|What is your most memorable childhood experience?
|The first time my father took me hunting with him. I grew up watching him go out and then eating the stuff he was able to get. I was so exciting to finally be old enough to go with him. We got up super early; it was still pitch black out. Walked into the woods, he set up decoys and called a bird in. It was the first one I ever got. I still love hunting today and it's a hobby that still brings my family together.
|What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?
|My brother, who is also my best friend. Because we have had a lifetime of shared experiences growing up together and know we can always count on each other if we need help.
|What character traits do you admire in an individual?
|Respectful, responsible, trustworthy, hard-working, honest and confident.
|What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?
|When I was on a family trip to Branson, MO, I got picked to chase chickens across a line with my sister. We were competing against another pair that represented the North side at a show called the Dixie Stampede. We were able to get ours across first.
|If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?
|I would travel across Europe. I want to experience the different cultures, as well as see where my family came from originally. I would like to try the authentic foods and see the old structures and architecture that the countries of Europe have to offer.
|When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?
|I would like to pass on to them a mutual respect for all individuals, as well as a strong work ethic. I want to pass on the ability to take time and think and use rational sense in their daily lives.