Phoenix People Editor’s Note

Phoenix People Nicki Escudero

Thank you so much for reading Phoenix People! Over the past three and a half years, I have had the pleasure of interviewing nearly 200 amazing people living in the Phoenix area for this website. Each one brings a unique talent to the Valley and is making a wonderful impact through their work and passions. I have loved getting to know each one of them, including these top 10 most popular posts of all time:

#10 Craig DeMarco, founding partner of Upward Projects, Postino, Windsor, Federal Pizza and Joyride Taco House:
#9 Nicole Laurenne
, singer for The Love Me Nots and Zero Zero and Gilbert Municipal Court judge:
#8 Patrick Batillo
, Mr. ORNG, Phoenix Suns super-fan:
#7 Derrick Hall
, Arizona Diamondbacks CEO and president:
Derrick-Hall Arizona Diamondbacks
#6 Chad Horstman
, CEO of
Chad-Horstman Yandy
#5 Philip Haldiman
, star of cult classic movie The Room:
Phil-Haldiman The Room
#4 Ron Hoon
, Fox 10 morning show anchor:
RonHoon Fox 10
#3 Jody Jackson
, Fox Sports Arizona reporter for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Coyotes: 
JodyJackson Arizona Diamondbacks Phoenix Coyotes Arizona Cardinals
#2 Kari Lake
, Fox 10 anchor:
Kari-Lake Fox 10
#1 Jim Adkins, Jimmy Eat World singer and guitarist:
jim-adkins Jimmy Eat World

One of my favorite parts about Phoenix People is that each profile contains a video where the person profiled names their five favorite reasons for loving living in the Valley. While Phoenix People has made me prouder than ever to be Phoenix-area born-and-raised and so excited about what the future holds for Arizonans, I am moving out of the country and will be putting Phoenix People on hold until I’m back. Please keep up with all my adventures at

Thank you to everyone who has been featured on the site. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you and share your contributions with people in Arizona and beyond.

Nicki Escudero, editor of Phoenix People

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