Hometown: Great Neck, New York, on Long Island
When did you first join the ski club? We thought we were going to move to Nashville before we actually did, so I joined the ski club in 2022, before we’d moved from Oklahoma City. I wanted to get an idea of what kind of trips and activities were available to me in Nashville, as I’d been a member of the Oklahoma City ski club and had gone on a few trips with them.
Favorite ski resort? I skied at Vail with my father perhaps the first year it opened, or certainly soon after. Our family had been skiing in New England while I was growing up, skied at Aspen a few times, but once Vail opened, it became my family’s favorite resort. My parents, sisters and ultimately all our spouses and some of their families, kids and grandkids have skied there virtually every year for the past 45 years. Other favorite areas of mine are those operated by Canadian Mountain Holidays, a heli-ski operation.
What’s the best trip (traveling wise) you ever had?
It’s a tie. We went on a photo safari to Kenya and Tanzania, but cannot choose between it or a trip to Egypt, visiting the Nile Valley.
Are you a member of any other clubs or organizations?
Percy Priest Yacht Club here in Nashville and Caney Creek Yacht Club on Lake Texoma, a lake between Oklahoma and Texas.
What is your favorite hobby?
Sailing and skiing are my favorite hobbies.
How many countries have you visited outside the US?
Most countries in Europe, England, Kenya and Tanzania, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Kenya, Tanzania, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Tahiti, New Zealand, Egypt. I like to travel.
Do you have any pets? What are their names?
We have two dogs. Finn is a 12-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Ruby is a 5-month-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
What are your favorite sports to watch?
Big fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
What is your favorite dessert?
Apple pie a la mode.