Jeff Ficker

Local Experts: Scottsdale, Jeff Ficker

Jeff Ficker is an Arizona native and an expert travel authority on Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona. He wrote the guidebook "Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sedona" and has contributed to top publications like Travel + Leisure, NPR, Sunset, and The Arizona Republic. Jeff is the former editor of The Ritz-Carlton Magazine and created print and digital content for brands like CBS, Amtrak, UPS, Johns Hopkins, and Honda-Acura. Jeff spent six years as a teacher at Arizona State University in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Currently, he works as the chief creative officer at Casual Astronaut, a content and digital marketing agency. When Jeff’s not creating compelling brand content, you can find him hiking Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale or enjoying a poolside margarita at a spa.

• 20+ years of writing, editing, and marketing experience
• Wrote the guidebook "Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sedona"
• Taught for six years at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

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