Meet your Neighbor: Rohald serves as ‘face of Scottsdale’ for visitors

Name: Amy Rohald

Where I live: North Phoenix

Amy Rohald (Submitted photo)

When & why I moved here: I moved here four years ago from Massachusetts. I was looking to make a change and thought I could find my place here. Also, my oldest child lived here and loved it.

What I like most about living here: The weather! And I have found the people to be extremely open, friendly and inclusive. Also, there are a lot of cultural events and they are affordable and east to access.

Activities I enjoy: Pickleball, swimming, being a Scottsdale Ambassador, and being a grandmother to my three-month-old granddaughter.

Clubs/organizations I’m involved in: The United States Pickleball Association. I also volunteer at the Scottsdale International Film Festival and the Phoenix Area Jewish Film Festival.

Where I volunteer in the city and why it deserves support from others: I am a fourth-year Scottsdale Ambassador. We are the face of Scottsdale to the visitors in Old Town. It deserves support because over 100 Volunteers are either at the carts or roving Old Town ensuring that the visitors can ask questions and get recommendations from a friendly face.

My No. 1 suggestion to new residents looking for ways to get involved in their community: Figure out what you like to do, and go find like-minded people. The residents of Scottsdale could not be more welcoming.

What one thing would you like to see changed in Scottsdale? Scottsdale is a wonderful place to be, I guess the only thing I would change is less construction and traffic.

My family: I have three children, Ben lives here, Kate lives in Austin and Jon lives in Boston.

What I do: Along with two other partners, I recently formed a non-profit foundation with the mission to bring pickleball into schools nationally. I also thoroughly enjoy being a mother and grandmother.

People who are an inspiration to me: My parents always encouraged me to give back to my community, and my children continue giving back in ways that inspire me. Also, my life long friends inspire me to be true to myself, laugh often, and love with all my heart.

My advice to today’s youth: Take your time, think before you act, and try to be grateful every single day.

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