OCCUPATION: Program coordinator at the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Warwick.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Last week, it was finishing up my final semester at URI’s Graduate School of Library & Information Studies. This week, it’s planning the summer animation programs.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Listening to music while I’m reading.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: The stop-motion animated film we made at the library last summer in my tween program, “Animation Nation.”
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being helpful and a team player.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Now that I’ve graduated, Visit New Orleans.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: A pen, scraps of paper, and my keys.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: An actor.
PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My wife, Eleanor Deredita.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: Terry Pratchett.
I AM READING: “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill.
I AM LISTENING TO: “From Elvis in Memphis,” by Elvis Presley, and “Two Steps From the Blues,” by Bobby Bland.
FAVORITE MOVIES: “Mr. Smith goes to Washington,” “Casablanca,” and Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” a favorite since I was a kid.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Star Trek.” (the original)
FAVORITE PET: Indy, my cat.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Lasagna.
AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: 0
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty.
PET PEEVE: When people jump to conclusions without gathering all of the facts.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” — Bob Dylan, 1965.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Westerly Library and Wilcox Park.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Westerly Library and Wilcox Park.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: Everything. I am little known.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Go back to school (from my wife).
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Go back to school (learning is good).
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make education and health care free.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Hire a housekeeper, a gardener, and a handyman.
I DRIVE A: Black 2012 Toyota Prius C.
I WISH I DROVE A: Convertible – any kind.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Cheese.
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Bob Dylan
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro