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From the fields of sports, real estate, law, hospitality—and beyond—we learn the keys to success from some of the Valley’s most respected professionals.

“I owe a lot of my success, I believe, to my leaders and mentors I’ve had along the way. I think they really painted a clear picture of the type of hard work that it takes to become successful in this industry. I was also lucky enough to work for people who were extremely passionate and giving in regards to some life lessons and realities in the business. Moreover, I truly believe I owe a lot of my success to Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. I couldn’t ask for a better stage or a better group of people to work with; not only my culinary squad, but the management and ownership as well. In this position I’ve felt inspired, supported, challenged and rewarded. One thing is for sure: we’ve always strived to evolve as a restaurant while, at the same time, staying true to our identity. Finally, I attribute the success I’ve had to the local community, who have embraced and supported the restaurant year after year. Our guests, our neighbors, our friends and our audience have allowed the restaurant to grow. Without them, there is no success.” –Beau MacMillan, Executive Chef, elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain