Where do you live?

Kauneonga Lake, NY.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a dentist during the week and palm reader on the weekends.

How long have you been up here? What led you here?
30 years.  I grew up here, went to college in Manhattan and then Dental School in Buffalo, NY.  I moved back to the area about 3 years ago when I finished residency in the city. 
What song describes your life upstate?

“Ride Wit Me” by Nelly.  I went to Monticello High School, what can I say?

What do you think about when you’re in the woods?

The beauty of nature or if anyone can see that I’m not wearing clothes…

Spring or Fall?

Summer.

Route 17 or 97?

Rte 97 is a super beautiful ride.

Hunting or foraging?

Does online shopping count?

Mode of transportation?

Preferably on the back of a Vespa Scooter.

Favorite restaurant?

Henning’s Local. Try the Chateaux Briand.

Favorite swimming spot?

The wooded cove in Kauneonga Lake adjacent to Camp Highligh.

Someone should open up a (blank) here.

A boat-in movie theater on Kauneonga Lake.

Name three things a local should not be without.

The ability to laugh at oneself, heated seats in the car and patience.

One tool that you use practically every day.

Positive energy.

What are some common errors you see new locals make?

I don’t really pay attention to who’s new or not. People are people. I’m sure we all make common errors every now and again.

What are some lessons you’ve learned?

Never take anything at face value, you can never know what lies beneath the surface.

What advice would you give someone interested in moving upstate?

Love your life and love where you live.  Also, get a jacuzzi for the winter, it’s the best in the snow.

What keeps you here?

My family, the natural beauty and the tranquility.