Vision Grows Communities

Publisher’s Letter


Welcome to our Early Summer issue of Prescott LIVING! We’re in what may be our best time of the year, though with so much beauty across all four seasons that’s always up for debate.

Greater Prescote’s lovely climate is just one of the reasons it’s become the dynamic business and tourism center of Yavapai County. To get there, it takes strategic advantages along with people with the vision to see their potential for growing the community.

In this issue, we salute “Men of Vision” who put their foresight and business acumen toward building new assets for our area — homes, businesses, nonprofits, parks, educational and cultural centers, and more.

They all realized Greater Prescott has that indefinable yet essential “quality of life” factor that singles, families and retirees alike are constantly seeking. These men decided it was worthy of their investment of time and money. Their ventures turned out to be rewarding experiences for them professionally and personally.

We are honored to have had the opportunity to interview and photograph together four key men who have contributed significantly to what Greater Prescott is today: Jim Lee of the Ranch at Prescott, Ron James of Harold James Family Trust, Ron Fain of Fain Land and Cattle Co., and Brad Fain of Fain Signature Group.

These pages share the background of many more Men of Vision. Our ROX interview is with Ken Lain and Lisa Watters-Lain, whose shared vision continue to build her family’s business, Watters Garden Center, into one of the most respected independent retail nurseries in the nation.

This being summer, there’s so much more to cover! We’re bringing you everything you need to know about the 134th annual World’s Oldest Rodeo and related events as they occur for another 4th of July weekend.

This is also our annual Tourism and Photography Edition featuring the winners of our annual photo contest and lots of great ideas for things to do here. So read away!

Elaine Earle
Publisher, Prescott LIVING Magazine