Meet our podcast hosts: Tim Bourcet and Casey Gilchrist
‘Greater Phoenix A to Z’ hosts share their favorite local places, dream podcast guests and more
Tell us about yourselves:
Tim Bourcet: I am GPEC’s Vice President of Corporate Development and Community Affairs. I am an Arizona native, have worked at GPEC for over eight years and am a proud Sun Devil.
Casey Gilchrist: I am the Senior Director of our International Business Development Team and have been with GPEC for one year. I relocated from Virginia where I also practiced economic development at the local level. I have settled in the City of Phoenix, which I adore, and look forward to planting permanent roots this year.
Why should people listen to ‘Greater Phoenix A to Z’?
Tim: This will be a fun but informative podcast on all things happening in Greater Phoenix including economic development, arts and culture, and current events.
Casey: It is an approachable show solely focused on topics relevant to Greater Phoenix. If you live in our region, are planning to move here, or visit often, I hope this podcast makes you laugh and helps you discover something new.
How would you best describe Casey?
Tim: Casey is the perfect combo of style and grace.
How would you best describe Tim?
Casey: I would describe Tim as distinctively multifaceted.
What are some of your favorite things and places in Greater Phoenix?
Tim: On a given day, you’ll see me attending a Suns game at Footprint Center, catching a show at Crescent Ballroom or The Van Buren, and stuffing my face with tacos and burritos from Carolina’s.
- Favorite live music venues: Chars LIVE (Phoenix) and Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar (Scottsdale)
- Favorite bookstore: Changing Hands (Phoenix)
- Favorite coffee spot: Lux Central (Phoenix), Press Coffee (anywhere) and Provision (Central Phoenix location)
- Favorite place to buy sneakers: Manor (Phoenix)
- Favorite golf course: Papago Golf Club (Phoenix)
- Favorite restaurants: Richardson’s (Phoenix), AZ Wilderness (Downtown Phoenix) and Francine (Scottsdale)
Tell us a fun fact about Greater Phoenix:
Tim: Maricopa County is the fourth largest county by population in the nation at 4.6M people.
Casey: Allegedly, the Tequila Sunrise was created at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.
What’s one place in Greater Phoenix you really want to visit?
Tim: Space Age Restaurant in Gila Bend
Casey: Exploring the Asian District in Mesa is still on my to-do list!
Who’s your dream podcast guest?
Tim: The greatest professional wrestler of all time, the Nature Boy Ric Flair (woooooo!)
Casey: The GOAT, Diana Taurasi from the Phoenix Mercury—I am manifesting this!
What are some future podcast subjects you’re excited to discuss?
Tim: Best taco shop in the valley, favorite brewery and best hole in the wall restaurant.
Casey: I am looking forward to reuniting with Tim to discuss the Greater Phoenix food scene. I love recording episodes with him, and we both love local food.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Tim: For a real Greater Phoenix treat, check out a Lucha Libre Wrestling event at Crescent Ballroom or The Van Buren.
Casey: Send us episode suggestions! We want to create content our audience wants to hear.
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