Featured Member: Mike Tucker
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
When did you first join the ski club? 1998
Favorite ski resort? Whistler, British Columbia
What’s the best trip (traveling wise) you ever had?
Cortina Italy. I fell in love with the country and language, so much that I spent three years learning the language.
If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?
You would think I'd say Italy after my last answer, but I would like to give Switzerland a try for one year.
Are you a member of any other clubs or organizations?
I play golf weekly with the Nashville Seniors Invitational Golf Association.
What’s your favorite seat on an airplane?
I'm ambidextrous, I'll sit in either the aisle or window.
How many countries have you visited outside the US?
Do you have any pets? What are their names?
One mixed breed rescue dog, named Teagan, which in Irish means poet, but can also mean beautiful or perfect.
Did you have a stuffed animal as a child? What was its name?
My childhood stuffed animal was a panda bear named Andy.
What is your favorite zoo animal?
Panda bears of course. When I lived in D.C. I loved going to the National Zoo to see the Panda bears.
What is your favorite candy or treat?
I'll never turn down a Reese's Peanutbutter Cup.
What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
If it's weird I won't eat it, though once I did eat alligator. Is that weird?
What is your favorite dessert?
German Chocolate cake, which I never get because my wife doesn't like it.
What is your favorite hobby?
Skiing if you consider something done once or twice a year a hobby.
What are your other favorite sports to participate in?
What are your favorite sports to watch?
Where and when would you time-travel, if it were possible?
I wouldn't travel back in time because this is the best there is so far and I wouldn't travel into the future because who knows what's going to happen ten or twenty years from today. It could be the middle of Armageddon or a dystopian society.
What show did you binge watch embarrassingly fast?
What movie can you rewatch over and over again?
Two equal favorites: Dr. Zhivago and La La Land.
What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas. It is two days after our wedding anniversary. The closeness of the two makes for a special time.
What is your favorite job you’ve ever had?
What I do now. Write novels and short stories.
Who is your favorite cartoon character and why?
Roadrunner. He always wins.
What dance move are you secretly awesome at?
I'm most awesome when not dancing!