Prepress manager. Graphic designer.

Working at Boxcar since: February 2006.

A typical day: usually I come in, turn on the computer. I check the current jobs that are going into production, and then I check on commercial and internal jobs. I also create layouts for customer approval and send files to film.

Background: I grew up in Massena, New York, and went to school in Central New York. I attended Plattsburgh for college. I have courses and degrees from B. Ramer Tech and a BFA from Plattsburgh State. I’ve worked for five companies as a graphic designer. I was also a runner for 13 years, and competed in 9 states and 3 countries, and even ran against olympians in high school and college. I did a variety of events (anything from the 200m up to a mile) but my favorite was the 400m hurdles.

Prized possession: a ceramic bear that my parents gave to me when I was born.

A cause you believe in: First Tee of America — it’s a youth organization that helps promote morality in children through sports. I grew up playing sports so I know the benefits of team sports.

A little known secret: Jasper (the Boxcar kid) knows every single country on a world map.

Important book: 1984, George Orwell.

If you’re visiting Syracuse, don’t miss: Dinosaur Barbeque – that’s where we usually take out of towners.