What is your favorite part about being a Sr. Statistician and BI Consultant at KS&R?
I really can't decide between the diverse problem solving and the team I get to work with to solve those problems. Finding creative solutions to address unique business needs, where no two are ever the same, really keeps my work fresh and exciting. This feeds directly into the daily collaboration and thoughtful problem solving conversations had within our Marketing Sciences Team where we work to implement these creative solutions. This one-two punch is what I love about my work here at KS&R.
What are a few basic fundamentals you follow when it comes to being a dad, husband, friend, etc.?
Spending quality time, not just time, with my wife and kids helps me reset, and has opened my eyes to appreciate the little things. The other is to just have fun. Life is too short to take everything seriously.
If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?
As an avid Bills fan, it would be great if it was Jim Kelly.
What was cool when you were young, but isn't cool now?
I grew up during the Beanie Baby craze, when people would bet their life savings on those stuffed animals. Now that they have lost nearly all value, I find I'm giving what's left of the collection I once had to my children to beat up and throw around.
What's the worst thing you've eaten out of politeness?
While out to dinner with some family, someone ordered sea urchin for the table, prepared in the shell. Don't get me wrong, I am adventurous when it comes to food, but after the first bite, I knew it was going to be tough to finish.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Even though it isn't the healthiest choice, I'd have to go with a catfish burrito from Alto Cinco. That is my all-time favorite local Syracuse meal, and I'd certainly be happy if that's all I could ever eat.
How many times does it take for you to listen to a song that you love before you actually hate it instead?
I'm one of those people that will listen to the same album on repeat for weeks on end without ever getting sick of it. It normally takes me a couple hundred listens before I'm ready to move on.
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Justin Long is the obvious choice here. Striking resemblance when my hair is a bit longer.
What is one thing you will never do again?
When I was in college, a group of friends and I went to Times Square to watch the ball drop for New Year's Eve. It was the right decision at the time, and a great experience to see it in person, but cramming into a large crowd with no bathrooms for 8 hours is not something I plan to do in the future.