OCCUPATION: Music director and board operator at WBLQ.
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Pawcatuck.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Adding new songs to the WBLQ playlist.
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Visiting friends at the many wonderful businesses in downtown Westerly and Pawcatuck.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Going to California with Chris DiPaola to CBS television city in 2000 to see "The Price Is Right" with host Bob Barker.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being happy and being friendly to everybody.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Go to Wrestlemania.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Cellphone.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Game show announcer like my heroes Rod Roddy and Johnny Olson.
PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: Mom and Dad, and also my caretaker Gail because without her I would not be able to still live in Pawcatuck today.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: Randy West.
BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "Emergency: Behind the Scenes."
I AM LISTENING TO: "Chicago 17."
FAVORITE MOVIE: "The Wrestler" starring Mickey Rourke.
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: "Adam 12," "Dragnet," and "Emergency."
FAVORITE SONG: "Synchronicity II," by The Police.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Chex Mix.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Happiness.
PET PEEVE: When people pick on other people.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: "Come on down!"
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: All the the wonderful and friendly people who live here.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My drumsticks.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I taught myself how to run the equipment at WBLQ by watching over the shoulders of the other board ops. I surprised Chris and Lorren by playing a song on air without permission but rather than getting mad, Chris gave me a job and i've been with WBLQ since 1999.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Never let people bring you down and stay happy no matter what.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: No matter what challenges you may face in life, you can do anything if you try hard.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make sure everybody had a nice place to live.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Buy myself a nice Armani suit.
I DRIVE A: I don't drive.
I WISH I DROVE A: 1969 Plymouth Belvedere.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Ginger ale with lemonade.
IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: My mom, dad and brother Jerry. I miss them dearly.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro