RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Bringing farming to Stone Acres Farm in a whole new way.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Being outdoors.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My baby girl, Iris.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being pretty even-keeled.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Learn Spanish.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Other than a phone and a wallet? The remnants of whatever project I was doing last.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: I had no idea!
PERSON WHO OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: Hurricane Charlie changed the entire course of my life, eventually leading me to cross paths with my wife, Mel, who has been the most influential person.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: John Steinbeck
I AM READING: “IQ84,” by Haruki Murakami.
I AM LISTENING TO: Kweku Collins.
FAVORITE MOVIE: “Attack The Block.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Bob’s Burgers.”
FAVORITE PET: My dog Ami.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Bruschetta.
AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: I take a photo for Instagram every other week or so.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty.
PET PEEVE: Tiny buttons on baby clothes.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.” — Sir Arthur Eddington
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: There are plenty of places to find great food. Also, of course, the ocean.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Routine.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m pretty well colorblind but went to school for fine arts and did a lot of painting.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Don’t flake on commitments.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Do what you need to do.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Conduct a sweeping empirical study to determine the most effective strategies to optimize quality of life for the world as a whole, and then execute the plan.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Give most of it away.
I DRIVE A: Green ’96 Toyota pickup.
I WISH I DROVE A: Restored 1980s Toyota pickup.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Milk, beer, mustard (also fresh veggies).
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My grandma.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro