What is your favorite part about being a Vice President & Principal at KS&R?
It's definitely a MIX of things that keep me sharp and having fun - being in the trenches with brilliant, hard-working professionals at KS&R every day; working to exceed our clients' expectations and positively impact their business; the push to keep learning, getting better, and finding "new ways"; and helping lead the organization, so we remain viable for years to come.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My two daughters without question (a college freshman and senior). I'm a little biased, but they are both bright, caring, fun, hardworking, and value other people and kindness above all else. I'm reluctant to take credit for ANY of it, but I can admit that their Mom and I are proud parents!
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
My family LOVES Disney, and are ridiculously happy when we are there, so I'd pick a day at the Magic Kingdom with them above all else. From a personal standpoint, I'd choose a day of golf at Old Head Golf Club in Ireland with good friends - if you like golf, travel, and breathtaking beauty, Old Head is a must.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
You could pick almost any day between the ages of 8-12 really. Outside of school, a typical day would be going outside right after breakfast with my friends to ride bikes, play almost any type of sport you can imagine (usually multiple sports a day), and just explore. Except for a QUICK meal, we'd be outside all day until it got dark. Little league baseball was also a huge and enjoyable part of my childhood.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
"Be Prepared (please)" - time is a finite and invaluable asset in today's world. I have a lot of respect for other people's time and try to be as prepared as I can be to make the greatest use of it, particularly in my professional life. Consequently, I come with the same expectations. It's amazing how a little advanced thinking empowers everyone and usually leads to more meaningful interactions and outcomes.
What job would you be terrible at?
I hate to admit it, but anything related to the arts - drawing, painting, music, etc. I enjoy and have immense appreciation for all of them, but that is not where my natural talents lie. My family jokes that if there were an American Idol worst singer version, I'd be a runaway winner.
Where is the most interesting place you've been?
I've been to India several times for personal and professional reasons and it never gets old. In many respects it would be a tough country to live in after being in the US all my life, but the culture, traditions, family life, environment, politics (etc.) are fascinating.