We met Neil (left) during our 2011 I Want to be an Ambassador! camp and were blown away by his enthusiasm. He always had a smile on his face, even at 6am as we waited for our charter bus to D.C. to arrive. We were impressed!
I’ve lived in Pittsburgh for: 16 years
I’m usually awake by: 7:00 am
My first thought in the morning: “What am I going to do today?”
My guilty pleasure TV viewing: Pokémon
I can’t let my subscription to this magazine expire: Rolling Stone
If I could only listen to one album for the rest of my life, it would be: Abbey Road by The Beatles
The most important thing on my desk: My new HP laptop.
The most inspiring thing on my desk: A picture of my family.
My signature drink: Root beer/Mt. Dew!
Style icon: Hair gelled back into a ponytail and sweater vests.
My favorite hobby: Magic the Gathering and RPG video games.
iPhone or Blackberry: iPhone
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
Mac or Windows: Windows 7 :)
Netflix or Redbox: Netflix
Dinner for breakfast or breakfast for dinner: Breakfast for dinner.
My favorite Pittsburgh neighborhood is: North Versailles
My favorite place to grab my morning coffee/tea is: Starbucks
My top 3 food picks in Pittsburgh are: Eat n’ Park. Primanti Bros. Mom’s cooking.
I’m most comfortable when: I’m with my friends and I can be my nerdy self.
The last great traveling I did: Was to Kings Island.
The quality I most value in my friends: Their kindness.
The quality I most value in myself: How I am [just like] a big kid.
My biggest pet peeve: When someone won’t listen.
My favorite discovery during I Want to be an Ambassador!: How people react [like in] the neutral comment session.
My last great surprise in life: My mom’s cancer, because it made my family stronger.
I’m most inspired by: My Aunt Deb.
People will be surprised that I: Want to be an archeologist.
Luminari has inspired me to: Try and to do my best to make a difference in the world.
Thanks for sharing with us, Neil!
Each week, What’s your inspiration? interviews out-of-the-box thinkers and problem solvers who make the Pittsburgh region a more vibrant and prosperous place to live, work and play.