Author and entrepreneur Tracey Hecht grew up with a love of books and storytelling. It was only natural that she turned this passion into a career and, at the risk of sounding cliché, she truly loves her work. As a writer, Tracey has written, directed and produced for film. She’s also the creative director of Fabled Films Press, a children’s entertainment company in New York City. Her first critically-acclaimed middle grade series, The Nocturnals, was launched in 2016 with The Mysterious Abductions and chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a "Kids’ Indie Next List" pick. The ...Read more.
A beloved member of the local news team at Channel 3 in Phoenix, Tess Rafols has been sitting at the “AZ Family” anchor desk for over a decade. She has a real passion for her work and it shows through her connection with viewers, guests on the show, and the station’s crew. Tess is the real deal -- she is just as nice, kind and down-to-earth in person as she is on TV. ...Read more.
Kira Brown follows her passions. From being the lead singer in up-and-coming country band Honeygirl to creating FashionPhoenix.com, Kira is an inspiration to moms everywhere for embracing your dreams and going after them full force, even if they scare you. After all, how many of us at some point in our lives thought it would be amazing to be on stage in some form, but didn’t pursue it?? Performing in front of a live audience takes guts! Kira is also a single mom to 7-year-old Weston, who shares his mom’s creative and independent spirit, and the two live in the Arcadia area of Phoenix. ...Read more.