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Mindy Haskins

Mindy Haskins was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Chandler. She’s a wife and mother of two young girls and enjoys freelance writing, cooking, reading and seeing movies. She has a fitness goal to complete 100 workouts in 2018. Mindy loves the scenic beauty of Paradise Valley, a hidden treasure amongst the vast Phoenix area.

Kathleen Blair

Kathleen Blair is a 32-year resident of Scottsdale, who relocated from Michigan. Besides the wonderful weather, what she loves most about the community is how it has grown in the arts and the wonderful selection of restaurants. Her hobbies include cooking; reading; going to movies, community plays, Herberger and Gammage; and attending concerts and symphonies.

Staci Hauk

Staci Hauk is a native Chicagoan who relocated to the Valley 14 years ago. She is a mom of two and loves being involved in her childrens’ schools as well as playing with her two dogs. Staci loves fitness and the outdoors. She and her husband like to plan daytrips around Arizona to hike and explore.

Michelle Guerrero

Michelle Guerrero has four hilarious kids, a husband who cooks, a Chihuahua who’s plotting something and a “Betty” dog who’s one of a kind. She loves hiking, writing picture books and working on her young adult novel about unicorns. Michelle appreciates the unique vibe of the community and loves how they built around the desert landscape instead of through.

Tonia Johnston

Tonia Johnston is an Arizona native who loves to read, travel, watch football, laugh with family and photography. She believes in giving back, building people up, and that hard work has its rewards. She thinks the people in Paradise Valley are nice, and enjoys that the community is art-friendly and has great restaurants.

David Apeji

David Apeji is an informally educated photographer. He started off with photography as a hobby, became something of a weekend warrior and then went full time about 5 1/2 years ago. He photographs people, products, spaces, food and drink. His goal is to make the subject as appealing as possible to the viewer.