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Lana Harris Joins Adolfson & Peterson Construction as Director of Business Development

Lana Breen HarrisAdolfson & Peterson Construction announced the addition of Lana Harris as director of business development for its Southwest region.

Harris has seven years of experience within the commercial real estate industry, most recently as director of business development with Phoenix-based, TP Acoustics.  In her new role, Harris will be responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships in the Southwest region.  She will support Adolfson & Peterson’s regional leadership and market leaders who have significant construction experience in the education, municipal, multi-family housing, senior living, retail, and healthcare markets locally.

In addition to her background in new business development, Harris has experience working in land acquisition, closing coordination and construction supervision with a Texas-based real estate investment firm.  She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas PA.

“Bringing Lana on board is reflective of our desire to build on our 22 year history of collaborating with clients in Southwest,” said Bryan Dunn, senior vice president at A&P. “Lana’s enthusiasm, understanding of our culture, and expertise in developing relationships will serve as a foundation for future growth as we continually innovate in our approach to the market.  We are very excited to have her join our team.”

Canyoneers standing on frozen creek in front of frozen waterfall

Rappelling a Frozen Arizona Waterfall

A group of us canyoneers had been trying to get to a frozen waterfall near Mingus Mountain for quite a few years.

Last year the snow levels were too high and other years it was not frozen.

In February, Phoenix had a rare cold front go through and dropped the daytime highs into the mid-40s. I started noticing people posting pictures on Facebook of frozen fountains and water features around town.

A light bulb went off in my head…

Enjoy the pictures. The close up photos were taken by Kevin Hwang while he hung part way down the falls on a second rope.

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woman performing yoga pose on wood floor

Yoga: Pose of the Soul

Yoga is a form of exercise that uses slow movements and stretching. It is good for increasing flexibility & balance, relieving stress and relaxing. Yoga has been used as a meditation technique for thousands of years.

As you exercise, you meditate on what your body is feeling and try to be “one with the universe.” The following photos showcase some of the Arizona’s yoga instructors and students.


woman doing a yoga pose on the beach

Alicia Beale demonstrates Kapotasana (King Pigeon Pose) — Photo: Edgar Cardenas


Alicia Beale’s love of movement as well as her spiritual longings have been constant threads throughout her life. She began practicing yoga at the age of 10 — learning from VHS tapes. Throughout her life, she has been involved in choreography, dance, and ballet and is also a certified teacher of Tai Chi.  Alicia teaches a blend of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and power yoga classes, infused with her own philosophy based on everything from Taoism to Wayne Dyer.



woman on railroad tracks doing yoga pose

Jenn Chiarelli demonstrates Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose) — Photo: Sandey Tenuto


Jenn Chiarelli‘s journey began through the art of dance. She pursued her dream of becoming a professional ballerina when she joined the Cleveland San Jose Ballet as one of its youngest members. Jenn discovered yoga when one of her colleagues took her to her first class in California. Soon after, she began her study and practice of yoga. Jenn teaches a Vinyasa flow class that integrates her background as a dancer and her love of yoga.