Q: What have you learned from working at AK?
From working at AK, I’ve learned the value of owning and taking pride in one’s role at work, the importance of taking responsibility both when things go great and when things go awry, and the benefits of working with a tight-knit family of people each and every day.
Q: What is playing in your car right now?
Cake by the Ocean by DNCE
Q: What is your best achievement?
Up to this point, it is a two-way tie between graduating college and earning a full-time position with AK.
Q: What is a hidden talent you have?
I play the guitar, which not everyone knows. I’m no Jimmy Hendrix, but I started playing when I was 13 and still play every once in a while.
Q: In 5 years you hope to…?
In 5 years, I hope to have had the chance to travel around the world (or at least to Asia).
Q: What is the best advice you have been given?
If you have a goal, assume that it will take twice as long and take twice as much effort as you think it will, and apply your efforts accordingly in order to make your goal a reality.
Q: What would you do with $1,000,000?
I would hire a financial advisor and invest the bulk of it. I’d also buy my parents a lake cabin, get myself a Dodge Challenger and give a sizable charitable donation.
Q: If you could start your own business, what would it be?
It would either be a brewery, a MMA and fitness training center, or a hockey apparel e-commerce website/blog.
Q: What is the best gift you have been given?
Having been born in the US of A.
Q: If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to & what would you do?
I would travel back to 2005 when I was in 9th grade to avoid having to go to summer school. That, or the 100s B.C. to shadow ancient Greek philosophers for a month.
Q: What is your favorite tradition you have?
Each year at Christmas, my parents and I fly out to Boston to see my mom’s side of the family. That’s probably my favorite tradition that we do each year.
Q: What is your favorite AK memory?
My favorite AK memory is probably the Big Climb in 2014. We were all completely gassed after running (mostly walking) up 96 flights of stairs, but we had a great time and enjoyed an awesome breakfast afterward.