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Janet Mitchell

Janet’s held many management positions: Director of Catering, Clubhouse Manager and Director of Club Operations over a span of 15 years, for some of the most prestigious private clubs in the country. She’s been recruited throughout her career for her strengths in opening and growing businesses; providing a five-star service environment, developing standard operating procedures, creating systems and checklists as well as for her training and team-building skills. Janet’s had the honor and pleasure of coordinating hundreds of weddings and events, including luxury weddings for some of the most prominent families in the country; professional golfers and a best-selling author.

Fun Facts
Addictions: The color orange, caffeine fix – Diet Dr Pepper, bulldogs, bubbles, chocolate

Favorite way to relax – Having a glass of wine and cooking with my new husband while our bulldogs eagerly wait for us to drop a treat…..and I LOVE movies

City Crush: I could definitely see myself living in San Francisco.....cool weather, fresh seafood, great architecture, on the ocean, near wine country….need I say more

Favorite Quote: “It’s Never Too Late to Live Happily Ever After”….inspired by meeting and marrying the love of my life after only a little over 4 decades

Favorite Flower: Sunflowers, the state flower of Kansas, where I grew up

Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving with family……a small group of 40 crazy fun people from all over the country come together to be grateful for all of our blessings

Michelle Scarzone

Michelle has been in the Food & Beverage industry for over 20 years. She's worked and managed at several of Scottsdale’s most exclusive Private Country Clubs, holding positions such as Banquet Manager, Catering Sales Manager, Director of Catering and Assistant F&B Director. She's planned and coordinated hundreds of weddings, corporate events, and private functions and Michelle’s experience is widespread not only from the planning perspective, but also from the operational side.

During her off time, Michelle is a diehard horse addict who competes regularly in 3-Day Eventing, she was ranked 6th in the Nation in her division as an Adult Amateur rider. Michelle states “It’s my daily therapy and very comparable to a full time job working 2 horses 6 days a week and running a business; it takes discipline and great organizational skills, luckily I have both”

5 FunFacts:
1. My eyes are hazel

2. My youngest son plays football for the University of Arizona #Beardown!

3. My oldest son is my tailgate partner.... UOFA

4. Green is my favorite color

5. I love rainy days and thunderstorms

Zoë Hancock

Zoë has had an interesting working life that started at the age of 16. Raised in a military family, she has lived all over the world; learned how to drive on the Autobahn and went to High School in Frankfurt, Germany. She worked in the brokerage industry for many years, has worked as a professional actor (she's still a member of Actor's Equity and the Screen Actor's Guild), and started her Mrs. Hancock's businesses in 2006 in Phoenix. She teaches Etiquette to Children and Social and Business protocol to college students and on the Corporate Level, as well. She brings the gifts of gravitas, grace under fire and diplomacy to her teachings and everything she does. A born teacher and natural leader; a "creative" and a talented business woman, Zoë's love of throwing parties is a perfect fit for her work as a wedding planner.

Her hobbies include spending time with her Husband and dogs; with friends, out and about in Phoenix and traveling. From time to time she'll still step on a stage and is a full-on, full time, political junkie.

5 fun facts
1). Zoë is a complete car hog and amazingly, has only ever had 1 speeding ticket

2). Prematurely Silver-haired; you never know what hair style (or color), she'll show up with!

3). Most amazing thing ever: met her Husband through an introduction by her ex-boyfriend

4). Met a stranger in 1976 and ran into the same man again, in 2015 (and 4,000 miles apart from the original location)

5). Is addicted to standing ovations