Central Carolina People@Work — John Ramsperger
NAME: John Ramsperger
FAMILY: Wife Tawny, sons Wilson and Ben.
POSITION: Broker/owner of Sanford Real Estate
HOMETOWN: Rochester, N.Y.
What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? I don't own an iPod.
What is your favorite movie? "It's a Wonderful Life"
What is your favorite book? "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran.
Is there a hobby you can't live without? Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Words with Friends
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? No
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? At home watching TV with the family
What was your dream job when you were a child? I didn't have one.
What are some of your favorite things? The smell of campfire, a child's laughter, smiles, hugs
What would be your last meal? If it were my last meal ... I would not be hungry.
Who would be your ideal dinner guests? (Name three, living or dead) My wife and two boys
What is something interesting most people don't know about you? My first career after college was a as counselor on a locked inpatient psychiatric ward in a hospital.
Ideal vacation spot: The Caribbean
Favorite professional sports team: Carolina Hurricanes
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a non-profit organization, which would you pick? Lee County United Way
What's the worst injury you've ever had? I broke my wrist while skiing in Quebec as a teenager.
Ever had a brush with celebrity? Not really
What would you like to know about the future? If we will ever achieve peace and understanding
What's your favorite website? craigslist.com
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Yep
Do you have a tattoo? Nope
Any fears or phobias? None
Ever been outside the United States? Yes — Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Spain
Did you have a childhood nickname? No, everyone else did but me.
Favorite kind of cookie? Chocolate chip
Favorite season? Spring
What's the hardest thing you've ever had to tell someone? That your father has died
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? Nope
What's the most embarrassing experience you've ever had at work? Setting off an alarm inside a home and meeting with police (real estate)
Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Fabio
Biggest pet peeve? People who do not honor commitments
What's your usual wake-up time in the morning? 6 a.m.
What talent do you wish you had? Play a musical instrument
Ever seen a ghost? No
What superhero power would you most like to have? To fly
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? "M*A*S*H"
Favorite band or musical artist? Lyle Lovett
To keep the stars on the flag nice and even, which state should be traded for Puerto Rico? None
What's your cell phone ring tone? Old-school telephone ring
Favorite dessert? Ice cream
Who's your best friend and why? My wife — she believes in me and understands me and loves me unconditionally.
You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time, you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog — God is watching.
If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? Nothing, the past is gone. Leave it alone.
What's your favorite condiment? Texas Pete
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? Yes, stick figures of my family, soccer sticker.
If you could never hear the music of one musical artist ever again, which would it be? Death metal
If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
How do you define success? To be happy and healthy and surrounded by the people you love
Ever wondered by Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? No
Hamburger or pizza? Hamburger
Describe your life philosophy in six words or fewer: Love your neighbor as yourself.