People@Work: Jimmy Solomon

May. 10, 2013 @ 05:17 PM

NAME: Jimmy Solomon

AGE: 43

FAMILY: Wife, Sarah; daughter, Megan; son, Chandler; stepsons, Preston, Talon, Bryson and Layon Hilliard

POSITION: Community Services Coordinator/Senior Games and Silver Arts of Lee County Coordinator at the Enrichment Center

HOMETOWN: Sanford

What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? "Seek and Destroy" by Metallica, "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden, "Water" by Brad Paisley, "Drink in My Hand" by Eric Church and "Modern Day Cowboy" by Tesla

What is your favorite movie? "Schindler's List" or "Remember the Titans"

What is your favorite book? "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? My grandfather's pocket knife

Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? Somewhere with my wife

What was your dream job when you were a child? Astronomer, until I found out how much math is involved — then I gave up on that idea.

What would be your last meal? I'm a good Southern boy — fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

Ideal vacation spot: The Bahamas — I just went on my honeymoon and loved it!

Favorite professional sports team: Carolina Hurricanes or Carolina Panthers.

If you were given $5,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization, which would you pick? The Helping Fund at the Enrichment Center

What's the worst injury you've ever had? I broke my left arm in six places, and my right leg in nine places.

Ever had a brush with celebrity? I met Ric Flair when I was working at Li'l Dino's (now Bubba's Subs and Pizza).

What would you like to know about the future? That my kids will be happy and healthy

What's your favorite website? Facebook.com.

Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Sure, why not?

Do you have a tattoo? Yes, the initials and birth dates of my son and daughter on my right arm

Any fears or phobias? Snakes, the only good snake is a dead one!

Ever been outside the United States? Just to the Bahamas

Favorite kind of cookie? White chocolate macadamia nut

Favorite season? Summer

Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? Probably not

What's your usual wake-up time in the morning? 6:45 a.m.

Ever seen a ghost? No, ghosts don't exist.

What superhero power would you most like to have? The ability to fly

Favorite band or musical artist? Metallica

Favorite dessert? Brownies

Who's your best friend and why? I have five people I consider my best friends — Brad Boisvert, Thadd White, Chris Miller, Keith Johnson and my wife, Sarah.

If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? To stop Adolf Hilter

Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? No

If you could never hear the music of one musical artist ever again, which would it be? All music has value, even the stuff I don't like. But if I had to choose, Taylor Swift.

If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Treat others as you want to be treated.

How do you define success? To be happy

Hamburger or pizza? Hamburger — not much of a pizza fan