Where do you live?

Ferndale, New York

What do you do for a living?

Metal Fabrication

How long have you been up here? What led you here?

27 Years. My ex wife.

What song describes your life upstate?

Psalm 121.

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

Depends on the woods.

Spring or Fall?

Fall

Route 17 or 97?

97, gimme a break.

Hunting or foraging?

Foraging.

What kind of car do you drive?

Toyota Tacoma.

Favorite restaurant?

The North End.

Favorite swimming spot?

Silver Lake.

Someone should open up a ______ here.

consciousness

Name three things a local should not be without.

A sense of humor, a thick skin and perseverance.

One tool that you use practically every day.

A torch.

What are some common errors you see new locals make?

I see thousands.

What advice would you give someone interested in moving upstate?

Stay where you are.

What keeps you here?

I can’t afford to leave.