Arizona Storytellers: Rachel Simmons

By KJZZ News
Published: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 8:05am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:27pm

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Rachel Simmons
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Rachel Simmons shares her story at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 

In 2008, Rachel Simmons was an interior designer in Phoenix. But when the economy fell apart, she was out of work. After failing to find another job, a friend gave her the idea to travel and get away for a while. So she and her son, Jake, sold everything they had and moved to Greece. Then Simmons met and married a man named Dimitri.

Rachel Simmons is the co-founder of Designstein in Phoenix.

You can hear more stories like this at our next night of live storytelling. 

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