A. In an alternate life, I’d like to have been a neuropsychologist. I also love to cook and at one point my wife asked if I’d like to ditch pharmacy and go to culinary school. Who knows, maybe I could have been another Emeril Lagasse.
A. My greatest achievement? It’s having gotten married at 20 years old, making it through years of college while married, and having just celebrated my 40th anniversary. That allowed me to have three great kids and two grand kids. They all love me and it just doesn’t get any better than that.
Q. What is your greatest memory at Pacific?
A. In 2012 during the fall semester, I found out I had kidney cancer. One day a class rep stopped me in the hall and handed me a card and told me that I should wait and read it at home. Good thing I did. So many students had signed it with prayers and well wishes that no room was left. The class of 2014 will forever be in my memory, and the card is always in my Bible so that I can read it again when I need encouragement.
Q. What are the pros and cons of working in your field?
A. On the upside you get a chance to really make a difference in people’s lives. On the downside I’d hoped pharmacy would have moved forward more as a clinical profession.
Q. What song best describes your work ethic?
A. I have a tendency toward workaholism. One of my favorite songs is Working Man by the band Rush. I try very hard to balance my life and make sure the non-pharmacy things on my bucket list get addressed. I’m trimming things back to make sure I have fun along the way.