Young Professionals

Featuring young professionals under 40.
Janae Ottis, Program Specialist, Northern Arizona Council of Governments-Economic Workforce

Janae Ottis, Program Specialist, Northern Arizona Council of Governments-Economic Workforce

Janae Ottis has a passion for helping and caring for people in whatever they are going through. Born and raised in Turlock, California where cows moo and almond trees blossom, she graduated from the University of California, Merced, with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Freshly out of college, Janae worked as a Youth Advisor for the Summer Youth Employment Program, and this experience further instilled a desire to help counsel youth in their education and career goals.

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Hailey Bettendorf, Marketing Support Specialist, The Daily Courier

Hailey Bettendorf, Marketing Support Specialist, The Daily Courier

Hailey Bettendorf is enjoying her fresh start in Prescott—even during this crazy, unpredictable year. After moving here from Spokane, Washington, in early December 2019, she took a job as a Sales and Marketing Support Specialist at The Daily Courier and joined Prescott Area Young Professionals, and she’s excited to see what the future brings.

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Courtney Wagner, Business Development Manager with the Riggs Team at Guild Mortgage

Courtney Wagner, Business Development Manager with the Riggs Team at Guild Mortgage

Over the past fifteen years, the Wagners have been a part of the construction industry in Prescott and have watched firsthand the growth of this town. For the past five years, Courtney worked as the business manager for Wagner Flooring LLC, which she owned with her husband. In December 2018, she decided to change careers and became a Loan Originator and is now a Business Development  Manager for the Riggs Team at Guild Mortgage, focusing on helping families purchase the homes she and her husband had been a part of the building throughout the years.

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Sadie Sarti, Owner, Sadie Sarti Design Co.

Sadie Sarti, Owner, Sadie Sarti Design Co.

After growing up in an artistic family here in Prescott, Arizona, and a short go at working for her brother in the Los Angeles movie industry, Sadie moved to Durango, Colorado to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and attend Fort Lewis College. While working toward her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, Sadie also excelled in business and marketing classes, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. The timing of her education coincided with the global transformation to doing business online, which would tie Sadie directly into her future career at Sadie Sarti Design Co.

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Young Professionals Shine in Prescott

Young Professionals Shine in Prescott

Stevie Vawter’s deep-rooted passion, not only for her work in the construction industry but also for the impact she may have on the future success of our community, is only rivaled by her creativity, dedication, and pride. All of this combines to propel her into future leadership roles not only at Fann Contracting, Inc., but also in the community as she strives to become a strong role model, for upcoming young females through mentoring and like-minded partnerships.

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Young Professionals Shine in Prescott

Young Professionals Shine in Prescott

Ashley Hust, Fund Development Officer, Yavapai College Foundation Ashley Hust recently celebrated her one-year anniversary working as Fund Development Officer for the Yavapai College Foundation, but that doesn’t mean she’s new to the Prescott community. She’s lived...

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Young Professionals Shine in Prescott

Young Professionals Shine in Prescott

Carrie Brumbaugh Director of Marketing & Publicity,  Miss Yavapai County Scholarship Organization With a firsthand understanding of the decisions some people must make between working and attending college, Carrie Brumbaugh’s passion is in helping others reach...

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Young Professionals Shine in Prescott

Young Professionals Shine in Prescott

Trisha Shaffer Event Photographer, Prescott Area Young Professionals Owner, Aris Affairs Photography Trisha Shaffer, owner of Aris Affairs Photography in Prescott Arizona, has always loved using a camera to capture moments. She’s a fourth-generation Arizonan with deep...

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Young Professionals Shine in Prescott with Molly Fernow

Young Professionals Shine in Prescott with Molly Fernow

Prescott Area Young Professionals Development Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Central Arizona Molly Fernow is a fourth-generation Prescottonian—and although her education and career have taken her around the country and the world, she has always considered Prescott...

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