The Best in People: 2016


The Arizona Valley is filled with talent, from fab tastemakers to top trendsetters (and even a furry friend who we still consider “people”). Check out who’s who according readers top picks for people in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2016. Winners will be featured in the April 2016 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 April 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 2016. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2016 Winners logos here


Best DogZoe the Therapy Dog

Best Female PR –Alesha Nicole Corey, Above & Beyond Communication

Best Male PR – John Glynn, The James Agency

Best Marketing Professional- Veronique James, President of the James Agency

Best Matchmaker-Jean Adams, Kelleher International

Favorite Couple in the Valley – Les and Diane Corieri

Favorite Lifestyle BloggerKate Keyt, Running on Happiness

Favorite Valley DadStephen Kraus, president and founder of Press Coffee Roasters and Press Coffee Food & Wine

Favorite Valley MomAmanda Rumore,

Favorite Worship LeaderLes Hughey, Highlands Church

Fittest FemaleNikki Metzger, Owner of Scottsdale BODI & Women’s Health Mag Next Fitness Star

Fittest Male – Drew Reichmann, Lifestyles Fitness

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 – JJ Garcia, E! Total Divas

Most Fashionable in the Valley Under 30- Women – Kate Keyt, Running on Happiness

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

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

Most Influential in Valley Food – Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s Restaurant and James Beard Winner

AFM FAV: Most Influential in Valley FoodSam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts

Most Influential in Valley Nonprofit – Maya Thompson, Ronan Thompson Foundation

Most Influential in Valley Politics – Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona

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

Most Influential Woman in the Valley – Kari Yatkowski, Founder and President of Haven Charitable Foundation


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