Nik Ridley | Artist + Founder | CV
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). A proud Purdue Boilermaker, Ridley lends his Business Management education and expertise to the business of 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 across the United States.
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.
Tiesha currently works for a non-profit organization called Valley Leadership and worked in the fashion industry in positions like 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 Granter. She finds pure joy in travel, meditation, and creative expression while living her purpose.
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!
Tie has over 11 years experience with GoDaddy, and is a fellow Artist and our IT Guru at AZCRU, and is an artist that loves the world of surrealism and symbolic work.
After being exposed to Salvador Dali's "Hallucinogenic Toreador" at the age of 12, Tie’s whole perspective of what you can do with art was turned upside-down. He traditionally used oil on canvas and did surreal works up until his recent museum tour across Europe in the Fall of 2016.
Tie’s perspective changed once again and now dabbles in any medium and any art style that strikes him while creating a piece - an artist in a current state of evolution.