10 Questions With...

February 21, 2014

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at KS&R.

After I graduated from college, I spent several years working as a Director of a focus group facility in Atlanta. After my wife and I had our first child, we decided we wanted to move home to be closer to family. I had worked with KS&R on several projects and was able step into an available position. It has been six years now, and I love that I continue to learn new things working with different industries including telecom, IT, healthcare, and retail.

What are you "the best in the room" at?

I am really good at card games, but my confidence has been shaken lately due to the fact that I rarely beat my 4-year-old daughter in Uno. I enjoy card games that challenge your brain by making you remember what has been played and the odds of what is left out there.

What were you DEAD WRONG about until recently?

Living in Central New York and not needing a snow blower! My snow blower broke last year and I decided that I would force myself to exercise more by not replacing and instead shoveling this winter. Needless to say, we have had a plow come multiple times this year and I will be purchasing a new snow blower before next winter.

If you suddenly no longer required sleep, how would you spend your newly acquired time?

I have always wanted to learn to speak other languages. At one point in my life I could speak German pretty well, but would need a refresher on it at this point. I recently traveled to Japan and think the Japanese language would very cool to learn, so I would start with it first.

You can see one statistic about yourself. What would you choose?

I would like to know the overall amount of time I spend with my kids. I do my best to spend as much time as possible with them (including volunteering as a soccer coach or helping at Sunday school) - but it never seems like enough. Work keeps me busy, but if a portion of that work time comes after the kids are in bed so that I can enjoy the night with them, it's all worth it.

What would you gladly stay up late to do?

Well, I am a night person and my wife would tell you I already stay up too late. Usually by the time the kids are in bed, the house is picked up and work is finished, I need a bit of downtime to myself, so I end up watching a game or streaming a movie well past when I should be sleeping.

What natural talent would you most like to possess?

I would love to be more mechanically inclined. I like to try and fix issues with my car as they arise, but lack any real knowledge other than what I can find on Google or YouTube. I enjoy fixing issues myself because it allows me to understand how things work; it just doesn't happen all that often!

What is your theme song?

I wasn't sure how to answer this so I Googled it and took a quiz offered by Seventeen Magazine. According to it, my theme song should be "Someone Like You" by Adele (I guess that makes as much sense as anything else). If you are interested, click here to find out yours.

What is your favorite website?

Espn.com. I love most sports and visit ESPN daily to check scores and keep updated on my favorite teams and players. This is especially true during fantasy football season, as I am in a league with my brothers, sisters, and nephews, so bragging rights for each win are very important (I lost in the playoffs last year to my sister and that is all I heard about during Thanksgiving dinner).

What is on your pizza?

I typically order a plain cheese pizza when ordering for just me. However, I'm game for trying just about anything when ordering with other people.