OCCUPATION: Airline pilot.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Born in Washington, D.C., raised and grew up in Westerly.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: My layover in New Delhi, India.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Boating with my daughter and friends.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being a dad.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a great father and a person who loved his life with love and compassion.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Flying a P-51 Mustang.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Nothing. I don’t like anything in my pockets.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A famous rock guitarist, of course. LOL. After vacillating through my early 20s, I eventually decided to pursue my other dream of becoming a pilot.
PERSON WHO INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My father, although I lost him when I was only 19. I knew if I could accomplish half of what he did, I would be successful.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: No favorite. I read mostly science and philosophy.
I AM READING: “Settle for More,” by Megyn Kelly.
I AM LISTENING TO: Def Leppard ... yes, I am stuck in the ’80s.
FAVORITE MOVIE OR LAST MOVIE WATCHED: “Arrival.” Great plot!
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “How the Universe Works.”
FAVORITE PET: My childhood poodle, Missy.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Shepherd’s pie on a cold winter’s night.
AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: An hour a week.
TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Humility and integrity.
PET PEEVE: Rude/disrespectful people.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: We’ve got the best boating in the country ... and the Westerly Yacht Club.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Family and friends.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m shy.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: You can accomplish anything you put your mind to.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Live every day like it’s your last.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Eradicate starvation, poverty, racism and war.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Mentally prepare for the tax bill.
I DRIVE A: 2014 gray Honda Accord.
I WISH I DROVE A: Mercedes.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Milk.
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Albert Einstein, of course.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro