Q: What’s on your summer reading list?
A: I’m a music nerd. I’m a lifelong musician, and I am a huge Beatles fan. So, right now I’m reading a book called, “Dreaming the Beatles.” And then I have a Prince biography I’m about to start.
Q: If you were stranded on an island with only three movies, what would they be?
A: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Rocky” and “Eternal Sunshine in the Spotless Mind.”
Q: What spurs your creativity?
A: For me, music, specifically drums, is my source of creativity. I play R&B, funk and soul music, like James Brown, Bruno Mars and Prince. I’ve played the drums since I was 3, the piano since I was 14 and, most recently, I started learning to play the ukulele.
Q: What’s something your friends would say about you?
A: I don’t talk unless I’m passionate. I don’t feel like it does any good to just go through the motions. Give me the opportunity to speak in front of a group of people, lead a team, teach a class or perform on stage, and I’m in my natural element.
Q: How has music shaped who you are?
A: The path of how I ended up in this industry is really linear to me playing the drums. I wanted to be a performer and own a record label, then I wanted to play music for commercials, then I realized I wanted to write the commercials, and that’s how I got into advertising.