Position: Marketing and Business Development
Started at Laramy-K: 2003
What do you do at Laramy-K Optical?
Marketing and business development
What do you like best about working at Laramy-K Optical?
Working with my family, having the opportunity to be creative, and not having to wear pants
What is the craziest thing that has happened to you while working at Laramy-K Optical?
On a return flight from a business meeting, after the plane had stopped at the terminal and there was that silence after everyone has their bags waiting to deplane, my 3 year-old son looked up at me and announced to the capacity flight, "Daddy, you have a booger in your nose." People started to turn and smile. I quickly and discretely tried to take care of the problem (as if one can be discrete with a plane full of amused onlookers). He then exclaimed, "No, Daddy it's in your right nose!" I made another quick attempt to clear my nose with the tissue my wife handed me, only to hear, "You still have a booger in your nose, Daddy." By this time, the chuckling and laughter was spreading through the plane. I made one last desperate attempt to rid myself of the offending nose goblin. My son, now grinning ear-to-ear, suddenly realizing he had the attention of the entire plane, roared; "Now the booger is ON your nose, Daddy!"
That's alright, I get to tell all his friends when he grows up that he ate bird poop thinking it was snow.
What is the craziest thing that ever happened to you?
Years ago, I stopped one evening to pick up a friend for a night out on the town. I left the car running at the curb, and went up to knock on his door. He quickly answered the door, ready to go. As we started back towards the car I was shocked to see someone in my driver's seat. In disbelief, I sprinted toward the car, fist in the air, screaming obscenities (I was in the Navy at the time, so I knew a few), imagining myself flying through the open driver-side window and taking this guy's head off as I got closer to the car. Apparently, this was enough to startle the would-be car thief, since he popped the clutch and stalled the then-brand new 1991 Acura Integra. Knowing he didn't have time to start the car before he had what appeared to be 220 lbs of screaming maniac flying through the window (with friends close behind), he baled out the passenger door and disappeared into the night.
What is your favorite...
Food: Pretty much all of it
Drink: Diet Coke, Ketel One and tonic, St. Peter's English Ale
Music: Big Hair!
Movies: Chronicles of Riddick, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Last Samurai, The Incredibles, I Love You to Death, My Cousin Vinny, Crash
TV: Prison Break (first season), 24, Daily 3+ hour coverage of the Tour de France, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch
Sports: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts
Books: I like to read business books. Some of my favorites are Purple Cow by Seth Godin, Freakonomics by Steven Levitt, The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley, and Mavericks at Work by William Taylor.