I am most thankful for my family and friends.
My favorite things about November are the leaves turning color, college football (Go Hoos!) and hosting Thanksgiving gathering at our house.
When I am looking for inspiration, I turn to my dad, friends or take my plane for a ride.
My hidden talent is playing guitar and being a flight instructor.
I know this to be true: True wealth is measured by family and friends.
The most important lesson I have ever learned is anything in life worth doing takes time, practice and passion.
Something I regularly do to make this world a better place is promoting STEM concepts for youth. I am president of the Williamsburg Aviation Scholarship Program that provides scholarships to local high schoolers looking to earn their pilot’s license. I am also past president of the Virginia Air and Space Science Center, where we just finished a major interior renovation and installed a young learners exploration gallery.
If I had an unexpected day off, I would fly to a southeast location. My wife and I recently enjoyed Beaufort, North Carolina, and Jekyll Island, Georgia.
The best way to relax is to bike, boat, fly, strum or go for a paddle.
My Favorite Thanksgiving dish is the classic turkey and stuffing smothered in gravy.
I would do just about anything for my granddaughter, my kids or a slice of Boston Cream pie.
The best kept secret in Newport News dining is Hayashi’s — the bento box is the best lunch in town!
Something I have learned from being in construction is there is more than one way to solve a problem.