1. What is your full name?
2. What was your favorite activity as a child?
Any sport, but specifically lacrosse from which I’ve made a career.
3. What job did you have in high school?
I caddied at a golf course. Maryland summer humidity in khaki pants was challenging, but cash in hand each day was sweet.
4. What is your most embarrassing memory?
Oh, there are just so many. In the early days of dating my now lovely wife, Megan, we went out for a romantic dinner and I was prepared to order the Prix Fix. “Yes, my good man,” I said to the waiter. “I will have the ‘PRICKS’ Fix.” And in an effort to not embarrass me- to his credit- he politely replied, “Yes, the ‘PREE’ Fix, a fine choice, sir.” I think Megan may have been laughing so hard, wine flew out of her mouth. The night ended with her still laughing at me as I locked her out of our apartment. Ahhh, good times!
5. What is the best vacation you have ever taken?
Paris at Christmastime with Megan. We had only been dating for a year, still getting to know one another. We walked everywhere together and because it was cold, we walked closely. I get a buzz just thinking about it.
6. What makes you laugh out loud?
My wife and daughter, whether with them or at them. Seinfeld. David Sedaris. ‘80’s movie comedies.
7. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
With Megan, raising Ella, who we believe to be a sweet, kind, thoughtful, chunky-cheeked little cutie.
8. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Speak up sooner about your learning disability and attention disorder. I battled very hard through my education only to feel like I squandered it.
9. What would you like people to remember about you?
I try to lead my life like the Maya Angelou quote, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” While I can be a bit quiet and reserved, I hope my kindness and smile are contagious and people feel comfortable and happy in my presence.
10. Why do you practice at Marin Power Yoga?
I’m a “It’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with” kinda guy. The instructors are all super studly- they know their stuff- but, more so, they really seem to care. And everyone is so chill and friendly. It’s just a really comfy atmosphere to walk into and shed stress and breathe and be present.