OCCUPATION: Arborist, landscaper, tree surgeon
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Westerly
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Being president at the Calabrese Club
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With friends and family
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Building my business up to be the best in the area.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a nice guy.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Italy. Cannot wait to go back.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: A few bucks.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Tree guy like my dad.
PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My father.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: William Blades O'Reilly
BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "Patton"
I AM LISTENING TO: The blues
FAVORITE MOVIE: "The Godfather"
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "Stronger"
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Wheel of Fortune"
FAVORITE SONG: "My Way," by Frank Sinatra
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Fritos
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty
PET PEEVE: When people tell stories that are not true.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Gotta make a move!”
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: How safe Westerly is.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My wife, Rita, our kids and our grandchildren.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I like to cook.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Don’ t sweat the small stuff.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: To teach what I’ve learned.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make everyone equal.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Travel all around the world.
I DRIVE A: Silver 2009 GMC truck.
I WISH I DROVE A: GMC 2018 truck.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Gatorade and Coors Lite.
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My dad.
IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: My mother and father. They died when they were very young.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro