20 Things You Didn’t Know about Rod!!
Strive’s Finance/IT Specialist


  1. What is your favorite cereal?
    I know I’m weird, but I love Grape Nuts.
  2. Where is your favorite place to travel?
    Las Vegas.
    I love gambling and even lived there for almost 4 years.
  3. What is your favorite holiday?
    Labor Day is always my favorite holiday. It’s always the first holiday of the school year, and it’s a holiday built around BBQ, Beer, and Boating!
  4. MSU or UofM?
    MSU, of course! I bleed Green and White!
  5. What is your favorite TV show?
    Either Bob’s Burgers, Archer, Downton Abbey or Top Chef
  6. Favorite Ice Cream?
    Cookies and Cream
  7. What is your favorite board game?
    Monopoly. My friends and I used to play A LOT, and the games ended up getting very cutthroat.  Nowadays, I’ve taught my nephews all the tricks on winning
  8. What is your pet peeve?
    When people say “No Problem” when I’m a customer. I always say “My Pleasure” or  “As you wish” because in the hospitality industry the answer “No Problem” will get you fired.
  9. First concert?
    The Beach Boys
  10. Biggest Fear?
    Heights, Spiders, and Snakes.
  11. Where is one place you want to travel?
    Israel. I’ve been trying to go for about 5 years!
  12. Favorite Childhood movie?
    Grease or Grease 2.
  13. Where did you go to school?  Best memory there?
    Michigan State. One year, Tom Izzo asked me to babysit his kids at the annual Izzone campout.
  14. Do you believe in anything supernatural – aliens, ghosts, vampires etc?
    Absolutely! I saw a ghost once, and I was extremely terrified.
  15. Favorite quote?
    “If God led you to it, then God will lead you through it.”
  16. Last movie you saw?
    Star Wars 7
  17. If you can date any celebrity, who would it be?
    Hilary Duff. We share a birthday. It’s meant to be.
  18. What is your favorite drink?
    Veuve Champagne
  19. Be tickled or slapped?
    I am extremely ticklish I can’t stand it, so being slapped would be preferred
  20. If you could meet any person of history, dead or alive, who would it be?
    Franklin D. Roosevelt. He’s one of the greatest presidents of all time!
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