Vincent ManfrediAdvertising Director
Vincent comes to InMaricopa with a diverse business background in both the private and public sector and is looking to help grow our partnerships going forward. He has been a resident of Maricopa since 2010 and has been involved since moving to the City. He has helped with local nonprofits like the food banks, The Streets Don’t Love You Back, Maricopa Little League, Maricopa Babe Ruth League, MUSD budget Committee and others. Vincent also serves on the Maricopa City Council. When not working or volunteering Vincent can be found doing something with his wife and kids.
In fact, one of the best parts about volunteering is many times it becomes a family outing of sorts.
InMaricopa’s publisher began his career in sports marketing, producing and marketing Association of Tennis Professionals Tour events in Indianapolis and Scottsdale. He served as marketing coordinator for the Super Bowl XXX Host Committee prior to joining the Maricopa County Sports Commission where he spent four years as its assistant executive director. Since 2000 Scott has served as president of Outside the Box Marketing, Inc. Scott is former president of the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board and IU Alumni Club of Phoenix and a member of the Knights of Columbus and Sigma Chi Fraternity. Scott is a graduate of Indiana University, Valley Leadership, Project CENTRL and the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy. A native Hoosier, Scott has lived in the Phoenix area since 1977.
Bob McGovernAssociate Publisher
Bob joins InMaricopa with more than 30 years of experience with local and regional newspapers and digital news sites. His new position will allow him to use and improve his writing, editing and content management skills.
He cut his teeth in hyperlocal journalism as a reporter and managing editor of a small-town weekly and is thrilled to return to community news so many years later in Maricopa.
A native of Bucks County, Pa., he’s a graduate of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. He also has lived in Philadelphia and Safety Harbor, Fla. He hopes to visit the Grand Canyon for the first time in the near future, accompanied by his two very cool sons.
Michelle SorensenClient Loyalty Coordinator
Michelle Sorensen was born in Oakland, CA. She spent 25 years in CA, 29 years in the state of Washington. She and her husband Chris have been proud residents of Maricopa, Arizona since 2013. She has three children and five grandchildren.
Michelle spent seven years as a Credit and Collections Manager for a long haul trucking company and another seven years in the government as a legal assistant in liability and claims lawsuits. Previously, she was the special census enumerator for the city of Maricopa, AZ as well as an Executive Secretary and Profile Coordinator in direct mail advertising for the largest direct mail advertising company, ADVO Systems, Inc.
Prior to moving to Arizona, she studied as a Court Reporting Stenographer and as a closed captioner for the hearing impaired. Michelle is a strong believer in volunteering for her local community and wants to instill the same values onto “InMaricopa” and into her new position as Client Loyalty Manager.
Raquel, a.k.a. Rocky, is a sixth-generation Arizonan who spent her formative years in the Missouri Ozarks. After attending Temple University in Philadelphia, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and has been in the newspaper business since 1990.
She has been a sports editor, general-assignment reporter, business editor, arts & entertainment editor, education reporter, government reporter and managing editor. After 16 years in the Verde Valley-Sedona, she moved to Maricopa in 2014.
She loves the outdoors, the arts, great books and all kinds of animals.
Kyle NorbyMultimedia Specialist
Kyle Norby was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but has spent most of his life is good ol’ Arizona. He always loved making his own comic books and filming videos with his friends on old cameras. He and his family lived in Mesa for a couple years and moved to Maricopa in 2006, where they have lived ever since. He graduated from Maricopa High School in 2014 and started working for the city as a lifeguard (then head lifeguard) at Copper Sky.
“I met my wife, Hannah, in high school my junior year and we got married 2016. She is my best friend and has always been the one that pushes me to take risks. even if it’s making an awful joke at a family gathering,” he said. They worked together at Copper Sky.
In Las Vegas 2016-18, Kyle worked as an activities coordinator for Wyndham Vacation Ownership at the Grand Desert property. They loved their jobs at Wyndham but found themselves homesick very quickly and moved back to Maricopa to be among family and friends.
Kyle is involved in Maricopa Relay for Life every year. He is pursuing a degree in graphic design. He loves film, concerts, video games and standup comedy.
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