About Us

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Prescott Woman Magazine, a woman-owned publication established in 2004 in the Prescott Quad-Cities area, including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey, is not just a beacon of empowerment for women in our community, but a testament to our collective achievements. It celebrates the triumphs of our women, covers topics that resonate with them in home, health, and business and is owned by a native Prescott woman, Breeanya Hinkel. The magazine features contributors who are local women actively involved in businesses, families, and various aspects of life in the area, inspiring others with their stories.


The magazine publishes six editions throughout the year, each with a different theme:

  • December / January – Holiday & Non-Profit Edition
  • February / March – Wedding & Travel Edition
  • April / May – Home & Family Edition
  • June / July – Outdoor & Adventure Edition
  • August / September – Education & Business Edition
  • October / November – Health & Beauty Edition

The team at Prescott Woman Magazine is not just a group of individuals, but a force actively involved in supporting local events, serving on non-profit boards, volunteering in the community, and promoting local businesses. The publication has been well-received and sought after throughout Yavapai County for its focus on highlighting the achievements and stories of women in the region, a testament to our commitment to our community.

Awards & Recognitions

Years in Prescott

Prescott Chamber Excellence in Small Business Award - 2020

ATHENA International Award - Organizational Leadership - 2023

Breeanya Hinkel

Owner & Creative Director

Breeanya (“Bree)” was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona. She earned her graphic design certificate from Yavapai College and started her career at 19 in Minot, ND. Later, she worked at EMI PrintWorks before joining Prescott Woman Magazine as their layout and ad designer. She worked there for ten years and then became the owner of the magazine in 2018. Bree is active in the community and participates on the Board of Directors for Prescott Downtown Partnership. She is recently married and loves exploring the beautiful Prescott area through travel, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

Hilary Dartt

Copy Editor & Staff Writer

Hilary Dartt writes small-town, slow-burn romance novels featuring independent women and set in small towns much like Prescott. Hilary loves adventures, from Jeep rides to camping and hikes to traveling. Her favorite adventure is raising her three kids, and when she’s not writing, she’s cheering them on alongside her husband. After growing up amongst the redwoods and beaches of Santa Cruz, California, Hilary moved to Prescott in 2003 and spent four years as a reporter for The Daily Courier before starting her family and her freelance writing and editing career.

Find her books on Amazon and learn more at hilarydartt.com

Tara Fort

Staff Writer

Tara Fort moved to Prescott in 1993 and has written for Prescott Woman Magazine since 2008. A 1987 graduate of NAU with a focus on Creative and Technical Writing, she most recently worked as a paralegal for a prominent law firm. She managed her own writing and editing business.  Tara then started her real estate career as a licensed agent with her husband Simon at Berkshire Hathway HomeServices Arizona in Prescott.  She actively raises money for the Komen 3Day and Alzheimer’s Association and loves exploring Northern AZ with her husband and their dog, Barley.

Trisha Shaffer

Staff Photographer

As a child there were numerous pictures of great grandparents at the prime of their youth in the home of Trisha Shaffer.  From a very young age she had an appreciation for the Art of photography and the ability to capture a moment in time.  Being able to look at a picture is like peering into a window from the past.  Creating heirlooms for her clients is what Trisha loves most about Photography. 

Heather DeSousa

Editorial Contributor / Photographer

Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to travel extensively across the country, immersing myself in various industries and collaborating with creatives from all walks of life. 

What drives my passion for marketing and photography is the opportunity to tell the unique stories behind each project and connect them with communities with the same enthusiasm.

 Instagram @DeSousaCreative or email: [email protected]

Visit my website: www.desousacreative.com


Audri Baker

Editorial Assistant / Distribution

Audri is an aspiring author and writer. She moved to Prescott in 2022 to be closer to her family and enjoys exploring new places in the Prescott area. When she isn’t out exploring or kayaking, she spends time with her family, taking photos, reading a new story, or working on one of her many book ideas.

Myra Hernandez

Advertising Design

Myra Hernandez, a graphic designer, holds an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design from Yavapai College. She plans to go on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Design. Myra is passionate about all types of art, such as film photography and printmaking.  


Amanda Lane

Editorial Contributor | Area Hikes

Amanda Lane is an outdoor enthusiast who has lived in Prescott most of her life.  She has managed multiple outdoor retail stores in town.  In 2011 she became one of the owners of The Hike Shack where she currently is the owner, buyer, and manager.  She lives in the Dearing Park area, so often on nights and weekends, you can find her out there on an adventure with her dog, Pipp. During the weekdays you can find Amanda at The Hike Shack on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Prescott.

Learn More at www.thehikeshack.com

Lisa Watters Lain

Editorial Contributor | Garden Gal

Lisa Watters Lain graduated from Prescott High School and went on to obtain her master’s degree from Northern Arizona University. She married her college sweetheart, Ken, and has four children. Her garden advice can be heard each week on the “Mountain Garden” radio hour broadcast through KQNA 1130AM & 99.9FM, also heard on signals KJAZZ 89.5FM, KJZP 90.1FM. Throughout the week Lisa can be found at Watters Garden Center.

Learn more at www.wattersgardencenter.com