ROX Interview: Kirby Chambliss

World Champion Aerobatic Pilot Interview by Bea Lueck GC LIVING: We’ll just start at the very beginning. You were born in Texas, where? Kirby Chambliss: Corpus Christi. GC LIVING: And how long did you live there? Kirby Chambliss: I went basically through high school there, aside from a couple of short stints out to California. GC LIVING: And your dad … Read More…

ROX Interview: Anthony Smith

President and CEO, Pinal Partnership Interview by Bea Lueck GC LIVING: Tell me where you were born and raised, and a little bit about your family. Tony Smith: I was born in Muncie, Indiana, and I grew up in a suburb of Indianapolis that was about 12,000 people, very small-town atmosphere, and it seemed like we lived … Read More…

ROX Interview: Ron Fleming

Chairman/President/CEO, Global Water Resources Interview by Bea Lueck There is a quote often attributed to Mark Twain that goes, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting.” No truer phrase exists in the Southwest. Dwindling supplies brought on by drought conditions have limited development growth in the region. Farm fields sit idle, subdivisions are on … Read More…

ROX INTERVIEW: Brett Eisele

Justice of the Peace Interview by Rock Earle I had seen Brett Eisele for years around town, always readily noticeable for his sartorial choices: always distinctive, if not also occasionally downright elegant. Which always seemed to me to be oddly out of place in our rough-and-tumble little desert town. The tie clips, cufflinks, and on … Read More…

The ROX Interview: Mila Besich

  Mayor, Town of Superior Interview by Bea Lueck I first met Mila about five years ago as we worked on various print projects. At that time she was very involved with Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition as executive director, sold advertising for the Copper-Area News Publishers, a member of several chambers of commerce, served … Read More…

ROX INTERVIEW: Renée Louzon-Benn

President, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Interview by Bea Lueck Renée Louzon-Benn grew up on the southern coast of Rhode Island, a beachcomber at heart. The call of the sea is still strong within her and she returns as often as possible. After moving to Arizona in the early 90s, Renée has been a … Read More…

ROX INTERVIEW: Fred Shearer

Founder, Shearer Enterprises Interview by Bea Lueck A few weeks ago, just as the merger between Shearer Enterprises and ROX Home Services was finalized, I had the opportunity to talk at length with Fred Shearer. Fred grew up in Maricopa and along with his wife, Jess, raised their family here in Casa Grande. His business … Read More…

ROX Interview: Jackob Andersen

President & CEO, Saint Holdings, LLC Interview by Rock Earle I first met Jackob Andersen sometime in the early 2000s, introduced by a contractor partner, Tim Smith. He and I were in the final stages of our ownership (and redevelopment) of Eloy Industrial Park things were popping and everything was rosy. The purpose of the introduction … Read More…

ROX Interview: Matt Lemberg

Matt Lemberg Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley Interview by Bea Lueck I have had the pleasure of knowing Matt since he started at the Boys & Girls Club 18 years ago. As the teen and athletic director, at times it was hard to tell Matt from the kids. Truth be … Read More…