Get to know Casey

The best way to get to know someone is usually over a cup of joe or a pint. Being that you are here, and trying to get some insight into me, I figure you really want to know the deep stuff. So let's get into with a game of "Would you Rather..." and maybe, just maybe, you will get to know me a little better.

Would you rather…

Read on an Ipad or paperback book?

IPad is how I consume most of my written word, but honestly, I have heard more books on Audible than I have read in the last 5 years.

Go to a play or musical?

Musicals - I love going to these with my wife. American Idiot, Spamalot, Rent, Book of Mormon, West Side Story, Fiddler on the roof, Phantom of the Opera,

Go to the theater or a movie?

The theater is always a better experience but I like renting the Stereo Systems for epic action movies.

Hike or bike?

Bike. I have actually completed a few 60+ mile organized road rides including Livestrong in Austin, TX and Bstrong in Boulder, CO. I also helped organize and road in the Ride 4 Yellow Mountain Bike Ride in Steamboat Springs CO.

Wear jeans or chinos?

Jeans... Daily.

Have a Margarita or Pina Colada?

I don't drink often but when I do I would take Rum over Taquila every time.  So, Pina Colada, on a beach out of a coconut of course! Margs are for Happy Hour only.

Drink a glass of Guinness or Fat Tire?

If I have to have a beer, I would chew down a Guinness.

Watch, Star Wars, or Star Trek?

I hate having to choose! Star Trek TNG and on I love. Not so much the original series. I love all the Star Wars movies and the Force religious conversations.

Crash with friends or stay in a hotel?

Hotel, I love my friends, but I really love staying in hotels. Goes back to my days of travel in Corp America.

Visit Europe or Mexico?

Europe, Europe, Europe.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?

Hawaii... ohana, beaches, lava, malasadas, the weather, my super happy place.

Go skiing or snowshoeing?

Skiing, since I was 2. Skiing.

Travel by plane, train, or automobile?

European Frist Class Bullet Trains, worth the extra few Euros.

Enjoy a houseboat or speedboat?

Cruise Ship personally.

Go climbing or zip lining?

Zip Lining, my favorite spot was in Puerto Rican Rain Forest.

Go to a comedy club or dance club?

Comedy Club, because there is no sound better than my wife's laugh.. that deep out loud belly laugh.

Have a night out or evening in?

A night out, taking on an adventure, even if I have to be dragged out to do it.

Watch TV or read a book?

Watch TV, Something is always on the DVR.

Go canoeing or waterskiing?

Canoeing. Always had a hard time getting up on water skis... funny as snow skiing I love.

Camp in an RV or stay in a tent?

RV... Thanks to my parents for teaching me about this at a young age. No thanks to sleeping on the ground.

Use Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook for my older friends, Twitter for the kids I coach and tech friends, Insta for the Little Dog.

Choose a free trip or money?

Always take the trip, money is too easily spent or given away.

Win the lottery or find your perfect job?

If you find the perfect job or role in life, have you won the lottery.

Swim in a pool or the ocean?

The ocean is the best, but from a boat, not just from the beach.

Travel by sailboat or cruise ship?

I LOVE SAILING, but I love where cruise ships take me.

Watch sports or play sports?

As long as it is soccer, it doesn't matter.

Play dodgeball or kickball?

Dodgeball! No standing around waiting for something to happen... This is like asking Soccer or Baseball. See answer above for my answer to that one.

Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?

My wife if we could never leave or someone who has build a boat out of trees before, if we can get off the island. Is Moana a choice? She seems like she could help.

If money was no object, what would you do all day?

Help others to make their thing happen. Nothing feels better than being a part of someone's happiness.

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?

Australia, because all the people I have ever met from there are awesome!

What is your favorite memory?

Riding away from my wedding with my wife in the jumper seat of a Model A.

What was your favorite activity in gym class?

Pinball... it was a game that combined dodgeball, with wheel cart, medics, a big orange cone and a wiffleball.

What has been your biggest challenge?

Weight. (In 2018, I have lost more than 40 lbs, but I really miss Pizza!)

What is your biggest success up until now?

Completing The B Strong 60 mile bike ride in the mountains around Boulder CO. It was a personal adventure that only I could make happen and succeed or fail at. I have done other 60+ mile rides, but this one was one I did not know what I was getting into. HUGE climbs, fast downhills in the rand and I didn't know a single person. Crashed for the first time on a bike and still finished. I rode away with some awesome friendships.

What does your perfect day look like?

Wake up, in a home, ocean side, family breakfast on the lanai, walk the dog on the beach, head to a coffee shop for the perfect pour over and get a little "work" done. Meet a few new people at the coffee shop, head home. Go for a bike ride by the ocean. Come home for a siesta. Log in to get a little more work done. Pick up the kids from school and take them to the soccer field to coach a game. Meet my wife out for a drink and dinner after the game with the kids. Meet up with friends at an outdoor restaurant for a few drinks and great conversation.  Head home to sleep in my own bed next to my amazing wife.

University or life experience, which do you feel best prepares you for life?

University teaches you how to learn, life teaches you everything you learn still has to be applied.

What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?

How to do your taxes.

If you were to create a piece of art, what would the subject be?

Nature, through the camera lens.

What one thing would you change if you had to do it over?

Keep riding my bike in the winters.

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?

This is a great question for Dr. Who. Just to visit, I would love to have seen ancient Rome or Greece.