What is your profession and why did you choose it?
Law – I chose it because I have always been interested in governance, politics and espionage. I thought it would be a great education for whatever I decided to do in my career. I never thought I would end up being a trial lawyer but that’s what happened.
How long have you owned your own business?
I started my firm in 1992.
What inspired you to own your own business?
I wanted to be self-employed. My Father was a business man and influenced me to do the same.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I have run 5 Marathons all in Boston Marathon Qualifying times. My last one 3 years ago I ran with an artificial hip.
Do you have a hobby, play a sport or have any special interests?
Bass Fishing is my favorite hobby. I played all kinds of sports, played soccer in college and hockey after college.
What job would you be terrible at?
Being an accountant.
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
Chris Kreh, running back for the Marquette Mustangs. In their first game this season, he rushed for 6 touchdowns and 256 yards to beat Lafayette 41-7.
Where is the most interesting place you have visited?
A trip I took to Greece and Turkey with two of my law school friends. We went to Turkey first, then from there took boats and planes to several Greek islands and then to mainland Athens, Greece.
Do you have any advice based on your area of expertise?
Never admit anything! Preparation, never get outworked.
If you could work anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
Corner Office, 400 Chesterfield Center.
What is your favorite restaurant from the St. Louis area?
Dominic’s on the Hill.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in his or her lives? Go sky diving.
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? Led Zepplin.
3 Air Purifying Plants for the Office
Can plants purify the air? According to research, plants remove toxins from the air by absorbing them into their leaves, all sorts of toxins too. Not only can they absorb carbon dioxide, but other volatile organic compounds present in the air that could impact asthma and your health. We are featuring a list of 3 plants but there are many more that act as air purifiers. Honorable mentions include aloe vera, snake plant, peace lilies, and spider plants!
This ivy plant will grow and climb if placed near filtered light. Make sure to water when the soil feels dry, this gorgeous ivy plant will remove common toxins in the air.
The ponytail palm is very stylistic with its awesome curly green leaves. Requiring very little water but bright light, it is one of the easiest plants to care for and is a great air purifier.
Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse
Not only is this plant a super air purifier, but it is also easy to care for! Place this almost anywhere and it will adapt to all different types of lighting, including fluorescent.