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Archive for the ‘ Faces of Scottsdale ’ Category


Jenna Mazel

December 1st, 2017

Catching up with 18 year old college student and entrepreneur Jenna Mazel Jenna, how long have you lived in Scottsdale and what would you say is your favorite part of the city? I was born and raised in Scottsdale.  I love how pretty Scottsdale is, there is so much to do outside and being an outdoorsy person I just love the desert areas, sunsets and of course the weather.  Growing up here is a big reason why I was excited about staying in state for college. Where are you attending college and what are you studying? I am attending ASU Barrett Honors College, and studying Bio-Medicinal chemistry.... Read More

Dawn Cernak

November 17th, 2017

Dawn Cernak was born in St. Charles, Missouri, moving and living in Texas for 8 years and then in her adolescence moved with her family to the Valley of the Sun. She has been living in Scottsdale with her daughter and two dogs since 2008. Dawn is the owner and CEO of a home health care company called On Angel’s Wings, Inc. Since its inception in 2001, her teams have been serving the special needs and dually diagnosed populations throughout the State of Arizona in various capacities from Group Homes, Day Programs, Vocational and Home and Community Based services. Dawn never dreamed this would... Read More

Renae Reed

November 10th, 2017

Renae Reed grew up in Midwest Iowa with a life long dream of becoming a hair stylist. Ever since she can remember doing hair has been her passion. “At four years old I would study hair stylists – I recall focusing solely on their hands using the scissors, watching exactly how this motion would create a style.” “Once I got older I was always the go to friend for hair – proms, homecoming, weddings etc. I did it all” Renae went straight to beauty school after graduating high school, and after working for 3 years in Iowa, she and her husband made the brave and adventurous decision to head... Read More

Patrick Pearce

November 3rd, 2017

When Patrick was in the 8th grade his friend took him flying in her Dad’s airplane.  That was a pivitol day in his life.  From that moment on Patrick knew he had found his passion, and thus began his journey towards becoming a pilot .  In 2015 Patrick began taking flying lessons.  After trying out various instructors at the Scottsdale airpark, he eventually ended up with Sierra Charlie Aviation. Under the instruction of Nick Mattingly, Patrick was able to fly more regularly to obtain the hours he needed.  In the spring of 2017 as a high school senior, Patrick received his Private Pilot... Read More

Donna Otto

October 27th, 2017

“My deepest desire is to encourage young woman.” Donna Otto has lived in Scottsdale for 40 years.  Born and raised in Chicago, Donna and her husband David moved to Scottsdale in 1977.  “Juxtaposed to Chicago, Scottsdale gave us the opportunity and space to do all that we wanted to do; it has land, space, property, community, and it was small……at the time.” Donna is owner and founder of the Modern Homemakers Ministry.  Founded in 1986, Homemakers began after 7 young woman from Donna’s church pleaded with her to mentor them as wives, mother’s and homemakers.  For an entire year,... Read More

Brijet Whitney

October 20th, 2017

Brijet Whitney is the co founder of The Athletes Guide, an online resource guide and community for families of professional athletes. Being married to NHL star and Stanley Cup Champion, Ray Whitney (who boasts of a 23 year pro hockey career!), Brijet is no stranger to this lifestyle. Born and raised in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Canada, Brijet learned at a young age what it takes to run a small business. Her mother is the owner and director of their city’s most successful dance studio. Brijet trained in central Alberta while continuing to become one of the studio’s top choreographers. After... Read More