Rothermel, Tammy

Tammy Rothermel, 2012 Inductee After waiting on tables at the Beef and Bourbon then managing the law office for Levine and Jarvi, Tammy Rothermel joined the team at Gridleys in 1976. Since Fay Gridley ran the fledgling Chamber out of the back room of her business, Rothermel’s duties included Chamber support activities along with selling […]

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Riggert, Roger

Roger Riggert, 2016 Inductee Mr. Riggert worked for 17 years for Southwestern Bell and 16 years for AT&T.With Southwestern Bell he held several positions dealing with engineering cost studies, and transmission and equipment engineering. With AT&T, he was responsible for the introduction of new digital transmission technology in the Bell System. He and his wife, […]

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Pruett, Kate

Kate Pruett, 2016 Inductee Born in Merced, California, her elementary years were in Kenosha, Wis. and attended high school in the Florida Keys. She was a high school cheerleader. She received her BA degree in secondary education from University of South Florida, where she was president of her sorority. She took classes at the University […]

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Roosevelt, Pres. Theodore

President Theodore Roosevelt,  2004 Inductee (1858-1919) The 26th President of the United States serving from 1901 to 1909, Mr. Roosevelt was a dynamic, far-sighted and outspoken leader. He is historically famous for his “Rough Riders” regiment that stormed the hills of Cuba in the Spanish-American War; for his determination to build the Panama Canal; for […]

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Ritchie, Dave

Dave Ritchie, 2006 Inductee A Flint, Michigan native and Williams College graduate, Mr. Ritchie worked in the banking industry in Michigan prior to moving to Rio Verde in 1974. He served on the first Rio Verde Community Association as treasurer. One of the original five incorporators of the Rio Verde Country Club in 1979, he […]

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Richards, Mildred

Mildred Richards, 2005 Inductee An active early-day resident, Mrs. Richards was the first president of the Fountain Hills Women’s Club. One of the club’s early fund-raisers was a town cookbook. She coordinated this project and drew illustrations for it. One of her loves was music. Not only did she direct the choir at Fountain Hills […]

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Pulve, Fred

Fred Pulve, 2012 Inductee Fred Pulve came to Fountain Hills in 1979 and has been active in the community ever since. He was president of Arizona 1 Group, one of the larger real estate firms in town, which he sold to Coldwell Banker in 2001 and stayed on as Branch Broker. He helped form the […]

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Pratt, Lorne

Lorne Pratt, 2005 Inductee As Senior Vice President of McCulloch Properties, Mr. Pratt originated the “fly to see before you buy” marketing program which attracted many mid-westerners to purchase property in Fountain Hills. It was Mr. Pratt who identified the property for the future Fountain Hills and he negotiated its purchase from the Page Land […]

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O’Reilly, Peter

Peter O’ Reilly, 2012 Inductee Peter O’Reilly has been an active community member of the Verdes since he and his wife, Lea, purchased their home in Rio Verde in 1998. He was born and worked for most of his career in New York City. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in marketing management from […]

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O’Flynn, John

John O’Flynn, 2006 Inductee (1951-2003) After service in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Mr. O’Flynn’s working career was in the food industry, 18 years with Pillsbury and the remainder with Universal Foods. He was known for his customer service and ability to work with people. Those people skills have been used to full […]

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