1. Jan. 10 is Hammock Day for you. How long have you been with Hammock Publishing?
I started Jan. 10, 2000, so this is my sixth year.
2. What do you remember most about your first day at Hammock?
Well, at the Monday meeting, after being introduced, Will Weaver spilled my coffee and I thought “this is not a good start.” However, later that day our creative director did ask me to retouch one of the covers to Connect magazine. The issue was promoting a show on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit models, and the cover image was a far cry from what I did previously, which was a magazine on business relocation.
3. If you didn’t work at Hammock Publishing, what do you think you would be doing?
I’ve always had a passion for cooking. If I wasn’t an art major in school, then I would have gone to culinary school.
4. What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
The Bugs Bunny and Road Runner show.
5. What CD do you have in your truck right now?
Boston’s first album and Blues Brothers’ Briefcase Full of Blues.
6. What was your most memorable day at Hammock?
Patrick Burns
I will admit working at Hammock has some GREAT perks. First I would have to say the day that Hammock employees were invited to the Nashville Speedway to participate in the Farve/Jarrett driving experience. Lucky for me, we promoted the school in one of our magazines. I got to drive 10 laps in a NASCAR racecar, and they even had a video camera in the car where they tape you driving. I purchased the tape for evidence. That was a great experience.
A close second is being able to go to the CMA awards at the Grand Old Opry.
7. What’s your favorite reality TV show?
Would you ever participate? The Apprentice. Yeah I’d give it a shot, but I don’t think I’d ever live in New York city though.
8. If you could travel this summer to any country in the world, where would you go?
Well if it was up to my wife and me, we would both say Australia, however, I have always wanted to visit the Emerald Isle, go figure!
9. Where did you grow up?
Westfield, Mass., and yes I do miss a good snow once in a while.
10. If you could switch places with any other Hammock employee for one day, who would it be and why?
Bill Hudgins, because he’s got a way with words.