ROX Interview: Karen Fann

Arizona State Senator Making a Positive Difference—‘That’s My Goal in Life’ Interview by Ray Newton For more than 27 years, Yavapai County resident Karen Fann has been an active and positive influence not only in the county but also the state. Fann, a lifelong Republican, currently is a state senator representing District 1, which includes … Read More…

ROX Interview: Dr. Lisa Rhine

Interview by Ray Newton Dr. Lisa Rhine, who became the 10th president of 55-year-old Yavapai Community College in February 2019, has reversed the question usually asked of college-bound students. Instead of,” Are you ready for college?” she’s asking, “Is our college ready for you?” Rhine represents a major philosophical shift about the role of higher … Read More…

ROX Interview: Bill Nebeker

Creator of Honest Western Art  Interview by Ray Newton Having lived in Prescott for over 65 years makes creating authentic Western art as much a part of Bill Nebeker’s persona as watching the sunrise over Mingus Mountain to the east. He confesses that his passion for honest Western art is exceeded only by his love … Read More…

ROX Interview: David Hamilton

A ‘Pathfinder’ All His Life “What is Your Secret to a Long Life?  Good genes — and lousy German anti-aircraft fire.” Interview by Ray Newton The last surviving pilot who flew paratroopers into Nazi-occupied France during World War II is still telling his story throughout the United States — and sometimes, Europe. He is David … Read More…

ROX Interview: Leslie Horton

Director of Public Health for Yavapai County Interview by Ray Newton ‘Helping people make healthy choices, for a better quality of life – that’s what my role in life is’ — Leslie Horton When her parents flew the family from Fairbanks, Alaska, to sunny Phoenix for a vacation in 1993, that’s all it took to … Read More…

ROX Interview: Frank Shankwitz

First President and Co-founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation Interview by Ray Newton Frank Shankwitz’s compassion in 1980 for a 7-year-old boy dying of leukemia lead to what is now the world’s largest charity granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. The movie Wish Man about his life was released in June 2019. It started when Shankwitz … Read More…

ROX Interview: Debora Black, Prescott Chief of Police

Interview by Ray Newton As a youngster growing up in a small community just outside Chicago, Debora Black never really considered a career in law enforcement. She laughingly admits seeing the ground-breaking weekly TV series Police Woman starring Angie Dickinson in the mid-1970s entertaining but didn’t exactly inspire her to the profession. No one in … Read More…

ROX Interview: Tim Carter

Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools Interview by Ray Newton Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools Tim Carter has a long look back in the rear view mirror of his education career. More than 46 years. Forty have been in Prescott, Arizona, where Carter served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal until his retirement in … Read More…

ROX Interview: Jim and Linda Lee

Helping Build A Community: More than Bricks and Mortar Interview by Ray Newton For more than 40 years, Jim and Linda Lee have made their presence in the greater Prescott area known through visionary leadership and generous philanthropic support of dozens of community organizations. Beyond that, their efforts in creating and developing upscale residential and … Read More…

The ROX Interview: Pam Jones and David Hess

Making A Difference a Passion for Pam Jones and David Hess Interview by Ray Newton From the day they arrived in Prescott in May 2002, Pam Jones and David Hess have been influential in the greater Prescott community. Coming here as they did —from successful careers in health care and cardiology — they set out to … Read More…