What's your favorite color, and why?
My favorite color is black. I'm a metal head at heart, and 99 percent of t-shirts are black.
What's your favorite candy?
Bottle caps, especially the root beer flavored ones.
What is your favorite movie quote?
"This is the AK-47, the preferred weapon of the enemy. It makes a distinct sound when fired, so remember it." said by Clint Eastwood from the movie "Heartbreak Ridge"
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
My super power would be the ability to heal wounds and save a life. Superman can fly and dodge bullets, Batman has cool gadgets and can kick butt. Neither was able to save the ones they loved. I'm a big family person; I love my family and would do anything for them.
What would you do if you won $1 million?
Pay off all of my family’s debt. Then I would put away the remainder into savings for my children.
Who inspires you, and why?
It would be my favorite mentor, my father-in-law. He has always been there to guide me through my career and help with personal issues. We share a unique bond which I have not found with any other person. I one day hope to be just like him, to be there for someone as he's been there for me.
What is your best military memory?
My best military memory would have to be when my squadron commander, Maj. Fairchild, presented my Good Conduct and my first U.S. Air Force Achievement Medal. I was leaving my first duty assignment at Offutt Air Force Base and it was literally the day before I planned to start driving to Alabama. He came to me and stated that I needed to pull my service dress out of the moving truck and be at work at 7 a.m. the next day. I didn't know what to think. I spent four or five hours digging for my service coat that night. When I showed up that next morning, I was escorted to the auditorium and showed my seat in the front row. Maj. Fairchild stood up and addressed the squadron stating they were all there to say goodbye to an amazing Airman, me. Then he presented both medals. Shortly after all the handshakes, I changed clothes in the bathroom and started my 16-hour trip.
What do you want people to know about you?
I've always been a people person. The one thing I want people to know is that I'm here to help. I've jump started a co-worker’s car in the snow, fixed countless technical issues and even taken someone to the airport at 4 a.m. I get more joy out of helping others than just coming to work, doing my daily tasks and leaving for the day. If you need assistance with something, please ask.