Ryan Durkin is a man of many different hats. His passion for all things vintage has brought him from selling custom made iron-ons to starting a screen printing and embroidery business, to becoming the owner of one of the best vintage furniture stores in Phoenix. We got to sit down with Ryan at his shop, Modern Manor, to ask him about what it’s like to be in the middle of the evolving style of the valley, and how he turned his passion into a warehouse full of some of the best retro finds in Phoenix.
Professional Beancounters is a local bookkeeping service that has doubled their business within the past year alone. With years of experience, owner Teri Devine knows how to pinpoint your exact needs. Her philosophy of “let us do our thing, we’ll let you do yours” has allowed her clients to feel a sense of ease and confidence in expanding their own business. A foodie and a Super Mom, Teri is an expert of accounting so you can be an expert at what you do best. We had the pleasure of talking to Teri about her business and why the first thing you should when starting your business is find a good bookkeeper!
Spiritual Gangster is a Phoenix based clothing company that draws inspiration for the yoga community. Founded by Ian Lopatin and Vanessa Lee Spiritual Gangster give back to the community by donating a meal to charity for every item of clothing sold . Spiritual Gangster can be found online as well as in various boutiques and yoga studios in the U.S. and abroad. Words by Nerds sat down with founder Ian Lopatin to chat about the yogi lifestyle, high quality clothing, and the importance of giving back- both for yourself and others.