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Ken Dumais, of Westerly at the Westerly Yacht Club, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. | Tim Martin,The Westerly Sun

AGE: 48.

OCCUPATION: Connecticut state hazard mitigation officer / Westerly Youth Soccer League president.

RESIDENCE: Westerly.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Pawcatuck (the other side of the river).

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Ending the fall soccer season, winterizing the boat, recovering from a dryer fire at our house.

I COPED WITH THE PANDEMIC BY: Spending time with my family outside as much as possible, skiing, boating, fishing, etc. 

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My wife, Andrea, and two wonderful young boys, Adam and Ryan.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Walking the sand flats in the Bahamas with my wife; lite tackle fishing for weeks on end.

I ALWAYS CARRY/WEAR: My phone and a hat.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: As a kid, an environmental scientist and because I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, a yacht captain.

MY HEROES ARE: All the great Moms and Dads out there.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: George R. R. Martin, JRR Tolkien and Mark Greaney.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: Audible on my phone with access to my audio library.

TOP THREE SONGS ON MY PLAYLIST: "Where the Boat Leaves From," by Zac Brown, "Yellow Ledbetter," by Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine.

LAST THREE SONGS I ASKED ALEXA/PANDORA/SPOTIFY TO PLAY: "Breadfan" by Metallica, "Say Hello 2 Heaven" by Temple of the Dog and "Santeria" by Sublime.

FAVORITE THREE MOVIES OF ALL TIME: "Gladiator," "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings."

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: "Premier League Mornings," "Monday night Football" "Game of Thrones."

FAVORITE RADIO STATION/SHOWS/PODCAST: WEEI 103.7, Dale Jr. Download, Joe Rogan Podcast, and ... I’m always open to new podcast suggestions.

TOP COMFORT FOOD: Ice cream.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I MOSTLY USE: Instagram.

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Caring, loyalty and being humble.

PET PEEVES: People who don’t spend time with their children.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The summer.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I love racing.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Treat people the way you want to be treated.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Cherish the time you have with family and close friends.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: There would be no clocks.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO: Anything I could to put smiles on kids’ faces.

I DRIVE A: 2019 Ram 1500.

I WISH I DROVE A: McLaren Senna or a Viking 92 yacht.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Milk.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Flip Pallet or Jose Wejebe if he were still alive.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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