WIB: PAULA LESLIE

PAULA LESLIE , Owner, Mankel Mechanical Paula feels part of being a successful business owner is training the next generation to take the reins. “I’m doing that with not just one generation but two. My oldest granddaughter, however, has told me I must wait another four years before she commits to working for the business,” said … Read More…

WIB: PATTY MESSER

PATTY MESSER, Executive Director, Grande Innovation Academy Patty Messer, the Executive Director of the Grande Innovation Academy, has dedicated her life to making sure her students get a well-rounded education. With over 29 years of education experience as a teacher, gifted education coordinator, academic coach, curriculum coordinator, principal and director, Mrs. Messer has fostered a culture … Read More…

WIB: MARYANN VERSLUIS

MARYANN VERSLUIS, Owner, Cook E Jar MaryAnn opened Cook E Jar in the fall of 1988 with her husband David Yandell.  Many remember MaryAnn going office to office pedaling her goodies. In January 1992, Cook E Jar moved to its current location in historic downtown where they are in the old Flo’s Coffee Shop, renovated by … Read More…

WIB: Diann Prechel

Diann Prechel, Owner, A Latte Vino Approaching her second year as owner of A Latte Vino, Diann is no stranger to the business ownership world. A native of Pinal County, born in Florence and raised in Coolidge, Diann is currently living in Casa Grande. She grew up in the family business of farming. Cheap child labor … Read More…

WIB: JULIE TURETZKY

JULIE TURETZKY, Public Relations & Marketing Manager, ROX Media Group Julie Turetzky is the public relations and marketing manager for ROX Media Group, where she works to promote and provide support to the company and its statewide publications including Prescott LIVING Magazine, Golden Corridor LIVING Magazine, TravelHost Arizona and area Visitor Guides. Turetzky is a marketing … Read More…

WIB: JO WOBSER

JO WOBSER, Ad Traffic Manager & Customer Service, ROX Media Group Originally from Waimanalo, Hawaii, Jo and her husband Michael, a recently retired Air Force Master Sergeant, have lived in many places around the world. Establishing a career is a challenge that a military spouse may face. Over the span of 25 years, and with each … Read More…

WIB: BEA LUECK

BEA LUECK, General Manager & Managing Editor ROX Media Group Bea has been the general manager and managing editor of ROX Media Group since its founding. Her team and her clients like to call her “the chief doer of stuff,” and it’s easy to see why. Before a project starts, Bea works with clients to ensure … Read More…