Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Amanda Lugo | Licensed Professional Counselor & Certified Yoga Teacher

Peak Wellness Counseling has always been invested in helping the community. Our goal is to provide counseling services and holistic healing modalities for improved mental health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, economic and political changes of 2020, many people experienced anxiety and depression for the first time in their lives. Aside from assisting people through the recent world events, we care for a variety of mental health issues. Specializing in the treatment of mood, trauma, and relationship issues, we encourage and guide people to heal and live meaningful happier lives. Our hope is that every person who gains empowerment, with a healthy mindset, will pass that knowledge and love along to others. We desire a peaceful world. Read more>>

Jared Wright | Founder

When the Lord gave me the vision for the business I saw hands praying over coffee beans and the beans providing healing for the nations. Fast forward three years and here we are. We are currently blessing smallholder coffee farmers in over 10 different countries through direct trade. Basically circumventing the commodities market and paying the farmers upwards of four times what they would make on the open market. We also partner every month with non profit organizations that impact and help our local community like Teen Challenge and Children’s Miracle Network. 5% of our net profit for the month goes to assist and help with these community efforts. On top of all of this we are able to highlight the amazing job and hard work of these farmers by producing specialty grade coffee that is also organic and additive free for our customers to enjoy. Read more>>

Kristen Fagan | Expressive Artist & Creative Wellbeing Guide

My entire life has been built around supporting and encouraging others to tap into their own creative passions. As a creative alchemist & creativity wellbeing guide, I am passionate about helping others to have a more expressive human experience through intentional art making and mindfulness. Art as a spiritual practice lights me up! I created a virtual gathering place for those interested in awakening their creative spirit through intuitive and intentional art making. My “Discover Your Creative Magic” Facebook Group serves as an online classroom, virtual soul circle and place to share, explore and celebrate your art making adventures! The focus is for those who want to discover themselves and their personal power through the creative process. Through soulful expressive art making we set intentions, tap into our intuition, use symbols to access inner wisdom, unleash our wild creativity, let go of ego and transform our lives. Read more>>

Dr. David & Sheryl Iszler | Chiropractor & Weight Loss Coach

We feel incredibly blessed to be able to serve the wonderful people of the Northwest Valley. As such, it is not only our duty, but our pleasure to give back to the community. Community involvement has always been part of the fabric that makes up our lives. We have been granted so many blessings and opportunities to pursue our purpose and dream of establishing a chiropractic practice two years ago in beautiful, sunny Arizona and we are deeply committed to paying those blessings forward to help others. Every quarter, we collaborate with our staff to choose local non-profit organizations to partner with in an effort to raise awareness and fundraise for these charities. Our office serves as a collection point for donated items and money that we then deliver to these organizations to help them meet their current needs. We educate our patients about the mission of these organizations and help them connect so they may donate their time and talents as well. Read more>>

Lesley Johnsen | Doctor of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient medicine rooted in the concept of balance. We are a part of nature, and as such, everything ebbs and flows in cycles – emotions, levels of energy, and all stages of life. This medicine works to enhance the natural healing capacity we all have, keeping / restoring balance to our mind, body and spirit, so that we can have greater resiliency to flow with everything that comes along with our daily lives. Now, more than ever before in our generation, we need to strengthen our resiliency to flow with all that is happening in our world. We need to sleep well, move our bodies, drink enough water and eat nourishing foods so that our bodies have the energy to flow with the changes that may be arising on a daily basis. We need strong immune systems, and the emotional fortitude to move through the myriad of emotions that have been challenging so many of us over this past year. We need to have compassion for ourselves and others, regardless of what is happening outside. Read more>>

Scott Novis | Chief Creative Officer

After building GameTruck into a successful national franchise, I met Dave McClurg who was the president of (he has since become my partner). With his help, I saw we could do more than simply throw great parties. We could make a difference in the lives of children. By 2020 70% of 11-year-olds have falling out of team sports. And this is PRE-COVID! I saw this at my kid’s middle school. 144 young boys went out for the baseball team. They picked 14. The next year, 20 went out. What happened to 124 kids who wanted to play baseball? We started our esports company Bravous to give everyone a chance to play. I wanted to fight social isolation. Our focus is to create an environment where you could make a friend by playing games with people you could actually meet and hang out with. When COVID hit, we saw our business explode in the collegiate market where isolated students wanted to stay connected. We began hosting hundreds of virtual events we call a virtual esports open. Read more>>

Diana Canfield | Licenced Professional Counselor

I have seen a huge need for therapists in the East Valley that are allies and educated to assist the LGBTQIA+ community with the mental health issues they experience. We provide a welcoming environment to all LGBTQIA+ individuals and relationships. We want people to know that no matter how they identify we are here for them and value them for exactly who they are. For those who can’t afford therapy, we offer lower cost or free therapy with our interns. Read more>>

Mora Steele | Transformational Energy Coach & High Vibe Hair Stylist

Have you had a hair appointment that felt like a therapy session and a space to heal? This is my wish for everyone who sits down in a salon chair. I consider myself a modern day, undercover light-worker that is here to share messages of love through the art of hair and transformational energy coaching. Read more>>

Kelsey Kjellsen MC, LPC | Owner & Clinical Director at Just Be Counseling Services

Just Be Counseling Services contributes to the community and world at large through advocacy, support, and healing for those struggling with mental health challenges. Mental health can sometimes be looked at in a negative light, with comments such as “they’re crazy” or “you must be really messed up to be seeking therapy services”. We and our client’s hear comments and beliefs like these regularly, and work every day to decrease, and hopefully one day, eliminate the negative stigma around mental health. Because the truth is, mental health is just as important as your physical health. We don’t think twice about going to the doctor’s office when we have a broken bone. The doctor provides an assessment and treatment plan to help the injured body part heal. Mental health counselors do the same, but for you mental wellbeing. Read more>>