This festival, like the mythical phoenix, was born from the ashes of many hours spent trying to move mountains and create a positive impact in this world. It all started with the feeling that there were so many causes and charities that we wanted to be a part of, but there simply weren't enough hours in the day to dedicate the amount of commitment the work deserved.
We all want to make a difference in this world but in many cases we just don't have the time to get active with the causes we care about. A small group of us got together to discuss how we could work locally to help further our reach. We all agreed that the best way to go about it was through positivity and gratitude. Showcasing and celebrating these amazing non-profits, organizations and businesses on a large scale is our way of saying 'thank you' to many of those people out there that are doing what they can to make the world a better place.
A Phoenix native, Tracy Barber has spent her life working at the YMCA and various other non-profits, and schools. She is an educator, loving mother of three and avid do-gooder.
Morgan Spatola is an Arizona-born artist specializing in dance and costume design. She is passionate about healing through art and making art-education accessible to all.
Kitzya Herrera is in school for Nonprofit Leadership and management. She currently manages a substance abuse prevention program and is very passionate about educating youth.
Stephany Miller is a mother of three who is inspired to teach our youth through uniting the community they are a part of. She is an active participant of educational non-profit organizations.
Krista Wahnefriedis an environmental scientist who has focused her career on the Southwest. She loves studying and enjoying the great outdoors - and protecting the community of people who make this place home.