The Best In People: 2015


The Valley is a metropolis for some of the most interesting and influential people around. Check out who the top trendsetters and tastemakers are with readers top picks for people in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2015. Winners will be featured in the April 2015 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. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until March to find out who they are!

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 2015. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2015 Winners logos here


Best Abs: Female – Nikki Metzger

Best Abs: Male – Roland Schoeman

Best Emerging Fashion Designer – Misha Mendicino Designs

Best Female PR – Leela Brennan, YAM Worldwide

Best Instagram Feed – Courtney Montes, @courtmontes

Best Legs – Nikki Metzger

Best Male PR – John Glynn, The James Agency

Best Personal Shopper – Risa Kostis

Best Twitter Feed – Stephanie Lough, @stephlough

Best Worship Leader – Travis Hearn, Impact Church

Favorite Bikini Babe – Lisa Maloney

Favorite Cardinals Cheerleader – Roxi

Favorite Couple in the Valley – Bob and Renee Parsons

Fittest Female – Nikki Metzger

Fittest Male – Anton Mackey

Marketing Guru – Anthony Sarandrea, Founder & CEO at SiteFlood

Most Eligible Female – Alyssa Lipsky, Children’s Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor

Most Eligible Male – Arie Luyendyk Jr., Auto Racing Driver

Most Fashionable in the Valley Over 30- Men – Javier Soto, 3TV Reporter

Most Fashionable in the Valley Over 30- Women – Tyler Butler, Director of Community Outreach at GoDaddy

Most Fashionable in the Valley Under 30- Men – Brooks Butterfield, Fashionable Valley Resident

Most Fashionable in the Valley Under 30- Women – Katherine Thornhill, Owner of Lucky & In Love

Most Influential in Valley Education – Sister Joan Fitzgerald, Xavier College Preparatory

Most Influential in Valley Food – Chef Eddie Matney

Most Influential in Valley Nonprofit – Suzanne and Anthony Conti, The Purple Society Most Influential in Valley Politics – Doug Ducey, Treasurer

Most Influential Man in the Valley – Bob Parsons, Founder of

Most Influential Woman in the Valley – Ginger Clayton, Owner of Elontec

Most Up & Coming Inspirational Female – Jennifer Smestad, Miss Arizona 2013

Old Faithfuls in Food – Eddie Matney, Eddie’s House

Top Celebrity Twitter – LadyLa, @TheLadyLa

Top Chef – Dustin Christofolo, Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain

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