Educated at: Class of '99 Gettysburg High School, HACC-Gettysburg Campus
Family: Father, Donald; Mother, Wendy; brothers, Bradley, Darin and Shawn; sister Chelsea, four awesome nephews, one sassy niece and a brand new great nephew
Job: Vice President, Adams County Economic Development Corporation
Job's reward: Playing a role to improve the quality of life where I live
What I hate about my job: Delinquent loan collection
Very first job was: Chief popcorn maker at the Majestic Theater circa 1995
Favorite food: Chocolate and potato chips
Pets: Bubba, 4-year-old American Pitbull and four hermit crabs
Hero: My sister, SSgt. Chelsea Kemper, serving our United States Air Force
Hobbies: Wedding makeup
Pet peeves: Procrastination and close-mindedness
You collect: Memories I de-clutter often
Best friend: Apryl Flohr, Melissa Miller, Robin Fitzpatrick
Would like to have witnessed what event in history? Pennsylvania's industrial revolution
Event that changed your life: My interview with Adams County Economic Development Corporation
Your scariest moment: Driving in New York City traffic, I don't believe I'll do that again
Your first memory: Our family's Great Pyrenees Wolfhound, "Pippen"
Trait inherited from parents: Father - quick wit and work ethic; Mother - my curls and attitude
Piece of advice that you live by: Do unto others
Who needs a hug? Educators, they deserve it!
Favorite reading/author: Biographies only, I am void of any imagination.
Favorite spot on earth: Cococay and Driftwood, Pa., at our family's cabin, Tom's Creek Rod and Gun Club
Website you visit most: Google
Would like concert tickets to see: The Rockettes on Broadway
One bad habit: Worry-wart
3 items on your bucket list: Retire, travel, retire
Five minutes with: My Grandmother, Mary Francis (Reever) Dick
What skill or lesson would you like to learn? Delegation and public speaking
What would people find surprising about you? I'm sort of a hermit
What would make this world a better place? More compassion and cooperation
What is the best piece of news you received lately that you would like to share? My recent promotion to vice president and celebrating 16 years at ACEDC. I'm thankful every day to work in a career that I truly enjoy.
How would you like to be remembered? Loyal and true.
- By Alex J. Hayes, Gettysburg Times managing editor