RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF A hospital transition.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN Bronxville, N.Y.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME Messing about in boats.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT Medical board certification.
WHAT I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR Pushing the envelope.
ON MY BUCKET LIST To build a boat.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET Swiss army knife.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP A rock singer.
PERSON OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST My wife.
FAVORITE AUTHOR Erskine Childers.
LAST BOOK READ “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown.
FAVORITE SONG “Pressure Drop.”
FAVORITE MOVIE “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW “MacGyver.”
FAVORITE PET My dog, Cody.
FAVORITE MEAL Breakfast. All day.
AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND A DAY ON FACEBOOK 10 minutes.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE Quiet concern.
PET PEEVE Foreign aid.
FAVORITE QUOTATION “It is only the giving that makes you what you are.”
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD Nobody honks their horns.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Music.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME I competed in the 1987 International Canoe World Championships.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED Put things back.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE Don’t mess up. Do no harm.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD Insist on one religion and clean water for everyone.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS Donate to ConserFest.
I DRIVE A 15-year-old Saab.
I WISH I DROVE A 15 year-old Saab.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE Manchego cheese.
IF I COULD HAVE DINNER AND A CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD I WOULD CHOOSE Billy Joel.
— Interview conducted and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro