Best of Our Valley 2021: People

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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 202contest winners. Winners will be featured in the 2021 issues 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 2021. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2021 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Drag Queen: Toothpick

Best Entrepreneur: Cahleb Branch, MPR Entertainment

Best Female Publicist: Debi Bridges, Bridges Media Group

Best Marketing Professional: Jon Boles, Avintiv Media

Best Matchmaker: Roseann Higgins, SPIES (Single Professional Introductions for the Especially Selective) 

Best Worship Leader: Travis Hearn, Impact Church

Favorite ASU It Girl: Lexi Petzak

Favorite Couple in the Valley: Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio

Favorite Local Lifestyle Blogger: Jenny Donnell,

Favorite Valley Dad: Rich Berra of the Johnjay and Rich Show on 104.7 KISS FM

Favorite Valley Mom: Paige Rangel

Most Fashionable Valley Man: Austin Sibbio

Most Fashionable Valley Woman: Jennifer Decker, Model

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

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

Most Influential in Valley Food: Matthew Jordan, Corporate Executive Chef for Nestlé Professional and Television Host

Most Influential in Valley Nonprofit: Jim Brewer, Executive Director The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Chapter

Most Influential in Valley Politics: Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix

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

Most Influential in Valley Tourism: tie between Marc Garcia, President & CEO of Visit Mesa & Debbie Johnson, Director of Arizona Office of Tourism

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

Most Influential Valley Fitness Personality: Whitney Jones, Owner of Pro Physiques & IFBB Fitness Pro

Most Influential Woman in the Valley: Paloma Teran, Fashion Youtuber

Most Philanthropic Country Club Community: Mirabel Golf Club

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