Graphic designer, Wilmington
By John Hamilton
What is your favorite documentary?
“Obey Giant” details the life, career and controversies of famed street artist Shepard Fairey, following his rise from punk rock and skateboarding roots, his role as one of the most influential street artists in the world and through the “HOPE” poster era.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Ocean snorkeling! I love collecting shells and watching the fish explore.
Where have you always wanted to travel to but haven’t yet?
London and Ireland.
Do you have a secret talent that not many people know of?
My family often jokes that I’m secretly Snow White. Wild things just often find their way to me. I’ve rescued turtles, chinchillas, countless birds. I started walking dogs locally and pet sitting on weekends during high school. I occasionally still pet sit but focus more on taking care of my own animals, the three chinchilla amigos Chi, Little Man and Bubbles.
What do you love most about your community?
I love our diverse community. Wilmington has always been my hometown — I grew up here, went to school here and now work here. I’ve worked in Dayton and Cincinnati, went to college in Kettering, but nowhere felt like home — Wilmington naturally does. We’re a “mini city” not too big but not too small, and close enough to the big cities to be convenient but far enough away to be rural. People are kind, caring and hard working. If they see an opportunity, they care about it enough to unite and make a difference.