

enjoying the summer pool parties, which<br />

provides a daily escape from the tripledigit<br />

temperatures of the Sonoran Desert<br />

at <strong>The</strong> Saguaro <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, 4000 N.<br />

Drinkwater Blvd.<br />



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Above: At 6850 E. Main St. in the heat of<br />

Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong> stands Hotel Valley<br />

Ho, which is a local icon in the hospitality<br />

industry illustrated by the mid-century<br />

modern design that is beloved by the<br />

local community.<br />

Right: Rachel Sacco, president and CEO of<br />

<strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

“<strong>Experience</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is the marketing arm<br />

to promote the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>—not just to<br />

visitors around the country but really to the<br />

world. It is the only marketing arm that we have<br />

as a community that truly puts <strong>Scottsdale</strong> on the<br />

map to visitors around the world. <strong>The</strong> wonderful<br />

thing about bringing visitors here, most of the<br />

visitors who come here are high-value visitors<br />

who we specifically target,” she said. “<strong>The</strong>y all<br />

have a connection to <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. <strong>The</strong>y want to<br />

go some place that is beautiful, is easy to get to<br />

and is friendly and welcoming. <strong>The</strong>y want to go<br />

to a place that is different. From our standpoint,<br />

what we are able to do is bring those people<br />

memories they wouldn’t get anywhere else.<br />

What we have seen that translate into is a big<br />

boon for economic development.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> <strong>Experience</strong> is like no other…<br />



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Above: <strong>The</strong> OH Pool at Hotel Valley Ho has<br />

been entertaining guests and local visitors<br />

for decades with no signs of slowing down<br />

anytime soon.<br />

Left: At Hotel Valley Ho guest oftentimes<br />

find themselves the recipients of<br />

complimentary samples provided<br />

by renowned chefs of the local<br />

culinary community.<br />



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Above: Here is musical entertainment<br />

provided by Hotel Valley Ho, during its<br />

Chef’s Farmers Market.<br />

Right: <strong>The</strong> landmark restaurant ZuZu offers<br />

an eclectic menu providing an exclusive<br />

experience in a hospitality icon of the<br />

American southwest: Hotel Valley Ho.<br />



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Top: Guests and neighborhood patrons beat<br />

the heat during summer 2018 in <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

at the Chef’s Farmers Market provided by<br />

Hotel Valley Ho.<br />

Left: A view of local produce and vegetables<br />

offered during the Chef’s Farmers Market at<br />

Hotel Valley Ho.<br />

Bottom: Party time: hotel patrons can find<br />

specialized drinks offered nowhere else other<br />

than Hotel Valley Ho.<br />



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Top row: Offered by premier operator<br />

Macerich, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Fashion Square, 7014<br />

E. Camelback Road, is a collection of style,<br />

entertainment and dining options second to<br />

none making it a top destination for<br />

residents and visitors alike.<br />

Right: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Quarter, 15059 N.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Road, anchors both the local<br />

fashion and entertainment sector --- a<br />

success story largely penned by innovative<br />

building design, a close proximity to<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airport and a burgeoning<br />

millennial workforce.<br />

Bottom row: <strong>The</strong> Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

fashion scene offers small boutiques with<br />

unique finds and eclectic merchandise giving<br />

patrons a one-of-a-kind retail experience.<br />



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Top: A view of the iconic Princess Plaza at<br />

the Fairmont <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Princess resort in<br />

the heart of central <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Center and bottom left: Among myriad<br />

attractions, patrons of the Fairmont<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive,<br />

will find a relaxing state of mind catching a<br />

Sunrise at Sunset Beach as the landmark<br />

resort offers a beach-like experience in the<br />

Sonoran Desert.<br />



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<strong>The</strong> W. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> at 7277 E. Camelback<br />

Road is a hotspot in the Entertainment<br />

District of Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong> providing<br />

these visitors a night they won’t soon forget.<br />



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Top: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Entertainment District<br />

is a pulse-pounding nightlife experience that<br />

has been famously compared to the South<br />

Beach district of Miami, Florida.<br />



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Top: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Corporate Galleria<br />

Centre offers an ideal location for the live,<br />

work and play mantra of Old Town<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> and its residents and proprietors.<br />

Right: SkySong, the ASU <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Innovation Center, 1475 N. <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Road, is found along the McDowell Road<br />

Corridor. SkySong is a partnership between<br />

the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and Arizona State<br />

University, and home to new and developing<br />

tech start-ups.<br />

Bottom: <strong>The</strong> municipality of <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

offers its Old Town Trolley as a year-round,<br />

free shuttle to take in the sights of Old Town<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> where tourists and residents alike<br />

can enjoy the attractions of the Arts<br />

District, Fifth Avenue Shops, <strong>The</strong><br />

Waterfront and SouthBridge.<br />



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Top and middle: <strong>The</strong> luxury multifamily<br />

housing options continue to sprout here in<br />

the Entertainment District of Old<br />

Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Bottom: A view of the iconic Waterfront<br />

Towers apart of the booming luxury<br />

multifamily housing marketplace offering a<br />

lock-and-leave option for winter visitors and<br />

year-round residents alike.<br />





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<strong>The</strong> Winfield Scott Memorial, commissioned through the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Public Art program, honors city founders Winfield and Helen Scott.<br />



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With links to the Arabian horses once owned by the Stillman, Wrigley and McCormick families, the Bronze Horse Fountain by Bob Parks is<br />

presented along 5th Avenue in Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />



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Top, left: Locals attending the Founder’s<br />

Birthday Event in front of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Historical Museum, 7333 E. <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Mall. Official State Historian Marshall<br />

Trimble addresses the audience.<br />

Top, right: Official State Historian Marshall<br />

Trimble, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> historian Joan Fudala,<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Mayor Jim Lane.<br />

Below: Daughters of the American<br />

Revolution of the Mayor Winfield Scott<br />

Chapter serving refreshments during the<br />

Founder’s Day Birthday Event.<br />

At the turn of the 20th Century, U.S. Army<br />

Chaplain Winfield Scott saw a potential<br />

farming operation on 640 acres of arid desert<br />

land in the Valley of the Sun. His vision<br />

became real, and this original homestead<br />

ultimately became known as <strong>Scottsdale</strong>,<br />

Arizona. His farm was adjacent to the Arizona<br />

Canal, whose fresh flow from the Salt River<br />

provided reliable water supply. Coupled with<br />

the construction of the Granite Reef Dam<br />

(1908) and the Roosevelt Dam (1911) a new<br />

era of development was ushered into the<br />

region along with a population boom some say<br />

is still unfolding.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> historians say while the favorable<br />

climate was a lure for agriculture expansion of<br />

the southwest, Mr. Scott encouraged others to<br />

come and enjoy the beautiful scenery he<br />

experienced. Those who came were armed<br />

with college educations and an appreciation<br />

for the arts of all cultures. It was this group of<br />

early American pioneers who laid the<br />

foundation of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> public school<br />

system in 1896, supported a burgeoning artist<br />

and writers’ culture in the early 1900s, and<br />

promoted <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s affiliation with the<br />

earliest area resorts, the Ingleside Inn (1909)<br />

and the Jokake Inn (1922).<br />

Between 1908 and 1933, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> grew in<br />

size of both commerce and population as a<br />

market town providing services for families<br />

involved in the agricultural industry solely. And,<br />



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Right: Centered in Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong>,<br />

Western Spirit: <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s Museum of the<br />

West is at 3830 N. Marshall Way.<br />

Middle: On the north side of Marshall Way<br />

Bridge at <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Waterfront is where you<br />

will find Passing the Legacy by Herb<br />

Mignery, which is meant to represent the<br />

passing of the torch from the Old West to<br />

modern-day <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Bottom: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Historical Society,<br />

which is a 501©3 nonprofit organization,<br />

offers membership opening a door to the<br />

rich past of the community of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

it was those early years of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> where the<br />

moniker of “<strong>The</strong> West’s Most Western Town”<br />

began to take hold of the local imagination.<br />

Many agree the idea was etched into history<br />

through the establishment of DC Ranch, which<br />

was originally envisioned as a cattle-raising outfit<br />

that at its peak encapsulated 44,000 acres, and<br />

true to form, continued to operate as a cattle<br />

ranch with cowboys and cattle drives throughout<br />

the 1950s.<br />

During the same time period, the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Chamber of Commerce was formed (1947) and<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> leaders made a conscious effort to<br />

promote a special identity—one that would be<br />

linked to the mantra of the old west, as a<br />

reflection of both the community’s roots and in<br />

turn creating what is now a billion-dollar<br />

marketing brand. On June 25, 1951, with a<br />

reported population of about 2,000, <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

was incorporated. Meanwhile, Malcolm White,<br />

who was appointed its first mayor adopted “<strong>The</strong><br />

West’s Most Western Town” as its official motto.<br />

It stuck and for modern <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, the<br />

members of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Charros are the<br />

perfect illustration of the western roots of the<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> community.<br />

For <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Charro Dennis Robbins, who<br />

serves as the group’s executive director, the<br />

Charros organization was created to ensure<br />

the tourism draw of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> could flourish<br />

under the guise of support for Major League<br />

Baseball, specifically the Cactus League during<br />



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Above: Dennis Robbins. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Charros<br />

Executive Director<br />

Below: <strong>The</strong> Charro Lodge at <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Stadium fills up with San Francisco Giants<br />

fans as well as <strong>Scottsdale</strong> locals during<br />

spring training.<br />

Spring Training. Mr. Robbins, a secondgeneration<br />

Charro, says the land that has<br />

come to be known as <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is a<br />

community steeped in both modern myth and<br />

old west legend.<br />

“Interestingly having been born and raised<br />

here, I did grow up with horses and was<br />

involved in 4-H, so I guess as much as you can<br />

be an urban cowboy or a suburban cowboy, I<br />

was. Some of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s history is just as<br />

much as legend as it is fact. It is kind of both<br />

as we had ranches and farms here. And, people<br />

who made their living doing that in and<br />

around <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. But you also had people<br />

who wanted to attract visitors here and wanted<br />

to take that and said we need to promote it:<br />

the western heritage. <strong>The</strong> cowboy. So, you will<br />

see a lot of the architecture in downtown<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> is reminiscent of that and was done<br />

just for that purpose.”<br />

Originally formed to be the sweat equity of<br />

Spring Training baseball, Mr. Robbins says the<br />

Charros are a group of volunteers dedicated to<br />

the ideals of what it means to be American:<br />

generous and independent. Given the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Charros are a volunteer organization, the large<br />

majority of fundraising occurs and is retained<br />

during spring training as the philanthropic outfit<br />

has been longtime partners of the San Francisco<br />



Giants, and through that partnership positive<br />

outreach has been occurring for decades.<br />

“I believe the 1952 season was the first time<br />

the Charros ran spring training. Right at the same<br />

exact time they came up with a way to celebrate<br />

the accomplishment of spring training and<br />

created <strong>The</strong> Ride, which is a four-day trail ride<br />

into the McDowell Mountains that is still going<br />

on today. We were just a group of volunteers who<br />

made sure people visited <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. Over the<br />

years as sports has evolved, we have started to<br />

raise money and we started to get good at it. We<br />

have been able to give back over $16 million into<br />

our local community for things like public<br />

education and youth programs. This is how we<br />

choose to give back.<br />

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Above: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is the Spring Training<br />

home of the San Francisco Giants bringing<br />

in many tourists and filling up the stadium<br />

every gameday of the season.<br />

Left: A view from behind home plate of San<br />

Francisco Giants fans enjoying the game<br />

and the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> experience in the Charros<br />

Lodge located in the stadiums right field<br />

concourse. Proceeds from the Charros Lodge<br />

turn into grant dollars to help the less<br />

fortunate in the community.<br />



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Below: A view of “Impulsion” by Jeff Zischke,<br />

which is a welcoming sign for guests leaving<br />

the WestWorld of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> event center.<br />



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Top, left: A statue of beloved Mayor Herbert<br />

“Herb” Drinkwater and his dog, Sadie, by<br />

artist Clyde “Ross” Morgan carries the<br />

inscription: "Serving the citizens of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> is the greatest job in the world.”<br />

Top, right: Mother and Child by John<br />

Waddell, which can be found at <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Civic Center.<br />

Below: <strong>The</strong> sculpture Bear Tracks, by artist<br />

Dave McGary, embodies the unparalleled<br />

look into the Old West visitors find at<br />

Western Spirit: <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s Museum of<br />

the West.<br />



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Water Mark, by artists Laura Haddad and<br />

Tom Drugan, crowns the Indian Bend Wash,<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s innovative flood control greenbelt.<br />





<strong>Scottsdale</strong>'s heritage is purely American.<br />

During World War II, the community was<br />

home to Thunderbird II Airfield, training<br />

center for more than 5,000 pilot cadets<br />

headed to war. Today, that training field is<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>'s modern airport. In the postwar<br />

era of the 1950s, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> expanded and<br />

established events—spectacles like the Parada<br />

del Sol parade and rodeo and All Arabian<br />

Horse Show—that still draw thousands of<br />

spectators and continue to define modern day<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. <strong>The</strong> following decades brought<br />

unprecedented growth to the Sonoran Desert<br />

with <strong>Scottsdale</strong> ultimately reaching its current<br />

topography of about 185 square miles by the<br />

year 2000.<br />

But despite the explosive growth, <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Mayor Jim Lane says he, to this day, can still<br />

find a sense of the western spirit at every<br />

corner of the municipality.<br />

“We respect each other. We respect the land.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is just a character that is built into the<br />

idea of being a western town. ‘<strong>The</strong> West’s Most<br />

Western Town’ certainly it evolves, but the idea<br />

is to keep a semblance of it—that doesn’t mean<br />

we are ranchers still, it doesn’t mean we are<br />

riding to work on a horse—but it does mean<br />

we maintain some of that western hospitality.<br />

That western attitude. I think that it is<br />

something that people who are our recent<br />

arrivals grow to understand and recognizing<br />

that’s one of the reasons why they are here is<br />

for that western hospitality.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> <strong>Experience</strong> is like no other…<br />



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Opposite Page, top: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arabian<br />

Horse Show is both a spectacle and sporting<br />

event bringing equestrian enthusiasts<br />

from around the world to WestWorld<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Opposite page bottom: Arabian horses<br />

galloping around the Equidome in the Tony<br />

Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, 16601 N. Pima Road.<br />

Bottom: For the equestrian community the<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arabian Horse Show is among the<br />

premier events of the sport.<br />





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Opposite page: <strong>The</strong> annual Parada del Sol<br />

Parade and community celebration attracts<br />

over 30,000 people and provides an<br />

opportunity to showcase the history,<br />

participating school groups, bands, live<br />

musical entertainment and great shopping.<br />

Top and bottom, left: Many who<br />

participate in the annual Parada del Sol<br />

Parade tradition take great pride in<br />

embracing the various cultures that are<br />

part of the American Heritage.<br />

Above, right: Cowboys and cowgirls from<br />

around the Valley of the Sun annually flock<br />

to Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong> to attend the Parada<br />

del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival.<br />



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Throughout Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, the<br />

Parada del Sol brings out visitors and<br />

residents alike who embrace the traditions<br />

of the Old West.<br />

Opposite page, top: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Police<br />

Department mounted unit.<br />

Opposite page, left center: A traditional<br />

dance honors the local culture of the Native<br />

American prevalent throughout the<br />

community of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> as Western Week<br />

celebrates native culture with its American<br />

Indian Festival.<br />

Opposite page, bottom left and right: Native<br />

Americans of all ages participate in<br />

traditional song and dance during the 2018<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> American Indian Festival, an<br />

element of Western Week that honors<br />

Arizona's 22 native tribes.<br />





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Above: <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s Thursday Night Art<br />

Walks draw art lovers from all over the<br />

Valley of the Sun and the world.<br />

Right: Aficionados of fine art inquiring<br />

about purchasing at the Andre Kohn Fine<br />

Art Gallery on Main Street during the<br />

acclaimed Thursday Night Art Walk.<br />



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Top: Spearheaded by the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Gallery<br />

Association, Thursday Night Art Walks<br />

have become a national phenomenon, but<br />

it all started here in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. Above,<br />

heavy traffic comes to Xanadu Gallery in<br />

summer 2018.<br />

Middle: <strong>The</strong> Thursday Night Art Walks are a<br />

big attraction for art enthusiasts and buyers.<br />

Many people can be seen passing along Main<br />

Street and the surrounding streets.<br />

Bottom: <strong>The</strong> Quantum Art Inc. Studio<br />

Gallery is based in the popular <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Art District.<br />



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Above: Artist Robert Indiana's LOVE<br />

sculpture is a favorite photo spot at<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Civic Center.<br />

Right: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Public Art is a bedrock of<br />

the community and has been since the<br />

community's early days. Windows to the<br />

West, by artist Louise Nevelson, was<br />

installed at the Civic Center in 1973 and<br />

remains a signature piece in the city's<br />

extensive public art collection.<br />



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Top and middle: <strong>The</strong> sun begins to set over<br />

the horizon of Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong> where<br />

local and tourists alike are taken back to a<br />

different time illustrated by the westernthemed<br />

storefronts lining Main Street in the<br />

downtown commerce hub.<br />

Bottom: <strong>The</strong> Rusty Spur Saloon was built as<br />

a bank in 1921—today, its vault holds cool<br />

beverages for visitors to Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />







From the original Scott homestead of 640 acres, the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has matured into a<br />

31-mile-long and 11-mile-wide modern desert oasis within the bounds of the Salt River Valley<br />

of the majestic Sonoran Desert. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has grown from small ranching community to modern<br />

municipality with three distinctive enclaves: south <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, central <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and north<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. What was once a community defined by the pioneering spirit of those brave enough to<br />

conquer the old west, today <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is a western reminder of days gone by.<br />

Modern <strong>Scottsdale</strong> to the west is surrounded by the towering metropolis of the city of Phoenix<br />

and the quaint affluence of the town of Paradise Valley. <strong>The</strong> community’s northeastern boundary is<br />

the three-million Tonto National Forest. To the south, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is bordered by both the city of<br />

Tempe and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. In its latest official report completed in<br />

2010, the United States Census Bureau reports the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has a total area of 184.4 square<br />

miles and a population nearing 250,000. But to manage that growth and to fully understand where<br />

a community is going comes from municipal leadership—and no document speaks more loudly in<br />

that vein than the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> General Plan.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> General Plan, which is divided into seven chapters with 22 different elements, is<br />

a statement of goals and policies that work as the primary tool for guiding the future development<br />

and character of the city over periods of time that can span decades. Arizona State law requires<br />

municipalities to update their General Plan every 10 years. <strong>The</strong> plan itself shapes the physical form<br />

of the city, yet it also addresses other aspects, such as community services, protection of desert and<br />

mountain lands and the character of neighborhoods. <strong>The</strong> General Plan provides a guide for day-today<br />

and long-term development and growth considerations. <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s General Plan has three<br />

interrelated roles:<br />

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Above: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> McDowell Sonoran<br />

Preserve encompasses 30,000 acres of land<br />

within municipal boundaries, which is a feat<br />

many say is unique to only <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />



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Right: Aspire, by artists Simon Donovan<br />

and Ben Olmstead, emulates human flight<br />

for those traveling near <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airport.<br />

Opposite page, top: A former WWII<br />

training facility, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airport is an<br />

international gateway and economic driver<br />

for the community.<br />

Opposite page, middle: A view of Ross<br />

Aviation, a fixed-based operator providing<br />

private aircraft support services at<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airport.<br />

Opposite page, bottom: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Airport also plays host to keystone<br />

community gatherings such as the annual<br />

Run the Runway event.<br />



• It is an expression of the community vision,<br />

aspirations, values, and goals;<br />

• It is a decision-making guide; and<br />

• It fulfills the state’s and the City Charter’s<br />

legal requirements.<br />

From a municipal perspective no long-term<br />

development plan has worked out better than<br />

the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Municipal Airport, which is a<br />

civil airport marvel as it is a fully-functioning<br />

airfield providing an unparalleled access point<br />

and economic driver for the community. For<br />

many, the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airport completes the<br />

circle of affluence that has come to define the<br />

cache of “<strong>The</strong> West’s Most Western Town.”<br />

Undergoing an expansive redevelopment<br />

project and with officials there estimating the<br />

regional airport at only 50 percent capacity, the<br />

horizon is bright. A municipal airport that<br />

provides both hard dollars to local coffers and<br />

direct access to attractions of the region—the<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airport is in a class of its own.<br />

In calendar year 2018, there were nearly<br />

170,000 aircraft operations at the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Airport, which equates to roughly 464 takeoffs<br />

and landings a day and about three departures<br />

or landings every minute. Furthermore, the city<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> recently commissioned an<br />

economic benefit analysis to better understand<br />

the positive impacts of the municipal airport. <strong>The</strong><br />

economic benefit analysis shows:<br />



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Native plants abound throughout the city of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>—within the boundaries of the<br />

McDowell Sonoran Preserve—and<br />

throughout the municipality. City leaders<br />

hold the line on stiff zoning requirements<br />

often hinging on native plant installation<br />

and maintenance in perpetuity.<br />

Opposite page: Hikers, bikers and other<br />

outdoor enthusiasts, both young and old, are<br />

regular visitors to the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> McDowell<br />

Sonoran Preserve.<br />

• Aviation activity accounted for $536 million<br />

in direct economic benefits for the region in<br />

fiscal year 2013-14;<br />

• <strong>The</strong> airport's expanded impact created an<br />

economic benefit of $8.2 billion;<br />

• Aviation activity supported 3,462 jobs related<br />

to the industry; and<br />

But while modern <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is taking cues<br />

from municipal successes throughout the<br />

nation, no local effort outshines one that defines<br />

the collective consciousness of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>: the<br />

McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It all started with<br />

resident concerns about growth that ultimately<br />

ushered in a new chapter for <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. By the<br />

early 1990s <strong>Scottsdale</strong> leaders began to<br />

formalize the notion of bringing mountainous<br />

areas and adjoining lands together to protect<br />

them from development. Local voters agreed to<br />

enact a dedicated sales tax in 1995, which put<br />

the municipality on a course to eventually<br />

acquire more than 30,000 acres, nearly onethird<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s land area.<br />

<strong>The</strong> land now known as <strong>Scottsdale</strong>'s<br />

McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which is equal<br />

in size to the Bryce Canyon National Park,<br />



consists of a permanently protected, sustainable<br />

desert habitat that includes an interconnected<br />

network of non-motorized, multi-use trails<br />

(hike/bike/horse) accessed from multiple<br />

trailhead locations. To help govern these lands,<br />

the nonprofit McDowell Sonoran Conservancy<br />

was established. <strong>The</strong> conservancy's handful of<br />

staff rely upon hundreds of community<br />

volunteers champion the sustainability of the<br />

McDowell Sonoran Preserve for the benefit of this<br />

and future generations.<br />

Justin Owen, the executive director at the<br />

conservancy, points out the accomplishment of<br />

the preserve speaks to the underlying belief of<br />

conservation being alive and well in the bones of<br />

those who call <strong>Scottsdale</strong> home. As stewards, the<br />

group of volunteer community members help<br />

connect the community to the preserve through<br />

education, research, advocacy, partnerships and<br />

safe, respectful access. In all, the preserve<br />

encompasses 30,000 contiguous acres of pristine<br />

land, desert vegetation and wildlife within the<br />

rough boundaries of the Pima Road alignment to<br />

the west, McDowell Mountain Regional Park to<br />



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Above: At both the Stadium and<br />

Championship courses offered at TPC<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, locals and tourists alike come<br />

out to play like the pros do, well, at least on<br />

the same course.<br />

Right: Throughout <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, golf courses<br />

comprise a large majority of the topography<br />

of the community, adding an incredible<br />

dynamic to the quality of life of<br />

local residents.<br />



the east, Stagecoach Road to the north and the<br />

Via Linda Road alignment to the south.<br />

“With it there is a huge sense of pride within<br />

the community of just being able to accomplish<br />

that feat. That belief system is monumentally<br />

important to the conservancy because it is the<br />

reason for why we are who we are. <strong>The</strong> preserve<br />

is not only an asset to the residents as it provides<br />

the opportunity to go out and enjoy the open<br />

space, but it attracts tourism as well. People want<br />

to be here. <strong>The</strong> preserve is monumental from the<br />

perspective as it is our way of capturing and<br />

preserving our open space.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> counts a total of 33<br />

percent of its total land mass as open space.<br />

<strong>The</strong> McDowell Sonoran Preserve is the largest<br />

urban preserve in North America and the<br />

fourth in the world, according to the<br />

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Along with a<br />

vast system of more than 40 community and<br />

neighborhood parks, <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s appreciation<br />

for the power of Mother Nature has helped<br />

guide community leaders to improving the<br />

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Above: <strong>The</strong> Continental Golf Club is one of<br />

the many public courses in the city and sits<br />

along the Green Belt.<br />



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Right: In the heart of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is<br />

McCormick Ranch—one of Arizona’s<br />

largest master-planned communities—<br />

where residents can find award-winning<br />

golf experiences just by stepping out into<br />

their backyard.<br />

Below: Nearly all <strong>Scottsdale</strong> resorts offer<br />

golf courses such as the Boulders Resort<br />

pictured here.<br />

lives of all local residents. That idea is<br />

manifested in the Indian Bend Wash<br />

Greenbelt, which is an oasis of parks, lakes,<br />

paths and golf courses traversing 11 miles<br />

through the heart of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. For Mr.<br />

Owens, the municipal green belt and<br />

preservation effort serve as an illustration of<br />

the idea of stewardship engrained in those<br />

who call the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> home.<br />

“We are here to be stewards of the land and<br />

we definitely feel like it is important to everyone<br />

here, but the reality is everyone doesn’t feel that<br />

way. It is not top of mind, and I like to think that<br />

is a lot of the reason for why it is so important to<br />

have education about preservation in our lives.<br />

A lot of it ties back to having the outdoors as an<br />

opportunity a lot of us don’t ever think about. It<br />

is about helping to educate about all of the<br />

insects, wildlife and the flora and fauna that<br />

exists helping to work to balance our ecosystem.<br />

We look at the animals that are here and by<br />

preserving these areas we are able to study it and<br />

help educate others.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> <strong>Experience</strong> is like no other…<br />



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Top, right: Indian School Park, 4289 N.<br />

Hayden Road, is situated along Indian Bend<br />

Wash, which is an oasis of parks, lakes,<br />

paths and golf courses traversing 11 miles<br />

through the heart of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Top, left and middle: Chaparral Park is one<br />

of the premier parks in the region, spanning<br />

more than 100 acres.<br />

Bottom: <strong>The</strong> city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is responsible<br />

for maintaining public parks and open areas<br />

offered throughout the entire community.<br />



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Top, left and opposite page: <strong>The</strong> varied<br />

parks and recreation offerings provided by<br />

the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> gives outdoor<br />

enthusiasts various options to get out and<br />

do things.<br />

Top, right: Visitors of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> parks and<br />

recreational facilities are not the only ones<br />

taking advantage of local bodies of water.<br />

Opposite page: Chaparral Park, the chance<br />

to catch some rays and a fish or two within<br />

the heart of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />







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No matter where you are in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>—the<br />

peaks of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve or<br />

the quaint neighborhoods of McCormick<br />

Ranch—a picturesque landscape is not hard<br />

to find.<br />

Above: Sunset over McCormick Ranch.<br />

Left: A sunset view from the McDowell<br />

Sonoran Preserve.<br />



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Above: An overview the Entertainment<br />

District in Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Right: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> City Hall where local<br />

matters of the day are discussed by the<br />

elected leaders of the community.<br />

Opposite page: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Waterfront is<br />

a keystone to economic development activity<br />

in modern-day <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />





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Above: Panaromic view of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>'s<br />

residents gathering together for local<br />

musical performances during the Summer<br />

Concert series presented by the McCormick-<br />

Stillman Railroad Park.<br />

Bottom: <strong>The</strong> McCormick-Stillman Railroad<br />

Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, is where<br />

many locals contend the spirit of<br />

philanthropy that still thrives today was<br />

first seeded.<br />



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Above: <strong>The</strong> historic Roald Amundsen<br />

Pullman Car at the McCormick-Stillman<br />

Railroad Park.<br />

Left: Visitors admire the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Charros<br />

Carousel, which was provided by the<br />

organization's community grant program.<br />

Bottom: <strong>The</strong> McCormick-Stillman Railroad<br />

Park offers a sense of family fun and a slice<br />

of historic Americana.<br />





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Opposite page: A view of Camelback<br />

Mountain through the lens of the<br />

McCormick Ranch Golf Course.<br />

Above and left: Views of the local<br />

topography in the northern region of<br />

community adjacent to the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

McDowell Sonoran Preserve.<br />



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Above and right: Soleri Bridge and Plaza<br />

was designed by famed architect Paolo<br />

Soleri and is a signature attraction along<br />

the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Waterfront.<br />

Bottom: Camelback Park, 4707 N. Hayden<br />

Road, is one of the many parks along the<br />

municipal Green Belt where you can find<br />

locals strolling the walkways in the early<br />

hours of most evenings.<br />









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Family and fireworks are mainstays of the<br />

annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest at the<br />

Fairmont <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Princess.<br />



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Above: A view of the grounds of Taliesin<br />

West which architectural aficionados<br />

consider to be one of Mr. Wright’s<br />

masterworks from his Second Golden Age<br />

(1936-1959).<br />

Although the average day in the life of a<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> resident is one many might consider<br />

fast-paced, the popular consciousness of the<br />

community is one rooted in the appreciation of<br />

the quiet joys life can offer. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> features<br />

year-round warm weather, an abundance of<br />

sunshine and a resort and destination spa<br />

enclave unrivaled in North America. <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

is the tip of the spear when it comes pampering<br />

its visitors. In a national media survey<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> is credited as having the highest<br />

number of destination spas per capita of any<br />

city in the United States. And, in the winter<br />

months, <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s population swells—folks<br />

from all over the nation's colder climates and<br />

notably the country of Canada—flock to the<br />

Valley of the Sun seeking the warm embrace of<br />

the desert winter wonderland.<br />

<strong>The</strong> allure of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is one not even the<br />

most ardent of brilliant thinkers can resist. One<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s most beloved adopted sons—<br />

Frank Lloyd Wright, a Midwest transplant<br />



himself—eventually called the Sonoran Desert<br />

home. Mr. Wright built a winter home here,<br />

which is now a National Historic Landmark,<br />

among the foothills of the McDowell Mountains.<br />

As in most things, he saw the beauty in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> that would ultimately lure thousands.<br />

<strong>The</strong> uniquely American piece of architecture is<br />

called Taliesin West and is now home to the<br />

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School<br />

of Architecture at Taliesin. Established in 1937,<br />

Taliesin West, according to Fred Prozzillo who<br />

serves as director of preservation, is considered<br />

a rare glimpse into one of Mr. Wright’s<br />

architectural laboratories. For some, making the<br />

trip to Taliesin West is akin to the pilgrimage to<br />

a holy land.<br />

“I think you could say that Wright came to<br />

Arizona really to create architecture that was<br />

something uniquely American. He was born in<br />

the 1860s when our nation was pretty<br />

young—he was out to create this new<br />

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Left: A view of the classrooms at Taliesin<br />

West, a training ground for up-and-coming<br />

architects and a tourist attraction that sees<br />

more than 100,000 visitors a year.<br />



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Left and below: A view of the classrooms at<br />

Taliesin West in north <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, which is<br />

widely regarded as an architectural<br />

masterpiece, a training ground for up-andcoming<br />

architects and a tourist attraction<br />

that sees more than 100,000 visitors a year.<br />



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Top and left: <strong>The</strong> Fairmont <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Princess hosts a one-of-a-kind patriotic<br />

Freedom Fest to celebrate the Fourth of July<br />

holiday where all are invited to the<br />

celebration of America.<br />

Above: An aerial demonstration team flying<br />

World War II era aircraft perform for<br />

the crowds enjoying the Fourth of July<br />

Freedom Fest.<br />



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Live music for the whole family leads up to<br />

evening fireworks at the Fairmont<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Princess Resort's annual Fourth<br />

of July Freedom Fest.<br />



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Arizona Bike Week is one of the national<br />

attractions hosted at WestWorld.<br />



architecture. A style that would be breaking<br />

from traditions of the time. When it comes to<br />

Arizona, here at the foot of the McDowell<br />

Mountains, he finds an expansive landscape<br />

and it was like standing on the verge of the<br />

Valley. He was struck by the geometry of the<br />

desert. It was so unique and it was perfect for<br />

him to explore this new organic architecture,”<br />

Mr. Prozzillo said in late summer 2018.<br />

Mr. Prozzillo explains Mr. Wright built his<br />

winter home and the envisaged headquarters of<br />

the Taliesin Fellowship, which was brought to<br />

life in 1937, with an eye toward creating an<br />

artistic enclave that would ultimately evolve into<br />

a world unto itself. With deep connections to<br />

the natural vegetation offered by the American<br />

Southwest, Mr. Wright and his followers built<br />

what is today considered one of his most<br />

personal and beloved creations admired by all<br />



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Opposite page: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Culinary<br />

Festival, which is hosted in Old Town<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, offers patrons of the culinary<br />

arts an eclectic mix of food, fun<br />

and friends.<br />

Top: <strong>The</strong> Culinary Festival also has a high<br />

school cook off event at the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Center of the Performing Arts, located at<br />

7380 E. 2nd St.<br />





❖<br />

Visitors to the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Culinary Festival<br />

enjoy premier food punctuated with pulsing<br />

live music.<br />



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Top and right: Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and<br />

local establishments like Old Town Tavern,<br />

7320 E. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Mall, offer a welcoming<br />

environment for all to enjoy a slice of the<br />

good life.<br />

Opposite page, top left: Segway tours<br />

offer visitors and tourists a one-of-a-kind<br />

touring experience of Old Town and<br />

Downtown <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s historic charm<br />

and entertainment.<br />

Opposite page, top, right: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> dog<br />

moms taking care of their pups as they<br />

need a breather from the excitement of<br />

Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Opposite page, bottom: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> visitors<br />

taking in the sights along the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Waterfront.<br />

of mankind. Some say without the influx of<br />

artisans—and the deep impact of Mr. Wright’s<br />

presence and influence on the world around<br />

him—at the foot of the McDowell Mountains<br />

the cache of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s renowned artist<br />

community may have never existed at all.<br />

“He found fertile ground where he could<br />

explore and create. <strong>The</strong> idea of why people<br />

moved out west, which was to create<br />

something new, Mr. Wright was following in<br />

that tradition. <strong>The</strong>re is a lot of talk about the<br />

arts in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, and he was really creating<br />

one of the first artist enclaves at the foot of the<br />

McDowell Mountains. He called it the<br />

fellowship and the apprentices that joined him<br />

and learned these new ideas—it was a<br />

community built around the exploration of<br />

beauty and how one can live a beautiful life. I<br />

believe, that is why people still to this day<br />

come here. <strong>The</strong>y are coming here for the<br />

beautiful climate and of course the beautiful<br />

landscape of which Wright is credited for<br />

helping to come to life.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> <strong>Experience</strong> is like no other…<br />





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<strong>Scottsdale</strong>'s annual Mighty Mud Mania is<br />

the original "tough mudder"—a community<br />

tradition since 1975.<br />



❖<br />

Top, left: Tourists and residents flock to<br />

Canal Convergence, a keystone event<br />

offered by <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arts.<br />

Top, right: During Canal Convergence,<br />

participants are encouraged to engage in<br />

workshops to spark their creative side.<br />

Left: Canal Convergence features<br />

massive temporary art installations in<br />

and above the Arizona Canal and the<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Waterfront.<br />

Bottom, left and right: Many locals and<br />

visitors flock to the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arts Festival<br />

presented by <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Public Art.<br />



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Top and middle: <strong>The</strong> 2019 Waste<br />

Management Phoenix Open presented by<br />

the Ak-Chin Indian Community, was held at<br />

TPC <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, home to “<strong>The</strong> People’s<br />

Open” since 1987. <strong>The</strong> best attended golf<br />

tournament in the world has gained<br />

legendary status as the most<br />

unique event in golf, and was named the<br />

2018 Tournament of Year by the PGA<br />

TOUR. <strong>The</strong> 2019 edition marked the<br />

tournament's 84th year, making it one of<br />

the five oldest events on the tour—and its<br />

10th year with Waste Management as the<br />

title sponsor.<br />

Bottom: Thousands of golf fanatics and<br />

partygoers flock to the famed 16th hole year<br />

after year pro-am to watch the Phoenix<br />

Suns Charities Shot at Glory, a closest-tothe-pin<br />

contest for a chance at $1 million<br />

for charity.<br />



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<strong>The</strong> Bird’s Nest, which is the premier<br />

concert venue at the Waste Management<br />

Phoenix Open, is an experience that has to<br />

be seen to be believed. Thousands upon<br />

thousands come to the Bird’s Nest seeking<br />

a one-of-a-kind concert experience. <strong>The</strong><br />

four night experience featured the musical<br />

acts of Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Lee<br />

Brice, <strong>The</strong> Chainsmokers, Snoop Dogg<br />

and Martin Garrix during the 2019 stop<br />

of the PGA Tour.<br />



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Each year, Barrett-Jackson, the World’s<br />

Greatest Collector Car Auction, sets the<br />

tone and prices for auto collectors around<br />

the world at their flagship <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

auction. <strong>The</strong> week-long event, spread in and<br />

around WestWorld's 386 acres, hosts<br />

hundreds of thousands of visitors and<br />

millions more on television.<br />



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Top, left and right: At the Bentley <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Polo Championships: Horses and<br />

Horsepower, models—and their canine<br />

companions—walk the grass runway at the<br />

Arizona Humane Society Canine Couture:<br />

A Dog Fashion Show Like No Other, which<br />

is presented by Lugari Pet Salon.<br />

Middle, left: At the Bentley <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Polo<br />

Championships: Horses and Horsepower<br />

people are there to be seen like these ladies<br />

admiring their fashionable outfits.<br />

Middle, right: Hosted at WestWorld of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, models running the runway at<br />

the world’s “Longest” fashion show, which<br />

is produced by Phoenix Fashion at the<br />

Bentley <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Polo Championships:<br />

Horses and Horsepower.<br />

Bottom: Every year more than 10,000<br />

people descend on WestWorld of <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

for the Bentley <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Polo<br />

Championships: Horses and Horsepower.<br />





BY<br />



90<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> sprung from humble beginnings and has a long, unique history of diversity. <strong>The</strong> city<br />

is adjacent to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, whose members are descendants of<br />

the Hu Hu Kam, ancient peoples of the region. In the 1800s, early settlers and the Hu Hu Kam<br />

traded goods, learned each other’s languages, and shared desert survival techniques.<br />

<strong>The</strong> official city seal portrays a cowboy inspired by the likes of Gerbacio Noriega, an immigrant<br />

from Sonora, Mexico, who in the 1930s was lead wrangler and foreman at DC Ranch at the base of<br />

the McDowell Mountains. Now filled with upscale homes that epitomize the luxury of one side of<br />

the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> spectrum, back then the area was a cattle ranch sprawling over 42,000 wide-open,<br />

saguaro-dotted, acres. Noriega worked uptown, but lived downtown. He was one of the original<br />

residents of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s tight-knit Mexican community on Second Street, where he remained until<br />

his death at age 104 in 1998.<br />

Another immigrant, Thomas Corral, moved to <strong>Scottsdale</strong> from Cananea, Mexico. Also working<br />

at DC Ranch, by the early 1920s he had saved enough money to purchase land at 7328 E. Second<br />

Street, where he opened a community center. Corral’s son, Alvaro, served in the Army Air Corps<br />

during World War II. <strong>The</strong> story goes that when Alvaro was 19, he was denied service at a local bar,<br />

despite being dressed in military uniform. According to Bruce Wall, Citizen Advisor for the city and<br />

local history buff, at the time it was common for people of color to be denied service. Alvaro’s<br />

response was to open an establishment where everyone was welcome. In 1946, he and his brothers,<br />

Emilio and Claudio, transformed their family’s community center into Los Olivos Mexican Patio<br />

restaurant, which is still there today.<br />

People from other parts of the world also came to plant roots in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. In 1929, Chinese<br />

immigrant Chew She Song and his wife, Kwan Youn Show, converted Johnny Rose’s pool hall at 3933<br />

N. Brown Avenue into a grocery store that catered to people whom other stores disparaged: Native<br />

Americans and Mexicans. Today the family still operates the store as J. Chew’s Mexican Imports.

<strong>The</strong> Corrals and the Songs, and other<br />

diverse families like them, helped build<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. For example, they were integral in<br />

the erecting of Our Lady of Perpetual Help<br />

Mission Church, which was constructed by<br />

volunteers in the community. <strong>The</strong> iconic<br />

building still stands on the corner of First<br />

Street and Brown Avenue.<br />

Also in the 1920s, one of the first Jewish<br />

families in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Lillian and Marshall<br />

Kubelsky (cousin of comedian Jack Benny),<br />

operated the Boston Store. <strong>The</strong> Main Street<br />

shop offered dry goods, furnishings, hats,<br />

shoes and groceries.<br />

After World War II, Cherokee artist Lloyd<br />

Kiva New opened a boutique in South<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. His line of leather handbags -<br />

inspired by Navajo medicine pouches - was so<br />

popular that “Kiva bags” were written about in<br />

the national media. New made a point to hire<br />

local designers such as Charles Loloma, a Hopi,<br />

who were sensitive about cultural and tribal<br />

appropriation and commercialization. In 1954,<br />

New opened the Kiva Craft Center, a retail<br />

space for his fashion garments and for works<br />

by other artisans, including pottery by Loloma<br />

and his wife, Otellie. New was a pioneer of the<br />

Fifth Avenue district of Old Town.<br />

It’s not all men. Dorothy Cavalliere Roberts,<br />

a <strong>Scottsdale</strong> native and divorced single mother<br />

of two, helped found the Parada del Sol parade<br />

(then called the Festival of the Sun) in 1951.<br />

Two years later, she was hired as clerk by<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s first mayor, Malcolm White.<br />

Roberts helped implement the first bond issue<br />

for creation of the sewer system, kept records<br />

and handled elections for the newly<br />

incorporated city. Many credit her activism for<br />

helping keep <strong>Scottsdale</strong> an independent city,<br />

rather than being swallowed in its nascency by<br />

neighboring Valley municipalities. After her<br />

time at City Hall, Roberts managed her father’s<br />

Reata Pass and Greasewood Flats restaurants.<br />

Her nephew, George Cavalliere III, now owns<br />

Cavalliere’s Blacksmith Shop at Brown Avenue<br />

and Second Street, the block on which Roberts<br />

and her seven siblings were born.<br />

“<strong>Scottsdale</strong> had some unique, remarkable<br />

people who did amazing, incredible things for<br />

the time that it was,” says Wall.<br />

More recently, as <strong>Scottsdale</strong> continues to<br />

grow, evolve and diversify, there have been<br />

efforts within city government. In 1998,<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> became the first Arizona<br />

municipality to establish a diversity initiative<br />

that pushed for equal access and fair treatment<br />

of all people. In 2000, the City Council<br />

established the Human Relations Commission,<br />

an advisory body whose mission it is to<br />

advocate and promote all dimensions of<br />

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Mayor W. J. “Jim” Lane declared <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

a "Golden Rule City" in 2017.<br />



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Top: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> for All is the City's flagship<br />

community campaign about kindness,<br />

civility, empathy and respect.<br />

Right: <strong>The</strong> City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has signed<br />

the Unity Pledge to advance workplace<br />

equality and equal treatment in housing<br />

and public accommodations.<br />

Below: Diverse <strong>Scottsdale</strong> residents break<br />

bread at a "Dinner & Dialogue".<br />

diversity, make recommendations on ways to<br />

encourage mutual respect and understanding<br />

among people, discourage prejudice and<br />

discrimination, and work towards cultural<br />

awareness and unity.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Commission is supported by the City’s<br />

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which<br />

provides Americans with Disabilities Act<br />

coordination, Title VI Civil Rights oversight, and<br />

overall diversity- and inclusion-enhancing<br />

activities. <strong>The</strong> office’s purpose is to make city<br />

government more diverse and skilled at<br />

inclusion and respect, and to serve the<br />

community through training, services, programs<br />

and events that create environments in which<br />

differences are valued, respected and embraced.<br />

<strong>The</strong> office is run by the Diversity &<br />

Inclusion Program Manager, who serves both<br />

city employees and the general community, and<br />

is a resource for resolving discriminatory<br />

complaints or concerns. “<strong>The</strong> image of the<br />

community and the organization is shaped<br />

through our interactions and partnerships<br />

inside and outside the community,” says Sharon<br />

Cini, who currently holds the position. “We<br />

learn more about one another as we interact in<br />

meaningful and productive ways with all<br />

members of the community, thus shaping a<br />

healthy future in a truly pluralistic society.”<br />

In 2009, the City Council amended<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s nondiscrimination ordinance to<br />

include protections for sexual orientation and<br />

gender identity in government employment.<br />

And in 2014, the City Council unanimously<br />

approved signing the Unity Pledge, a concerted<br />

effort by Arizona businesses and individuals to<br />



advance workplace equality and equal<br />

treatment in housing and hospitality for<br />

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer<br />

(LGBTQ) individuals and their allies. “It is nice<br />

that our city is promoting policies and<br />

activities that communicate to the LGBTQ<br />

Community that we are all welcomed here,”<br />

says Stanna Michelle Slater, the current<br />

Appointed LGBTQ Liaison to the city, a<br />

position created as an accessible and friendly<br />

ear to the city’s LGBTQ community.<br />

In 2015, the city redeveloped the Adaptive<br />

Services Center to provide specific services for<br />

people living with disabilities. It now includes<br />

a fully accessible kitchen, sensory room and<br />

large group room. And in 2018, the city<br />

introduced its first fully accessible playground<br />

at Chaparral Park.<br />

In 2017, Mayor Jim Lane proclaimed<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> a “Golden Rule City”, encouraging<br />

residents to treat others as they would like to<br />

be treated themselves. “It’s just changing a little<br />

bit of the cultural effect of how people behave<br />

with one another,” said Lane. “It’s really just a<br />

matter of respecting one another.” <strong>The</strong> next<br />

year, the Commission launched a multimedia<br />

community campaign called <strong>Scottsdale</strong> for All,<br />

promoting values of respect, kindness, civility<br />

and empathy. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> for All posters can be<br />

spotted in business storefronts, and a<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> for All Facebook page serves as an<br />

online space for civil dialogue.<br />

<strong>The</strong> city also supports a 25-year-running<br />

annual MLK Dinner, a signature celebration<br />

that includes nationally renowned speakers<br />

representing a myriad of diversity perspectives<br />

honoring the history and legacy of Dr. Martin<br />

Luther King, Jr. Every year at the event, awards<br />

go to “Diversity Champions”—individuals who<br />

exemplify the philosophy of Dr. King and<br />

who have enriched the community by<br />

empowering others.<br />

It’s true that <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is largely Caucasian—<br />

88 percent to be exact, according to 2017 census<br />

estimates. <strong>The</strong> city is 10 percent Hispanic,<br />

4 percent Asian, 2 percent African-American,<br />

2 percent mixed race, and 1 percent Native<br />

American. But diversity is not just about race. It’s<br />

about religion, generations, ethnicity, sexual<br />

orientation, gender identity, ability, age,<br />

socioeconomics, worldview, lifestyle, and the list<br />

goes on. In a city that spans a vast 30 vertical<br />

miles, there is ample room for all kinds of<br />

diversity—from the suburban desert dwellers in<br />

the mountains of northern <strong>Scottsdale</strong> to the urban<br />

core of Old Town. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> welcomes all.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> <strong>Experience</strong> is like no other…<br />

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Top: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> walks with neighboring cities<br />

in the annual Regional Unity Walk.<br />

Left: <strong>The</strong> City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> celebrates<br />

"Indigenous Peoples' Day" on Columbus<br />

Day. Here, the Human Relations<br />

Commission along with City Council<br />

Member Guy Phillips and a representative of<br />

the Gila River Indian Community.<br />

Below: Participants in the City of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>'s float in the Phoenix Pride<br />

Parade, supporting the LGBTQ community.<br />






Profiles of businesses,organizations, and families<br />

that have contributed to the development and<br />

economic base of the City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> Marketplace ................................................................96<br />

Quality of Life.................................................................114<br />

Building a Greater <strong>Scottsdale</strong> .............................................146<br />






<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s financial, retail, and commercial<br />

establishments offer an impressive variety of choices<br />

Artisan Colour.....................................................................................................................98<br />

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company .........................................................................................100<br />

Cornelis Hollander Designs, Inc............................................................................................102<br />

E.D. Marshall Jewelers........................................................................................................104<br />

Odle Management Group, LLC ..............................................................................................106<br />

Schubert Insurance & Financial Services................................................................................107<br />

Prestige Cleaners ...............................................................................................................108<br />

Casino Arizona/Talking Stick Resort ......................................................................................109<br />

<strong>The</strong> Original Pancake House ................................................................................................110<br />

Exclusive Arizona Buyers Agents...........................................................................................111<br />

Matt Young Photography, LLC...............................................................................................112<br />

Lammert Inc. dba HPNbooks & HPN Custom Media & Publishing...............................................113<br />




COLOUR<br />

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Above: Artisan Colour’s founding partners<br />

in 1998.<br />

Artisan Colour was founded as a catalog<br />

production company twenty-one years ago and<br />

within five years had become one of the top print<br />

catalog production companies in the nation. <strong>The</strong><br />

firm’s reputation continues to grow today.<br />

Artisan Colour was founded by Doug<br />

Bondon, John Passante, and Joe Vallone who<br />

had eighty years combined experience in<br />

printing and had all worked together in the<br />

industry for many years, developing an<br />

exceptional working relationship based on<br />

trust and performance. <strong>The</strong> catalog industry<br />

was expanding rapidly in the years prior to<br />

establishment of Artisan Colour and the three<br />

founders saw an opportunity to create a<br />

unique start-up. <strong>The</strong>y believed it was a “now<br />

or never” moment.<br />

Joined by four initial employees, the<br />

company started business in a 4,000-squarefoot<br />

building in the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airpark on April<br />

2, 1998. Joe was in print sales while Doug and<br />

John held key positions in manufacturing.<br />

<strong>The</strong> days were long in the early years, and<br />

there were many times when Doug, John and<br />

Joe worked all day and night, ran home to<br />

shower and shave, then caught the first flight<br />

out to support customers in states across the<br />

southwest and California to achieve superior<br />

catalog color accuracy.<br />

A significant breakthrough occurred six<br />

months after the company opened when<br />

Artisan Colour was awarded its first national<br />

account, Sundance Catalog Company. <strong>The</strong><br />

business has held this account for more than<br />

twenty years, assisting Sundance’s growth in<br />

fashion and ten retail stores. Another major<br />

client was acquired in 2000 when Artisan<br />

Colour landed Neiman Marcus catalog. <strong>The</strong><br />

new luxury brand account quadrupled Artisan’s<br />

annual revenue. Other highly recognizable<br />

national clients soon followed, including<br />

Bergdorf Goodman, Johnston & Murphy,<br />

Patagonia, Chico’s, White House/Black Market,<br />

prAna, and Pottery Barn.<br />

Artisan Colour built its reputation in the<br />

catalog fashion industry as the “go to’<br />

company for high-end digital image<br />

manipulation. Unique services include expert<br />

Photoshop image manipulation and<br />

retouching, digital asset management and<br />

large-scale catalog production management.<br />

<strong>The</strong> firm’s current business model has<br />

diversified into a digital commercial printer<br />

with an emphasis on technology solutions.<br />

Astute clients refer to Artisan as a technology<br />



company that happens to provide commercial<br />

printing services.<br />

In 2009, the company purchased Mighty<br />

Imaging, a small local photolab located in<br />

Phoenix, a move that allowed Artisan Colour<br />

to diversify into digital printing and print<br />

related technology.<br />

Core services now offered by Artisan<br />

Colour include commercial printing, catalog<br />

prepress production, digital photography,<br />

creative design, fine art reproduction, vehicle<br />

graphics, franchise store signage, fulfillment<br />

and specialty printing of all kinds.<br />

Artisan Colour launched an e-commerce<br />

site, Artisan HD.com, in 2011 and a second e-<br />

commerce site, ArtBoja.com in 2016. Both<br />

sites are providers of fine art via e-commerce<br />

interfaces designed and developed internally<br />

by Artisan’s in-house IT team. In 2017, the<br />

business launched its first smartphone app,<br />

Spiffy Square, which allows pictures to be<br />

printed directly from your gallery of<br />

photographs on smartphones to create unique<br />

personalized gifts.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong>-based company outgrew its<br />

original 4,000-square-foot space and expanded<br />

in 2000 to a 20,000-square-foot building in the<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airpark. In 2005, Artisan moved to<br />

its current headquarters in the McDowell<br />

Mountain Business Park, which provides 36,000<br />

square feet of space just north of WestWorld.<br />

From its start-up in 1998—with zero<br />

revenue and seven employees—the company<br />

grew to sixty-three employees in 2007. In<br />

2009 however, the great recession forced<br />

Artisan to reduce staffing to thirty employees.<br />

Artisan Colour began to recover and gain<br />

traction through diversification of its business<br />

services and as of 2018 employment grew to<br />

more than sixty once again.<br />

One of the founders, Joe, retired in 2017<br />

and his interest was purchased by Partners<br />

Doug and John at the end of 2017. Doug<br />

serves as company president and John is<br />

senior vice president.<br />

Artisan Colour’s community activities<br />

include sponsorship of the Grand Prix<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, as well as support of United<br />

Way and SSADH (Succinic Semialdehyde<br />

Dehydrogenase Deficiency).<br />

Looking to the future, the owners of<br />

Artisan Colour see continued growth in the<br />

area of digital commercial specialty printing,<br />

including the development of home-grown<br />

technology solutions. <strong>The</strong> print market is<br />

moving quickly toward individualization<br />

via personalized targeting marketing<br />

opportunities. Artisan continually strives to<br />

evolve and remain purposeful to its customers.<br />

Staying current with industry technology and<br />

developing unique and innovative customer<br />

solutions are fundamental keys to Artisan<br />

Colour’s long-term organizational relevance.<br />

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Above: Artisan Colour’s headquarters.<br />

Below: Print Production.<br />



BARRETT-<br />




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Above: An aerial view of Barrett-Jackson’s<br />

vast auction site at WestWorld of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Below: <strong>The</strong> crowd in the auction arena<br />

went wild when a 1950 General Motors<br />

Parade of Progress Futurliner from<br />

businessman Ron Pratte’s collection sold at<br />

the 2015 <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Auction for $4 million<br />

to benefit charity.<br />

In January 1972, a crowd estimated<br />

at 3,000 attended Barrett-Jackson<br />

Auction Company’s very first classic<br />

and collector car auction in a field next<br />

to the Safari Resort on <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Road.<br />

Seventy-five vehicles, valued at<br />

$600,000, sold during the two-day<br />

event. From that first event, Barrett-<br />

Jackson has grown into an incredible<br />

celebration of the automotive lifestyle,<br />

with more than half a million people<br />

from around the globe attending <strong>The</strong><br />

World’s Greatest Car Auctions ® in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>; Palm Beach, Florida; Connecticut’s<br />

Mohegan Sun and Las Vegas.<br />

<strong>The</strong> company founders—Tom Barrett and<br />

Russ Jackson—first met in 1963 when Tom<br />

advertised a 1933 Cadillac Town Car for sale.<br />

Russ, who loved old cars, responded and<br />

although the deal never materialized, the two<br />

men formed a bond over their common<br />

interest in classic automobiles.<br />

This car-based friendship resulted in the<br />

two families working together to stage the<br />

“Fiesta de los Autos Elegantes” in 1967, a car<br />

show and parade held to raise money for<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s art center and to buy books for the<br />

community library. By the fall of 1971, the car<br />

show was phased out and work began on a<br />

collector car auction to be held that winter,<br />

seeded with seventy-five vehicles from Russ<br />

and Tom’s personal collection. <strong>The</strong> star of the<br />

show was Tom’s pair of Mercedes-Benz 770<br />

Phaetons built for Germany’s Third Reich and<br />

used by its leaders.<br />

<strong>The</strong> auction outgrew the Safari Resort site<br />

and was moved to Phoenix Municipal Stadium<br />

in 1977. <strong>The</strong> event continued to grow<br />

exponentially, moving in 1988 to a larger<br />

space some ten miles north to a property now<br />

known as WestWorld of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. <strong>The</strong><br />

massive automobile lifestyle event has<br />

remained in that location ever since as the<br />

home of the company’s flagship auction.<br />

<strong>The</strong> auction of automotive-related memorabilia,<br />

known as “automobilia,” was added to<br />

the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> event in 2003 and has grown<br />

exponentially over the years. Each day of the<br />

four Barrett-Jackson auctions across the<br />

country now begins with the sale of hundreds<br />

of authentic pieces of the past, from gas pumps<br />

and neon signs to pedal cars and jukeboxes.<br />

Celebrities from the world of auto racing,<br />

sports, television and film, music and politics<br />

flock to Barrett-Jackson events, particularly<br />

the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Auction. Among them have<br />

been former President George W. Bush; rock<br />

stars Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Bob Seger and<br />

Ted Nugent; actress Sharon Stone; country<br />

music star Zac Brown, comedians Tim Allen<br />

and Jay Leno; boxing greats Muhammad Ali<br />

and Floyd Mayweather; pop sensation Justin<br />

Bieber; racing legends Dale Earnhardt Jr., Don<br />

Prudhomme and Tony Stewart; professional<br />

golfer, Bubba Watson and Olympic swimmer<br />

Michael Phelps.<br />

In 1987, former Indianapolis 500 winning<br />

car owner Andy Granatelli became the first<br />

person to pay more than $1 million for a<br />

collector car at the Barrett-Jackson Auction<br />

when he purchased a 1932 Duesenberg Model<br />



J Derham Tourister. <strong>The</strong> highest-selling car<br />

ever to grace the Barrett-Jackson auction<br />

block was Carroll Shelby’s personal 1966<br />

Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake,” that sold for<br />

$5.5 million at the 2007 <strong>Scottsdale</strong> event.<br />

After Russ died in 1993 and Tom retired in<br />

1994, Russ’s son, Brian, an intrinsic part of<br />

the company from its beginnings, took over<br />

management. When Brian passed away in<br />

1995, his younger brother, Craig, assumed<br />

the leadership position, fully supported by his<br />

mother Nellie, who was a co-founder of the<br />

firm and served as executive director for<br />

many years. Considered the matriarch of the<br />

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, Nellie<br />

remained a beloved fixture at the auctions<br />

until her death in 2010.<br />

When Craig took over leadership of the<br />

company, he had a vision to broadcast the<br />

Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions on<br />

nationwide television. An agreement was<br />

reached with Speedvision in 1996 and for the<br />

first time enthusiasts could experience the<br />

thrill of a Barrett-Jackson auction in the<br />

comfort of their homes. Today, viewers around<br />

the globe can watch live television coverage of<br />

the auctions on the networks of Discovery<br />

Communications, a partnership launched at<br />

the 2015 <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Auction that marked<br />

another milestone in the company history.<br />

Since the very beginning, Barrett-Jackson<br />

has used its famous auctions as a platform to<br />

raise awareness and funds for charitable<br />

organizations, largely through the sale of<br />

vehicles for special causes. <strong>The</strong> company,<br />

along with the Jackson Family Foundation,<br />

has a long history of involvement with two<br />

major Arizona-based charitable organizations<br />

in particular, Childhelp and TGen. In January<br />

2018, Barrett-Jackson launched its first-ever<br />

year-long initiative, Driven Hearts, to raise<br />

much-needed funds and awareness for the<br />

American Heart Association. To date, the<br />

company’s charitable efforts have raised<br />

nearly $104 million for worthy causes on<br />

both the local and national level.<br />

Barrett-Jackson has approximately 75 fulltime<br />

employees. Another 500 are added<br />

during the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> auction. An economic<br />

impact study in 2016 showed that the<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> auction produced a total economic<br />

impact of nearly $168 million, with an impact<br />

of around $154,000 for every car consigned<br />

to the event. More than 1,400 direct and<br />

indirect jobs are created in a variety of fields<br />

through the event.<br />

Barrett-Jackson generates more than $6<br />

million in tax revenue each year for the state of<br />

Arizona and nearly $2 million for <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company is<br />

currently located at 7400 East Monte Cristo<br />

Avenue, in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, but plans to move to<br />

larger facilities at 15555 North Seventy-Ninth<br />

Place late in 2018. <strong>The</strong> Barrett-Jackson<br />

Collection Showroom—where customers may<br />

purchase or consign vehicles, shop for<br />

merchandise and get vehicles serviced—is<br />

located at 3020 North <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Road, the<br />

site of the company’s earlier headquarters.<br />

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Above: At the 2018 <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Auction,<br />

businessman Rob Pratte donated his rare<br />

2017 Ford GT, which sold for $2.5 million<br />

to benefit Autism Society of North<br />

Carolina’s IGNITE program.<br />

Below: <strong>The</strong> forty-third President of the<br />

United States, George W. Bush, came to the<br />

Barrett-Jackson Auction block for the $1.4<br />

million sale of a VIN 001 2018 Chevrolet<br />

Carbon 65 Edition Corvette to benefit his<br />

Military Services Initiative.<br />






Visit the Cornelis Hollander Designs, Inc.’s<br />

website, www.cornelishollander.com and you<br />

will see an amazing collection of beautiful and<br />

unique jewelry not to be found elsewhere.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are stunning one-of-a-kind rings,<br />

engagement rings, bracelets, pendants and<br />

earrings in designs ranging from modern to<br />

more traditional. Precious metals and gemstones<br />

differentiate each design.<br />

<strong>The</strong> firm’s studio on North Marshall Way in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> is the artistic legacy of legendary<br />

jewelry designer Cornelis Hollander, who<br />

passed away in 2017 after a storied career that<br />

earned him a reputation as one of the most<br />

talented and creative jewelers in the world.<br />

Cornelis’s son, Walter, who inherited his<br />

father’s talent and learned jewelry design by<br />

working by his father’s side for ten years, is<br />

dedicated to continuing the Hollander reputation<br />

for unique design and flawless production.<br />

“My father was a legend in jewelry design<br />

and did some amazing work,” Walter says.<br />

“We hope to build on his heritage.”<br />

A native of the Netherlands, Cornelis studied<br />

art and jewelry design at the Vrije<br />

Academie in Den Haag, Holland, where he<br />

earned his master’s degree as a goldsmith. As<br />

a young graduate, he apprenticed in Hatton<br />

Garden, London’s renowned jewelry district.<br />

After two years in Hatton Garden, Cornelis<br />

was inspired to move to Johannesburg,<br />

South Africa—the diamond and gold capital<br />

of the world—where he opened his own<br />

studio and started designing jewelry. Jewelry<br />

is a major industry in Johannesburg and<br />

Cornelis was inspired by the design and<br />

creative innovation.<br />

While in Johannesburg, Cornelis met his<br />

future wife, Christa, who had moved to South<br />

Africa from Switzerland.<br />

Before long, Cornelis’s work began attracting<br />

international attention, and in 1979, he<br />

received job offers in New York, Chicago, and<br />

Los Angeles. At the time, South Africa was<br />

experiencing deep social and political unrest.<br />

Uncertain about the future, Cornelis and<br />

Christa decided to visit the United States.<br />

While investigating opportunities in Los<br />

Angeles, the couple drove to Phoenix for a<br />

brief visit with Dutch friends. <strong>The</strong>y were<br />

delighted by the similarity of Phoenix’s<br />

relaxed lifestyle and pleasant weather to those<br />

in Johannesburg. Paul Johnson Jewelers<br />

offered Cornelis a job, based on the strength<br />

of his impressive credentials, as well as a<br />

sponsorship should he choose to immigrate.<br />

Cornelis accepted and he and Christa soon<br />

made Arizona their home.<br />

In 1982, Cornelis, now a designer for<br />

Grunewald and Adams, was urged to enter the<br />

“Gold 82” competition, the biggest jewelry<br />

design contest in the country. He had only<br />

three days before deadline but quickly created<br />

a ring for the store and one for himself, which<br />

was done at home in his garage. Cornelis’s ring<br />

won the grand prize while the one he designed<br />

for Grunewald and Adams won first prize.<br />

This success encouraged Cornelis to<br />

step up his design activities and two<br />



years later, in 1984, he decided to go<br />

into business for himself. At first, he worked<br />

out of his home and Christa helped financially<br />

by working at administrative positions.<br />

She also handled the bookkeeping for<br />

the new firm, freeing Cornelis to focus on<br />

creative matters.<br />

Cornelis was renowned for his sculptural<br />

designs, especially split shanks that incorporated<br />

distinctive colored gems and geometric<br />

gem shapes.<br />

As Cornelis’s business grew, so did his<br />

family. Between 1984 and 1991, two daughters<br />

and a son were born. <strong>The</strong> business<br />

moved to new quarters twice and soon had<br />

more than a dozen employees. Upscale jewelry<br />

stores and department stores coveted his<br />

work from the beginning and ninety-five percent<br />

of the business was wholesale, although<br />

Cornelis continued to design for a few local<br />

clients who admired his work.<br />

After a 1987 trade show in Basel,<br />

Switzerland, the company began getting orders<br />

from around the world, especially Japan.<br />

In 1998, Cornelis Hollander Designs, Inc.<br />

opened its first retail store in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s art<br />

district allowing Cornelis to provide more<br />

“one-on-one” contact with his customers.<br />

Walter learned well from Cornelis and his<br />

designs rival those created by his famous<br />

father. Each entered a piece in the Arizona<br />

Jewelry Design competition and both won<br />

first place in their division.<br />

“Everything we create is distinctive,”<br />

Walter says. “Everything we make has a little<br />

bit of difference to it. It’s not like anything<br />

you’ll find in a typical jewelry store.” In addition<br />

to the design, the company creates a<br />

computer-generated drawing of each piece<br />

and then finalizes each detail in a 3D wax<br />

printing or hand carving. Finally, the piece is<br />

cast in precious metal and gemstones are<br />

added. Designers work with each customer to<br />

turn their vision into the beautiful piece of<br />

jewelry they desire.<br />

Old-world training and experience, combined<br />

with state-of-the-art innovations, make<br />

Cornelis Hollander Designs, a jewelry designer<br />

of distinction. Cornelis’s passion for beauty,<br />

dedication to excellence and unique vision<br />

live on through his son’s creations.<br />

“My dad was most proud of just being<br />

able to create whatever he wanted and<br />

being successful at it. He loved traveling<br />

the world and having a great family all<br />

supported by the cool jewelry he created,”<br />

Walter said in an interview with <strong>The</strong><br />

Centurion. “He was an honest man, a hard<br />

worker, and always had a positive attitude. I<br />

am grateful to him and just want to<br />

honor him by continuing the love of jewelry<br />

and design.”<br />

❖<br />

Above: Walter Hollander.<br />

Below: Cornelis Hollander.<br />





For nearly fifty years E.D. Marshall<br />

Jewelers has provided discriminating clients<br />

with the largest collection of Gemological<br />

Institute of America-certified diamonds, fine<br />

watches, and jewelry, much of it designed by<br />

Edmund Marshall and manufactured by his<br />

talented artists.<br />

Ed Marshall founded the business in 1971,<br />

however, he displayed an ability to recognize<br />

a successful business opportunity at an early<br />

age. It seems he has always had the knack of<br />

finding items people didn’t want and reselling<br />

them. In an interview with a reporter from<br />

Phoenix Home & Garden Ed recalled that his<br />

uncle convinced him he should be in the<br />

business of buying and selling things which<br />

he had been doing since age six.<br />

This ability proved invaluable while he was<br />

a student at Arizona State University where he<br />

would organize a business each summer to<br />

pay for his education. “Every summer I’d take<br />

time off and start a business. After 10 months<br />

I would sell it and return to school,” Ed<br />

explained. Among his successful summer<br />

businesses was buying and restoring old cars<br />

and selling them for a profit.<br />

Another of his summer ventures was selling<br />

Native American jewelry. “I started selling Native<br />

American jewelry wholesale and it was red hot,”<br />

he says. “I quickly learned what the best items<br />

were. One day I walked into Saks Fifth Avenue<br />

and they asked, ‘Where did you get this?’ After<br />

that I supplied Saks for several years.” This led<br />

to his interest in the jewelry business. Ed started<br />

as a one-man operation, putting in long hours<br />

with a focus on high standards, quality merchandise<br />

and excellent service.<br />

Ed’s eye for design excellence is apparent<br />

in his showrooms, all of which represent the<br />

finest names and pieces available anywhere in<br />

the world. <strong>The</strong> E.D. Marshall brand is widely<br />

recognized for an unrivaled inventory of highend<br />

jewelry, especially sapphires, rubies,<br />

emeralds and diamonds, as well as estate jewelry.<br />

<strong>The</strong> firm also offers the largest selection<br />

of Swiss and German timepieces in Arizona<br />

including the finest used Rolex watches.<br />

With a team of full-time, in-house custom<br />

jewelers, E.D. Marshall Jewelers has manufactured<br />

fine jewelry designs for such respected<br />

retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue, Sakowitz,<br />

Marshall Field, Capriccio Fine Jewelry by<br />

Edmund D. Marshall, and several other exquisite<br />

specialty stores throughout the nation.<br />

E.D. Marshall Jewelers also has the capability<br />

to create a custom jewelry masterpiece from a<br />

client’s broken or unwanted jewelry. Jewelry<br />

design consultants can turn your dreams into a<br />

beautiful piece of art in your choice of platinum,<br />

14K or 18K white, yellow or rose gold. <strong>The</strong> piece<br />

may also be set with diamonds or gemstones.<br />

As successful as he has been, Ed stays true<br />

to his roots when he resells estate jewelry. He<br />

regularly buys, sells, and trades jewelry from<br />



customers and takes pride in the specialists<br />

who evaluate the pieces and make very fair<br />

offers. When you plan on selling fine jewelry,<br />

watches, coins, militaria, or collectables, the<br />

professional buyers on site can help you get the<br />

best price. <strong>The</strong> company also operates what Ed<br />

says is the largest eBay store for Native<br />

American jewelry. Whether buying or selling,<br />

E.D. Marshall Jewelers is committed to providing<br />

exceptional value and customer service.<br />

Clients also rely on E.D. Marshall Jewelers<br />

for accurate appraisals, reducing the risk of<br />

great financial loss if jewelry or watches are<br />

lost or stolen. Every piece is appraised on its<br />

quality and history, and the appraisal report<br />

will reflect the current market replacement<br />

value of your items. Every item purchased at<br />

E.D Marshall Jewelers comes with a free lifetime<br />

appraisal.<br />

E.D. Marshall Jewelers is dedicated to giving<br />

back to the community and partners with the<br />

American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes<br />

Research Foundation, National Kidney<br />

Foundation of Arizona, Children’s Cancer<br />

Network, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Phoenix<br />

Art Museum. <strong>The</strong> firm also supports many local<br />

schools and public safety organizations.<br />

E.D. Marshall Jewelers’ flagship store is<br />

located at 10261 N. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Road in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. Other locations are in Tempe,<br />

Glendale, Avondale and Surprise.<br />

With its five locations, E.D. Marshall<br />

Jewelers continues to display its long tradition<br />

of manufacturing original fine jewelry designs<br />

with an emphasis on perfection of craftsmanship.<br />

<strong>The</strong> selection of jewelry, diamonds,<br />

South Sea pearls, watches and gems is<br />

unequaled anywhere in Arizona.<br />



❖<br />

ODLE<br />


GROUP, LLC<br />

Lisa S. Odle.<br />

Odle Management Group, LLC (ODLE), a<br />

proud woman-owned and minority enterprise,<br />

and is a <strong>Scottsdale</strong>-based government contractor<br />

providing specialized workforce development<br />

services in the fields of youth and adult employment<br />

training, education, and placement.<br />

<strong>The</strong> firm was organized in 2004 by Lisa S.<br />

Odle, a veteran in the workforce development<br />

business and a recognized leader in the fields<br />

of youth and adult employment training,<br />

education, and placement. Before founding her<br />

own company, Odle served for more than<br />

twenty years in workforce development and<br />

employment training. Her most notable work<br />

was in support of the nationally-recognized Job<br />

Corps program.<br />

In the early years, ODLE was a one-woman<br />

operation and Lisa wrote all the proposals and<br />

directly managed the contracts for the company.<br />

She won her first government contract for $6<br />

million in 2005 for the operation of the Georgia<br />

Outreach, Admissions and Career Transition<br />

Services under the U.S. Department of Labor,<br />

Employment and Training Administration<br />

(ETA). <strong>The</strong> success of her first project in Georgia<br />

led to several more Outreach, Admissions and<br />

Career Transition Services contracts in the states<br />

of Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina,<br />

and Arkansas. <strong>The</strong> firm’s growth mushroomed<br />

in the wake of these successful projects.<br />

<strong>The</strong> effectiveness of her work led to ODLE’s<br />

significant business growth and her<br />

operational knowledge and keen business<br />

acumen has guided the company to significant<br />

business and revenue growth. Following<br />

several awards of Outreach, Admissions and<br />

Career Transition Services contracts, Odle<br />

Management received an award for the<br />

operation of the Long Beach Job Corps Center<br />

in California and Whitney Young Job Corps<br />

Center, in Simpsonville, Kentucky on May 1,<br />

2010 and November 1, 2010, respectively.<br />

ODLE now has over a thousand full-time<br />

employees, in addition to part-time and oncall<br />

employees.<br />

<strong>The</strong> organization’s development and growth<br />

are attributed to a Strategic Business Plan that<br />

provides for realistic, but aggressive, business<br />

development and capture management.<br />

ODLE now operates Job Corps Centers in<br />

eight states—California, Louisiana, Texas,<br />

Florida, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Virginia, and<br />

Oklahoma—and Workforce Development<br />

Centers in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and<br />

Kansas. Since 2005, the firm has served more<br />

than 100,000 students across the country<br />

with Government Compliant Workforce<br />

Development Services.<br />

ODLE’s approach to business is<br />

summarized in the firm’s Mission Statement:<br />

Maximum Performance Drives Success.<br />

ODLE’s core values are defined as: O-<br />

Opportunities; D-Dedication to those it<br />

serves; L-Loyalty to a High Performing<br />

Workforce; and E-Excellence in All We Do.<br />

<strong>The</strong> United States Small Business<br />

Administration (SBA) has recognized Lisa<br />

Odle’s entrepreneurial accomplishments by<br />

awarding the firm the coveted SBA 100 Award.<br />

ODLE was also named the SBA Minority-<br />

Owned Small Business Champion in 2015.<br />

In 2013, ODLE was recognized by the<br />

Arizona Small Business Development Center<br />

(AZ SBDC) as the Master Success Award<br />

recipient for Maricopa County and in the<br />

state of Arizona. In 2014, AZ SBDC also recognize<br />

her business achievements as a small<br />

business organization.<br />

ODLE’s success was featured in William<br />

Shatner’s TV series Heartbeat of America and the<br />

firm was selected to receive the show’s Keeping<br />

America Strong Award for its contributions to<br />

hiring and training American youth.<br />

Odle Management Group contributes to<br />

several charitable organizations, including the<br />

Mayo Clinic, Arizona Military Relief Fund,<br />

Catholic Charities, Pappas Kids Schoolhouse<br />

Foundation, Arizona Association for Foster &<br />

Adoptive Parents, American Cancer Society,<br />

Children’s Tumor Foundation, and American<br />

Red Cross. <strong>The</strong> firm has also donated<br />

equipment, iPads and Kindles to all of its Job<br />

Corps Centers.<br />

Looking to the future, Odle Management<br />

Group is positioned to receive unrestricted<br />

contracts with its “Large Business” designation<br />

effective January 1, 2018. <strong>The</strong> firm is also<br />

poised to participate in small business setaside<br />

contracts through the formation of<br />

the Aleut-Odle Training and Development,<br />

Joint Venture in partnership with an Alaskan-<br />

Native Company.<br />



Schubert Insurance & Financial Services,<br />

an Allstate Insurance Agency, has achieved<br />

success by working hard to find just the right<br />

solution to each customer’s problems “We are<br />

committed to helping and serving people and<br />

adding value to the products we offer,”<br />

explains owner, Frank Schubert.<br />

Schubert got into the insurance profession<br />

after a twenty-five-year career as an executive<br />

with major airlines. He was born in Kansas<br />

and graduated from the Executive<br />

Management College of Business at Arizona<br />

State University. He also served in combat<br />

with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.<br />

Schubert said he traveled the world as an airline<br />

executive but never found a place he<br />

enjoys more than coming home to <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Schubert and his wife, Barbara, purchased an<br />

existing Allstate agency in 2003. Barbara<br />

worked fulltime in the business for several<br />

years and still keeps the company books.<br />

“One thing we knew as an absolute certainty<br />

when we purchased the business was that failure<br />

was not an option,” says Schubert.<br />

<strong>The</strong> agency grew exponentially and organically<br />

by purchasing two other agencies. Today,<br />

the agency has a staff of eight licensed professionals,<br />

including a certified financial planner.<br />

Schubert Insurance & Financial Services<br />

offers a full line of Allstate Insurance products,<br />

including auto, home, condo and renter’s insurance,<br />

as well as business, life, work place insurance,<br />

and retirement products. <strong>The</strong> agency also<br />

provides insurance for motorcycles, boats, and<br />

ATVs. <strong>The</strong> agency is located at 8787 East<br />

Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 120, in <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and<br />

serves clients throughout the state of Arizona.<br />

<strong>The</strong> agency was named Arizona Agency of<br />

the Year in 2008 and 2011. Schubert has served<br />

on the National Allstate Agency Advisory Board<br />

for four years and currently serves on the<br />

Regional Allstate Agent Advisory Board.<br />

For the past eleven years, Schubert<br />

Insurance & Financial Services has shown its<br />

appreciation for its customers by leasing a<br />

movie theater and inviting everybody to enjoy<br />

the premier of a major new Hollywood release.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first 560 customers who RSVP to the invitations<br />

receive tickets to the gala occasion.<br />

Schubert believes strongly in giving back<br />

to the community and supports the Society of<br />

St. Vincent DePaul, Southwest Autism<br />

Research and Resource Committee (SARRC),<br />

and serves on the parish council for Our Lady<br />

of Joy Catholic Church. He is also a past president<br />

of his homeowner’s association.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Schuberts raised their two children in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. Both of them graduated from ASU.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir son, Mike, holds an MBA and is an executive<br />

with Sonovision USA Inc. and his wife,<br />

Shelly, is an assistant principal in the Deer<br />

Valley School District. <strong>The</strong>y live in Peoria<br />

with their two high school age children. <strong>The</strong>ir<br />

daughter, Christy, is a board-certified diagnostic<br />

sonographer and lives in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

“I don’t know any other place that’s more<br />

attractive in terms of climate, culture or lifestyle<br />

than Scottdale,” Schubert says. “Another great<br />

thing is that no two people are alike—there’s<br />

great diversity in ages, culture and ethnicities<br />

that’s truly unique. We are very committed to<br />

being the trusted advisor for all our customers.”<br />

❖<br />





Above: Frank and Barbara Schubert in<br />

Florence, Italy.<br />

Below: Frank Schubert.<br />





❖<br />

Above: Prestige Cleaners’ Shea location.<br />

Below: Donn C. and Don E. Frye.<br />

As <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has grown by leaps and<br />

bounds since 1964, Prestige Cleaners has<br />

grown from one location on Camelback Road,<br />

to eight locations in 2018, with more to come.<br />

With locations throughout <strong>Scottsdale</strong>,<br />

Prestige makes sure all their customers get<br />

VIP treatment wherever they go in the city.<br />

Customers may now access Prestige’s services<br />

through a smartphone app to order same-day<br />

delivery and pickup.<br />

On June 1, 1964, Don E. Frye opened the<br />

Camelback Road store across from <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Fashion Square with four employees, two of<br />

whom followed him from Ohio. <strong>The</strong><br />

Camelback operation was relocated in 1996<br />

to a state-of-the-art cleaning establishment at<br />

Goldwater Boulevard and Main Street.<br />

Prestige now has more than sixty employees<br />

who greet customers with a cheerful smile<br />

and pleasant manner. “My father always said<br />

that our people are the true secret of our success,”<br />

says Donn C. Frye. <strong>The</strong> elder Frye<br />

passed on in 2012 at the age of ninety-six, but<br />

his business and his legacy lives on through<br />

Donn. He had plenty of on-the-job training,<br />

starting at age eleven and learning the business<br />

from his father, who was selected as Arizona’s<br />

Small Business Person of the Year in 1980<br />

Don retired in 1981 and passed the business<br />

on to Donn, but for many years he could<br />

still be found at the 7126 East Sahuaro Drive<br />

headquarters a few hours each day. His dedication<br />

to the business and the employees kept<br />

him engaged throughout retirement.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Fryes keep their employees happy<br />

with company picnics, Christmas parties, and<br />

other holiday celebrations as well as incentive<br />

programs and employee recognition for loyal<br />

continuous service.<br />

In 1998, Prestige Cleaners was recognized<br />

by the State of Arizona for its environmental<br />

awareness and awarded the Arizona Pollution<br />

Prevention Leadership Enhancement (APPLE)<br />

Award. In 1999, the firm won the “Model<br />

Cleaner Award” for utilizing environmentally<br />

safe dry-cleaning solutions. In 2005, Prestige<br />

received the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Chamber of<br />

Commerce Sterling Small Business Award.<br />

Both Don (2002) and Donn (2015) have<br />

been inducted in the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> History Hall<br />

of Fame.<br />

Community involvement has always been<br />

of extreme importance to both Fryes. Don<br />

joined the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Chamber of Commerce<br />

in 1964 and proceeded to work on many<br />

committees through the years. Donn served<br />

on the board as well. Donn also followed his<br />

dad in joining Kiwanis International and<br />

became president of the McCormick Ranch<br />

Kiwanis Club. <strong>The</strong> Fryes have also served in<br />

leadership positions for several other organizations.<br />

Donn is currently very active in the<br />

legendary <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Charros, known for their<br />

contributions to education and their involvement<br />

in Cactus League Spring Training.<br />

Prestige also donates hundreds of dry cleaning<br />

and laundry gift certificates each year to<br />

charitable causes.<br />

“Working with my father for decades and<br />

seeing the city of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> grow right along<br />

with us has been such an honor. I owe my life<br />

and my career to this great city and my father<br />

felt the same way,” said Donn.<br />



Casino Arizona, which celebrated its<br />

twentieth anniversary in 2018, was the result<br />

of years of planning and sheer determination<br />

by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian<br />

Community, who faced a number of obstacles<br />

to see their dream become reality.<br />

Before Casino Arizona first opened its<br />

doors, a group of community leaders started a<br />

poker dealing school. With a formal affiliation<br />

with <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Community College, the Salt<br />

River Casino Academy grew, soon adding<br />

surveillance, security, guest services, and<br />

human resources to the curriculum. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

classes provided a solid foundation for Casino<br />

Arizona, which opened in 1998 with more<br />

than 300 employees. Known as the “House that<br />

Cards Built,” the card room had fifty tables, a<br />

small café, piano lounge, and gift shop.<br />

<strong>The</strong> State of Arizona approved slot machines<br />

in 1998 and Casino Arizona added 250 slot<br />

machines, and developed a second location with<br />

450 slots and 45 tables. This allowed the casino<br />

to enlarge its staff to more than 500, ten percent<br />

of whom were members of the Salt River Pima-<br />

Maricopa Indian Community. “Adding slot<br />

machines was a game changer,” comments<br />

Ramon Martinez, director of public relations.<br />

“When we got slot machines, there were lines of<br />

people seven-deep waiting to play.”<br />

By 2000, construction was completed on<br />

the casino’s first permanent building. It had<br />

500 slots, 50 gaming tables, bingo, keno, and 5<br />

restaurants. <strong>The</strong> casino also featured an<br />

extensive Native American art collection, one<br />

of the first in the state outside a museum. Later<br />

the same year, a second location was added,<br />

raising employment to twelve hundred people.<br />

An expansion of the second temporary<br />

location opened in 2003. In addition to<br />

slot machines and poker, the new facility<br />

offered blackjack.<br />

As Casino Arizona continued to grow, it<br />

became the first casino in the state to produce<br />

and televise its own sports show, “We’ve Got<br />

Your Game.” Filmed inside the casino’s Signals<br />

Lounge, the popular show featured some of the<br />

biggest names in sports, including Charles<br />

Barkley, Troy Aikman, and Mike Tyson.<br />

As the casino grew in popularity, the<br />

community completed its biggest project to<br />

date, Talking Stick Resort. <strong>The</strong> 497-room resort,<br />

which features a soaring fifteen-story hotel<br />

tower opened in 2010 and soon became one of<br />

the most popular resorts in the west.<br />

Today, Casino Arizona and Talking Stick<br />

Resort employ more than 3,400 people at its<br />

two locations, 73 of whom have been with the<br />

casino/resort from the beginning. Even more<br />

significantly, nearly five hundred employees are<br />

members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa<br />

Indian Community. To insure continued career<br />

possibilities for community members, the<br />

Pathways to Success program was established.<br />

This intern/apprentice program helps enrolled<br />

community members to map out a solid career<br />

based on their skillset and interests.<br />

All the effort and hard work by the<br />

community was recognized in 2018 when<br />

Talking Stick Resort was named “Casino of the<br />

Year” by the International Entertainment Buyers<br />

Association. After twenty years, the vision of the<br />

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community<br />

had become a huge success.<br />

CASINO<br />

ARIZONA/<br />


RESORT<br />





HOUSE<br />

❖<br />

Above: Ron Horton.<br />

<strong>The</strong> country was coming out of a recession<br />

in 1988 and it was a tough time to start a new<br />

business. Undaunted by the economic<br />

conditions, Ron Horton decided to open <strong>The</strong><br />

Original Pancake House. Thirty years later,<br />

<strong>The</strong> Original Pancake House has become a<br />

popular <strong>Scottsdale</strong> landmark, catering to more<br />

than eighty thousand customers each year.<br />

“It was a tough time to start a business and<br />

I was working seven days a week,” Ron recalls.<br />

“It was two years before I even wrote myself a<br />

paycheck. But when you do something you<br />

love and you believe in yourself, things have a<br />

way of working out.”<br />

A native of Chicago and graduate of<br />

Marquette University, Ron worked as a<br />

commodities broker before moving to Arizona. “I<br />

loved working at the Mercantile Exchange, but I<br />

was determined to work for myself,” he explains.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Original Pancake House opened at 6840<br />

East Camelback Road in <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and is still<br />

doing business at the same location. Customers<br />

flock to “the pancake man’ for the delicious<br />

apple pancakes, 49’er FlapJacks, Dutch Baby<br />

pancakes derived from an old German recipe,<br />

and Ron’s Southwest Eggs scrambled with<br />

caramelized onions, mushrooms, tomatoes,<br />

cheddar cheese and special seasoning, served<br />

with four potato pancakes.<br />

Other daily specials include green chili<br />

breakfast burritos, grits with smoked cheddar<br />

topped with bacon, and two spicy chicken<br />

sausage patties with two eggs, hash browns<br />

and three buttermilk pancakes.<br />

Ron believes quality control is a key factor in<br />

the success of the pancake house and he makes<br />

sure that commitment to quality and attention<br />

to detail are on the menu each day. “We’re also<br />

a stickler for cleanliness and we always make<br />

sure to keep the place clean,” Ron adds.<br />

<strong>The</strong> delicious food and warm atmosphere<br />

have earned <strong>The</strong> Original Pancake House<br />

many awards, including the prestigious James<br />

Beard Award and selection as one of the Top<br />

Ten Restaurants of Arizona.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Original Pancake House employs<br />

twenty-three people, and Ron gives credit for<br />

the restaurant’s success to his hard-working staff.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Original Pancake House is a major<br />

supporter of the Forby Animal Foundation,<br />

founded in 2005 to honor the memory of<br />

Ron’s aunt, Sarah Forby, who dedicated her<br />

time, assets and undying love for pets<br />

throughout her 80 years. “She was a pet lover,<br />

pure and simple,” Ron explains. “She had no<br />

formal training or financial backing, but cared<br />

for any and all animals that crossed her path,<br />

knowing that anything—no matter how<br />

small—could make a difference in their<br />

precarious lives. <strong>The</strong> Forby Animal<br />

Foundation’s vision is a lifelong, loving home<br />

for every pet to promote healthy relationships<br />

between people and pets.<br />

Throughout the year, Ron donates fifty<br />

percent of each purchase of the Dutch Baby and<br />

49’er Flapjack to the Forby Animal Foundation.<br />



Who is protecting homebuyers in Arizona?<br />

An analysis of the real estate market in<br />

Arizona revealed it is still a bit like the<br />

Wild West. Something very important was<br />

missing…no one was protecting the needs<br />

of homebuyers. <strong>The</strong> majority of real estate<br />

firms and agents in Arizona are more<br />

interested in “listing” and “selling” homes.<br />

Plus, with the practice of dual agency legal in<br />

Arizona, protecting homebuyers becomes<br />

even more important.<br />

Dual agency occurs when a buyer and a<br />

seller allow a single real estate agent (or two<br />

agents from the same brokerage) to represent<br />

them in a transaction. As a buyer, you may<br />

think your agent is working for you, but if<br />

they are representing the seller as a listing<br />

agent, they favor the seller. This is because<br />

the agent has a fiduciary duty to his/her<br />

seller, not to the buyer. Simply put, it is<br />

double the commission for half the work.<br />

Thus, Exclusive Arizona Buyers Agents<br />

(AZBA) was born. As an exclusive buyer<br />

brokerage, AZBA is unique because it serves<br />

only homebuyers. In fact, there currently are<br />

only three such brokerages in the entire State!<br />

It is a glaring conflict of interest when<br />

one person serves both buyer and seller.<br />

Think of it this way: How can a real estate<br />

agent get the highest price possible for the<br />

seller and also get the lowest price possible<br />

for the buyer for that same home? It is<br />

impossible. AZBA protects buyers from this<br />

risky practice.<br />

Another often overlooked benefit of<br />

working with a buyer brokerage, such as<br />

AZBA, is there is no additional cost to you,<br />

the homebuyer. As in all residential real<br />

estate transactions, the seller pays the agent<br />

commissions. So, you are protected, your<br />

needs and interests are given the attention<br />

they deserve, and you pay no additional<br />

money out of pocket. It is that simple.<br />

Jennifer Fabiano is the Designated Broker<br />

for AZBA. Her love of the Southwest lifestyle<br />

and knowledge of the diverse <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

marketplace make her the perfect choice for<br />

newcomers to the area and local residents<br />

buying their next properties. Raised in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, this veteran realtor understands the<br />

nuances of the Arizona real estate market.<br />

As a licensed Realtor® for more than ten<br />

years prior to starting AZBA, Jennifer uses her<br />

years of experience in real estate,<br />

communications, and public relations as a<br />

strong base for a unique approach that unites<br />

buyers and sellers for optimal results. She is<br />

passionate about providing homebuyers with<br />

the personalized service they deserve and the<br />

attention to every detail they require to<br />

provide a superior home buying experience.<br />

AZBA is the premier buyer brokerage in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, serving all of Maricopa County and<br />

concentrating on <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Fountain Hills,<br />

and the East Valley. AZBA’s team offers<br />

premium service, protection, and results.<br />

Visit us at www.azbuyersagents.com for<br />

more information.<br />



BUYERS<br />

AGENTS<br />

❖<br />

Above: Hear the truth about Arizona real<br />

estate from broker Jennifer Fabiano at<br />

www.azbuyersagents.com.<br />





LLC<br />

“I always took pictures to capture moments.<br />

I guess I was a little better at it than I thought.”<br />

Having an eye for creativity is what drives<br />

Matt Young in his eternal pursuit of bringing<br />

out the best in everyone who steps in front of<br />

his camera.<br />

Hailing from Marseilles, Illinois, a small<br />

town seventy-four miles southwest of Chicago,<br />

Matt spent most of his early adult life in the<br />

land of Lincoln. Like many Midwesterners<br />

before him, Matt took a liking to the endless<br />

amount of sunshine and quality of life provided<br />

by the Sonoran Desert. Having relocated to<br />

Phoenix, Arizona in the summer of 2008, Matt<br />

sought out new career adventures, which led<br />

him to study Motion Picture and Broadcast<br />

Production at <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Community College.<br />

With sights set on a career in the film<br />

industry, it was during a Gateway Community<br />

College study abroad program to Prague,<br />

Czech Republic where Matt discovered his<br />

passion for photography. With camera inhand,<br />

Matt was constantly capturing people<br />

and architecture all over the historic city.<br />

With his newfound passion, Matt’s first job<br />

was shooting for a cocktail lounge in Old<br />

Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and quickly he began to build<br />

a client base through his love of sports and<br />

fitness, events, and portraiture work, which<br />

includes <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane.<br />

Having joined the Scoreboard Department of<br />

the Arizona Cardinals Football Club in 2013,<br />

Matt moved into the photography department<br />

prior to the 2015 NFL Football Season. Since<br />

that time, Matt captured promotional images<br />

for the department covering many high profile<br />

events such as Cardinals Game Day and team<br />

events, Westmarc’s Best of the West Awards<br />

Dinner, Monster Energy Supercross, and the<br />

annual College Football Fiesta Bowl.<br />



Since its origins in 1973, as a small regional<br />

publishing company based in San Antonio,<br />

Texas, Lammert Inc. has been in the business<br />

of helping its customers tell their stories in the<br />

most compelling and powerful ways possible.<br />

Working with a wide variety of clients—from<br />

corporations to civic organizations to<br />

individuals and families, Lammert Inc. emerged<br />

as a force in the publishing industry.<br />

<strong>The</strong> company initially produced specialty<br />

publications, such as an office building directory<br />

for the North San Antonio Chamber of<br />

Commerce, and a pictorial roster for the San<br />

Antonio Bar Association. Over the last four<br />

decades, Lammert published hundreds of directories,<br />

maps, and magazines for chambers of<br />

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In the mid-1990s, Lammert created a new<br />

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and focused on producing hardcover coffee<br />

table-style history and cityscape books. <strong>The</strong> first<br />

of these was Fire and Gold: <strong>The</strong> San Francisco<br />

Story. In the ensuing years, Lammert perfected<br />

the sponsored-book model of publishing.<br />

Conceived around the idea of an ultra-high<br />

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past, these exceptional books were also designed<br />

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Healthcare providers, schools, charities, and other institutions<br />

that contribute to the quality of life in <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community..........................................................................116<br />

Arizona Women’s Care.........................................................................................................120<br />

Celebration of Fine Art .......................................................................................................122<br />

Great Hearts .....................................................................................................................124<br />

Northcentral University ......................................................................................................126<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Christian Academy...............................................................................................128<br />

Great Wall Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture ..........................................................................130<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Community College ..............................................................................................132<br />

Messinger Mortuaries, Cemeteries & Crematories ....................................................................134<br />

Pueblo Norte Retirement Community .....................................................................................136<br />

Life Care Center of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> ..............................................................................................138<br />

I Need an Angel, Inc. ..........................................................................................................139<br />

Marvin R. Goldstein, MD.....................................................................................................140<br />

High Fives Charity, Inc. ......................................................................................................141<br />

Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> ............................................................................................................142<br />

Rejuvent Medical Spa & Surgery...........................................................................................143<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PC ..............................................................................144<br />

Foothills Animal Rescue ......................................................................................................145<br />




PIMA-<br />


INDIAN<br />


<strong>The</strong> history of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa<br />

Indian Community is the story of two tribes,<br />

each with its own rich culture: the Onk Akimel<br />

O’odham and the Xalychidom Piipaash.<br />

Long before the Pima and the Maricopa<br />

were the Huhugam, ancestors of the Pima,<br />

who occupied vast areas of land with large<br />

settlements along the Gila and Salt Rivers, in<br />

what today is Central Arizona. Dating from<br />

circa 300 B.C., the Huhugam were excellent<br />

farmers who constructed hundreds of miles of<br />

large canals that fed smaller ditches to water<br />

thousands of acres of harsh desert land to<br />

cultivate cotton, corn, melons, beans, fruits,<br />

tobacco, and other food. <strong>The</strong> Huhugam were<br />

also excellent hunters who added game to<br />

their food staples.<br />

Thousands of Huhugam lived in villages<br />

where large buildings were built of adobe and<br />

recessed ball courts were home to exhilarating<br />

games. <strong>The</strong> Huhugam developed the most<br />

advanced canal system in North America with<br />

hundreds of miles of canals dug by hand to<br />

supply irrigation water to the villages. Some<br />

of these prehistoric canals are still utilized in<br />

the Phoenix Valley today.<br />

Like their ancestors, the Pima were<br />

extraordinary farmers and hunters who lived<br />

along the Gila River. Small bands of Pima<br />

would harvest crops along the Salt River,<br />

which was also part of their hunting grounds.<br />

More Pima began settling along the Salt River<br />

as diversions and dams built by non-Native<br />

peoples made water from the Gila River scarce.<br />

Farming was an art for the Pima, who used<br />

the irrigation systems built by their ancestors<br />

to raise wheat, beans, squash, corn and<br />

other crops along with cotton, which was<br />

used in trade with other tribes and non-<br />

Native settlers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Pima’s creation stories identify the<br />

Phoenix Valley, southern Arizona and northern<br />

Sonora as their place of origin and continued<br />

inhabitance. <strong>The</strong> Pima have no history of<br />

migration from another location, nor were<br />

they relocated to the area. <strong>The</strong> Pima’s long<br />

history and connection to their aboriginal<br />

territory gives them a profound and lasting<br />

connection that extends well beyond the<br />

border of their community. <strong>The</strong> Pima are one<br />

of the O’odham tribes of southern Arizona.<br />

Sister tribes include the Ak-Chin Indian<br />

community, Gila River Indian Community and<br />

the Tohono O’odham Nation.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Maricopa are part of the Yuman<br />

language family and share cultural aspects<br />

with other Yuman tribes in Arizona, Southern<br />

California, and Baja, California. <strong>The</strong> Maricopa<br />

practiced floodwater farming, hunted game,<br />

fished and gathered a variety of wild desert<br />

foods such as mesquite beans.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Maricopa tribe formerly consisted of<br />

five distinct bands residing along the lower<br />

Gila and Colorado Rivers. In the 1830s, the<br />

bands living along the Colorado River joined<br />

their relatives along the Gila. Although each<br />

band had a distinct name, they collectively<br />

referred to themselves as Piipaash (Pee-Posh),<br />

the People.<br />

Most Maricopas continue to reside along the<br />

Gila River in the Gila River Indian Community.<br />

However, one particular band, the Xalychidom<br />

Piipaash, resettled to the south side of the Salat<br />

River around 1870 when water became scarce<br />

along the Gila, due to water diversion by non-<br />

Native settlers. This area along the Salt River was<br />

referred to as Va Shly’ay (Sandy House) in the<br />

Maricopa language. Today, this area is better<br />

known as the Lehi District of the Salt River<br />

Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.<br />

Over the course of centuries, the Akimel<br />

O’odham and Piipaash, although different in<br />

language and custom, maintained a stable,<br />

mutually beneficial relationship. By the 1850s,<br />

this relationship had solidified into a more<br />

formal alliance.<br />

<strong>The</strong> tribes assisted thousands of travelers<br />

through Southern Arizona, many starving and<br />



arely surviving in the harsh desert lands.<br />

Food, shelter and protection were provided to<br />

travelers seeking their fortune during the<br />

California gold rush and civilians exploring<br />

the west, in addition to the U.S. military.<br />

Many encountering battles were fought with<br />

the fierce Apache to the east and the Yuman<br />

tribes to the west.<br />

<strong>The</strong> American civilians and U.S.<br />

government relied on the Akimel O’odham<br />

and Piipaash for food supplies. <strong>The</strong> tribes<br />

reportedly sold more than 100,000 pounds of<br />

excess wheat to the U.S. military in 1862. <strong>The</strong><br />

Akimel O’odham and Piipaash warriors<br />

served as the first Arizona Volunteer Infantry<br />

at Ft. McDowell to assist the U.S. in the<br />

“Apache Wars.” Two troops were formed;<br />

Company B, comprised 103 Piipaash<br />

volunteers and Company C, comprised of<br />

O’odham volunteers. <strong>The</strong> participation in<br />

these campaigns served two purposes: to<br />

secure the tribes villages from increasing<br />

Apache raids and maintain positive relations<br />

with Americans.<br />

To secure territorial lands that for years<br />

had been worked and farmed by the Akimel<br />

O’odham January, 680,000 acres were<br />

provided to the tribe in January 1879. Just six<br />

months later, in June 1879, the land size was<br />

reduced to 46,627 acres.<br />

<strong>The</strong> reduction in land size created two<br />

disconnected land bases, separating the Salt<br />

River Pima and Maricopa from their relatives<br />

living along the Gila River. Although they<br />

derive from two distinct cultures and languages,<br />

the two tribes have been allies for many<br />

generations and share many of the same values.<br />

Although each tribe formerly recognized its<br />

own leaders and independently managed its<br />

own day-to-day affairs, they interacted on a<br />

regular basis and intertribal commerce, decision<br />

making, military action and social interaction<br />

were common. <strong>The</strong> friendly alliance ultimately<br />

developed into a more formalized coalition that<br />

benefitted both tribes.<br />

In 1940, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa<br />

Indian Community adopted a constitution<br />

and bylaws under the provisions of the federal<br />

Indian Reorganization Act and is now<br />

governed by an elected President, Vice<br />

President and Tribal Council.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Community has undergone a<br />

transformation from cotton fields to Salt River<br />

fields and much more. This change reflects<br />

deliberate and careful planning by Community<br />

leaders and visionaries to position the Salt<br />

River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as<br />

part of the larger metro Phoenix/<strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

economy while protecting the rural character<br />

and preserving the views of Red Mountain, one<br />



of the sacred mountains on the eastern<br />

boundary that can be seen throughout the<br />

Community. <strong>The</strong> sight of the mountain<br />

symbolizes the home of the Pima and Maricopa<br />

of the Salt River.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Salt River-Maricopa Indian Community<br />

made a significant decision when the<br />

leadership agreed to construct the Loop 100<br />

Pima Freeway alignment on Community land.<br />

<strong>The</strong> nearly ten mile stretch of freeway with<br />

nine interchanges parallels the Community’s<br />

western border, serving the Talking Stick<br />

Entertainment District and retail and<br />

commercial development. <strong>The</strong> southern border<br />

is served by the Red Mountain Freeway Loop<br />

202. Like the hand-dug channels that delivered<br />

water centuries ago from the Salt and Verde<br />

Rivers to Huhugam farmers, these two<br />

transportation corridors created new economic<br />

opportunities and enhanced existing<br />

businesses throughout the Community.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian<br />

Community has become a recognized leader<br />

by diversifying its economy and creating<br />

employment opportunities for its members<br />

and the neighboring municipalities.<br />

Following the introduction of gaming on<br />

Community land, investments were made for<br />

the educational multifaceted area which<br />

includes an Early Childhood Education<br />

Center, Salt River Elementary School, Salt<br />

River High School and Educational<br />

Administration. Additional invested faculties<br />

include the Two Waters Tribal Government<br />

Complex, Memorial Hall, Xalychidom<br />

Piipaash Nyvaash Judicial Center, the Way of<br />

Life facility for youth and continued<br />

infrastructure.<br />

Discover Salt River is the tourism division<br />

of the Community. <strong>The</strong> primary focus is the<br />

Talking Stick Entertainment District, home to<br />

several hospitality-based properties such as<br />

Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields at<br />

Talking Stick, OdySea in the Desert, iFLY<br />

and–coming soon–Great Wolf Lodge and<br />

Medieval Times.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian<br />

Community continues to retain its traditional<br />

cultures amongst the fast growing populace<br />

that surrounds them. Balancing both worlds is<br />

essential to the success of future generations.<br />





<strong>The</strong> Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has been the driving force for economic development among Indian country in the<br />

United States. Prior to Indian gaming; the Salt River Indian Community owned and operated several successful enterprises, most still<br />

operational today. <strong>The</strong>se enterprises created a job force not only for the Community membership, but also adjacent cities and towns, while<br />

generating taxes for the State of Arizona and creating revenue sources to provide the necessary services and infrastructure for the<br />

Community. Today, a majority of commercial development on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community can be seen along the 101<br />

Pima Freeway, a ten-mile stretch with nine interchanges, which sits on the Community’s western border adjacent to the City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Talking Stick Entertainment District is Arizona’s premier place to play. With a luxurious f4-diamond resort and spa, thrilling casino,<br />

36-holes of championship golf, a Major League Baseball spring training facility, America’s largest butterfly conservancy, and unparalleled<br />

year-round entertainment, the Talking Stick Entertainment District has something for everyone.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Visitor Center and Native American Art Gallery is located at the Pavilions at Talking Creek Shopping Center, 9120 East Talking Stick<br />

Way. <strong>The</strong> center is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in March.<br />

• Casino Arizona is over 100,000 square feet of slots, blackjack and keno, plus excellent restaurants and lounges.<br />

• Talking Stick Resort, Spa & Casino offers 496 luxurious rooms and suites, Southwest inspired spa treatments, 6 dining options, a<br />

98,000-square-foot gaming floor, 4 outdoor pools, and a world-class entertainment venue.<br />

• Talking Stick Golf Club offers two 18-hole courses operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management. Wildhorse Grill serves southwest cuisine.<br />

• Salt River Fields at Talking Sticks is the first Major League Baseball Spring Training facility built on Native American land. Home to<br />

the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.<br />

• Salt River Devco manages 108 acres of land, billboards and the Class A Chaparral Office Park.<br />

• Salt River Financial Services Institution provides the community with one-stop lending services for home buying, business start-ups<br />

and expansion.<br />

• Beeline PitStop includes a convenience store, gas station, and a drive-thru window for tobacco sales.<br />

• Saddleback Communications serves residential and business customers with telephone service, high-speed Internet and custom IP<br />

business solutions.<br />

• Reinvent Telecom is a leading provider of white-label hosted VolP and cloud-based IP PBX applications for business.<br />

• Salt River Materials Group includes Phoenix Cement Company, the only Native-American owned producer of Portland cement in the<br />

U.S., and Salt River Sand & Rock, a major regional manufacturer of sand and gravel and recycled fly ash.<br />

• Salt River Landfill is a state-of-the-art solid waste disposal and recycling facility.<br />

• Courtyard by Marriott is the first Marriott-branded property built on U.S. tribal land.<br />

• <strong>Scottsdale</strong> AutoShow at Salt River is a seventy-acre master planned auto park featuring a variety of domestic and imported<br />

vehicle dealerships.<br />




WOMEN’S<br />

CARE<br />

Arizona Women’s Care is a family of all<br />

female physicians dedicated to the mind,<br />

body, and spirit of women. <strong>The</strong> practice<br />

offers comprehensive obstetric and gynecological<br />

care for women of all ages.<br />

Services provided by Arizona Women’s<br />

Care include both general and high risk<br />

obstetric, as well as complete gynecologic<br />

care. At this amazing practice, you always see<br />

the physician for your routine and high risk<br />

obstetric visits, surgical consultations for traditional<br />

and cutting edge treatments, important<br />

yearly exams, management of abnormal<br />

paps, and comprehensive hormone therapy<br />

discussions. <strong>The</strong> practice also offers the latest<br />

laser technology for vaginal dryness and fat<br />

lysis, which the doctors will perform.<br />

Arizona Women’s Care is the first and<br />

largest board certified all female OB/GYN<br />

practice in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. <strong>The</strong>se physicians were<br />

the first to offer Novasure Endometrial<br />

Ablation in 2000, the first gynecologist to<br />

perform DaVinci Robotic surgery at Honor<br />

Health <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Shea in 2008, and the first<br />

Board Certified physicians to offer the Mona<br />

Lisa Touch procedure in the entire state of<br />

Arizona in 2015.<br />

Arizona Women’s Care was organized in<br />

1998 when the practice was obtained by Dr.<br />

Julie Anne Castilla. <strong>The</strong> other female physicians<br />

joined within a few years and because<br />

all trained at the same residency program,<br />

Maricopa Integrated Residency Program, they<br />

forged a deep relationship, both as doctors<br />

and friends working together. “We have all<br />

been trained in the same manner; so our<br />

practice is very consistent from one patient to<br />

the next, no matter which doctor is caring for<br />

the patient,” says Dr. Castilla. “Our personalities<br />

are similar and we truly enjoy working<br />

together on a day-to-day basis.”<br />

Because four of the physicians started<br />

within a short period of time, the practice<br />

grew exponentially in the first few years and<br />

it was more than the office space could handle.<br />

“We couldn’t believe it when the front<br />

office staff told us there had been<br />

standing room only in our waiting room for<br />

about three months, and it made us realize<br />

we needed more space,” says Dr. Heathcott.<br />

“We obtained our current building in 2006<br />

and thought it was very spacious, compared<br />

with the smaller office we were coming from.<br />

Now, we wish we had more room but we<br />

have made sure our waiting room will always<br />

accommodate our many wonderful patients.”<br />

Arizona Women’s Care is currently located<br />

at 9823 North Ninety-Fifth Street, Suite 101,<br />

near <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Shea Hospital.<br />

Your healthcare and well being are the<br />

number one priority at Arizona Women’s<br />

Care. <strong>The</strong> five female OB/GYN physicians, a<br />

nurse practitioner and a devoted staff provide<br />

each patient with the best care available<br />

through today’s modern medicine. Utilizing<br />

traditional as well as cutting-edge technology,<br />

the doctors are true experts and excel in routine<br />

and high risk obstetrical care. <strong>The</strong> professional<br />

care provided at Arizona Women’s<br />

Care encompasses the management of abnormal<br />

pap smears and the evaluation of heavy<br />

or irregular vaginal bleeding. <strong>The</strong> physicians<br />

are committed to providing advanced, minimally<br />

invasive laparoscopic surgeries, as well<br />

as all routine preventative healthcare and<br />

maintenance needs.<br />

Our physicians at Arizona Women’s Care<br />

are all highly qualified:<br />

• Dr. Julie Anne Castilla M.D., F.A.C.D.G.<br />

specializes in everything from simple and<br />

complicated gynecologic surgeries as well<br />

as the complex intricacies of menopause.<br />

In 2017, Dr. Castilla shifted her focus from<br />

obstetrics to concentrate exclusively on<br />

gynecology. Dr. Castilla received her M.D.<br />

degree from the University of Michigan.<br />



• Dr. Julie Baskin Kwatra M.D., F.A.C.D.G.<br />

specialties include high-risk obstetrics,<br />

pelvic support surgery, minimally invasive<br />

surgery—including the DaVinci Robotic<br />

system—and adolescent medicine. Dr.<br />

Kwatra received her M.D. degree from<br />

Ohio State University.<br />

• Dr. Ann Langer M.D., F.A.C.D.G. is fluent<br />

in Spanish and proficient in all gynecologic<br />

surgery. She sees patients of all ages,<br />

including adolescent females as well as<br />

assisting couples with infertility. Dr.<br />

Langer is also trained in DaVinci Robotic<br />

surgery. Dr. Langer received her M.D.<br />

degree from Creighton University School<br />

of Medicine.<br />

• Dr. JulieAnn Heathcott M.D., F.A.C.D.G.<br />

specializes in everything form routine and<br />

high risk obstetrics, minimally invasive<br />

hysteroscopy and the very difficult as well<br />

as routine laparoscopic surgery, which can<br />

be accomplished with the latest DaVinci<br />

Robotic technology. Dr. Heathcott received<br />

her M.D. degree from St. Louis University<br />

School of Medicine.<br />

• Dr. Kelly Helms M.D., F.A.C.D.G. enjoys<br />

routine obstetrics, laparoscopic gynecologic<br />

surgery and performing office based<br />

procedures. She had gynecologic surgical<br />

training at Mayo Clinic Hospital where she<br />

focused on minimally invasive surgical<br />

techniques. Dr. Helms received her M.D.<br />

degree from the University of Nevada<br />

School of Medicine.<br />

From its inception, the physicians at<br />

Arizona Women’s Care have served on many<br />

professional boards in Arizona and are members<br />

of several associations that are working<br />

together to improve all aspects of women’s<br />

health. <strong>The</strong>se associations include the<br />

American College of OB/GYN’s (ACOG),<br />

Maricopa Medical Society, American Medical<br />

Association, Arizona Medical Association,<br />

Phoenix OBY/GN Society, and served as legislative<br />

chair of the Arizona section of ACOG,<br />

or on boards such as Honor Health <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Shea’s DaVinci subcommittee, Credentialing<br />

Committee, PeriOp Committee and vice chair<br />

of the OB/GYN Department.<br />

<strong>The</strong> physicians and entire staff at Arizona<br />

Women’s Care pride themselves in treating<br />

patients with individualized, compassionate<br />

care, focusing on the whole woman and all of<br />

her needs. <strong>The</strong>ir promise is to care for you as<br />

they would care for their own families.<br />

Arizona Women’s Care is proud to be a part<br />

of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> community and is honored<br />

to serve the women who live here.<br />

❖<br />

(From left to right) Dr. Julie Anne Castilla,<br />

Dr. Anne Langer, Dr. Julie Ann Heathcott,<br />

Dr. Kelly Helms, and Dr. Julie<br />

Baskin Kwatra.<br />





❖<br />

Top: Artist studios inside the Celebration of<br />

Fine Art. Artist Santiago Michalek can be<br />

seen painting in the center of the<br />

photograph.<br />

Above: Artist Kirk Randle has been a<br />

part of the Celebration of Fine Art for<br />

thirty years.<br />


Below: <strong>The</strong> current show owners, Jake and<br />

Susan Potje, with show founders Ann and<br />

Tom Morrow in 2007.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s Celebration of Fine Art,<br />

acclaimed as one of the major art shows of its<br />

kind in the nation, grew from the vision and<br />

determination of Tom and Ann Morrow, who<br />

wanted to create an event where art lovers<br />

would be able to meet and interact with artists.<br />

After nearly thirty years, the Celebration of<br />

Fine Art has become an unrivaled experience<br />

in the art world—part gallery, part working<br />

studio, and part art show—all set in an upscale<br />

and intimate, yet inviting, comfortable and<br />

interactive environment.<br />

Founders Tom and Ann Morrow, inspired<br />

by art shows in Laguna Beach, California felt<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> would be an ideal location for a<br />

dynamic event to bring art lovers and artists<br />

together for a new approach to selling art.<br />

Local gallery owners Dan and Elaine May<br />

became silent partners in the early years,<br />

helping with financing and artist acquisition.<br />

Before the first Celebration could be staged,<br />

local officials had to be persuaded to allow the<br />

show to operate as a “seasonal art festival.”<br />

Once they had permission to stage the festival,<br />

the founders had to determine how and where<br />

to hold the temporary exhibit. After extensive<br />

research, they decided that a clear span<br />

structure tent would be the ideal solution.<br />

Reaction to the first art show in 1991 was<br />

enthusiastic, although the weather refused to<br />

cooperate. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> experienced more rain<br />

during the show’s two-month run than it had<br />

experienced in twenty years. Rainwater seeped<br />

under the tents, causing small rivers to meander<br />

through the exhibits. <strong>The</strong> artists took it all in<br />

stride and made the best of the situation.<br />

Hoping to better cope with future weather<br />

events, wooden floors were laid under the<br />

exhibit wall. Later, an asphalt pad was poured<br />

as the foundation for the tent.<br />

In 2004, Tom Morrow’s daughter, Susan<br />

Potje, and her husband, Jake, took over<br />

management of the Celebration. <strong>The</strong>y had a<br />

clear vision—uphold the show’s respected<br />

legacy, deepen the commitment to fostering<br />

meaningful connections among artists and art<br />

lovers, and change the way art is experienced.<br />

“We count ourselves as truly blessed to have<br />

so many amazing, talented and committed<br />

artists with whom we partner in putting on one<br />

of the best arts shows in the country. And we<br />

have an absolutely excellent team of individuals<br />

that help make it all happen,” says Susan Potje.<br />

“In addition, we have established deep<br />

relationships with many of our collectors and<br />

are grateful each time we have a new person<br />

walk through the doors for the first time.<br />

“We always tell people, ‘Once you come in,<br />

we know you will be back.’ <strong>The</strong> experience is<br />

one that leaves people feeling better when they<br />

leave, which gives them a desire to come back<br />

over and over. <strong>The</strong> feeling of energy and<br />

inspiration permeates the entire tent. People<br />

truly feel they are part of a community of<br />

enrichment and generosity as they stroll through<br />

the displays, enjoy a bite to eat in the café, or sit<br />

in the lovely sculpture courtyard, surrounded by<br />

the art and the beauty of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Celebration of Fine Art has become<br />

the place where art lovers and artists connect.<br />

<strong>The</strong> show is nationally renowned for its<br />

interactive experience and has been called the<br />

“West’s Premiere Art Show” by Western Art &<br />

Architecture and Art & Antiques Magazine.<br />

As technology has evolved over the last<br />

decade, so too has the show’s strategy for<br />

spreading the joy of art. Investments have<br />



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Top, left: Artist Kathleen Hope working in<br />

her studio at the Celebration of Fine Art.<br />

Courtesy of Timothy Wampler.<br />

Top, right: Sculptures by Michael Jones and<br />

Terrell Powell with the McDowell<br />

Mountains in the background.<br />

been made in new equipment for video and<br />

livestreaming to make the art experience<br />

more accessible to everyone.<br />

<strong>The</strong> ripple effect the Celebration has had on<br />

artists and the community of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is<br />

almost immeasurable. <strong>The</strong> show has<br />

contributed to the overall identity of <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

as an art destination market, and works of art<br />

from participating artists may be found from<br />

coast-to-coast and around the globe. Over 29<br />

years, the Celebration has found homes for an<br />

estimated $100 million of art.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Celebration of Fine Art now maintains<br />

a customer list of around 16,000 people and<br />

the show’s annual revenue is in excess of<br />

$6 million. Susan oversees the office and<br />

marketing, while Jake looks after all siterelated<br />

activities. Together, they curate<br />

and stage the show each year. <strong>The</strong> show’s<br />

site manager is Doug Morrow and Kathi<br />

Pfeiffer and Julia Chacon are the office team.<br />

During the show, the staff expands to about<br />

twenty-five employees.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Celebration of Fine Art maintains<br />

yearround office and warehouse space in the<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Airpark. <strong>The</strong> tent and show<br />

location is Hayden Road and Loop 101.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Celebration contributes to a variety of<br />

non-profits, but the primary focus now is on<br />

providing financial and supply support to<br />

Free Arts for Abused Children, and 5 Arts<br />

Circle. <strong>The</strong> show’s non-profit arm, Celebration<br />

Arts Fund, has contributed several hundred<br />

thousand dollars and much good will<br />

throughout the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> community.<br />

“I think the most interesting and<br />

compelling thing of all about the Celebration<br />

of Fine Art is that it has become a sense of<br />

community,” says Susan Potje. “It is a place<br />

where people want to be.”<br />

Below: Artist Hannah Friel sharing with<br />

visitors at the Celebration of Fine Art.<br />

Bottom: A courtyard view of <strong>The</strong> Rant and<br />

<strong>The</strong> Skeptic by Paul Rhymer.<br />




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Top: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Preparatory Academy.<br />

Bottom, right: Cicero Preparatory Academy.<br />

Bottom, left: Archway Classical Academy-<br />

Cicero.<br />

“Great Hearts schools are<br />

unmatched for the college prep<br />

education they offer, but most<br />

importantly to our family, it is the<br />

community that truly sets Great Hearts<br />

schools apart.”<br />

Meeghan Seone, the parent of a<br />

Great Hearts student says, “From the<br />

passionate teachers to the widespread<br />

parent involvement, we are so grateful<br />

that all four of our children are lucky<br />

enough to be in the best learning<br />

environment in Arizona.”<br />

A Great Hearts education prepares<br />

students to be more than just<br />

proficient test takers. At Great Hearts,<br />

our graduates are also prepared to<br />

become great-hearted leaders, capable<br />

of success throughout their higher<br />

education and professional careers.<br />

Great Heart schools use the Socratic<br />

method to unleash our students’ sense<br />

of wonder, while simultaneously<br />

developing their capacity for deep<br />

reflection, problem-solving, and a taste<br />

for the true, the good and the beautiful.<br />

Great Hearts was founded in 2004 to<br />

provide a classical, liberal arts education in<br />

the tradition of the finest independent private<br />

schools, while being accessible and inclusive.<br />

Today, the Great Hearts public, nonprofit<br />

charter school network is the nation’s largest<br />

provider of campus-based, Kindergarten<br />

through twelfth grade classical education—<br />

and still growing in response to the strong<br />

demand for the unique educational offering.<br />

Great Hearts has several locations throughout<br />

the greater <strong>Scottsdale</strong> area. <strong>The</strong> best way to learn<br />

about the transformative educational experience<br />

Great Hearts offers Kindergarten through twelfth<br />

grade students is to tour an academy. For more<br />

information about Great Hearts or to schedule<br />

a tour, call the academy directly or visit<br />

greatheartsamerica.org. Come Grow with Us!<br />



• Archway Classical Academy—<strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

(Grades K-5)<br />

16648 N. 94th Street<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Arizona 85260<br />

(480) 776-00413<br />

archwayscottsdale.org<br />

• Archway Classical Academy—Cicero<br />

(Grades K-5)<br />

7205 N. Pima Road<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Arizona 85250<br />

(480) 424-1790<br />

archwaycicero.org<br />

• Cicero Preparatory Academy<br />

(Grades 6-12)<br />

7205 N. Pima Road<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Arizona 85250<br />

(480) 424-1790<br />

ciceroprep.org<br />

• <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Preparatory Academy<br />

(Grades 6-12)<br />

16537 N. 92nd Street<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Arizona 85260<br />

(480) 776-1970<br />

scottsdaleprep.org<br />

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Archway Classical Academy-<strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />





As a pioneer in premier online education,<br />

Northcentral University (NCU) offers an<br />

accredited, flexible, one-to-one learning experience<br />

with a 100 percent doctoral faculty.<br />

NCU educates working professionals<br />

throughout the world and provides an accessible<br />

opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally<br />

accredited degree. NCU mentors students<br />

one-to-one with highly credentialed faculty<br />

using advanced delivery modalities. <strong>The</strong><br />

University is committed to helping students<br />

achieve academically and become valuable<br />

contributors to their communities and within<br />

their professions.<br />

NCU is headquartered in San Diego,<br />

California and is a private, online, and graduate-focused<br />

University. Because of its growing<br />

student population, new program offerings<br />

and two new schools, NCU expanded its<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Service Center in 2018 for a third<br />

time, creating additional office space for new<br />

team members and support functions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> University is regionally accredited by<br />

WASC Senior College and University<br />

Commission* (WSCUC). Certain NCU programs<br />

have also received programmatic accreditation<br />

from other accrediting bodies, including<br />

the Accreditation Council for Business Schools<br />

and Programs** (ACBSP) and the Commission<br />

on Accreditation for Marriage and Family<br />

<strong>The</strong>rapy Education*** (COAMFTE).<br />

NCU offers unique flexibility for its students<br />

by providing weekly course starts, so<br />

there is no need to wait for the start of a<br />

semester. <strong>The</strong>re are no physical residency<br />

requirements, which makes NCU ideal for<br />

working professionals, as well as military personnel<br />

and international students who do not<br />

have to relocate or spend money on travel to<br />

a campus to complete the online degree.<br />

NCU’s School of Business programs are<br />

designed to help students enhance their leadership,<br />

problem-solving, critical thinking, analytic,<br />

and communications skills while developing<br />

specialized business knowledge in the area of<br />

their choice. Students may earn a doctoral,<br />

master’s or bachelor’s degree in business administration,<br />

or earn a doctoral or Master of Science<br />

in organizational leadership.<br />

With challenging, relevant and careerfocused<br />

degree programs in education, NCU’s<br />

School of Education is committed to preparing<br />

professional educators at all levels to<br />

become effective leaders, reflective practitioners,<br />

and successful communicators in the<br />

diverse field of education. <strong>The</strong> School of<br />

Education features a broad range of doctoral,<br />

master’s, baccalaureate and post-masters<br />

certificate programs. Online specializations<br />

include curriculum and teaching, early childhood<br />

education, educational leadership, and<br />

special education. This range of professionally<br />

relevant specializations is designed to help<br />

students focus their education to match their<br />

academic and career goals.<br />

<strong>The</strong> School of Social and Behavioral<br />

Sciences at NCU offers the degree programs<br />

and personal support to prepare for a rewarding,<br />

valuable position in psychology and in<br />

marriage and family therapy (MFT). Degree<br />



programs emphasize a systems theory orientation<br />

to treat individuals, couples, families and<br />

groups that struggle with mental and emotional<br />

disorders, as well as a wide range of<br />

behavioral and relationship problems. NCU<br />

offers the first distance-based MFT program<br />

to be accredited by the COAMFTE, plus the<br />

first and only distance-based PhD in MFT<br />

program to be accredited by COAMFTE. This<br />

coveted programmatic accreditation ensures<br />

that the University’s programs align with<br />

national accreditation standards.<br />

NCU’s School of Technology programs are<br />

designed to ensure that the education the student<br />

receives is current and relevant. To help<br />

determine technology trends and market<br />

needs, NCU uses a special Program Advisory<br />

Council, which works to align the programs<br />

with demands of the market through input<br />

provided by employers and industry leaders.<br />

NCU technology programs are designed to<br />

prepare students for a range of technologybased<br />

roles, including leadership positions.<br />

Students gain the critical technical skills needed<br />

today through instruction and assessments<br />

designed to mirror the work environment.<br />

NCU’s School of Health Sciences programs<br />

are designed to provide the unique combination<br />

of skills and experience students need to<br />

grow and thrive in this dynamic and rewarding<br />

industry. NCU offers health science programs<br />

that can help prepare for a range of<br />

rewarding roles in a variety of healthcare<br />

organizations. Not only do students learn from<br />

curriculum designed by experienced healthcare<br />

professionals, they learn in an inter-professional<br />

environment designed to facilitate<br />

teamwork and multidiscipline collaboration.<br />

This unique and innovative method of learning<br />

provides the ability to gain real-world<br />

experience while earning a degree.<br />

NCU was founded on integrity and<br />

remains committed to the highest ethical<br />

standards of professional and academic conduct<br />

and the rules and regulations of U.S.<br />

higher education. <strong>The</strong> values of innovation,<br />

diversity, excellence, and accountability are<br />

the bedrock on which the University was<br />

founded and continues to operate today.<br />

In July 2018, the private, nonprofit<br />

National University System announced the<br />

finalization of an agreement to acquire NCU.<br />

Upon the normal customary and regulatory<br />

approvals, NCU would join the San Diegobased<br />

National University System as an independent<br />

university affiliate and be converted<br />

to a nonprofit institution in alignment with<br />

the System’s nonprofit mission.<br />

For more information on NCU and its programs,<br />

please phone 866-776-0331 or visit<br />

www.ncu.edu.<br />

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*WASC Senior College and University<br />

Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic<br />

Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California<br />

94501, 510-748-9001. www.wscuc.org.<br />

**Accreditation Council for Business<br />

Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520<br />

West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas<br />

66213, 913-339-9356. www.acbsp.org.<br />

***Commission on Accreditation for<br />

Marriage and Family <strong>The</strong>rapy Education<br />

(COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street,<br />

Alexandria, Virginia 22314, 703-838-9808.<br />

www.coatmfte.org.<br />






❖<br />

Above: An aerial view of campus.<br />

Below: <strong>The</strong> SCA championship gym.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Christian Academy in<br />

Phoenix, now celebrating its fiftieth<br />

year of service, is committed to a<br />

mission of maximizing the Godgiven<br />

potential of each student,<br />

preparing students to live lives of<br />

distinction by impacting the world<br />

for Jesus Christ. SCA teachers<br />

disciple and mentor students from<br />

pre-school through twelfth grade to<br />

develop their full capacity through<br />

excellent academics, co-curricular<br />

and service opportunities.<br />

“SCA was founded by a group of<br />

passionate individuals who felt a<br />

Christian education was needed in Arizona,”<br />

explains the school’s Superintendent, Dr.<br />

Brent Hodges. “<strong>The</strong>y wanted to start a school<br />

that not only would focus on academics and<br />

sending students out into the world to be<br />

successful, but, more importantly, that the<br />

students might be a light to the world.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> school began in the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Bible<br />

Church in 1968 with sixty-four students<br />

enrolled in first through fourth grades. <strong>The</strong><br />

school grew rapidly and, in 1972, became<br />

independent of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Bible Church, and<br />

became a nonprofit organization. By 1973,<br />

SCA was offering classes from prekindergarten<br />

through high school and its<br />

reputation for excellence and commitment to<br />

Christian principles was growing. <strong>The</strong> school<br />

moved to Thirty-Second Street and Mountain<br />

View after outgrowing the church facilities.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> purpose of the school hasn’t changed<br />

in fifty years,” says Hodges. “We remain<br />

focused on our original mission.”<br />

SCA is strongly committed to the Biblical<br />

call for missions. Providing opportunities for<br />

students to develop, express, and share their<br />

faith with others, locally or in other parts of the<br />

country and world, is an essential component<br />

of the school’s spiritual training. All students<br />

participate in high school missions as part of<br />

the school’s program every year.<br />

<strong>The</strong> curriculum at SCA is focused on<br />

student success and more than ninety-nine<br />



percent of the students choose to pursue a<br />

college or university degree immediately following<br />

graduation. <strong>The</strong> school is accredited<br />

by AdvanceEd and by the Association of<br />

Christian Schools International.<br />

“SCA takes the quality, experience, and<br />

caring nature of teachers seriously in their<br />

hiring,” says Hodges. Many have master’s<br />

degrees and some have earned doctorates.<br />

<strong>The</strong> school has over 90 employees, including<br />

approximately 60 faculty members, allowing<br />

for small class sizes and individualized care.<br />

One hundred percent of the faculty, staff, and<br />

administration are committed followers of<br />

Christ. All are dedicated to the school’s mission<br />

and the average tenure of the current staff is<br />

more than ten years.<br />

<strong>The</strong> coordinated and mapped curriculum<br />

at SCA is designed to be rigorous and to<br />

challenge students to maximize the potential<br />

God has given them. Curriculum lives beyond<br />

books and involves a classroom experience<br />

that engages students as learners.<br />

SCA believes all truth is God’s truth.<br />

Students study and engage in high-quality<br />

academics to learn more about their Creator<br />

and God. <strong>The</strong> curriculum is biblically<br />

integrated to highlight that God’s truth can be<br />

found everywhere.<br />

In addition to their academic studies, students<br />

may choose from a wide array of<br />

extracurricular and athletic activities. <strong>The</strong><br />

school’s championship level athletic program<br />

creates an environment where athletes are<br />

coached to compete at high levels from a<br />

Christ-centered coaching model that pushes<br />

coaches to not only require excellence in competition<br />

but also how the athletes live for Jesus.<br />

Hodges, now in his fourth year as<br />

Superintendent, is himself a product of SCA,<br />

having attended the school through the eighth<br />

grade. He earned a degree in accounting from<br />

the University of San Diego and worked as a<br />

CPA for ten years before becoming a middle<br />

and high school math teacher, later obtaining<br />

both his masters from NAU and his doctorate<br />

in school leadership from Creighton University.<br />

SCA has graduated just over 2,100 students<br />

in its 50-year history. Current enrollment is<br />

nearly 800, about evenly divided between<br />

grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth<br />

grade. After Interstate highway construction<br />

replaced the original SCA facilities, the school<br />

moved to a beautiful fourteen acre campus on<br />

North Tatum Boulevard in 1991. In addition<br />

to classroom and administrative buildings, the<br />

campus includes a Fine Arts center and<br />

beautiful football field and baseball diamond.<br />

Students enjoy a number of relaxing courtyard<br />

areas. A new 2,000-square-foot Innovation<br />

and Creation Hub opened in 2018, which is<br />

an engineering-focused space to expand the<br />

STEAM program on campus. This space<br />

provides students of all grades hands-on<br />

experience in learning the design process.<br />

Extending beyond the typical Makerspace, all<br />

students will experience the use of this space<br />

throughout the school year.<br />

“More than anything, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Christian<br />

Academy is producing well-rounded individuals<br />

who are going to enter the world in whatever<br />

capacity or field they choose based on their gifts<br />

and talents, and represent what it means to be a<br />

strong servant leader,” says Hodges. “A Christian<br />

worldview is the center of everything at SCA<br />

and we will never waiver from that.”<br />

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Above: <strong>The</strong> Fine Arts courtyard where<br />

events are held.<br />

Below: <strong>The</strong> new Innovation and Creation<br />

Hub, a state-of-the-art facility with 3D<br />

printers, laser cutter, and various types of<br />

robotics, opened this year at SCA.<br />





MEDICINE &<br />


❖<br />

Above: <strong>The</strong> 2019 Great Wall Chinese<br />

Medicine & Acupuncture (GWCM) Team in<br />

the Chandler office lobby. GWCM has two<br />

convenient locations. <strong>The</strong> main office: 3225<br />

North 75th Street, Suite 115, <strong>Scottsdale</strong>,<br />

Arizona 85251. New office: 604 West<br />

Warner Road, Suite B-1, Chandler, Arizona<br />

85225. For more information please visit<br />

GWCM website www.chinesedrs.com and<br />

EMed RC website www.emedrc.com or call<br />

480-429-8881.<br />

Below: Dr. Xiao providing moxibustion and<br />

acupuncture treatment to patient with<br />

varicose veins.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Great Wall Chinese Medicine (GWCM)<br />

encourages a happy and healthy lifestyle by<br />

providing the finest care to every patient<br />

through comprehensive Traditional Chinese<br />

Medicine (TCM). Clients that tend to experience<br />

the greatest success with TCM are those that are<br />

open to and desire complementary and<br />

alternative medicine treatments.<br />

GWCM uses non-invasive diagnostic<br />

techniques, including meridians, trigger<br />

points, tongue reading, and pulse pattern<br />

recognition to make accurate TCM diagnoses.<br />

<strong>The</strong> clinic utilizes non-surgical, holistic<br />

treatments to enhance the body’s natural<br />

ability to heal and maintain itself. Great Wall<br />

Chinese Medicine offers holistic treatments<br />

for issues that are difficult to diagnose and<br />

treat by conventional medicine.<br />

GWCM provides excellent service by<br />

utilizing a combination of Acupuncture,<br />

Moxibustion <strong>The</strong>rapy, Cupping <strong>The</strong>rapy,<br />

Medical Reflexology, TuiNa Massage <strong>The</strong>rapy,<br />

Chinese-style Osteopathy (Zheng Gu),<br />

Personalized Herbal Remedies, Nutrition<br />

Guidance, <strong>The</strong>rapeutic Exercise, and Qigong<br />

Energy Healing etc.<br />

GWCM specializes in dealing with a wide<br />

variety of challenging health issues. Some of the<br />

examples: 1) NEUROLOGICAL: Bell’s Palsy,<br />

Neuralgia, 2) MENTAL/MOOD DISORDER:<br />

Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, 3) ENDOCRINE<br />

DISORDER: Infertility, Impotence, Premenstrual<br />

Syndrome and Menopausal Symptoms, 4) PAIN:<br />

Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathies, Lyme<br />


Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, 6)<br />

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES: Lupus, Psoriasis,<br />

Rheumatoid Arthritis, 7) INTEGRATIVE CARE:<br />

Patients undergoing cancer treatment. Emphasis<br />

on not only complementary treatment alongside<br />

cancer treatment, but in assisting with the<br />

quality of life that is affected due to adverse side<br />

effects that may arise with the cancer treatments.<br />

Dr. Qingsong Xiao, Ph.D., O.M.D. (TCM<br />

Doctor), L.Ac is the founder and leading<br />

practitioner at GWCM. Dr. Xiao graduated<br />

from the Beijing University of Traditional<br />

Chinese Medicine in 1991. She received two<br />

master’s degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese<br />

Medicine from South Baylo University and<br />

Dongguk Royal University, and a Ph.D. from<br />

the American Liberty University. Dr. Xiao has<br />

been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine<br />

with comprehensive treatment for more than<br />

28 years. Dr. Xiao is considered one of the top<br />

practitioners in the country.<br />

Dr. Xiao has established an outstanding<br />

partnership with the China Academy of<br />

Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, China<br />

that offers fellow practitioners continuing<br />

education and training. She has played an<br />

active role in <strong>The</strong> World Federation of Chinese<br />

Medicine promoting TCM to the world.<br />

Explaining how the practice got its name, Dr.<br />

Xiao states, “<strong>The</strong> Great Wall of China is a<br />

symbol of the ancient strength, determination,<br />

and knowledge of my ancestors and those who<br />

came before me. <strong>The</strong>ir incredible work<br />

discovering and teaching TCM inspires me to<br />

bring that knowledge to others.”<br />

Dr. Qingsong Xiao and her late brother, Dr.<br />

Puquan Xiao, founder of Yangtze Medical Center<br />

are third-generation Chinese medicine<br />

practitioners. <strong>The</strong> doctors gained extensive<br />

experience by working in some of the most<br />

prestigious medical facilities in Beijing, China.<br />

Dr. Xiao then made the life changing decision to<br />

immigrate to the United States in 1999 and<br />

began treating patients in Phoenix, Arizona a few<br />

years later. Following in their father’s footsteps,<br />

the sister and brother duo combined their<br />

specialties to establish Great Wall Chinese<br />

Medicine (GWCM). <strong>The</strong>ir first clinic was opened<br />

in Old Town <strong>Scottsdale</strong> in 2006. After years of<br />

practicing together, the siblings expanded their<br />

practice and established individual business<br />

locations. In 2011, Dr. Qingsong Xiao took<br />

control of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> clinic and moved to a<br />

larger, more populated location to establish the<br />

ever-growing GWCM in operation today. Dr.<br />

Puquan Xiao opened his practice and established<br />

Yangtze Medical Center in Phoenix.<br />



GWCM’s <strong>Scottsdale</strong> facility has ten treatment<br />

rooms, a therapeutic exercise room and a natural<br />

herb shop. <strong>The</strong> healing complex is also home to<br />

the EMed Research Center facility, of which Dr.<br />

Xiao is founder and president. Following the<br />

success of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> clinic, GWCM opened<br />

a second location with 14 treatment rooms in<br />

Chandler, Arizona. This new facility, in<br />

operation since March of 2018, provides the<br />

same acupuncture and holistic care available in<br />

the established <strong>Scottsdale</strong> facility.<br />

GWCM currently has an excellent team<br />

consisting of experienced licensed<br />

Acupuncturists, well-trained therapists and staff<br />

members who understand both Chinese and<br />

American cultures. Patient populations range<br />

from nine months old to over ninety years old.<br />

Many patients have very complicated conditions<br />

and are referred from other clinics. Patients have<br />

traveled from all over the United States and<br />

internationally seeking GWCM’s expertise.<br />

Looking into the future, GWCM plans to<br />

educate more doctors on patient treatment and<br />

update their technical practicing skills. Dr. Xiao<br />

wants to create a mentorship-like relationship<br />

with doctors across the nation and the world to<br />

spread awareness of the benefits of TCM.<br />


EMed Research Center (EMed RC), a<br />

501(C)(3) non-profit organization, is committed<br />

to the scientific research of Traditional Chinese<br />

Medicine (TCM). It strives to demystify the<br />

practices of TCM and make it a universally<br />

accepted treatment for the general public.<br />

EMed RC was founded in 2014 by Dr.<br />

Qingsong Xiao, the President of the<br />

organization. Dr. Xiao and Yulong Liu, Vice<br />

President of EMed RC, and other team<br />

members are inspired to scientifically and<br />

informatively evaluate the efficacy of different<br />

TCM treatment methods for health issues<br />

such as Diabetes and Alzheimer’s.<br />

Much of EMed RC’s activity is focused on<br />

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the top ten leading<br />

causes of death in the United States. <strong>The</strong> disease<br />

has no cure to date. However, some great results<br />

have been observed from the use of TCM<br />

treatments completed by Dr. Xiao and her team.<br />

One of Dr. Xiao’s life-long dreams is to raise<br />

awareness of TCM in the world. Through hard<br />

work and perseverance, she has made a<br />

significant impact on the community. She has<br />

overcome obstacles and challenged myths<br />

through her research and years of experience.<br />

Dr. Xiao designed the 5 Elements Health<br />

Program Study (5EHPS) to research the<br />

benefits of TCM on the diabetic population.<br />

Between 2016 and 2017, EMed RC has<br />

completed three very successful 5EHPS<br />

courses. 5EHPS is a comprehensive twelveweek-long<br />

health and lifestyle-changing<br />

course that includes health education classes,<br />

in-class physical activity, guided home<br />

exercises, a nutrition plan, Chinese herbal<br />

medicine, and acupuncture treatments. EMed<br />

RC utilizes modern scientific research to<br />

study TCM. <strong>The</strong> study has shown significant<br />

improvement in HbA1C, hypertension and<br />

cholesterol levels both during and after the<br />

program. This study also improved sleep<br />

quality, reduced stress and increased energy<br />

levels of its participants demonstrating the<br />

benefits of TCM. This has provided important<br />

data to support how TCM could be potential<br />

mainstream treatment for health issues.<br />

Dr. Xiao continues to work hard to make<br />

her dream to build a bridge between Eastern<br />

and Western Medicine a reality. Given her<br />

hard work and dedication, the bridge is<br />

already well on its way to being fully built.<br />

❖<br />

Above: Dr. Anthony Yeung, Dr. Xiao,<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Mayor Jim Lane, and Dr. Xiao’s<br />

father at the 2014 GWCM <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Office<br />

ribbon-cutting ceremony.<br />

Below: GWCM <strong>Scottsdale</strong> office waiting<br />

area offers a display of herbs and<br />

Traditional Chinese Medicine information<br />

and education.<br />






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Top: SCC is expanding, with its newest<br />

building set to open for the Spring 2019<br />

semester. <strong>The</strong> building will house the<br />

Business School and the Indigenous<br />

Cultural Center, as well as community<br />

gathering space.<br />


Below: Artie the Artichoke is the beloved<br />

SCC mascot. Whenever Artie makes an<br />

appearance on campus, students gather<br />

around for a photo opportunity.<br />

Established after years of determined effort to<br />

bring higher education to the region, <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Community College has grown to become a student<br />

centered college with a focus on active,<br />

engaged and intellectually rigorous learning.<br />

SCC has earned a reputation for high quality,<br />

accessible educational opportunities and innovative<br />

teaching, learning and support services.<br />

SCC now serves approximately 10,000 students<br />

each year, offering more than 100<br />

degrees and 60 certificates of completion in<br />

diverse occupational areas. <strong>The</strong> college is a<br />

leader in Developmental Education, Open<br />

Education Resources, Undergraduate Research,<br />

and Service Learning, all designed to help students<br />

achieve in all walks of life.<br />

Through a partnership with the Salt River<br />

Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, SCC has<br />

the distinction of being the only two-year<br />

public higher education institution located on<br />

Native American land.<br />

<strong>The</strong> idea for SCC was born in 1965 when<br />

Mayor Bud Times had lunch with Paul<br />

Messinger to talk about obtaining a college for<br />

the city. <strong>Scottsdale</strong> was not considered a top<br />

candidate for a new college because officials<br />

of Maricopa County Community College<br />

District (MCCCD) thought the city’s population<br />

was too small. Undeterred, and determined<br />

to bring a college to the city, a STEP<br />

(<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Town Enrichment Program) was<br />

established to find a way to obtain a college.<br />

Messenger was appointed chairman of the<br />

STEP committee, along with Councilwoman<br />

Billie Gentry and five other individuals.<br />

Despite strong community support, each<br />

request to MCCCD for a college in <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

was met with skepticism. Among the challenges<br />

that had to be overcome were lack of an eightyacre<br />

site for a college, the fact that most local<br />

high school graduates went directly to a fouryear<br />

college rather than a community college,<br />

and <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, with a population of about<br />

68,000 at the time, was considered too small.<br />

<strong>The</strong> STEP Committee continued to move<br />

forward, however, and began to discuss a $10<br />

million bond issue to create a campus adjacent<br />

to <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and the Salt River Pima-<br />

Maricopa Indian Community, which had<br />

agreed to lease the land needed for the college.<br />

<strong>The</strong> bond issue passed, paving the way<br />

for a community college for <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first buildings on the campus were the<br />

administration building, auditorium and a<br />

handful of classrooms. <strong>The</strong> first classes were<br />

held on the new campus in the fall of 1970,<br />

with an enrollment of 948 students. An important<br />

part of the college’s history is encapsulated<br />

in its mascot–the Artichoke. Born during a<br />

period of student unrest in the early 1970s,<br />

Artie the Artichoke was adopted as the school’s<br />

mascot to express a difference of opinion concerning<br />

budget priorities. Originally intended<br />

to be a source of embarrassment, Artie has<br />

been embraced by students, athletes, staff, and<br />

the community as a beloved character.<br />

SCC has seen an explosion of growth since<br />

it opened, both in facilities and course offerings.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 1980s saw establishment of the SCC<br />

Honors program, creation of the <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Concert Band, and the opening of the<br />

Performing Arts Center.<br />

In 1980, SCC earned its first accreditation<br />

by the Higher Learning Commission of the<br />



North Central Association of Colleges and<br />

Schools. SCC Film program began that same<br />

year and has since grown into a world class<br />

film school. An SCC production of Studs<br />

Terkel’s play, Working, was performed during<br />

the Kennedy Center American College<br />

Festival in Washington, the first time in the<br />

festival’s history that a community college had<br />

advanced to the national festival.<br />

A 30,000-square-foot Fitness & Wellness<br />

Center was opened in 2000 and now serves<br />

the fitness needs of 1,800 students and local<br />

residents ranging in age from sixteen to 96.<br />

SCC’s planetarium opened for classroom<br />

instruction in 2001 with public shows beginning<br />

in 2002.<br />

Growth accelerated as the college moved<br />

into the twenty-first century. SCC offered its<br />

first cohort post-baccalaureate teacher certification<br />

in elementary education 2002, the same<br />

year the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife<br />

was opened. In 2006, SCC’s Dance Technology<br />

program was one of only five university and<br />

college groups chosen to perform at the<br />

Kennedy Center. A 46,000-square-foot Natural<br />

Science Building opened in 2009. In 2012, the<br />

National Science Foundation awarded an $8.7<br />

million grant to fund a project in which three<br />

Maricopa Community Colleges, with SCC as<br />

the lead, created professional development<br />

workshops for middle school math teachers to<br />

enhance classroom teaching and learning.<br />

SCC has a strong athletics program that has<br />

produced a number of championships. <strong>The</strong><br />

2003 SCC volleyball team finished second in<br />

the National Tournament and Coach Regina<br />

Mannix was selected Coach of the Year by the<br />

American Volleyball Coaches Association. She<br />

was nominated to the ACCAC Hall of Fame in<br />

2017. <strong>The</strong> SCC baseball team was a national<br />

runner-up in 2009, and in 2018 finished third<br />

in the NJCAA Division II World Series.<br />

Ground was broken in 2017 for a new<br />

33,000-square-foot building to house the<br />

Business School and the Indigenous Cultural<br />

Center, where the American Indian Program<br />

will provide support services to Native<br />

American students and where college and<br />

community programming will enhance<br />

awareness, understanding and experiences of<br />

all indigenous peoples.<br />

Dr. Art DeCabooter retired as president of<br />

SCC in 2008 after leading the school for thirty<br />

years. He was succeeded by Dr. Jan Gehler,<br />

who served ten years before retiring in 2018.<br />

Ms. Chris Haines was named Interim<br />

President to lead the college until a national<br />

search for a new President is completed.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Community College remains<br />

committed to offering high quality, collaborative,<br />

affordable and accessible opportunities<br />

that enable learners to achieve lifelong educational,<br />

professional and personal goals.<br />

❖<br />

Above: SCC has more than 100 degree and<br />

certificate programs, including Career and<br />

Technical Education programs, like<br />

Culinary Arts, which produces awardwinning<br />

chefs.<br />

Below: Students attend SCC for the vast<br />

Math and Science options that fulfill general<br />

education course requirements for<br />

transferring to a university.<br />

.<br />







Serving families in their time of need for<br />

sixty years, Messinger Mortuaries is now the<br />

largest independent funeral service firm in<br />

Arizona and second largest in the Rocky<br />

Mountain states. Family owned and operated,<br />

Messinger Mortuaries is committed to serving<br />

each family on an individual basis, making<br />

sure their needs are met.<br />

<strong>The</strong> firm was founded in 1958 by Paul R.<br />

Messinger, a graduate of San Francisco<br />

College of Mortuary Science. Messinger<br />

Indian School Mortuary was <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s first<br />

funeral home located at Indian School and<br />

Miller Roads on what use to be the Messinger<br />

family dairy farm. Messinger’s also operated<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s first ambulance service.<br />

“We had many unique funeral services<br />

during the early years when <strong>Scottsdale</strong> was<br />

changing from a rural farming town to an<br />

urban community. Since the very start, we have<br />

always put the needs of the families we serve<br />

first. We’ve served many famed Americans,<br />

including political leaders, many famous artists<br />

and performers, and business leaders. Our<br />

funeral directors and other staff are encouraged<br />

to satisfy each family they serve, whatever their<br />

status in life,” says Paul Messinger.<br />

Messinger’s proudly offer the widest range<br />

of care available in Arizona and is committed<br />

to serving the total community with all types<br />

of care. To better serve families, Messinger’s<br />

has a number of locations throughout<br />

Arizona. <strong>The</strong>se locations include Messinger<br />

Indian School Mortuary and Messinger<br />

Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, <strong>Scottsdale</strong>; Messinger<br />

Fountain Hills Mortuary, Fountain Hills; and<br />

Messinger Payson Funeral Home, Payson.<br />

In addition, Messinger’s owns and operates<br />

two cemeteries, Paradise Memorial Gardens,<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>; and Mountain Meadow Memorial<br />

Park; Payson; as well as a close partnership with<br />

San Tan Memorial Gardens in Queen Creek.<br />

In order to continue providing exceptional<br />

care to families Messinger’s also operates<br />

its own crematories that are held to the<br />

highest of standards; Paradise Memorial<br />

Crematory, <strong>Scottsdale</strong>; and Mountain Meadows<br />

Crematory, Payson.<br />



Messinger’s also understands what it means<br />

to lose a pet, and saw a need to help pet<br />

families through their time of loss. Entrusted<br />

Pets is a pet crematory located in Phoenix that<br />

is owned and operated by the Messinger family.<br />

<strong>The</strong> caring and dedicated staff of Messinger’s<br />

has served more than 60,000 individuals<br />

during its six decades of service. “We’ve<br />

worked long, hard hours, and under some<br />

daily stress, but time helps strengthen one’s<br />

ability to live with these elements,” says<br />

Messinger. “Because Messinger Mortuaries is<br />

family-owned and operated, we are committed<br />

to the satisfaction of the families we serve. We<br />

pride ourselves on providing extra services and<br />

support, doing whatever we can to make a<br />

painful time more bearable. Our dedication to<br />

families has made us one of the most respected<br />

funeral homes in Arizona.”<br />

A unique feature of Messinger Mortuaries<br />

is the Reception Room; each mortuary has a<br />

fully equipped reception room complete with<br />

a state-of-the-art video and sound system as<br />

well as a full catering kitchen. <strong>The</strong>se rooms<br />

were created with the community in mind,<br />

and designed to accommodate any type of<br />

gathering. This is the ideal place for memorial<br />

receptions before or after a service for families<br />

and friends to share old memories and create<br />

new ones.<br />

Preplanning services are also offered by<br />

Messinger Mortuary to help families make<br />

those difficult decisions ahead of time.<br />

Families that have lost a loved one may find<br />

themselves emotional, distressed, or<br />

financially unable to deal with the situation.<br />

With preplanning, you can control the cost of<br />

the funeral and make many of the decisions<br />

ahead of time. Preplanning also locks in a<br />

price and protects your plan from inflation.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Advanced Planning Team at Messinger<br />

Mortuary will help you plan ahead, calmly<br />

and sensibly in a pressure free environment.<br />

“Messinger Mortuaries plan to continue to<br />

remain independent and family-owned and<br />

operated, and to work to better serve families<br />

experiencing personal loss and the emotional<br />

elements involved,” says Messinger. “We hope<br />

you will trust us to help your family through<br />

a time of loss, as so many families have done<br />

over the last sixty years. We are here for you,<br />

any hour of the day or night.”<br />






Pueblo Norte, located in the heart of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, is a continuing care retirement<br />

community offering a variety of care levels. At<br />

Pueblo Norte you’ll find a highly professional,<br />

compassionate staff dedicated to carrying out<br />

the Pueblo Norte mission statement, “To<br />

honor and enrich the journey of life, one<br />

experience at a time.”<br />

Pueblo Norte welcomed its first residents in<br />

1984. As a continuing care community, Pueblo<br />

Norte offers a variety of care options.<br />

Independent living, assisted living,<br />

rehabilitative services and nursing care are<br />

provided on campus, assuring residents that<br />

whatever health changes they may experience<br />

over time, they can continue to call Pueblo<br />

Norte “home.” Knowing these options are<br />

available provides great peace of mind to<br />

residents and their families.<br />

Pueblo Norte offers both villas and<br />

apartment homes for independent living<br />

residents. Each home has numerous upscale<br />

amenities, including a private patio or balcony,<br />

newly renovated kitchens, a washer/dryer, and<br />

ample storage.<br />

Independent living residents enjoy a<br />

beautiful outdoor pool, fitness center, eighteenhole<br />

putting green, library, club room, multipurpose<br />

room, salon, café, computer lab,<br />

dining venues and walking paths. <strong>The</strong> Lifestyle<br />

360 Wellness Program covers the five spheres of<br />

wellness: intellectual, physical, spiritual, social,<br />

and emotional. Pueblo Norte also offers a travel<br />

program that includes travel within the U.S.<br />

and out of the country. On and off-site<br />

programs keep residents as busy as they want.<br />

Pueblo Norte’s beautifully landscaped twenty-two-acre<br />

community is conveniently located<br />

on East Mescal Street in the heart of Northeast<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, with easy access to an abundance of<br />

shopping, dining and entertainment venues, as<br />

well as medical facilities<br />

Assisted living is designed for seniors who<br />

want a residential setting, but require help with<br />

such daily living tasks as bathing, dressing, and<br />

medication management. <strong>The</strong> program is managed<br />

by a licensed nurse and twenty-four-hour<br />

caregivers. Suites are private and residents may<br />

choose from three floor plans.<br />

Pueblo Norte believes in providing care in a<br />

manner which encourages independence and<br />

enables as much freedom of choice as possible.<br />

Two levels of care are provided in assisted<br />

living – supervisory care and personal care.<br />

Prior to move-in and at regular intervals<br />

thereafter, a Pueblo Norte nurse meets with<br />

each resident and their family to conduct an<br />

assessment. This assessment helps determine<br />

the appropriate care and guides the staff in<br />

providing assurance that the resident’s<br />

changing needs are being met.<br />

Pueblo Norte assisted living differs from<br />

other assisted living communities in its size<br />

and services. With only thirty-three residents,<br />

Pueblo Norte offers a home-like, extended<br />

family environment. Residents and their<br />

families love the family feel with the security of<br />

knowing they are receiving quality care and an<br />

optimum lifestyle.<br />



Through Pueblo Norte’s unique Rehab<br />

to Home program, non-resident guests receive<br />

the highest standard of therapy to help<br />

them get back to their normal routines as<br />

soon as possible. While at Porte Norte,<br />

guests enjoy all the comforts of home and<br />

even some added amenities such as a wide<br />

array of dining choices, entertainment<br />

including Wii games, movies and much more.<br />

When undergoing rehabilitation after surgery<br />

or for a medical condition, patients need rest,<br />

relaxation and peace of mind for optimal physical<br />

recovery. Through Rehab to Home, Pueblo<br />

Norte ensures that those recuperating receive the<br />

best possible rehabilitative therapy, while also<br />

enjoying the comfort and luxury they deserve.<br />

Pueblo Norte uses the latest technology<br />

and innovative rehabilitation techniques, but<br />

total customer focus is what really sets it apart<br />

from others. In addition, there is an<br />

outpatient therapy clinic on campus for<br />

continued therapy needs.<br />

<strong>The</strong> goal of Rehab to Home is to guide<br />

individuals to full independence through<br />

therapy and treatment. Guests never feel they<br />

are in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.<br />

Instead, they feel pampered and attended to,<br />

with the freedom and flexibility to spend<br />

downtime as they choose in a private suite<br />

with all the comforts of a hotel.<br />

Pueblo Norte is affiliated with Five Star<br />

Senior Living, a national healthcare and<br />

senior living provider headquartered in<br />

Newton, Massachusetts. Five Star proudly<br />

offers the highest quality service and care with<br />

the warmth and hospitality of home.<br />

Founded in 2000, Five Star has two major<br />

operating divisions, Five Star Senior Living<br />

and Ageility Physical <strong>The</strong>rapy Solutions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Five Star Senior Living division<br />

includes more than 260 senior living<br />

communities across the United States and is<br />

one of the country’s largest providers of<br />

quality retirement living in the nation,<br />

offering independent living, assisted living,<br />

Alzheimer’s/Memory Care, Healthcare Centers<br />

with skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and<br />

continuing care retirement communities.<br />

To learn more about Pueblo Norte Retirement<br />

Community, please visit pueblonorte.org.<br />






At Life Care Center of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>,<br />

patients recover in a setting that offers 100<br />

percent private suites with activities and<br />

amenities that include a gallery, lush landscapes,<br />

healing garden, even an ice cream<br />

bistro. Services range from management of<br />

complex clinical care needs to multi-disciplinary<br />

therapies. Specialized services include<br />

wound care, CHF management, and a fasttrack<br />

rehabilitation program.<br />

<strong>The</strong> founder of Life Care Centers of<br />

America, Forest Preston, had a vision of<br />

patient-centered care rooted in Judeo-<br />

Christian values, with patients being the<br />

highest priority. Because this philosophy puts<br />

patient care first, Life Care Center<br />

has become the preferred provider for<br />

hospital systems and physician organizations<br />

valley wide.<br />

<strong>The</strong> associates at Life Care Center realize<br />

they are participating in the patient’s healthcare<br />

journey and have joined patients and their support<br />

system by hosting a variety of monumental<br />

life events, from birthdays to celebrating a sixtieth<br />

wedding anniversary. <strong>The</strong> staff finds great<br />

joy in taking time to celebrate these important<br />

events, regardless of the challenges ahead.<br />

<strong>The</strong> staff at Life Care Center is dedicated to<br />

the patients, as well as the community.<br />

Whether participating in a health and wellness<br />

fair, walking for a cure, or hosting a dog<br />

adoption event, associates support a number<br />

of organizations, including Alzheimer’s<br />

Association, Operation Christmas Child, and<br />

many others.<br />

Life Care Center of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> 9494 East Becker Lane lifecarecentersofscottsdale.com.<br />



I NEED AN<br />

ANGEL, INC.<br />

For those concerned about an aging<br />

parent, spouse, friend, or neighbor, I Need an<br />

Angel provides “Caregivers you can depend<br />

on at home, hospital, or facility.”<br />

I Need an Angel was organized in 2004 by the<br />

mother and daughter team of Rebecca and<br />

Amanda Barcy, supported by son and brother,<br />

Nathan Barcy, who worked directly with Clients<br />

as an advocate until his untimely passing in<br />

2018. Husbands Dan and Jeremiah and<br />

granddaughter Kada Barcy make it a family affair.<br />

Both Rebecca and Amanda had worked in<br />

the homecare industry and were disheartened<br />

by the disregard for individual needs.<br />

Those who benefit from I Need an Angel<br />

include independent seniors in need of a<br />

“backup plan” in case of emergency as well as<br />

respite for family Caregivers so loved ones can<br />

stay at home instead of in a facility. “We custom<br />

fit and focus on what you want—a tidy home,<br />

fresh clean clothes, a shower and fresh look, a<br />

friend who makes life fun, a travel companion,<br />

and personal advocate” Barcy says.<br />

Caregivers also help with such activities of<br />

daily living as eating, dressing, healthy<br />

hygiene routines, transferring to bed or<br />

wheelchair and those with progressive illness.<br />

Those dealing with chronic illness or<br />

recovering from surgery benefit from a<br />

dependable helping hand.<br />

I Need an Angel employs “Everyday<br />

Angels”—CNAs, LNAs, MAs, retired nurses,<br />

personal assistants, and nurturing Caregivers<br />

Barcy calls “Angels on Assignment.” <strong>The</strong>se<br />

Angels provide hourly or live-in care and the<br />

management staff provides creative solutions<br />

customized to individual family needs.<br />

Although the industry average is for a<br />

Caregiver to stay with an organization only<br />

four to six months, I Need an Angel Caregivers<br />

have been with the organization an average of<br />

four to seven years, and many have been with<br />

the company more than a decade. “We listen,<br />

appreciate them, and love our Caregivers and<br />

Clients!”, says Barcy. She mentions a Client<br />

who had used several home care companies<br />

but was frustrated over the lack of consistency,<br />

even in how his melon was cut. “We simply<br />

asked him how he wanted it cut, and he<br />

replied that no one had ever asked him that<br />

before. That little frustration has become a<br />

joyful routine for him because we listened.<br />

“We are an extension of your family when<br />

health or injury has turned your life upside<br />

down over night or over time,” Barcy<br />

explains. “We tell our Clients they are not<br />

alone or on their own anymore.<br />



❖<br />

MARVIN R.<br />


MD<br />

Dr. Marvin Goldstein had specialized in<br />

cardiology and internal medicine for the<br />

majority of his career.<br />

Dr. Marvin Goldstein has practiced<br />

Cardiology and Internal Medicine in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> half a century, treating thousands<br />

of grateful patients with a rare combination<br />

of skill and concern that always puts the<br />

patient first.<br />

A native of Ohio, Dr. Goldstein graduated<br />

from Oberlin College and received his<br />

medical degree from the University of<br />

North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1965.<br />

After an internship, residency, and fellowship,<br />

Dr. Goldstein became an Army doctor<br />

and served as chief of cardiology at Fort<br />

Knox, Kentucky.<br />

When it came time to establish his own<br />

practice, Dr. Goldstein remembered his<br />

pleasant time in Arizona and decided to open<br />

an office in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. “People asked why I<br />

wanted to practice in such a rural area.<br />

But there was only one cardiologist in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> at the time so I figured it was a<br />

good opportunity. Of course, we’re not<br />

rural any more and have developed into a<br />

top-notch medical center.” He recalls that<br />

Baptist Hospital of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> was a small<br />

institution at the time and he was called on<br />

to deliver six babies, in addition to his<br />

work as a cardiologist. “<strong>The</strong>y called on me<br />

because I was the only doctor making<br />

rounds at 5:30 in the morning,” he explains<br />

with a laugh.<br />

In this day of huge medical centers and<br />

large group practices, Dr. Goldstein takes<br />

pride in continuing to practice solo. “It’s<br />

somewhat unusual, but I’m not employed<br />

by any group or hospital. This means I<br />

don’t have to answer to anybody else when it<br />

comes to care of the patient. With us, the<br />

patient comes first and no one can ever tell<br />

me what is in the patient’s best interest. It’s<br />

just the way I was trained.”<br />

Dr. Goldstein has had the same office<br />

address, and telephone number, since he<br />

started. <strong>The</strong> practice currently has a loyal and<br />

dedicated staff of six, including a full-time<br />

accredited ultrasound technician. “We have<br />

very little staff turnover and they all do a great<br />

job,” he comments.<br />

Medical care has changed dramatically<br />

since Dr. Goldstein became a physician fiftythree<br />

years ago. “We’ve gone from primitive<br />

medical care to state-of-the art,” he believes.<br />

“When I was a young doctor, I would see<br />

an average of three acute coronaries each<br />

day, and of those three, one would die.<br />

Today, we have all sorts of ways to prevent<br />

disease and extend life. I am so grateful to<br />

my colleagues throughout the medical<br />

profession who have done so much to help<br />

prolong the life span. We are blessed to live in<br />

such a time.”<br />

Although he is now eighty, Dr. Goldstein<br />

has no plan to retire. Although he admits to<br />

letting “the young guys” do some of the heavy<br />

lifting, he still operates a full-time practice<br />

and hopes to continue treating his patients by<br />

“doing what is right for them.”<br />



Caring for an aging parent, spouse, friend, or<br />

neighbor is a blessing, can be very rewarding<br />

and is always an honor but it can be stressful<br />

too. When you are not always certain what the<br />

next day has in store for you it is hard to take<br />

care of yourself when going in a million<br />

different directions.<br />

High Fives Charity is a nonprofit which<br />

“Advocates for Caregivers and the Seniors they<br />

Care for.” High Fives specializes in training and<br />

stress management for professional and family<br />

Caregivers as well as offering an extended<br />

community connection to resources and<br />

respite options.<br />

High Fives hosts a library and partners with<br />

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, ALS, Holistic<br />

<strong>The</strong>rapies, the Heart Association, and others. It<br />

offers free literature, books, training, and support<br />

for everything from getting the keys from Dad, to<br />

how to prevent falls, to what products really<br />

work, or “how to cope before you lose hope.”<br />

Information you would have to go to<br />

various places to get are all under one roof.<br />

High Fives wants to be “an extension of your<br />

family” and make it easier to get the help you<br />

may not know is even available. High Fives<br />

helps you maneuver through an overload of<br />

information and an overwhelming decision<br />

process, without any personal agenda.<br />

“Some of our services include holistic<br />

therapies because sometimes all you should do<br />

is take a breath, and a break, and clear your<br />

head,” says Rebecca Barcy who started the nonprofit<br />

when she saw a need for a community<br />

space that catered to the growing needs of this<br />

demographic.<br />

High Fives’ state-of-the-art speaker and<br />

seminar room, where education and support<br />

classes are held, has the right sound quality, the<br />

ability to video and record and immediately<br />

upload to social media and YouTube forums.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Conference and Speaker room fits up<br />

to forty-eight attendees and hosts unlimited<br />

online attendees. <strong>The</strong> space also hosts smaller<br />

conference rooms, rooms for holistic<br />

therapies such as massage, reiki, bars, life<br />

coaching, hypnotherapy, jinn shin jyutsu,<br />

feng shui, energy work, grief counseling,<br />

family counseling and meeting areas, as well<br />

as executive office space. Room rentals can be<br />

booked online with a no-hassle system.<br />

You can help this non-profit raise funds<br />

continue the good work it does in the<br />

community. Your cash donations and<br />

volunteering help immeasurably. You can join<br />

the mission at www.highfivescharity.org/donate/.<br />

“High Fives Charity provides the means to<br />

reinvigorate your life and find joy again and<br />

High Fives and Hugs are always here for you!”<br />

says Barcy.<br />





HAVEN OF<br />


❖<br />

Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is located at 3293<br />

North Drinkwater Boulevard in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, a subacute rehab facility,<br />

is dedicated to fulfillment of a threefold mission:<br />

to be the provider of choice in the communities<br />

it serves; a gathering place for caring professionals;<br />

and a safe haven for residents to thrive. Each<br />

decision made by the facility since its establishment<br />

has helped achieve this mission.<br />

Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> was first organized as<br />

a skilled nursing facility and served the<br />

community well for more than forty years.<br />

Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> was acquired by Haven<br />

Health in 2016. <strong>The</strong> facility is located across<br />

from the HonorHealth <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Osborn<br />

Medical Center.<br />

Haven Health’s mission is reflected in its<br />

logo–a green tree consisting of three branches<br />

with individual leaves that are distinct and separate<br />

placed inside a circle. <strong>The</strong> branches of this<br />

logo reflect the threefold mission and purposes<br />

of the company, while the individual leaves represent<br />

each individual family, employee and<br />

guest of Haven Health. Employees are referred<br />

to as Caring Professionals and are required to<br />

have the mission statement memorized as part<br />

of their annual performance review.<br />

Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is a 47-bed facility<br />

and, on average, cares for more than 700<br />

patients each year, many of whom are<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> residents. <strong>The</strong> facility employs<br />

more than seventy people.<br />

Former patients and their families are lavish<br />

in their praise for the care and compassion they<br />

found at Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. One family<br />

member wrote, “<strong>The</strong> nurses, doctors and physical<br />

therapists really care. <strong>The</strong>y did a really<br />

good job with my parent…I would recommend<br />

them highly.” A patient recovering from<br />

knee replacement surgery wrote, “While I cannot<br />

wait to go home, my stay here has been<br />

pleasant. I highly recommend Haven of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> to anyone in need of a rehab center.”<br />

Another patient recovering from surgery said,<br />

“From the therapy department, the nursing<br />

staff, office staff, kitchen staff, and housekeeping<br />

staff, I’ve never encountered a company or<br />

facility that is such a well-oiled machine.”<br />

Haven Health began expanding in 2014<br />

with the first of several acquisitions. Haven of<br />

Globe and Haven of Yuma. Additional acquisitions<br />

since that time have made Heaven<br />

Health the largest rural healthcare provider of<br />

skilled nursing services in Arizona. <strong>The</strong> system<br />

now employees nearly fifteen hundred<br />

healthcare professionals.<br />

Looking ahead, Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> has<br />

been approved for a remodel/complete<br />

renovation during 2019.<br />

Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> is deeply involved in the<br />

local community and in 2018 was selected as a<br />

preferred partner for the five HonorHealth<br />

Medical Centers. Employees, residents and<br />

patients participate in a wide range of<br />

community events and can often be found<br />

volunteering at the Granite Reef Senior Center.<br />

A favorite activity enjoyed by employees and<br />

patients is catching a pre-season Giant’s baseball<br />

game less than a block away.<br />



Rejuvent Medical Spa & Surgery is a<br />

cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery practice that<br />

specializes in eyelid surgery, full face<br />

rejuvenation with injectable fillers (Liquid<br />

Facelift), nose and under eye fillers,<br />

rejuvenating skin treatments and medical<br />

grade skin care programs. <strong>The</strong> mission of<br />

Rejuvent is to empower their patients to look<br />

and feel attractive and youthful at every age.<br />

Rejuvent was founded in <strong>Scottsdale</strong> in<br />

2004 by husband and wife team, Kelly Bomer,<br />

MD and James Bouzoukis, MD. Since that<br />

time the area surrounding the practice at<br />

9155 East Bell Road in Northeast <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

has gone from sparsely populated to<br />

being significantly built out with commercial<br />

and residential development. It is located<br />

near the beautiful McDowell Sonoran<br />

Preserve, one of the largest urban preserves in<br />

the country.<br />

Although Rejuvent opened its doors in<br />

2004, the nascent concept formed almost<br />

twenty years previously. While still an<br />

undergraduate at the University of California,<br />

San Diego, Dr. Bomer dreamed of one day<br />

having a health center to empower people to<br />

feel better about themselves. Her interest in<br />

science and a desire to help others led her to<br />

Tulane University School of Medicine. It was<br />

there she met her future husband and<br />

business partner.<br />

Dr. Bouzoukis studied Neuroscience at<br />

Duke University and later researched spinal<br />

cord injury at Georgetown prior to attending<br />

medical school. <strong>The</strong>y both received their<br />

surgical training in Chicago, and worked in<br />

separate practices with the goal of one day<br />

having their own practice. After eight years in<br />

Chicago, they began planning their transition<br />

to sunny <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Since 2004, Rejuvent has seen over 15,000<br />

patients. Drs. Bomer and Bouzoukis have<br />

built a solid reputation in the community due<br />

to their integrity, compassion, keen artistic<br />

sense, thorough knowledge of facial anatomy<br />

and expertise. <strong>The</strong>y address the entire face<br />

with fillers, including the brows, under eyes<br />

and nose that most injectors are not<br />

comfortable or qualified to address. Many<br />

patients have been coming for years, and<br />

some fly in from out of the state and country<br />

for the natural looking rejuvenation offered<br />

there. <strong>The</strong> doctors have a passion for both<br />

sculpting faces with injectables and also for<br />

patient safety. <strong>The</strong>y only offer treatments they<br />

themselves would undergo.<br />

Rejuvent currently has a staff of two board<br />

certified doctors and a fantastic team of ten<br />

caring and experienced support staff who<br />

feel like an extended family. Aesthetician<br />

Emily Glenn has been with Rejuvent since<br />

2006 and is passionate about skin care and<br />

experienced with lasers and medical grade<br />

chemical peels. Emily has helped thousands<br />

of patients improve their skin and feel better<br />

about themselves.<br />

Rejuvent is thrilled when their patients tell<br />

them how much they love their natural<br />

results. Whether people desire fewer<br />

wrinkles, more youthful eyes, a lift to<br />

sagging tissues or healthier looking skin,<br />

Rejuvent Medical Spa & Surgery in <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

is ready to provide the best possible care. To<br />

learn more about Rejuvent and peruse the<br />

largest before and after gallery (with actual<br />

Rejuvent patients) in Arizona, please visit<br />

www.rejuvent.com or rejuventskincare.com.<br />

❖<br />



& SURGERY<br />

Top: Rejuvent Medical Spa & Surgery is<br />

located at 9155 East Bell Road in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Middle: Dr. Kelly Vanderbilt Bomer and<br />

Dr. James Bouzoukis.<br />

Bottom: A before and after showing the<br />

results of upper eyelid surgery, liquid facelift<br />

and skin treatments.<br />





& SURGEONS,<br />

PC<br />

❖<br />

Above: Dennis L. Kilpatrick, MD.<br />

Below: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Eye Physicians &<br />

Surgeons is located at 7550 East Second<br />

Street in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Eye Physicians & Surgeons has<br />

been dedicated to improving its patients’<br />

vision and comfort for nearly fifty years. <strong>The</strong><br />

ophthalmologists at the state-of-the-art, fullservice<br />

eye care practice pride themselves on<br />

delivering accurate diagnoses, offering effective<br />

treatment options, and providing ongoing<br />

care to keep their patients’ eyes healthy.<br />

<strong>The</strong> practice utilizes the latest technology and<br />

cutting-edge surgical procedures for vision<br />

correction and treatment. In addition, an inhouse<br />

optical boutique offers more than 500<br />

fashionable frames to choose from.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Eye Physicians & Surgeons<br />

began in 1972 when William R.J. Kilpatrick,<br />

MD relocated his general ophthalmology<br />

practice from Huron, South Dakota, to<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. His son, William R. Kilpatrick,<br />

MD joined him in 1977, and his youngest<br />

son, Dennis L. Kilpatrick, MD joined the<br />

practice in 1985. <strong>The</strong> father and two sons<br />

practiced ophthalmology together until “Dr.<br />

Senior” retired in 1991. “Dr. William” retired<br />

in 2015 and “Dr. Dennis” continues the family<br />

tradition. In the early days, the practice had<br />

only five employees. <strong>The</strong>re are now five times<br />

as many employees.<br />

<strong>The</strong> senior Dr. Kilpatrick passed away after<br />

eight years of retirement but his spirit lives on<br />

through the practice and its service to the<br />

community. His two sons, along with their<br />

mother, Roberta, have dedicated <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Eye Physicians & Surgeons to his memory.<br />

Roberta still visits the staff, bringing homemade<br />

cookies and her famous lemon bars.<br />

When ground was broken in 1983 for the<br />

practice’s current building at Miller Road and<br />

Second Street, one of the shovels struck<br />

something in the dirt. It was an antique eye<br />

medicine bottle, which the doctors considered<br />

a positive sign. <strong>The</strong> bottle is now on display in<br />

the building’s lobby along with other antique<br />

eye cups and medicine bottles donated to the<br />

practice over the years. Also on display are several<br />

pieces of antique eye examination equipment<br />

used for many decades by the senior Dr.<br />

Kilpatrick. Numerous paintings created by<br />

grateful patients are also displayed throughout<br />

the building.<br />

Throughout the years, the Kilpatricks have<br />

provided eye care to many famous and wellknown<br />

actors, singers, radio personalities,<br />

authors, pro golfers, and other notable people.<br />

Each year, <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Eye Physicians &<br />

Surgeons donates use of its parking lot so the<br />

Boys and Girls Club of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> can sell<br />

parking for baseball’s spring training games<br />

and events at the nearby <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Mall. This<br />

has helped raise thousands of dollars to benefit<br />

the Boys and Girls Club of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />




ANIMAL<br />

RESCUE<br />

Foothills Animal Rescue began its mission to<br />

save lives in Cave Creek, Arizona in 1995 as a<br />

foster based organization dedicated to saving<br />

lives of homeless dogs and cats. Through hard<br />

work and resounding dedication by staff and<br />

volunteers, Foothills Animal Rescue was able to<br />

grow and open a standing adoption center in<br />

2010. <strong>The</strong> Resale Boutique was a much valued<br />

addition to support our efforts and provide<br />

resources to make an impact.<br />

Our journey continued with the opening of<br />

the Brynne Smith Memorial Campus Adoption<br />

Center in December 2016. It is more than a<br />

building; it provides a safe haven to homeless<br />

dogs and cats awaiting their forever home, and<br />

a testament to the important role the<br />

companion animals play in our lives.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Brynne Smith Memorial Campus,<br />

represents Brynne Alanna Smith’s lifelong love<br />

of animals.<br />

Everyone lucky enough to have met Brynne<br />

remarked not only about her beautiful smile,<br />

but about her incredibly warm and generous<br />

heart. Even as a child, Brynne was wise beyond<br />

her years, with an unending desire to transform<br />

the world into a more loving space.<br />

This remarkable young woman is honored<br />

through the Brynne Smith Memorial Campus, a<br />

place celebrating her life as well as the lives of<br />

countless animals whose voice Brynne aimed to<br />

represent. <strong>The</strong> facility will not only be a muchneeded<br />

refuge for abandoned dogs and cats<br />

looking for a new home, but also a peaceful<br />

gathering spot for the local community.<br />

When the new campus debuted in<br />

December 2016, Brynne’s smile and love is<br />

evident in the dogs joyfully romping in the<br />

outside runs, the cats nestled on comfortable<br />

perches, and the new pet owners excitedly<br />

taking home their new best friends.<br />

Which is exactly what Brynne would<br />

have wanted.<br />

Foothills Animal Rescue is governed by a<br />

volunteer Board of Directors that advances<br />

our mission through fiscal responsibility and<br />

that our rescue is in line with best practices in<br />

animal welfare.<br />

For more information about Foothills<br />

Animal Rescue, please visit foothillsanimal.org.<br />

This page is dedicated to Javante Achane and<br />

the Simpson family, in memory of Joia Mae<br />

Simpson. May the gift of love, light and laughter<br />

shine , in those that you love and that love you,<br />

then, still and forever.<br />

❖<br />

Above: <strong>The</strong> Foothills Animal Rescue Brynne<br />

Smith Memorial Campus is located at<br />

10197 East Bell Road in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. <strong>The</strong><br />

facility pays tribute to its namesake,<br />

Brynne Smith, with the number “831,”<br />

representing, “8 Letters, 3 Words, 1<br />

Meaning—I Love You.”<br />

Below: A no-kill shelter, Foothills Animal<br />

Rescue finds homes for hundreds of dogs<br />

and cats each year.<br />






<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s real estate developers, construction companies, heavy<br />

industries, and manufacturers provide the economic foundation of the city<br />

Modulus............................................................................................................................148<br />

McCormick Ranch Property Owners’ Association, Inc. ..............................................................152<br />

Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate ...........................................................................155<br />

ACA–Air Conditioning of Arizona .........................................................................................156<br />

Meritage Homes Corporation ................................................................................................158<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch Community Association................................................................................160<br />

City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> ...............................................................................................................162<br />




Modulus, headquartered in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, is a<br />

forward-thinking technology company with a<br />

focus on security, high performance<br />

computing, and artificial intelligence.<br />

Modulus solutions are based on more than<br />

two decades of experience in the industry, and<br />

its products and services are provided by<br />

developers and engineers who have first-hand<br />

experience using the systems they create.<br />

Modulus was founded in 1997 by Richard<br />

Gardner, a world-renowned software engineer,<br />

professional trader, and industry speaker who<br />

is credited as a co-inventor of a number of<br />

tech-based products.<br />

Gardner’s business career started at an<br />

early age. At fifteen, he began immersing<br />

himself in the financial markets and started to<br />

trade futures under a custodial account. As a<br />

young adult, Gardner moonlighted as a<br />

software developer for financial institutions.<br />

At the age of twenty-three, he sold his first<br />

commodity trading system, which used<br />

artificial intelligence to analyze crop reports<br />

and weather data.<br />

On the heels of this success, Gardner<br />

founded an artificial intelligence software firm<br />

in the late 1990s, focusing on new types of<br />

neural network algorithms. This company<br />

was acquired by a Fortune 500 corporation.<br />

Over the course of time, Gardner has<br />

authored three programming languages for<br />

High Frequency Trading and is the designer of<br />

the world’s fastest time-series database engine<br />

for quantitative analysis of market data.<br />

Charged with leading his firm’s world-class<br />

team as CEO Gardner still oversees<br />

technological development for Modulus. In<br />

2010, Gardner developed a system, which<br />

used Natural Language Processing to read<br />

thousands of social media messages per<br />

second, extracting the meaning and emotion–<br />

including love, joy, surprise anger, sadness<br />

and fear–behind each message. Since then,<br />

the system has been running uninterrupted<br />

and has become the largest sentiment<br />

database in the world.<br />

In December 2013, when financial<br />

information was growing at more than<br />

seventy percent per year, Modulus began<br />

work on the SharpeMind platform, the first<br />

financial application to be developed for IBM<br />

Watson to deliver real-time analysis of<br />

millions of pieces of unstructured financial<br />

data to mobile devices. While working on this<br />

project, Modulus invented and patented a<br />

method that allowed Natural Language<br />

systems, such as Watson, to process timeseries<br />

data. While not designed for time-series<br />

analysis, the Modulus system allowed IBM<br />

Watson to create time-series forecasts based<br />

on pre-processed text data alone.<br />

In March 2015, Modulus announced that its<br />

scientific charting technology and custom<br />

software development services were procured<br />



y NASA Mission Operations to process and<br />

display high-frequency telemetry and health<br />

data from the International Space Station (ISS).<br />

A space station in low earth orbit, the ISS<br />

is the largest artificial body in orbit and can<br />

often be seen from earth with the naked eye.<br />

It serves as a microgravity and space<br />

environment research laboratory in which<br />

crew members conduct experiments in<br />

biology, human biology, physics, astronomy,<br />

meteorology, and other fields.<br />

NASA required a high-frequency solution<br />

to process and display up to half-a-billion<br />

data points every second on tablet devices.<br />

<strong>The</strong> end product allowed NASA Mission<br />

Control to analyze telemetry and health data<br />

transferred in real-time from the ISS via<br />

satellite link.<br />

“What’s interesting about this project is<br />

that it marked the first time in aerospace<br />

industry history that such a large amount of<br />

low frequency, real-time data has been<br />

streamed to a mobile device and displayed<br />

graphically,” Gardner explains. “In this<br />

project, we pushed the envelope and made<br />

history. 2015 is definitely the year the world<br />

stopped looking at Modulus as a leader in the<br />

financial tech space and, instead, started<br />

looking at our company as a full-fledged<br />

global technology leader, fully capable of<br />

supporting the most advanced and complex<br />

projects across a broad range of industries.”<br />

In May 2015, Modulus announced the<br />

launch of Modulus VC, a seed-stage venture<br />

capital fund for companies at the intersection<br />

of finance and technology, investing between<br />

$100,000 and $10 million in each project.<br />

“We started Modulus VC to help<br />

entrepreneurs, especially those in Arizona,<br />

create exceptional technology products and<br />

cultivate viable, valuable businesses,” says<br />

Gardner. “Collectively, our founding team had<br />

already aided entrepreneurs in developing more<br />

than fifty successful products and had patented<br />

multiple technologies, so it only made more<br />

sense to offer this insight and experience to<br />

emerging developers. It’s a win-win, of course.<br />

It helps us keep a pulse on the innovation<br />

happening within the industry and, at the same<br />

time, we utilize our resources to help build<br />

great management teams and products.”<br />

Startups have access to Modulus engineers<br />

in the United States and Europe who can assist<br />

with market data and brokerage connections,<br />

while the Modulus legal team assists with<br />

patent and IP matters, regulatory concerns,<br />

payment processing, and brokerage operation.<br />

In February 2018, Modulus launched<br />

Reconica, a groundbreaking new cogitative<br />

data analysis and research platform that<br />

augments human intelligence to amplify<br />

analytical insight. As a platform, Reconica can<br />

be deployed to adapt to any domain, providing<br />

operational results in less than a day.<br />



“Reconica is important for its global<br />

application,” explains Gardner. “<strong>The</strong> technology<br />

actually helps to defend government and<br />

enterprises from unknown cyber threats,<br />

identifying vulnerabilities by uncovering<br />

sophisticated attack patterns. In addition to<br />

applications in law enforcement and national<br />

defense, Reconica brings intelligence agencies<br />

the hidden insights and ultra-low latency<br />

updates they need to protest against terrorist<br />

attacks and emerging threats.”<br />

Modulus announced the launch of a new<br />

high frequency exchange solution in July<br />

2018. This technology enables exchanges to<br />

scale to more than ten million transactions<br />

per second with ultra-low latency for High<br />

Frequency Trading.<br />

“What we’ve created is actually rather<br />

incredible. Putting it in perspective, that’s 100<br />

times faster than NASDAQ’s exchange<br />

technology,” Gardner explains. “<strong>The</strong> development<br />

is the result of two decades of trial and error,<br />

but, in 2018, Modulus set yet another world<br />

record. Notably, this record for exchange<br />

matching performance isn’t just among digital<br />

assets, but also for equities, derivatives, and other<br />

exchanges as well.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> new exchange solution features built-in<br />

trade surveillance based on machine learning,<br />

which uses pre- and post-trade data to monitor<br />

and prevent market manipulation and money<br />

laundering in real time. “<strong>The</strong> trade surveillance<br />

technology really shook up the industry,” notes<br />

Gardner. “Right now, the digital asset industry<br />

really isn’t regulated in a cohesive way. This<br />

technology allowed exchanges to self-regulate in<br />

a way that was not previously feasible.<br />

Ultimately, the industry will need to be regulated,<br />

utilizing national and/or international standards.<br />

But, until laws catch up with technology, it is<br />

important that companies within the space are<br />

able to keep their customers safe—and that’s<br />

what this technology is designed to do.”<br />

In September 2018, Modulus announced<br />

CipherTrace as its newest technology partner.<br />

CipherTrace develops an industry-leading<br />

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solution,<br />

which is now included in the Modulus<br />

exchange solution. <strong>The</strong> CipherTrace<br />

technology identifies and scores a variety of<br />

AML risks, including criminal activity, dark<br />

markets, money laundering and mixing<br />

services, stolen digital assets, terrorist<br />

financing, gambling services, ransomware,<br />

and investment scams. “We made this move<br />

because we felt it was important to provide<br />

our clients with the very best in security<br />

services. Our partnership with CipherTrace<br />

was critical to ensure that we remained on the<br />

cutting edge of what’s technologically<br />

possible,” explains Gardner.<br />

In October 2018, Modulus announced it<br />

would be opening a new sales office in<br />

London, England as part of a joint venture<br />

with Quantex, a regulatory-compliant digital<br />

asset exchange and service provider.<br />

Gardner explains that this partnership<br />

worked out because both sides bring different<br />

core competencies to the table. Quantex boasts<br />

a team, which includes NASDAQ and TMX<br />

alumni, as well as leaders in high-frequency<br />

trading and regulatory compliance. “We felt<br />

that after more than two decades providing<br />

leading technology solutions, international<br />

expansion was only logical,” Gardner says.<br />

<strong>The</strong> collaboration will feature a new sales<br />

campaign highlighting the Modulus Exchange<br />

Solution. Simultaneously, Quantex is launching<br />

its own exchange, which is seeking MTFregulated<br />

status under MiFID II in Europe,<br />

utilizing the Modulus technology suite.<br />

Modulus has always been invested in<br />

sourcing top quality talent, but, beyond that,<br />



the company believes that the world is<br />

enhanced by technology and its developers.<br />

To that end, Modulus began offering a<br />

certificate program to help provide<br />

standardization across the industry.<br />

“Technology is one of the great equalizers,”<br />

Gardner says. “<strong>The</strong> quality of technology is<br />

dependent on the skills of the developer–not<br />

what school they came from, their resume, or<br />

even their past success. That’s what makes this<br />

industry so innovative and vibrant.”<br />

Built around a 1-hour exam, the Modulus<br />

Trading Technology Certification is an expertlevel<br />

skill and qualification assessment that<br />

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RANCH<br />


OWNERS’<br />


INC.<br />

❖<br />

This signature McCormick Ranch entrance<br />

off of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Road and McCormick<br />

Parkway, welcomes residents home<br />

featuring spillways, lighted aeration and<br />

mature trees!<br />

Several decades ago, the impeccably<br />

groomed 3,116 acre McCormick Ranch was<br />

home to such desert inhabitants as coyotes,<br />

bobcats, rattlesnakes and scorpions in a setting<br />

of Mesquite trees, cactus and sagebrush. Only<br />

now, the poisonous and native creatures have<br />

moved to higher desert. In their place are<br />

hundreds of desert trees and flowering semi-arid<br />

plants along with tall, stately palm trees, over 20<br />

miles of greenbelt that attracts joggers and<br />

cyclists as well as 11 picturesque lakes enjoyed<br />

by 24,000 residents. This briefly describes<br />

McCormick Ranch, the half-century old City of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s first Master Planned Community.<br />

Not only was <strong>The</strong> Ranch the city’s first<br />

planned community, it became the standard<br />

design for dozens more such developments in<br />

locales throughout the nation. Its success can<br />

be attributed to the leadership of the<br />

McCormick Ranch Property Owners’<br />

Association composed of nine residents<br />

elected to serve on the MRPOA board. <strong>The</strong><br />

day-to-day operation, however, is headed by<br />

an administrative staff with Executive<br />

Director Jaime Uhrich at the helm. Uhrich<br />

became director in 2012 when Garth Saager<br />

retired after 30 years in that position.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Ranch is a timeless jewel in the desert,”<br />

said Uhrich, who began her career as<br />

receptionist in 1996 at the age of 19. “Our<br />

residents are proud to say, ‘I live on McCormick<br />

Ranch,’ We have so much to offer from the vistas<br />

that surround <strong>The</strong> Ranch, like the McDowell<br />

Mountains, to views of Camelback Mountain, to<br />

our two 18-hole championship golf courses and<br />

McCormick Parkway which was voted as the<br />

most beautiful roadway in all of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.”<br />

Located within the five-square miles of<br />

McCormick Ranch between—Indian Bend Road<br />

to the South and Shea Boulevard to the North—<br />

is the City’s Corporation Yard, the main<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Police Station, a City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> fire<br />

station, the 433-bed HonorHealth Shea Medical<br />

Center, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, the<br />

City’s Mustang Public Library, 30-acre Mountain<br />

View Park Recreation Center, Sentry Insurance,<br />

and the United States Postal Service Hopi<br />

Station. <strong>The</strong>se amenities are just a few of the<br />

reasons residents enjoy living on <strong>The</strong> Ranch. In<br />

addition, there are 13 distinct shopping areas,<br />

including home improvement, banks,<br />

pharmacies, a variety of local and nationally<br />

renowned dining establishments, and numerous<br />

retailers as well as service centers.<br />

McCormick Ranch’s recent history began in<br />

1921 when the Samuel Jolly family purchased<br />

45 acres of desert land and built a modest home<br />

near the southwest corner of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and<br />

Indian Bend roads. In 1942, the Jollys sold to<br />

Merle Cheney, who added to the parcel until it<br />

included 160 acres. Cheney, owner of Research<br />

Products Corporation, named his new venture<br />

“R.P. Ranch” and built a 7,000-square-foot<br />

adobe ranch-style home near the northwest<br />

corner of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> and Indian Bend roads.<br />

In 1943, Chicago residents Anne “Fifi” Potter<br />

Stillman McCormick and her husband, Fowler<br />

McCormick, president of International<br />

Harvester, and grandson of both Cyrus<br />

McCormick and John D. Rockefeller, purchased<br />

Cheneys 160-acres which included the ranch<br />

home, located where the Seville Center stands<br />

today. <strong>The</strong> purchase also included what had<br />

been the Jolly home across Indian Bend Road,<br />

now the site of the City’s McCormick-Stillman<br />

Railroad Park. <strong>The</strong> McCormicks added to the<br />

property until <strong>The</strong> Ranch reached 4,236 acres.<br />

Mrs. McCormick, a student of Genetics, was<br />

an accomplished horse and cattle breeder. In<br />

1949, she moved 25 head of her purebred Black<br />

Angus stock from the Barrington, Illinois Farms<br />

to the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> ranch to see if the cattle could<br />

survive Arizona’s climate. Discovering the<br />

agreeable weather, she then brought the<br />

remainder of her 350 herd, which was known as<br />

some of the finest breeding stock in the country.<br />



She already had a herd of Golden Palominos and<br />

added prize Arabians to her barns. <strong>The</strong> greatest<br />

of the Arabian stock was the stallion Naborr,<br />

who sired 435 foals in Russia, Poland, and the<br />

United States. Twenty-one of the foals were bred<br />

by Mrs. McCormick. Following Anne<br />

McCormick’s death, Naborr was sold at auction<br />

for $150,000 to Tom Chauncey and Wayne<br />

Newton, the highest price ever paid at the time<br />

for an Arabian stallion.<br />

One of her most successful projects was the<br />

80-acre Paradise Park, an equestrian center<br />

where the first <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Show of the Arabian<br />

Horse Association of Arizona was held in 1957.<br />

Today, streets north of Mountain View Road and<br />

east of Hayden Road, are named in honor of<br />

Paradise Park and the horse breeds that were<br />

shown there. Another of her famous projects<br />

was the Indian Craft Center on a portion of the<br />

Ranch facing Pima Road, which was one of the<br />

first Indian craft centers in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />

Following Anne McCormick’s death in 1969<br />

at the age of 89, the property was sold in 1970<br />

to Kaiser-Aetna for $12.1 million. On<br />

September 21, 1972, the developer recorded the<br />

non-profit McCormick Ranch Property Owners’<br />

Association Articles of Incorporation,<br />

establishing the Association as agent and<br />

representative of Ranch property owners and<br />

residents. At the time of Fowler McCormick’s<br />

death in 1973, the Ranch’s infrastructure and<br />

amenities included two 18-hole golf courses,<br />

clubhouse and restaurant, three destination<br />

resorts, ten residential subdivisions were under<br />

construction and the Indian Bend Wash Flood<br />

Control Project was completed. <strong>The</strong> flood<br />

control project, which includes the 150-foot<br />

wide Camelback Walk, has through the years,<br />

proven to withstand a 100-year flood with<br />

waters flowing through <strong>The</strong> Ranch lakes and<br />

into the flood control greenbelt that runs the<br />

length of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> into the Salt River.<br />

<strong>The</strong> philanthropic and humanitarian<br />

McCormicks were generous with their wealth<br />

leaving their estates to more than one-hundred<br />

charitable, educational institutions and<br />

museums around the nation. <strong>The</strong>ir legacy,<br />

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, is built<br />

upon 30 acres of land donated by the<br />

McCormicks two years prior to Anne<br />

McCormick’s death and developed the next<br />

25 years under the guidance of her son,<br />

Guy Stillman. <strong>The</strong> park was originally part of<br />

McCormick Ranch where the cookhouse<br />

and bunkhouse were located. Today, the<br />

park is recognized as one of the state’s main<br />

tourist attractions.<br />

By 1973, Phase 1 of <strong>The</strong> Ranch was well<br />

underway and the first residents, the Richard<br />

Kriss family, moved into their home on the 8100<br />

block of Via de Ventura. Also in this first phase<br />

was Paseo Village Shopping Center, where the<br />

Ranch’s first U.S. mailbox was placed; a Texaco<br />

gas station, now a Shell; Shrake Pharmacy, now<br />

Walgreen’s; a supermarket, now L.A. Fitness;<br />

and the Ranch’s first fast food restaurant,<br />

McDonald’s, now Starbuck’s. Across from Paseo<br />

Village, where the Ranch’s first church—<br />

Trinity—was established, <strong>The</strong> Grove at<br />

McCormick Ranch, a 32,000-square-foot highend<br />

shopping complex, now stands. <strong>The</strong><br />

complex is reminiscent of Santa Barbara<br />

architecture featuring canopied pathways, citrus<br />

trees and trellised gardens. <strong>The</strong> Grove’s<br />

headliner is Luci’s at <strong>The</strong> Grove, a specialty<br />

dining experience morning, noon and night.<br />

❖<br />

Above: <strong>The</strong> community and visitors alike<br />

enjoy McCormick Ranch’s glorious<br />

greenbelts for miles. <strong>The</strong> greenbelts were<br />

designed so residents can walk, run or cycle<br />

without the use of a car throughout the<br />

Master Planned community.<br />

Below: <strong>The</strong> Grove brings high-end<br />

shopping and dining destinations to<br />

McCormick Ranch.<br />



❖<br />

Above: One of McCormick Ranch’s beautiful<br />

settings is on the shores of Camelback Lake,<br />

overlooking Camelback Mountain.<br />

Below: Throughout <strong>The</strong> Ranch there are<br />

over 20 beautiful pocket parks which have<br />

become a popular place for residents to<br />

relax and enjoy.<br />

As development of the community<br />

continued, back in 1975, the Inn at McCormick<br />

Ranch opened its doors and became a favorite<br />

event venue especially for outdoor weddings<br />

held overlooking Camelback Lake. What began<br />

as <strong>The</strong> Inn, today is the McCormick Ranch<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, a Millennium Hotel. Another favorite<br />

wedding venue is the lawn area on the golf<br />

course near the McCormick Ranch Golf Course<br />

Pavilion. <strong>The</strong>re, nuptials take place just before<br />

sunset with wedding receptions then held in the<br />

Pavilion. In 1976, the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Conference<br />

Center and Resort opened across McCormick<br />

Parkway from the golf course and became one of<br />

the city’s most popular sites for <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

fundraising galas and national conferences.<br />

Over the years, McCormick Ranch has<br />

been recognized for its landscaping and fresh<br />

look, not only from the public but from the<br />

City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. McCormick Parkway,<br />

which runs from Hayden Road to <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Road, featuring a ribbon of grass enhanced by<br />

raised flower beds and stately palm trees, has<br />

been voted by the public as “the most<br />

beautiful roadway in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.” As Hayden<br />

Road was developed later, from Indian Bend<br />

Road to Shea Boulevard, the drive for semiarid<br />

landscape became of prime importance.<br />

Thus Hayden has a grassy and tree-lined look<br />

from Indian Bend to Via de Ventura and semiarid<br />

with year-round desert flora and water<br />

saving trees all the way to Shea Boulevard.<br />

Fifty years after the establishment of<br />

McCormick Ranch, the development has<br />

become a charming, affluent small city within<br />

a city with a wealth of shopping and dining<br />

options. An example is the Seville Shopping<br />

Center, at Indian Bend and <strong>Scottsdale</strong> roads,<br />

which is where the McCormick home was<br />

located. <strong>The</strong> center includes fitness and<br />

beauty salons, boutiques, jewelry and interior<br />

design shops, plus a wine bar, Wildflower<br />

Bread Company and a popular Ruth’s Chris<br />

Steak House.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Ranch is often named a great place to<br />

live, with its beautiful greenbelt running<br />

through its heart, a plethora of custom-built<br />

homes and mature vegetation; it is no wonder<br />

McCormick Ranch is one of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s most<br />

sought-after addresses.<br />

Ranch statistics are impressive: McCormick<br />

Ranch has 8,963 single-family homes and<br />

condominiums, 912 apartment units, and 357<br />

commercial parcels. At present, the Ranch has<br />

only one vacant single-family lot and 379<br />

unbuilt condo units. <strong>The</strong> median home value<br />

in McCormick Ranch is $497,900.<br />

Looking to the future, the McCormick<br />

Ranch Property Owners’ Association is<br />

committed to building on the values and<br />

principles that have made McCormick Ranch<br />

such a desirable location. “Our Strategic Plan<br />

was first adopted with the 2012 budget,” said<br />

Director Uhrich, “We updated it in 2016 to<br />

include strategies to ensure the health and<br />

vitality of the Ranch for the next decade.”<br />

McCormick Ranch is a must-see destination!<br />

“When visiting <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, we invite you to<br />

personally experience our Ranch life with<br />

its numerous amenities and activities,”<br />

added Uhrich. “We frequently have been<br />

showcased as a beautiful backdrop for<br />

national television shows such as ABC’s <strong>The</strong><br />

Bachelor, Four Weddings, and a Fairy Garden:<br />

Bride Guide, and Ford Motor Company’s<br />

national advertising campaign.” Visit<br />

www.mrpoa.com for more information.<br />



REIN &<br />




As the savings and loan crisis was coming to<br />

an end in 1993, institutions were no longer<br />

dominating the market and the opportunity and<br />

timing looked right for Mark Rein and Steve<br />

Grossoehme to leave the large national<br />

commercial real estate firm they had worked<br />

with for many years. After 23 combined years at<br />

that company, they wanted to take what they<br />

had learned and improve upon it, so they<br />

opened Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real<br />

Estate. Mark and Steve quickly discovered they<br />

had made the right decision. One of Steve’s bank<br />

clients listed a large anchored shopping center<br />

for sale with Rein & Grossoehme and, shortly<br />

after the sale, commented that he did not do<br />

business with people because of their letterhead<br />

but rather because he liked and trusted them.<br />

Leasing services were quickly added to create a<br />

synergy between agent specialties.<br />

With an emphasis on customer service,<br />

R&G stressed flexibility and creativity to best<br />

suit their clients. To attract the best agents, they<br />

offered partner level fee splits and emphasized<br />

the agents over the company in their<br />

marketing, remembering what Steve’s client<br />

had told them. <strong>The</strong> result has been the creation<br />

of many extremely successful agents and<br />

several industry awards. One example is Bill<br />

Alter who has been with the company since the<br />

beginning and controls about 70% of the selfstorage<br />

investment market in Arizona. Retail<br />

leasing has also been very successful, led by<br />

Jake Ertle and Jared Lively. <strong>The</strong>ir successful<br />

Industrial Division is led by Patrick Sheehan.<br />

When the last recession hit, and many<br />

companies were going out of business, R&G<br />

poured money and resources into the business to<br />

see how they could best help their clients during<br />

tough times. <strong>The</strong>ir market share soared, and they<br />

have been awarded the CoStar Power Broker<br />

firm regularly since. “When everyone had a deer<br />

in the headlights look on their face, we attacked<br />

the market”, Grossoehme said. “It was hard work<br />

and we had to really focus but it was a good time<br />

in the development of the company.”<br />

“We pride ourselves on being flexible and<br />

adjusting to our clients’ needs”, Rein<br />

commented. “We are committed to maintaining<br />

the latest technologies in order to provide the<br />

highest level of service in the industry. As good<br />

as we are, we strive to improve our level of<br />

service and encourage our agents to ‘raise the<br />

bar’ when it comes to finding ways to do things<br />

better. This philosophy has allowed our<br />

company to compete at a very high level. Our<br />

clients are the ultimate beneficiary. We are<br />

always looking out for our client’s interests and<br />

trying to surpass their goals.”<br />

Rein & Grossoehme specializes in the sale<br />

of shopping centers, office and industrial<br />

buildings, self storage, single tenant triple net<br />

leased properties, multi-family properties and<br />

commercial land & pads. <strong>The</strong>y also market<br />

shopping centers, office buildings and<br />

industrial buildings for lease and represent<br />

tenants in site selection.<br />

2018 marked the 25th anniversary for<br />

Rein & Grossoehme.<br />

❖<br />

Mark Rein and Steve Grossoehme.<br />



ACA–AIR<br />



Summers in Arizona can be brutal; an efficient,<br />

well-maintained air conditioning system<br />

is essential. That is why thousands of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>-area residents depend on ACA–Air<br />

Conditioning of Arizona to keep their homes<br />

cool in summer, as well as warm in winter.<br />

ACA was organized nine years ago, by<br />

Troy Davila, an Arizona native and secondgeneration<br />

HVAC contractor. Troy graduated<br />

from Arizona State University with a degree<br />

in construction engineering and his original<br />

goal was to build custom homes. “I started<br />

Davila Development; business was going<br />

great until the 2008 recession when the home<br />

construction business hit bottom.” With thirteen<br />

years of HVAC knowledge, Troy decided<br />

to put forth all efforts in the HVAC industry.<br />

He began with a small customer base; servicing<br />

existing and installing new equipment<br />

while working out of his home office.<br />

<strong>The</strong> business grew as word spread of ACA’s<br />

service and expertise and Troy moved into a<br />

commercial building located at 7652 East<br />

Greenway Road, Suite 103 in 2014.<br />

From its beginnings, ACA has specialized<br />

in both residential and commercial installation<br />

at fair, competitive prices. “We work<br />

with some of the best manufactures, including<br />

Trane, all of our technicians are experienced<br />

and required to take on going education<br />

courses,” Troy says. ACA is both SRP and<br />

APS certified and a preferred contractor for<br />

the manufacturers he represents. “I make it a<br />

priority to continually educate myself, our<br />

technicians and office staff so we can stay<br />

competitive in the HVAC field,” he says.<br />

ACA has partnered with Trane, the world’s<br />

leader in air conditioning systems. As an Elite<br />

Trane dealer, they receive special discounts,<br />

promotions and low-cost financing, which<br />

allows him to pass the savings on to their customers.<br />

Troy also offers military and/or senior<br />

discounts. High-efficiency is in demand, if<br />

your air conditioning unit is in-efficient and<br />

electric bills are through the roof, ACA offers<br />

many efficient affordable options that could<br />

save you hundreds in electricity.<br />

In addition to installation of new systems,<br />

ACA offers a variety of products and services.<br />

Troy strongly recommends preventative<br />

maintenance before the winter heating season<br />

and the summer cooling season to help customers<br />

keep their equipment in top condition.<br />

ACA offers a Comfort Protection Plan<br />

that includes reduced rates on labor and<br />

parts and provides priority response.<br />

Regular maintenance for Comfort<br />

Protection members includes two annual<br />

tune-ups of cooling and heating systems to<br />

prevent future problems, condenser and<br />



only are they qualified to maintain, diagnose<br />

and repair your heating and cooling<br />

system, above all, they are courteous, helpful<br />

and treat every customer with the<br />

upmost respect.<br />

ACA’s service area includes the greater<br />

Phoenix area, East and West Valley, Fountain<br />

Hills, Rio Verde, and northern Arizona. ACA<br />

offers customers a variety of financing plans<br />

to fit any budget.<br />

If you are in need of a new HVAC system<br />

in your home or commercial structure–or<br />

someone to keep your systems working to<br />

full capacity–call ACA–Air Conditioning of<br />

Arizona. 480-250-3882 or go to our website<br />

at www.ACofAZ.com.<br />

evaporator coil cleaning, checking the refrigerant<br />

charge, measuring temperature differential<br />

at supply and return registers, cleaning<br />

the blower wheel and motors, inspecting and<br />

adjusting the burner, checking heat<br />

exchanges, cleaning drain lines and pan,<br />

checking ductwork for leaks and insulation<br />

and checking the thermostat. <strong>The</strong> service is<br />

priced as low as $195 per year.<br />

Regular preventative maintenance helps<br />

avoid unpleasant outages and keeps systems<br />

humming even in the hottest Arizona heat. <strong>The</strong><br />

average expected life of an air conditioner is 15<br />

years and the expected life of a heat pump is 10<br />

to 12 years. For this reason, regular service is<br />

particularly important for older units.<br />

“I have been lucky enough to find what I<br />

believe is the best team in Arizona” says Troy.<br />

<strong>The</strong> office manager has over twelve years’<br />

experience in this industry. Samantha is very<br />

knowledgeable when it comes to locating<br />

parts, technical terminology, functions of<br />

equipment, and, above all, she is very friendly<br />

and truly cares about satisfying every customer.<br />

<strong>The</strong> lead installer has been working<br />

with all aspects of air conditioning and heating<br />

since the early 1990s, including new construction<br />

in homes, duct work replacement<br />

and modifications, installation of all makes &<br />

models of HVAC.<br />

All ACA technicians are NATE<br />

certified, with over ten years’ experience. Not<br />




HOMES<br />


Meritage Homes Corporation, founded in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> in 1985, is the seventh-largest public<br />

homebuilder in the nation. Meritage has<br />

designed and built more than 120,000 homes<br />

across nine states and has earned a reputation<br />

for homes with distinctive style, quality<br />

construction and best-in-class customer service.<br />

Meritage is also the industry leader for<br />

innovation in energy-efficient homebuilding.<br />

<strong>The</strong> company has received the U.S.<br />

Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy<br />

Star Partner of the Year award for sustained<br />

excellence each year since 2013.<br />

Meritage began when two graduates of<br />

Chaparral High School and Arizona State<br />

University—Steven Hilton and William<br />

Cleverly—co-founded Monterey Homes, the<br />

predecessor company to Meritage.<br />

Hilton started his real estate career during<br />

his university years. While juggling his<br />

schoolwork, he got his real estate license and<br />

sold his first home in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. From that<br />

point forward, Hilton’s passion for land<br />

acquisition, financing and architectural<br />

design continued to grow.<br />

When the Savings and Loan crisis hit in the<br />

late 1980s and the government began<br />

liquidating foreclosed real estate, Hilton<br />

immediately saw the opportunity to buy land at<br />

deeply discounted prices. He secured the<br />

necessary financing with Cleverly’s assistance<br />

and began building luxury homes in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>,<br />

expanding into Phoenix and the surrounding<br />

metropolitan area a year later.<br />

Under the leadership of Hilton, who is<br />

considered an expert and innovator in the<br />

homebuilding industry, the company became<br />

publicly traded in 1996 (NYSE: MTH). Today,<br />

Hilton serves as Chairman and CEO of Meritage.<br />

In the early 2000s, Meritage was<br />

recognized as one of Fortune’s Fastest<br />

Growing Companies in America, expanding<br />

into Texas, California, Florida and Colorado<br />

through a combination of acquisitions and<br />

greenfield start-ups, primarily building homes<br />

for move-up buyers. <strong>The</strong> company survived<br />

the housing market crash and the Great<br />

Recession that followed in 2008, due to<br />

disciplined balance sheet management and an<br />

increased focus on affordable homes for<br />

entry-level buyers.<br />



In the years that followed, Meritage resolved<br />

to establish a new industry benchmark for the<br />

energy efficiency of new homes. <strong>The</strong> company<br />

demonstrated how homes can and should be<br />

built to improve the quality of life for<br />

homeowners, their communities, and the<br />

environment. <strong>The</strong> result differentiated homes<br />

by Meritage with a powerful value proposition<br />

that is difficult to match.<br />

With its current line of affordable<br />

LIVE.NOW homes, Meritage is well<br />

positioned for long-term success with a<br />

strategic focus on the growing entry-level<br />

market. Unlike most entry-level homes, these<br />

homes incorporate features that enhance a<br />

homeowner’s lifestyle, such as spacious<br />

floorplans, upgraded finishes, a suite of<br />

energy-efficient technologies, and wireless<br />

home automation solutions.<br />

Giving back to the communities where it<br />

does business is a cornerstone of Meritage’s<br />

culture and the mission of the Meritage Cares<br />

Foundation. From California to the Carolinas,<br />

Meritage team members proudly support a<br />

variety of community efforts, with the focus<br />

on veterans, families, and children. <strong>The</strong><br />

Foundation has partnered with local food<br />

banks to feed the hungry and helped fosterand-adopted<br />

kids find their ‘forever homes’.<br />

Backpacks and school supplies have been sent<br />

to students in need and homes have been<br />

built and donated to the Children’s Miracle<br />

Network and Operation Homefront. <strong>The</strong><br />

Foundation aided the Hurricane Harvey<br />

disaster recovery efforts and helped<br />

employees in Houston and South Florida who<br />

were displaced by floodwaters. Meritage is<br />

well known for supporting U.S. military<br />

veterans through its involvement with<br />

Operation Homefront. Since 2013, Meritage<br />

has constructed and donated new mortgagefree<br />

homes annually to veterans who have<br />

been wounded during their service.<br />

Meritage is headquartered in <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

and has offices in Tucson and additional<br />

locations throughout the country. <strong>The</strong><br />

company is actively building in more than<br />

270 communities in Arizona, California,<br />

Texas, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina,<br />

South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.<br />

Meritage had approximately 380 local<br />

employees and more than 1,600 total<br />

employees at the close of 2018.<br />




RANCH<br />



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Above: Lake Serena is a 42-acre man-made<br />

lake with approximately five miles of<br />

shoreline and offers <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch<br />

residents various boating and fishing<br />

activities, enabling them to fully enjoy the<br />

benefits of the Arizona climate.<br />

Right: <strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch<br />

Community Center.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch is <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s premier and<br />

most progressive community, offering a variety<br />

of upscale living options in a resort-like setting<br />

with a lake suitable for boating and fishing at<br />

its heart. With 3,938 properties in more than<br />

40 subdivision neighborhoods, <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Ranch offers a lifestyle unmatched anywhere.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch includes multiple<br />

housing options, including single-family<br />

detached custom homes, cohesive<br />

communities, and multifamily housing along<br />

with parks, shopping and other recreational<br />

amenities and services all within a single<br />

master-planned community.<br />

<strong>The</strong> prime land on which <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Ranch is located was purchased in 1978 by<br />

the City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> as part of its northeast<br />

growth plan. After being zoned for a masterplanned<br />

community in 1979, Markland<br />

Properties, Inc. and Costain<br />

Arizona, Inc. began development<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch.<br />

<strong>The</strong> community is located on<br />

1,119 acres along the south side<br />

of Shea Boulevard between 96th<br />

Street and 112th Street.<br />

Perhaps its signature asset is a<br />

forty-two-acre private lake that<br />

was developed jointly by<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch, the City of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>, Maricopa County, and<br />

the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.<br />

In addition to providing many<br />

recreational uses, Lake Serena is part of the<br />

Indian Bend Green Belt System and serves as<br />

a control for run-off water from the McDowell<br />

Mountains. Lake Serena is a unique and<br />

distinguishing feature of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch and<br />

is why <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch has been known as<br />

the ‘oasis in the desert’ for nearly thirty years.<br />

<strong>The</strong> lake provides countless hours of<br />

tranquility and enjoyment for the residents.<br />

Popular lake activities include fishing,<br />

pontoon boat rides and the use of recreational<br />

boats such as kayaks, canoes and<br />

paddleboats; all great amenities that<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch has to offer.<br />

Centrally located in the heart of the<br />

community are several additional amenities<br />

on sixty-four acres donated by the developer.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se include: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch Park, which<br />

includes the Via Linda Senior Center and<br />

public tennis courts; the Boys and Girls Club<br />

of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>; and the award-winning Laguna<br />

Elementary School. <strong>The</strong>se facilities provide<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch residents of all ages many<br />

opportunities for social and recreational<br />

activities right outside their doors. <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch Mercado Shopping Center,<br />

located at the corner of Via Linda and<br />

Mountain View, offers a variety of specialty<br />

stores, restaurants, drug stores, offices, and<br />

professional services.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch Community<br />

Association (SRCA) is the not-for-profit<br />

organization that oversees the community.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Association is dedicated to preserving<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch’s heritage and promoting the<br />

future of this premier planned community.<br />

SRCA is governed by a seven-member<br />



volunteer Board of Directors elected by the<br />

community and is headed by Kathe M.<br />

Barnes, who serves as the executive director<br />

and has been with SRCA for over thirty years.<br />

<strong>The</strong> headquarters are at the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch<br />

Community Center, 10585 North 100th<br />

Street in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. SRCA’s mission is to<br />

enhance the quality of life and property values<br />

of its residents. This is done by protecting the<br />

lifestyles that include single-family homes,<br />

patio homes, townhouses, apartments,<br />

waterfront properties and condominiums;<br />

and a choice of recreation that includes<br />

boating and fishing, biking and jogging,<br />

tennis and a variety of social activities. <strong>The</strong><br />

Association protects homeowner’s<br />

investments by promoting orderly growth,<br />

common area maintenance, architectural<br />

control, and zoning protection.<br />

<strong>The</strong> association engages in many<br />

partnerships with the City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>,<br />

surrounding agencies, organizations and<br />

schools where members continue to make a<br />

difference. SRCA constantly implements new<br />

ways to enhance the quality of life and<br />

amenities available for its residents. For<br />

example, the association helped raise and<br />

donated more than $250,000 to build the<br />

Desert Garden Park and donated and<br />

helped raise over $125,000 towards new<br />

playground equipment for <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch<br />

Park. SRCA also partners with Goodwill<br />

Central and Northern Arizona along with<br />

Laguna Elementary School for the SRCA<br />

Community Wide Sale, held twice each year.<br />

In addition, during the holiday season the<br />

association collects canned goods, toiletries,<br />

toys and cash donations for those less<br />

fortunate. SRCA staff members<br />

also volunteer their time at a local<br />

food bank, packaging Emergency<br />

Food Boxes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch<br />

Community Association not only<br />

manages current assets but is also<br />

committed to the quality of life for<br />

future generations of <strong>Scottsdale</strong><br />

Ranch. <strong>The</strong> vision is that<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch will be<br />

characterized by its beauty and its<br />

desirability as a place to live, its<br />

outstanding recreational and social activities,<br />

its financial soundness and sustainability, and<br />

protection of property values. SRCA<br />

proactively invests, uses and spends the<br />

association’s assets and holds itself<br />

accountable for the protection and<br />

enhancement of property values. <strong>The</strong><br />

association provides sound, proactive, and<br />

farsighted stewardship through prudent asset<br />

management and reserve policies.<br />

<strong>The</strong> activities of SRCA, its residents, and its<br />

partners individually and collectively are<br />

dedicated to ensuring <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch remains<br />

the premier and most desirable community in<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>. We hope you will visit us and<br />

consider joining this wonderful community.<br />

Please visit the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch Community<br />

Association at www.scottsdaleranch.org for<br />

details about <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch and why it is<br />

considered one of the best residential<br />

communities in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>.<br />



CITY OF<br />


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Below: <strong>Scottsdale</strong> City Hall<br />


Bottom: <strong>Scottsdale</strong>'s Museum of the West<br />


<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s motto “<strong>The</strong> West’s Most Western<br />

Town” was born as a marketing slogan in the<br />

late 1940s to convey the city’s Western spirit to<br />

visitors and residents. Merchants hopped<br />

onboard, voluntarily redesigning storefronts to<br />

reflect a Western motif, complete with hitching<br />

posts and shake roof overhangs.<br />

Fast forward nearly seven decades and a lot<br />

has changed in <strong>Scottsdale</strong>. What has not<br />

changed is the city’s commitment to investing<br />

in programs and facilities that foster<br />

community pride while attracting the<br />

attention and admiration of residents and<br />

millions of visitors from around the world.<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Public Art adds beauty and<br />

interest through dozens of permanent works<br />

and temporary installations throughout the<br />

community. Galloping steeds abound alongside<br />

abstract visions and pop-up storefront displays.<br />

Canal Convergence has become a<br />

centerpiece of the community’s public art<br />

program and an international draw. <strong>The</strong> 10-<br />

day event brings 50,000 visitors to the<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Waterfront for inspiring and<br />

engaging displays and performances.<br />

Western Spirit: <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s Museum of the<br />

West opened its doors in January 2015,<br />

transporting visitors into the history and<br />

beauty of the American West through a<br />

collection of rarely seen art and artifacts. <strong>The</strong><br />

city-owned museum was built with hotel bedtax<br />

revenues and earned affiliate status with<br />

the Smithsonian Institution in record time.<br />

<strong>The</strong> city has also invested bed tax dollars in<br />

larger venues with different missions. 2014<br />

saw the completion of a $50 million<br />

expansion of WestWorld’s dusty Equidome<br />

into the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center,<br />

300,000 square feet of climate-controlled,<br />

flexible event space. <strong>The</strong> investment benefits<br />

signature events like the Barrett-Jackson<br />

Collector Car Auction and <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Arabian<br />

Horse Show, but it is also attracting a host of<br />

new event partners.<br />

In 2015, the city completed a major<br />

renovation to the TPC <strong>Scottsdale</strong>, home to the<br />

Waste Management Phoenix Open—the most<br />

attended golf event on the planet. <strong>The</strong><br />

investment brought the city’s 20-year old<br />

public golf course up to modern standards<br />

and cemented an agreement to keep a PGA<br />

event in <strong>Scottsdale</strong> 2022.<br />

And one should not forget the city’s biggest<br />

investment: <strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s McDowell Sonoran<br />

Preserve—more than 30,000 acres of protected<br />

mountains and Sonoran Desert, thanks to the<br />

city voters who approved three separate sales<br />

taxes to fund its purchase.<br />

Art, museums, event centers, golf courses<br />

and mountain preserves are all part of<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong>’s identity. While most of it was not<br />

specifically envisioned by the folks who coined<br />

that western slogan all those years ago, they set<br />

the wheels in motion for today’s <strong>Scottsdale</strong>—a<br />

vibrant desert city enjoyed by all.<br />






ACA–Air Conditioning of Arizona.....................................................................................................................................................156<br />

Arizona Women’s Care ......................................................................................................................................................................120<br />

Artisan Colour ....................................................................................................................................................................................98<br />

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company.....................................................................................................................................................100<br />

Casino Arizona/Talking Stick Resort..................................................................................................................................................109<br />

Celebration of Fine Art .....................................................................................................................................................................122<br />

City of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> ..............................................................................................................................................................................162<br />

Cornelis Hollander Designs, Inc........................................................................................................................................................102<br />

E.D. Marshall Jewelers ......................................................................................................................................................................104<br />

Exclusive Arizona Buyers Agents.......................................................................................................................................................111<br />

Foothills Animal Rescue....................................................................................................................................................................145<br />

Marvin R. Goldstein, MD ..................................................................................................................................................................140<br />

Great Hearts......................................................................................................................................................................................124<br />

Great Wall Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture ...................................................................................................................................130<br />

Haven of <strong>Scottsdale</strong>...........................................................................................................................................................................142<br />

High Fives Charity, Inc. ....................................................................................................................................................................141<br />

I Need an Angel, Inc. ........................................................................................................................................................................139<br />

Lammert Inc. dba HPNbooks & HPN Custom Media & Publishing ..................................................................................................113<br />

Life Care Center of <strong>Scottsdale</strong> ...........................................................................................................................................................138<br />

Matt Young Photography, LLC...........................................................................................................................................................112<br />

McCormick Ranch Property Owners’ Association, Inc. ......................................................................................................................152<br />

Meritage Homes Corporation ............................................................................................................................................................158<br />

Messinger Mortuaries, Cemeteries & Crematories .............................................................................................................................134<br />

Modulus ...........................................................................................................................................................................................148<br />

Northcentral University.....................................................................................................................................................................126<br />

Odle Management Group, LLC .........................................................................................................................................................106<br />

<strong>The</strong> Original Pancake House .............................................................................................................................................................110<br />

Prestige Cleaners...............................................................................................................................................................................108<br />

Pueblo Norte Retirement Community ...............................................................................................................................................136<br />

Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate.....................................................................................................................................155<br />

Rejuvent Medical Spa & Surgery .......................................................................................................................................................143<br />

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community....................................................................................................................................116<br />

Schubert Insurance & Financial Services...........................................................................................................................................107<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Christian Academy ...........................................................................................................................................................128<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Community College..........................................................................................................................................................132<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PC ........................................................................................................................................144<br />

<strong>Scottsdale</strong> Ranch Community Association .........................................................................................................................................160<br />




M ATT<br />

Y OUNG<br />

Matt Young is a professional photographer serving the Phoenix metropolitan area and its<br />

surrounding communities. Owning his own photography company, Mr. Young hails from<br />

Marseilles, Illinois, with a background in manufacturing, Mr. Young moved to the Valley of the Sun<br />

in 2008 to explore creative interests and later began attending film and television production<br />

courses at <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Community College. During a study abroad trip to Europe Mr. Young<br />

discover a passion for photography, capturing architecture, landscapes, and people. Having grown<br />

passion into profession, Mr. Young began servicing the Valley with covering nightlife and events<br />

quickly growing into covering major sporting events for Arizona Cardinals Scoreboard<br />

Productions, which includes Arizona Cardinals football games, the Fiesta Bowl, and various award<br />

shows. Bringing out the best of everyone who steps in front of his camera, Mr. Young began<br />

servicing his clients with expertise in portrait headshots, including <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Mayor Jim Lane. Mr.<br />

Young is a member of Local First Arizona and the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Area Chamber of Commerce.<br />




Terrance Thornton serves as Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA Arizona managing editor<br />

overseeing general news operations. In the state of Arizona, Independent Newsmedia publishes the<br />

Daily News-Sun, five weekly newspapers—including the <strong>Scottsdale</strong> Independent newspaper—six<br />

monthlies, one magazine and five community websites. Mr. Thornton has won a total of 15 journalism<br />

awards during his 12-year career as a journalist with Independent Newsmedia here in the Valley of the<br />

Sun. Those awards were presented by the Arizona Newspapers Association, the Suburban Newspapers<br />

Association of America and the Arizona Associated Press Manager Editors. Reporting awards include<br />

recognition for news writing excellence, investigative and enterprise reporting, sustained coverage,<br />

page design, and photography.<br />



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