Best In People: 2020

They are the movers, shakers, and top trendsetters in the Valley. From Phoenix’s fiercest fashionistas and top moms and pops to the most-loved local celebs and the most influential figures here are readers top picks for people in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2020 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2020 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2020. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2020 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Female Publicist: Robyn Moore, Mack Media Relations

Best Male Publicist: John Glynn, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Best Marketing Professional: Jay Bouche, CMO of Trapp Technology

Best Matchmaker: Jill Kelleher, Kelleher International 

Best Worship Leader: Ashley Wooldridge, Christ’s Church of the Valley

Favorite ASU It Girl: Jenna Vanderhave

Favorite Couple in the Valley: Samuel Anthony Harwit and Erik Velasquez

Favorite Local Lifestyle Blogger: Jenny Donnell,

Favorite Valley Dad: John Jay Van Es

Favorite Valley Mom: Cara Dumaplin

Most Fashionable Valley Man: Samuel Anthony Harwit

Most Fashionable Valley Woman: Julie Xander

Most Influential in Valley Business: Harrison Rogers, Owner at HJR Global

Most Influential in Valley Education: Dr. Dennis Tyner, President of Ottawa University-Arizona

Most Influential in Valley Food: Mark Tarbell, Iron Chef Winner and Owner of Tarbell’s

Most Influential in Valley Nonprofit: Meghan Pearce, Pearce Family Foundation

Most Influential in Valley Politics: Senator Kyrsten Sinema

Most Influential in Valley Residential Real Estate: Jason Mitchell, President of The Jason Mitchell Group

Most Influential in Valley Tourism: Marc Garcia, President & CEO of Visit Mesa

Most Influential Man in the Valley: Harrison Rogers, Owner at HJR Global

Most Influential Valley Fitness Personality: Evan Fertig, Dialed In Physiques

Most Influential Woman in the Valley: Tess Loo, Creative Director of Eco Chic Consignments

Most Philanthropic Country Club Community: Country Club at DC Ranch

Top Dog: Holliday

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