Women of PrescottFeaturing local women in their element
At 26 years old, fitness is one of the greatest joys in my life.
The old me would never recognize the current me. I once looked in the mirror and did not know the woman staring back at me. I had an eating disorder and was in a physically and mentally abusive relationship. Then I had my daughter.
Prescott native Kelsey Claire believes it’s so important for people to be authentically and unapologetically themselves. In fact, as a proud, self-proclaimed “theater nerd,” she’s never been afraid to express herself.
No matter the medium, I love telling stories. The goal of connecting with others and communicating an overall vision and purpose is something I experience deep in my bones. When it comes to cultivating a brand, envisioning its message is a listener’s study in piecing together values and narrative so that a powerful mission statement or value proposition emerges. Making these ideas stand out also requires creativity.
Out to Lunch focuses on the story of two lifelong friends (played by Toni Tennille and Julie Cargill). A skeptical server skirts the conversation with her reluctance to become involved in their discussion about the evolution of woman.
Candace Lea specializes in supporting people. Radiating warmth and kindness, Candace is the Program Manager for Catholic Charities’ Therapeutic Foster Care Program—work that is close to her heart.
Inspired by Vanity Fair but with the Prescott vibe we all love.
Gabrielle Williams is one of those behind-the-scenes people who quietly put the pieces together to (quite literally) run the show. She’s the General Manager of Prescott’s Picture Show movie theater and has been with the company for six years now.
Joan Dwyer is one of Prescott’s very own published authors.
She has lived in Northern Arizona for the past 20 years but moved to Prescott three years ago for the milder winters. She is an established author, but her most recent joy is her children’s book, “The Candy Cane Princess.”
It’s hard to walk into The Purple Cat used book shop without feeling at home. And that’s just the way owner Shari Graham likes it.
Debra Begay Vaughan is a proud tribal leader living in Prescott. Her life is steeped in culture and tradition and she has dedicated her time to keeping her people’s beliefs and way of living alive. Born in Phoenix, Debra is a tribal member of the San Carlos Apache Nation and half Navajo-Keyonnie.
During its 15 years in Prescott, Foot Fetish has striven to create a personalized experience for every shopper who walks through the doors. Originally a shoe boutique, the store has expanded to become a popular clothing and accessory shop, as well.
Owner Loretta Casden said the store’s recent move from its original home in downtown’s Bashford Courts to the Prescott Gateway Mall “has brought about an amazing season of growth.”
As the Sales and Marketing Coordinator for COPTO, Ann works with travel trade and media professionals—including travel agents, tour operators, meeting planners, sports commissioners, social media influencers, and travel writers—to develop and implement campaigns and initiatives designed to increase tourism.