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Men to Know

From Medicine to Art to Philanthropy and More, These Men Are Making an Impact

Some men are dreamers. Some are doers. And some, like the men on the following pages, are the ones making a big impact. Read on to meet nine unique men who are making their marks on the world.

Jesse Greer, M.D.

Founder and CEO, Preamble

Jesse Greer, M.D., is looking to change the medical system. He’s launched Preamble, which focuses on preventative healthcare rather than just reactive sick care.

Called “medicine 3.0,” it’s aimed at changing the way the industry approaches keeping people healthy and increasing longevity.

The Scottsdale native attended the University of Arizona, then joined the Army to attend medical school. After completing his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Greer spent many years as a Green Beret and Special Forces physician and flight surgeon.

But after leaving the Army in 2019 to practice as a civilian doctor, he became frustrated with the reactive care he saw, rather than the preventative.

He took his experience caring for some of the most elite soldiers in the world and developed a healthspan membership program to work with individuals who are interested in taking charge of their health, being proactive and lowering lifetime health risks.

“The current medical system is broken,” he says. “We often refer to what we do as medicine is 3.0; the current medical system is 2.0. It’s been great and it’s produced the best hospitals in the world, but because of the way the system is structured, all research, medications, and the entire system is designed around the presence of a disease first. The problem with structuring everything around the presence of a disease is that you miss other things—and how do you prevent them instead? There needs to be a new way.”—M.G.

Mikis Troyan and Justin Massei

Co-founders, Clive Collective

Beau MacMillan


Mikis Troyan and Justin Massei, co-founders of Clive Collective, teamed up with renowned chef Beau MacMillan to launch their venture in 2020 with a clear vision: to create something truly distinctive. Their goal was to establish a company that not only fostered creativity but also prioritized work-life balance. 

Their collaboration with MacMillan, fresh off his illustrious 23-year tenure at Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain, was serendipitous, as he shared their aspirations. Together, they embarked on a journey of conceptualization and innovation.

Their inaugural project took root in Las Vegas, followed by CALA Scottsdale, which offers modern coastal cocktails and cuisine in Old Town Scottsdale. Recently they unveiled Tell Your Friends, a cozy 52-seat lounge in North Scottsdale, featuring sultry cocktails and live music.

As they look ahead, they are excited for what the future holds.

"You have three guys who are dreamers at heart," remarks MacMillan, emphasizing their shared mission to forge meaningful connections through the universal language of food and drink.

Dan Glicksman

Artist, GLIX Artistic Vibes

Dan Glicksman is a modern-day Renaissance man.

By day, the husband and father of two works as an international corporate event emcee, demand generation and marketing professional, and he also owns an insurance agency.

But by night, Glicksman is the popular AI artist behind GLIX Artistic Vibes.

“I use artificial intelligence to create everything from fine art to posters, apparel, accessories, and even jewelry pieces that are only limited by my imagination and which run the gamut from whimsical to ultra-high-end,” he says. “It started strictly as a hobby but has taken on a life of its own.”

Glicksman, who first got into art by accident when he had to add one more elective to his high school course load only to win awards for his work, now has a growing Etsy page to keep up with orders. Custom works have been commissioned globally, and he was also approached to be a community contributor for a well-known video game, for which he now creates some of their visual content.

“It has been as much a therapeutic outlet as a creative one,” Glicksman says. “In 2022, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease after suspecting something was amiss for some time.”

Doing very well in his health today, Glicksman is proud to donate a portion of his net proceeds from all sales of his work to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

And in the rare downtime Glicksman finds these days, he is also writing a play with his daughter.—A.B.;

Dr. Enrico DiVito and Dr. Rob DiVito

Dentists, Arizona Center for Laser Dentistry

Neither Dr. Enrico DiVito nor his son, Dr. Rob DiVito, set out to be dentists, let alone oral health specialists using cutting-edge laser technology to improve patients’ health and cosmetic outcomes each day.

“My father had many passions but did end up eventually attending dental school in San Francisco before making his way back to his home state to set up his practice in 1980,” Rob says. “Just a year later, I came along.”

While Rob was endlessly fascinated by his father’s work growing up, he initially set his sights on becoming a radiologist after graduating from Paradise Valley High School in 2000.

“As I started down that path, I also began spending more time at my father’s practice, taking on everything from front desk duties to lab work,” he says. “After a few years, I knew dentistry was my true path.”

Rob would earn acceptance to the same dental program as Enrico, graduating with honors in 2008 before similarly coming back home to begin his career in Scottsdale.

“In the years since, we have together run Arizona Center for Laser Dentistryas a true family practice, creating less invasive transformational techniques that give our patients—some of whom I’ve known since I was a child—peace of mind right along with pristine teeth and gums,” Rob says.—A.B.

Nick Lowery

Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer

Founder of Champions for the Homeless

Brand Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Treatment Centers of America

Nick Lowery is a busy man. The NFL legend and KC Chiefs Hall of Famer’s list of accolades and accomplishments is extensive—including author (Naked And Alone with 80,000 people which comes out this summer), serial philanthropist, Harvard and Dartmouth graduate, and spokesman—but when he speaks, you know that it’s his work to help others that is most important to him.

He’s passionate about putting a human face on the homeless—“last year in Maricopa County, a record 91,000 evictions took place … over 200,000 people who were not homeless a year before!”—and his Champions For The Homeless events with St. Vincent de Paul for 18 years has helped over 100,000 homeless. He helped launch The Points of Light and AmeriCorps for Presidents H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He founded Native Vision and testified twice to the Senate (and Chairman John McCain) on issues facing Native youth and education. He's worked with the CACTIS Foundation with Banner, Barrow Neurological Institute and Mayo on concussions and brain injuries. He’s working with Alzheimer’s Treatment Centers of America—a cause close to him, because his mother had dementia and brother Chris passed from complications of Alzheimer’s and cancer. And so, so much more.

In essence, Lowery is a man who walks the walk and talks the talk, making it his personal mission to impact the world and leave it better than he found it.

“It’s not the brightness of the spotlight on you, but the intensity of the light within,” he says.

David FeBland

Professional Artist

David FeBland has been a professional artist for more than 35 years. Before that, he was a professional illustrator, creating movie posters, book covers, and more for major companies, but then the self-taught artist realized he wanted to create images of his own rather than creating per a client’s specifications.

“I decided I wanted to produce work that was personal and expressed my views of the world and not someone else’s,” he explains.

FeBland, who was born in Europe and moved to the United States in the 1950s, moved with his wife to Arizona from New York almost a decade ago.

Locally, the internationally recognized artist is represented at Paul Scott Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale, where he recently had a show. He is also exhibiting in two galleries in Germany and one in Chicago.

“I create paintings about unnoticed interactions. I observe people and their behaviors, people interactive with each other, and I make personal interpretations of what I see,” FeBland says.—M.G.

“The current medical system is broken."

“I truly believe that the hospitality industry is really the culture of a city and creating something in that space is an honor.”—Mikis Troyan

"“I use artificial intelligence to create ... pieces that are only limited by my imagination."

“After a few years, I knew dentistry was my true path.”—Dr. Rob DiVito

  • Photo provided
  • Photo by Sophia DuBois
  • Photo by Sophia DuBois
  • Photo by Sophia DuBois
  • "Mambo," 30” x 40” oil on canvas by David FeBland
  • Courtesy Preamble
  • Courtesy Preamble
  • Chef Beau MacMillan, Mikis Troyan and Justin Massei. Photo by Jill MacNamara (
  • Photo by Danielle Muccillo
  • Photo by Danielle Muccillo
  • Photo by Danielle Muccillo
  • Dr. Enrico DiVito and Dr. Rob DiVito. Photo by Danielle Muccillo