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Mike Valentine '84

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Friday Knight Alumni Spotlight Q&A

Tell us about yourself. Where you live now, career, and/or family news. What have you been up to since you left Geneseo?
Retired in 2010 after many years in corporate sales. I like art and paint in several mediums, also work with metals and vitreous enamel. I'm currently gutting a building to make into a studio. I have many nieces and nephews, some in college, some out. I live in the Northeast in the summer and have a home in the Southwest.

Who inspires you?    
Nature, animals, silence.

What talent would you most like to have?
Time travel.    

What is the bravest thing you've ever done?    
CPR on a dead person.

Describe a perfect weekend?    
Forests, perfect Montana spring creek, cut-throats on a dry fly.

Best advice you've received from a family member?    
Never get into a time machine.

What is your most-used emoji?
I try not to text.

If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?    
Anything from the Middle East, South Korea, Southeast Asia, and Italian of course!

What was your favorite concert or theater movie?    
Elvis Costello '89 backstage passes.

When you were a Geneseo student, where did you live?
Jones basement with all the freaks, best time ever.