Jeff Lewis: Captain of the Arizona Ghostbusters

Jeff Lewis of the Arizona Ghostbusters, photographed at Samurai Comics in Phoenix, by Nicki Escudero

Jeff Lewis of the Arizona Ghostbusters, photographed at Samurai Comics in Phoenix, by Nicki Escudero

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Nope, the Arizona Ghostbusters aren’t just a bunch of super-fans of the classic movies — the group with 20 members, with its very own Ecto-1 recreated car, dresses up in costumes from the movies and donates time and money at local events throughout the year — so far, they’ve donated more than 800 hours of their time. Catch the group at the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk this Saturday, March 23. Captain and Phoenix resident Jeff Lewis, 29, who works in real estate documentation at Wells Fargo, talked to Phoenix People about why he loves his time as an Arizona Ghostbuster and gave five reasons why he loves living in the Valley, too.

What brought you to Arizona?

I had some family here, and I’m from Mooresville, Indiana, whose only claim to fame is that it’s the hometown of John Dillinger. The economy was starting to turn back home, where you basically work in a farm or factory, because there’s not much else. I saw a lot more opportunity here and came out here a few times and fell in love with it. I moved out here in December 2003. Continue reading