Arizona Storytellers: Tim Cleary

Published: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:32am
Updated: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:35am
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Tim Cleary

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers share stories about our community or about life events that shaped them at live events around the Valley.

In 1988, Tim Cleary was working as a consultant for a religious publishing house. He had a heart for the work and saw helping others as a vocation so he threw himself into it. But after an especially taxing 18 month assignment, something shifted.

One day in September, Tim and his family were driving home from a conference after an especially long week of work.

Tim Cleary is the co-founder of Elevate Phoenix.

Join Arizona Storytellers for their next night of live storytelling on Monday, Oct. 26 at Skyline, the Rooftop Patio at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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