Women in BusinessFeaturing women business owners in Prescott.
What started out as just-for-fun artwork on Instagram, “The Artsy Blonde” gained a number of followers, including a Phoenix-based mother-daughter team in search of an illustrator for their book. “Princess Pippa & The Crown of Kindness” is a sweet story about a little girl who believes lipstick makes her beautiful. Throughout the book, she learns that a heart of gold allows beauty to shine from within, and Kelly said, “That is the message I want girls to hear and take to heart.”
No matter what, Dava always kept her finger on the pulse of downtown Prescott. She’s served on various nonprofit boards including the Chamber of Commerce and the 2020 Forum (which she helped to establish, to conduct community talks about Prescott’s future). She has advised several Prescott General Plan committees and helped charter Prescott Area Leadership. Currently, she serves on the Sharlot Hall Museum’s Board of Trustees, and she’s involved with the local arts communities.
For Bailie Sanders, being a fourth-generation Prescottonian has proven a bonus as she crafts the business she purchased in 2021 at the youthful age of 30: the Board & Brush DIY wood sign workshop along Whiskey Row Alley in Prescott.
It hasn’t been easy for small business owners to support employee productivity and mental health as they have been forced to deal with the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Natalie Haertlein, owner of an independent American Family Insurance office in Prescott Valley for 13 years, has been pleasantly surprised at how well some of those forced changes have worked.
When Natalie Dillon—owner and manager of Prescott’s Crimson Chair Salon—unexpectedly lost her job several years ago, she decided to make a huge career change to attend cosmetology school and follow what she believes is her true passion.
Northern Arizona radio group Great Circle Media recently promoted on air talent, Leza Lachapelle Dandos to Station Manager and Programming Director of Magic 99.1FM (KTMG), an Adult Contemporary music platform, located in Prescott, Arizona. She will continue as host of the Magic 99.1FM morning show, weekdays from 6am to 10am.
Dayana Moca is a force of nature. At just 23, she is a wife, mother of two, entrepreneur, real estate broker, world traveler, multilingual … the list goes on. Dayana has brought her culture and experience to Prescott, where she has settled, along with plans to bring in some exciting new business.
“Body awareness is such a huge thing for growing young people,” Shyloe explained. “I loved watching my own kids experience learning that through CrossFit. I wanted my own kids and others’ kids to be able to continue to experience the triumphs and growth that come from a program like CrossFit Kids.”
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As an Associate Broker with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate–Bloomtree Realty, Carissa Maxwell knows that her membership in the Prescott Downtown Partnership (PDP) helps support the premise of “strength in numbers.”
Of the 113 employees at Drake Cement in Paulden, only 10 percent are women … and those women work in every part of the company, from the office to the lab to engineering.
“Everybody just fits,” said Karen Otis, Administrative/Community Involvement Coordinator. “If people come in here and they want to do the job, we’d love to have them. Everybody’s done a really good job for us.”
The women sounded off recently, sharing with PWM their experiences working at Drake.
More than once in her life, Prescott High School graduate Heather Burgoyne has felt the call to slow down. Two years ago, she listened.
After earning her degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in photography from the University of Arizona, Heather began working as a project manager for a fashion company in New York City. She quickly found herself in the fast lane and was traveling between New York and London, “on” 24/7.