in His Own Words
What do you do (in 5 words or fewer)?
Dream, Design, Disseminate.
What's more important to you: to be right or to be liked?
Be liked. I'm perfectly flawed, and being right leaves very little room for creativity.
How many times a day do you check your email? Voicemail?
3 times. I'm mostly analog — good ol' fashioned pen and paper. I love handwritten letters and hearing people's voices over the phone. Wow I sound like an old man here.
Do you check your email while driving?
Of course not — that's dangerous! I just maintain my crossbow and juggle starved badgers. Anyone thats says yes here will get an earful.
Tell me about the happiest you've ever been.
Psst — it's happening right now — no joke and don't jinx it. I'm getting to live out my dreams as you are reading this.
If you had a time machine, what historical moment would you rewrite?
I'm really digging playing with changing the present.
What's the weirdest job you've ever had (before Free Range)?
Designing a headstone for Meryl Streep's mother, taxidermy of many animals, and some of the strangest portrait requests.
Who is your favorite Free Ranger to work with and why?
Oh brother, this question bites it. It's like when kids ask their parents who they love more -- so of course every single Free Ranger gets all my love. So here's a quick list.
Jonah: partner in crime on storytelling and brainstorming
Erica: the biggest heart and makes me almost pee in my pants with laughter
Ellen: lion hearted, lives the truth and will do anything to make sure we don't drown
Ben J: the peaceful/thoughtful warrior
Brad: always on the sunny smart side, and heavy lifting might
Melissa: she's an energizer bunny with brilliant drive and ideas
Liz: holds more in her mind than a gumball machine holds gumballs and does it all with a smile
Brandon: thought provoker
Dan: mastermind of keeping so many ships in the water afloat
Stoyan: my brother from another mother
Eric: a comedian with da Vinci's skills
Ruben: grounded and playful at the same time (super rare), not to mention a wizard
Annie: always game for a game and she takes super care of us all
Carni: my musician brother
Allie: will keep on your toes in the most loving way
Susan: don't let her adorable voice fool you — she's a powerhouse. all love, all smarts
Emily: she is a grand collector of information — so curious and spirited
Chris: ok this dude is a straight up sweetheart — does he ever get stressed?
Juliet: always has a song and a silly dance for you — plus she'll get any job done
Leila: the peaceful warrior. laser sharp with a big smile
Dylan: we are so lucky to have brilliance like this
Katie: we act like goofy kids together. oh yeah and she's a killer designer
Kathi: her art blows my mind every time
Amy: my teacher
Did I miss anyone? If so, news flash: I love you.