Women of PrescottFeaturing local women in their element
‘We Have the Best’
Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Sandy Griffis, Executive Director of the Yavapai County Contractors Association, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer.
‘An Abundance and Range of Activities’
Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Aileen Casillas, owner of Florian, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer.
A Dream Come True
Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Joellyn Nusbaum, a vacation rental owner and President of United Animal Friends, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer.
PWM: How long have you lived in Prescott?
Joellyn: I’ve been coming to the Prescott area since 1982 when my folks bought a cabin but have lived in Prescott full time since 2002
Comfort and Support in K9 Form
Prescott Police Department’s Victim Services Unit welcomes first facility K9, Eden … and the joy she brings ‘radiates’ By Hilary Dartt The Prescott Police Department’s (PPD) newest recruit has a unique specialty: unconditional love. Eden, a 17-month-old...
A Story of Love and Forgiveness
Although The Honey Girl documentary tells the story of Holocaust survivor Esther Basch, who spent three and a half months in Auschwitz, the film takes a unique approach: it strives to inspire people to hold a more open place in their hearts.
Esther’s is a story of forgiveness, love, and resilience and that’s what co-Executive Producers Laurie McCampbell and Rachel Basch Turet (Esther’s daughter) said they want the The Honey Girl to convey.
“Mom’s story,” Rachel said during a recent interview, “is how to live with the tools of love and forgiveness to embrace your life.”
Andrea and Esther
Esther, 94, was born in a small town in Czechoslovakia and spent months in Auschwitz as a teen and eventually emigrated to the U.S. as an adult. Andrea, 60, was born and raised in Germany before moving to the states in 1985.
The pair met while working on The Honey Girl documentary, which aims to share Esther’s inspiring message of using the tools of love and forgiveness to embrace life.
‘Live Life With Love’
Esther Basch has nothing tangible by which to remember her parents—no pictures, no keepsakes, no heirlooms. What she does have are the lessons they taught her: faith, forgiveness, and love … and she infuses her life with those every day, honoring her parents and spreading an invaluable message.
Esther, the only child of Rabbi Moises Roth and his wife Fanny Roth, had an idyllic childhood in Szollosh, a small town in what is now Ukraine (it was Hungarian when Esther’s mother was born there, Czechoslovakian when Esther was born, and Hungarian again when she was 9 or 10). She and her friends picked ripe berries, raced up hillsides, and climbed trees.
From Propagating Hate to Embracing Love
Andrea Ramey hears with ears that recognize the undertones of Neo-Nazism … because she’s been immersed in that culture.
A self-described “recovering Neo-Nazi,” Andrea said that today she feels such shame for what she did, and is now on a mission to spread a message of love and acceptance.
Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Courtney Golder, pediatric dentist, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer
Investing in the Education of Local Children
Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Dena Ford, Director of Skyview School, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer.
‘We Were So Grateful’
The war in Ukraine has been stirring up memories for Mai Nguyen.
The impending North Vietnamese military invasion of South Vietnam forced Mai’s family to flee to the United States in 1975 when Mai was six years old, and she’s never returned. Vietnam has been a socialist republic controlled by communists ever since.
But you won’t hear Mai lamenting her life’s path.
‘My Favorite Thing About Prescott Are the People’
Prescott Woman Magazine chatted with Dana Murdock, President of Thumb Butte Distillery, to find out what makes her enjoy Prescott and everything it has to offer.