2. I enjoy the outdoors — hiking, camping and building fires— all stemming from my days and nights in the Boy Scouts.
3. Two years ago, I hit 2 hole in ones in the same round of golf. It was incredible and it will probably never happen again (I really hope it does though).
4. My favorite athlete will forever and always be Derek Jeter: class, grace under pressure, a through and through winner. GO YANKEES!
5. I was the last among my group of friends to get high-speed internet. Thinking about the dial-up days brings me mental pain. Now, I seek to always be in front of the technological curve.
6. To this day, the best cheeseburger I ever had was at Ferdi in Paris (sacrilegious I know).
7. My heritage is that of a global citizen…Russian, Italian, English, German and a touch of French Canadian.
8. One of my most rewarding experiences is being involved in the ACE Mentor Program of America. I along with a team of architects, construction personnel and fellow engineers educate high school students about the various aspects of design and construction. We seek to curate hands-on experiences for students, develop their curiosity and guide them to solve real-world problems and create innovative solutions.
9. I’m longing to get back to rowing and see if I still have the skills from High School, where I was team captain and a New Jersey State Champion. Maybe Lake Michie or Lake Wheeler will afford me some opportunities.
10. I have a hunger for knowledge and love to read. I especially enjoy thought provoking books utilizing real life examples, some of my favorites are: The Boys in the Boat about teamwork and overcoming odds and The Outsiders by William Thornd...
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... was “Leading Alignment and Agility” about how leaders build competitive advantage within their team/organization and utilize neuroscience-based techniques to unlock performance and adaptability within employees.
23. Three leaders who I deeply admire are: Elon Musk for his incredible intelligence, vision and passion, Jeff Bezos for his intense, relentless pursuit of excellence and Tim Cook for his uncompromising ethical principles.
24. I’ve worn the same watch every day for almost 3 years. It’s not an overly impressive watch, the leather is beaten up, the face is scratched, but it’s the last Christmas present my mother gave me before she passed. I will wear it until it completely falls apart and then probably a little more.
25. Two things I especially want to learn are how to fly a plane and the secret to great pit barbecue…maybe in my future North Carolina days.
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