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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Rick Dircks

How old are you?

61

How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?

42 years

What city do you currently reside in?

Chandler

Did you grow up in Arizona?

No

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

Minneapolis – I came to go to ASU and get out of the arctic climate.

If you graduated from college, where did you attend and what was your degree?

ASU – Marketing

Where do you currently work and what is your title?

Dircks Moving & Logistics – Co-owner

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

Hike the great mountain parks, attend sporting events and enjoy the culture of Phoenix.

What’s your favorite restaurant and why?

Rula Bula – love the vibes on Mill Avenue and the English Pub food.

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

My home “resort.” We have too many dogs to leave alone!

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

The pool is my oasis. We also frequent local restaurants and watering holes that have great AC.

What do you like about our winters and why?

Great daytime temps for lots of outdoor activities.

What do you love most about living in Greater Phoenix?

Great weather, activities, people and our proximity to so many great places (snow, beach, mountains, etc.)

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

Greater Phoenix is such a great place to do business. It’s still got some qualities of a big little city. It’s very easy to get involved with the community and the people are so open to inclusion. You can really make a difference here!

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