What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Kris Pugsley
What is your first and last name?
How old are you?
What city do you currently reside in?
How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?
Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?
Chicago, Illinois. I moved to Arizona for the warmer weather and tech job opportunities!
What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree?
Northern Arizona University 2004 Dual Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media and Criminal Justice. I also have an Executive MBA from the University of Arizona.
Where do you currently work and what is your title?
ON Semiconductor – Director, Corporate Communications
What do you like to do in Greater Phoenix on the weekends?
I enjoy hiking with my family, the warm weather also affords us a long swimming and outdoor activity season! We also enjoy the restaurant scene.
What’s your go-to staycation spot and why?
Our backyard! We have so much to enjoy in Greater Phoenix, especially in Cave Creek with the natural landscape.
What’s your favorite restaurant and why?
Fox Restaurants – all of their food is amazing, and each restaurant has its own vibe.
What do you like about our winters and why?
There is a natural beauty with the desert. It is especially beautiful in the winter. The landscape transforms and if we are lucky, some of our trails in Phoenix may get a light dusting of snow!
What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?
What’s not to love? We have affordable living, some of the best food in the U.S., great weather and Spring Training games!
Please include anything else you’d like to share about what makes Greater Phoenix so great.
Our tech scene continues to evolve and elevate with great companies such as mine based in the Valley. It’s great to see such a great presence here in Phoenix.
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