Best In People: 2017

They are the movers, shakers, and top trendsetters in the Valley. From local celebrities to the most influential men and women here are AZ Foothills readers top picks for people in the Valley.

These are Arizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2017 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2017 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 2017. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2017 Winners logo here and reserve space in the Collector’s Edition here


Best Female PR – Jennifer Adler, The James Agency

Best Male PR – John Glynn, The James Agency

Best Marketing Professional – Ian Rakow, Cyberactive Consulting

Best Matchmaker – Jean Adams, Kelleher International

Best Worship Leader – Rasmussen, Scottsdale Bible

Favorite Couple in the Valley – Robert & Christina Martinez, New Darlings

Favorite Local Lifestyle Blogger – Robert & Christina Martinez, New Darlings

Favorite Valley Dad – Les Corieri of Evening Entertainment Group

Favorite Valley Mom – Maya Thompson of The Ronan Thompson Foundation

Fittest Female – Jessie Hilgenberg, IFBB Figure Pro & Athlete

Fittest Male – Matthew Curtis, Scottsdale School of Fitness

Most Fashionable in the Valley Over 30- Men – Javier Soto

Most Fashionable in the Valley Over 30- Women – Camerone Parker

Most Fashionable in the Valley Under 30- Men – Marin Acevedo

Most Fashionable in the Valley Under 30- Women – Tana Hughes

Most Influential in Valley BusinessHarrison Rogers

Most Influential in Valley Education – Brent Hodges, Superintendent at Scottsdale Christian Academy

Most Influential in Valley Food – Matthew Grunwald, Food Network Star Season 11, Cut Throat Kitchen Champion

Most Influential in Valley Nonprofit – Holly Rose, Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!

Most Influential in Valley Politics – Mayor Greg Staton, Phoenix

Most Influential Man in the Valley – Harrison Rogers

Most Influential Woman in the Valley – Tyler Butler, 11Eleven Consulting

Top DogJust Jesse the Jack Russell

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