In the Easy Chair with Kevin Emery

In the Easy Chair with Kevin Emery



AGE: 45.

OCCUPATION: Bell valet at the Ocean House.

RESIDENCE:  Westerly.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Pottsville and Weatherly, Pa. 

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF:  Moving into a new home.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME:  With my 9-year-old daughter.  

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:  My daughter. She was voted kindest in her class.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a good father and friend.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: See the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET:   ChapStick.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Professional basketball player, but I stopped growing at 6 feet.

PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My mom. She was a hard-working single parent, and raised two children.

FAVORITE AUTHOR:  Neil Simon.

BOOK ON MY NIGHT STAND: “Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain

I AM LISTENING TO: “The Tech Guy” with Leo Laporte oodcast; “Car Talk” on NPR; and “Dan Le Batard Show” on ESPN.

FAVORITE MOVIE/ LAST MOVIE WATCHED:  “The Natural” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

FAVORITE TV SHOW:  “Seinfeld.”

FAVORITE SONGS:  Most of the Beatles and U2. My current favorite is “Either Way” by Chris Stapleton.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD:  Haluski (noodles, cabbage and onions).

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Twitter.

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Kindness and something we call “the heart of hospitality” here at the Ocean House.

PET PEEVE: People who want their car valeted but take their keys with them.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “There are two types of people in the world — those that put away their shopping carts and those who don’t.” 

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Nights at the beach

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: A baseball cap and iced green tea

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I brew beer at home and I’m a bit of a tech geek.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: My mom always said sit in the front row (in school). It kept me out of trouble and helped me get better grade.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Put your shopping cart away.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Ensure all children had a safe place to live, had access to three healthy meals a da,y and were able to get a good education.

I DRIVE A: Blue 2007 Toyota Camry.

I WISH I DROVE A: My wish comes true almost every day. (I get to drive and park a lot of wonderful cars for guests at the Ocean House).

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Chicken nuggets for my daughter; and my hometown brew, Yuengling.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: My mom and daughter Abby. Abby didn’t get to know her, unfortunately, but I know they would have enjoyed each other’s company. I would love to sit back and listen to them talk and tell stories. 

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

Editor’s note: The Ocean House Collection is offering its very first limited edition plush toy named “Kevin,” in honor of Kevin, the longest tenured bellman at the Ocean House. Proceeds from the sale of the toy will go to children and families in need through grants by the Ocean House Fund. “Kevin the Snowbellman” toys are $65 and available at the Ocean House or online at  oceanhouseri.com/product/snow-bellman

 

 


 
 
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