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Pre-Med Student Finds Career in Accounting

“I started with an office as big as this desk,” said Christina Talley with a smile. She sat at an expansive executive desk in her corner office that overlooks Flagstaff from San Francisco Street and Dale. Last December, the CPA moved her business, Christina R. Talley CPA PLLC, into the two-story building that the firm […]

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Keeping the Northland Floored

She has survived economic downturns, barroom brawl-type fights in her showroom and 25 years in her male-dominated industry. Heather Cunningham says the experience has made her a strong woman. Cunningham and her husband, Michael, moved to Flagstaff from Akron, Ohio, to be entrepreneurs. They bought a family-owned business, Carpets of Dalton, and then completely overhauled […]

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Rooted in Fitness

Kelsey Mercer, owner of Roots, Mind, Body, Health and Fitness Center, is the picture of toughness. While obtaining her training and education in exercise physiology and Pilates, she did not let anything get in the way of her goal, and that included raising six children. “I’ve been in fitness for over 20 years and started teaching aerobics […]

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Sisters Over-the-Top about Overland

Jessica Kirchner and Lindsey Hubley are the new owners of the very popular Overland Expo, a camping and exploring extravaganza for the outdoors man and woman. They are also no strangers to staging large events. While these sisters were growing up, their dad had an event promotion company. “We used to tear tickets at the […]

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Trapeze Artists Training Students to Dance in the Air 

Attendance is flying high at Momentum Aerial dance studio, where co-owners Joanie Garcia and Morgan Louvier train 150 students a week and present several aerial dance performances a year.   Though relatively new, aerial dancing is a combination of modern dance and static trapeze utilizing silks (a long piece of fabric hanging from anchoring equipment creating […]

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Combining Taekwondo with Community Service 

Picking up trash along the highway and volunteering at the Flagstaff Family Food Center are not your conventional ways of teaching Taekwondo, but for Mechelle Felsted, a fifth-degree black belt, master instructor and owner of Academy of the Martial Way, it is part of the experience.     “When we go to the soup kitchen, we prepare food, clean shop and the floors. We do […]

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