Office Doors: A Day With Carrie Collins-Fadell

CEO of Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona 7 a.m. >> ONE WITH NATURE I love to spend time in the morning in my backyard. One of the relaxing activities I do is spend time on my cactus collection. I have 90 varieties of cacti and none of them was purchased. They were all grown from […]

Office Doors: A Day With Julio-César Sauceda

8 A.M. >> A HUMAN PRODUCTION I have two dogs, Bubulubu and Si-Si, so I take care of them in the morning. Following that, the theater staff has a quick, 20-minute meeting designed as a check-in. During COVID, it was difficult to maintain our focus on transparency and inclusivity among our multigenerational staff and stay […]

Office Doors: A Day with Christina Spicer

5 a.m. >> THE UNIFORM WITH INTERCHANGEABLE HATS I am an early riser and love mornings as that is my space and time. I have three friends I walk with some mornings as I have found it is a great way during these times to focus on friendship and fill the “love cup” while still […]

Office Doors: A Day with Jeff Meshey

4 a.m.  >>  INVESTING IN PERSONAL WELL-BEING  The first thing I do every morning is my daily devotionals, immediately followed by exercise. Fortunately, my wife and I have an exercise gym in our basement, including two bikes, a treadmill and an elliptical. I ride eight miles on the exercise bike almost every day. It’s just […]

Office Doors: A Day with Kathleen H. Goeppinger, PhD

President + CEO of Midwestern University 4:30 a.m. >> BEGIN EACH DAY WITH GRATITUDE I am a very early riser and, on the other hand, I’m not up late at night. I immediately get the newspaper and make myself a pot of tea. Once the sun comes up, I walk for at least two miles […]

Office Doors: A Day with Suzanne Pfister

5:45 a.m. >> THE COMMUNITY SERVICE GENE     I get up in the morning and get going. I check emails and hit the ground running. I’m always listening to KJZZ to get the latest news and, in a COVID world, I’ve been working out of my home three to four days a week and in the […]

Office Doors: A Day with Gail Baer

5 a.m. >> FAMILY FIRST TO START THE DAY     I’m an early bird and have been ever since I was a kid. I work out in the morning, either a run or some kind of strength training at home. When it’s light out, my husband and I walk our dog, Odie. I also take time […]

Office Doors: A Day with Dave Richins

President + CEO of United Food Bank As told to | Julie Coleman 6 a.m. >> AN APPETITE FOR NEWS I like to read the news for an hour or so when I get up. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, I try to keep up on the latest case counts in Arizona, unemployment numbers, and […]

Office Doors: A Day with Ralph Remington

Deputy director for Arts & Culture, City of Tempe and producing artistic director of Tempe Center for the Arts As told to | Julie Coleman 5:30 a.m. >> A SOLID PULSE BEGINS THE DAY I start each day with a half-hour on the elliptical and then head downstairs to read The New York Times and […]

Office Doors: A Day with Amy Schwabenlender

Executive director of Human Services Campus 6 a.m. >> INVESTING IN SELF SO OTHERS CAN BE SERVED As soon as I wake up, I check my phone to see what’s happened because things are changing so fast. Fortunately, a lot of people reach out, wanting to know how they can help, whether that’s the city, […]