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 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 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.
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.
Trisha Paige grew up in a small town in Michigan where she learned the value of community. Though She moved to Phoenix at the age of 17 she never lost sight of the importance of small town values. After bouncing a bit from big city to big city she settled on Maricopa 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back.
Her professional background is a mesh of customer service and sales. Much of her previous sales experience was centered in Real Estate. She attended the Arizona School of Business and Real Estate and received her Real Estate license in 2010. After a few years, an opportunity arose to do customer service at a tile company in Phoenix. At the time she was looking for a more traditional work structure, so she accepted the position. Several years later the yearning to do sales won out over the desire for the 8-5 and she began looking for a position bringing her back to sales. This led her to InMaricopa and where she now calls home.
A large chunk of her spare time is dedicated to her volunteer work with the Relay For Life of Maricopa. She also enjoys music, reading, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with her husband of 11 years, Kevin, and her three sons: Cameron, Brett and Wyatt.
Jim Headley was born and raised in Sidney, Nebraska. He spent the past 30 years working in the newspaper industry as a reporter, photographer, editor, publisher, newspaper founder and circulation director across Nebraska, Wyoming and Kansas. He spent his early adult years in business, owning his own photographic developing laboratories as well as working for national photofinishers.
Headley left Nebraska in July 2018 and spent a few months in Tucson, Bisbee and Sierra Vista before coming to InMaricopa in late December 2018. When Headley isn’t writing or photographing, he’s a serious camera collector and photographic historian. Headley is a member of the Internet Directory of Camera Collectors, a small group of 200 to 300 people across the planet dedicated to preserving, recording and knowing the history of photographic devices. He has worked as a photographic historian on four Hollywood movies, including Will Smith in Ali, and he wrote the photographic instruction manuals for the International Space Station in late 2000 before they switched to digital cameras. His data was flown to the ISS on Mission STS-97 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Nov. 30, 2000.
Headley is also a bluegrass musician, but he plays a very unusual instrument, the Jaw Harp (also known as a Jew’s Harp.) He is a member of the North American Jaw Harp Society, Desert Bluegrass Association and the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Old Time Fiddlers Association. On stage he is known as Ol’ Uncle Jim.
He is also a commercial, landscape and art photographer using film and digital cameras.
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.