You’re a tax accountant. Is it as boring as people think?
Yes and no; contrary to popular belief there is almost zero math involved in accounting. The work I do is more like doing a complex puzzle. I’m not saying it’s all fun and games because I do spend most of my day in front of a computer screen entering data and such, but the other part is much more interactive and client-oriented.
You’re from Maryland and live there now. What are the hidden treasures that the DC area folk may not know about?
This is definitely a hike if you live in the district, but in Montgomery County there are two restaurants that are a must try. The first is Dogfish Head Alehouse, which has amazing beer and food. Dogfish is great if you have a group of friends that want to get together for dinner/lunch (just make sure you designate a DD ahead of time). The other is Cava in Rockville. This place has, in my opinion, the best tapas in the area. It’s a Greek restaurant and a perfect place to take a date.
You like to bowl. Where are your favorite spots?
My favorite spot has to be the bowling alley on the Navy Medical Campus in Bethesda. It is by no means the nicest, but the crowd is really relaxed and you are bound to meet someone who is friendly and easy to talk to. Bar-type alleys like the one in Chinatown are great when you’re just out with friends having a good time, but Navy Medical is good for the actual bowling.
You’ve planned events. What was your best and why?
Ah, tough question. I have to go with my most recent. Two weekends ago I planned a ’20s-themed party and it went beyond my expectations. Everyone dressed up and got really into the theme which made it that much more enjoyable. 18th Street Lounge hosted and the venue was perfect because you get that speakeasy feel there. Judging by the pictures, you can just tell everyone was having a good time and that’s what makes an event successful.
Your dream is to build a sustainable greenhouse. Tell us about that.
I can’t say this dream is mine alone because my brother is the plant science major, but I have 100 percent bought into it. I have just come to believe that there are too many things I take for granted when it comes to general consumption. The way I see it, growing your own food (as much as possible) has so many advantages. For one, you greatly reduce your carbon footprint. Second, in the long run, you’re going to save money and resources.