Shondra Jepperson, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Coach, Producer.
is an Alumni of the Juilliard School of Drama with 42 years in the entertainment business. Along with leads in comedic, dramatic. musical theatre and voice over work for radio & television, she has performed her own concerts in showrooms in Reno, Las Vegas and throughout so. California, including on popular cruise ships and Sea World. She is a songwriter with a vast catalogue, composer for musicals Hot Flashes on the Trail, Horse Tales & Cowboy Trails, Delta Dental’s, The Mouth Project, theme songs for Cancervive’s Gilda Radner Award show Laugh for Life, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Walking Free Against Sex Trafficking and The Humane Society. She is co-founder of Sedona Youth Theatre, half of the entertainment team Tom & Shondra and one of the three Dynamite Divas who perform throughout the USA. She is a master coach with students who’ve won scholarships to drama conservatories, singing contests and pageants. Shondra is 2018-19 President of NAWBO Sedona Verde Valley and currently serves on the Jack Jamesen Memorial Park Board and Sedona Historical Society Board. Her awards include 2018 Woman of the Year Award, Arizona Foundation's 2017 Community Collaborator of the Year Award, NAWBO 2017 Community Involvement Award, PWG’s 2012 You Make a Difference Award, 2012 Good Morning Sedona Special Achievement Award and the prestigious AZ Foundation’s 2013 Spirit of Sedona Award Business Benefactor of the Year.
Karen Reinhold loves being in a “helping profession” which is why she’s been a
State Farm Agent for over 30 years, with no intention of retiring. Insurance can
be complicated -- Karen knows that -- but she also believes that it doesn’t need to
be difficult. Karen’s key to business is giving her clients her full attention and
treating them like family. She takes the time to explain the insurance process so
they can feel certain they understand what they have and how it works. Though
paid to sell, she sees her job as one of education and problem-solving first. Karen
works hard to make sure her clients know that they are valued, appreciated and,
most importantly, protected. Karen is a proud mom, supports many of our area’s
schools and charities, was a founding member of Professional Women’s Group,
past President of Sedona Professionals, current VP of NAWBO, and has won Best
of the Best Insurance Agency for the past 13 years.
Donna Wiseman has served as an EDWARD JONES Financial Advisor for the past five years. She believes in working closely with you, your accountant and attorney as well as other financial professionals, in order to provide a strong financial strategy that will optimize your future. Donna also specializes in retirement savings strategy so that your retirement options are maximized. She is proud to work for Edward Jones, a company that serves the community from more than 11,000 convenient locations through all 50 states, and as a proud Sedona resident since 1994, is here to serve and help you
Dev Ross, Writer, Director, Performer
Award-winning screenwriter, children’s television writer, and children’s book author Dev Ross has been writing and performing for adults and children for over thirty years. She has received the following awards - The Action in Children’s Television Award, the Dramalogue Award for Best New Musical Children’s Play, an Emmy for her writing work at Disney, and the prestigious Humanitas Award for excellence in screenwriting. Dev has written family films and television for Disney, ABC, FOX, Universal, TLC, The Discovery Channel, AG Interactive, Scholastic, HIT Entertainment, and PBS. She’s written over a dozen published children’s books for the WE BOTH READ book series and worked extensively in story development for Fonda Films. Dev was Artistic Director, writer, actor for the Emmy Award Winning Twelfth Night Repertory Company, a tri-city educational touring theatre, Artistic Director and actor for the Educational Theater Company (ETC), an educational touring theatrical company targeting youth at risk. Dev also wrote and performed on the Emmy winning PBS children’s TV series TNRC Presents, toured extensively across the United States doing Theatre for Young Audiences. Locally Dev is the co-founder of Sedona Youth Theatre and half of the “Shtick Chicks” along with her creative partner Shondra Jepperson writing, producing and starring in original murder mysteries and their original musicals Hot Flashes On the Trail, and Horse Tales & Cowboy Trails.
Joelle Geraci was the General Manager of Curves Sedona for the past five years. As a single mom, Joelle knows how important it is to get help and support, which is why she’s so committed and became a Curves' success story herself and lost 50 pounds through diet and exercise. Her extensive experience in hospitality and customer service is serving Joelle greatly as she pursues her dreams of entrepreneurship and leadership. After Curves Sedona closed Dec 2018, Joelle took a a brave leap and took a new position managing Aurora Dora Gallery. Aurora Dora Gallery features the phenomenal Alaskan night skies with the Northern Lights, and the stunning stars over the Red Rocks of Sedona.
Angie Lozano, a Verde Valley native with a BA in Accounting from NAU, spent several years working in the field until landing her dream job as Chief Financial Officer for several high-end luxury resort corporations. An unexpected layoff in 2000 prompted a 180-degree career change. As a frugal entrepreneur, she had purchased numerous rental properties and initially planned to become a landlord fulltime. However, there was a huge need for affordable housing and the need was unmet in the community.
Angie created Angie’s House in 2000 and began transforming her rental properties into affordable housing for seniors, mentally ill, disabled, people in recovery, single moms, homeless and anyone in need of shelter. 4 years ago, she opened her own homeless shelter, the 1st pet friendly, coed homeless shelter in Northern Arizona. Angie’s House currently has 10 locations with 2 more in the works and collectively houses 125 plus individuals.
Angie views the opportunity to serve a population that would literally have no place to live as her passion. Angie’s House has had an incredible impact on the community and is proof one person can make a difference.
Lori Harakal, Allied ASID, is a partner in the Interior Design Firm, Sedona Soul Spaces. Lori’s love for design and architecture resulted in her obtaining a Bachelor’s Design in Interior Design from Wester Design Institute/John F. Kennedy University in San Francisco, CA. Lori started her career by working at a Furniture Rental Company before going to work at a high-end Wholesale Furniture Showroom in San Francisco’s Design District. Moving to San Jose, she continued to work in the industry selling upholstery, furniture, window and floor coverings to hone her skills.
All of these varied experiences have helped her realize her dream and allow her to be a successful Interior Designer by co-creating Sedona Soul Spaces 10 years ago. Sedona Soul Spaces is a full-service Interior Design firm that specializes in helping clients realize their ideal dream spaces. All living spaces: Interior, Exterior, Residential, and Commercial are the focus and are designed to the “Soul” of their clients.
Lori has a grown son, step daughter and 3 grandsons and lives in Cornville with her husband Mike on an acre of land with goats, chickens, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 cockatiels. You can often find Lori outside enjoying her animals and property. She also loves to travel, hike, read, bake and sings as a Soprano in the Verde Valley Voices choir. Lori also volunteers with community minded organizations such as The Giving Angels.
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