PHOTO BY DANNY RAUSTADT
By Melissa Larsen
From the most influential educators and business people to the biggest trendsetters and tastemakers, these locals are tops when it comes to making the Valley the best place to call home.
Best Matchmaker: Jean Adams, Managing Partner, Kelleher International. Also a 2015 Winner!
How long have you been matchmaking? About 24 years. I worked with Jill Kelleher in San Francisco area for 10 years, before coming to Arizona in 2002.
What makes a good matchmaker? You have to be a great listener. Have good intuition. Be compassionate. A romantic. A people person.
Biggest professional accomplishment? The gratification of being responsible for putting people together for relationships, marriages and children. Changing people’s lives for the better. Also, being involved philanthropically with Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite, supporting projects that make a difference in the world.
Date night: Orange Sky, elements at Sanctuary on Camelback.
Spot to spend a Sunday morning: Top Golf.
Destination for relaxing: Joya Spa at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.
Check out Jean Adams in Arizona Foothills Magazine Best of Our Valley 2016 Collectors Edition issue here or get the digital version here. Copies will also be available at the Best of Our Valley Bash on May 6!