You have three sentences to tell your story. Go:
I grew up around Boston, eventually ended up in Maine, and now I’m back in Boston. I never did particularly well in school, or with authority figures in general, so starting this company was my only realistic option for long-term employment. I have a borderline-unhealthy obsession with golf which impairs many different aspects of my life, but it’s the cross I bear.
What’s your favorite non-cider activity in the cider house?
I love those rare times when everything is off and it’s dead silent and there’s like 4 of us left and we go into the cooler and open a bottle/can of something good. It’s like we were running all day and then we get to stop and smell the roses.
If you are fired tomorrow, what will you be doing next week?
Hopefully I’d be axed in the morning. If so, I’d hop on the next flight to Salt Lake City, catch the shuttle to Snowbird, and be huckin’ my meat down Baldy before the day is done. The next day I’d get a job as a ski instructor, grow a beard (in one day, yes), accumulate a weird smell about me, and live out my days as a hairy, smelly ski bum.
What alcoholic beverage is most frightening to you?
Tequila shots. The smell of limes alone makes me queasy.
If you could bring one person onto the Downeast team who would it be and why?
Bill Belichick. BB is head and shoulders above his peers in terms of success. He’s a winner, and in my book, winning doesn’t have boundaries. Winners win, despite the specifics of the challenges faced.