AGE: 58.

OCCUPATION: Insurance agency owner.

RESIDENCE: Westerly.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Westerly.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Dealing with the implications of COVID-19 like everyone else.

I AM COPING WITH LIFE IN THE AGE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BY: Who said I am coping?

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My kids and the fact that I've had two wonderful partners in my life; Angie and Jen.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: A golf trip to Ireland with my good friends.

I ALWAYS CARRY: Cell phone and keys.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A major league baseball player.

MY HEROES ARE: No heroes, just a lot of people I respect and admire.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: James Patterson.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "The President is Missing," by James Patterson.

SONGS ON MY PLAYLIST: Everything BUT country.

FAVORITE MOVIE: "Shawshank Redemption" and "Step Brothers."

FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Seinfeld."

FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.

FAVORITE SONG/GENRE OF MUSIC: Old school rap and '90s grunge.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Pizza.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: None!

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Accountability — when people take responsibility for their own actions and sincerity — if you give someone your word, you have to always come through.

PET PEEVES:  Impatience and misspelled words.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: "Get busy living or get busy dying." — Stephen King.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The tight-knit community we live in.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I'm deathly afraid of heights but went skydiving on my 50th birthday and loved it!

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: "Always do what's best for your client without thinking of what's best for you."

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Just be kind.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Do what's best for mankind and the environment without any politics involved.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Pay off all the debts for my family and close friends.

I DRIVE A:  Blue 2019 Infiniti QX50.

I WISH I DROVE A: 2021 Tesla — it's a rocket!

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Me!

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My late wife, Angie. We have a lot to catch up on.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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