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Scott Aaronson

M.D., F.A.C.S., Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center.

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Dr. Scott Aaronson, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, came to the Coachella Valley in 1984 to establish his aesthetic plastic surgery practice. He was attracted to the area for its beautiful mountains, client potential, and affordable real estate. At The Aaronson Plastic Surgery Center, he sees patients of all ages seeking procedures such as facelifts, breast enhancements, tummy tucks,

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Elizabeth Armstrong

The JoAnn McGrath 
Executive Director, Palm Springs 
Art Museum.

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Elizabeth Armstrong revels in her role connecting residents and visitors to Coachella Valley art and culture. In the three years since she relocated here to become director of Palm Springs Art Museum, she has marveled at the area’s seemingly endless creative activity as well as the talented, and discerning, people who continue to move here. About 1 in 5 people

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Joshua Cartter

DDS, Desert Dental Specialty Group

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When asked, “What is the commonality between sports and dentistry?” a likely answer is “broken teeth.” But, Dr. Joshua Cartter, prosthodontist and owner of Desert Dental Specialty Group (DDSG), sees the commonality as teamwork. As a former athlete, Cartter knows the goal in both sports and dentistry is to win. “Success as a champion usually happens throughout a season in

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Tim Ellis

General Manager, Palm Mountain Resort and Spa; Member, CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Advancement Board.

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Tim Ellis is going back to school. But this time he’s leading rather than learning. The general manager of Palm Mountain Resort and Spa—and 25-year hotel industry veteran—is helping to launch a hospitality certification program this year and a degree program in 2018 at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus. “Tourism is the number-one industry in Greater Palm Springs,”

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John Crespy, AAMS®

Senior Vice President, Investments, Crespy Wealth Advisors of 
Raymond James.

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Meet John Crespy, financial advisor and impassioned advocate. As Senior Vice President, Investments at Crespy Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, he is dedicated to one thing: helping clients invest in their future. “I enjoy teaching people how they can best reach their financial goals,” says Crespy. He takes a keen interest in helping young people in their 30s and 40s

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Joseph Elisha, M.D.

Anesthesiologist, Desert Cities Anesthesia Professionals.

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Dr. Joseph Elisha knows a good fit when he feels it. He enjoys the ease and comfort of the desert at home, at work, and at large, exploring the great outdoors. “Every time I go hiking, there’s a spot at the top of the trail with sweeping views of the Coachella Valley,” he says. “It reinforces the reasons I’m here.

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IndiGO Auto Group

The Leadership, Rancho Mirage.

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People who love luxury and high-performance automobiles in the Coachella Valley often count leaders of the IndiGO Auto Group among their friends. The dealership’s Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs locations represent world-class 10 brands across with an unparalleled shopping experience. “Our clients come back every year, become good friends, and are treated like family,” says Shad Schuessler, general manager of

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Gary Honts

CEO, JFK Memorial Hospital.

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The Coachella Valley holds a world of opportunity for doctors, nurses, specialists, and other healthcare professionals. For Gary Honts, CEO of JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, that means recruiting top-notch talent from around the country as well as cultivating young talent here at home. The 145-bed acute-care hospital, part of Tenet Healthcare California, serves the eastern Coachella Valley with a