Nik Ridley, Founder/CEO

Nik Ridley recently relocated from Denver to the Valley of the Sun, bringing with him more than 20 years in the arts industry (poetry, theater, spoken word, music and fine art).

The founder of AZCRU, an Art+Apparel company and collective based in Phoenix, Arizona, Nik provides fine art for both residential and business interiors, and exhibits in galleries and art spaces.

"Fine art allows me the freedom to express color, rhythm, text, and content in infinite ways. Design provides a structure for the ideas. And when placed on the right cloth, it's like a living stage, pen, and canvas all rolled into one."

Nik also works as a consultant in marketing and design and is Purdue Proud (Boiler UP), with a concentration in Business Management.



Tiesha Harrison, Public Relations

Tiesha Harrison is Founder and CEO of I Love This Journey, LLC. I Love This Journey is an inspirational brand which focuses on mindful living transformation. She built a successful career by combining her creativity, detail orientation, exceptional customer service and inclusive leadership.

These unique skills have led to supporting many organizations and leading significant community projects. She currently works for a non-profit organization called Valley Leadership and has a wealth of experience in the fashion industry as brand manager for Neiman Marcus Luxury Essentials and Cashmere.

Passionate about inspiring and helping others, she volunteered for many organizations in the valley and is currently a Make-a-Wish Foundation Wish Grantor. She finds pure joy in travel, meditation, and creative expression. 

Tiesha earned a BA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on Child Development and Business from ASU. Native to Arizona and invested in her community, she loves her journey!

Catherine Garcia

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