Where did you work before McDaniel?
I was working at George Mason University in Virginia as an Assistant Writing Director. I also taught and directed a summer camp for kids this year.
What’s your education? Degrees, etc?
I majored in English and got my Bachelor’s from Penn State. I also got my MFA in Creative Writing-Nonfiction at George Mason University. At the moment, I am not pursuing my PhD.
What is your favorite part of or place in Westminster so far?
Well, right now, my screened-in back porch for the most part. My old one was awful. My wife always tried to grow tomatoes on the porch but everything died because it was near a highway. I have enjoyed discovering Baugher’s and Hoffman’s though.
- 1. The Black Stallion—by Francis Ford Coppola
- 2. The Empire Strikes Back
Probably the most influential book for me is Lord of the Rings.
Photography, music, spending a lot of time outdoors, museums, and art shows
R-Patz or K-Stew?
I don’t know. I feel like this is dangerous territory. I think in Hollywood relationships there are no winners.
Super Bowl Pick?
I think the Steelers will win, but don’t care if they do or not. I keep up with movie news more [than sports] though and music news. I am not too hipster to admit I follow Pitchfork.
What is your favorite procrastination method?
If I am super stressed out, I will clean and organize. Usually I pull out my guitar though and do some rock n’ roll for a little while.
If you could be a super villain, which one would you be?
I am tempted to say Vadar, but . . . I am a huge Firefly/Serenity fan. Actually, we’ll go with this. Secretly I wish I could sing and dance like Dr. Horrible.