Audiologist Dr. Georgine Ray treats hearing disorders

By Kamala Kirk For almost 40 years, Dr. Georgine Ray has helped improve the quality of people’s lives by diagnosing and treating various hearing disorders. From young children to the elderly, she works with people who are struggling with issues such as hearing loss and tinnitus, offering an advanced level of expertise, quality care and support to her patients. “I see patients of all ages because hearing los ...

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Attorney Rebecca Owen helps clients through the most difficult times

By Kamala Kirk Throughout the years, Rebecca Owen has helped a significant number of clients reach successful outcomes with divorces, child custody and other family-related legal matters. Named one of the top 50 attorneys in Arizona by The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, Owen has been practicing law since 1997 and founded her Phoenix-based law firm in 2007. “I enjoy helping people get t ...

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Kerrie Droban finds writing and law fulfilling

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Whether it was through her work as an attorney or as a true crime author, Kerrie Droban has made her mark. As a former Maricopa County attorney, Droban has been a criminal defense attorney for 27 years, litigating major felonies, complex white-collar fraud cases and death penalty matters. Her capital appeal, State v. Timothy Ring, was heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. The de ...

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Dr. Julie Lam goes beyond typical eye care needs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Dr. Julie Lam shadowed an optometrist as a youngster and one thing struck her: Patients aren’t afraid to see their eye doctor. “I’m a people person, and that fits with the profession,” Lam says. “I communicate with people. It’s a rewarding profession, and that was my goal.” In 2013, Lam founded Eye Care North in Cave Creek to treat patients like her grandfather, who suffered fr ...

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Aging gracefully from the inside out with SottoPelle

By Carol Pener At age 42, CarolAnn Tutera felt she had the insides of a 92-year-old woman. She had all the classic signs of menopause. “I don’t know how I was putting one foot in front of the other,” she says. She turned to her now-late husband, Dr. Gino Tutera, for help with feeling better. She wanted to get her life back as where all others who were receiving pellet therapy. She is now the co-founder and ...

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Putting Clients First: Kristi Morrow navigates the financial waters

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Kristi Morrow likens her job as a financial adviser to a puzzle. She and her partner in InReach Wealth Advisors, Jason Ayala, help clients make sense of their financial situation using pieces of their lives. “I like to do puzzles and play games in my free time,” Morrow says. “I take a million little pieces and see how they fit together. A lot of creativity goes into being a fin ...

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Scottsdale elementary school undergoing a modernization

By Alison Bailin Batz Hohokam Elementary School is undergoing a year-long update to revitalize an important piece of Scottsdale’s history. “Hohokam Elementary School was originally constructed in 1959 and designed by renowned architect Ralph Haver,” says Vicente Terán of CHASSE Building Team, which is working with the school district and SPS+ Architects on the build. According to Modern Phoenix’s Ralph Have ...

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Vince D’Aliesio named Cave Creek Museum board president

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Vince D’Aliesio has, admittedly, done a little bit of everything. He’s worked with the courts, hosted radio shows and coached high school and college football. Now he’s the Cave Creek Museum board of directors president. The Cave Creek Museum recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. “Vince brings a combination of academic and civic experience that shapes and guides our institu ...

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Virtually Present: Musical Instrument Museum relies on web content during COVID-19

By Connor Dziawura The effects of the coronavirus have been felt by many, from the closing of movie theaters and the pause on live music to the halting or limiting of operations by businesses like gyms, restaurants and bars. Those at the Musical Instrument Museum know all too well, as the venue closed this past spring to mitigate the spread of the virus. To remain connected with and involved in the communit ...

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Food for the Social Distancer

By Annika Tomlin The world has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the government to close public dining rooms. Thankfully, there are still quite a few businesses open for carryout, takeout or delivery orders. Here are a list of restaurants or drive-thru spots that are following CDC guidelines and are still open for business. La Bocca, 5415 E. High Street, Phoenix, 480-840-1799, north.laboccapizzeria ...

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Highly Qualified Cast

By Jordan Houston A self-taught artist with an eye for statement pieces, Jamie Almaraz says she knew her hobby couldn’t support her family. So, she got creative. Now, with more than 20 years as a hairstylist under her belt, Almaraz has married her love of design to her blossoming career in one of her finest masterpieces to date—Cast Salon & Spa. “My background is in art; I have always loved it,” the Nor ...

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Guiding Clients Through Tough Times

By Jimmy Magahern With all the unprecedented volatility in the markets right now, it’s perhaps not surprising that many investors have become as fearful of checking the Dow as the rest of us have become reading the breaking coronavirus alerts on our smartphones each morning. “I’ve had clients—including some who’ve actually made money through this process—who have told me they’re afraid to look at their stat ...

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Going Crazy

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Pop-rockers Promise to Myself have a hard time keeping a secret. Before the North Phoenix-based band released its sophomore EP, “I Might Be Crazy,” the quartet was told to stay mum about the new music. Sometimes it was a little harder than the group thought. “Our manager and our label, 80/20, said we couldn’t tell anyone,” rhythm guitarist Zack Bruge says. “I would tell all of ...

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In Treatment

By Alison Bailin Batz W hile self-care is critical to one’s health, physically and mentally, we all could use an extra hand when it comes to properly taking care of ourselves from time to time.  Thankfully, the North Valley features some of the top spas in the nation, each of which is always innovating, updating and reimagining its treatments and spaces to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate guests’ minds, b ...

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Surf’s Up!

By Christopher Boan Ayears-long prophecy came to fruition in mid-January, as Dana Mulé’s Hula’s Modern Tiki opened its High Street location. The restaurant is a stone’s throw from the Loop 101 at 5450 N. High Street. The company’s newest restaurant features a garage door opening up to a spacious patio, to go with floral patterned booths, tiki features on walls and other Hawaiian mainstays. It joins location ...

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