Desert Dreamers

Desert Dreamers

In each episode of Desert Dreamers you will hear from a local business owner who went from dreaming to doing. You'll learn about every difficult moment they faced and how they overcame each struggle to find success. If you are a business owner who wants to know how your fellow entrepreneurs continue to fight for their future each day or you're looking to understand how to take the first step to becoming a business owner, this show is for you.

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Desert Dreamers
  • Branded Bills: Dave Dickert

    Dave Dickert talks about the ambitious mindset that transforms dreaming to doing and sets successful entrepreneurs apart from the rest.

  • Fairytale Brownies: Eileen Spitalny

    The story began right here in the valley on a kindergarten playground at Madison Heights Elementary. Co-founder Eileen Spitalny shares how this gourmet brownie company transformed into the success it is today.

  • Pinspiration: Brooke Roe

    Brooke Roe's take on how she turned a small vision into one successful location in north Phoenix, to a franchised business with 8 open locations, and 40 other locations in the works! 

  • Serrano's Mexican Restaurants: Ric Serrano

    Ric Serrano of Serrano's Mexican Food Restaurants came into the studio to talk about his family's restaurant and how it came to be a local staple.

  • State Forty Eight: Mike Spangenberg

    Today, State Forty Eight apparel can be seen collaborating with companies across Arizona but that wasn't always the case. Take a look into one of Arizona's most influential clothing brands and their unique success story.

  • Keep Nature Wild: Sean Huntington

    If you love the outdoors, you've probably heard of Keep Nature Wild, a clothing brand dedicated to the preservation of the outdoors. Find out just how this company started and the story behind their success.

  • The Town of Gilbert: Mayor Jenn Daniels

    Mayor Jen Daniels covers Gilberts transformation into a hub for good food and fun in the valley!

  • Gadzooks Enchilada's: Aaron Pool

    Owner and CEO of Gadzook Enchilada's explains the entrepreneurial spirit of his restaurant and what it took to become a valley favorite.

  • Danzeisen Dairy: Kevin Danzeisen

    You've probably seen their milk bottles while grocery shopping, and you might even use their milk in your morning cereal. Find out how Danzeisen, a local family farm, revolutionized the dairy industry by reinventing themselves.

  • Cartel Coffee Lab: Amy + Jason Silberschlag

    Ever wonder about the story behind Cartel Coffee? In this episode take an inside look at one of the valley's favorite coffee shops, what inspired them to dream big, and what made them so successful.

  • Changing Hands Bookstore: Gayle Shanks

  • Frances: Georganne Bryant

    Frances Boutique owner Georganne Bryant opens about taking control of her dream after facing huge disappointment and rallying her own community for small business support.

  • Tammie Coe Cakes: Tammie Coe

  • Carolina's Chocolates: Lisa Toon

  • Phoenix Rising: Mark Detmer