Trendsetter to Know: Nelson Brooks of Scottsdale Cabana Boys

Name: Nelson Brooks


Instagram: @scottsdalecabanaboys


Age: 30

Title: Head Cabana Boy

Married/Single: Single

Kids: None

City you live in: Scottsdale

A typical day in my life includes… SCB is just a side hustle for me (I’m a Director at a software company Mon-Fri), but I spend a lot of time growing the business. In my free time, I’m at The Village making sure my figure stays Cabana ready, I play tennis, hang out at local restaurants and bars, go to concerts (pre-COVID), and make the most out of living in AZ.

I was born… to live life with a !

My favorite thing about Arizona… I can only pick one? It’s gotta be the sunshine. AZ weather is tough to beat.

I’m listening to… whatever Spotify surprises me with. It’s usually some mixture of EDM, country, top 40, hip hop, and alternative. Throw in a little yacht rock when I’m by the pool.

My family… is very important to me. My dad lives in Chandler and my mom is considering moving here from Oregon.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… it’s a tie between Richard Branson and Bert Kreischer

One thing I cannot live without… laughter… and my calendar. I’m a big planner, so I live and breathe by my schedule.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… an NBA player. I ended up being 6’5”, so maybe I had a shot? My lack of vertical leap certainly would have disqualified me though.

I’m inspired by… the fragility of life. That sounds pretty existential, but life is so short and I want to make the most out of every day.

The one person who motivates me is… myself? Is that too self-serving? While I’m driven to be a better person by my friends and family, I’m definitely a self-starter and work hard to achieve my goals.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… more love, understanding, forgiveness, and laughter

The perfect day would be… tennis in the AM, a big delicious brunch with family, early afternoon at the pool, and the rest of the day with friends at a music festival seeing my favorite artists.

My first job was… Jamba Juice. I was that guy in the banana suit dancing on the corner.

My favorite escape… I love to travel, especially to tropical places. The Caribbean is at the top of my list.

My life… is just beginning.

I’m currently working on… developing my career at my main job (which I love), growing Scottsdale Cabana Boys, building a media brand, writing two books, and getting really good at tennis.

Always… say thank you .

Never…  say never.

Favorite Quote… “Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, It is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan

Biggest Dream… to travel the world, playing tennis, sightseeing, and experiencing a culture with the love of my life (who dat?).

My Pet Peeve(s)… when people don’t commit or follow through on commitments.

More About Nelson Brooks:
Hey there! I’m Nelson, I started a company called Scottsdale Cabana Boys. SCB is a bartending and pool boy company that caters to bachelorette and birthday parties.

We turn mundane pool parties into something extra special by allowing you and your guests to kick up your feet and leave the party details to us. We’ll serve you drinks, help coordinate party games, take or pose in photos, and take out the trash when we leave.

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