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Guiding Growth - Podcast Edition

Special Partnership Podcast with Gilbert Chamber of Commerce to connect our readers with some of Gilbert's most inspiring neighbors.

Podcasts are the latest trend from self-help to solving crimes. There seems to be a little something for everyone. Join hosts, Sarah Watts and Ben Kalkman, as they explore the human journey of some local leaders - their stories of humility, triumph, roadblocks, and lessons learned - while they reflect on how they became who they are today and share stories of inspiration and hope with listeners.

https://guidinggrowth.co/episodes

Vickie Faber

Vickie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and an Associate in Administration of Justice, with an additional Certification from Phoenix College in Aviation and Aeronautics. Part of the Gilbert Police Department for more than 20 years, she is now assigned to the Crime Prevention and Community Affairs Unit. Working in this position, Vickie has spearheaded such programs as; the Blue Line Holiday Drive, which has helped thousands of underprivileged families. Prior to Gilbert, Vickie began her service work as a volunteer City Commissioner, City Council Candidate, and Police Volunteer in Scottsdale. Ms. Faber has authored two major police programs that have been implemented in police agencies nationwide.

Delmer Geesey

Delmer is the Pastor of Life Community Church in Gilbert, AZ, and the President of Leading Edge Academy, a multi-campus charter school. Delmer was raised in the East Valley and has been a Pastor for almost 50 years, pastoring Life Community Church for 32 years. Delmer has two grown children who are both married, he has six grandchildren, and he resides in downtown Gilbert with his wife on their urban farm.

Meredith Hestand

Meredith is the Chief Nurse Executive Officer for Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, a position she’s held since 2020. Her leadership ensures consistent and high-quality standards of patient-centered nursing care: managing all nursing resources, developing nursing policies and programs to comply with established standards, and implementing long-term strategic goals and objectives for the organization. Meredith has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years, the last 18 with Dignity Health.

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