|What is your most memorable childhood experience?
|My most memorable and enjoyable childhood experience is playing sports. In high school, and before, I played football and rugby. I mostly enjoyed the team environment, common purpose, and athletic exertion, as well as the ability to focus solely on the game.
|What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?
|I identify most with my father and brother. My father was influential in my life because he imbued my work ethic and drive in my character. I identify and empathize with my brother because we’ve taken similar life paths and we always come back to each other, our relationship, and strengthen each other’s resolve through common purpose.
|What character traits do you admire in an individual?
|I admire self sufficiency, adaptability, empathy, and a team oriented character most in individuals.
|What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?
|In high school I played football with an older student who ended up going to the same college as me. There he played football and I wasn’t good enough to play there, but I attended anyway. In high school, after he graduated I found a football workout shirt in our locker room that I liked and started wearing. I’ve kept the shirt throughout my life and wear it often. Once I wore it to an event myself and the older acquaintance attended. As it turns out it was his shirt, you had to be there.
|If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?
|If, and when I can, I’d like to travel to New Zealand. I would enjoy New Zealand for its outdoor landscapes and action adventure recreation.
|When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?
|When I have children I’d like to pass on to them my drive, compassion, and work ethic.