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.
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 three 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 Coordinator.
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 and in Maricopa since 2004.
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.
Mason is a multimedia journalist and native Texan with international work experience in Central America and Mexico. After attending the University of North Texas where he obtained dual bachelors degrees in Journalism and History, Mason worked as a freelance videographer and photographer.
In the summer of 2015, as a graduate student, Mason participated as a multimedia journalist in the Heart of Mexico project, an international non-fiction storytelling project in cooperation with the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM), the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and the Mexican Institute of Anthropology and History (IAH).
His experiences in Latin America have impassioned him to study and retell the histories of Latin America and the American Southwest. He moved to the Phoenix area in 2016 and has been with InMaricopa ever since. He hopes to one day amalgamate his two degrees and produce feature-length documentaries.
If you would like to see more of Mason’s work please visit his website mascallejas.com.
Michelle is a reporter with hometown roots in Maricopa.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at ASU. In 2016, Michelle reported on Arizona’s opioid crisis as part of the investigative project Hooked Rx for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS.
Previously, Michelle has been a features editor, events editor and web editor for her college newspaper, The Mesa Legend.
At InMaricopa, she enjoys covering the pre-incorporation history of the city, as well as the education and court beats.
When Michelle isn’t reporting, she’s spending time with her son Winston and their family.
Dick is a veteran of more than 30 years in corporate America and utilizes his organizational development background to add value to the efforts of those at InMaricopa.
Dick is a Vietnam veteran and holds a sociology/psychology degree from Pacific University. He and his late wife, Andrea, moved to Arizona in 2006 after spending more than 30 years in the Pacific Northwest because they enjoyed the relaxed lifestyle and the weather the Sonoran Desert offers.
While living in Oregon and prior to coming to InMaricopa, Barkley co-founded the Museum Tour Catalog and had stints with catalog companies and an RV dealership, serving as an internal change agent.