David Salisbury


Age: 55

Lives: On a farm just outside Gettysburg

From: Baltimore

Educated at: Gettysburg College, University of Maryland — College Park

Family: Wife of 31 years, Cynthia; daughter, 26; son, 24

Job: Retired chemist; current hobby farmer and volunteer

Volunteer involvement: President of the Land Conservancy of Adams County

Job’s reward: Seeing our community come together for meaningful causes

Job’s frustrations: Never enough time

Very first job was: Lawn care, my first business

Favorite food: Pizza, of course, ever food group in one nice package

Pets: Several cats and goats

Hero: Any teacher

Hobbies: Biking, flying, singing, brewing, being outside in general

Pet peeves: Indecision

Collects: Memories

Best friend: My life partner and wife, Cynthia

Would liked to have witnessed what event in history: The American Revolution

Event that changed your life: My first child’s birth

Your scariest moment: Swimming in Southhampton, N.Y.

Your first memory: Third birthday party at my grandparents’ house in Baltimore

Trait inherited from parents: Kindness from mom, self-reliance from dad

Piece of advice that you try to live by: Listen twice as often as you speak (still working on it)

Who needs a hug? Everyone at some point, there is not enough of this going around.

Favorite reading/author: Charles Dickens

Favorite spot on earth: Here and where my friends are

Website you visit most: CNBC.com

Would like concert tickets to see: Eric Clapton

One bad habit: Worrying about things I cannot control

3 items on your bucket list: Ride across the United States on a bike, enjoy grandchildren someday, learn to speak French

Five minutes with: Jerry Seinfeld

What skill or lesson would you like to learn? Dancing is high on my list

What would people find surprising about you? I often like to be alone

What would make this world a better place? Less social media, more face-to-face, old school interaction

What is the best piece of news you received lately that you would like to share? Chemists have developed a feed additive (3-nitrooxypropanol) for cattle to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent. More than 7 percent of global greenhouse gases come from cattle.

How would you like to be remembered? As a good friend, husband, community leader

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