Favorite book, movie, and piece of music:

Favorite book is A Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Favorite movie is City of God. Favorite music is Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.

My last meal would be:

Definitely BBQ ribs with all the awesome side dishes like corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, etc.

Best advice I ever got:

“The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” — John Bingham (running philosopher)

First Concert Attended:

Steve Miller Band at On the Water Front.

If I've learned one thing it is:

No matter what, never lose sight of what you stand for. Integrity, hard work, and determination are pivotal for success.

The three people at your dream dinner would be:

Michael Jordan, William Shatner, and Charlie Chaplin. It would be very entertaining.

Favorite thing at an amusement park:

Definitely the Millennium Force ride at Cedar Point in Ohio. Foodwise: Dippin' Dots all the way.

My first car:

Super old Ford Escort hatchback. It was multiple colors.

My first job was:

Working at the Rockford Public Library in my hometown.

My favorite thing at home is:

My old school video game collection. Sega, Nintendo, I got it all.

The historical figure I most admire is:

Tie: Nelson Mandela and Gandhi. Both are incredible in their own right.

Web site I cannot live without:

ESPN score updates for all of the Chicago sport teams.

First beer:

Miller High Life in bottle form. The “Champagne of Beers” at its finest.