Prescott, AZ – The Prescott Area Young Professionals, in collaboration with The Prescott Chamber of Commerce, proudly recognized six exceptional individuals as recipients of the Visionary Awards at a special ceremony held on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at The Prescott Resort. The Visionary Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of local leaders who embody the essence of visionary leadership, demonstrating innovation, dedication, and forward-thinking excellence within the Prescott community.

A visionary is defined as someone who possesses a profound ability to think beyond the present, envision a brighter future, and take bold, innovative steps to turn their dreams into reality. Visionaries inspire others, leading by example and driving positive change within their respective fields.

The 2023 Visionary Award recipients are as follows:
Ashley Parkins – Owner of Modern Coffee & Deli in Dewey: Ashley has redefined the local coffee shop experience, creating a space that not only serves exceptional coffee but also fosters a sense of community and connection. Her vision has transformed a small coffee shop into a beloved gathering place for residents and visitors alike.

Bailie Sanders – Owner of Board & Brush, Prescott, and High on Life Productions: Bailie has been a creative force in the community, using her vision to bring people together through art and entertainment. Her businesses provide opportunities for self-expression and cultural enrichment, enriching the lives of many.

Clayton Turpin – Patient Care Coordinator at The Pines Home Health and Hospice: Clayton’s commitment to compassionate care and innovation in the field of healthcare exemplifies visionary leadership. He continuously seeks better ways to support and improve the quality of life for patients under his care.

Jessica Costa – Owner of Freedom Core Pilates in Prescott Valley: Jessica’s vision for holistic well-being through Pilates has positively impacted the lives of many. Her dedication to helping clients achieve physical and mental strength has made her a beacon of inspiration in the health and fitness industry.

Jose Soria – Area Manager of Amazon: Jose has demonstrated visionary leadership in his role at Amazon by driving innovation and efficiency in the delivery and logistics industry. His work has contributed significantly to the local and regional economy.

Raphael Temple – Owner of Indigo Productions: Raphael has demonstrated a visionary approach to event planning and wedding coordination. Her creative and innovative strategies have transformed special occasions into unforgettable moments, making dreams come true for countless clients in the Prescott community.

These visionary individuals represent the diverse talents and aspirations that make the Prescott area a vibrant and forward-thinking community. Their dedication to making a positive impact on the community serves as an inspiration to all.

The Visionary Awards ceremony was a testament to the importance of visionary leadership in shaping the Prescott area’s future. The event highlighted the achievements and contributions of these exceptional individuals, emphasizing their critical role in driving innovation and growth.