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Brett Farmiloe, Marketing & Advertising, Scottsdale, AZ

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Brett Farmiloe

What is your first and last name?  

Brett Farmiloe

How old are you? 


What city do you currently reside in? 


How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix? 

Since 2006 – more than 13 years now!

Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? 

Born and raised in the wine country of Sonoma County, California, I attended University of Arizona, and relocated to Phoenix after graduation. There’s nothing but opportunity in the Valley of the Sun. I feel like it’s the biggest, little city in the U.S.

What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree? 

Bear Down – Accounting degree from the Eller College of Management

Where do you currently work and what is your title? 

CEO of Markitors, a SEO company for small businesses

What do you like to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends? 

Minivan adventures. With three kids, family-friendly places like the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Phoenix Zoo and more get the fam outside and away from tearing up the couch.

What’s your go-to staycation spot and why? 

Montelucia. Summer rates + Joya Spa + Prado (Tapas Tour on Saturdays) = a way to make a weekend in August enjoyable.

What’s your favorite restaurant and why?

Prado (Tapas Tour on Saturday) is one of the best dining experiences you’ll ever have.

How do you stay “cool” in the Arizona summers?

Summer is usually my time of year to work longer hours in an A/C office environment. There’s not a lot of events or visitors to distract you like there are in March. So, work + pools is how I stay cool.

What do you like about our winters and why?

Growing backyard vegetables and fruits. Phoenix has an amazing winter climate that opens up the possibilities to do a little backyard farming. Basil is among the fall faves, as are carrots and citrus in the winter.

What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix? 

My default answer is always the cost of living and quality of life. Living in Phoenix is about a third of the cost of living in my hometown. That opens up a lot of possibilities to enjoy life in different ways.

Please include anything else you’d like to share about what makes Greater Phoenix so great. 

The growth of this city is inspiring. You don’t realize the amount of activity and energy around the city until you get outside of it. There’s construction everywhere. Startups are getting funded. Corporations are establishing a presence.



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