Week 1 - Getting To Know Adam
** Where did you grow up and go to school?
I grew up in Roanoke Rapids, NC. I went to UNC- Wilmington and finished my degree at Southern New Hampshire University.
** Either how long have you lived in Wake Forest or why did you decide to move to Wake Forest and when?
My wife and I moved to Wake Forest in 2011. I had a job already here and the housing was more affordable here than in Raleigh where we had been living. We also fell in love with the charm of the town as well.
** What is your occupation?
I am an AR specialist for 1-800-PACK-RAT's freight division.
** The names of your spouse and children or grandchildren – optional
My wife, Kara, and I just celebrated our 3rd anniversary. We have 2 wonderful dogs - Luke a Goldendoodle and Madison a Shi-poo.
** What are your pastimes, what do you do with your leisure time?
I enjoy watching Carolina Panther's football and Atlanta Braves baseball. If I am not watching sports, I am probably at the dog park throwing the ball for Luke.
** Who are your heroes?
Teddy Roosevelt is one of my favorite politicians because he tried to do what was right by the people and would fiercely fight for them and the conservation of our beautiful land.
** Based on what you know now, what is the biggest challenge facing Wake Forest? Please don’t say growth; be much more specific if that is your answer.
Wake Forest has only 1,200 businesses for its 45,000 citizens. While our housing development has been tremendous, our business sector has been lagging. Based on the 2017 Census update, the average commute for members of our community is over 30 mins. We need more small business growth to keep up with our population growth.
** Were you at the town board work session on Sept. 3 when the commissioners heard the results of a study about incorporating the Wake Forest Fire Department into town government?
I was and found it very informative!