Adam Boyer

Adam Boyer (Darryl Wheeler/Gettysburg Times)

Age: 26

Lives: outside of York Springs

From: outside of York Springs there's no place like home

Educated at: Bermudian Springs High School, Penn State, and Villanova Law School

Family: Unhappily single

Job: I'm serving as Land Conservation Coordinator for the Land Conservancy of Adams County while Sarah Kipp is taking some time off to travel

Job's reward: Knowing that what I do every day helps protect Adams County's working farms, scenic landscapes, and special qualities for years to come

What I hate about my job: Dealing with unnecessary federal paperwork and red tape

Very first job was: Stocking shelves at Weiser's fruit stand on Route 15

Favorite food: Anything with peanut butter

Pets: One outdoor cat, and hopefully a dog soon

Hero: The average American farmer who feeds more people than ever before while under heightened scrutiny and in the midst of an ever-changing regulatory landscape

Hobbies: Golfing, reading, playing the piano, going to Penn State sports events, and spending time with family and friends

Pet peeves: Rudeness, arrogance, and people who manipulate facts to get their way

Collects: I have an impressive dust bunny collection under my bed. Does that count?

Best friend: Vijay Nainani, my fraternity brother and one of the most hilarious people I know

Would like to have witnessed what event in history: The sinking of the Titanic (preferably from the safety of a lifeboat)

Event that changed your life: I can't really think of anything specific; I must lead a boring life

Scariest moment: Going to the emergency room after I jumped off a very high yacht and fell into shallow water in Florida. It's quite the story!

Your first memory: Going to the Pennsylvania Farm Show

Trait inherited from parents: My hatred of inefficiency and the ability to do good vocal impressions of others

Piece of advice that you live by: "Nothing very good or very bad ever lasts very long"

Who needs a hug? My parents, I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for them!

Favorite reading/author: I'll read almost anything non-fiction, but I especially enjoy reading books and articles about history and public policy

Favorite spot on earth: Upstate Pennsylvania on a clear fall day

Website you visit most: Onwardstate.com (not during work hours, of course!)

Would like concert tickets to see: Billy Joel

One bad habit: I'm a germaphobe at times, but I'm trying to break myself of that

3 items on your bucket list: Visit and tour every state - not just drive through them on the way to somewhere else, somehow snag a seat on the Penn State Board of Trustees (it's technically a volunteer position but they get some pretty nice perks), and do something political

Five minutes with: My great-grandparents, many of them died when I was very young

What skill or lesson would you like to learn? I took a lot of foreign language credits in college but lost some of my skills due to lack of use. I'd love to recapture some of what I used to know

What would people find surprising about you? I was once ten feet away from Barack Obama and somehow didn't notice him

What would make this world a better place? If people would truly listen to an opponent's perspective and point of view rather than dismissing him/her out of hand

What is the best piece of news you received lately that you would like to share? I learned two weeks ago that I passed the Pennsylvania bar exam!

How would you like to be remembered? As somebody who acted for the greater good and not just in my own self-interest

- By Alex J. Hayes, Times Managing Editor

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.